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