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Monte Caracol

Material name: Monte Caracol
Synonyms: N/A
Material (geologic): Early Cretaceous (Aptian/Lower Bedoulian) chert

Chert from Monte Caracol
Photo: John Rissetto, 2007

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Monte Caracol
Locality: Monte Caracol, Cantabria, Spain
Synonyms: N/A
Geographical description: Exposure in mountainous terrain.
Topographical map 1:25 000 59-III Selaya.
Geological map 1:50 000 59 Villacarrideo (1976) 19-05 .

Length of identified source area: approx. 300 meters.
Thickness of chert bearing layers: approx. 35 meters.
Type of source: Primary.

Geographical co-ordinates: Lat. 43° 13' N
Long. 003° 44' W
(Mapdatum WGS 84)
Co-ordinate precision: The coordinates are given to the nearest minute. If you need more detailed information about this location, please contact the author.
Photo: John Rissetto, 2007
Size: 52 mm.
Sample description: Host Rock according to the 1:50 000 map from the Instituto Geologico Y Minero de España (IGME) (Spanish - English)
C 1-151 - Calizas, calizas, arenosas, arcillas y areniscas con orbitolinas - Limestones, limestone sandstones, clays and sandstones with orbitolines

Chert quality: medium.
Form of nodules: amorphous.
Maximum dimensions of nodules: 20 cm.
Fracture pattern: conchoidal with fractures along longitudinal planes.


Last modified on:
December 13, 2007
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John Rissetto
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