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Mramorový lom - Dolní Morava

General Characteristics

County (administration): Pardubice Region
District (town): Ústí nad Orlicí
Cadastre: Velká Morava
Map 1 : 50 000 (sheet No): 1423, 14231
Geological region: Orlice-Sněžník, Nové Město and Staré Město crystalline complexes
Accessibility: - entry permit for car necessary
Technical object: guarry
Excursion locality: yes
ID : 4097


Short characteristics of the site: Large quarry with intermittent mining. Whitish marble is exploited. It forms massive elongated body within biotite gneisses and mica schists. Platy jointing of the marble enables its use e.g. for cladding and facing. Marblstones are calcified, small network of caverns has been formed, one of them is accessible. The locality belongs to Orlice-Sněžník Crystalline.
Regional geologic unit: Bohemian Massif - crystalline complex and pre-Variscian Palaeozoic - Lugicum - Orlice-Sněžník crystalline complex
Stratigraphy: proterozoikum - neoproterozoikum (1000 - 542 Ma)
Subject: lithology, building and decorative stone, mining and mining impacts, geomorphology
Geological phenomenon: characteristic rock, karst
Genesis: metamorphic (general metamorphism), anthropogenic (anthropogenic activity), aquatic (water activity)
Rock: marble, dolomite

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
Conflicts of interests: open cast mining


Databáze Dekoračních kamenů , ČGS, http://dekoracni-kameny.geology.cz/

Elaboration and Updating

Elaborated by: Gürtlerová Pavla, 13.09.17
Updated by: Pecina Vratislav 18.09.17, Kukal Zdeněk 04.03.18


The database Significant geological localities of the Czech Republic: 4097 [online]. Prague: Czech Geological Survey, 1998 [cit. 2023-12-08]. Available from: http:// lokality.geology.cz/4097.

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