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M01PSL01 - Ponta do Bode 1

Estrutura dique em dique ©Brum da Silveira

Geosite ID: M01PSL01

Name: Ponta do Bode 1

Thematic category: Stratigraphy

Geographical location on orthophotomap - M01PSL01

Municipality: Machico

Civil parish: Caniçal

Location area: 10 -1000 ha

Coordinates(1):32°45'02.5'' N 16°44'23.5'' W

Altitude: 176 m

Accessibility: Easy

Distance to nearest paved road: 480 m

Conditions of observation: Good

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


Brief description

In the sea cliffs of Ponta do Bode, one can observe volcanic formations of effusive (lava flows) and explosive nature (pyroclasts). These outcrops are from the Encumeada formation -Intermediate Volcanic Complex (CVM) and are cut by a sub-vertical dyke - swarm with a E – direction, related with an ancient volcanic rift. Over this formation lies breccioid and conglomerate deposits and volcanic products from the Upper Volcanic Complex (CVS). Between them occurs a well – marked non – conformity surface.
This geosite is also valued for its coastal erosion geoforms (cliffs, rocks, pillars and coastal arches) associated with in the island’s strong erosion the windward side.


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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