12. Site on the Góriz path




    This is a site that extends along the steep part of the path where it crosses various strata of rock. The concentration of fossils is very high and in places constitutes the entire volume of the rock. It is subdivided into the 12, 12' and 12'' spots to make its localisation more accurate. Geological units T0 and T1.


    It is possible at this site, situated on a route traversed by hundreds and hundreds of walkers each year, to see with the naked eye algae remains (12) and various assemblages of foraminiferans (12' and 12''). They are all part of the limestone Gallinera Formation.


    A path seems to head back towards the south from the Cola de Caballo Cirque before zigzagging up a crag and beyond the Soaso pitons to the east. It is also a stretch on the GR-11.
    The Soaso pitons themselves present a similar assemblage of fossils (12) with white algae, but the matrix of the rock can barely be distinguished from the fossils and they are more difficult to identify.
    With regard to the assilinas and discocyclinas (12'), accompanied by bivalve shells and echinoderms, they crop out in relatively significant numbers on the surface of one stratum. As for the nummulites and alveolinas, points with important concentrations are to be found along the path to the Góriz Refuge.

    The most representative spot for the algae (12) is at the UTM coordinates 31T 256600 4726363. For the assilinas (12'), the best spot is at the UTM coordinates 31T 256682 4726830. Lastly, a notable site for alveolinas (12'') is the strata at the UTM coordinates 31T 255589 4727296.