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Gabbro, Rosignano Marittimo, Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italyi
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Rosignano MarittimoCommune
Livorno ProvinceProvince
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
43° North , 10° East (est.)
Estimate based on other nearby localities or region boundaries.
Margin of Error:
~12km
Name(s) in local language(s):
Gabbro, Rosignano Marittimo, Livorno, Toscana, Italia


Gabbro is the name of a village located on the Livorno Hills, in the municipality of Rosignano Marittimo. The name gabbro is used worldwide to indicate an intrusive igneous rock. The term gabbro, used originally by the Italian naturalist Giovanni Targioni Tozzetti (1751 and 1768) and brought into the international geological terminology by the German geologist Christian Leopold von Buch in 1809, comes from the homonymous village beacuse of the presence of this rock in the ophiolite sequences found in the surrounding area.

Outcrops of serpentinites of the Allochthonous Ligurian Complex are typically found in the Gabbro area. In particular, an old abandoned quarry of serpentinite is located in the vicinity of the old sports ground of Gabbro.

Grossular appears to be the main constituent of massive veins which intersect the serpentinite masses. It is normally associated with chlorite and lesser amounts of vesuvianite and titanite. On the contrary, andradite occurs on the walls of open lithoclases cutting the same rocks; it is associated with diopside and very rare vanadinite.

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8 valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

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Detailed Mineral List:

Andradite
Formula: Ca3Fe3+2(SiO4)3
Reference: Orlandi, P., & Troysi, M. (1974). Nota di Mineralogia Toscana: i granati di Gabbro (Livorno). Atti Società Toscana Scienze Naturali, Memorie, 81: 174-177. ; Orlandi, P., Troysi, M. (1974): Nota di Mineralogia Toscana: i granati di Gabbro (Livorno). Atti Società Toscana Scienze Naturali, Memorie, 81, 174-177.
Andradite var: Topazolite
Formula: Ca3Fe3+2(SiO4)3
Reference: Orlandi, P., & Troysi, M. (1974). Nota di Mineralogia Toscana: i granati di Gabbro (Livorno). Atti Società Toscana Scienze Naturali, Memorie, 81: 174-177. ; Orlandi, P., Troysi, M. (1974): Nota di Mineralogia Toscana: i granati di Gabbro (Livorno). Atti Società Toscana Scienze Naturali, Memorie, 81, 174-177.
'Chlorite Group'
Reference: Orlandi, P., Troysi, M. (1974): Nota di Mineralogia Toscana: i granati di Gabbro (Livorno). Atti Società Toscana Scienze Naturali, Memorie, 81, 174-177.
Diopside
Formula: CaMgSi2O6
Reference: Nannoni, R., & Sammartino, F. (1979). Guida ai minerali dei monti livornesi. Guide Calderini, Bologna, 64 pp. ; Orlandi, P., Troysi, M. (1974): Nota di Mineralogia Toscana: i granati di Gabbro (Livorno). Atti Società Toscana Scienze Naturali, Memorie, 81, 174-177.
Diopside var: Diallage
Formula: CaMgSi2O6
Reference: Ref. Sammartino F., "Minerali miniere e cave dei Monti Livornesi", Comune di Livorno, 2009.
Grossular
Formula: Ca3Al2(SiO4)3
Reference: Orlandi, P., Troysi, M. (1974): Nota di Mineralogia Toscana: i granati di Gabbro (Livorno). Atti Società Toscana Scienze Naturali, Memorie, 81, 174-177.
Lizardite
Formula: Mg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Reference: Sammartino F., 2009, Minerali miniere e cave dei Monti Livornesi, Comune di Livorno.
Talc
Formula: Mg3Si4O10(OH)2
Reference: Nannoni, R., & Sammartino, F. (1979). Guida ai minerali dei monti livornesi. Guide Calderini, Bologna, 64 pp. ; Orlandi, P., Troysi, M. (1974): Nota di Mineralogia Toscana: i granati di Gabbro (Livorno). Atti Società Toscana Scienze Naturali, Memorie, 81, 174-177.
Titanite
Formula: CaTi(SiO4)O
Reference: Orlandi, P., Troysi, M. (1974): Nota di Mineralogia Toscana: i granati di Gabbro (Livorno). Atti Società Toscana Scienze Naturali, Memorie, 81, 174-177.
Vanadinite
Formula: Pb5(VO4)3Cl
Reference: Nannoni, R., & Sammartino, F. (1979). Guida ai minerali dei monti livornesi. Guide Calderini, Bologna, 64 pp. ; Orlandi, P., Troysi, M. (1974): Nota di Mineralogia Toscana: i granati di Gabbro (Livorno). Atti Società Toscana Scienze Naturali, Memorie, 81, 174-177.
Vesuvianite
Formula: Ca19Fe3+Al4(Al6Mg2)(☐4)☐[Si2O7]4[(SiO4)10]O(OH)9
Reference: Orlandi, P., Troysi, M. (1974): Nota di Mineralogia Toscana: i granati di Gabbro (Livorno). Atti Società Toscana Scienze Naturali, Memorie, 81, 174-177.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Vanadinite8.BN.05Pb5(VO4)3Cl
Group 9 - Silicates
Andradite9.AD.25Ca3Fe3+2(SiO4)3
var: Topazolite9.AD.25Ca3Fe3+2(SiO4)3
Diopside9.DA.15CaMgSi2O6
var: Diallage9.DA.15CaMgSi2O6
Grossular9.AD.25Ca3Al2(SiO4)3
Lizardite9.ED.15Mg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Talc9.EC.05Mg3Si4O10(OH)2
Titanite9.AG.15CaTi(SiO4)O
Vesuvianite9.BG.35Ca19Fe3+Al4(Al6Mg2)(☐4)☐[Si2O7]4[(SiO4)10]O(OH)9
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Chlorite Group'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 41 - ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
A5(XO4)3Zq
Vanadinite41.8.4.3Pb5(VO4)3Cl
Group 51 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups Only
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in [6] and >[6] coordination
Andradite51.4.3b.1Ca3Fe3+2(SiO4)3
Grossular51.4.3b.2Ca3Al2(SiO4)3
Group 52 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups and O,OH,F,H2O
Insular SiO4 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with cations in [6] and/or >[6] coordination
Titanite52.4.3.1CaTi(SiO4)O
Group 58 - SOROSILICATES Insular, Mixed, Single, and Larger Tetrahedral Groups
Insular, Mixed, Single, and Larger Tetrahedral Groups with cations in [6] and higher coordination; single and double groups (n = 1, 2)
Vesuvianite58.2.4.1Ca19Fe3+Al4(Al6Mg2)(☐4)☐[Si2O7]4[(SiO4)10]O(OH)9
Group 65 - INOSILICATES Single-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=1)
Single-Width Unbranched Chains, W=1 with chains P=2
Diopside65.1.3a.1CaMgSi2O6
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 1:1 layers
Lizardite71.1.2b.2Mg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Talc71.2.1.3Mg3Si4O10(OH)2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Andradite
var: Topazolite
-Ca3Fe3+2(SiO4)3
'Chlorite Group'-
Diopside
var: Diallage
-CaMgSi2O6

