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Sat, 17 Apr


Eifel lectures by LGP

Lecture by LGP: the Eifel

geology and fossils in the Eifel by Landelijk Geological Platform

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Lecture by LGP: the Eifel
Lecture by LGP: the Eifel

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17 Apr 2021, 10:00 – 10:05

Eifel lectures by LGP

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10.00-10.50 am: Geology of the Eifel by Marcel van Schoor, HOVO teacher of geology 

11.00-11.50 am: Fossils from the Eifel by Paul Hille, amateur geologist and economist from Amsterdam 

11.50-13.00: Break 

13.00-13.50 hrs: Minerals from the Eifel by Henk Smeets, amateur mineralogist and author of “Microminerals” 

The Eifel is the eastern part of the medium plateau Eifel-Ardennes. It is located north of 

the Moselle and west of the Rhine. The largest part is in Germany, a small part is in eastern 

Belgium. In the Tertiary, there was strong volcanic activity in the Eifel. The . also refers to this 

name Vulkaneifel in the southeastern part. The last eruptions took place 10,000 years ago. 

Research shows that this area is still geologically active: the entire Eifel area rises 1 to 2 mm 

per year. In the past there were inactive phases of 10,000 to 20,000 years, suggesting 

that an eruption is certainly possible in the coming centuries. The area is popular for mineral and 

fossil seekers. 

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