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Allumiere Quarries, Allumiere, Tolfa Mts District, Rome Province, Latium, Italy

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Name(s) in local language(s):Cave di Allumiere, Allumiere, Distretto dei Monti della Tolfa, Roma, Lazio, Italia

Ancient quarries on alunite, discovered in 1462 by Giovanni da Castro.
Also kaolin quarries. Originated due to alteration of trachytic rocks.

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31 valid minerals. 1 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals. 13 erroneous literature entries.

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- Negretti, G.C.; Lombardi, G.; Morbidelli, L. (1966): ”Studio geopetrografico del complesso vulcanico tolfetano-cerite (Lazio). IV: Le manifestazioni vulcaniche acide del settore civitavecchiese tolfetano”. Quad. CNR, 4, 1-173.
- Lombardi, G. (1967): Ricerche su rocce alunitiche del settore di Tolfa-Allumiere (Lazio). Periodico di Mineralogia – Roma, 399-462.
- De Michele, V. (1974): Guida mineralogica d'Italia. Istituto Geografico De Agostini, Novara, 2 vol.
- Calderoni, G., Ferrini, V., Masi, U. (1985): Abundance and significance of Co and Ni in the sulfides and host rocks from the hydrothermal mineralization in the Tolfa Mountains (Latium, Central Italy). Periodico di Mineralogia, 119-128.
- I minerali del Museo Archeominerario "Kitsche de la Grange" Allumiere, Provincia di Roma (2000)

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