Natural Wealth

At first sight you notice above all colours and incredible variety. Yet, on closer look, everybody stops in amazement. Geologically Trojanovice are part of the Western Carpathian flysch belt. It is a belt of sedimentary rock – sandstone, clay stone and pudding stone, which alternate in different thickness of deposits. The sedimentary rocks originated in Mesozoic Era in the deep-sea basins of Tethys Sea. In early Tertiary they were folded and in several thrust moulds moved over earlier rocks of the Bohemian Massif. The area of Trojanovice is formed by the Silesian thrust mould. In that way the range of the Moravskoslezské Beskydy and of course Mount Radhošť and Velký Javorník were raised.
Over 100 million years old shells of molluscs from the dinosaur era (amonnites) have been preserved in the area. The biggest and most famous imprint, which was for a long time thought to be an imprint of a sea reptile backbone, is stored in Moravské zemské muzeum in Brno. Deserted drifts may be found between Kyčera and Kozinec, where they mined iron ore – pelosiderit - as recently as 19th century. One of the foundation stones for the National Theatre in Prague is a sandstone block from Mount Radhošť. Small deposits of natural gas have been discovered in Trojanovice and in the depth of several kilometres there are also deposits of black coal; mine towers were built over the test holes before 1989. Even nowadays there are efforts to open Frenštát Mine. As the mining territory covers almost the whole Trojanovice area, opening of the mine would destroy the history of the village. Trojanovice are orographically part of a large system (province) of the Western Carpathians. The northern (lower lying) part of Trojanovice lies in the Frenštát furrow, from where very steeply rises the ridge of the Radhošťská hornatina (Frenštát Uplands). Mount Radhošť is the highest and most famous peak on the Trojanovice territory (1129m).