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Faraglione Nico (Faraglione Piccolo; Faragghiune Nicu), Faraglioni di Levante (Grotte dei Faraglioni; Grotte del Faraglione; "Grotte de Faraglione"), Porto Levante, Vulcano Island, Lipari, Eolie Islands (Aeolian Islands), Messina Province, Sicily, Italy

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Name(s) in local language(s):Faraglione Nico (Faraglione Piccolo; Faraglione Nicu), Faraglioni di Levante (Grotte dei Faraglioni; Grotte del Faraglione), Porto Levante, Isola di Vulcano, Lipari, Isole Eolie, Privincia di Messina, Sicilia, Italia


The Faraglione Nico (or Nicu) is situated prospicient the sea in a zone, very near to Porto di Levante, known as "Acque Calde".

The Faraglione Nico (or Nicu) is the locality in which there was placed the Alum Grotto (Grotta dell'Allume) collapsed in 1940's.

For correct naming of the localities and adding minerals to the correct locality, please see http://www.mindat.org/mesg-7-181492.html

In literature the locality is generally described under the accomunate toponym of "Baia di Levante" that means the small gulf where is the port (see also Faraglione Ranni and Vulcanello mindat localities).



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32 valid minerals. 2 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.

Localities in this Region

Italy
  • Sicily
    • Messina Province
      • Eolie Islands (Aeolian Islands)
        • Lipari
          • Vulcano Island
            • Porto Levante
              • Faraglioni di Levante (Grotte dei Faraglioni; Grotte del Faraglione; "Grotte de Faraglione")

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References

Garavelli, A., Grasso, M.F., Vurro, F. (1996): Mineral occurrence and depositional processes at Baia di Levante area (Vulcano Island, Italy). Mineralogica et Petrographica Acta, 39, 251-261.

Campostrini, I., Demartin, F., Gramaccioli, C. M., Russo, M. (2011): Vulcano - Tre secoli di mineralogia. Associazione Micro-mineralogica Italiana, Cremona, 344 pp.

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