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Location No. 07

Located along the street between Händelöp and Västervik next to the village Hasthagen. Park in the gateway.

R: 1551638 - H: 6499597
RT 90: N 57° 49' 53.8'' - E 016° 26' 47.4''
WGS 84: N 57° 49' 52.6'' - E 016° 26' 36.7''

Keywords: esker, Quaternary


Description:

The esker is well-preserved and due to it's dimension hard to ignore. It is formed as a long, flat ridge and strikes roughly NW-SE. Eskers are built out of well-sorted gravel, here predominantly of metaquartzites, probably from the Västervik-Formation.

Other parts of the esker can also be found in several areas in the outskirts of Västervik (cf. geological map of Svenonius 1907).


Study Questions:
  • Can you detect other source rocks from the gravel besides the metaquartzites?


Further Reading:

Svenonius, F., 1907. Beskrivning till kartbladet Västervik, SGU, Aa 137.



Fig. 4.7a-c: Partial views of the esker. The typical shape is easy to spot.

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Fig. 4.7a
Fig. 4.7a

Fig. 4.7b
Fig. 4.7b

Fig. 4.7c
Fig. 4.7c
 

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