Help mindat.org|Log In|Register|
Home PageMindat NewsThe Mindat ManualHistory of MindatCopyright StatusManagement TeamContact UsAdvertise on Mindat
Donate to MindatSponsor a PageSponsored PagesTop Available PagesMindat AdvertisersAdvertise on MindatThe Mindat Store
Minerals by PropertiesMinerals by ChemistryRandom MineralSearch by minIDLocalities Near MeSearch GlossaryMore Search Options
Search For:
Mineral Name:
Locality Name:
Keyword(s):
 
The Mindat ManualAdd a New PhotoRate PhotosLocality Edit ReportAdd Glossary Item
StatisticsMember ListBooks & MagazinesMineral Shows & EventsThe Mindat DirectoryHow to Link to MindatDevice Settings
Photo SearchPhoto GalleriesNew Photos TodayNew Photos YesterdayMembers' Photo GalleriesPast Photo of the Day Gallery

Cape Calamita Mine (Calamita Mine), Capoliveri, Elba Island, Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italy

This page is currently not sponsored. Click here to sponsor this page.
 
Name(s) in local language(s): Miniera di Capo Calamita (Miniera di Calamita), Capoliveri, Isola d'Elba, Livorno, Toscana, Italia
 
This locality is the most important mine of Calamita peninsula. There are no references of exploitations in ancient ages, but mining was surely started by the XVIII century. Like other Elba mines, extensive modern exploitation started about 1870-1880. The ore body is magnetite (generally pseudomorphous after hematite) and limonite and is linked to skarns, mainly hedenbergite/ilvaite but also (Macei stope) andradite.
The mining area extends from sea level to about 300 m with a width from West to East of 1.7 km. The most important stopes are Francesche (later included in Vallone), Vallone, Macei, Nuova Zona; other stopes are Albaroccia, Coti Nere, Polveraio, Civetta, Le Piane, Punta Rossa (see map in site photos).
The mining area is divided horizontally by the road Capoliveri-Calamita-Ripalti at the level 167-176.
In some limited places there are also copper mineralisations and very little cobalt mineralisation.

Mineral List

Mineral list contains entries from the region specified including sub-localities


110 entries listed. 68 valid minerals. 2 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.

Localities in this Region

Italy

The above list contains all mineral locality references listed on mindat.org. This does not claim to be a complete list. If you know of more minerals from this site, please register so you can add to our database. This locality information is for reference purposes only. You should never attempt to visit any sites listed in mindat.org without first ensuring that you have the permission of the land and/or mineral rights holders for access and that you are aware of all safety precautions necessary.

References

Cocco G.,Garavelli C. (1954): Studio di alcuni problemi geochimici relativi al giacimento di ferro di capo Calamita Elba. Rendiconti della Societa Mineralogica Italiana. 10: 269-350

Dell'Anna L., Quagliarella F. (1968): Su alcuni solfati cupriferi di Capo Calamita (Isola d'Elba). Periodico di mineralogia - Roma, 349-365.

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

J. Göske, T. Witzke, H. Pöllmann, S. Stöber (1997): Neufunde von Sekundärmineralen in der Lagerstatte Calamita/Insel Elba. Der Aufschluss, 48, 305-313.

Orlandi, P. & Pezzotta, F. (1996): Minerali dell'isola d'Elba. I Minerali dei Giacimenti Metalliferi dell'Elba Orientale e delle Pegmatiti del Monte Capanne.

External Links


Mineral and/or Locality  
Mindat.org is an outreach project of the Hudson Institute of Mineralogy, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization.
Copyright © mindat.org and the Hudson Institute of Mineralogy 1993-2015, except where stated. Mindat.org relies on the contributions of thousands of members and supporters.
Privacy Policy - Terms & Conditions - Contact Us Current server date and time: May 6, 2015 13:37:37 Page generated: March 29, 2015 19:20:31