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Bílý Kůň

General Characteristics

County (administration): Pardubice Region
District (town): Chrudim
Cadastre: Střemošice
Map 1 : 50 000 (sheet No): 1431, 14313
Geological region: Czech Cretaceous Basin - E-Bohemian and W-Moravian Cretaceous; Chrudim Cretaceous; Králíky Furrow; Police Basin
Accessibility: - no traffic restriction ( by car)
ID : 3622


Short characteristics of the site: This locality belongs to the area with the Lower Turonian sediments. Tectonic activity caused formation of several faults, erosional activity varied geomorphology with some deeply cut valleys. The marlstones and calcareous sandstones of the Bílá Hora Formation allow intensive infiltration of ground waters. The underlying layers of glauconitic sandy claystones enable concentration of groudwater sources and accumulation of water reserves. Series of watersprings follows strike and dip of beds of mentioned glauconitic sandstone and also fracture lines associated with the Novohradský Fault. Nearby accumulation of peloids was exploited formerly. 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 - turon - spodní turon
Subject: hydrogeology
Geological phenomenon: spring, river source, outcrop
Genesis: sedimentary
Rock: opuka (aranaceous marlstone), sandstone

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, 05.11.12
Updated by: Kukal Zdeněk 21.09.17, Kukal Zdeněk 26.09.17, Kukal Zdeněk 21.12.17


The database Significant geological localities of the Czech Republic: 3622 [online]. Prague: Czech Geological Survey, 1998 [cit. 2023-12-04]. Available from: http:// lokality.geology.cz/3622.

Location in map:

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pramen, Anon, 2013
kamenná valcha u pramene , Anon, 2013
pramen, Anon, 2013

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