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Weekly Gem #11 A nice outcome from a big impact

Published 2/21/2015

Location:  This 'hidden gem' is in Boda, Sweden.  (see Clue Me! beta map ).  An odd geological feature, with a pleasant outcome, and the reason it's there.

Clue

Do things look a little...sideways...to you?

Description

Styggforsen is a 36 meter waterfall located in a nature reserve north of Rättvik, Sweden.

Why It's Interesting

In English, "stygg forsen" translates to "the naughty rapids." A great place for a short hike, Styggforsen is beautiful, quiet, and secluded in the woods. In addition, the nearby exposed rock surfaces have unusual vertical layers, a result of a meteor impact 377 million years ago in central Sweden.