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"Avenida de Francia" outcrop, Torviscas Alto, Adeje, Tenerife, Santa Cruz de Tenerife Province, Canary Islands, Spain

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 28° 5' 3'' North , 16° 43' 13'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 28.08417,-16.72028
Name(s) in local language(s):Afloramiento de la Avenida de Francia, Torviscas Alto, Adeje

Outcrop located on the top of the tourist resort of Torviscas Alto, in the municipality of Adeje, on the south coast of Tenerife.
It is in an area of fragmented lavas where by hydrothermal processes have been deposited zeolites and carbonates covering the rock fragments.
This site may be linked genetically to the processes forming the volcanic edifice of "La Caldera del Rey" which is located right next door and is a wonderful example of a phreatomagmatic eruption with formation of a double cone volcanic type Maar.

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2 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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2.588 - 5.333 Ma

Age: Pliocene (2.588 - 5.333 Ma)

Description: Strombolian basaltic eruptions

Lithology: Mafic volcanic rocks

Reference: Mapa Geológico de la Península Ibérica, Baleares y Canarias a escala 1:1.000.000. Instituto Geológico y Minero de España. [77]

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Paradas Herrero A. and Fernandez Santín S. (1984): Estudio Vulcanológico y Geoquímico del Maar de la Caldera del Rey. Tenerife (Canarias). Estudios Geol., 40, 285-313.

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