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Monte San Pedrone, Castagniccia, Corte, Haute-Corse, Corsica, Francei
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Monte San PedroneMountain
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Name(s) in local language(s):Monte San Pedrone, Castagniccia, Haute-Corse, Corse, France
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 42° 23' 46'' North , 9° 19' 37'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 42.39611,9.32694
GeoHash:G#: spw9hjzxj
Locality type:Mountain
Köppen climate type:Csb : Warm-summer Mediterranean climate
Nearest Settlements:
La Porta215 (2016)3.0km
San-Lorenzo115 (2016)3.4km
Morosaglia1,105 (2016)4.7km
Ortiporio123 (2016)6.8km
Vignale180 (2016)8.3km

Occurrence of lawsonitites in the Monte San Pedrone area. These rocks predominantly consist of lawsonite (>70%!) and have formed under eclogite-facies conditions.

Part of the national park "Parc naturel régional de Corse".

Regions containing this locality

Eurasian PlateTectonic Plate

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List

3 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Formula: C
Reference: Beyssac, O. & Brovarone, A. V. (2014): A visit to the subduction factory of Alpine Corsica, France. Elements 10, 475-476.
Formula: CaAl2(Si2O7)(OH)2 · H2O
Reference: Beyssac, O. & Brovarone, A. V. (2014): A visit to the subduction factory of Alpine Corsica, France. Elements 10, 475-476.
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Beyssac, O. & Brovarone, A. V. (2014): A visit to the subduction factory of Alpine Corsica, France. Elements 10, 475-476.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Group 9 - Silicates
Lawsonite9.BE.05CaAl2(Si2O7)(OH)2 · H2O

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Semi-metals and non-metals
Group 56 - SOROSILICATES Si2O7 Groups, With Additional O, OH, F and H2O
Si2O7 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with cations in [4] and/or >[4] coordination
Lawsonite56.2.3.1CaAl2(Si2O7)(OH)2 · H2O
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si

List of minerals for each chemical element

H LawsoniteCaAl2(Si2O7)(OH)2 · H2O
C GraphiteC
O LawsoniteCaAl2(Si2O7)(OH)2 · H2O
O QuartzSiO2
Al LawsoniteCaAl2(Si2O7)(OH)2 · H2O
Si LawsoniteCaAl2(Si2O7)(OH)2 · H2O
Si QuartzSiO2
Ca LawsoniteCaAl2(Si2O7)(OH)2 · H2O

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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66 - 251.902 Ma

ID: 3148412
Ophiolites Piemontaises

Age: Mesozoic (66 - 251.902 Ma)

Description: ophiolite complex

Lithology: Major:{amphibolite}, Minor{eclogite,serpentinite}

Reference: Asch, K. The 1:5M International Geological Map of Europe and Adjacent Areas: Development and Implementation of a GIS-enabled Concept. Geologisches Jahrbuch, SA 3. [147]

Cretaceous - Jurassic
66 - 201.3 Ma

ID: 3189249
Mesozoic crystalline metamorphic rocks

Age: Mesozoic (66 - 201.3 Ma)

Lithology: Crystalline metamorphic rocks

Reference: Chorlton, L.B. Generalized geology of the world: bedrock domains and major faults in GIS format: a small-scale world geology map with an extended geological attribute database. doi: 10.4095/223767. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 5529. [154]

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