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General Characteristics

County (administration): Hradec Králové Region
District (town): Rychnov nad Kněžnou
Cadastre: Kunštát u Orlického Záhoří
Map 1 : 50 000 (sheet No): 1412, 14123
Geological region: Orlice-Sněžník, Nové Město and Staré Město crystalline complexes
Accessibility: - special entry permit necessary (military area, quarry, private land)
Technical object: mine, old mine workings
ID : 3323


Short characteristics of the site: Orlice-Sněžník Crystalline. The only preserved karst cave in the Orlické Hory Mts. A hole- relic of former quarrying of crystalline limestone with its transition into natural karst underground. Part of a 500 m long body of crystalline limestones within gneisses and mainly mica schists which are graphitic locally. Unique association of early mining workings and natural erosional and evorsional processes.
Regional geologic unit: Bohemian Massif - crystalline complex and pre-Variscian Palaeozoic - Lugicum - Orlice-Sněžník crystalline complex
Stratigraphy: paleozoikum až proterozoikum
Subject: petrology, mining and mining impacts, geomorphology
Geological phenomenon: karst cave
Genesis: aquatic (water activity), anthropogenic (anthropogenic activity)
Rock: marble, dolomite, mica schist

Territorial conservation

Level of protection: Registred geological localities suggested to protection in Protected landscape area
Protection of a geol. phenomenon: B - Geological phenomenon is the reason for a recommendation to the protection
Part of LEPA (Large-size especially protected areas): CHKO (Protected landscape area) - Orlické hory
Conflicts of interests: without conflicts


SVOBODA K. (1993): Příspěvek k poznání krasových jevů v karbonátových horninách Orlických hor. Knihovna ČSS, 24: 27–30.; POKORNÝ R. (2008): Historie hornictví na Rychnovsku II. Acta Musei Richnoviensis, Sect. Natur., 15/3–4: 85–146

Elaboration and Updating

Elaborated by: Pokorný Richard, 20.07.11
Updated by: Kukal Zdeněk 23.10.12


The database Significant geological localities of the Czech Republic: 3323 [online]. Prague: Czech Geological Survey, 1998 [cit. 2023-12-08]. Available from: http:// lokality.geology.cz/3323.

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