Project Description

The hornitos and cinder cones of Echadero de Los Camellos make up the set of smaller more compact constructions, which are the most unique and of the highest morphological complexity and structure of the Timanfaya eruption. It is on the peripheral core of the eruption of Timanfaya, Macizo del Fuego, connected to the flow of magmas at low viscosity and gas content and high temperatures, with the formation of very active lava sources that mark the degassing points of secondary cracks with noticeable effusive behaviour. It is one of the areas of Timanfaya with the highest densities of hornitos per km2. The entire northern slope is affected by a system of circular shaped fractures following the directions of WNW-ESE, N-SW and N-S. On one side of the north face, these fractures break the group of Hornitos del Echadero de Los Camellos and lead to the formation of blocks arranged in steps of the lava which gradually sink toward the north, and the presence of small scarps in the lapilli of the eastern face of Timanfaya.
This geosite is of major volcanological interest and also secondary geomorphological and tectonic type interest. Los Hornitos del Echadero de Los Camellos form part of the Geosite “VC007 Parque Nacional de Timanfaya” which is of international importance. Its conservation is excellent due to the fact that it is within the Parque Nacional and the Parque Natural de Los Volcanes, so it is necessary to request permits. This is an area of great beauty.