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  Cuevas del Almanzora

april 2006
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june 2006

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Location description

In the Almeria province near Cuevas del Almanzora there is a 25 metre high exposed cliff adjacent to the road. Comprising of banks of fossils up to 8 metres thick from the late Pliocene (part of the Neogene period).

Although not of fossil interest the site is on the edge of the sedimentary basin which has numerous sand beds, now being quarried, laid down at the same time as the fossil beds. There is a distinct 28 degree tilt to the southwest. All in all a fascinating area.

Reference: Mather, Martin,Harvey,Braga, Field Guide to the Neogene Sedimentary Basins of the Almeria Province, SE Spain.

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The cliff. © Photo: Bev Williams
Added by: admin on 23-06-2011

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Cuevas del Almanzora is located in the north of the Almeria province in southeastern Spain. The cliff is located about 4 km west of the town in the direction of the E15 Autovia on the road 332. The location is easily accessible from the road.

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Quantity of Amusium cristatum bivalves. 200 metres further along the barranco is a deposit of Melanopsis gastropods.

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Thanks to Bev Williams for sending this description.

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