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PM01 - Pico da Fajã da Lenha

 Pico da Fajã da Lenha © Brum da Silveira

Geosite ID: PM01

Name: Pico da Fajã da Lenha

Thematic category: Sedimentology

Geographical location on orthophotomap - PM01

Municipality: Porto Moniz

Civil parish: Seixal

Location area: < 0,1 ha

Coordinates(1):32°46'19.8'' N 17°07'15.9'' W

Altitude: 1335 m

Accessibility: Easy

Distance to nearest paved road: 50 m

Conditions of observation: Good

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


Brief description

The periglacial deposits of the Pico da Fajã da Lenha are compared by levels of angular clasts formed by cryoclast. They are the result of a cold high – altitude climate during the recent geological history (Pleistocene).
This outcrop is exposed on the side of the road that connects Paul da Serra to Ribeira da Janela.


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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