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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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Vredefort Dome in Parys, Free State. The Vredefort dome is the oldest and largest meteorite impact site (Asrobleme) in the world. Formed an estimated . Meteor Crater, Memento Mori, Impact Event, Deep Impact, Free State, Places Of Interest, Tsunami, World Heritage Sites, Minerals

Earth's Oldest and Biggest Crater Yields New Secrets

Geologists report finding pockets of impact melt and impact ejecta from Vredefort crater, the oldest and largest crater on Earth.

Map of South Africa showing the location of the Vredefort Dome, the remains of a impact crater. The interrupted line circle, in diameter, marks the extent of the original crater African History, Earth Science, Heritage Site, Geology, Astronomy, South Africa, Growing Up, Fun Facts

Vredefort crater - South Africa The asteroid that hit Vredefort is estimated to have been one of the largest ever to strike Earth (at least since the Hadean Eon some four billion years ago), thought to have been approximately 5–10 km (3.1–6.2 mi) in diameter. The bolide that created the Sudbury Basin could have been even larger.[3] The original crater was estimated to have a diameter of roughly 300 km (190 mi),[2] although this has been eroded away. It would have been larger than the 250…

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Vredefort Dome - World Heritage Site - Things to Do in Free State

Vredefort Dome, approximately 120km south-west of Johannesburg, is part of a larger meteorite impact structure, or astrobleme....

For the first time, scientists have found calcium silicate perovskite on the surface of Earth.It may be the fourth most abundant mineral on Earth, but it had never been seen before by human … Largest Animal Ever, British Crown Jewels, Diamond Picture, Diamond Mines, Earth Surface, Large Animals, Jewelry Photography, Geology, South Africa

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

A mine renowned for its gigantic diamonds has helped scientists uncover a mineral never seen before in nature.

Vredefort Dome - The largest and most visible meteorite impact crater on Earth! A meteorite larger than Table Mountain slammed into the g. Free State, Port Elizabeth, Kruger National Park, Pretoria, Most Beautiful Cities, World Heritage Sites, Cape Town, Science And Technology, Geology

VREDEFORT DOME WORLD HERITAGE SITE - FREE STATE - SOUTH AFRICA

Vredefort Dome - The largest and most visible meteorite impact crater on Earth! A meteorite larger than Table Mountain slammed into the ground near what is now Vredefort in the Free State. The resulting thousand-megaton blast of energy was nature's equivalent of a nuclear catastrophe. Except that in this case, life was probably kick-started by the development of oxygen and multicellular life linked to the impact. Excavating a crater 90km wide and 20km deep, the explosion and shock wave…

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Dell, Cheetah centre, Parys, South Africa

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Die foto, deur Johan Norval van Landbouweekblad, is in 2014 aangewys as die Foto van die Jaar deur Landbouwkrywers SA.

Background information and travel tips on visiting Vredefort Dome, one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in South Africa. Travel Around The World, Around The Worlds, Hiking Routes, Africa Travel, World Heritage Sites, Trip Planning, Places To See, South Africa, National Parks

Vredefort Dome UNESCO World Heritage Site, South Africa

Background information and travel tips on visiting Vredefort Dome, one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in South Africa.

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. Mountain Pass, Deep Impact, Pinterest Images, Geology, South Africa, River, World, Centre

Visit Deep Impact - The Vredefort Dome

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.

Vredefort Dome: view of the upturned and faulted Hospital Hill quartzite from Steenkampsberg towards the northeast Geology, South Africa, River, Afrikaans, Outdoor, Outdoors, Outdoor Games, The Great Outdoors, Rivers

Vredefort Dome: view of the upturned and faulted Hospital Hill quartzite from Steenkampsberg towards the northeast

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Visit Deep Impact - The Vredefort Dome

The Vredefort Impact Site area today

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. Free State, Geology, South Africa, Trains, Running, Country, City, Building, Places

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points of interest and attractions in Parys Free State

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