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Messinian gypsum cycles. The lowermost cycle shows the complete sequence from nucleation cones at the base right above terrigenous sedimentary layers, through gyspum palisade (with crystals up to 20 cm long) in the middle, to supercones at the top. The next cycle up instead is dominated by supercones (nodular appearance, with terrigenous sediment trapped in small pockets). Terrigenous sediments increase progressively towards the top. In this outcrop up to 5 or 6 cycles are present, of which 3 complete ones are visible in the model, which is about 15 m tall at the highest point. Orientation is ENE to the left and WSW to the right in default view. River bend in the Rio de las Aguas near the town of Sorbas, Andalusia, Spain. Lat 37˚05‘23.74’‘N, Lon 2˚06‘54.66’‘W, elevation 330 m.