During the late Miocene, reef complexes characterised by poorly diversified coral associations (mainly Porites, occasionally associated with Tarbellastraea and/or Siderastraea), became widespread in the Mediterranean area. One of these complexes crops out at Vigoleno (Castell'Arquato, Piacenza, Northern Italy). According to the regional palaeogeographic and palinspastic reconstructions, it can be considered up to now the northernmost late Miocene (Tortonian-Messinian) reef of the Mediterranean area. Despite the limited outcropping and the faulting, the multidisciplinary investigations reveal the anatomy of this reef complex along two reference sections. In addition, a marked cyclicity characterises both carbonate and siliciclastic deposits of the Vigoleno wedge-top basin. At present, the lack of reliable geochronological markers and unsuitability of the material for stable isotope analyses are not sufficient to constrain the time-span and the main controlling environmental factors of these depositional cycles.

Coral-algal Reef Complex of Vigoleno, Piacenza, Northern Italy / Russo, Antonio; Artoni, Andrea; Scarponi, Daniele; Serventi, Paolo. - In: IOP CONFERENCE SERIES. EARTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE. - ISSN 1755-1307. - 95:(2017), pp. 1-6. ((Intervento presentato al convegno 3rd World Multidisciplinary Earth Sciences Symposium, WMESS 2017 tenutosi a Hotel Duo, cze nel 2017 [10.1088/1755-1315/95/3/032034].

Coral-algal Reef Complex of Vigoleno, Piacenza, Northern Italy

Artoni, Andrea
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2017

Abstract

During the late Miocene, reef complexes characterised by poorly diversified coral associations (mainly Porites, occasionally associated with Tarbellastraea and/or Siderastraea), became widespread in the Mediterranean area. One of these complexes crops out at Vigoleno (Castell'Arquato, Piacenza, Northern Italy). According to the regional palaeogeographic and palinspastic reconstructions, it can be considered up to now the northernmost late Miocene (Tortonian-Messinian) reef of the Mediterranean area. Despite the limited outcropping and the faulting, the multidisciplinary investigations reveal the anatomy of this reef complex along two reference sections. In addition, a marked cyclicity characterises both carbonate and siliciclastic deposits of the Vigoleno wedge-top basin. At present, the lack of reliable geochronological markers and unsuitability of the material for stable isotope analyses are not sufficient to constrain the time-span and the main controlling environmental factors of these depositional cycles.
Coral-algal Reef Complex of Vigoleno, Piacenza, Northern Italy / Russo, Antonio; Artoni, Andrea; Scarponi, Daniele; Serventi, Paolo. - In: IOP CONFERENCE SERIES. EARTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE. - ISSN 1755-1307. - 95:(2017), pp. 1-6. ((Intervento presentato al convegno 3rd World Multidisciplinary Earth Sciences Symposium, WMESS 2017 tenutosi a Hotel Duo, cze nel 2017 [10.1088/1755-1315/95/3/032034].
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