Ibarrola, E. and Fúster Casas , José María and Ancochea Soto, Eumenio and Huertas Coronel, María José (1991) Rocas volcánicas submarinas en la base de la Formación Cañadas. Macizo de Tigaiga (N. de Tenerife). Geogaceta (9). pp. 17-20. ISSN 0213-683X
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A volcanic submarine formation crops out in the north coast of Tenerife, east of San Juan de la Rambla. This unit is formed by massive and pil/owed lavas, pillow-breccias, hyaloc/astites and palagonitic tuffs and is interpreted as consisUng of subaerial lavas that flowed into shal/ow marine waters. The lavas are amphibolic trachybasalts. An unaltered sample coming fram the most massive zone has yielded a whole rack 2.60±0.17 Ma K-Ar age. These submarine lavas are underlying the oldest formations of the Las Cañadas Series dated at 1.24 Ma in that same area. The submarine lavas correspond to a time period for which very scarce information was yet available in Tenerife.
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Tenerife, Cañadas Series, Submarine lavas, K-Ar geochranology.|
|Subjects:||Sciences > Geology > Petrology|
|Deposited On:||21 May 2010 11:59|
|Last Modified:||02 Sep 2010 10:27|
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