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Perticara Mine, Novafeltria, Rimini Province, Emilia-Romagna, Italy

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Location is approximate, estimate based on other nearby localities.
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 44° North , 10° East (est.)
Margin of Error:~87km
Name(s) in local language(s):Miniera di Perticara, Novafeltria, Rimini Province, Emilia-Romagna, Italia

Sulphur was extracted from the "gessoso-solfifera" formation, an evaporitic cenozoic (Messinian) formation that appears almost with continuity in all Apennine reliefs from Tuscany to Sicily.

Perticara has been opened probably by ancient Romans, and it has been surely used during the last 500 years. There are many kilometres of tunnels at various levels, up to 740 m depth. The “boom” of mining activity has been in 1917 (sulphur was important to build explosives for WWI) with Montecatini Society there were excavated almost 100 km of galleries on 9 levels. The mine closed in 1964. Now there is an interesting museum.

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8 valid minerals.

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Jervis, G. (1874): I tesori sotterranei dell'Italia. Vol. 2: Regione dell’Appennino e vulcani attivi e spenti dipendentivi. Ed. Loescher, Torino, 624 pp.

Bombicci, L. (1894): Descrizione degli esemplari di solfo nativo cristallizzato delle solfare di Romagna raccolti e classificati dall'autore nel Museo mineralogico della R. Università di Bologna. Memorie della R. Accademia delle Scienze dell'Istituto di Bologna, serie 5, 4, 737-816.

Del Caldo, A., Moro, C., Gramaccioli, C.M., Boscardin, M. (1973): Guida ai minerali. Fratelli Fabbri Editori, Milano, 208 pp.

- De Michele, V. (1974). Guida mineralogica d'Italia. Istituto Geografico De Agostini, Novara, 2 vol
- Mattias P.-Crocetti G.-Scicli A. (1995) Lo zolfo nelle Marche: giacimenti e vicende ed. Universita' degli studi di Camerino Accademia Nazionale delle scienze detta dei XL

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