Barberton Makhonjwa Mountains

Barberton Makhonjwa Mountains
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Barberton Makhonjwa Mountains is a range of small mountains best known for having some of the oldest exposed rocks on Earth.

The rocks are estimated to be between 3.2 and 3.6 billion years old, dating from the Paleoarchean. Scientists have also found evidence of the largest terrestrial meteor impact event to date near the area.

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Full Name
Barberton Makhonjwa Mountains
Unesco ID
1575
Country
South Africa
Inscribed
2018
Type
Natural
Criteria
8
Categories
Natural landscape - Mountain
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Site History

2018 Advisory Body overruled

IUCN advised Referral

2018 Inscribed

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