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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, Deep Impact, Free State, To Infinity And Beyond, Places Of Interest, World Heritage Sites, Solar System, Target

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, Fun Facts, Growing Up

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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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.

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Pseudotachylite - Leeukop quarry where the worlds finest display of pseudotachylite _friction melt rock indicating a meteorite impact_Vredefort Dome - World Heritage Site - Things to Do in Free State

The Vredefort Dome, a World Heritage Site in the North West province. North West Province, Free State, Space Invaders, World Heritage Sites, Geology, South Africa, Places To Visit, Country Roads, African

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

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

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

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, List Of Countries, Salvia, Africa Travel, World Heritage Sites, Trip Planning, South Africa, Outdoor

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.

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, Inner World, Folk Music, Geology, Astronomy, South Africa, Trains, Running, Country

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.

[Documentary] Vredefort dome Geology, Documentary, South Africa, Earth Science

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