Moles de Xert

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Moles de Xert
Moles de Xert11.JPG
Highest point
Peak Mola Gran
Elevation 806 m (2,644 ft)
Listing List of mountains in the Valencian Community
Coordinates 40°31′54″N 0°9′7″E / 40.53167°N 0.15194°E / 40.53167; 0.15194Coordinates: 40°31′54″N 0°9′7″E / 40.53167°N 0.15194°E / 40.53167; 0.15194
Geography
Moles de Xert is located in Spain
Moles de Xert
Moles de Xert
Location in Spain
Location Baix Maestrat, Valencian Community
Parent range Iberian System, Eastern end
Geology
Orogeny Alpine orogeny
Type of rock Karstic
Climbing
Easiest route First drive, then hike from Xert or from Canet lo Roig

Moles de Xert[1] (Valencian pronunciation: [ˈmɔlez ðe ˈtʃɛɾt], Spanish: Muelas de Chert) is a 4.2 km (3 mi) long mountain range in the Baix Maestrat comarca, Valencian Community, Spain. Its highest point is Mola Gran (806 m). The other main summits are Mola Murada, a breast-shaped hill, Moleta Redona and Mola Llarga. These mountains have very original shapes, topped by regular rocky outcrops resembling castles or fortifications. They are frequently covered in snow in the winter.

Halfway up the slope of Mola Gran in the winter showing rock slide caused by marble quarry on the right side

The main mountain, Mola Gran, has been disfigured on the southern side by a stone quarry that left a very visible scarred surface with a large rock slide.

There are remains of an ancient Iberian Ilercavones settlement in the Mola Murada.

Wildlife, like Spanish Ibex, Roe Deer and Wild Boar, is abundant in these lonely mountains.

Location[edit]

This mountain chain rises above the town of Xert and right to the NE of Serra de l'Espadella, east of the Maestrat mountains of which they could be considered foothills.[2]

The abandoned villages of La Barcella and Fontanals are located in these mountains.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Vicenç M. Rosselló i Verger, Toponímia, geografia i cartografia
  2. ^ José Quereda Sala, Les Moles de Xert,; Análisis Geomorfológico (in Spanish)

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