Argumentos petrológicos y geoquímicos para la subdivisión del Complejo Nevado-Filábride en los Complejos del Veleta y del Mulhacén

  1. E. Puga
  2. A. Díaz de Federico
  3. J.M. Nieto
  4. M.A. Díaz Puga
  5. J.A. Rodríguez Martínez-Conde
  6. J.I. Manteca Martínez
Geotemas (Madrid)

ISSN: 1576-5172

Year of publication: 2004

Issue Title: IV Congreso Geológico de España (Zaragoza, 12-15 julio, 2004)

Issue: 6

Pages: 101-104

Type: Article

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The Veleta and Mulhacén Complexes, previously considered together as the Nevado-Filábride Complex, constitute the deepest units of the Betic Cordilleras. The Veleta Complex (VC) is mainly formed of several thousand metres of graphite-bearing micaschists and crops out as a series of tectonic windows below the Mulhacén Complex (MC). This latter complex comprises a pile of thrust nappes of crustal origin, composed of a Palaeozoic basement and Mesozoic cover series, between which a Jurassic-Cretaceous ophiolitic nappe is tectonically intercalated. Within the MC nappes of crustal origin, meta-granitic rocks occur, generated in a late-Eiercynian syn-collisional magmatism and a Permian to Triassic, post-collisional intraplate, acidic-to-in ter mediate volcanism. The ophiolitic nappe is composed o f basic, ultramafic and sedimentary rocks affected by ocean-floor and orogenic metamorphism. The basic rocks mainly retain their original E-MORB character. The ultramafic rocks are serpentinites and secondary harzburgites containing partly rodingitized basaltic dykes. The Soportújar Formation of the MC is made up of continental meta-sediments and meta-andesitic rocks originated during an intra-orogenic relaxation period between the eo-Alpine and meso-Alpine metamorphic events. The Alpine metamorphism developed in eclogite facies followed by Ab-Ep amphibolite facies in the MC, and in Ab-Ep amphibolite facies followed by greenschist facies in the VC.