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Le Novelle Quarry, Ercolano, Monte Somma, Somma-Vesuvius Complex, Naples, Campania, Italyi
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Name(s) in local language(s): Cava Le Novella, Ercolano, Monte Somma, Complesso vulcanico Somma-Vesuvio, Napoli, Campania, Italia
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 40° 49' 0'' North , 14° 22' 60'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 40.81667,14.38333
GeoHash:G#: sr60pq3w7
Locality type:Quarry
Köppen climate type:Csa : Hot-summer Mediterranean climate
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Ercolano53,576 (2015)3.0km
Massa di Somma5,573 (2014)3.3km
Torre del Greco85,897 (2016)3.3km
San Sebastiano al Vesuvio9,167 (2014)3.4km
Pollena Trocchia11,880 (2014)3.9km


This quarry, located in proximity of the most famous San Vito Quarry (Ercolano municipality), should not be confused with Novella Quarry (Cava Novella), name given to one of the Pollena quarries at Lagno di Pollena (Pollena-Trocchia area).

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


14 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Analcime
Formula: Na(AlSi2O6) · H2O
Reference: Russo, M., Punzo, I. (2004): I Minerali del Somma-Vesuvio, AMI
'Apatite'
Reference: Russo, M., Punzo, I. (2004): I Minerali del Somma-Vesuvio, AMI
Atacamite
Formula: Cu2(OH)3Cl
Reference: Russo, M., Punzo, I. (2004): I Minerali del Somma-Vesuvio, AMI
Chrysocolla
Formula: Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Reference: Russo, M., Punzo, I. (2004): I Minerali del Somma-Vesuvio, AMI
Enstatite
Formula: MgSiO3
Reference: Russo, M., Punzo, I. (2004): I Minerali del Somma-Vesuvio, AMI
Fluoro-edenite
Formula: {Na}{Ca2}{Mg5}(AlSi7O22)(F,OH)2
Reference: Russo, M., Della Ventura, G., Campostrini, I. & Preite, D. (2009). Nuove specie minerali al Monte Somma:I. Fluoro-edenite. MICRO (notizie mineralogiche), 2/2009, 173-174.
Gonnardite
Formula: (Na,Ca)2(Si,Al)5O10 · 3H2O
Reference: Russo, M., Punzo, I. (2004): I Minerali del Somma-Vesuvio, AMI
Haüyne
Formula: (Na,K)3(Ca,Na)(Al3Si3O12)(SO4,S,Cl)
Reference: Russo, M., Punzo, I. (2004): I Minerali del Somma-Vesuvio, AMI
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Reference: Russo, M., Punzo, I. (2004): I Minerali del Somma-Vesuvio, AMI
'Lazurite'
Formula: Na6Ca2(Al6Si6O24)(SO4,S,S2,S3,Cl,OH)2
Reference: Russo, M., Punzo, I. (2004): I Minerali del Somma-Vesuvio, AMI
Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Reference: Russo, M., Punzo, I. (2004): I Minerali del Somma-Vesuvio, AMI
Marialite
Formula: Na4Al3Si9O24Cl
Reference: Russo, M., Punzo, I. (2004): I Minerali del Somma-Vesuvio, AMI
Mullite
Formula: Al4+2xSi2-2xO10-x
Reference: Russo, M. & Preite, D. (2011): Nuove specie minerali al Monte Somma: IV. Mullite. Micro, 2/2011, 60-61
Phlogopite
Formula: KMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Russo, M., Punzo, I. (2004): I Minerali del Somma-Vesuvio, AMI
Thomsonite-Ca
Formula: NaCa2[Al5Si5O20] · 6H2O
Reference: Russo, M., Punzo, I. (2004): I Minerali del Somma-Vesuvio, AMI
Zirconolite
Formula: CaZrTi2O7
Reference: Russo, M., Punzo, I., Blass, G., Ciriotti, M.E. (2007): Zirconolite, albite ed epidoto: nuova e poco note specie del Somma Vesuvio. Micro, 1/2007, 43-48.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 3 - Halides
Atacamite3.DA.10aCu2(OH)3Cl
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Hematite4.CB.05Fe2O3
Magnetite4.BB.05Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Zirconolite4.DH.30CaZrTi2O7
Group 9 - Silicates
Analcime9.GB.05Na(AlSi2O6) · H2O
Chrysocolla9.ED.20Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Enstatite9.DA.05MgSiO3
Fluoro-edenite9.DE.15{Na}{Ca2}{Mg5}(AlSi7O22)(F,OH)2
Gonnardite9.GA.05(Na,Ca)2(Si,Al)5O10 · 3H2O
Haüyne9.FB.10(Na,K)3(Ca,Na)(Al3Si3O12)(SO4,S,Cl)
'Lazurite'9.FB.10Na6Ca2(Al6Si6O24)(SO4,S,S2,S3,Cl,OH)2
Marialite9.FB.15Na4Al3Si9O24Cl
Mullite9.AF.20Al4+2xSi2-2xO10-x
Phlogopite9.EC.20KMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Thomsonite-Ca9.GA.10NaCa2[Al5Si5O20] · 6H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Apatite'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Magnetite7.2.2.3Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Group 8 - MULTIPLE OXIDES CONTAINING NIOBIUM,TANTALUM OR TITANIUM
A2B2O6(O,OH,F)
Zirconolite8.2.5.5CaZrTi2O7
Group 10 - OXYHALIDES AND HYDROXYHALIDES
A2(O,OH)3Xq
Atacamite10.1.1.1Cu2(OH)3Cl
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
Mullite52.2.3.1Al4+2xSi2-2xO10-x
Group 65 - INOSILICATES Single-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=1)
Single-Width Unbranched Chains, W=1 with chains P=2
Enstatite65.1.2.1MgSiO3
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Phlogopite71.2.2b.1KMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Group 74 - PHYLLOSILICATES Modulated Layers
Modulated Layers with joined strips
Chrysocolla74.3.2.1Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Group 76 - TECTOSILICATES Al-Si Framework
Al-Si Framework Feldspathoids and related species
Haüyne76.2.3.3(Na,K)3(Ca,Na)(Al3Si3O12)(SO4,S,Cl)
'Lazurite'76.2.3.4Na6Ca2(Al6Si6O24)(SO4,S,S2,S3,Cl,OH)2
Al-Si Framework with other Be/Al/Si frameworks
Marialite76.3.1.1Na4Al3Si9O24Cl
Group 77 - TECTOSILICATES Zeolites
Zeolite group - True zeolites
Analcime77.1.1.1Na(AlSi2O6) · H2O
Gonnardite77.1.5.7(Na,Ca)2(Si,Al)5O10 · 3H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Apatite'-
Fluoro-edenite-{Na}{Ca2}{Mg5}(AlSi7O22)(F,OH)2
Thomsonite-Ca-NaCa2[Al5Si5O20] · 6H2O

