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Title: The Kaali crater field and other geosites of Saaremaa Island (Estonia): the perspectives for a geopark
Authors: Raukas, Anto
Stankowski, Wojciech
Keywords: Geopark
Meteorite–crater field
Saaremaa Island
Issue Date: Mar-2010
Publisher: Bogucki Wydawnictwo Naukowe
Citation: Geologos vo. 16 (1), 2010, pp. 59-68.
Abstract: The Island of Saaremaa in Estonia offers highly spectacular geological features that belong to the most interesting in the Baltic Sea area. A unique geological monument on the island is the Kaali meteorite–crater field, formed by nine meteorite impacts. There are also attractive coastal cliffs, huge erratics, alvars (limestone areas covered by a very thin soil) and well-developed glacial and marine landforms. Limestone cliffs and shingle beaches abound with Silurian fossils and offer great opportunities to fossil collectors. The island is a prospective geopark. During the past few years, the geology of the island has become an intensely studied object of Estonian and Polish geologists.
ISSN: 1426-8981
Appears in Collections:Geologos, 2010, 16, 1
Artykuły naukowe (WNGiG)

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