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Alpstein | Säntis

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View from Schwägalp to the sequence of hard limestone and softer, more densely vegetated marl layers of Säntis (2502 m). All these rocks formed in the Cretaceous at the N shelf of the Tethys ocean. This so-called Helvetic system is commonly exposed in Switzerland.

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on Sunday 20 August 2023 by Martin Mergili
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