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
H PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H AtacamiteCu2(OH)3Cl
H AnalcimeNa(AlSi2O6) · H2O
H Gonnardite(Na,Ca)2(Si,Al)5O10 · 3H2O
H LazuriteNa6Ca2(Al6Si6O24)(SO4,S,S2,S3,Cl,OH)2
H Thomsonite-CaNaCa2[Al5Si5O20] · 6H2O
H Fluoro-edenite{Na}{Ca2}{Mg5}(AlSi7O22)(F,OH)2
OOxygen
O ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
O PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O HematiteFe2O3
O EnstatiteMgSiO3
O MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
O AtacamiteCu2(OH)3Cl
O AnalcimeNa(AlSi2O6) · H2O
O Gonnardite(Na,Ca)2(Si,Al)5O10 · 3H2O
O LazuriteNa6Ca2(Al6Si6O24)(SO4,S,S2,S3,Cl,OH)2
O MarialiteNa4Al3Si9O24Cl
O Thomsonite-CaNaCa2[Al5Si5O20] · 6H2O
O Fluoro-edenite{Na}{Ca2}{Mg5}(AlSi7O22)(F,OH)2
O MulliteAl4+2xSi2-2xO10-x
O ZirconoliteCaZrTi2O7
O Haüyne(Na,K)3(Ca,Na)(Al3Si3O12)(SO4,S,Cl)
FFluorine
F Fluoro-edenite{Na}{Ca2}{Mg5}(AlSi7O22)(F,OH)2
NaSodium
Na AnalcimeNa(AlSi2O6) · H2O
Na Gonnardite(Na,Ca)2(Si,Al)5O10 · 3H2O
Na LazuriteNa6Ca2(Al6Si6O24)(SO4,S,S2,S3,Cl,OH)2
Na MarialiteNa4Al3Si9O24Cl
Na Thomsonite-CaNaCa2[Al5Si5O20] · 6H2O
Na Fluoro-edenite{Na}{Ca2}{Mg5}(AlSi7O22)(F,OH)2
Na Haüyne(Na,K)3(Ca,Na)(Al3Si3O12)(SO4,S,Cl)
MgMagnesium
Mg PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Mg EnstatiteMgSiO3
Mg Fluoro-edenite{Na}{Ca2}{Mg5}(AlSi7O22)(F,OH)2
AlAluminium
Al ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Al PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al AnalcimeNa(AlSi2O6) · H2O
Al Gonnardite(Na,Ca)2(Si,Al)5O10 · 3H2O
Al LazuriteNa6Ca2(Al6Si6O24)(SO4,S,S2,S3,Cl,OH)2
Al MarialiteNa4Al3Si9O24Cl
Al Thomsonite-CaNaCa2[Al5Si5O20] · 6H2O
Al Fluoro-edenite{Na}{Ca2}{Mg5}(AlSi7O22)(F,OH)2
Al MulliteAl4+2xSi2-2xO10-x
Al Haüyne(Na,K)3(Ca,Na)(Al3Si3O12)(SO4,S,Cl)
SiSilicon
Si ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Si PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si EnstatiteMgSiO3
Si AnalcimeNa(AlSi2O6) · H2O
Si Gonnardite(Na,Ca)2(Si,Al)5O10 · 3H2O
Si LazuriteNa6Ca2(Al6Si6O24)(SO4,S,S2,S3,Cl,OH)2
Si MarialiteNa4Al3Si9O24Cl
Si Thomsonite-CaNaCa2[Al5Si5O20] · 6H2O
Si Fluoro-edenite{Na}{Ca2}{Mg5}(AlSi7O22)(F,OH)2
Si MulliteAl4+2xSi2-2xO10-x
Si Haüyne(Na,K)3(Ca,Na)(Al3Si3O12)(SO4,S,Cl)
SSulfur
S LazuriteNa6Ca2(Al6Si6O24)(SO4,S,S2,S3,Cl,OH)2
S Haüyne(Na,K)3(Ca,Na)(Al3Si3O12)(SO4,S,Cl)
ClChlorine
Cl AtacamiteCu2(OH)3Cl
Cl LazuriteNa6Ca2(Al6Si6O24)(SO4,S,S2,S3,Cl,OH)2
Cl MarialiteNa4Al3Si9O24Cl
Cl Haüyne(Na,K)3(Ca,Na)(Al3Si3O12)(SO4,S,Cl)
KPotassium
K PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
K Haüyne(Na,K)3(Ca,Na)(Al3Si3O12)(SO4,S,Cl)
CaCalcium
Ca Gonnardite(Na,Ca)2(Si,Al)5O10 · 3H2O
Ca LazuriteNa6Ca2(Al6Si6O24)(SO4,S,S2,S3,Cl,OH)2
Ca Thomsonite-CaNaCa2[Al5Si5O20] · 6H2O
Ca Fluoro-edenite{Na}{Ca2}{Mg5}(AlSi7O22)(F,OH)2
Ca ZirconoliteCaZrTi2O7
Ca Haüyne(Na,K)3(Ca,Na)(Al3Si3O12)(SO4,S,Cl)
TiTitanium
Ti ZirconoliteCaZrTi2O7
FeIron
Fe HematiteFe2O3
Fe MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
CuCopper
Cu ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Cu AtacamiteCu2(OH)3Cl
ZrZirconium
Zr ZirconoliteCaZrTi2O7

