The trachyte of Cabo de Gata in south-east Spain, which contains 12-15% of phosphoric acid.
Its greatest length is about 141 m., from Cape Drepano in the west to Cape St Andrea in the north-east, and its greatest breadth, from Cape Gata in the south to Cape Kormakiti in the north, reaches 60 m.; while it retains an average width of from 35 to 50 m.
The chief sierras, or ranges, are those of Maria, in the north; Estancias and Oria, north of the Almanzora river; Filabres, in the middle of the province; Cabrera and Gata, along the southeast coast; Alhamilla, east of the city of Almeria; Gador in the south-west; and, in the west, some outlying ridges of the Sierra Nevada.
Wide at its entrance, and terminating, on the east, in the Cabo de Gata, the southernmost point of eastern Spain.
Garnets are found in the Sierra de Gata and in the Sierra Nevada fine marble is quarried.
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