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Sierra Bermeja | Pine forest
WI_e5162.jpg Sierra Bermeja | Pinus pinasterThumbnailsSierra Bermeja | Peridotite rock

Forest of Pinus pinaster 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, and came to the surface as the overlying rocks were eroded.

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Tuesday 11 February 2020 by Martin Mergili in Europe / Spain (755 visits)