Rocks are not all equal. Before you call me a rock racist, what I mean is that they are very different in terms of chemistry and this causes them to behave very differently when they are altered by hydrothermal fluids. In the case that I am going to show, this means that some rocks are basically indifferent to chemical alterations, while in others the interaction with fluids produces beautiful crystals.
The Mediterranean Region is home of one of the most beautiful, yet mysterious, sedimentary rock in the world: the Rosso Ammonitico limestone. The beauty of… Read More »The Rosso Ammonitico limestone of Sassorosso (Garfagnana, Italy)
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Elba is a paradise for beach lovers and summer sports, with its delicate coastal sceneries and scented footpaths hidden by the Mediterranean scrub. Certainly, except… Read More »The ancient desert of the island of Elba
Sun, sea, exquisite food, and beautiful panorama are likely the first things that come to mind when visiting Manarola, in the scenic Cinque Terre National… Read More »The geology of Manarola (Cinque Terre, Italy)