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Racoş (Racoşul de Jos; Alsórákos), Racoş Commune, Brașov Co., Romania

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 46° 1' 51'' North , 25° 24' 14'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 46.03083,25.40389
Area:4.0 km2
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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Mineral List

73 valid minerals.

Regional Geology

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

ID: 1379481
Miocene-Pliocene volcanic rocks

Age: Neogene (2.588 - 23.03 Ma)

Comments: May include hypabyssal intrusions.

Lithology: Volcanic rocks

Reference: Geological Survey of Canada. Generalized geological map of the world and linked databases. doi:10.4095/195142. Open File 2915d. [18]

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1. Szakáll, S., Kristály, F., 2010. Mineralogy of Székelyland, Eastern Transylvania, Romania, Sfântu Gheorghe-Miercurea Ciuc-Târgu Mures, 2010.
2. Szakáll, S., Kristály, F., Bigi, S., Papucs, A., Almási, E., 2006. High-temperature and late hydrous Ca minerals in the thermally metamorphosed limestone xenoliths from the basalt of Racoşul de Jos, Perşani Mts., (Romania). Romanian Journal of Mineral Deposits and Romanian Journal of Mineralogy, vol.82, p.224-227.
3. Almási, E., Szakáll, S., 2005. Cavity-fillig mineral assemblage of the basalts from Racoş. The 8th Geologist Meeting in Szekelyland. Miercurea Ciuc; Sapientia EMTE, p.28-29.
4. Mârza, I., Gherghari, L., Har, N., 1994. Contribution to the knowledge of lithospherical enclaves included in Pliocen-Quaternary alkaline basalt from the Perşani Mountains, Stud. Univ., Babes-Bolyai, Ser. Geol., 39 / 1-2, p.115-125.
5. Măldărescu, I., Şecleman, M., Atanasiu, M., Bădescu, D., 1982. Reaction in the xenoliths of basalts from Racoşul de Jos, Anal. Univ., Bucureşti, Ser. Geol., 31, p.21-26.
6. Cosma, R., Matei, L., Rădan, S., 1984. Zeolitic tuffs from the Racoş-Perşani area. Mine, Petrol, Gaze, 35 / 6, p.274-280.
7. Rădulescu, D., Dimitrescu, R., 1966. Mineralogia Topografica a României. Ed. Academiei RSR.
8. Laţiu, V., 1928. Contributions to the petrogenic study about the inclusions from the exogene quartz in basalts of Racoşul de Jos. Anal. Univ. Bucureşti, 1928.

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