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Cyclopean Islands (Cyclopean Isles), Aci Trezza (Acitrezza), Aci Castello, Etna Volcanic Complex, Catania Province, Sicily, Italy

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Location is approximate, estimate based on other nearby localities.
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 37° North , 15° East (est.)
Margin of Error:~1km
Locality type:Group of Islands
Köppen climate type:Csa : Hot-summer Mediterranean climate
Name(s) in local language(s):Isole dei Ciclopi (Scogli dei Ciclopi; Faraglioni dei Ciclopi; Faraglioni di Acitrezza), Aci Trezza (Acitrezza), Aci Castello, Complesso Vulcanico Etneo, Provincia di Catania, Sicila, Italia

Small volcanic archipelago, off the coast of Aci Trezza (Acitrezza), including Lachea Isle (0.02 km2), the skerries Faraglione Grande and Faraglione Piccolo, and other four smaller rocks.

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9 valid minerals. 1 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.

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    • Catania Province

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Mantovani, P. (1870) Sulla Formazione Basaltico delle Isole dei Ciclopi presso Catania, separate print from: Corrispondenza Scientifica di Roma XXII N. 1, Rome, 15pp
Sturiale, C. (1961) Ricerche sulla formazione eruttiva dell'Isola Lachea (Acitrezza). Rendiconti della Società Mineralogica Italiana, 17, 642-644.
Sturiale, C. (1968) Le formazioni eruttive submarine a Nord di Catania. Rendiconti della Società Italiana di Mineralogia e Petrologia 24, 313-346.
Del Caldo, A., Moro, C., Gramaccioli, C.M., Boscardin, M. (1973) Guida ai minerali. Fratelli Fabbri Editori, Milano, 208 pp.
Cristofolini, R. (1974) La massa subvulcanica di Acitrezza (Etna). Rendiconti della Società Italiana di Mineralogia e Petrologia, 30, 2, 741-770.
De Michele, V. (1974) Guida mineralogica d'Italia. Istituto Geografico De Agostini, Novara, 2 vol., 408 pp.

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