By Anne E. Mather, Jose M. Martin, Adrian M. Harvey, Juan C. Braga
The Almer?a Province of SE Spain, a semi-arid, tectonically energetic quarter, is the focal point of a variety of medical instructing and learn within the earth sciences through universities and linked our bodies from around the globe. This box consultant presents an up to date and built-in method of the geology and geomorphology of Almer?a Province, compiled by way of lively medical researchers within the quarter. The advisor assumes a easy wisdom of geology and geomorphology and may be of curiosity to earth scientists in any respect degrees from the prepared novice via to undergraduate/postgraduate scholars and teachers vacationing the sector. The consultant offers normal heritage at the zone, by way of a variety of specialised journeys that steadily discover the constitution and improvement of the basins, the shallow marine sedimentation, the continental sedimentation and eventually the uplift, dissection and geomorphic evolution of the sedimentary basins. this can be the 1st commonly released box consultant at the Almer?a Province and it really is specific in either its insurance and built-in earth technology procedure, offering necessary aid for either educating and learn within the zone. while you are a member of the overseas organization of Sedimentologists, for getting info, please see: http://www.iasnet.org/publications/details.asp?code=FG1
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Extra resources for A Field Guide to the Neogene Sedimentary Basins of the Almeria Province, South-East Spain
From the plateau take the right-hand track up the dip slope for another 500 m to a clump of small trees. Park here (at 783 017). Beyond here the track is totally impassable for all vehicles. Continue on foot. The track continues to climb up the eastern flank of a ridge towards a col. In this area, note the unconformity between the gently northwarddipping Azagador Member carbonates (stratigraphically below the patch reefs), and the underlying, steeply dipping Tortonian marls. Note also extensive, structurally controlled, pipe-induced gullying along the track.
1974) is overlain by the rocks attributed to the Alpine cover. These basement rocks contain a low-pressure mineralogical assemblage which is not thermodynamically compatible with the high- to intermediate-pressure Alpine metamorphic assemblages found in the rocks of the overlying cover and therefore represents the mineral relics of a pre-Alpine metamorphic process (Puga, 1976; Gómez-Pugnaire & Sassi, 1983). In addition, the low-pressure minerals show the effect of a higher-pressure overprint that can be correlated with the Alpine event.
Thin beds of dark marbles occur locally. Metagranite bodies crop out at the top in the easternmost part of the Sierra de los Filabres. 2 The cover (Egeler, 1963) consists of three formations (from bottom to top): (a) Tahal schists (Nijhuis, 1964). These are light-coloured, feldspathic quartzites and mica schists, up to 1500 m thick. Relics of sedimentary structures indicate a shallow-marine origin for this formation (De Jong & Bakker, 1991). AFGC03 14/01/2009 12:23PM Page 39 247–11 Ma Development of the Neogene basins 39 Mulhac n nappe Marbles and Calcschists Formation Meta Evaporitic Formation mafic and ultramafic rocks Veleta nappe PRECAMBRIAN AND PALAEOZOIC 309–2 Ma 1000 m Tahal Schists quartzites and alternate mica schists gneisses and metagranites metaconglomerates carbonates graphite-bearing mica schists and quartzites ?