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Mount Ceva

The mountains Ceva – Spinefrasse are part of a group of hills, of variegated nature, running between Battaglia Terme and Montegrotto Terme. The most interesting aspect of the mountain group Ceva-Spinefrasse is tied to their particular constituencies; the group was in fact formed from a potent accumulation of latitic rubble superimposed on a bank of tuff and rhyolitic rubble. The rubbles were constituted of angular fragments of volcanic rocks, of variable dimensions from less than one millimetre up to one or two meters, absorbed by a matrix of its own nature.

At the very peak of mount Ceva, at a certain point, holding a compass to the rocks, you can see a marked deviation in the compass needle to the point of inversion. This phenomenon is attributed to the presence of ferromagnetic minerals (magnetite) permeated into the latitic rubble, which present a residual magnetic field acquired during volcanic formation and since rotated in respect to the actual earthly magnetic field.

Mount Ceva (255 m) marks the north end of the plain called “
Ferro di Cavallo” (horse iron). Not far in the south-east direction, we find mount Cevona, of the same altitude and a bit wider in respect to the other peak. In local dialect, the name of the mountain is Sieva, which is probably derived from the saepes hedge, in the sense of the mountain cut up in deforestation.

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