The Latemar is a Middle Triassic isolated carbonate buildup with a diameter of approximately 3 km, that crops out in the western Dolomites, northern Italy. The platform is an important case study and potential analogue for carbonate hydrocarbon reservoirs. Detailed field mapping of the platform has been carried out on a high-resolution topographic base extracted from airborne LIDAR to produce a geological map at 1:5000 scale. Remote sensing was used for the recognition of structural features and then validated in the field. In addition, high-resolution digital photographs were used to interpret the geology of inaccessible rock walls. This work represents a up-to-date detailed geologic map of the Middle Triassic Latemar platform that enhances its internal units subdivision and highlights its complex shape, characterized by gulfs and internal basins and strongly controlled by synsedimentary tectonics.

Geological map of the Middle Triassic Latemar platform (Western Dolomites, Northern Italy)

GRAMIGNA, PIERPARIDE;FRANCESCHI, MARCO;GATTOLIN, GIOVANNI;PRETO, NEREO;MASSIRONI, MATTEO;
2013

Abstract

The Latemar is a Middle Triassic isolated carbonate buildup with a diameter of approximately 3 km, that crops out in the western Dolomites, northern Italy. The platform is an important case study and potential analogue for carbonate hydrocarbon reservoirs. Detailed field mapping of the platform has been carried out on a high-resolution topographic base extracted from airborne LIDAR to produce a geological map at 1:5000 scale. Remote sensing was used for the recognition of structural features and then validated in the field. In addition, high-resolution digital photographs were used to interpret the geology of inaccessible rock walls. This work represents a up-to-date detailed geologic map of the Middle Triassic Latemar platform that enhances its internal units subdivision and highlights its complex shape, characterized by gulfs and internal basins and strongly controlled by synsedimentary tectonics.
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