Geoevents, Geological Heritage, and the Role of the IGCP

Caravaca de la Cruz (Spain), September 15-18, 2010


Field-trip to Cabo de Gata-Níjar Geopark

by Alberto Gil Toja, Pablo Rivas Palomo
Geoparque del Cabo de Gata-Níjar, Junta de Andalucía

Departure from Caravaca at 8:30h, on September 18th. Pabellón Multiservicios.

Within Cabo de Gata-Níjar Geopark there are two different geologic landscapes that fit in with its main geographical units: the Cabo de Gata's volcanic range and the Almeria's Bay.
This landscape will tell us a history about volcanoes, climate change and mining heritage in one of Spain's Natural Parks where geology is more evident. The Andalusia's Environmental Ministry, in its way to develop and enhance Andalusia's geological heritage, joined the Geopark program in 2006.

Pictures in the right side, from left to right, and from top to bottom:

First stop: Cabo de Gata lighthouse. The first volcanic episode and the mermaid reef.

Second stop: Monsul Beach. The volcanic coast and Cabo de Gata's movies landscapes.

Third stop: Rodalquilar's volcanic caldera and the mining history of Cabo de Gata: From the alums to Rodalquilar's gold.

Fourth Stop: "La isleta viewpoint". The second volcanic episode in Cabo de Gata.

This field-trip is sponsored by the Regional Government of Andalusia. A visit to the geopark.

Fees include: lunch and transportation from Caravaca to Cabo de Gata, and return. Excursion will finish at Caravaca by 20h

Please, see the registration form for further details

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