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Canal Grande (Canalgrande), Iglesias, Carbonia-Iglesias Province, Sardinia, Italy

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Name(s) in local language(s): Canal Grande (Canalgrande), Iglesias, Provincia di Carbonia-Iglesias, Italia, Sardegna
It is a cove along the coast, to the northwest Masua, at the mouth of the little hanging valley of Rio Canal Grande. Grotta di Canal Grande, a 150-m-long natural tunnel originated from marine erosion of the Cambrian sedimentary rocks, is located at the base of the northern cliff, below Punta Cubedda promontory.

Pelagosite, as yellowish shiny concretions with a fibrous-radiating structure on cemented pebbles and limestone exposed to the action of marine waves near Grotta di Canal Grande, has been described by Clerici (1920).

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Clerici E. (1920): Pelagosite di Canalgrande nell’Iglesiente. Rend. R. Accad. Lincei, Classe sci. fis. mat. nat., ser. 5, 29, 1, 462-465.

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