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Somma-Vesuvius Complex, Naples Province, Campania, Italy
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Name(s) in local language(s): Complesso Somma-Vesuvio, diverse municipalità, Napoli, Campania, Italia
 
The active Vesuvius volcano is a distinct locality within the arcuate shaped Monte Somma, which represents the remains of an older, much larger volcanic cone.

Several quarries and outcrops exist in this area (all now in a National Park and collecting is strictly forbidden).

Mineral List

Mineral list contains entries from the region specified including sub-localities
'Acanthoîde'
Actinolite
Aegirine
Afghanite
Åkermanite
Albite
var: Andesine
var: Oligoclase
'Allanite'
Allanite-(Ce)
Allophane
Almandine
Aluminite
Alum-(K)
Alunite
Alunogen
Ammineite
Amphibole Supergroup
Analcime
Andradite
var: Melanite
'Andradite-Grossular Series'
Anglesite
Anhydrite
Ankerite
Anorthite (TL)
var: Bytownite
Antlerite
'Apatite'
Aphthitalite (TL)
'Apophyllite'
Aragonite
Artroeite
Atacamite
Augite
Avogadrite (TL)
Azurite
Baddeleyite
Balliranoite (TL)
Bararite
Baryte
Bassanite (TL)
'Biotite'
Boothite
var: Mg-bearing Boothite

Britholite-(Ce)
var: Thorian Britholite-(Ce)
Brucite
Calcioaravaipaite
Calcite
Caledonite
Calzirtite
Cancrinite
Carobbiite (TL)
Celadonite
Cerussite
'Chabazite'
Chabazite-K (TL)
Chalcanthite
Chalcocyanite (TL)
Chalcopyrite
Challacolloite
Chloraluminite (TL)
Chlormanganokalite (TL)
Chlorocalcite (TL)
'Chloromagnesite' (TL)
Chlorothionite (TL)
Chondrodite
Chrysocolla
Clinohumite (TL)
Connellite
Corundum
Cotunnite (TL)
Covellite (TL)
Cristobalite
Cryptohalite (TL)
Cumengeite
Cuprite
Cuprorivaite (TL)
Cuspidine (TL)
Cyanochroite (TL)
D'ansite-(Mn) (TL)
Davyne (TL)
Diopside
Dolerophanite (TL)
Dolomite
Enstatite
Epidote
Epsomite
Eriochalcite (TL)
Erythrosiderite (TL)
Ettringite
Euchlorine (TL)
Fayalite
Fergusonite-(Ce)
Ferrinatrite
Ferrohexahydrite
Ferro-hornblende
Ferro-pargasite
Ferruccite (TL)
Fluoborite
Fluorapatite
Fluorite
Fluoro-edenite
Forsterite (TL)
Galena
'Garnet'
Gearksutite
Gehlenite
Geikielite
Ghiaraite (TL)
Gibbsite
Gismondine-Ca
Glauberite
Goethite
Gold
Gonnardite
Graphite
Grossular
var: Hibschite
'Guarinite'
Gypsum
Halite
'Halloysite'
Halotrichite
Hausmannite
Haüyne
var: Lazurite
Hedenbergite
Hematite
Hemimorphite
Hieratite
Hiortdahlite
'Hornblende'
Humite (TL)
'Humite Group'
Huttonite
'Hyalophane'
'Hydrodolomite'
Hydromagnesite
'Hydromelanothallite'
Hydroxylapatite
Hydrozincite
'Iddingsite'
Ilmenite
Indialite
Jarosite
Kaliophilite (TL)
Kalsilite
Kremersite (TL)
Låvenite
Lawrencite
Lazulite
Leucite (TL)
Lévyne-Na
Lime
'Limonite'
Linarite
Litidionite (TL)
Magnesioferrite (TL)
Magnesite
Magnetite
Malachite
Malladrite (TL)
Manganolangbeinite (TL)
Marialite
Mascagnite (TL)
Massicot
Matlockite
Matteuccite (TL)
Meionite (TL)
Melanothallite (TL)
'Melilite'
Mercallite (TL)
Merlinoite
Metavoltine
Microsommite (TL)
Millerite
Mimetite
Minium
Mirabilite
Misenite
Mitscherlichite (TL)
Molybdenite
Molysite (TL)
'Monazite'
Montesommaite (TL)
Monticellite (TL)
Mottramite
Nahcolite (TL)
Nantokite
Natrite
'Natrodavyne'
Natrolite
'Natrolite Subgroup'
Natron
Nepheline (TL)
Norbergite
'Olivine'
Opal
var: Opal-C
Orthoclase
Osumilite-(Mg)
Palmierite (TL)
Panunzite (TL)
Parascandolaite (TL)
Paratacamite
Pargasite
Periclase (TL)
var: Ferropericlase
Perovskite
'Phillipsite'
Phillipsite-K
Phlogopite
Pickeringite
Picromerite (TL)
Piypite
Polyhalite
Portlandite
Potassic-ferro-pargasite
Potassic-fluoro-richterite (TL)
'Potassic-richterite'
'Proidonite'
Pseudobrookite
'Pseudocotunnite' (TL)
Pyrite
'Pyrochlore'
Pyrochlore Group
'Pyrochlore Supergroup
var: Betafite (of Hogarth 1977)'

