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Geology

Geology

Our Museum has several different types of rock formations on display that gives the visitor an insight in the geological history of the island. An example of this is a piece of Point Blanche rock formation. This layered rock is a result of crystallization of lime stone and dates back to about 15 million years.

About two million years ago St. Maarten, Anguilla and St. Barths were one island. This was visible because the sea level was about 36 meters lower than it is today.

In the Museum a 3dimensial map of what was then know as greater St. Maarten can be viewed.

For more information see "ENVIRONMENT."