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The Alboran Domain is constituted by the Betic-Rif orogenic system and the Alboran Sea between southwestern Europe and northwestern Africa. In this realm, the Mesozoic-Cenozoic transition represents the climax of the Alpine convergence events between Africa and Eurasia. During the rest of the Cenozoic, widespread extensional collapse and transtensional disruption occurred, which caused the generation of a wide spectrum of magmatic rocks (tholeiites, calc-alkaline to ultrapotassic series, and alkali basalts) with unusual geochemical characteristics. In the last two decades, this small spot on Earth has become a strategic site for geoscientists, inspiring more interpretations than any other comparable region of...

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