IUGS Geological Heritage Sites

WHS represented on the list of IUGS Geological Heritage Sites.

Connected Sites

Site Rationale Link
Andrefana Dry Forests Tsingy of Bemaraha
Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks Burgess Shale Cambrian Palaeontological Record
Chaîne des Puys The Holocene Puy-de-Dôme and Petit-Puy-de-Dôme volcanoes
Chengjiang Fossil Site Cambrian Chengjiang Fossil Site and Lagerstätte
Dinosaur Provincial Park Dinosaur Provincial Park
Giant's Causeway The Paleocene volcanic rocks of the Giant’s Causeway and Causeway Coast
Grand Canyon The Great Unconformity at Grand Canyon
Grand Canyon The Grand Canyon
Gros Morne National Park Mohorovičić discontinuity at Gros Morne National Park
Göreme NP The Miocene Cappadocian Ignimbrites sequence
Heritage of Mercury The giant mercury deposit of the Almadén syncline
Hierapolis-Pamukkale Pamukkale Travertines
Iguacu Iguazú / Iguaçu waterfalls
Iguazu National Park Iguazú / Iguaçu waterfalls
Joggins Fossil Cliffs “Coal Age” Joggins Fossil Cliffs
Kilimanjaro National Park The Pleistocene Kilimanjaro Volcano
Kinabalu Park Mount Kinabalu Neogene Granite
Los Glaciares Perito Moreno Glacier
Lut Desert Yardang (Kalut) in the Lut Desert
Messel Pit Eocene paleontological record of Messel Pit Fossil site
Mistaken Point Ediacaran fossil site of Mistaken Point
Namib Sand Sea Namib Sand Sea
Ngorongoro Palaeoanthropological sites of Human Evolution of Laetoli – Olduvai Gorge
Okavango Delta The Okavango Delta
Rio de Janeiro The Sugar Loaf monolith of Rio de Janeiro
Sagarmatha National Park The Ordovician rocks of Mount Everest
Skocjan Caves Škocjan Caves in the Classical Karst
South China Karst Shilin Karst
Uluru Uluru inselberg
Victoria Falls Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls
Yellowstone The Yellowstone volcanic and hydrothermal system


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  1. Not be "self evident"
  2. Link at least 3 different sites
  3. Not duplicate or merely subdivide the "Category" assignment already identified on this site.
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  5. Be explained, with reference to a source