LIG AL01: Malpaís del Norte

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Basaltic lava flows, mainly aa type, fragmented in blocks with numerous cracked tumulus, longitudinally and transversally, from the eruptive fissure of Montaña Lobos, from the Pleistocene Era. Over these lava flows, there are hydromagmatic pyroclastic density currents from the hydromagmatic caldera. On the lower areas, closed endorheic depressions have developed de forming ephemeral, not very [...]

GR01 Costa de Los Resbalajes

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From the south sector to the north, there is a gradual decrease of the age of materials that make up the coast. This fact clearly results in changes to the coastal setting of the whole littoral. After barely 2 km, it is possible to make out, at least, three stretches: on the first stretch, in [...]

GR02 Barranco de Los Conejos

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The island of La Graciosa is characterised by recent volcanism and the intense sand covering it. That explains the little significance that erosive shapes have on the whole surface. La Graciosa has a scarce and under developed hydrographic network, with two ravines, one called Barranco Verde, in the south of Montaña del Mojón and Barranco [...]

LZ01 Zona paleontológica de Órzola

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Includes several paleontological sites related to sand deposits. The fossils are on ancient dunes stratigraphically located among the basaltic miocene lava flows and under basaltic pliocene lava flows. The calcareous sand deposits are inter-stratificated with alluvial deposits. The sites of Valle Grande, Valle Chico and Fuente de Gusa stand out. In those deposits there are [...]

LZ09 El Jable

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A wind sand corridor of active organic wind sand that runs through the island north to south, from Caleta de Famara to Playa Honda-Arrecife. From the sedimentary sequence of the Jable we gather the alternating climate, from arid thumbed during the Quarterly and the end of the Pliocene. On the coast, there are marine deposits [...]

LZ10 El Cuchillo-Mosta-Montaña Cavera

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This is the area with the highest concentration of surtseyan cones in all the Canary Islands. The three volcanic buildings that make up the geosite are aligned according to a NE-SW eruptive fissure. In these volcanic buildings, we can clearly follow the complete transition from the initial stages of the hydromagmatic building, with interaction of [...]

LZ11 La Santa


La Santa is a geosite formed by coastal marine deposits (sandstone and carbonated gravel, grindstone type) containing abundant fossils such as corals of a specific species, the Siderastraea radians, corresponding to the last interglacial (Eemiense). This is the most northern location in the Atlantic where this species of coral can be found, marking the most [...]

LZ12 Las Laderas

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Paleo-cliff corresponding to the topographic end of Risco de Famara. It is totally disconnected from the current coastline. At its base, it has developed two well-differentiated generations of detrital fans evolving towards glacis on the distal area. In this distal area, the glacis deposits intertwine with wind Jable sand deposits. There are numerous outcrops where [...]

LZ14 Jable del Medio

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It comprises one of the three large North-South sand outcrops, in the northeastern sector of Lanzarote. To the east, Mala village. organogen fine grain wind sand deposits that in some areas reach more than 22 m. This sand corresponds to fields of dunes from the Upper Pleistocene that expanded all over the northeastern coast of [...]

LZ15 Timbaiba

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Montaña de Timbaiba is a horseshoe-shaped volcanic cone, formed during the fissure eruption in the Middle Pleistocene. This building was constructed over a wind sand dune from the Pleistocene. There are two dune systems separated by a paleosol and by two pyroclastic deposits during the Timbaiba eruption. On the oldest dune there are fossils, such [...]

LZ16 Vega de San José-Guanapay

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Located near the southern end of Risco de Famara, it is a river valley transformed into an interior endorheic basin after the eruption of the Guanapay volcano. The top sector is currently disconnected from the rest of the valley due to the ravine directly over Risco de Famara. In the endorheic area of the valley, [...]

LZ20 Lomos de San Andrés and Camacho

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This geosite is a clear example of the interference between the volcanic construction processes and the sedimentation of wind sands on the island of Lanzarote, which in this case has favoured the creation of convergent relief shapes, whose conic shape and pyroclastic materials on the surface, mainly lapilli, has caused for them to be interpreted [...]

LZ40 Piedra Alta


On the coast of Piedra Alta, a conglomeratic deposit has been observed with fossiliferous limestone cemented blocks located at 16-18 m s.n.m. which have been interpreted as a tsunami deposit. The origin of this tsunami is believed to be related to a mega-slide that occurred during the marine isotope 9.3 stage. The deposit rests on [...]

LZ41 Papagayo

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In the southeastern tip of Lanzarote, south of the steep slopes of Los Ajaches, a large area of very low slope is located. It is a marine abrasion platform formed during the Pliocene, on which a river network of dendritic character has formed. This rasa has an average altitude of about 40 m above sea [...]

LZ42 Barranco de Las Pilas

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Las Pilas ravine is located in the southern foothills of the Ajaches massif. This is a basin carved on lava flows and pyroclastic outcrops with radiometric ages of between 14.5 and 1.5 m, corresponding to Dominio de Ajaches. The main canyon basin called Las Pilas fits into its middle and final section on the marine [...]

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