"The Montirone is a travertine-made hill (max. height 15.75 m. a.s.l.) located in the Abano Terme area of the Euganean. Geothermal Field (EGF), that extends on a plain band of 36 Km2. to the south of Padova (Veneto-Italy). The existence of an. extensional relay zone, buried hundred meters beneath the. alluvial cover, between segments of the Schio-Vicenza fault. system (SVFS) has been proposed (ZAMPIERI et alii, 2009).. This structure accommodates a local extensional regime that. keeps open fractures in the subsurface of EGF and enhances the. uprising of hot waters. The temperature of thermal waters, used. mainly for spa and health purpose, ranges from 60°C to 86°C. 3H. and 14C measurements suggest a residence time greater than 60. years, probably a few thousand years. At present, about 250 wells. are active and the total average flow rate of exploited thermal. fluids is 15 Mm3\/Y.. Until the 1960s (Fig.1), the only natural occurrence of. thermal waters in Abano was located on the Montirone hill; hot. waters fed several pools located on the flat top and at the base of. the hill and were partially channeled to move a mill-wheel. The. intense exploitation of thermal waters, linked to the increasing. number of thermal wells, lowered the potentiometric level from. more than 16 m a.s.l. to -15 m a.s.l. (year 1982; at present is 5 m. a.s.l.) and dried up the hot springs. The hill has a sub-circular. shape, covers an area of 10000 m2 and can be classified as a. regular shaped travertine mound (PENTECOST, 2005)."

Pola, M., Fabbri, P., Gandin, A., Soligo, M., Tuccimei, P., Deiana, R., et al. (2011). The Montirone travertine mound: a multidisciplinary approach. Implications for the Euganean geothermal field (NE Italy). International School of Travertine and Tufa (ISTT), Abbadia San Salvatore (Siena). RENDICONTI ONLINE DELLA SOCIETÀ GEOLOGICA ITALIANA, 16, 28-29.

The Montirone travertine mound: a multidisciplinary approach. Implications for the Euganean geothermal field (NE Italy). International School of Travertine and Tufa (ISTT), Abbadia San Salvatore (Siena)

SOLIGO, Michele;TUCCIMEI, Paola;
2011-01-01

Abstract

"The Montirone is a travertine-made hill (max. height 15.75 m. a.s.l.) located in the Abano Terme area of the Euganean. Geothermal Field (EGF), that extends on a plain band of 36 Km2. to the south of Padova (Veneto-Italy). The existence of an. extensional relay zone, buried hundred meters beneath the. alluvial cover, between segments of the Schio-Vicenza fault. system (SVFS) has been proposed (ZAMPIERI et alii, 2009).. This structure accommodates a local extensional regime that. keeps open fractures in the subsurface of EGF and enhances the. uprising of hot waters. The temperature of thermal waters, used. mainly for spa and health purpose, ranges from 60°C to 86°C. 3H. and 14C measurements suggest a residence time greater than 60. years, probably a few thousand years. At present, about 250 wells. are active and the total average flow rate of exploited thermal. fluids is 15 Mm3\/Y.. Until the 1960s (Fig.1), the only natural occurrence of. thermal waters in Abano was located on the Montirone hill; hot. waters fed several pools located on the flat top and at the base of. the hill and were partially channeled to move a mill-wheel. The. intense exploitation of thermal waters, linked to the increasing. number of thermal wells, lowered the potentiometric level from. more than 16 m a.s.l. to -15 m a.s.l. (year 1982; at present is 5 m. a.s.l.) and dried up the hot springs. The hill has a sub-circular. shape, covers an area of 10000 m2 and can be classified as a. regular shaped travertine mound (PENTECOST, 2005)."
Pola, M., Fabbri, P., Gandin, A., Soligo, M., Tuccimei, P., Deiana, R., et al. (2011). The Montirone travertine mound: a multidisciplinary approach. Implications for the Euganean geothermal field (NE Italy). International School of Travertine and Tufa (ISTT), Abbadia San Salvatore (Siena). RENDICONTI ONLINE DELLA SOCIETÀ GEOLOGICA ITALIANA, 16, 28-29.
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