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Punta del Aguila, Playa Blanca, Yaiza, Lanzarote, Las Palmas Province, Canary Islands, Spain

This page kindly sponsored by Volker Betz
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 28° 51' 20'' North , 13° 48' 40'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 28.85556,-13.81111
Köppen climate type:BWh : Hot deserts climate

Low cliffs 3km east of resort of Playa Blanca. Punta del Aguila is recognisable by having the 18th century Castillo de las Coloradas on its promontory, and one zeolite site is 100m west of this. More interesting material is exposed 500 m east of the point itself.

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Zeolites from Lanzarote by Volker Betz

Mineral List

14 valid minerals.

Regional Geology

This geological map and associated information on rock units at or nearby to the coordinates given for this locality is based on relatively small scale geological maps provided by various national Geological Surveys. This does not necessarily represent the complete geology at this locality but it gives a background for the region in which it is found.

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0 - 2.588 Ma

ID: 3187167
Cenozoic volcanic rocks

Age: Pleistocene (0 - 2.588 Ma)

Lithology: Mafic volcanic rocks

Reference: Chorlton, L.B. Generalized geology of the world: bedrock domains and major faults in GIS format: a small-scale world geology map with an extended geological attribute database. doi: 10.4095/223767. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 5529. [154]

Early Jurassic
174.1 - 201.3 Ma

ID: 3162512
North Atlantic Ocean

Age: Early Jurassic (174.1 - 201.3 Ma)

Comments: oceanic crust, older

Lithology: Tholeiitic basalt

Reference: Asch, K. The 1:5M International Geological Map of Europe and Adjacent Areas: Development and Implementation of a GIS-enabled Concept. Geologisches Jahrbuch, SA 3. [147]

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- Betz, V. (1986): Zeolithe von Lanzarote. Lapis 11 (6), 21-23.
- Tschernich, R. (1992): Zeolites of the World, p. 52, 101, 301, 323, 362, 386, 414, 415.
- Kratsch, E. (2001): Mineralfundstellen auf Lanzarote: Lapis 26 (3), 13-23.
- Pearce, J. (1996) Lanzarote - Fire Mountain to Zeolites - UK Journal of Mines & Minerals, 16, 34-37

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