Origin, Geology and Geochemistry of Mpouharia and Nohtaria Landforms, in Mikrovaltos Kozani, NW Macedonia – Greece

  • Akindinos KelepertzisEmail author
  • Evagelos Tziritis


The long-term and continuous change of the characteristics of the geosphere is impressed in rocks and surface formations that constitute the fundamental elements of the earth’s crust. Over recent centuries several empirical observers and scientists have investigated and gathered evidence of geo-historical evolution. Extended in situ observations as well as the correct interpretation of the scattered rocks, fossils and landforms, have supplied us with adequate information, which has been crucial for the justification and establishment of models of this historical and geological evolution. In this context, the term geosite, which includes landforms, is used for the description of geological and geomorphological phenomena that need to be preserved and protected due to their significance or importance.


Metamorphic Rock Late Miocene Quaternary Deposit Natural Weathering Coarse Grained Material 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Geology and Geoenvironment, Department of Economic Geology and GeochemistryNational and Kapodistrian University of AthensAthensGreece

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