Mount Caliella, Palagonia, Northern Iblean plateau, Catania Province, Sicily, Italy
Monte Caliella, Palagonia, Nord plateau Ibleo, Provincia di Catania, Sicilia, Italia
Ancient submarine volcanic formation (upper Pliocene) characterized by palagonite, basaltic breccia, pillows and hyaloclastites.
Mineralogy is composed mainly by zeolites and CSH (hydrated calcium silicates).
NB: The phase which occurres at Monte Caliella is most probably tetranatrolite which in this page is listed as gonnardite.
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19 entries listed. 18 valid minerals.
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Sicurella, G., Russo, S., Ciriotti, M.E., Blass, G. (2010): Mineralogia della formazione di Monte Caliella, Palagonia (Catania, Sicilia). Micro (località), 2/2010, 371-408.
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Locality Updated: Zimmerman Ore Bank, Frederick Co., Maryland, USAFrom Bill Cordua, 11th Dec 2013 13:43:44