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Nature Trail Hvozdnice

Uncovered Bed of the Primary Sea

Geological matters of interest

Giblets and green mica-slates originated on the sea bed three hundred million years ago in the age of carbon. In the quarry in front of you, you can find animal fossils and plant prints, that used to be the sea inhabitants. The sea retreated in the Mesozoic, only to come back again in the Tertiary era. In the quarries, you can observe giblets, originating from harder deposits and from slate, that were created from the softer ones. The whole Low Jeseník Mountains consist of the deposits of this age. They are called Kulm. There are marine animals´ fossils in this formation, as well as in many places of Low Jeseník Mountains, mainly Cephalopods Goniatites and mussels Posidonia. Also plants, that were taken to the sea have their prints on the bottom. These prints are of the clubmoss bark of Lepidodendron, many ferns and horstail species. You can find the animal and plant fossils in the Hvozdnice stream bed, from above Jankův pond.

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Jankův rybník

Jankův rybník

Useful information

Contact

Regional Authority of the Moravian – Silesian Region Department of the Environment and Agriculture 28. října 117, 702 18 Ostrava www.kr-moravskoslezsky.cz Telephone.: +420 595 622 297

GPS position

N 49° 54.504', E 17° 50.370'
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Contact

Krajský úřad Moravskoslezského kraje
Odbor životního prostředí a zemědělství
28. října 117, Ostrava
Tel.:+420 595 622 297
http://www.kr-moravskoslezsky.cz