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Allumiere Quarries, Allumiere, Tolfa Mts District, Rome Province, Latium, Italy
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Alunite
Allumiere Quarries, Allumiere, Tolfa Mts District, Rome Province, Latium, Italy

Photo: P.Queneau
 
Name(s) in local language(s): Cave di Allumiere, Allumiere, Distretto dei Monti della Tolfa, Roma, Lazio, Italia
 
Ancient quarries on alunite, discovered in 1462 by Giovanni da Castro.
Also kaolin quarries. Originated due to alteration of trachytic rocks.

Mineral List

Albite
var: Oligoclase-Albite

'Allanite'
Alunite (TL)
'Andradite-Grossular Series'
Anglesite
Aurichalcite
Azurite
Baryte
'Biotite'
Calcite
Cerussite
Chalcocite
Chalcopyrite
Chalcostibite
Cinnabar
Covellite
Epidote
Fluorite
Goethite
Gypsum
Hematite
Kaolinite
'K Feldspar
var: Adularia'

Magnetite
Marcasite
Melanterite
Mercury
Molybdenite
Opal
Pyrite
Pyrolusite
Quartz
Rosasite
'Scapolite'
Serpierite
Siderite
Smithsonite
Sphalerite
Spinel
Stibnite
Sulphur
Tetrahedrite
Vesuvianite
Wavellite
Wollastonite


45 entries listed. 31 valid minerals. 1 type locality (valid mineral). 12 erroneous literature entries.

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References

- Negretti, G.C.; Lombardi, G.; Morbidelli, L. (1966): ”Studio geopetrografico del complesso vulcanico tolfetano-cerite (Lazio). IV: Le manifestazioni vulcaniche acide del settore civitavecchiese tolfetano”. Quad. CNR, 4, 1-173.
- Lombardi, G. (1967): Ricerche su rocce alunitiche del settore di Tolfa-Allumiere (Lazio). Periodico di Mineralogia – Roma, 399-462.
- De Michele, V. (1974): Guida mineralogica d'Italia. Istituto Geografico De Agostini, Novara, 2 vol.
- Calderoni, G., Ferrini, V., Masi, U. (1985): Abundance and significance of Co and Ni in the sulfides and host rocks from the hydrothermal mineralization in the Tolfa Mountains (Latium, Central Italy). Periodico di Mineralogia, 119-128.
- I minerali del Museo Archeominerario "Kitsche de la Grange" Allumiere, Provincia di Roma (2000)

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