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General Characteristics

County (administration): Pardubice Region
District (town): Chrudim
Cadastre: Prachovice
Map 1 : 50 000 (sheet No): 1341, 13414
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 : 3657


Short characteristics of the site: The active quarry exploiting the Silurian and Devonian limestones. The whole Palaeozoic section was stratigraphicallly reclassified and some new terms proposed, such as "the Prachovice Beds". Several limestone layers are fossil-bearing and recently microfauna was studied. Partly the correlation with the Barrandian stratotypes is possible. Some veinlets of hydrothermal origin transect the limestone body. That is why many minerals were found in the quarry and its surroundings. Karst features of different sort can be observed in the limestones. 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) - Chrudim Early Palaeozoic
Stratigraphy: paleozoikum - silur, paleozoikum - devon
Subject: sedimentology, stratigraphy, structural geology, mineralogy, hydrogeology
Geological phenomenon: fold, outcrop, fossils fauna, fault, mineral
Genesis: sedimentary
Rock: limestone, phyllitic schist, black shale, marble, dolomite

Territorial conservation

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, private property


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, 08.02.13
Updated by: Kukal Zdeněk 12.09.17


The database Significant geological localities of the Czech Republic: 3657 [online]. Prague: Czech Geological Survey, 1998 [cit. 2023-03-24]. Available from: http:// lokality.geology.cz/3657.

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Krystaly kalcitu v dutinách devonských vápenců., Markéta Vajskebrová, 2019
Fosiliferní vápence s průřezy schránek hlavnožců a lilijic., Markéta Vajskebrová, 2019
Vrstvy vápenců v blízkosti hranice silur/devon v prachovickém souvrství., Markéta Vajskebrová, 2019
Fosiliferní vápence s průřezy schránek lilijic a krinoidů., Markéta Vajskebrová, 2019
Nový lom v Prachovicích, Anon, 2012
Nový lom v Prachovicích, Anon, 2012
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(C) 2003-2012 ČGS, verse aplikace 1.21 [3.2.2016]