Chapter 2. Introduction to the Neogene Geology of the Sorbas Basin

  1. A. E. Mather1,
  2. J. M. Martín2,
  3. A. M. Harvey3 and
  4. J. C. Braga2
  1. Anne E. Mather1,
  2. Juan C. Braga2,
  3. José M. Martín2 and
  4. Adrian M. Harvey3

Published Online: 17 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444300604.ch2

A Field Guide to the Neogene Sedimentary Basins of the Almería Province, SE Spain

A Field Guide to the Neogene Sedimentary Basins of the Almería Province, SE Spain

How to Cite

Mather, A. E., Braga, J. C., Martín, J. M. and Harvey, A. M. (2001) Introduction to the Neogene Geology of the Sorbas Basin, in A Field Guide to the Neogene Sedimentary Basins of the Almería Province, SE Spain (eds A. E. Mather, J. M. Martín, A. M. Harvey and J. C. Braga), Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444300604.ch2

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Department of Geographical Sciences, University of Plymouth, Drake Circus, Plymouth, Devon PL4 8AA, UK

  2. 2

    Departamento de Estratigrafía y Paleontología, Universidad de Granada, Campus Fuentenueva, 18002 Granada, Spain

  3. 3

    Department of Geography, Roxby Building, University of Liverpool, Liverpool PO Box 147, L69 3BX, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Geographical Sciences, University of Plymouth, Drake Circus, Plymouth, Devon PL4 8AA, UK

  2. 2

    Departamento de Estratigrafía y Paleontología, Universidad de Granada, Campus Fuentenueva, 18002 Granada, Spain

  3. 3

    Department of Geography, Roxby Building, University of Liverpool, Liverpool PO Box 147, L69 3BX, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 17 MAR 2009
  2. Published Print: 6 OCT 2001

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780632059195

Online ISBN: 9781444300604

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Keywords:

  • bioherm unit - tropical platform carbonates;
  • Pliocene to Quaternary sediments comprise two main units - Cariatiz Formation of Mather and Plio-Pleistocene Góchar formation;
  • northwards - the Messinian deposits, above the upper Tortonian marls;
  • Magnetostratigraphy - starting of Chron 3R;
  • Neogene stratigraphy – also in the Almería area;
  • Almería region comprising river terrace and other alluvium, alluvial fans and other hillfoot deposits and coastal sediments

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Excursion: Transect of the Sorbas Basin (one day)

  • Excursion: A hike to Cantona view point (half day)