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Serpentinite in the Śnieżnik Massif: petrology and ecological impact

Artur Pędziwiatr
Published Online: 2016-04-11 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/georec-2015-0003

Abstract

The paper presents a locality related to the occurrence of serpentinite body from the western slope of Żmijowiec in the Śnieżnik Massif. On the basis of field observations and numerous literature references, I provide a detailed geological description of this site and discuss the origin and tectonic settings of the serpentinite body. Apart from compelling geology, these rocks are site for ladder spleenwort, a rare species protected in Poland as well as in the European Union.

Keywords: serpentinite; the Orlica–Śnieżnik Dome; Śnieżnik Massif; Asplenium adulterinum

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Published Online: 2016-04-11

Published in Print: 2015-12-01


Citation Information: Geoscience Records. Volume 1, Issue 1-2, Pages 21–26, ISSN (Online) 2299-6923, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/georec-2015-0003, April 2016

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