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Geología de la isla de Branco (Cabo Verde)

Ancochea Soto, Eumenio and Brandle, J.L. and Hernán, F. and Huertas Coronel, María José (2006) Geología de la isla de Branco (Cabo Verde). Geogaceta (39). pp. 39-42. ISSN 0213-683X

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Abstract

The morphological, structural and volcanological aspects of Branco, an island of the Cape Verde Archipelago,
are described and interpreted in this work. The isle consists of a 700 m thick pile of basalt lava flows and
scarce pyroclastics crossed by several families of dikes. The structure of the island could correspond to the
remaining fragment of a primitive large shield volcano. The main hypothetical emission centre could once
be situated between the present islands of Santa Luzia and Branco.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Volcanic edifices, Oceanic islands, Branco, Barlovento Island, Cape Verde
Subjects:Sciences > Geology > Petrology
ID Code:9941
Deposited On:04 Feb 2010 10:00
Last Modified:06 Feb 2014 08:34

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