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The metatexites of Fautea
Corsica is a volcanic island: two-thirds is made of magmatic rocks. In the south-east area, the rocky points around Fautea Bay are metamorphic rocks: they underwent mineral and structural changes because of temperature rise and pressure. These migmatitic gneisses, a mix of light and dark rocks, can be recognized by their stratified appearance. Named "metatexites of Fautea", they were used to build the eponymous tower.
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