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ČGS Olomouc

Borový National Nature Monument

It is one of the most remarkable sites which document the meso- and micro-forms resulting from weathering of granite in the Bohemian Massif. A high dome-shaped exfoliation dome (bornhardt) was formed in a tropical climate of the Tertiary Period. A system of exfoliation coat joints, with well-developed small granite weathering forms such as tafoni, honeycombs, rock niches, rock bowls with draining channels, grooved grikes and saddles, can be found in the top and on the slopes. During the Pleistocene glaciations of the Žulovská pahorkatina Hills, the summit of Borový vrch hill probably remained above the ice sheet as a nunatak. The badly accessible rocks are covered with an open-canopy mixed forest with predominant Scots pine and beech, with an admixture of European larch and scattered pendunculate oaks, silver birch, and Norway spruce. The well-known mineralogical sites Boží hora and Korálové jámy are in the surroundings.

GPS position

N 50° 18.821', E 17° 6.748'



Česká geografická společnost
Mgr. Petra Karvánková, Ph.D.
Katedra geografie PF JU v Českých Budějovicích, Jeronýmova 10, 371 15 České Budějovice
Tel.:+420 387 773 063