El delta de lava de Igueste de San Andrés (Anaga, Tenerife, Islas Canarias)

  1. Ramón Casillas Ruiz 1
  2. María Candelaria Martín Luis 1
  3. Juan Jesús Coello Bravo 2
  4. Ricardo Balcells Herrera 3
  5. Juan Ramón Colmenero Navarro 4
  1. 1 Universidad de La Laguna

    Universidad de La Laguna

    San Cristobal de La Laguna, España

    ROR https://ror.org/01r9z8p25

  2. 2 Museo de Ciencias Naturales de Tenerife
  3. 3 Consejo Insular de Aguas de Tenerife
  4. 4 Universidad de Salamanca

    Universidad de Salamanca

    Salamanca, España

    ROR https://ror.org/02f40zc51


ISSN: 0213-683X

Year of publication: 2019

Issue: 66

Pages: 99-102

Type: Article


The remains of a lava delta occur within the volcanic succession called Serie I Media in the Anaga Massif, in the northeastern part of Tenerife Island (Canary Islands). The outcrop is located in the lower part of the ravine of Igueste de San Andrés, at about 90 meters high. The delta is formed mainly of flows of low viscosity basaltic lavas that cover pillowlavas, roughly resedimented pillow-fragment breccias, and hyaloclastites, in foreset bodies with high dips towards the S. The delta is covered by agglomerates constituted by fragments from the different facies of the delta and levels of lavas and subaerial pyroclasts, formed of small coastal strombolian eruptions.