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EarthCache

MOONSCAPE VIEW

A cache by Bisaci Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 12/14/2007
Difficulty:
1 out of 5
Terrain:
2 out of 5

Size: Size: not chosen (not chosen)

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Geocache Description:


The Great Wall of China is not the only structure visible from space. You now stand on the point of a panoramic view. The ground which is situated in front of you looks like a moonscape. But everything is changing and the owner of this land is taking steps to counteract nature.

North Bohemian browncoal coalfield was formed in the Miocene. It is situated between the Krusne Mountains (divided by breakage from its older formations), the Doupovske Mountains and the Ceske stredohori. These brown coal reserves were locally exploited from 15th century. Expansion of mining was started in 19th century, due to the industrial revolution. The part which you see is opencast Libous. Approx. 14 mil tonnes of brown coal per annum is mined here in present days.

No matter what do you think about this place, it´s an opportunity to see something rare and learn more about Earth shaping.

Please attach the photo of you on this place to the log and answer following questions via my profile.

1) what method of coal mining is used in this area?

2) what is the brown coal of Tusimice coalfield used for?

3) you can see two settlements from the viewpoint, what are their names? Estimate, or measure their distances for better imagination of total area.

THERE ARE ONLY TWO SMALL (and nasty) PARKING PLACES IN THE DIRECTION FROM KARLOVY VARY, DON´T CROSS THE WAY. IF YOU GO FROM CHOMUTOV, BETTER TURN ROUND IN PRUNEROV PETROL STATION AND USE THESE TWO PLACES.

Vitejte v severnich Cechach

Nachazite se na vyhlidce s vybornym vyhledem na dul Libous, jeden z mnoha v Severoceske hnedouhelne panvi. V miocenu se v panvi mezi Krusnymi horami, Doupovskymi vrchy a Ceskym stredohorim vytvorily slusne zasoby hnedeho uhli. Tyto byly sporadicky tezeny jiz od 15. stol. S rozmachem prumyslu v 19. stol vsak zacaly byt tezeny opravdu masivne. Dnes se jen z tohoto dolu vytezi rocne cca 14 mil tun uhli. SD a.s. se ale snazi nasledky tezby mirnit a postupne rekultivovat zasazena uzemi, coz je z tohoto mista take patrne (vpravo).

A ted ukoly. Vasi fotku na miste kese prilozte k logu a napiste mi odpovedi na nasledujici otazky:

1) jaky druh tezby se zde vyuziva?

2) jaky je majoritni odberatel uhli, k cemu je urceno?

3) Z mista kde stojite, jsou videt minimalne dve sidla. Ktera to jsou a zkuste odhadnout jejich vzdalenost. Pomuze vam to pochopit rozlohu teto "mesicni krajiny"

POZOR NA PARKOVANI JSOU ZDE POUZE DVE MALA (a dost otresna) MISTA VE SMERU OD KARLOVYCH VARU. POJEDETE-LI OD CHOMUTOVA, PREJEDTE SOURADNICE CCA O 1KM A OTOCTE SE ZDE U BENZINKY. NEPRECHAZEJTE ZDE SILNICI JE TO VELMI NEBEZPECNE!!

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