By Anne E. Mather, Jose M. Martin, Adrian M. Harvey, Juan C. Braga
The Almer?a Province of SE Spain, a semi-arid, tectonically lively area, is the point of interest of quite a lot of medical instructing and learn within the earth sciences by means of universities and linked our bodies from world wide. This box consultant presents an updated and built-in method of the geology and geomorphology of Almer?a Province, compiled via energetic medical researchers within the sector. The advisor assumes a uncomplicated wisdom of geology and geomorphology and should be of curiosity to earth scientists in any respect degrees from the willing beginner via to undergraduate/postgraduate scholars and teachers traveling the area. The advisor presents common historical past at the sector, by means of a range 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 is often the 1st commonly released box advisor at the Almer?a Province and it's targeted in either its assurance and built-in earth technological know-how strategy, supplying useful aid for either instructing and examine within the area. while you're a member of the foreign organization of Sedimentologists, for getting information, please see: http://www.iasnet.org/publications/details.asp?code=FG1
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These could represent: (i) weakly defined, collapsed erosional structures from channels cut in a poorly consolidated, wet medium; or (ii) shear surfaces within a mudflow. Rare shell fragments and the internal mould of the gastropod Iberus have been found in this unit. This deposit may be the lateral equivalent of the top Cariatiz Formation marine unit (Fig. 2). This basal sandstone is cut into by small, laterally migrating channels which are typically single thread (Fig. 6b). Further upsequence the channels become much wider but shallower, suggesting a higher energy braidplain environment (Fig.
AFGC03 14/01/2009 12:23PM Page 29 Chapter 3 The Development of the Neogene Basins ANNE E. 1 Introduction The sedimentary basins within the Almería Province are typically fault-bounded against sierras composed dominantly of metamorphosed Palaeozoic (or older) rocks (Priem et al. 1966; Nieto et al. 1997). html). These structures have affected sedimentation in the basins throughout their evolution (Weijermars, 1991; Mather & Westhead, 1993). To the south of one of the major fault zones in the region, the Carboneras Fault Zone, volcanic rocks are prolific (see Fig.
2). Norian dolostones limestones Carnian phyllites and quartzites Ladinian graphite-bearing mica schists Anisian gneisses and migmatites lherzolites 1000 m PALAEOZOIC OR OLDER granulites basic dykes metagranites amphibolites and eclogites aplitic dykes harzburgites Fig. 2. Lithostratigraphic column of the Alpujárride complex. AFGC03 14/01/2009 12:23PM Page 36 36 Chapter 3 Pre-Permian basement The pre-Permian basement consists of up to 1000 m of graphite-bearing mica schists, migmatites, locally with eclogite and granulite intercalations and quartzites.
A Field Guide to the Neogene Sedimentary Basins of the Almeria Province, South-East Spain by Anne E. Mather, Jose M. Martin, Adrian M. Harvey, Juan C. Braga