Commune: Kamień Pomorski (pow. kamieński, woj. zachodniopomorskie)

Framework element or context represented:
Pleistocene ice-sheet sediments.

Primary geological/geomorphological interest:
The big granite erratic well exposed in the bay landscape.

Comparative assessment justification:
One of the biggest erratic boulder in Poland conected with Vistulian (Weichselian) Glaciation.

Protection status and accessibility:
The King Stone is protected since 1959 as an inanimate nature monument of a high scientific values and is an easily accessible object to sightseeing.

Character of site: Erratic boulder.

Area: 0.01 ha

Altitude: 0 m a.s.l.

Lithology: granitoids

Discipline: Geomorphology, Petrography

Process Age: Quaternary, *all periods

Bedrock Age: *all periods

Description of primary interest:
The King Stone rises about 3.5 m to the level water of Kamieński Bay. It is situated near to the cliff of the waterside bordering the Chrząszczewska Island, which is separated from Wolin Island by Dzwina River and Kamieński Bay. The boulder is situated within the extent of the youngest, Vistulian (Weichselian) Glaciation. The erratic represents a Scandinavian granite rock of a size of about 20.0 metres in perimeter. It was transported from Scandinavia by the Vistulian (Weichselian) ice-sheet and was lost within the youngest moraine belts bordering the contemporary seashore.


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