Cardona Salt Mountain, Spain

April 19, 2016

Salt mine spain

Shown above is a salt mine at Cardona Salt Mountain located a few hours drive north of Barcelona, in the Pyrenees Mountains near Cardona, Spain. This mine, open to the public, is covered with evaporites (white substance) that date from the Triassic period. These evaporites are a decollement surface, marking the position of a detachment fault where crustal deformation caused separation between crystalline basement rocks and overlying sedimentary rocks. Click here to see a video of trip to Salt Mountain Cultural Park. Photo taken on April 15, 2015.
Photo Details: Camera Model: NIKON D2Xs; Focal Length: 31mm (35mm equivalent: 46mm); Aperture: ƒ/13.0; Exposure Time: 6.000 s; ISO equiv: 100; Software: Capture NX 1.3.3 W.