County (administration): Moravia-Silesian Region
District (town): Bruntál
Map 1 : 50 000 (sheet No): 1531, 15314
Geological region: Moravosilesian Devonian; Drahany, Mírov and Jeseníky Culm, incl. the Maleník block
Accessibility: - no traffic restriction ( by car)
Technical object: guarry
Excursion locality: yes
ID : 2331
Short characteristics of the site: This locality represents a Quaternary volcanic activity in the Bohemian. Old abandoned quarry exposes part of the volcaniclastic series. The pyroclastic rocks represent a poduct of explosive aktivity of surrounding stratovolcanoes. The tuffs are ill-sorted and contain numerous fragments of Culm sediments and basanites. Thickness of the tuff sequence is about 12 metres. This rock was used for building and constructional processes, but also as decoration purpose. It can be found for instance in the arcades of a baroque castle in Bruntál Town
Regional geologic unit: Bohemian Massif - superficial deposits and post-Variscian magmatites - Quaternary - Quaternary volcanism of Bohemian Massif
Subject: volcanology, petrology
Geological phenomenon: outcrop, characteristic rock
Rock: pyroclastic deposits
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
Weissmannová H. a kol (2004): Ostravsko. In: Mackovčin P. a Sedláček M.(eds.): Chráněná území ČR, svazek X. Agentura ochrany přírody a krajiny ČR a EkoCentrum Brno, str.109 Praha.
Elaboration and Updating
Elaborated by: Jirková Pavlína, 01.03.10
Updated by: Otava Jiří 04.11.11, Rapprich Vladislav 31.08.12, Kukal Zdeněk 16.09.17, Kukal Zdeněk 27.09.17
The database Significant geological localities of the Czech Republic: 2331 [online]. Prague: Czech Geological Survey, 1998 [cit. 2019-10-18]. Available from: http:// lokality.geology.cz/2331.
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