Did you know that the Upper Rhine Rift hosts one of the largest gravel and sand deposits in central Europe?

Did you know that the sediments in the Upper Rhine Rift in Southwest Germany, more specifically Baden-Württemberg, is among the largest deposits of aggregates (sand and gravel raw materials) in central Europe?

In an area of 300 km length and 30-40 km width, the Upper Rhine Rift yields exploitable sand and gravel of up to 120 m thicknesses. In the year 2017, more than 18 Mio tons of products were exploited making Baden-Württemberg self-sufficient. The State Geological Survey of Baden-Württemberg (LGRB) provides further details also on other resources via Baden-Württemberg Online Map and at the GeoERA information platform EGDI.