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Poggio Balate, Termini Imerese, Palermo Province, Sicily, Italy

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Name(s) in local language(s):Poggio Balate, Termini Imerese, Palermo, Sicilia, Italia
Location is approximate, estimate based on other nearby localities.
 
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 38° North , 14° East (est.)
Margin of Error:~39km
Köppen climate type:Csa : Hot-summer Mediterranean climate


Baryte-fluorite hydrothermal mineralisation in Mesozoic limestone layers.

This locality is famous for the very beautiful fluorite specimens (cubic crystals up to 12 cm across), which contain fluid inclusions. It is located on the top of a hill (named Poggio Balate) next to Termini Imerese town and at the NW foot of San Calogero Mount.

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

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6 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Aragonite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Bellanca A., Censi P., Neri R. (1983): Studio isotopico, chimico e tessiturale su materiali carbonatici associati a mineralizzazioni di fluorite e barite nell'area di Termini Imerese (Sicilia). Rend. Soc. Ital. Mineral. Petrol., 83, 3, 1251-1261.
Baryte
Formula: BaSO4
Habit: lamellar
Colour: white
Reference: BELLANCA A., DE VIVO B., LATTANZI P., MAIORANI A. and R. NERI, 1985. Fluid inclusions in fluorite mineralizations of N-W Sicily. 8th Symp. European Current Research on Fluid Inclusions (E.C.R.F.I.), 10-12 April, Gottingen, Abstracts, p. 24. of north-western Sicily. Chemical Geology, 32, 255-269
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Bellanca A., Censi P., Neri R. (1983): Studio isotopico, chimico e tessiturale su materiali carbonatici associati a mineralizzazioni di fluorite e barite nell'area di Termini Imerese (Sicilia). Rend. Soc. Ital. Mineral. Petrol., 83, 3, 1251-1261.
Dickite
Formula: Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Reference: Bellanca A., Censi P., Neri R. (1983): Studio isotopico, chimico e tessiturale su materiali carbonatici associati a mineralizzazioni di fluorite e barite nell'area di Termini Imerese (Sicilia). Rend. Soc. Ital. Mineral. Petrol., 83, 3, 1251-1261.
Fluorite
Formula: CaF2
Habit: Cubic
Colour: Grey, green, blue
Reference: Bellanca A., De Vivo B., Lattanzi P., Maiorani A., Neri R. (1985): Fluid inclusions in fluorite mineralizations of N-W Sicily. 8th Symp. European Current Research on Fluid Inclusions (E.C.R.F.I.), 10-12 April, Gottingen, Abstracts, p. 24. of north-western Sicily. Chemical Geology, 32, 255-269
'Limonite'
Formula: (Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Reference: Bellanca A., Di Salvo P., Möller P., Neri R., Schley F. (1981): Rare-earth and minor element distribution and petrographic features of fluorites and associated Mesozoic limestones of northwestern Sicily. Chem. Geol., 32, 255-269.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Bellanca A., Censi P., Neri R. (1983): Studio isotopico, chimico e tessiturale su materiali carbonatici associati a mineralizzazioni di fluorite e barite nell'area di Termini Imerese (Sicilia). Rend. Soc. Ital. Mineral. Petrol., 83, 3, 1251-1261.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 3 - Halides
'Fluorite'3.AB.25CaF2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
'Quartz'4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
'Aragonite'5.AB.15CaCO3
'Calcite'5.AB.05CaCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
'Baryte'7.AD.35BaSO4
Group 9 - Silicates
'Dickite'9.ED.05Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX2
Fluorite9.2.1.1CaF2
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Baryte28.3.1.1BaSO4
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 1:1 layers
Dickite71.1.1.1Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
Aragonite-CaCO3
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H DickiteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
H Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
CCarbon
C AragoniteCaCO3
C CalciteCaCO3
OOxygen
O AragoniteCaCO3
O BaryteBaSO4
O CalciteCaCO3
O DickiteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
O Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
O QuartzSiO2
FFluorine
F FluoriteCaF2
AlAluminium
Al DickiteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
SiSilicon
Si DickiteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Si QuartzSiO2
SSulfur
S BaryteBaSO4
CaCalcium
Ca AragoniteCaCO3
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca FluoriteCaF2
FeIron
Fe Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
BaBarium
Ba BaryteBaSO4

References

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- Bellanca A., Di Salvo P., Möller P., Neri R., Schley F. (1981): Rare-earth and minor element distribution and petrographic features of fluorites and associated Mesozoic limestones of northwestern Sicily. Chem. Geol., 32, 255-269.
- Bellanca A., Censi P., Neri R. (1983): Studio isotopico, chimico e tessiturale su materiali carbonatici associati a mineralizzazioni di fluorite e barite nell'area di Termini Imerese (Sicilia). Rend. Soc. Ital. Mineral. Petrol., 83, 3, 1251-1261.
- Bellanca A., De Vivo B., Lattanzi P., Maiorani A., Neri R. (1985): Fluid inclusions in fluorite mineralizations of N-W Sicily. 8th Symp. European Current Research on Fluid Inclusions (E.C.R.F.I.), 10-12 April, Göttingen, Abstracts, page 24.
- Bellanca A., De Vivo B., Lattanzi P., Maiorani A., Neri R. (1987): Fluid inclusions in fluorite mineralizations of northwestern Sicily, Italy. Chem. Geol., 61, 209-216.
- Speciale F. (2013): Le mineralizzazioni di fluorite e barite nel territorio di Termini Imerese e Caccamo - Sicilia. Aspetti geologici esteriori legati alla minerogenesi. Eugenio Maria Falcone Editore, Bagheria, Ebook, PDF format.


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