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The Geology of the Valle Morobbia

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The Valle Morobbia sits along the join between the root zone of the central Alps and the crystalline basement of the Southern Alps, marked by a regional fault with a strongly tilted, east-west oriented surface: the Insubric Line. This structure runs from the Valtellina to Piemonte and started to form 25 million years ago (my) during the Oligo-Miocene period. A sideways slip of more than 60 km has ...

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