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Mount Apoi Geopark

Mount Apoi is located in Hokkaido, the northernmost island of the Japanese Archipelago. It is 810 metres high and its name derives from the language of the indigenous Ainu people of Hokkaido. The most distinctive feature of Mt Apoi Global Geopark is its peridotites from the Earth's mantle. The pure peridotites on and around the mountain contain valuable information about the Earth's mantle, which is of great scientific interest. Mt Apoi provides geological information on plate collision, masses of solidified magma, and rocks from the distant southern seas.

Mt. Apoi Geopark was certified as a Japanese Geopark in 2008, and it has been designated as a UNESCO Global Geopark since 2015. Efforts are made to provide increased opportunities for people to learn about and enjoy Mt. Apoi Geopark via related information and various events. 

 

 

 

 

Contact: 

Yuka Omae
Mt.Apoi Geopark promotion council, Samani Town office
1-21 Odori, Samani Town, Hokkaido prefecture, JAPAN
E-MAIL : apoi.geopark@festa.ocn.ne.jp

FACEBOOK : https://www.facebook.com/mt.apoigeopark.en 

 

 

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