Skip to Main Content
Book Chapter

Stratigraphy and geological evolution of the Lipari volcanic complex (central Aeolian archipelago)

By
F. Forni
F. Forni
Dipartimento di Scienze Biologiche, Geologiche e Ambientali, Alma Mater Studiorum, Università di Bologna, Piazza Porta S.Donato 1, 40126 Bologna, Italy
Search for other works by this author on:
F. Lucchi
F. Lucchi
Dipartimento di Scienze Biologiche, Geologiche e Ambientali, Alma Mater Studiorum, Università di Bologna, Piazza Porta S.Donato 1, 40126 Bologna, Italy
Search for other works by this author on:
A. Peccerillo
A. Peccerillo
Dipartimento di Scienze della Terra, Università di Perugia, Piazza Università 1, 06100 Perugia, Italy
Search for other works by this author on:
C. A. Tranne
C. A. Tranne
Dipartimento di Scienze Biologiche, Geologiche e Ambientali, Alma Mater Studiorum, Università di Bologna, Piazza Porta S.Donato 1, 40126 Bologna, Italy
Search for other works by this author on:
P. L. Rossi
P. L. Rossi
Dipartimento di Scienze Biologiche, Geologiche e Ambientali, Alma Mater Studiorum, Università di Bologna, Piazza Porta S.Donato 1, 40126 Bologna, Italy
Search for other works by this author on:
M. L. Frezzotti
M. L. Frezzotti
Dipartimento di Scienze dell'Ambiente e del Territorio e di Scienze della Terra, Università di Milano – Bicocca, Piazza Della Scienza 4, 20126 Milano, Italy
Search for other works by this author on:
Published:
January 01, 2013

Abstract

The Lipari volcanic complex, situated in the central Aeolian sector, was constructed between c. 267 ka and medieval ages by various lava flows, scoriaceous deposits, lava domes (coulees) and pyroclastic products related to hydromagmatic and strombolian activities. The eruptive history of Lipari is described by nine Epochs of activity interrupted by dormant periods, volcano-tectonic phases and episodes of terrace formation during the Last Interglacial. Several partially overlapping volcanic edifices were active through time, mostly under control of the NNW–SSE and north–south (minor east–west) regional tectonic trends. The latest eruptive events of M. Pilato and Rocche Rosse occurred from AD 776 to 1220. Lipari rocks range from calc-alkaline basaltic andesites to rhyolites, with silicic rocks dominating during the last 43 ka. There is a clear increase in K2O and incompatible elements with time, with distinct trends for mafic-intermediate and silicic rocks. Sr, Nd and Pb isotope ratios are highly variable. Petrographic and geochemical data suggest AFC (assimilation plus fractional crystallization) and mixing as the main magma evolution processes, with important effects of crustal anatexis, in the context of a polybaric feeding system.

DVD:

The 10 000 scale geological map of Lipari is included on the DVD in the printed book and can also be accessed online at http://www.geolsoc.org.uk/Memoir37-electronic. Also included is a full geochemical data set for Lipari.

You do not currently have access to this article.
Don't already have an account? Register

Figures & Tables

Contents

Geological Society, London, Memoirs

The Aeolian Islands Volcanoes

F. Lucchi
F. Lucchi
University of Bologna, Italy
Search for other works by this author on:
A. Peccerillo
A. Peccerillo
University of Perugia, Italy
Search for other works by this author on:
J. Keller
J. Keller
University Freiburg, Germany
Search for other works by this author on:
C. A. Tranne
C. A. Tranne
University of Bologna, Italy
Search for other works by this author on:
P. L. Rossi
P. L. Rossi
University of Bologna, Italy
Search for other works by this author on:
Geological Society of London
Volume
37
ISBN electronic:
9781862396371
Publication date:
January 01, 2013

GeoRef

References

Related

A comprehensive resource of eBooks for researchers in the Earth Sciences

This Feature Is Available To Subscribers Only

Sign In or Create an Account

This PDF is available to Subscribers Only

View Article Abstract & Purchase Options

For full access to this pdf, sign in to an existing account, or purchase an annual subscription.

Subscribe Now