The site is located in Paulista (Pernambuco) and was part of the mining operation explored by Votorantim Cimentos.
The only place in Brazil where scientists have been able to clearly identify the traces of the catastrophe that killed the dinosaurs 66 million years ago is now open to visitors and university professors.
Officially called Geosite K-Pg Mina Poty, the site is in Paulista (PE) near Olinda. The area was part of the mining explorations explored by the company Votorantim Cimentos when the signature of the geological confusion caused by the impact of a meteorite was identified there at the beginning of 1990 by the geologist Gilberto Albertão, who at the time was doing a Master's degree at the Federal University of Ouro Preto under Paulo Martins' orientation.
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