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Branické skály

General Characteristics

County (administration): Capital City of Prague
District (town): Praha
Cadastre: Braník
Map 1 : 50 000 (sheet No): 1242, 12421
Geological region: Prague agglomeration
Accessibility: - passable footpath
Technical object: guarry
Excursion locality: yes
ID : 232


Short characteristics of the site: Old quarries exposed a stratigraphic sequence from the Lower Silurian up to the Lower Devonian. The Dvorce-Prokop Limestone is formed of typical nodular limestones and its bedding planes are cut by some radial fractures. Rich paleontological material.
Regional geologic unit: Bohemian Massif - crystalline complex and pre-Variscian Palaeozoic - Bohemicum (Central Bohemian region) - Barrandien
Stratigraphy: paleozoikum
Subject: sedimentology, paleontology, stratigraphy, geology, lithology
Geological phenomenon: fossils fauna, bed, cliff, outcrop, stratotype
Genesis: sedimentary
Rock: slate, schist, limestone

Territorial conservation

Level of protection: Nature monument
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: A - Protected Area: (declared as Geological and Biological Locality)
Part of the Geopark: Barrandien
Conflicts of interests: vegetation, others human activity


Cháb, J. et al. (1988): Vysvětlivky k základní geologické mapě 1:25 000, 12-142, Praha-jih. - Ústř. Úst. geol., 1-200. Praha. Chlupáč, I. (1983): Stratigraphical position of Barrande's paleontological localities in the Devonian of Central Bohemia. - Čas. Min. Geol., 23 (3), 261-275. Praha. Chlupáč, I. (1993): Geology of the Barrandian.- Senckenberg - Buch, 69, 1-163. Frankfurt am Main. Kříž, J. (1992): Silurian field excursions: Prague Basin (Barrandian), Bohemia. 111 p., National Museum of Wales, Geol. Ser. 13. Cardiff.

Elaboration and Updating

Elaborated by: Chlupáč Ivo, Kříž Jiří, 15.04.93
Updated by: Steinová Marika 23.09.09


The database Significant geological localities of the Czech Republic: 232 [online]. Prague: Czech Geological Survey, 1998 [cit. 2023-12-08]. Available from: http:// lokality.geology.cz/232.

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