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RB01 - Fajã dos Vinháticos

Formação CVM1 © Brum da Silveira

Geosite ID: RB01

Name: Fajã dos Vinháticos

Thematic category: Stratigraphy and Geomorphology

Geographical location on orthophotomap - RB01

Municipality: Ribeira Brava

Civil parish: Serra d’Água

Location area: 0,1 - 10 ha

Coordinates(1): P1: 32°44'11.6'' N 17°01'31.7'' W / P2: 32°44'30.8'' N 17°01'30.5'' W

Altitude: P1: 601 m; P2: 695 m

Accessibility: Easy

Distance to nearest paved road: 1 m

Conditions of observation: Satisfactory

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


Brief description

The Vinháticos geosite is considered the best place to observe the lithologies (volcanic and sedimentary sequences) that from the Encumeada Formation, from the Intermediate Volcanic Complex (CVM).
Due to its entirety and representativeness, this set of outcrops should be used as a reference when characterizing this stratigraphic unit, as it forms its simple stratotype.


Relevant notes

The route on the road is about 600 m. As a result, the observer may be at risk from road traffic.
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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