Geosite ID: M07
Name: Casas Próximas
Thematic category: Sedimentology, Paleontology and Lithology
Civil parish: Porto da Cruz
Location areal: 0,1 -10 ha
Coordinates(1):32°46'32.7'' N 16°49'39.7'' W
Altitude: 12 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 there is a sedimentary sequence of areno-conglomeratie tuffites and interspersed siltstones on the lavic sequence. It is the only sediment outcrop currently known on Madeira Island that contains plant remnant macrofossils, and is one of two deposits of plant fossils referenced by naturalists and geologists of various nationalities since the mid - 19th century.
Lava flows of mugearite can also be found on the site.
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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.