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Borek - kaňon

General Characteristics

County (administration): Liberec Region
District (town): Semily
Cadastre: Štěpánovice u Rovenska pod Troskami
Map 1 : 50 000 (sheet No): 0334, 03342
Geological region: Czech Cretaceous Basin - Labe & Čáslav Cretaceous; Cretaceous of the Dlouhá mez
Accessibility: - passable footpath
ID : 3243


Short characteristics of the site: Bohemian Cretaceous Basin. Erosional gully cutting the morphological unit of a cuesta of Borek Rocks. In this section ill-sorted coarse grained current bedded sandstones occur. Sandstones are fossiliferous, some ferruginous incrustation were observed. This section is interpreted as an individual prograding delta body.
Regional geologic unit: Bohemian Massif - superficial deposits and post-Variscian magmatites - Cretaceous - Czech Cretaceous Basin
Stratigraphy: mezozoikum - křída - svrchní křída
Subject: sedimentology
Geological phenomenon: rock, canyon, incrustation, characteristic rock
Genesis: sedimentary
Rock: sandstone

Territorial conservation

Level of protection: Nature monument
Additional information: See the Digital register of the Agency for Nature Conservation and Landscape Protection of the Czech Republic AOPK ČR
Protection of a geol. phenomenon: A - Protected Area: (declared as Geological and Biological Locality)
Part of the Geopark: Bohemian Paradise
Conflicts of interests: without conflicts


Čech, S., et.al. (2011): Základní geologická mapa České republiky 1 : 25 000 s Vysvětlivkami 03-342 Rovensko pod Troskami. - Česká geologická služba. Praha.

Elaboration and Updating

Elaborated by: Čech Stanislav, 15.07.10
Updated by: Čech Stanislav 12.11.11, Kukal Zdeněk 26.11.12, Kukal Zdeněk 26.11.12


The database Significant geological localities of the Czech Republic: 3243 [online]. Prague: Czech Geological Survey, 1998 [cit. 2023-12-04]. Available from: http:// lokality.geology.cz/3243.

Location in map:

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Klinoformy v pískovcích Boreckých skal. , Stanislav Čech, 2010
Kaňon v přírodní rezervaci Borecké skály., Daniel Smutek, 2010

(C) 2003-2012 ČGS, verse aplikace 1.21 [3.2.2016]