Regional Geology

This geological map and associated information on rock units at or nearby to the coordinates given for this locality is based on relatively small scale geological maps provided by various national Geological Surveys. This does not necessarily represent the complete geology at this locality but it gives a background for the region in which it is found.

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Quaternary
0 - 2.588 Ma



ID: 3159060
Quaternary tephrite

Age: Pleistocene (0 - 2.588 Ma)

Lithology: Major:{tephrite, basanite}, Minor{phonolitic tephrite, tephritic phonolite,tuff group,nephelinic, leucitic and analcitic rocks}

Reference: Asch, K. The 1:5M International Geological Map of Europe and Adjacent Areas: Development and Implementation of a GIS-enabled Concept. Geologisches Jahrbuch, SA 3. [147]

Pliocene
2.588 - 5.333 Ma



ID: 3187236
Cenozoic volcanic rocks

Age: Pliocene (2.588 - 5.333 Ma)

Lithology: Intermediate volcanic rocks

Reference: Chorlton, L.B. Generalized geology of the world: bedrock domains and major faults in GIS format: a small-scale world geology map with an extended geological attribute database. doi: 10.4095/223767. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 5529. [154]

Data and map coding provided by Macrostrat.org, used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License

References

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Year (asc) Year (desc) Author (A-Z) Author (Z-A)
- Russo, M., Punzo, I. (2004): I Minerali del Somma-Vesuvio. AMI, Ed., Cremona, Italy, 320 pp.
- Russo, M., Punzo, I., Blass, G., Ciriotti, M.E. (2007): Zirconolite, albite ed epidoto: nuova e poco note specie del Somma Vesuvio. Micro, 1/2007, 43-48.
- Russo, M., Della Ventura, G., Campostrini, I. & Preite, D. (2009). Nuove specie minerali al Monte Somma: I. Fluoro-edenite. MICRO (notizie mineralogiche), 2/2009, 173-174.
- Russo, M. & Preite, D. (2011): Nuove specie minerali al Monte Somma: IV. Mullite. Micro, 2/2011, 60-61.


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