Monte Somma, Somma-Vesuvius Complex, Naples Province, Campania, Italy
|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||40° 50' 25'' North , 14° 25' 11'' East|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||40.84028,14.42000|
|Köppen climate type:||Csa : Hot-summer Mediterranean climate|
|Name(s) in local language(s):||Monte Somma, Complesso del Somma-Vesuvio, Napoli, Campania, Italia|
Monte Somma is an igneous, arc-shaped mountain that represents the remnants of an older volcanic cone destroyed in a cataclysmic event in 79 AD (during which Pompeii and Herculaneum were destroyed and during which Pliny the Elder died while trying to study the eruption). Mt. Vesuvius is the current cone over the vent. The last major eruption of Mt. Vesuvius was in 1944.
N.B.: The "guarinite" of Somma-Vesuvius Complex is an epitaxy of hiortdahlite, wöhlerite and låvenite (Russo & Punzo, 2004 and references therein).
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130 valid minerals. 21 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.
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