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Added in: january 2014
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Geology site description:

In Hoegaarden fossil tree trunks have been uncovered during the construction of the high speed line that was built in 1999-2001. The fossil wood comes from the swamp cypres Glyptostroboxylon sp. and comes from the Eocene period.

A small portion of the finds have been preserved in the geosite Goudberg. In the summer months, the site can be visitted on the weekends. See the Website for more information.

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Hoegaarden is located in the center of Belgium, about 25 kilometers southeast of Leuven. The geosite Goudsberg is located northwest of the town along the railroad.

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