County (administration): Pardubice Region
District (town): Chrudim
Cadastre: Hlinsko v Čechách
Map 1 : 50 000 (sheet No): 1344, 13444
Geological region: Oheb, Svratka and Polička crystalline complex; Železné hory Mts. Proterozoic; Hlinsko Zone; Železné hory Mts. Pluton; Chrudim Palaeozoic
Accessibility: - special entry permit necessary (military area, quarry, private land)
Technical object: guarry
Excursion locality: yes
ID : 3627
Short characteristics of the site: The active quarry situated in the eastern part of the Železné hory pluton. The amphibole-biotite granodiorite with some veins represents main rock type. This rock is also called "the Hlinsko granite".The quarrying of block takes advantage of omnipresent jointing. So the blocks can be more easily modelled into planned fashion. Thus the utilization of this rock is very extensive. Around this quarry weathering of granodiorite which results in variable shapes can be observed. Sphaeroidal weathering also takes part. This locality belongs to the National Geopark "Železné hory - the Iron Mts.".
Regional geologic unit: Bohemian Massif - crystalline complex and pre-Variscian Palaeozoic - Bohemicum (Central Bohemian region) - Hlinsko Proterozoicum and Palaeozoicum (Hlinsko Zone)
Stratigraphy: paleozoikum - ordovik
Geological phenomenon: erosion
Genesis: magmatic, weathering
Level of protection: Registered interesting geological localities
Protection of a geol. phenomenon: C - Geological phenomenon is the reason for a registration in the database of CGS
Part of the Geopark: Železné hory
Conflicts of interests: open cast mining
DOUCEK, Jan (2012): Národní Geopark Železné hory - mapování. Závěrečná zpráva, MS Vodní zdroje Chrudim, spol. s r. o.
Elaboration and Updating
Elaborated by: Králová Anna, 05.11.12
Updated by: Kukal Zdeněk 12.09.17
The database Significant geological localities of the Czech Republic: 3627 [online]. Prague: Czech Geological Survey, 1998 [cit. 2023-02-04]. Available from: http:// lokality.geology.cz/3627.
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