Valued image set: The fossil cliffs of Steigerberg
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|The fossil cliffs of Steigerberg, discovered in 1997, is a 35 million years old geotope located in Rheinhessen, Germany. It covers an area of approximately 40 × 70 meters and a height of about 15 meters. In 2002, the cliff was because of large damage caused by frost covered with sand to protect against further erosion. The images show some characteristics of a fossil cliffs as hollow throats, swirl holes and abrasion surfaces. Unfortunately this wonderful site is now covered.|