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Štramberský kras

Bílá hora (Mount white, 557 m)

Bílá hora is made up of minerals of the Baška formation. These rocks are exposed in so-called basin evolution, in a quarry northwest from the hilltop. It is usually several decimetres thick sequences of gray clayey limestone to calcareous claystone and green-grey to green claystone, which are repeated many times. Rocks of this type were formed by sedimentation of dense suspended sediment (characteristic for turbidity currents) in the shallow parts of the sedimentation basin and then they ran down the slope into the deep parts, where stretched along the bottom. In such formed layers, sandstone appear at the bottom and passes into claystones. Traces of animals, plants, and other organisms from the remote past can be found in the sediments. The foothill deposits of the Rudý hill and basin deposits of the Kamenárkas were originally formed in sedimentary basin at different, widely separated locations. The immediate neighborhood is reached during tectonic movements. Thanks to its easy workability and tabular cleavage, these sandstones were widely used as building material even to the 1950s. A telecommunication tower with a lookout is located at the top of the MountWhite since 2000. The observation platform is located at a height of 26 m, tower including the antenna carriers is 43 m high.

GPS position

N 49° 35.638', E 18° 7.561'



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