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Roque de Los MuchachosDeze pagina in Nederlands
Date: 2005
Copyright: Hans van Wondergem
 
Date: 2005
Copyright: Hans van Wondergem
 
Place: Roque de los Muchachos
Date: 2001-01
Copyright: Brian Smith, BTS Internet Services Looking into the Caldera from the Roque de Los Muchachos and towards the Pico de Atuad
The layers of lava can be clearly seen.
 
Place: Roque de los Muchachos
Date: 2001-01
Copyright: Brian Smith, BTS Internet Services Looking into the Caldera from the Roque de Los Muchachos
Colourful layers of lava are criss-crossed by lava dykes.
Geology note: Dykes are formed when liquid lava pushes its way through the existing layes of rock and solidified into walls of hard stone. The softer lava around them has eroded away over the centuries leaving the hard rock walls standing.
 
Place: Roque de los Muchachos
Date: 2001-01
Copyright: Brian Smith, BTS Internet Services Looking into the Caldera from the Roque de Los Muchachos
A long intrusive volcanic dyke can be seen running vertically though the rocks.
On the left are pockects of yellow, sulphur rich, solidified volcanic dust.
 
Copyright: Brian Smith, BTS Internet Services    
 
Place: Roque de los Muchachos, Morro Negro
Date: 2001
Copyright: Brian Smith, BTS Internet Services A rock face of mulit-coloured tufa (solidified volcanic ash) above the road at Morro Negro.
The different coloured layers have different chemical compositions. The layers show signs of the erosion that took place between each eruption.
 
Copyright: Brian Smith, BTS Internet Services    
 
Place: Roque de los Muchachos, Morro Negro
Date: 2001-05
Copyright: Brian Smith, BTS Internet Services A thin rock wall protrudes out over the outer side of the Caldera near Morro Negro.
Geology note: The harder layer of rock at the top prevents erosion of the softer rock directly underneath it. The rest has been washed away leaving this knife edge.
 
Place: Santa Cruz de La Palma, Fuente de Olen
Date: 2001-05
Copyright: Brian Smith, BTS Internet Services Layers of solidified volcanic ash near Morro Negro, Roque de Los Muchachos.
 
Copyright: Brian Smith, BTS Internet Services    
 
Copyright: Brian Smith, BTS Internet Services    
 
Copyright: Brian Smith, BTS Internet Services    
 
Copyright: Brian Smith, BTS Internet Services Layers of dark volcanic ash and cinder.
 
Copyright: Brian Smith, BTS Internet Services    
 
Copyright: Brian Smith, BTS Internet Services    
 
Copyright: Brian Smith, BTS Internet Services    
 
 
Rock formations at Roque de Los Muchachos, La Palma, Canary Islands
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