Geopark Vysočina

Geology

What’s geology?

Geology is the study of the Earth, the materials of which it is made, the structure of those materials, and the processes acting upon them. It includes the study of organisms that have inhabited our planet. An important part of geology is the study of how Earth's materials, structures, processes and organisms have changed over time.

It examines the composition, structure and historical development of the Earth. It also deals with the processes taking place inside our planet and on its surface. It is a descriptive, analytical and historical science. It is also space-time science, because evaluates assesses the effects of a certain space at a certain time. Geology is a comprehensive science and, therefore, is divided into subspecialties.

A brief history of the Geopark Vysočina

The area is geologically valuable primarily for its geomorphology with the development of a rocky sceneries, peatlands and specific biotopes at the interface of magmatic rocks of Moldanubian plutonic, metamorphic rocks of Moldanubicum and specific magmatic structures. Traditional use of decorative natural stone and production of its final products directly in the area completes the specific geological characteristics of the Geopark Vysočina.