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Along the coast of southern Italy, near Tempa Rossa, is an outcrop with a turbidite succession greater than 150 m (460 ft) thick. It is part of the Pollica Sandstones Formation, which is the oldest formation of the Cilento Group (Miocene [Langhian to Lower Tortonian]). The Cilento Group (Pollica and the overlying San Mauro Formation) was deposited in a wedge-shaped basin above deposits that were formed during the early phases of the formation of the Southern Apennines. The Pollica Formation is comprised of several channelized deposits of coarse- and very coarse-grained siliciclastic units. These are capped by and laterally...

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