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Molinello Mine, Graveglia Valley, Ne, Genova Province, Liguria, Italy
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Latitude: 44°20'43"N
Longitude: 9°27'32"E
 
Name(s) in local language(s): Miniera di Molinello, Val Graveglia, Ne, Genova, Liguria, Italia
 
Small manganese mine famous for rare and unusual species of Mn, As, V and others.

Mineral List

Alabandite
Albite
Allophane
Ansermetite
Barnesite
Baryte
Bassoite (TL)
Bementite
Bornite
Braunite
Calcite
var: Manganoan Calcite
Carpholite
Caryopilite
Chalcocite
Chernovite-(Y)
Connellite
Copper
Crednerite
Diopside
Djurleite
Epidote
Fluorapophyllite-(K)
Galena
Gamagarite
Ganophyllite
Harmotome
Hausmannite
Hematite
Hummerite
Johannsenite
Kutnohorite
Lenoblite
Lindbergite
Manganite
Marsturite
Medaite (TL)
Metatyuyamunite
Montmorillonite
Neotocite
Opal
Orpiment
Palenzonaite (TL)
Parsettensite
Paseroite (TL)
Pennantite
Piemontite-(Sr) (TL)
Pyrobelonite
Pyrolusite
Pyroxmangite
Quartz
Realgar
Rhodochrosite
Rhodonite
Roscoelite
Saneroite
Santafeite
Silver
Smythite
Sulphur
Sursassite
Szmikite
Tamaite
Tangeite
Tennantite
Tinzenite
Tiragalloite (TL)
Titanite
'Turgite'
Vanadiocarpholite (TL)
Volborthite


71 entries listed. 69 valid minerals. 7 type localities (valid minerals).

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References

Cortesogno, L., Lucchetti, G., Penco A.M. (1979): Le mineralizzazioni a manganese nei diaspri delle ofioliti liguri: mineralogia e genesi. Rendiconti Soc. Ital. Mineral. Petrol. 35, 151-197. (in Italian)

Marchesini, M. & Pagano, R. (2001): The Val Graveglia manganese district, Liguria, Italy. The Mineralogical Record, 32, 349-379; 415.

Bracco, R. (2003): Lenoblite e altri aggiornamenti da Molinello. Notiziario di Mineralogia del Ferrania Club, 17, 5-6.

Basso, R., Cabella, R., Lucchetti, G., Martinelli, A., Palenzona, A. (2005): Vanadiocarpholite, Mn2+V3+Al(Si2O6)(OH)4, a new mineral from Molinello Mine, Northern Appennines, Italy. European Journal of Mineralogy, 17(3), 501-507.

Palenzona, A., Martinelli, A., Stuppini, M. (2006): Vanadiocarfolite. Una nuova specie da Molinello, Val Graveglia, Liguria orientale. Rivista Mineralogica Italiana, 30(1), 44-47.

Palenzona, A. & Martinelli, A. (2008). Soluzioni solide clinocloro-pennantite dalla Val Graveglia, Liguria Orientale. Rivista Mineralogica Italiana, 1/2008, 16-21.

Kolitsch, U., Lackner, E., Ciriotti, M. E. (2008): Lindbergite: primo ritrovamento italiano a Molinello. MICRO (UK report), 1/2008, 69-72.

Balestra, C., Bracco, R., Pozzi, A., Finello, G., Castellaro, F., Callegari, A.M., Boiocchi, M., Mills, S.J., Bindi, L., Carbone, C., Ciriotti, M.E. (2012): Coralloite, Paseroite e Bassoite: tre nuove specie in Liguria. Micro. 2/2012. 78-96.

Mills, S.J., Bindi, L., Cadoni, M., Kampf, A.R., Ciriotti, M.E., Ferraris, G. (2012): Paseroite, PbMn2+(Mn2+,Fe2+)2(V5+,Ti,Fe3+,☐)18O38, a new member of the crichtonite group. European Journal of Mineralogy, 24, 1061-1067.

Bittarello, E., Armellino, G., Ambrino, P., Ciriotti, M.E. (2013): Barnesite: primo ritrovamento europeo. Micro, 11, 98-105.

Nagashima, M., Armbruster, T., Kolitsch, U. and Pettke, T. (2014): The relation between Li <-> Na substitution and hydrogen bonding in five-periodic single-chain silicates nambulite and marsturite: A single-crystal X-ray study. American Mineralogist 99, 1462–1470.

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