Exhibition Pyrenees

Pyrenees: From mountain range to natural resources

Beyond a physical barrier between Spain and France, Pyrenees constitute a mountain range approximately East-west on a 450 km length, between the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea. Its history extends on about 500 million years and tells the formation of 2 mountain ranges: the chain Variscan or Hercynian (325-290 million years) and the Pyrenean chain (85-20 million years). Numerous natural resources (lead, zinc, yet(now), marbles, talc) appeared further to these events and are to be discovered to the entrance of the gallery of mineralogy from October 1st till December 21st, 2018.

Exposition Pyrénées - © Damien Gendry