LIPOVEI HILLS: A STUDY OF THE ŞANOVIŢA – LUCAREŢ VOLCANIC AREA PUBLISHEDViorel Ştefan, Anişoara Duma-Copcea, Lucian Niţă, Casiana Mihuţ
Lipovei Hills are the most extended piedmont units in the Banat area. The area covered by these hills (about 200,000 ha) are delimited by the Mureş River – north and by the Bega River – South. Eastwards and westwards the limit follows a sinuous trajectory along the Lăsău – Lăugiu de Jos – Coşteiu de Sus alignment, and by the Chesinţ – Bencec – Ianova alignment, respectively. According to different previous research, the northern-southern exposition of the fracture system played a major role at the beginning of the volcanic activity in the Quaternary in south-western Romania.
basic eruption rocks; volcano cone; crater