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Cyclopean Islands (Cyclopean Isles), Aci Trezza (Acitrezza), Aci Castello, Etna Volcanic Complex, Catania Province, Sicily, Italyi
Regional Level Types
Cyclopean Islands (Cyclopean Isles)Group of Islands
Aci Trezza (Acitrezza)- not defined -
Aci Castello- not defined -
Etna Volcanic ComplexComplex
Catania ProvinceProvince
SicilyAutonomous Region

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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
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

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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African PlateTectonic Plate

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

Detailed Mineral List:

Formula: Na(AlSi3O8)
Albite var: Andesine
Formula: (Na,Ca)[Al(Si,Al)Si2O8]
Analcime (TL)
Formula: Na(AlSi2O6) · H2O
Reference: Haüy, R.-J. ( 1797): Analcime. Journal des Mines, 5, 278-279. Di Franco S. (1932): Ulteriori osservazioni sull'analcime dell'Isola dei Ciclopi. Periodico di Mineralogia - Roma pp. 202-203.
Reference: Cristofolini, R. (1974) La massa subvulcanica di Acitrezza (Etna). Rendiconti della Società Italiana di Mineralogia e Petrologia, 30, 2, 741-770.
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Colletion of Volker Betz
Formula: (CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Collection Chinellato Matteo
Formula: (K2,Ca,Na2,Sr,Mg)2[Al2Si4O12]2 · 12H2O
Reference: Di Franco, S. (1942): Mineralogia Etnea, Tip. Zuccarello e Izzi, Catania, 175 pp.
'Chlorite Group'
'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Formula: Na2Al2Si3O10 · 2H2O
'Pyroxene Group'
Reference: Cristofolini, R. (1974) La massa subvulcanica di Acitrezza (Etna). Rendiconti della Società Italiana di Mineralogia e Petrologia, 30, 2, 741-770.
Formula: NaCa2[Al5Si5O20] · 6H2O
Reference: Di Franco S. (1932): La thomsonite dell'Isola dei Ciclopi. Periodico di Mineralogia - Roma pp. 197-201.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Group 9 - Silicates
var: Andesine9.FA.35(Na,Ca)[Al(Si,Al)Si2O8]
Analcime (TL)9.GB.05Na(AlSi2O6) · H2O
Chabazite-K9.GD.10(K2,Ca,Na2,Sr,Mg)2[Al2Si4O12]2 · 12H2O
Natrolite9.GA.05Na2Al2Si3O10 · 2H2O
Thomsonite-Ca9.GA.10NaCa2[Al5Si5O20] · 6H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Chlorite Group'-
'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'-
'Pyroxene Group'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 65 - INOSILICATES Single-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=1)
Single-Width Unbranched Chains, W=1 with chains P=2
Group 76 - TECTOSILICATES Al-Si Framework
Al-Si Framework with Al-Si frameworks
Group 77 - TECTOSILICATES Zeolites
Zeolite group - True zeolites
Analcime (TL) · H2O
Natrolite77.1.5.1Na2Al2Si3O10 · 2H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
var: Andesine
Chabazite-K-(K2,Ca,Na2,Sr,Mg)2[Al2Si4O12]2 · 12H2O
'Chlorite Group'-
'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'-
'Pyroxene Group'-
Thomsonite-Ca-NaCa2[Al5Si5O20] · 6H2O

List of minerals for each chemical element

H AnalcimeNa(AlSi2O6) · H2O
H Thomsonite-CaNaCa2[Al5Si5O20] · 6H2O
H Chabazite-K(K2,Ca,Na2,Sr,Mg)2[Al2Si4O12]2 · 12H2O
H NatroliteNa2Al2Si3O10 · 2H2O
C AragoniteCaCO3
C CalciteCaCO3
O AnalcimeNa(AlSi2O6) · H2O
O Thomsonite-CaNaCa2[Al5Si5O20] · 6H2O
O Chabazite-K(K2,Ca,Na2,Sr,Mg)2[Al2Si4O12]2 · 12H2O
O AragoniteCaCO3
O CalciteCaCO3
O Albite (var: Andesine)(Na,Ca)[Al(Si,Al)Si2O8]
O MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
O Augite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
O AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
O NatroliteNa2Al2Si3O10 · 2H2O
Na AnalcimeNa(AlSi2O6) · H2O
Na Thomsonite-CaNaCa2[Al5Si5O20] · 6H2O
Na Chabazite-K(K2,Ca,Na2,Sr,Mg)2[Al2Si4O12]2 · 12H2O
Na Albite (var: Andesine)(Na,Ca)[Al(Si,Al)Si2O8]
Na AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Na NatroliteNa2Al2Si3O10 · 2H2O
Mg Augite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Al AnalcimeNa(AlSi2O6) · H2O
Al Thomsonite-CaNaCa2[Al5Si5O20] · 6H2O
Al Chabazite-K(K2,Ca,Na2,Sr,Mg)2[Al2Si4O12]2 · 12H2O
Al Albite (var: Andesine)(Na,Ca)[Al(Si,Al)Si2O8]
Al AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Al NatroliteNa2Al2Si3O10 · 2H2O
Si AnalcimeNa(AlSi2O6) · H2O
Si Thomsonite-CaNaCa2[Al5Si5O20] · 6H2O
Si Chabazite-K(K2,Ca,Na2,Sr,Mg)2[Al2Si4O12]2 · 12H2O
Si Albite (var: Andesine)(Na,Ca)[Al(Si,Al)Si2O8]
Si Augite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Si AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Si NatroliteNa2Al2Si3O10 · 2H2O
K Chabazite-K(K2,Ca,Na2,Sr,Mg)2[Al2Si4O12]2 · 12H2O
Ca Thomsonite-CaNaCa2[Al5Si5O20] · 6H2O
Ca Chabazite-K(K2,Ca,Na2,Sr,Mg)2[Al2Si4O12]2 · 12H2O
Ca AragoniteCaCO3
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca Albite (var: Andesine)(Na,Ca)[Al(Si,Al)Si2O8]
Ca Augite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Fe MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
Fe Augite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6


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Year (asc) Year (desc) Author (A-Z) Author (Z-A)
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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