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Curiglia, Curiglia con Monteviasco, Veddasca Valley, Varese Province, Lombardy, Italy

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Name(s) in local language(s):Curiglia, Curiglia con Monteviasco, Val Veddasca, Varese, Lombardia, Italia
Location is approximate, estimate based on other nearby localities.
 
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 45° North , 8° East (est.)
Margin of Error:~5km
Köppen climate type:Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate


An occurrence of pale blue olenite in quartz veins.

A single-crystal structure refinement of a sample showed (Kolitsch & Ertl, unpubl. data) that this olenite is very similar to an Fe-bearing olenite recently described from a Czech locality [J. Cempírek, M. Novák, A. Ertl, J. M. Hughes, G. R. Rossman and M. D. Dyar (2006): Fe-bearing olenite with tetrahedrally coordinated Al from an abyssal pegmatite at Kutná Hora, Czech Republic: structure, crystal chemistry, optical and XANES spectra. Can. Mineral. 44, 23-30].

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5 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Cordierite
Formula: (Mg,Fe)2Al3(AlSi5O18)
Colour: Purpleish
Reference: Pezzotta, F. & Guastoni, A. (2006): Olenite. Nuovo ritrovamento in Val Veddasca (VA). Rivista Mineralogica Italiana, 30(2), 116-119.
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Pezzotta, F. & Guastoni, A. (2006): Olenite. Nuovo ritrovamento in Val Veddasca (VA). Rivista Mineralogica Italiana, 30(2), 116-119.
Olenite
Formula: Na(Al3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3O3(OH)
Colour: Blue
Reference: Pezzotta, F. & Guastoni, A. (2006): Olenite. Nuovo ritrovamento in Val Veddasca (VA). Rivista Mineralogica Italiana, 30(2), 116-119.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Pezzotta, F. & Guastoni, A. (2006): Olenite. Nuovo ritrovamento in Val Veddasca (VA). Rivista Mineralogica Italiana, 30(2), 116-119.
Sillimanite
Formula: Al2(SiO4)O
Habit: Fibrous
Colour: Yellow
Reference: Pezzotta, F. & Guastoni, A. (2006): Olenite. Nuovo ritrovamento in Val Veddasca (VA). Rivista Mineralogica Italiana, 30(2), 116-119.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
'Quartz'4.DA.05SiO2
Group 9 - Silicates
'Cordierite'9.CJ.10(Mg,Fe)2Al3(AlSi5O18)
'Muscovite'9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
'Olenite'9.CK.05Na(Al3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3O3(OH)
'Sillimanite'9.AF.05Al2(SiO4)O

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 52 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups and O,OH,F,H2O
Insular SiO4 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with cations in [4] and >[4] coordination
Sillimanite52.2.2a.1Al2(SiO4)O
Group 61 - CYCLOSILICATES Six-Membered Rings
Six-Membered Rings with Al substituted rings
Cordierite61.2.1.1(Mg,Fe)2Al3(AlSi5O18)
Six-Membered Rings with borate groups
Olenite61.3.1.7Na(Al3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3O3(OH)
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Muscovite71.2.2a.1KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H OleniteNa(Al3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3O3(OH)
BBoron
B OleniteNa(Al3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3O3(OH)
OOxygen
O Cordierite(Mg,Fe)2Al3(AlSi5O18)
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O OleniteNa(Al3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3O3(OH)
O QuartzSiO2
O SillimaniteAl2(SiO4)O
NaSodium
Na OleniteNa(Al3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3O3(OH)
MgMagnesium
Mg Cordierite(Mg,Fe)2Al3(AlSi5O18)
AlAluminium
Al Cordierite(Mg,Fe)2Al3(AlSi5O18)
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al OleniteNa(Al3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3O3(OH)
Al SillimaniteAl2(SiO4)O
SiSilicon
Si Cordierite(Mg,Fe)2Al3(AlSi5O18)
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si OleniteNa(Al3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3O3(OH)
Si QuartzSiO2
Si SillimaniteAl2(SiO4)O
KPotassium
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
FeIron
Fe Cordierite(Mg,Fe)2Al3(AlSi5O18)

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- Pezzotta, F. & Guastoni, A. (2006): Olenite. Nuovo ritrovamento in Val Veddasca (VA). Rivista Mineralogica Italiana, 30(2), 116-119.


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