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19th December 2016. Educative Geo-tour in coordination with IES Institute Bahía Marbella at Los Reales site. Estepona village

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The last Monday 19th December, the geological classroom museum (Málaga city) in coordination with IES Institute Bahía Marbella, carried out an amazing excursion at los Reales site in Estepona village whose main purpose was to encourage students to understand the geological values of our natural resources. We focused our excellence…

17 the December 2016. IV Workshop for minerals and rocks identification. Geological classroom museum

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Last Saturday 17th December according to our programme of activities, inside the 2th cycle of the geological classroom museum, we carried out an amazing workshop focused to scholars and students from 7 to 12 years old, to identify local minerals and rocks, theoretical and practical lessons. We also discovered the…

27 th November 2016. The role of geologist at the service of community

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The geological science meaning is passing a difficult situation at the current worldwide crisis scenario. The lack of investment by our national government in mining, hydrogeological and geoscientist projects and developments, interact in a very negative way to construction sector for assessing the real value of our professional services. Geology…

6th November 2016. Arroyo Hondo ravin. Málaga mountains

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This chance, we carried out an interesting geotour in the heart of Málaga mountains, a natural site which surrounds the capital city. We noted geological parades where realized the geomorphology of the deep slopes inside the ravines where non-continuos water courses called locally “ramblas” are embedded. The bedrock is mainly…

2th November 2016. The mineral resources at Llanos de Juanar (Ojén)

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In conjunction to our previous excursion, the site visit to the plains named Llanos de Juanar, allowed us to understand the huge geological-mining resources of such amazing area. One of the best noted records at that meeting was the own rounded-shape of the plains which forms inner mountain depositions of…

30th October 2016. Hiking at Llanos de Juanar (Ojén)

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In our weekly meeting, we are delighted to introduce you our past experience in conjunction, Minerales y Tesoros de la Tierra Aula de Geología and Encuentro con la Ciencia, where we had the chance to perform a remarakable geotour inside the natural site of Llanos de Juanar (Ojén municipality), an…

27th October 2016. Blue quartz from Antequera ophite. An exclusive and rare Spanish mineralogical record

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In 1996, close to the neighbourhood of Antequera village, an interesting outcrops set of green subvolcanic rock named ophite (dolerite)containing fantastic mineralization of blue quartz crystals, were discovered. Along the blue quartz veins and joint fillings some others minerals like aerinite, hematite, ankerite, gypsum and siderite were also identified. Such…

16th October 2016. Hiking and geo-tour to the Taffonis at Peñas de Cabrera (Casabermeja)

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The last geotour at Peñas de Cabrera (Casabermeja) noted an exceptional natural heritage assemblage in our mountains which were highly remarked by the Taffonis. Those, a metric cavities excavated by the wind action on Permian siliceous sandstones (230 Mll.years), where the settlement of ancient prehistoric communities dated from Copper age…

10th October 2016. Site visit Los Jarales de Carratraca. Mining Heritage

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This site visit exposes the losing of local mining heritage in Málaga province, in such case, ancient chromium-nickel mines “Pozo San Juan and Los Jarales district”  at Carratraca village,  which were mined since early middle of XIX century (1852). During the stage 1940-1960, those mines were worked actively by the…

6th October 2016. Minerals and Treasures of the Earth geological classroom and exhibition empowers the principles and efforts of the Spanish Society for the protection of mining-geological national heritage

The past site visit to the Iron mine El Peñoncillo (Marbella) as a part of our local mining heritage, established the message that we are losing our history and geological heritage. The mine which was the reason of the first high smelting furnace in Spain during XIX century (1826) was…

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