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Doly u Luže

General Characteristics

County (administration): Pardubice Region
District (town): Chrudim
Cadastre: Doly
Map 1 : 50 000 (sheet No): 1433, 14331
Geological region: Czech Cretaceous Basin - E-Bohemian and W-Moravian Cretaceous; Chrudim Cretaceous; Králíky Furrow; Police Basin
Accessibility: - passable footpath
ID : 3599


Short characteristics of the site: This locality is represented by rocky outcrop overlooking the Krounka River valley. The rocky cliffs expose Cretaceous sediments of Cenomanian and Lower Turonian ages. They overlay a base made of the Rychmburk greywackes. They are probably of the Palaeozoic age (possibly of Lower Carboniferous - Culm). The oldest Cretaceous sediments are of the Cenomanian age and consist of quartzose sandstones and bituminous sandstone with flora of the freshwater Cenomanian. This section continues with overlying disintegrated sandstones and younger beds of solid quartzose sandstone. This sequence is unique and allows to reconstruct the evolution of oldest swedimentary enviroments in the Bohemian Cretaceous Basin.This locality belongs to the National Geopark "Železné hory - the Iron Mountains ".
Regional geologic unit: Bohemian Massif - superficial deposits and post-Variscian magmatites - Cretaceous - Czech Cretaceous Basin
Stratigraphy: mezozoikum - křída - svrchní křída - cenoman
Subject: geology, lithology, paleontology, sedimentology, stratigraphy
Geological phenomenon: unconformity, lithological boundary, cliff, transgression, bed, outcrop, fossils-flora
Genesis: sedimentary
Rock: sandstone, greywacke, claystone, coal

Territorial conservation

Level of protection: Registered interesting geological localities
Protection of a geol. phenomenon: C - Geological phenomenon is the reason for a registration in the database of CGS
Part of the Geopark: Železné hory
Conflicts of interests: private property


DOUCEK, Jan (2012): Národní Geopark Železné hory - mapování. Závěrečná zpráva, MS Vodní zdroje Chrudim, spol. s r. o.

Elaboration and Updating

Elaborated by: Králová Anna, 30.10.12
Updated by: Kukal Zdeněk 21.09.17, Kukal Zdeněk 26.09.17


The database Significant geological localities of the Czech Republic: 3599 [online]. Prague: Czech Geological Survey, 1998 [cit. 2023-12-04]. Available from: http:// lokality.geology.cz/3599.

Location in map:

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výchozy v zářezu Krounky,  kontakt  křídových uhelných prachovců a pískovců s paleozoickými horninami v podloží (rychnburské droby), Anon, 2013
Vrstva křídového uhlí, mocná cca 1 m, nad řekou Krounkou., Jan Doucek, 2013
výchozy v zářezu Krounky,  kontakt  křídových uhelných prachovců a pískovců s paleozoickými horninami v podloží (rychnburské droby), Anon, 2013

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