|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||44° 19' 13'' North , 10° 32' 8'' East|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||44.32028,10.53556|
|Köppen climate type:||Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate|
|Name(s) in local language(s):||Santa Scolastica, Romanoro, Frassinoro, Provincia di Modena, Emilia-Romagna, Italia|
Abandoned quarry in a serpentinite outcrop.
The serpentinite outcrop (<100 m in diameter; 44°19'13.00"N, 10°32'08.26"E) is located in the Dolo Valley, next to the village of Romanoro, Frassinoro municipality. It bears the signs of interaction of the former peridotite with a metasomatic fuid rich in Ca, Fe, Ti, and Mn, possibly related to the
serpentinisation event (Capedri & Lugli, 1999). Minor phases formed during fuid–rock interaction are in the form of aggregates of oxides of the ilmenite–pyrophanite series; sulphides of Ni–Fe are also present. Lizardite crystals from Santa Scolastica are found either as trigonal prisms, or as characteristic aggregates with a six-cornered star shape, never before described in literature. Only trigonal prisms were found to be suitable for X-ray diffraction and refinement; they are ascribable to the 1T polytype (Laurora et al., 2011).
7 valid minerals. 1 erroneous literature entry.
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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|Paleogene - Late Cretaceous|
23.03 - 100.5 Ma
|Late Cretaceous limestone|
66 - 145 Ma
|Mesozoic sedimentary rocks|
Age: Cretaceous (66 - 145 Ma)
Lithology: Sedimentary 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.