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La Peñuca

Material name: La Peñuca
Synonyms: N/A
Material (geologic): Lower Cretaceous ("gallic" Aptian to Albian) chert

close-up of chert
Photo: John Rissetto, 2007

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La Pecuña
Locality: La Peñuca, Cantabria, Spain
Synonyms: N/A
Geographical description: Exposure on the lower slopes of a mountain, approx. 356 m asl.
Topographical map 1:25 000 60-I Ramales de la Victoria.
Geological map 1:50 000 60 Valmaseda (1978) 20-05.

Length of identified source area: approx. 750 meters.
Thickness of chert bearing layers: approx. 30 meters.
Type of source: primary.

Geographical co-ordinates: Lat. 43° 15' N
Long. 003° 23' 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.
  dense chert
Photo: John Rissetto, 2007
Small piece of dense chert from La Peñuca.
Sample description: Host Rock according to the 1:50 000 map from the Instituto Geologico Y Minero de España (IGME) (Spanish - English)
C 0-2, 15-16 — Calizas con Rudistas y Orbitolinas, areniscas en la base - Limestones with Rudistas and Orbitolinas with sandstones at the base

Chert quality: low.
Form of nodules: amorphous.
Maximum dimensions of nodules: 40 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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