Gankomyaku Downstream of Takasago BridgeGeosite 15
The strip-like white patterns running in succession inside the metamorphic rock (en echelon vein) is called a Gankomyaku (literally means "the vein of the flight formation of geese" in Japanese) as it evokes an imagery of wild geese flying in succession.
An en echelon vein is a crack that occurs in the process of rock rising from deep underground, and the gap of the crack is filled with white quartz and calcite.
- Train: Approx. 15-minute walk from Chichibu Railway Nogami Station.
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