Specimen Details

  • Number Of Specimens

    1

  • Specimen Nature

    Hand Specimen

  • Rock Name

    Volcanic Bomb

  • Rock Class

    Igneous

  • Rock Group

    Volcanic

  • Rock Description

    A basaltic volcanic bomb from the1768 eruption of Mount Montagnola. Montagnola, a cone formed in 1763. The second of two flank eruptions in 1763 occurred on the upper southern rim of the Valle del Bove and built a large cinder cone named Montagnola. This eruption produced an unusually thick lava flow-field.

  • Category

    Natural Sciences

  • Scientific Group

    Geology

  • Discipline

    Petrology

  • Collecting Areas

    Rocks and Ores

  • Type of Item

    Specimen

Geospatial Information

  • Country

    Italy

  • State

    Sicily Region

  • Precise Location

    Valle del Bove, East flank of Mount Montagnola