In the area of Estepona there are several localities with Pliocene material. Estepona is situated in square 1072 of the geological map of Spain.
Photo 1 of 1
Added by: scherven on 02-09-2017
Do you have (more) photographs of this location? Please send your photographs using the Fossil Location Photo form!
Two localites where you can find many fossils are Parque Antena and Calle de los Corales.
Drag the map and zoom in or out for the best view of this locality.
Parque Antena is situated at approximately 80-100 meters above sea leve. Here many microfossils can be found. Along the N340 between Malaga and Gibraltar, at the crossing of the river Guadalmansa, there is a large plant nursery. From here you have to drive up the hillside untill the terrain flattens out again. Here, at the surface, Pliocene fossils can be found.
At the Calle de los Corales (at the Lidle supermarket) there is a terrain with legdes in which Pliocene material can be collected. These outcrops date from the Zanclien (Early Pliocene) to Piacenzien (Middle Pliocene). As the name of this street already indicates, many corals can be found here, next to the abundant foraminifera and fish teeth.
For those who are interested in microfossils, this is a very nice locality. Also gastropods and corals, amongst others, can be found here.
There are 1 photographs of fossils from this location in our Fossil ID System.
Go to the Estepona Species List to identify your own finds!
Literature recommended by members
No literature was added for this location.
Do you have (more) literature suggestions for this location? Please send your suggestion using the Literature form!
Other locations in the area
Geology location: Estopna
Museum: Museo Paleontologico Estepona
Thanks to Ben de Graaf
Everybody using the fossil collecting location descriptions from this site has to respect the Collecting Code!
Search the Forum to find recent messages about this location.
Do you have additional info or corrections? REPORT