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Polino volcano

Explosion crater(s) unknown
Italy, 42.57°N / 12.82°E
Current status: (probably) extinct (0 out of 5) | Reports
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Typical eruption style: unspecified
Polino volcano eruptions: None during the past 10,000 years
Less than 2.58 million years ago (Pleistocene) No recent earthquakes
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Background:

Polino is made up of two small diatremes surrounded by layered tuffs and filled with breccia and carbonate-rich locks and lapilli (Pecerillo, 2005). It is classified as a carbonatite, the products of which consist of two facies: tuffisite and large carbonatite bombs. Both crustal and mantle lithics are also present within the welded tuff (Rosatelli et al., 2010). These deposits were Ar/Ar dated at about 246 ka (Peccerillo, 2005).
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