Location:The Eraclea Minoa Section is located on the southern coast of Sicily (Italy)(latitude 37°23'30"N, longitude 13°16'50"E) at the base of the Trubi Formation. The section is represented on the Carta Topografica d'Italia in the 1:25,000 series, Foglio 266 (Sciacca), Quadrante II, Tavoletta S.O. Capo Bianco. The Eraclea Minoa Section crops out continuously in a steep wave-cut bluff, approximately 30m high and 500m long behind the community of Eraclea Minoa.
Sedimentology:The basal Zanclean contact is where white Trubi marl rests on dark brown Arenazzolo sands and marls.