Spain

Mostly geologic pictures taken on trips to Spain in 2011 (northeast) and 2012 (southwest)



Route of our 2011 trip



Folded rocks above Aliaga


Another beautiful fold from Aliaga



The Roman aqueduct of Segovia with the Sierra Guadarrama in the background


Rugged ridges in the Cantabria Mountains of northern Spain



Peaks of the Cantabria, northern Spain, from the cable car above Fuente De



Jeanne in the Cantabria Mountains


Tilted strata at Zumaia, northern Spain.  Site of two "global boundary stratotype sections and points" (GSSP) in the Paleocene, and home of a geological musum.



Brennan's nightmare, being consumed by Cenozoic strata on the Basque coast at Zumaia



A rushing stream in the Pyrenees in northeastern Spain



Justine joined us in Barcelona, here with Jeanne in the Sagrada Familia



Our route in 2012



The Sierra Nevada of southern Spain



A fine set of slickenlines on breccia in the Sierra Nevada of southern Spain



Slickensides on a fault in the Sierra Nevada Mountains (Spain)



Volcanic rocks at Cabo de Gata in southern Spain



Jeanne on volcanic breccia in the Cabo de Gata area, southern Spain



Garnet in dacite at La Hoyazo near Cabo de Gata.  The garnets are restitic xenocrysts from crustal melting.



The garnet at La Hoyazo weather out of associated pyroclastic rocks into soil and surface deposits, one can just pick these at the surface.



The Tagus River below the Alcazar in Toledo, Spain.




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