Geosite ID: RB02
Name: Lombo do Mouro
Thematic category: Stratigraphy and vulcanology
Municipality: Ribeira Brava
Civil parish: Tabua
Location area: ‹ 0,1 ha
Coordinates(1):32°44'05.3'' N 17°03'12.3'' W
Altitude: 1356 m
Distance to nearest paved road: 1 m
Conditions of observation: Good
(1) Coordinates of the geosite and / or the best viewpoint
This geosite is considered to be the best place to observe the contact zone that marks the boundary between the Lombos Formation that belongs the Upper Volcanic Complex (Complexo Vulcânico Superior, CVS) and the Curral das Freiras Formation, belonging to the Intermediate Volcanic Complex (CVM). The contact zone is formed by an erosion surface that marks an identified unconformity at the island's scale.
The site is also a reference for characterizing these two stratigraphic formations, due to the representativeness of the outcrops, the good visibility conditions and overall perspective, compared to other sites located, respectively, in the Calheta region and in the Curral das Freiras region.
Visiting a site of geological interest is the sole responsibility of the user.
The user must take precautions when visiting the site, taking into account the conditions of the terrain, weather conditions and other hazards, so that they do not create situations that put themselves or others at risk.
The user must respect private property. Access to private areas requires prior authorization from the owners.
The user must respect natural heritage, keeping it intact. The impact of your actions should be minimal.
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.