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General Characteristics

County (administration): Ústí nad Labem Region
District (town): Chomutov
Cadastre: Podhůří
Map 1 : 50 000 (sheet No): 0233, 02331
Geological region: Krušné hory Mts. crystalline complex; Karlovy Vary Massif (SW part)
Accessibility: - passable footpath
Excursion locality: yes
ID : 332


Short characteristics of the site: Rocky outcrop resembling a rock arch. Two massive pillars joined with an arch. This feature is formed of a muscovite-biotite orthogneiss. Common fissures and joints which affected the origin of described mophological phenomenon. Geomorphologically interesting locality.
Regional geologic unit: Bohemian Massif - crystalline complex and pre-Variscian Palaeozoic - Saxothuringicum - Krušné hory and Smrčiny crystalline complexes
Stratigraphy: proterozoikum
Subject: geomorphology, petrology
Geological phenomenon: rock arch, frost cliff, fault, characteristic rock
Genesis: metamorphic (general metamorphism), frost weathering
Rock: orthogneiss

Territorial conservation

Level of protection: Registered geological localities suggested for protection
Protection of a geol. phenomenon: B - Geological phenomenon is the reason for a recommendation to the protection
Conflicts of interests: without conflicts


Astor, E. (1992): Erzgebirge. Meyers Naturführer. - Meyers Lexikonverlag. - Mannheim - Leipzig - Wien - Zürich. 166 str.

Elaboration and Updating

Elaborated by: Mlčoch Bedřich, 13.11.94
Updated by: Mlčoch Bedřich 14.11.08


The database Significant geological localities of the Czech Republic: 332 [online]. Prague: Czech Geological Survey, 1998 [cit. 2022-12-08]. Available from: http:// lokality.geology.cz/332.

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