County (administration): Ústí nad Labem Region
District (town): Litoměřice
Map 1 : 50 000 (sheet No): 0234, 02344
Geological region: Czech Cretaceous Basin - Velim, Praha, Roudnice and Ohře Cretaceous
Accessibility: - no traffic restriction ( by car)
Technical object: placer
Excursion locality: yes
ID : 1263
Short characteristics of the site: Open pits at sites where Bohemian garnet (pyrope) has been exploited by washing. Garnet grains, mostly smaller than 5 mm, are washed from Quaternary fluvial and colluvial deposits. Garnet grains of the best quality are deep purple, and this colour is caused by the presence of chromium oxides.
Regional geologic unit: Bohemian Massif - superficial deposits and post-Variscian magmatites - Quaternary - Quaternary of deposition areas of Bohemian Massif
Stratigraphy: kenozoikum - kvartér
Subject: mineralogy, petrology
Geological phenomenon: scree, characteristic rock
Genesis: gravitational, magmatic, sedimentary
Level of protection: Registered geological localities suggested for protection
Protection of a geol. phenomenon: C - Geological phenomenon is the reason for a registration in the database of CGS
Conflicts of interests: without conflicts
Táborský Z., 1997: Challenges to chemical geology ´97. - Field Trip Guide, 1997, str. 18 - 19, ČGÚ. Praha.
Elaboration and Updating
Elaborated by: Dašková Jiřina, 23.11.01
Updated by: Adamovič Jiří 17.02.07, Zelenka Přemysl 23.09.09
The database Significant geological localities of the Czech Republic: 1263 [online]. Prague: Czech Geological Survey, 1998 [cit. 2022-06-26]. Available from: http:// lokality.geology.cz/1263.
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