Mount Yimeng nominated UNESCO Global Geoparks

Official documents on nominating 11 sites as new UNESCO Global Geoparks unveiled by UNESCO Global Geoparks Council.

April 15, 2019 (Linyi China) --  The   UNESCO   Global   Geoparks   Council unveiled official documents on nominating 11 sites as new UNESCO Global Geoparks for the period 2019-2022. According to the documents, Yimengshan (Mount Yimeng) in Linyi City, east China’s Shandong Province is listed in these nominations.

In accordance with Section 5.5 of the Operational Guidelines for UNESCO Global Geoparks as approved by the 38th session of the General Conference (38 C/Resolution 23), these nominations decided  upon  by  the  UNESCO  Global  Geoparks  Council  are submitted  to  the  Executive  Board  for  its  endorsement.  

The territory of Yimengshan is located in Linyi City, east China’s Shandong Province and has maximum elevation of 1,156 m. The area lies in the uplift belt of western Shandong Province. It mainly consists of north-west trending basement folds and ductile shear belts. During its long geological evolution, various geological landscapes were formed. The geoheritage of international significance is the oldest strata in  north  China.  It  represents  China’s  only  komatiite  with  spinifex  texture  and  is  one  of  the  few  greenstone  belts  in  the  world.  This  tonalite-trondhjemite-granodiorite  (TTG)  and  potash  granite  of  different ages reflects stages of early crust formation and is also the biggest kimberlite-type diamond mine in Asia with the biggest ore reserve and its old mining site.