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The Granada Group: Antonio Sánchez-Navas

Antonio Sánchez-Navas has been doing research in the fields of crystallography, mineralogy and petrology. The publication list of mineralogy includes papers in American Mineralogist, European Journal of Mineralogy, Canadian Mineralogist y Clays and Clay minerals. His research activities focussed on the field of crystallography have been published in Crystal Growth and Design and Journal of Crystal Growth. Publications about geochemistry include papers in important international journals as Geochimica et Cosmochimica y Chemical Geology; about Geology, in journals as Geology, Journal of Geology, Journal of Metamorphic Geology and Terranova; about sedimentology in Sedimentology; about environmental sciences and cultural heritage in Journal of Geophysical Research, Atmospheric Environment, Geoderma, Archaeometry and Journal of Cultural Heritage. He has worked as scientific and technical advisor of the Scientific Instrumentation Center of the University of Granada (1989-present). Among the works carried out, it is worth mentioning the development of the backscattered electron diffraction (EBSD) for the textural analysis of geological materials in our laboratories.

López-Quirós, A., Sánchez-Navas, A., Nieto, F.,  Escutia C. (2020): New insights into the nature of glauconite. American Mineralogist, 105, 674-686. https://doi.org/10.2138/am-2020-7341.

Chen, X. Y.,  Teng, F. Z., Sanchez, W. R., Romanek, C. S., Sanchez-Navas, A., Sánchez-Román, M.(2020): Experimental constraints on magnesium isotope fractionation during abiogenic calcite precipitation at room temperature. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 281, 102-117. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gca.2020.04.033.

López-Quirós, A., Escutia, C., Sánchez-Navas, A.,  Nieto, F.,  Garcia-Casco, A., Martín-Algarra, A., Evangelinos, D.,  Salabarna, A. (2019) Glaucony authigenesis, maturity and alteration in the Weddell Sea: An indicator of paleoenvironmental conditions before the onset of Antarctic glaciation. Scientific Reports 9:13580. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-019-50107-1.  

Hernández-Laguna, A., Pérez del Valle, C., Hernández-Haro, N.,  Ortega-Castro, J., Muñoz-Santiburcio, D., Vidal, I., Sánchez-Navas, A.,  Escamilla-Roa, E., Sainz-Díaz, C. I. (2019): Compressibility of 2M1 muscovite-phlogopite series minerals. Journal of Molecular Modeling 25:341. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00894-019-4218-x.  

Farré-de-Pablo, J., Proenza, J. A., González-Jiménez, J. M., Garcia-Casco, A., Colás, V.,  Roqué-Rossell, J., Camprubí, A., Sánchez-Navas, A. (2018): A shallow origin for diamonds in ophiolitic chromitites. Geology, 47 (1), 75-78. https://doi.org/10.1130/G45640.1.  

Díaz-Hernández, J. L., Sánchez-Navas, A., Delgado, A., Yepes, J., García-Casco, A. (2018): Textural and isotopic evidence for Ca-Mg carbonate pedogenesis. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 222, 485-507. doi: 10.1016/j.gca.2017.11.006.

Sánchez-Navas, A., García-Casco, A.,  Mazzoli, S., Martín-Algarra, A. (2017): Polymetamorphism in the Alpujarride Complex, Betic Cordillera, south Spain. The Journal of Geology, 125, 637-657. doi: 10.1086/693862.

University of Alicante Group: Dr. Manuel Martín-Martín

Manuel Martín Martín graduated in Geological Sciences from the University of Granada in 1990. He obtained a research grant from the FPI plan of the Ministry of Education and Science (1993-1996) and received his doctorate from the University of Granada in 1996, having studied the Tertiary of Maláguide Domain in Sierra Espuña (Bética Internal Zones). He obtained a postdoctoral fellowship from the FPI plan of the Ministry of Education and Science (1997-1998) to study the Paleogene of the Corbiéres and Minervois sector (SE, France) at the Université Paul Sabatier in Toulouse (France). He is professor at the University of Alicante from the end of 1998. Since July 25, 2002, he has been a Full Professor at the University of Alicante at the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences (Internal Geodynamics area). Currently he is working on the tectono-sedimentary evolution of Cenozoic basins, being the Head Researcher of the Group of the University of Alicante: “Geodynamic evolution of the eastern Betic mountain range and the Alicante marine platform”.

Recent papers:

Martín-Martín, M., Guerrera, F., Tosquella, J, Tramontana, M. 2020. Paleocene-Lower Eocene carbonate platforms of westernmost Tethys. Sedimentary Geology 404, 105674. 

