Geosite ID: M05
Name: Ribeira Tem-te Não Caias
Thematic category: Volcanology and Stratigraphy
Civil parish: Porto da Cruz
Location area: 10 -1000 ha
Coordinates(1):32°45'46.4'' N 16°50'10.4'' W
Altitude: 181 m
Distance to nearest paved road: 1 m
Conditions of observation: good
(1) Coordinates of the geosite and / or the best viewpoint
On this geosite it is possible to observe the oldest rocks exposed on Madeira Island, part of the Lower Volcanic Complex (CVI).
This set of outcrops, due to its integrity and representativeness, should be used as a reference when characterizing the Porto da Cruz Formation, defining its simple stratotype.
The lithological characteristics of these rocks allows this volcanic-stratigraphic formation to be correlated with a submarine volcanic stage, in which the Madeira shield volcano was about to emerge and to form an island.
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How to Cite
BRUM DA SILVEIRA, A.; PRADA, S.; RAMALHO, R.; MADEIRA, J.; FONSECA, P.; CANHA, E.; BRILHA, J. (2012). Inventariação do Património Geológico da Ilha da Madeira. Secretaria Regional do Ambiente e Recursos Naturais - Relatório Final, 414 p. In: https://geodiversidade.