Pyrrhotite
Qandilite
Quadridavyne (TL)
Quartz
Ralstonite
Realgar
Rinneite
Salammoniac
Sanidine
Sarcolite (TL)
Sassolite
Scacchite (TL)
Scheelite
Scolecite
Selenium
Sellaite
'Siderazot'
Siderite
Sodalite
Sphalerite
Spinel
var: Pleonaste
Sulphur
Sylvite (TL)
Syngenite
Tenorite (TL)
Thaumasite
Thénardite
Thermonatrite
Thomsonite-Ca
Thorianite
Thorite
Titanite
Tondiite (TL)
Tremolite
Tridymite
Trona
Tschermakite
Vaterite
Vesuvianite (TL)
Volborthite
Voltaite
Vonsenite
Wagnerite
Wöhlerite
Wollastonite
'Wollastonite-1A'
'Wollastonite-1T'
'Wollastonite-2M'
Wulfenite
Zeophyllite
Zircon
Zirconolite


313 entries listed. 237 valid minerals. 61 type localities (valid minerals). 2 type localities (others).

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References

-Monticelli T., Covelli N. (1825) Prodromo della mineralogia vesuviana. Da'Torchi Del Tramatre, Napoli, XXXIV, 486 pp., 19 tavv.

-Scacchi, A. (1872) Contribuzioni mineralogiche per servire alla Storia dell’ Incendio Vesuviano, del mese di Aprile. Part 1, Naples (1872); Part 2 (1874).

-Rath, G. vom (1874) Über das Krystallsystem des Leucits, Annalen der Physik und Chemie, Erg. Bd. VI, 198-229, J.C. Poggendorff, Leipzig

-Rath, G. vom (1874) Glimmerkristalle (Biotit) vom Vesuv, Annalen der Physik und Chemie, Erg. Bd. VI, 366-372, J.C. Poggendorff, Leipzig

-Scacchi, A. (1887) Catalogo dei Minerali Vesuviani, Naples.

- Zambonini, F., & Prior, G. T. (1909) On the identity of Guarinite and Hiortdahlite. Mineralogical Magazine, 15: 247-259.

- Pelloux A., (1927) The Minerals of Vesuvius, American Mineralogist, Vol. 12, 14-19

- De Michele, V. (1974). Guida mineralogica d'Italia. Istituto Geografico De Agostini, Novara, 2 vol

-Carati M. (1982) Guida alla mineralogia vesuviana. Guide Calderini, Bologna.

- Preite, D. (1983) Minerali del Vesuvio al microscopio. Rivista Mineralogica Italiana, 7(4), 129-133.

- Rocks & Minerals (1987): 62: 254, 356.

- Preite, D. (1993): Die Mineralien des Vesuv. Lapis, 19(5), 13-23.

-Ragone V., Ottone G. (1997) Cinque anni di ricerche mineralogiche al Somma-Vesuvio. Riv. Mineral. Ital., 21: 137-154.

-Fulignati P. (1999) Studio di sistemi idrotermali connessi a camere magmatiche di vulcani attivi italiani (Vesuvio e Vulcano): applicazioni alla vulcanologia ed alla ricerca di risorse geotermiche e minerarie. Tesi di dottorato, 226 pp. Università degli Studi di Pisa, Dottorato in Scienze della Terra, XI ciclo

-Russo, M. & Punzo, I. (2004): I minerali del Somma-Vesuvio. AMI, Ed., Cremona, Italy, 320 pp.

-Campostrini I., Gramaccioli C. M. (2005) Artroeite del Monte Somma-Vesuvio: secondo ritrovamento mondiale. Riv. Mineral. Ital., 29, 1: 50-52.

-Russo, M., Punzo, I., Blass, G., & Ciriotti, M. E. (2007) Zirconolite, albite ed epidoto: nuova e poco note specie del Somma-Vesuvio. Micro (UK report), 1/2007, 43-48.

-Russo, M., Campostrini, I., Blass, G., Schafer, C., & Ciriotti, M. E. (2008). Prima segnalazione di sfalerite nelle fumarole del Vesuvio (Campania). MICRO (notizie mineralogiche), 2008, 123-124.

-Encyclopedia of Minerals, 2nd. ed.: 541.

- http://euromin.w3sites.net/Nouveau_site/gisements/vesuve/GISVESe.htm

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