IM3 – The Mesozoic carbonates of the Amalfi Coast:
facies and dolomitization across time

Leaders

Alessandro Iannace, University Federico II of Naples, Italy
Mariano Parente, University Federico II of Naples, Italy

Contact person: aleianna@unina.it

Type: Intra-Meeting
Duration: 1 day
Cost: € 120,00
Start: Rome to Salerno by train
End: Napoli (Main Railway) – to Rome by train
Difficulty level: Low
Participants: min 8 max 18

 IM3 -  The Mesozoic carbonates of the Amalfi Coast
| Intra-meeting Trips | IAS 2019 Rome
The Upper Triassic dolomite cliffs at Cetara

The fieldtrip aims at illustrating contrasting dolomitization styles affecting the Norian to Upper Cretaceous shallow water carbonate succession along the Amalfi Coast, in one of the most beautiful scenarios of the Mediterranean Sea. Along with the field examples of various dolomitization and diagenetic processes (early stratabound, late shallow burial, fracture-related dolomitization, evaporite silicification), the main carbonate platform biofacies of the Mesozoic will be shown, which are good analogues for coeval successions of the eastern Mediterranean and the Middle East. Geochemical data, both as a stratigraphic and diagenetic tool, will be discussed, as well as mechanical stratigraphy results gathered in calcareous-dolomitic Cretaceous successions in a perspective of reservoir characterization.

Itinerary

Rome to Salerno by train – One or two minivans during field trip – End of field trip at Napoli (Main Railway) – to Rome by train

Technical Information

The fieldtrip is optimized for a maximum of 18 (min 8) participants that will be carried with 1 or 2 minivans. It is planned as a low- difficulty fieldtrip (short walks, mainly along the road) in a very suggestive coastal landscape.