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Barberton Makhonjwa Mountains

Barberton Makhonjwa Mountains

Situated in north-eastern South Africa, the Barberton Makhonjwa Mountains comprises 40% of the Barberton Greenstone Belt, one of the world’s oldest geological structures. The property represents the best-preserved succession of volcanic and sedimentary rock dating back 3.6 to 3.25 billion years and forms a diverse repository of information on surface conditions, meteorite impacts, volcanism, continent-building processes and the environment of early life.

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Montagnes de Barberton Makhonjwa

Les Montagnes de Barberton Makhonjwa, qui se trouvent au nord-est de l’Afrique du Sud, englobent 40% de la ceinture de roches vertes de Barberton, une des plus anciennes structures géologiques de notre planète. Ce bien représente la succession de roches volcaniques et sédimentaires la mieux préservée datant de 3,6 à 3,25 milliards d’années, et constitue un dépôt diversifié d'informations sur les conditions de surface, les impacts des météorites, le volcanisme, les processus de formation des continents et l'environnement du début de la vie.

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Sandspruit River, southern area © Dion Brandt