The information platform of the Swiss geology community


Boreholes provide information about the composition of the ground. They also serve a particular purpose: for example, for the production of natural gas or as preparation for construction methods (© BGS, P001441).

Quaternary geology

The Quaternary is marked by the appearance of man as well as repeated glacial/interglacial cycles (© swisstopo).


Geophysics deals with all of the Earth’s relevant physical phenomena. It includes various fields and can be subdivided according to research methods and their relevant applications (© CREALP-PNR 20).


The Glarus thrust is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site Tectonic Arena Sardona (© IG Tektonikarena Sardona; Foto: Ruedi Homberger, Arosa).


Topic of the month
The Geology Portal regularly presents a new "topic of the month". 

Summaries of media communications on the subject of geology 

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