Exhibit Guide


Geological Model

As the model shows, the geology of the Hichiso region is largely made up of chert, sandstone and mudstone. The hard chert is resistant to erosion and forms continuous ridges with large V-shaped fold structures. These fold structures can even be seen from satellites.

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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