Sunday, December 14, 2008
The "Torrioni di Monrupino" are calcareous tower-like formations 10 m (33 feet) high, consisting of a rock mainly composed of fragmented shells, especially bivalves, cemented with calcite. The towers are a particularly interesting natural phenomenon because they undergo less corrosion by rainwater and have remained isolated from surrounding calcareous surfaces, which are more easily soluble. In addition, this rocky outcrop is settled in a saddle, where washing away is more intense: insoluble residuals of carbonate rocks do not remain in their original place, causing a greater difference in height between the towers and the surrounding field. The result is an impressive natural monument.
Pubblicato da rob a 9:28 AM