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Limoncino, Valle Benedetta, Livorno, Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italy
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Dawsonite
Limoncino, Valle Benedetta, Livorno, Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italy

Photo: Marco Barsanti
 
 
Dawsonite, with other minerals, is localized into fractures of marls and limestones of "argille a palombini" formation. Pink dawsonite (containing Cr) is only found in deeply tectonized ophiolitic breccias.

References:
- Malesani P., Vannucci S, 1971. Su una nuova varietà di dawsonite ritrovata nella Valle Benedetta (Livorno).Period. Mineral., Roma, vol. 43, fasc. 3, pp. 655-662
- M. Boscardin, 1977. Dawsonite della Valle Benedetta (Livorno). Riv. Mineral. Ital., Milano, 1, 1: 2-3.
- Nannoni R., Sammartino F., 1979. Guida ai minerali dei Monti Livornesi. Ed. Calderini, Bologna, 63 pp.
- Dunning G. E., Henderson W. A. Jr., 2003. La dawsonite cromifera di Limoncino (Valle Benedetta, Livorno). Riv. Mineral. Ital., 27, 2: 102-104.

Mineral List

Ankerite
Calcite
Dawsonite
var: Chromian Dawsonite
Dolomite
Marcasite
Pyrite
Siderite


8 entries listed. 7 valid minerals.

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