Geosite ID: PM01
Name: Pico da Fajã da Lenha
Thematic category: Sedimentology
Municipality: Porto Moniz
Civil parish: Seixal
Location area: < 0,1 ha
Coordinates(1):32°46'19.8'' N 17°07'15.9'' W
Altitude: 1335 m
Distance to nearest paved road: 50 m
Conditions of observation: Good
(1) Coordinates of the geosite and / or the best viewpoint
The periglacial deposits of the Pico da Fajã da Lenha are compared by levels of angular clasts formed by cryoclast. They are the result of a cold high – altitude climate during the recent geological history (Pleistocene).
This outcrop is exposed on the side of the road that connects Paul da Serra to Ribeira da Janela.
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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.