Racoş (Racoşul de Jos; Alsórákos), Racoş Commune, Brașov Co., Romania
|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||46° 1' 51'' North , 25° 24' 14'' East|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||46.03083,25.40389|
|Köppen climate type:||Dfb : Warm-summer humid continental climate|
|Name(s) in local language(s):||Comuna Racoş|
Racoş is located in the Perşani Mountains, Eastern Carpathians, on the right side of the Olt River, at 15 Km (9.3 miles) in the eastern part of Rupea city. Documentary attested since 1377.
Triassic and Lower Jurassic basement, Mesozoic sedimentary rocks, Neogene-Quaternary calc-alkaline volcanism. Dominant extrusive igneous rocks, especially basalts. Also stand out the serpentinites, metabasites, calc-silicate xenoliths that host most of the minerals found here.
Dacite tuffs, mixed silicic and basaltic products of the volcanism, scoria foam were spreaded over the large areas.
Several basalt and limestone quarries inoperable now.
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73 valid minerals.
This geological map and associated information on rock units at or nearby to the coordinates given for this locality is based on relatively small scale geological maps provided by various national Geological Surveys. This does not necessarily represent the complete geology at this locality but it gives a background for the region in which it is found.
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|Pliocene - Miocene|
2.588 - 23.03 Ma
|Miocene-Pliocene volcanic rocks|