Havara on Cyprus - a surficial calcareous deposit

Wolfgang Schirmer
Havara is a local name of a surficial, soft, porous, white to buff, carbonaceous, clastic rock of Quaternary age widely spread in Cyprus. Its grain size varies from predominant silt to pebbles. It is bound to the surficial outcrop of chalky and marly deposits dating from Upper Maastrichtian through Quaternary. Genetically it is slope debris accumulated at the slope toes, concentrated to debris cones at the exits of dales and small valleys or spread as...