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RB02 - Lombo do Mouro

Formações CVM3 e CVS1 © Brum da Silveira

Geosite ID: RB02

Name: Lombo do Mouro

Thematic category: Stratigraphy and vulcanology


Geographical location on orthophotomap - RB02

Municipality: Ribeira Brava

Civil parish: Tabua

Location area: ‹ 0,1 ha

Coordinates(1):32°44'05.3'' N 17°03'12.3'' W

Altitude: 1356 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

This geosite is considered to be the best place to observe the contact zone that marks the boundary between the Lombos Formation that belongs the Upper Volcanic Complex (Complexo Vulcânico Superior, CVS) and the Curral das Freiras Formation, belonging to the Intermediate Volcanic Complex (CVM). The contact zone is formed by an erosion surface that marks an identified unconformity at the island's scale.
The site is also a reference for characterizing these two stratigraphic formations, due to the representativeness of the outcrops, the good visibility conditions and overall perspective, compared to other sites located, respectively, in the Calheta region and in the Curral das Freiras region.


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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