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Port Characterized

The Sierra de Mijas is a solid marble, located west of Malaga, in the mountain range of Costa del Sol is a steep relief, separated from Sierra Blana, with which it forms a single geologic unit in the Port of Fishermen in the upper bounds are reached 1,000 m, in just 5 to 10 km away to the sea. Large amounts of limestone, which are mined in several quarries, located in Alhaurin de la Torre and Benalmadena. Already at the base of the mountains, and bordering the same schistose materials can be found mainly in the southern slopes of the mountains and Quaternary deposits in the northern side. As for soils, the soils of the highlands are heavily eroded due to high steepness of the slopes, vegetation loss, exploitation of forest resources and forest fires. dominated by the so-called "lithosols" where the profile is characterized by a chalky layer of just 10cm thick, with many pieces of rock, below which appears the bedrock, ie the marbles.

In places where conditions are favorable terrain, soil appears more developed, known as "terra-rossa," which has a high clay content. This soil is red and is formed by the accumulation of clay for disqualification. The profile in this case highlights argillic horizon, characterized by the migration of clay to the upper horizon. From the past, the mountain has been known for its mines of lead, silver, iron and zinc underlying land. Currently, these farms are abandoned, but in antiquity were part of the economic and social fabric.

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