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Less known and at the same time higher rock wall than Panská skála

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Golden Hill
Inserted: 14.11.2021
Author: Martin Javorský © gigaplaces.com
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This rock formation is less known, but at the same time more powerful than 6 km distant Panská skála. This unique basalt mound rises to a height of 657 m above sea level about 4 km northeast of Česká Kamenice. It is a bit less accessible and therefore significantly less visited than the popular Panská skála.

Massive stone columns

The stone columns of perfect regular shape reach a height of up to 30 meters in places and thus exceed the Panská skála, which is up to 2.5 times better known.

Massive stone columns
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National natural monument

Zlatý vrch is a national natural monument and was declared a protected area of 4.1 ha on 18 February 1964

National natural monument
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Significant geological locality

The rock wall is particularly interesting for its perfect stone columns, which were formed during the very slow and even solidification of igneous lava in the Tertiary. The current appearance of the rock wall is the result of quarrying.

Significant geological locality
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Overgrown top of the hill

The rocky peak and rubble-covered slopes are covered by a more than 100-year-old dwarf beech and rubble forest. It is said that chamois can sometimes be seen here.

Overgrown top of the hill
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Silver Hill

Approximately 250 m southwest of Zlatý vrch there is a 600 m high and less pronounced Stříbrný vrch. Here, too, there were stone columns of similar composition with a height of up to 10 m. Thanks to the mining of the stove, however, it is now possible to see only short and damaged remains of these columns.

Silver Hill
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Quarry on Stříbrný vrch

Stone mining also took place on Stříbrný vrch. Basalt was mined here, which formed up to ten-meter columns. At present, only short and imperfect columns can be seen in the quarry. The quarry was closed after World War II. Now there is a very romantic place for bivouacs.

Quarry on Stříbrný vrch
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Stone structure

On the view from Stříbrný vrch, we can take a closer look at the structure of the stone columns.

Stone structure
Author: Martin Javorský © gigaplaces.com
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