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Costa Balzi Rossi, Magliolo, Maremola Valley, Savona Province, Liguria, Italy

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Location is approximate, estimate based on other nearby localities.
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 44° North , 8° East (est.)
Margin of Error:~23km
Köppen climate type:Csb : Warm-summer Mediterranean climate
Name(s) in local language(s):Costa Balzi Rossi, Magliolo, Val Maremola, Provincia di Savona, Liguria, Italia

REE-bearing mineralisation in Permian pyroclastites.

Phosphate-bearing metaquartzites, similar to the ones of the neighbour Monte Carmo di Loano. The mineral assemblage includes lazulite, gorceixite, graftonite, apatite, and mitridatite.

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42 valid minerals. 1 erroneous literature entry.

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Bracco, R., Callegari, A., Boiocchi, M., Balestra, C., Armellino, G., Ciriotti, M.E. (2006): Costa Balzi Rossi (Magliolo, Val Maremola, Savona, Liguria): una nuova località per minerali di terre rare e scandio. MICRO (località), 2006, 161-178.
Bracco, R., Balestra, C., Odicino, G. (2007): Costa Balzi Rossi e dintorni: un aggiornamento. Prie - Notiziario di Mineralogia Ligure, 3, 79-97.
Bracco, R., Castellaro, F., Ciuffardi, M., Odicino, G. (2009): Paraniite-(Y) ed altri ritrovamenti da Costa Balzi Rossi. Prie - Notiziario di Mineralogia Ligure, 5, 61-75.
Bersani, D., Cadoni, M., Bracco, R., Balestra, C., Ciriotti, M.E. (2011): Churchite-(Nd) first world occurrence from Costa Balzi Rossi, Liguria, Italy: chemical data and Raman spectroscopy. Session J2, Panel n° 153. Geoitalia 2001, Turin.
Bracco, R., Balestra, C., Castellaro, F., Mills, S.J., Ma, C., Callegari, A.M., Boiocchi, M., Bersani, D., Cadoni, M., Ciriotti, M.E. (2012): Nuovi minerali di terre rare da Costa Balzi Rossi, Magliolo (SV), Liguria. Micro, 2/2012, 66-77.
Balestra C. (2014): Sistematica ligure 2014. Prie, 10, 35-37.
Castellaro F. (2014): Chernovite-(Y) a Costa Balzi Rossi. Segnalazioni in breve. Prie, 10, 46.
Bracco R., Marchesini M. (2016): Le quarziti a lazulite della Liguria e la scoperta della fluorcarmoite-(BaNa). Micro, 14, 2 (2-2016), 68-84.

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