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C01 - 25 Fontes

25 Fontes © Brum da Silveira

Geosite ID: C01

Name: 25 Fontes

Thematic category: Water resources

Geographical location on orthophotomap - C01

Municipality: Calheta

Civil parish: Calheta

Location area: 0,1 -10 ha

Coordinates(1):32°45'56.2'' N 17°07'31.1'' W

Altitude: 990 m

Accessibility: Moderate

Distance to nearest paved road: 4900 m

Conditions of observation: Good

(1) Coordinates of the geosite and / or the best viewpoint


Brief description

The geosite is a superb example of a suspended aquifer, a very important type of aquifer on Madeira Island.
This site shows, in exemplary fashion, the abundance and the permanence of the springs that determined the construction of a vast aqueduct network, the Madeira Island levadas.


Relevant notes

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:

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