LIG AL01: Malpaís del Norte

2016-12-29T22:10:31+00:00

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

2017-01-09T20:30:34+00:00

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

2017-01-09T20:31:50+00:00

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

2017-01-09T20:33:38+00:00

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 [...]

LZ02 Risco de Famara

2020-11-23T13:40:22+00:00

This cliff is around 25 km long, and between 400 and 600 m high, whose genesis is linked to a debris avalanche. The cliff is carved on the Famara massif, and formed mainly by basaltic lava flows piling up with intercalation of levels of pyroclasts, buried pyroclasts cones, layers of red ochre and detrital deposits. [...]

LZ07 Valles colgados de Famara

2017-01-09T20:56:35+00:00

It includes some complex valleys when it comes to their evolution and morphology, and lacks heads and mouths. The are headless valleys that appear to be hanging at the top as a consequence of the formation of the cliff of Famara. But, in addition, in the middle stretches, the location of the recent lava flows [...]

LZ08 Valle de Temisa

2017-01-09T21:15:19+00:00

It corresponds to a broad basin with a soft longitudinal bed and a broad transversal profile typical of “U” valleys. The origin of these types of morphologies is related to the alternating damp and semi-arid stages that favour fitting at the bottom of the ravine and the setback of the hillsides, respectively. These are valleys [...]

LZ11 La Santa

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2017-01-09T21:38:42+00:00

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

2020-11-23T13:40:22+00:00

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

2017-01-09T21:42:28+00:00

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 [...]

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