Puijo, the mountain
75-meter tower on Puijo Mountain – the sightseeing attraction of Kuopio – has been chosen a starting point of the Mining Road route from the Finnish side. The citizens call this tower “core”. There is information that in fine weather you can see the final point of the route – the city of Petrozavodsk. Puijo Tower rises 306 meters above sea level and 224 meters above Kallavesi lake. The landscape spreading around the tower looks like an open book. Here you can see certain topographic forms and formations that appeared billions of years ago under the most mysterious circumstances. 11 000 years ago released by continental glacier Puijo Mountain was an island in the Yoldia Sea. Modern landscape is the result of the landscape raise due to reliction. Around Puijo Tower there is a route, where in different rocks the stages of their geological development are presented.The excursion is based on the materials of the collection of popular scientific articles - "Mining Road" (the authors are Tapani Tervo and Satu Hietala). The excurtion is elaborated within the frameworks of the project "Mining Road". The project is financed by the European Union, the Russian Federation and the Republic of Finland.
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