Mt Jaya Wijaya s are named for the mountain range that extends lengthwise in the center of the province of West Papua and Papua (Indonesia) to Papua New Guinea on the island Newguinea. Rows of Mountains which have some of the highest peak in Indonesia was formed by the removal of the sea floor thousands of years ago. Although located at an altitude of 4800 masl, fossilized sea shells, for example, can be seen in limestone and clastic rocks contained in Jayawijaya Mountains. Therefore, in addition to the sport climbers paradise, paradise Jayawijaya Mountains also became the world’s geological research of particular interest.
Mt Jaya Wijaya is also the only mountain and mountain in Indonesia which has a peak covered with eternal snow. Although not all of the cluster peak Jayawijaya Mountains with snow. Snow owned by several peaks even at this time was lost due to global climate change. According to geological theory, originally the world only have a continent named Pangea at 250 million years ago. The continent Pangea split into two by forming Laurasia continent and Eurasian continent. Eurasian continent burst back into the continent Gonwana which would later become the mainland of South America, Africa, India, and Australia.
Deposition occurred in a very intensive Australian continent, plus the plate collision between the Indo-Pacific with the Indo-Australian on the seabed. Plate collision resulted island arc, which also became the forerunner of the islands and mountains in Papua. Due to the continuous removal, sedimentation and tectonic events along the sea, within a period of millions of years to produce such high mountains that can be seen today. Evidence that the high mountains of New Guinea and its been a part of the deep seafloor fossils can be seen from the left on the rocks Jaya Wijaya.
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