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Geology is an  earth science comprising the study of  solid Earth , the  rocks  of which it is composed, and the processes by which they change.

The  geology of Norway  encompasses the history of earth that can be interpreted by rock types found in Norway, and the associated sedimentological history of soils and rock types.

The Norwegian mountains were formed around 400 million years ago (Ma) during the Caledonian orogeny.

Geological Norway is everywhere impressive present, interesting because of the visible structure, colors, and the way it makes a composition with the skies above, the water running over it, and between, creating waterfalls, streams and rivers, and because of that creating the right environment for plants and animals. The endless mountainous solidity creates an unforgettable powerful energy, makes you aware of space, of earth and universe, of height, depths, and yourself, in an overwhelming experience of natural majesty, where details become one with the wholeness of life. 

 Photo: taken in July 2016, Raggsteindalvegen, Hol Kommune
Photo: Taken on the other side of the Riksvei 50, at Vierbotnvatni. The plant is named Gulsildre, and is hanging at a mountain side, which is composed out of probably schist (quartzite).
When reading what Schist is, I become aware of what Arne Næss once said about a mountain. He saw it as a huge collection of minerals.

 (pronounced  / ʃ ɪ s t /   shist ) is a medium-grade metamorphic rock with medium to large, flat, sheet-like grains in a preferred orientation (nearby grains are roughly parallel). It is defined by having more than 50% platy and elongated minerals,  often finely interleaved with quartz and  feldspar.  These lamellar (flat, planar) minerals  include  micas chlorite talc hornblende , graphite , and others.  Quartz  often occurs in drawn-out grains to such an extent that a particular form called quartz schist is produced. Schist is often  garnetiferous . Schist forms at a higher temperature and has larger grains than  phyllite .   Geological foliation  (metamorphic arrangement in layers) with medium to large grained flakes in a preferred sheetlike orientation is called schistosity .