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Earthcache Gleitfalte Glees

 Earthcache Gliding Fold Glees

by ice13-333     Germany > Rheinland-Pfalz > Ahrweiler

N 50° 25.764' E 007° 13.885' (WGS84)

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Status: Available
 Time required: 0:30 h   Route: 1.0 km
 Hidden on: 12 December 2009
 Listed since: 14 December 2009
 Last update: 23 May 2012
 Listing: https://opencaching.de/OC9A85

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Parking at: N50 25,691 E007 13,778
The fold can be found at: N50 25,764 E007 13,885
And an information panel about the fold: N50 25,758 E007 13,900

The road to the fold is marked with wooden marker, please follow them and stay on the roads, because the fold is located in a conservation area.
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Dachsbusch is a nature reserve in the municipal area Glees in Ahrweiler (Rheinland-Pfalz). It was declared by the district government of Koblenz by decree-law of 17 February 1984. It has a size of seven hectares. Protective purpose is the preservation of the geological outcrop, particularly the periglacial slip fold, for scientific reasons.
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The Gliding Fold in Glees

On the west side of the Dachsbusch a big gliding fold was developed due to digging. This gliding fold is a volcanologist and climate historically ground monument of great importance.

The origin of this geological attraction you can imagine are as follows:
During the various ice ages were the Rhenish Slate Mountains not glaciated. There was, however, permafrost during this cold period over longer periods of time. Also, the slope of the Dachsbusch with his ashes blanket was permanently frozen many feet deep. At times, this ground thawed in the upper 1 to 2 meters. Because of that the slope with wet ash began to slide down slowly. The seasonal changes alternated thawing (sunlit western slope) and refreezing often. The recurvaturezone of the gliding fold therefore characterized an isotherm, below the soil was permanently frozen for some time. Then the Dachsbusch was overflaunt by loess. This is visible as a thin yellow band. While the weather had still cold conditions with slope flow, flowed large pieces of basalt with loessmash downhill from the peak. This mentioned geological and climatic events probably occurred in the penultimate ice age.
At a later stage the Dachsbusch was showered by pumicetufferuptions on the eastern edge of the Wehrer cauldron. Through these deposits the gliding fold was protected from erosion.

In an outcrop on the western slope of Hill 371, you can see the age progression of the Wehrer-phonolite-ejecta. Here, the reddish Hüttenberg ejecta from the gray-Gleeser ejecta (top formation on the sliding fold) is superimposed.
Source: http://www.geomontanus.com/seiten/gleitfalte.htm

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To log this earthcache please fulfill the following tasks:
Before logging, please mail the answers to the following questions, you can log directly, i´ll write you an info, if there is something wrong or missing:
1) How old is the gliding fold approximately?
2) What had protected the gliding fold?
After Logpermission:
3) Upload a photo with you or your gps at one of the both coordinates above (fold or information panel)
4) Upload a drawing or model of the gliding fold (logging requirement as guidelines want you to study about the place)

Thanks for your visit, I hope you enjoyed it.

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This geocache is probably placed within a nature reserve! Please see here for further information.
Naturschutzgebiet Dachsbusch (Info)

This geocache is probably placed within the following protected areas (Info): Landschaftsschutzgebiet Rhein-Ahr-Eifel (Info)

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Log entries for Earthcache Gleitfalte Glees    Found 14x Not found 0x Note 2x

Found 29 September 2020, 15:41 chloderic found the geocache

Schönen Dank für die Ausarbeitung dieses informativen Earthcaches.
Hier hatte ich vor vielen Jahren mal einen anderen Cache gelegt und freue mich nun, das dieser Ort weiter thematisiert ist.

Gruss

chloderic

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Found 30 July 2016 Dagobert2010 found the geocache

Eine interessante geologische Lehrstunde, die ich hier erleben durfte Cool. Es ist kaum zu glauben, was hier vor vielen Jahren stattgefunden hat und noch immer die Region prägt Lächelnd.

Herzlichen Dank für die interessante Weiterbildung
Dagobert2010

Found 29 July 2016 Määnzer found the geocache

Auf der kleinen Relax-Tour auch hier mal kurz vorbeigeschaut.

Vielen Dank für diesen Earth-Cache.

**TFTC und viele Grüße aus Meenz. [:P]**
**MÄÄNZER - HB**

Found 28 July 2016 Jiver78 found the geocache

Auf einer geologisch geführten Tour ging es für mich (und einen Bus voller Geocacher) rund um Mendig und den Laacher See. Earthcaches waren da selbstverständlich das Hauptthema.

Hier war ein weiterer Aufstieg vonnöten. Fasziniert erklärte unser buseigener Wissenschaftlicher das Zustandekommen dieser geologischen Formation.

Ein herzliches Danke für den Cache an ice13-333 und an Sven von Loga für die fachkundige Führung!

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last modified on 01 August 2016

Found 17 May 2015, 21:00 LadySaratius found the geocache

Heute war dann auch schon wieder der Rückfahrtstag angebrochen und es ging von Mainz für hareb, meinen AgentSchmidt und mich zurück nach Hamburg.
Nicht allerdings ohne zwischendrin etwas zu cachen.
Unser erstes Stopziel sollte der Laacher See mit seiner tollen Natur und den Earthcachen werden.
Auf dem Weg dorthin konnten wir noch das eine oder andere Döschen einsammeln.
Hier in der Vulkaneiffel angekommen waren wir mehr als beeindruckt von der tollen Landschaft und den Besonderheiten in dieser Landschaft. Was wir hier alles entdecken durften war großartig.
Danke für's Herlocken :-)
Danke für den Cache :-)

Viele Grüße aus Hamburg
LadySaratius
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