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Únanov - kaolín

General Characteristics

County (administration): South Moravia Region
District (town): Znojmo
Cadastre: Únanov
Map 1 : 50 000 (sheet No): 3411, 34113
Geological region: Neogene of the Carpathian foredeep
Accessibility: - no traffic restriction ( by car)
Technical object: guarry
ID : 3945

Geology

Short characteristics of the site: The kaolin deposit of the Tertiary age in the Carpathian Foredeep. Its thickness is up to 25 m and by the end of the last century about 35 000 tons of kaolin for paper industry was exploited. Kaolin originated by kaolinization of felldspar, mainly plagioklase from granodiorit. It contains relics of primary rock. For intensive kaolinization hot and wet climatic conditions were inevitable. One layer within the kaolin body contains great amount of montmorillonite.
Regional geologic unit: Carpathian - Carpathian foredeep - Southern part of Carpathian foredeep
Stratigraphy: kenozoikum - terciér (paleogén - neogén)
Subject: lithology, economic geology
Geological phenomenon: characteristic rock
Genesis: weathering
Rock: kaolin

Territorial conservation

Level of protection: Registered interesting geological localities
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: C - Geological phenomenon is the reason for a registration in the database of CGS
Conflicts of interests: without conflicts

References

Neužil, J. - Kužvart, M. - Šeba, P. (1980): Kaolinizace hornin dyjského masivu. - Sbor. geol. Věd, řada LG, 21, 7-41. Pavlík, J. - Kratochvíla, L. (1989): Ložisko kaolinu Únanov na Znojemsku. - Unigeo - Sborník prací, 35. Čtyroký, P. – Batík, P. a kol. (1990): Vysvětlivky k základní geologické mapě ČSSR 1 : 25 000, 34-113 Znojmo. ÚÚG. Praha. Krystková, L. (1969): Znojemsko – průzkum kaolínů. – MS Geofond. Praha. Krystková, L. (1971): Kaolinová ložiska na Znojemsku. - Časopis pro mineralogii a geologii, 16, 2, 159-173. Praha. WWW stránky lokalit: http://pruvodce.geol.morava.sci.muni.cz/Unanov/Unanov_text.htm

Elaboration and Updating

Elaborated by: Tomanová Petrová Pavla, 01.09.16
Updated by: Kukal Zdeněk 26.02.18

Citation

The database Significant geological localities of the Czech Republic: 3945 [online]. Prague: Czech Geological Survey, 1998 [cit. 2020-10-22]. Available from: http:// lokality.geology.cz/3945.

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Kaolín na lokalitě Únanov., Pavla Tomanová Petrová, 2016
Pohled na lokalitu kaolínu., Pavla Tomanová Petrová, 2016
Pohled na lokalitu kaolínu., Pavla Tomanová Petrová, 2016


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