Rendiconti Online della Società Geologica Italiana - Vol. 17/2011

Osservazioni sedimentologiche ed icnologiche sulla Formazione di Stilo-Capo d'Orlando (Oligo-Miocene) nell'area di Monte Linare (Gioiosa Ionica, Calabria meridionale)

Caruso C. (*) & Sonnino M. (*)
(*) Dipartimento di Scienze della Terra, Università degli Studi della Calabria, 87036 Arcavacata di Rende (CS), Italy. E-mail:;

Volume: 17/2011
Pages: 41-46


Sedimentological and ichnological observations on the Stilo – Capo d'Orlando Formation (Oligo-Miocene) in the Monte Linare area (Gioiosa Ionica, Southern Calabria). The sedimentary succession outcropping on the east side of Mount Linare (Gioiosa Ionica, Southern Calabria) belongs to the Stilo – Capo d'Orlando Formation, and represents the transition between the lower and the upper members of the same formation. This succession can be divided into three intervals; the lower one is arenaceous, the others are arenaceous-conglomeratic and breccious. The transitions between the intervals are marked by sub-horizontals erosional surfaces. An ichnological study is been carried out on the lower interval, and the detailed analysis of the found ichnoassemblages and of the sedimentary facies has allowed to recognize a transitional environment (delta), cut off by a sudden increase of energy, during a great instability phase.


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