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Lom Konstantin

General Characteristics

County (administration): Olomouc Region
District (town): Šumperk
Cadastre: Velké Vrbno
Map 1 : 50 000 (sheet No): 1423, 14232
Geological region: Orlice-Sněžník, Nové Město and Staré Město crystalline complexes
Accessibility: - no traffic restriction ( by car)
Technical object: guarry
Excursion locality: yes
ID : 615


Short characteristics of the site: Active quarry in a Velké Vrbno Dome, in the so called Velké Vrbno graphite Zone. Broad spectrum of metamophic rocks crops out, as biotitic quartzite, garnet-bearing phyllite and carbonate rocks. Thickness of graphite layers is variable, usually between 200 and 300 cm. The only exploited graphite deposit in Moravia.
Regional geologic unit: Bohemian Massif - crystalline complex and pre-Variscian Palaeozoic - Lugicum - Orlice-Sněžník crystalline complex
Stratigraphy: paleozoikum
Subject: economic geology, mineralogy, petrology, structural geology
Geological phenomenon: outcrop
Genesis: metamorphic (general metamorphism)
Rock: marble, dolomite, qurtzite, phyllite

Territorial conservation

Level of protection: Registered geological localities suggested for protection
Protection of a geol. phenomenon: B - Geological phenomenon is the reason for a recommendation to the protection
Conflicts of interests: without conflicts


Květoň, P.(1951): Stratigrafie krystalinických sérií v okolí severomoravských grafitových ložisek. -Sbor. ÚÚG, LXVIII/1951, odd. geol. Praha. Harazim S.(1976): Šmula R. (1994): Výsledky podrobného geologického průzkumu na lokalitě Konstantin u Starého Města pod Sněžníkem. - Uhlí, rudy, geologický průzkum, vol. 1, No. 8, pp. 309-313. Praha.

Elaboration and Updating

Elaborated by: Pecina Vratislav, 31.10.94
Updated by: Pecina Vratislav 02.06.11


The database Significant geological localities of the Czech Republic: 615 [online]. Prague: Czech Geological Survey, 1998 [cit. 2024-04-20]. Available from: http:// lokality.geology.cz/615.

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Lom Konstantin - celkový pohled na lom ve Vlekém Vrbně, Pavel Hanžl, 1998
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