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When Africa collided with Europe and the alps where formed, new rock glided underneath older rock, thus creating the amazing landscape of the UNESCO world heritage site of Sardona in the Grison mountains in eastern Switzerland. It seems not logical that the older stone is on top of the mountain and the younger stone underneath it. Some 9000 years ago the growing glacier broke the mountain and around 12km^3 of rock glided towards the bottom of the valley and the river Rhine. The result can easily be seen in the WS photo where a clean line marks the older and newer rock that was hidden before the landslide. Barely visible is the Martinsloch, a hole in the mountain trough wich the sun shines on St. Martin's day.

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