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Scrajo, Vico Equense, Naples, Campania, Italyi
Regional Level Types
Scrajo- not defined -
Vico EquenseMunicipality
NaplesMetropolitan City

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
40° 40' 19'' North , 14° 26' 6'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Nearest Settlements:
Vico Equense12,820 (2014)1.4km
Patierno592 (2014)2.1km
Belvedere396 (2014)2.1km
Antignano107 (2014)2.6km
Montechiaro575 (2014)2.9km
Name(s) in local language(s):
Scrajo Terme

This locality is in Vico Equense municipality, along the Sorrento coast of the Sorrento peninsula. Geologically this peninsula is basically constituted by a NE-SW elongated monocline of mesozoic carbonates dipping toward NW.
Along the coast a number of karst caves are present, some of which are still active. At Scrajo Terme (the locality is a thermal resort beach) there is one of the best developed karst system in the area, in which a stream of sulfurous waters springs from the limestone with a mean flux of about 80 liters per second at a temperature of about 18° Celsius.
In the vicinities of this water vent and in connection with its sulphate content, the walls of the cave are covered by small gypsum crystals.
These crystals are directly attached onto the carbonatic matrix or on a gypsum crust up to 1 cm thick not too firmly bonded to the rock.
The main form of the specimens is the classical equidimensional monoclinic prism, but acicular forms are also present, up to 2 cm of maximum dimension.
Also present in the area is calcite, in the form called "dente di cane" (dog tooth), up to 3 cm, with an amber yellow colour.

Regions containing this locality

Eurasian PlateTectonic Plate
Sorrento Peninsula, Campania, ItalyPeninsula

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List

2 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Formula: CaCO3
Habit: Scalenoedron
Colour: Amber yellow
Fluorescence: Pale yellow
Reference: Ragone V. (2000) - Minerali in Penisola Sorrentina - GMGN News, 2.
Formula: CaSO4 · 2H2O
Habit: Classic monoclinic prism Acicular
Colour: White
Reference: Ragone V. (2000) - Minerali in Penisola Sorrentina - GMGN News, 2.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Gypsum7.CD.40CaSO4 · 2H2O

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Gypsum29.6.3.1CaSO4 · 2H2O

List of minerals for each chemical element

H GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
C CalciteCaCO3
O GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
O CalciteCaCO3
S GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
Ca GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
Ca CalciteCaCO3


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Ragone V. (2000) - Minerali in Penisola Sorrentina - GMGN News, 2.

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