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|Location is approximate, estimate based on other nearby localities.|
|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||42° North , 12° East (est.)|
|Margin of Error:||~95km|
|Name(s) in local language(s):||Lazio, Italia|
Plio-Quaternary volcanism of both the acidic type (Tuscan Magmatic Province: Cimini Mts., Tolfa-Manziana-Cerite range) and the alkaline-potassic type (Roman Magmatic Province: Vulsini Mts., Vico volcano, Sabatini Mts, and Alban Hills) covered the greater part of the Tyrrhenian Latium; the latter generated the volcano-tectonic or explosive morphological depressions of the lakes Bolsena, Vico, Bracciano, Albano, and Nemi. Three sedimentary sequences outcrop inside the volcanic cover area and at its borders and characterize the substratum:
- post-orogenic complex (Neogene - Quaternary), made of clays, sands and, secondarily, conglomerates at the base of the volcanites;
- flyschioid complexes in the Ligurian facies, made of arenaceous, argillaceous or marly-calcareous formations (Cretaceous - Oligocene);
- complexes of the Tuscan or Umbria-Marche Series, made of carbonate, with an anhydride-dolomitic formation and successive prevalent carbonate formations (Upper Trias - Eocene).
The underlying regional metamorphic basement of the Palaeozoic age (phyllites and quartzites) outcrops only to the west of the Vulsini Mts.
Mineral ListMineral list contains entries from the region specified including sub-localities
251 valid minerals. 26 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals. 1 (FRL) - first recorded locality of unapproved mineral/variety/etc.
Rock Types RecordedEntries shown in red are rocks recorded for this region.
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- Igneous rock
- Sedimentary rock and sediment
- Metamorphic rock
- Artificial material
Localities in this Region
- ⭔Frosinone Province
- ⭔Latina Province
- ⭔Rieti Province
- ⭔Rome Province
- Alban Hills
- Bracciano Lake
- Campagnano di Roma
- Capo di Bove
- Le Capannelle
- Magliano Romano
- Monte Compatri
- Monti Ernici
- Rome Province
- Sacrofano Caldera
- Santa Severa
- Tolfa Mts District
- ⭔Viterbo Province
- Bassano Romano
- Civita Castellana
- Colle Quartuccio
- Làtera volcano
- Montalto di Castro
- Vico Lake
- Rome Province
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