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 sector, is the point of interest of a variety of clinical instructing and learn within the earth sciences via universities and linked our bodies from worldwide. This box advisor presents an up to date and built-in method of the geology and geomorphology of Almer?a Province, compiled by means of energetic clinical researchers within the area. The advisor assumes a easy wisdom of geology and geomorphology and may be of curiosity to earth scientists in any respect degrees from the willing beginner via to undergraduate/postgraduate scholars and lecturers vacationing the zone. The advisor presents basic historical past at the region, through a range of specialised journeys that gradually discover the constitution and improvement of the basins, the shallow marine sedimentation, the continental sedimentation and at last the uplift, dissection and geomorphic evolution of the sedimentary basins. this is often the 1st largely released box advisor at the Almer?a Province and it's detailed in either its insurance and built-in earth technological know-how process, delivering necessary help for either educating and study within the quarter. while you're a member of the foreign organization of Sedimentologists, for getting information, please see:

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The Alpujárride Group comprise mainly Triassic sedimentary and low-grade metamorphic rocks. The Maláguide Group, which has been largely removed by erosion from the Almería Betics, comprises dolomites and clastics of a wide age-range. Although clearly related to the convergence of the Iberian and African plates, the detailed origin of the Betic Cordillera has been the subject of much controversy. Central to the controversy are the relations between the Betic Cordillera, the Rif of Morocco and intervening Alborán Sea (Fig.

1994). This comprises up to 80 m of brecciated marbles, calcschists and fine-grained scapolite-bearing metapelites with gypsum pseudomorphs, barite and halite relics. (c) Marble and Calcschist Formation (Voet, 1967). Laminated and massive calcitic and dolomitic marbles with some intercalated layers of mica schists and calcschists, up to 1000 m in thickness, in the Cóbdar– Macael area (López Sánchez-Vizcaíno, 1994). Metamorphosed igneous rocks These rocks constitute only a small proportion of the complete Nevado– Filábride complex but they are very significant for reconstructing the tectonic and metamorphic evolution of the complex.

A) General view of the sedimentary architecture of the Góchar Formation type section nearest the road showing bars, multiple fill channels, erosion surfaces and palaeosol. Palaeocurrents are dominantly to the east. (b) Example of a small, meandering channel with lateral accretion surfaces (LA) indicating migration towards the left. The channel is cut into massive sands. These contain very rare shell fragments and may be the margins of the marine unit which marks the top of the Cariatiz Formation.

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