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Westerwald


Like the rest of the Rhinian Slate Mountains, this area is formed by folded and metamorphized rocks, the remains of the almost completely eroded variszian orogeny. Devonian Sediments are covered partly by igneous rocks, especially basaltic rocks and tufa. Typical natural resources are slate, limestone, clay and iron ore.

The limestone deposits are located in the eastern, Hessian part of the Westerwald. They are fossilized Devonian reefs, surrounded by non carbonatic deep water sediments. Namely there is limestone near Breitscheid and near Homburg.

Sights of This Region

 Alvensleben-Adit |  Historic Slate Mine Assberg Assberg |  Grube Bindweide |  Karst Trail Breitscheid-Erdbach |  Grube Georg Mine Head |  Herbstlabyrinth-Adventhöhle-System |  Tonbergbaumuseum Westerwald


See also


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