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Sierra Bermeja | Pinus pinaster
WI_e5161.jpg Pilar de Jaravía | Geode in Mina RicaThumbnailsSierra Bermeja | Peridotite rock

Sparse pine forest growing on the peridotite of the Pico de los Reales at approx. 1300 m asl. The Sierra Bermeja forms the largest outcrop of ultrabasic rocks in the western part of Europe. These rocks formed in the Earth's mantle. They were uplifted in the course of subduction processes, and came to the surface as the overlying rocks were eroded.

Tuesday 11 February 2020 by Martin Mergili in Europe / Spain (2871 visits)