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Cabo Mayor

Material name: Cabo Mayor
Synonyms: N/A
Material (geologic): Late Cretaceous (Senonian) flint

Detail of Cabo Mayor flint
Photo: John Rissetto, 2007

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Cabo Mayor
Locality: Cabo Mayor, Santander, Cantabria
Synonyms: N/A
Geographical description: Coastal exposure around 32 m asl, 2 km north of Santander.
Topographical map 1:25 000 35-I Santander.
Geological map 1:50 000 35 Santander (1976) 19-4.

Length of identified source area: approx. 500 meters.
Thickness of chert bearing layers: approx. 45 meters.
Type of source: primary.

Geographical co-ordinates: Lat. 43° 29' N
Long. 003° 48' W
(Mapdatum WGS 84)
Co-ordinate precision: The coordinates are given to the nearest minute. If you need more detailed information about this location, please contact the author.
  split nodule
Photo: John Rissetto, 2007
Size: 47 mm.
Sample description: Host Rock according to the 1:50 000 map from the Instituto Geologico Y Minero de España (IGME) (Spanish - English)
C 0-2, 24-25 - Margas y calizas arenosas con Micraster - Marl and sandy, gritty limestone with Micraster.

Chert quality: medium.
Form of nodules: amorphous.
Maximum dimensions of nodules: 35 cm.
Fracture pattern: conchoidal.


Last modified on:
December 13, 2007
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John Rissetto
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