The Eocene epoch, lasting from 56 to 33.9 million years ago, is a major division of the geologic timescale and the second epoch of the Paleogene Period in the Cenozoic Era. (wiki)

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Heard and McDonald Islands The base rock formation in the Heard Island is marine geology formation of middle Eocene to early Oligocene limestones; the volcanic eruptions over lie these formations. (Wiki)
Hyrcanian Forests The nominated property contains Arcto-Tertiary relicts from broad-leaved forests that 25-50 million years ago covered most parts of the Northern Temperate Zone. (AB ev)
Kenya Lake System The East African Rift came into being approximately 40 million years ago as the African tectonic plate began to split
Messel Pit Die Geschichte des Messeler Ölschiefers beginnt vor etwa 48 Millionen Jahren im Eozän (wiki)
Ogasawara Islands The Ogasawara Islands were formed around 48 million years ago. (Wiki)
Pyrénées - Mont Perdu Ces sédiments occupant une mer peu profonde ont été surélevés lors de la formation de la chaîne des Pyrénées il y a 40 millions d'années (wiki)
Sagarmatha National Park Der Mount Everest ist, wie der gesamte Himalaya, während der alpidischen Gebirgsbildung entstanden. Die Konvergenz der indischen Platte und der eurasischen Platte führte zur Schliessung der Tethys mit Beginn vor etwa 50 Millionen Jahren im Eozän und in Folge zur Kollision der Kontinente Indien und Asien. (Wiki)
Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona Entlang der weit herum sichtbaren Linie, der "Glarner Hauptüberschiebung", schoben sich 250-300 Mio. Jahre alte Gesteine über eine Distanz von 35- 40 Kilometern auf viel jüngere, 35-50 Mio. Jahre alte Gesteine.
Three parallel rivers of Yunnan The property is of outstanding value for displaying the geological history of the last 50 million years associated with the collision of the Indian Plate with the Eurasian Plate, the closure of the ancient Tethys Sea, and the uplifting of the Himalaya Range and the Tibetan Plateau. (crit viii)
Wadi Al-Hitan The rocks present at Wadi Al-Hitan are all Middle to Late Eocene in age (wiki)


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