16 November 2018
He is back in the States now, and has been kind enough to share his geology-themed photos with me, so I can share them with you. Take a gander:
Several people more familiar with these rocks than me used the comments on the previous post to identify these rocks. Darrel Cowan specifically nailed them as belonging to ‘the Macigno,’
the earliest of the three foredeeps that record the eastward advance of the Ligurian nappe. Age: about Oligocene to early Miocene. Erik is correct: I’ve seen excellent olistostromal melange on the Via dell’amore near Riomaggiore.
Thanks to all for sharing – both photos and knowledge. Happy Friday.