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A Prograding Miocene Turbidite System, Tempa Rossa Cliffs, Italy

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G. Cavuoto
G. Cavuoto
1
Departimento di Scienze della Terra — Università “Federico II”,
Napoli, Italy
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A.. Valente
A.. Valente
2
Dipartimento di Studi Geologici ed Ambientali — Università degli Studi del Sannio
,
Benevento, Italy
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G. Nardi
G. Nardi
1
Departimento di Scienze della Terra — Università “Federico II”,
Napoli, Italy
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L. Martelli
L. Martelli
1
Departimento di Scienze della Terra — Università “Federico II”,
Napoli, Italy
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A. Cammarosano
A. Cammarosano
1
Departimento di Scienze della Terra — Università “Federico II”,
Napoli, Italy
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Published:
January 01, 2008

Abstract

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 grade into fine-grained facies and chaotic deposits. The S. Mauro Formation, thicker than the Pollica, is composed of fine-grained carbonates (re-sedimented pelagic and hemipelagic biogenic oozes) that occur in discrete beds (up to 60 m [190 ft] thick), alternating with fine- to medium-grained, laterally continuous, siliciclastic units.

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Tor H. Nilsen
Tor H. Nilsen
Desceased
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Roger D. Shew
Roger D. Shew
University of North Carolina
Wilmington, North Carolina
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Gary S. Steffens
Gary S. Steffens
Shell International E&P
Houston, Texas
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Joseph R. J. Studlick
Joseph R. J. Studlick
Maersk Oil America Inc.
Houston, Texas
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American Association of Petroleum Geologists
Volume
56
ISBN electronic:
9781629810331
Publication date:
January 01, 2008

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