Name: Hydrothermal Dolomite
Classification: Hydrothermal mineral
Mineral composition: Dolomite, other
Fossils:none
Location:Col Piombin in the vicinity of Passo Giau (46°28'36.2"N 12°03'42.8"E)
Formation:Contrin formation
Era: Upper Anisic (approximately 242 million years ago)
Depositional environment*:Carbonate substructure (shallow coastal environment)

*) The environment refers to the encasing rock and not the dolomite that is the subject of the photo

GAL02 DOLOMITE IDROTERMALEIMG_0242

This photo is of dolomite which was formed during the upper Anisic age (approximately 242 million years ago) inside a vein where hot water

circulated. This specimen is from Col Piombin, an abandoned zinc, lead and iron mine close to Passo Giau.

 

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