Geological memorial of national importance "Starunia"
Starunia village, Bohorodchany district,
Unique monument with active mud volcano, which has no analogues in Ukraine.
The memorial is located on the area of 60 hectares. Here in the late XIX - early XX century the ozokerite’s mines were operating, during the developing of which in 1907 and 1929 mammoth carcasses well preserved in peat-swamp sediments, rhinoceros, and deer living on the territory of more than 25 thousand years ago were found.
Geological rocks create a complex tectonic fracture in this place on top of which is a volcano. It emerged in 1977 after an earthquake in Romania, the height of a cone at the time reached 3 meters, and mud flows consisting of oil and ozokerite spread at 50-60 meters distance.
Volcano acts with different intensity and frequency. The gases, oil, water of varying salinity are released out of many mini-craters.
"Starunia" is a strange phenomenon of nature that can not be unambiguously explained.
Shevchenko str., 65,
tel.: +38 (03471) 21168, 21531www.bogorodchanu.com