|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||40° 48' 32'' North , 14° 2' 38'' East|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||40.80889,14.04389|
|Köppen climate type:||Csa : Hot-summer Mediterranean climate|
|Name(s) in local language(s):||Torregaveta, Bacoli, Campi Flegrei, Provincia di Napoli, Complesso vulcanico flegreo, Campania, Italia|
Outcrop of the Breccia Museo, a volcanic breccia of complex origin which contains abundant fragments of juvenile lava, country rock, hydrothermally altered rock, and feldspar-dominated cumulate nodules (syenites).
The syenite nodules are primarily composed of sanidine (up to ca. 80%) with subordinate albite-rich plagioclase, marialite, a S- and Cl-rich member of the cancrinite group (liottite), amphiboles, pyroxenes, biotite, magnetite, titanite, apatite, sodalite group minerals (haüyne and sodalite). Accessory minerals include U- and Zr-bearing phases such as thorianite-uraninite, an U-bearing member of pyrochlore group, U-bearing thorite, U-and REE-bearing phosphate (monazite group), U-bearing zircon, baddeleyite and zirconolite; minor sulfides (pyrite, pyrrhotite, chalcopyrite, galena, etc.), carbonates (calcite and cerussite), scheelite, ferberite, etc. are also present. Halite, sylvite, and anhydrite are rarely found as microscopic inclusions in feldspars (Fedele et al., 2006).
30 valid minerals.
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0 - 2.588 Ma