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La Alcazaba outcrops (Adra-Motril highway), Adra, Almería, Andalusia, Spain

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 36° 45' 7'' North , 3° 6' 17'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 36.75194,-3.10472
Other regions containing this locality:Iberian Peninsula
Köppen climate type:Csa : Hot-summer Mediterranean climate
Name(s) in local language(s):Afloramientos de La Alcazaba (Autopista Adra-Motril), Adra, Almería, Andalucía, España


Extensive field of alpine-type veins in schists, discovered in roadcuts during construction of the Adra-Motril highway.
Although most of the first specimens were found at time of the works of the highway, still today can be found some samples in some places of this Adra neighborhood.
The minerals present are similar to those found in the nearby outcrops of Guainos Bajos: http://www.mindat.org/loc-132515.html


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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Triassic
201.3 - 252.17 Ma



ID: 2503554

Age: Triassic (201.3 - 252.17 Ma)

Description: Gneiss, migmatite, mica schist, schist, phyllite, marble, limestone, and dolomite (M. Alpujárride)

Comments: Alboran block

Lithology: Mica schist, phyllite, sandstone, marble, limestone, dolomite and marl

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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References

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- Miguel A. Fernandez Périz (2006): Los minerales Alpinos de Adra, Almería. Revista de Minerales, 4-15. [English translation appeared in MineralUp magazine]

 
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