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Barberton Mountains, South Africa

The mountains around the town of Barberton, South Africa, are rich in both history and prehistory. Referred to as the Barberton Greenstone, these mountains derive their name from their greenish hue, and they comprise what may be the world’s best-known greenstone belt.


NASA image created by Jesse Allen, using Landsat data provided by the United States Geological Survey. Caption by Michon Scott

Published November 23, 2008
Data acquired May 30, 2001

Source:
Landsat 7 > ETM+