Commune: Dobrzyń nad Wisłą (pow. lipnowski, woj. kujawsko-pomorskie)

Framework element or context represented:
Stratigraphy of Neogene and Pleistocene deposits.

Primary geological/geomorphological interest:
Profil of Neogene and Pleistocene sediments deformed by glaciotectonics.

Comparative assessment justification:
The Dobrzyń site is a significant example of the Pleistocene stratigraphy, glacitectonic deformations, and landslides.

Protection status and accessibility:
The locality is proposed to protection as the documentary site.

Character of site: Natural outcrop.

Area: 6 ha

Altitude: 100 m a.s.l.

Lithology: coals, sands, silts, clays

Discipline: Stratigraphy of Quaternary, Stratigraphy of Phanerozoic, Tectonics

Process Age: Pleistocene, *all periods

Bedrock Age: Quaternary, Neogene, *all periods

Description of primary interest:
The Dobrzyń exposure is situated within the extent of the Vistulian (Weichselian) Glaciation. Neogene sediments in the vicinity of Dobrzyn were investigated for over 200 years. They occur on the steep right bank of the Vistula river in Dobrzyn. In a cross-section, under a rather thin cover of Quaternary deposits, Pliocene clays and silts, Miocene silts, clays and sands intercalated with brown-coal occur. The origin and age of disturbances were often discussed. Views on the origin of disturbances can be divided into two groups: a tectonic shake which generated sediment flowage in the Neogene basin, and glaciotectonic folding caused by the glacier flow from NE or from NW, along the Vistula valley. There is an extensive literature on the Quaternary and Neogene stratigraphy. The massmovements develop on the slope generated by steep riverside composed of not resistant deposits.


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