Exhibit Guide


Mino Belt

The Mino Belt is a geological belt which forms the framework of the Japanese islands. It is primarily composed of sandstone and mudstone from the Jurassic era, with chert from the Triassic and limestone from the Paleozoic. Although extremely rare, conglomerates are sometimes found in Jurassic sandstone and mudstone. One of these is the Kamiaso conglomerate.

Floor information

Exibit Contents
01The World's Oldest Mineral
02The World's Oldest Rock
03Pillow Lava
05Banded Iron Formations
07Grypania spiralis
09Mino Belt
10Kamiaso Conglomerate
11Japan's Oldest Rock
12CHIME Dating
13The Original Home of Japan's Oldest Rocks
14Hichiso and the Radiolaria
15Geological Model