My Area of Sunny South Africa

Geology related subjects as well as others. Parys is a lovely little town on the Vaal river first established in 1872. Situated about 100km south-west from Johannesburg. Administratively its part of the Ngwathe municipality which encompasses Edenville, Heilbron, Koppies, Parys and Vredefort. GPS coordinates: 26.9008°S 27.4564°E elevation: 1400m.
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In the abraded heart of South Africa's Vredefort impact crater lurk striking green-black rocks, some of the only remnants of a magma sea that once filled the gaping crater.

Earth's Oldest and Biggest Crater Yields New Secrets

10 Biggest Impact Craters on Earth: The oldest impact crater on Earth is also the largest. Vredefort crater in South Africa

This Tiny Diamond Contains a Mineral That's Never Been Seen Before. Cullinan Diamond Mine, South Africa

This Tiny Diamond Contains a Mineral That's Never Been Seen Before

This Tiny Diamond Contains a Mineral That's Never Been Seen Before. Cullinan Diamond Mine, South Africa

Asteroids, meteorites and comets make devastating space invaders that occasionally smack into the Earth�s surface. See the evidence firsthand at Vredefort.

Vredefort Dome - Site of a meteorite collision that happened more than two million years ago, North West, South Africa

Parys railway station. The trains stopped running. It was a branch line connecting Vredefort, Parys to Dover station on the main line from Vereeniging to Kroonstad.

Parys also has a railway station, the trains stopped running. It was a branch line connecting Vredefort, Parys to Dover station on the main line from Vereeniging to Kroonstad. - Before Restouration.

A Sky View of Earth From Suomi NPP.This composite image of southern Africa and the surrounding oceans was captured by six orbits of the NASA/NOAA Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership spacecraft on April 9, 2015

1.8BILLION miles at 60,000mph to Jupiter – the mind-blowing journey of NASA's Juno probe

A Sky View of Earth From Suomi NPP.This composite image of southern Africa and the surrounding oceans was captured by six orbits of the NASA/NOAA Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership spacecraft on April 2015 [NASA]

[Documentary] Vredefort dome

[Documentary] Vredefort dome

Photo Credit: Dome Impact Tours

Photo Credit: Dome Impact Tours

Photo Credit: Dome Impact Tours

Vaal River and quartsite hills.

Two views of the dyke at Daskop, looking towards the west, are shown above. This is near the centre of the impact. Its width at the surface is a few metres, but it is hundreds of metres long where it is exposed here.

Visit Deep Impact - The Vredefort Dome

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Visit Deep Impact - The Vredefort Dome

Work on the present church started in 1899 with completion whilst the Boer War was already under way. The inauguration was mainly attended by the woman and children, since the eligible men had all been called to fight in the war. When the British took over the town they used the church as a fort.

Work on the present church started in 1899 with completion whilst the Boer War was already under way. The inauguration was mainly attended by the woman and children, since the eligible men had all been called to fight in the war. When the British took over the town they used the church as a fort.

Pronk Springbok | Landbou

Pronk Springbok | Landbou

South Africa

Parys Golf & Country Estate in Parys, Orange Free State

See 3 photos and 3 tips from 65 visitors to Parys Golf & Country Estate. The malva pudding is a must!

And off we are!

And off we are!

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