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Fortullino, Rosignano Marittimo, Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italy

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 43° 25' 47'' North , 10° 23' 44'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 43.42966, 10.395463
Name(s) in local language(s): Fortullino, Rosignano Marittimo, Livorno, Toscana, Italia
A well-known locality for melanophlogite (Grassellini & Orlandi, 1972), which occurs in a serpentinite breccia at the contact with magnesite veins. Melanophlogite is not the only mineral here, but other minerals of the area are represented by dolomite, magnesite, cinnabar, kutnahorite.
The origin is due to carbonatic alteration of original serpentines that has brought to the formation of carbonatic rocks Mg rich and segregation of siliceous phase as melanophlogite and opal.

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8 entries listed. 8 valid minerals.

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- Grassellini Troysi, M. & Orlandi, P. (1972): Sulla melanoflogite del Fortullino (Livorno). Atti della Società Toscana di Scienze Naturali, Memorie, Serie A, 79, 245-250.
- Gallo, S. (1974): Melanophlogite, a new and interesting find. Mineralogical Record, 5(5), 207-208.
- Henderson, B. (1981): Microminerals. Mineralogical Record 12(6), 383.
- Lenzi, A. (1996): La melanoflogite di località Fortullino. Informatore. Giornale del Museo di Storia Naturale Rosignano Solvay, 1, 10-13.

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