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Kunětická hora

General Characteristics

County (administration): Pardubice Region
District (town): Pardubice
Cadastre: Ráby
Map 1 : 50 000 (sheet No): 1323, 13234
Geological region: Czech Cretaceous Basin - Labe & Čáslav Cretaceous; Cretaceous of the Dlouhá mez
Accessibility: - no traffic restriction ( by car)
Technical object: guarry
Excursion locality: yes
ID : 3567


Short characteristics of the site: Significant elevation in flat landscape surrounding the Town of Pardubice is built up of tephriphonolitic laccolith. The hill is topped with late-meddieval castle. The rock is exposed by quarry in western a southern part of the hill. The intrusion of the tephriphonolite into Cretaceous sediments is dated to Oligocene. The current shape of the hill results from selective erosion.
Regional geologic unit: Bohemian Massif - superficial deposits and post-Variscian magmatites - Tertiary - Dispersed Alcalic volcanits
Stratigraphy: kenozoikum - terciér (paleogén - neogén)
Subject: volcanology, petrology
Geological phenomenon: characteristic rock, intrusion
Genesis: volcanic
Rock: phonolite

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


Juráček J. (2015): Deformační vývoj hornin a vztah geologických struktur k údolním osám na Kunětické hoře u Pardubic, Vč. sb. přír. – Práce a studie, 22 (2015): 19–36. Rapprich V. (2012): Za sopkami po Čechách, Grada Publishing, Praha.

Elaboration and Updating

Elaborated by: Rapprich Vladislav, 03.09.12
Updated by: Rapprich Vladislav 03.01.13


The database Significant geological localities of the Czech Republic: 3567 [online]. Prague: Czech Geological Survey, 1998 [cit. 2022-11-28]. Available from: http:// lokality.geology.cz/3567.

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Vladislav Rapprich, 2012
Vladislav Rapprich, 2012
Vladislav Rapprich, 2012
Vladislav Rapprich, 2012
Vladislav Rapprich, 2012
Vladislav Rapprich, 2012
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