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M01PSL02 - Ponta do Bode 2

Alteração esferoidal ©Brum da Silveira

Geosite ID: M01PSL02

Name: Ponta do Bode 2

Thematic category: Sedimentology

Geographical location on orthophotomap  - M01PSL02

Municipality: Machico

Civil parish: Caniçal

Location area: 0,1 -10 ha

Coordinates(1):32°44'55.6'' N 16°44'23.8'' W

Altitude: 164 m

Accessibility: Easy

Distance to nearest paved road: 450 m

Conditions of observation: Good

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


Brief description

To the west of Ponta do Bode and north of the water reservoirs of Caniçal, it is possible to observe spheroidal alterations, as well as other aspects associated with weathering and differential erosion that formed in the thick basaltic outcrops of the Upper Volcanic Complex (CVS), that is represented here by the undifferentiated Lombos and Funchal Formations. Despite the degradation that is subject, to this site has a high aesthetic value due to the forms and colours that it exhibits.


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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