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Monte Nero Mine, Rocchetta Vara, La Spezia Province, Liguria, Italy
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Latitude: 44°14'50"N
Longitude: 9°45'22"E
 
Name(s) in local language(s): Miniera di Monte Nero, Rocchetta Vara, La Spezia, Liguria, Italia
 
Old manganese mine, known since the late XVIII century, in metacherts.

Mineral List

Aegirine
Allophane
Anatase
Andradite
Aragonite
Arseniosiderite
Azurite
Baryte
Brandtite
Braunite
Brushite
Calcite
Chalcocite
Chalcophyllite
Chalcopyrite
Chrysocolla
Chrysotile
Connellite
Copper
Coralloite (TL)
Cornubite
Cornwallite
Crednerite
Cuprite
Djurleite
Domeykite
Gageite
Geigerite
Goethite
Hausmannite
Hematite
Ice
Inesite
Johannsenite
Kutnohorite
Langite
Lavendulan ?
Libethenite
Malachite
Mottramite
Neotocite
Olivenite
Opal
Parnauite
Parsettensite
Pharmacosiderite
Pseudomalachite
'Pumpellyite'
Pyrolusite
Pyromorphite
Quartz
Rhodochrosite
Rhodonite
Sarkinite
Talc
Tilasite
Volborthite
Zálesíite


58 entries listed. 57 valid minerals. 1 type locality (valid mineral).

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References

- Cordier, M., L. (1811): Statistique Minéralogique du Département des Apennins. Journal des Mines, 176, 81-134
- Antofilli, M., Borgo, E., Palenzona, A. (1983): I nostri minerali. Geologia e mineralogia in Liguria. Sagep Editrice. Genova, 296 pp.
- Borgo, E., & Palenzona, A. (1988): I nostri minerali. Geologia e mineralogia in Liguria. Aggiornamento 1988. EE. VV. 48 pp.
- Palenzona, A. (1990): I nostri minerali. Geologia e mineralogia in Liguria. Aggiornamento 1990. EE. VV. 48 pp.
- Marchesini, M. and Palenzona, A. (1997): Il giacimento manganesifero di Monte Nero (Rocchetta Vara, La Spezia). Rivista Mineralogica Italiana, 1/1997, 51-55.
- Cabella, R., Basso, R., Lucchetti, G., Palenzona, A. (2000): Geigerite from Mt. Nero manganese mine (Northern Appennines, La Spezia, Italy). Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie, 12, 570-576.
- Palenzona, A., Balestra, C., Marchesini, M. (2002): La geigerite della miniera di Monte Nero (Rocchetta Vara, La Spezia). Rivista Mineralogica Italiana, 2/2002, 75-76.
- Balestra, C., & Kolitsch U. (2007): Segnalazione di libethenite alla miniera di Monte Nero. Prie. Notiziario di Mineralogia Ligure, 3/2007, 27-29
- Balestra, C., Pozzi, A., Kolitsch, U. (2007): La brandtite di Monte Nero: primo ritrovamento italiano. Prie. Notiziario di Mineralogia Ligure, 3/2007, 124-125
- Balestra, C., Kolitsch, U., Blass, G., Callegari, A.M., Boiocchi, M., Armellino, G., Ciriotti, M.E., Ambrino, P., Bracco, R. (2009): Mineralogia ligure 2007-2008: novità caratterizzate dal Servizio UK dell’AMI. Micro (UK report), 7, 1, 78-99.
- Bersani, D., Balestra, C., Kolitsch, U., Blass, G., Ciriotti, M.E., Ambrino, P. (2009): La spettroscopia Raman a supporto della mineralogia sistematica ligure. Micro (UK report), 7, 2, 112-117.
- Passarino, G. (2009): L'inesite della miniera di Monte Nero, Rocchetta Vara, Val di Vara, La Spezia. Rivista Mineralogica Italiana, 4/2009, 260-262.
- Callegari, A.M., Boiocchi, M., Ciriotti, M.E. and Balestra, C. (2010) Coralloite, IMA 2010-012. CNMNC Newsletter, June 2010, page 579; Mineralogical Magazine, 74, 577-579.
- Callegari, A.M., Boiocchi, M., Ciriotti, M.E., Balestra, C. (2012): Coralloite, Mn2+Mn3+2(AsO4)2(OH)2•4H2O, a new mixed valence Mn hydrate arsenate: Crystal structure and relationships with bermanite and whitmoreite mineral groups. American Mineralogist, 97, 727-734.
- Balestra, C., Bracco, R., Pozzi, A., Finello, G., Castellaro, F., Callegari, A.M., Boiocchi, M., Mills, S.J., Bindi, L., Carbone, C., Ciriotti, M.E. (2012): Coralloite, Paseroite e Bassoite: tre nuove specie in Liguria. Micro, 10, 2, 78-96.
- Bracco, R. and Balestra, C. (2014): La miniera di Monte Nero, Rocchetta Vara, La Spezia, Liguria: minerali classici e novità. Micro, 12, 1, 2-28.

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