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
H LizarditeMg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
H VesuvianiteCa19Fe3+Al4(Al6Mg2)(☐4)☐[Si2O7]4[(SiO4)10]O(OH)9
OOxygen
O Andradite (var: Topazolite)Ca3Fe23+(SiO4)3
O VanadinitePb5(VO4)3Cl
O DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
O TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
O Diopside (var: Diallage)CaMgSi2O6
O LizarditeMg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
O AndraditeCa3Fe23+(SiO4)3
O VesuvianiteCa19Fe3+Al4(Al6Mg2)(☐4)☐[Si2O7]4[(SiO4)10]O(OH)9
O TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
O GrossularCa3Al2(SiO4)3
MgMagnesium
Mg DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
Mg TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
Mg Diopside (var: Diallage)CaMgSi2O6
Mg LizarditeMg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Mg VesuvianiteCa19Fe3+Al4(Al6Mg2)(☐4)☐[Si2O7]4[(SiO4)10]O(OH)9
AlAluminium
Al VesuvianiteCa19Fe3+Al4(Al6Mg2)(☐4)☐[Si2O7]4[(SiO4)10]O(OH)9
Al GrossularCa3Al2(SiO4)3
SiSilicon
Si Andradite (var: Topazolite)Ca3Fe23+(SiO4)3
Si DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
Si TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
Si Diopside (var: Diallage)CaMgSi2O6
Si LizarditeMg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Si AndraditeCa3Fe23+(SiO4)3
Si VesuvianiteCa19Fe3+Al4(Al6Mg2)(☐4)☐[Si2O7]4[(SiO4)10]O(OH)9
Si TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
Si GrossularCa3Al2(SiO4)3
ClChlorine
Cl VanadinitePb5(VO4)3Cl
CaCalcium
Ca Andradite (var: Topazolite)Ca3Fe23+(SiO4)3
Ca DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
Ca Diopside (var: Diallage)CaMgSi2O6
Ca AndraditeCa3Fe23+(SiO4)3
Ca VesuvianiteCa19Fe3+Al4(Al6Mg2)(☐4)☐[Si2O7]4[(SiO4)10]O(OH)9
Ca TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
Ca GrossularCa3Al2(SiO4)3
TiTitanium
Ti TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
VVanadium
V VanadinitePb5(VO4)3Cl
FeIron
Fe Andradite (var: Topazolite)Ca3Fe23+(SiO4)3
Fe AndraditeCa3Fe23+(SiO4)3
Fe VesuvianiteCa19Fe3+Al4(Al6Mg2)(☐4)☐[Si2O7]4[(SiO4)10]O(OH)9
PbLead
Pb VanadinitePb5(VO4)3Cl

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Targioni Tozzetti, G. (1751): Osservazioni sulla Pietra detta Gabbro, sul Talco, sul Serpentino, sull'Amianto, sul Galattite. In: Relazioni d'alcuni viaggi fatti in diverse parti della Toscana per osservare le produzioni naturali, e gli antichi monumenti di essa. Tomo secondo. Stamperia Imperiale, Firenze, pages 150-157.
Targioni Tozzetti, G. (1768): Osservazioni sulla Pietra detta Gabbro, sul Talco, sul Serpentino, sull'Amianto, sul Galattite. In: Relazioni d'alcuni viaggi fatti in diverse parti della Toscana per osservare le produzioni naturali, e gli antichi monumenti di essa. Edizione seconda, con copiose aggiunte. Tomo secondo. Stamperia Granducale Gaetano Cambiagi, Firenze, pages 432-450.
von Buch, L. (1810): Über den Gabbro mit enigen Bemerkungen über den Begriff einer Gebirgsart (read at the Königlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften, Berlin, October 12, 1809). Magazin der Gesellschaft naturforschender Freunde zu Berlin, 4, 128-149.
Orlandi, P., Troysi, M. (1974): Nota di Mineralogia Toscana: i granati di Gabbro (Livorno). Atti Società Toscana Scienze Naturali, Memorie, 81, 174-177.
Nannoni, R., Sammartino, F. (1979): Guida ai minerali dei monti livornesi. Guide Calderini, Bologna, 64 pp.

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