LZ05 Peñas de Tao


The best example in Lanzarote of the presence of numerous erratic blocks, reaching more than 30 m in height. The erratic blocks are described as large rock fragments transported by the lava. In this case, the large blocks come from the partial destruction of one of the flanks of the volcanic building of Volcán de [...]

LZ09 El Jable


A wind sand corridor of active organic wind sand that runs through the island north to south, from Caleta de Famara to Playa Honda-Arrecife. From the sedimentary sequence of the Jable we gather the alternating climate, from arid thumbed during the Quarterly and the end of the Pliocene. On the coast, there are marine deposits [...]

LZ10 El Cuchillo-Mosta-Montaña Cavera


This is the area with the highest concentration of surtseyan cones in all the Canary Islands. The three volcanic buildings that make up the geosite are aligned according to a NE-SW eruptive fissure. In these volcanic buildings, we can clearly follow the complete transition from the initial stages of the hydromagmatic building, with interaction of [...]

LZ11 La Santa


La Santa is a geosite formed by coastal marine deposits (sandstone and carbonated gravel, grindstone type) containing abundant fossils such as corals of a specific species, the Siderastraea radians, corresponding to the last interglacial (Eemiense). This is the most northern location in the Atlantic where this species of coral can be found, marking the most [...]

LZ12 Las Laderas


Paleo-cliff corresponding to the topographic end of Risco de Famara. It is totally disconnected from the current coastline. At its base, it has developed two well-differentiated generations of detrital fans evolving towards glacis on the distal area. In this distal area, the glacis deposits intertwine with wind Jable sand deposits. There are numerous outcrops where [...]

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