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General Characteristics

County (administration): Ústí nad Labem Region
District (town): Teplice
Cadastre: Osek u Duchcova
Map 1 : 50 000 (sheet No): 0232, 02323
Geological region: Most Basin
Accessibility: - access without footpath
Technical object: guarry
ID : 1391


Short characteristics of the site: A rock city formed in quartzite, with abandoned quarries SW of Osek, in the Tertiary Most Basin. The body of silicified sandstone to conglomerate is Miocene in age, 18 m in thickness, representing an equivalent of the Lom Seam. Quartzite for millstone production and other purposes was exploited in quarries to the east of the hilltop. Silicification was due to the flow of silica-rich groundwater along the near Krušné hory Fault. Quartzite blocks were redeposited by solifluction.
Regional geologic unit: Bohemian Massif - superficial deposits and post-Variscian magmatites - Tertiary - Basins under Krušné hory Mts.and adjoining volcanic uplands
Stratigraphy: kenozoikum - terciér (paleogén - neogén)
Subject: lithology, stratigraphy, economic geology, paleontology
Geological phenomenon: fossils fauna, castellated rocks, rock, selective erosion
Genesis: sedimentary, anthropogenic (anthropogenic activity)
Rock: conglomerate

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 locality)
Conflicts of interests: without conflicts


Bezvodová B., 1985: Vysvětlivky k základní geologické mapě ČSSR 1:25 000 list 02323 Duchcov.- Ústřední ústav geologický Praha.; Kolektiv autorů. (1999): Ústecko. In: Mackovčin P. (ed.): Chráněná území ČR, svazek I. Agentura ochrany přírody a krajiny ČR, str.190, Praha.

Elaboration and Updating

Elaborated by: Godány Josef, 23.10.02
Updated by: Gürtlerová Pavla 15.10.09


The database Significant geological localities of the Czech Republic: 1391 [online]. Prague: Czech Geological Survey, 1998 [cit. 2023-12-08]. Available from: http:// lokality.geology.cz/1391.

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