Martín-Martín, M., and Robles-Marín, P. (2020): Alternative methods for calculating compaction in sedimentary basins. Mar. Pet. Geol. 113, 104132. doi: 10.1016/j.marpetgeo.2019.104132

Martín-Martín, M., Guerrera, F., Miclăuș, C., and Tramontana, M. (2020): Similar Oligo-Miocene tectono-sedimentary evolution of the Paratethyan branches represented by the Moldavidian Basin and Maghrebian Flysch Basin. Sedimentary Geology 396: 105548

Martín-Martín, M., Guerrera, F., and Tramontana, M. (2020): Geodynamic Implications of the Latest Chattian-Langhian Central-Western Peri-Mediterranean Volcano-Sedimentary Event: A Review.  The Journal of Geology 128:1, 29-43. doi: 10.1086/706262

– Guerrera, F., Martín-Martín, M., and Tramontana, M. (2019): Evolutionary geological models of the central-western peri-Mediterranean chains: a review. International Geology Reviews. 1-22. doi: 10.1080/00206814.2019.1706056

Martín-Martín, M., Estévez, A., Martín-Rojas, I., Guerrera, F., Alcalá, F. J., Serrano, F., Tramontana, M. (2018): The Agost Basin (Betic Cordillera, Alicante province, Spain): a pull-apart basin involving salt tectonics. International Journal of Earth Sciences. 107, 2: 655-671. Doi: 10.1007/s00531-017-1521-6

Perri, F.; Critelli, S.; Martín-Martín, M.; Montone, S.; Amendola, U. (2017): Unravelling hinterland and offshore palaeogeography from pre-to-syn-orogenic clastic sequences of the Betic Cordillera (Sierra Espuña), Spain. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Plaeoecology. 468, 52-69. 

Guerrera, F.; Martín-Martín, M.; Rafaelli, G.; Tramontana, M. (2015): The Early Miocene “Bisciaro volcaniclastic event” (northenr Apennines, Italy): a key study for the geodynamic evolution of the central-western Mediterranean. International Journal of Earth Sciences. 104: 1083-1106. 

Alcalá, F.J.; Guerrera, F.; Martín-Martín, M.; Raffaeli, G.; Serrano, F. (2013): Geodynamic implications derived from Numidian-like distal turbidites deposited along the Internal-External Domain boundary of the Betic Cordillera (S Spain). Terra Nova. 25:119-129.

Guerrera, F.; Martín-Algarra, A.; Martín-Martín, M. (2012): Tectono-sedimentary evolution of the “Numidian Formation” and Lateral Facies (southern branch of the western Tethys): constraints for central-western Mediterranean geodynamics. Terra  Nova. 24:34-41. 

Paul Fallot visit to the Crevillente Sierra on 1931

A compilation of geological landscape images of the Crevillente Sierra prior to the Spanish civil war found in  the historical archives have been made. Specifically from the authors Daniel Jiménez de Cisneros and Hervás, Bartolomé Darder Pericàs and Paul Fallot. Many different works have been carried out on the first two authors, while the stereographic photographs of the Paul Fallot Fund in the Archive of the University of Granada  are mentioned for the first time.

During the preparation of the Symposium Tribute to D. Daniel Jiménez de Cisneros y Hervás, in 2004, part of the glass gelatin silver emulsions in the Jimenez de Cisneros collection were cataloged and scanned.

Tables are made with the description of the glasses and some images that have been described in previous works are shown. The conservation of this material is worthwhile because you can see how the landscape of the mountains has changed from the beginning of the last century to the present day.

Stereoscopic pictures number 1849 of the Paul Fallot Fund of the Granada University. Numbered as 2452 by its author and described as: “Néogene Colina del Castillo S. de Crevillente P.F. 31” (Paul Fallot 1931). Bottom El Frare from el Pla taken on February 13th of 2004 by J. E. Tent-Manclus.

Cite as: Tent-Manclús, J. E., Lancis, C. y Baeza Carratalá, J. F. (2019): Las fotografías realizadas para el studio geológico de la Sierra de Crevillente a principios del siglo XX. In: Daniel Jiménez de Cisneros Centenario de sus trabajos sobre geología y paleontología de la Sierra de Crevillent (Belmonte Mas y Satorre Pérez, A. Eds.). Ayuntamiento de Crevillent. Concejalía de Cultura. 247-259.