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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

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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6 valid minerals.

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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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