Caratteristiche e possibile provenienza di due livelli piroclastici nei sedimenti del Pleistocene superiore della Piana del Fucino (Italia centrale)

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The results of sedimentological, mineralogical and geochemical investigations carried out on two tephra layers in Upper Pleistocene lacustrine sediment cores from the central sector of the Fucino Plain (Abruzzo) are reported and discussed. The grain size data, in agreement with the macroscopic characteristics, indicate that both layers are of airfall origin. Both the mineralogical association and the chemical composition of the glassy fraction suggest relating the two layers to the volcanic activity of the Alban Hills district of the Roman Perpotassic province (80 km away from Fucino). Actually, a correlation with the products of the final Alban Hills hydromagmatic phase dated 40-50,000 years B.P. is proposed. © 1994 Accademia nazionale dei Lincei.
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)115 - 123
Number of pages9
JournalATTI Della Accademia Nazionale Dei Lincei Rendiconti Lincei Scienze Fisiche E Naturali
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1994
Externally publishedYes

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