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M07 - Casas Próximas

Casas Próximas © Turismo da Madeira

Geosite ID: M07

Name: Casas Próximas

Thematic category: Sedimentology, Paleontology and Lithology

Geographical location on orthophotomap - M07

Municipality: Machico

Civil parish: Porto da Cruz

Location areal: 0,1 -10 ha

Coordinates(1):32°46'32.7'' N 16°49'39.7'' W

Altitude: 12 m

Accessibility: Easy

Distance to nearest paved road: 1 m

Conditions of observation: Good

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


Brief description

On this geosite there is a sedimentary sequence of areno-conglomeratie tuffites and interspersed siltstones on the lavic sequence. It is the only sediment outcrop currently known on Madeira Island that contains plant remnant macrofossils, and is one of two deposits of plant fossils referenced by naturalists and geologists of various nationalities since the mid - 19th century.
Lava flows of mugearite can also be found on the site.


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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