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Sierra Bermeja | Pine forest

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Forest of Pinus pinaster growing on the peridotite of the Pico de los Reales at approx. 1300 m asl. The Sierra Bermeja represents the largest outcrop of ultrabasic rocks in the W part of Europe. These rocks formed in the Earth's mantle, were uplifted in the course of subduction, and came to the surface as the overlying rocks were eroded.

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on Tuesday 11 February 2020 by Martin Mergili
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