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Internal Carpathians, Marmaroshskiy crystalline massif

Rakhiv city, Krasne Pleso Farm. Left bank of Tysa River

48° 01′ 51″ N lat; 24° 10′ 32″ E long.

Cliff. Square 3 hectares


On the left bank of Tysa River inside impressive forest there occur outcrops of Upper Permian ‒ Lower Triassic parti-colored (reddish, greenish, violet) polymictic and quartz conglomerates, gravelites, sandstones and aleurolites. This is typical cross-section of the Herzinian intermountain molassa of Carpathian region. Age of the rocks is confirmed by molluscs and foraminifera fauna.

There are also tuff-sandstones and felsic clastic lavas which conformably overlay basal conglomerate pile. The outcrop has considerable scientific importance.

Ecological conditions are suitable.

Accessible by motor-car but river should be crossed. Nearest bridge is located in 1200 m downstream at Vilkhovatiy Farm, 4 km downstream from the centre of Rakhiv city.

Legally the object as geological landmark is not defined yet.

It is suggested to give the status of geological regional-rank landmark.

Sourсe: Geological Landmarks of Ukraine: In 3 volumes/V.P. Bezvynniy, S.V. Biletski, O.B. Bobrovetal.; V.l. Kalinin, D.S. Gurskiy, I.V. Antakova, Eds. — K.: DIA, 2006. — Volume I. — 320 p.


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