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Monteponi Mine, Iglesias, Carbonia-Iglesias Province, Sardinia, Italyi
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Monteponi MineMine
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Carbonia-Iglesias ProvinceProvince
SardiniaAutonomous Region
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
39° 18' 15'' North , 8° 30' 20'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Bindua418 (2018)1.7km
Iglesias22,659 (2018)2.8km
Gonnesa4,154 (2018)5.3km
Monte Figu392 (2018)5.4km
Nebida924 (2018)5.9km
Name(s) in local language(s):
Miniera Monteponi, Iglesias, Carbonia-Iglesias, Sardegna, Italia


A lead-zinc mine owned by SAMIN. Produced 4,031 tons of sphalerite and 639 tons of galena (1984).

In this mine (mining complex) has been also discovered in 1901 the mineral monteponite (Wittich E., Neumann B.-1901- Ein neues Cadmium Mineral - Zentr Miner. Geol. Paleont. - 549-551.). About this, in a sample of yellow "calamina" (smithsonite) given to them by a technician of the metallurgic plant, in 1901 Wittich & Neumann found a mineral constituted by CdO, and they gave it the name of monteponite. The sample came in fact from the dumps of Genna Rutta or Genn'e Rutta, located 2.5 km WSW of Monteponi. After this casual founding, monteponite has not been seen again even if some collector claimed its finding in two other localities of this comprensory (Seddas Moddizzis), over yellow smithsonite, or in the dumps of the Congiaus excavations (cavo Biscia e Scavo Usai). During a systematic screening of many samples, monteponite has been found once again at "Level -100" (it means - 100 m below sea level) of the Monteponi mine.



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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


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

Detailed Mineral List:

Anglesite
Formula: PbSO4
Reference: Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II: 422; De Michele, V. (1974). Guida mineralogica d'Italia. Istituto Geografico De Agostini, Novara, 2 vol.
Aragonite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: De Michele, V. (1974). Guida mineralogica d'Italia. Istituto Geografico De Agostini, Novara, 2 vol.
Aurichalcite
Formula: (Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
Reference: Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II: 250.
Baryte
Formula: BaSO4
Reference: De Michele, V. (1974). Guida mineralogica d'Italia. Istituto Geografico De Agostini, Novara, 2 vol.
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: De Michele, V. (1974). Guida mineralogica d'Italia. Istituto Geografico De Agostini, Novara, 2 vol.
Cerussite
Formula: PbCO3
Reference: Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II: 204; De Michele, V. (1974). Guida mineralogica d'Italia. Istituto Geografico De Agostini, Novara, 2 vol.
Cerussite var: Zincian Cerussite
Formula: (Pb,Zn)CO3
Reference: [Clark, 1993 - "Hey's Mineral Index", p320]
Cinnabar
Formula: HgS
Reference: De Michele, V. (1974). Guida mineralogica d'Italia. Istituto Geografico De Agostini, Novara, 2 vol.
Dolomite
Formula: CaMg(CO3)2
Reference: De Michele, V. (1974). Guida mineralogica d'Italia. Istituto Geografico De Agostini, Novara, 2 vol.
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: De Michele, V. (1974). Guida mineralogica d'Italia. Istituto Geografico De Agostini, Novara, 2 vol.
Gaspéite
Formula: Ni(CO3)
Reference: AA. VV., 1996. Collezionare minerali. Hobby & Work
Goethite
Formula: α-Fe3+O(OH)
Reference: De Michele, V. (1974). Guida mineralogica d'Italia. Istituto Geografico De Agostini, Novara, 2 vol.
Hemimorphite
Formula: Zn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
Reference: De Michele, V. (1974). Guida mineralogica d'Italia. Istituto Geografico De Agostini, Novara, 2 vol.
Hydrozincite
Formula: Zn5(CO3)2(OH)6
Reference: De Michele, V. (1974). Guida mineralogica d'Italia. Istituto Geografico De Agostini, Novara, 2 vol.
Lanarkite
Formula: Pb2(SO4)O
Reference: AA. VV., 1996. Collezionare minerali. Hobby & Work
Leadhillite
Formula: Pb4(CO3)2(SO4)(OH)2
Reference: P.Stara, R.Rizzo, G.A.Tanca - Iglesiente Arburese Miniere e Minerali - 1996
Melanterite
Formula: Fe2+(H2O)6SO4 · H2O
Reference: AA. VV., 1996. Collezionare minerali. Hobby & Work
Mercury
Formula: Hg
Reference: De Michele, V. (1974). Guida mineralogica d'Italia. Istituto Geografico De Agostini, Novara, 2 vol.
Minium
Formula: Pb3O4
Reference: De Michele, V. (1974). Guida mineralogica d'Italia. Istituto Geografico De Agostini, Novara, 2 vol.
Monteponite (TL)
Formula: CdO
Type Locality:
Habit: cube - octahedric, crusts
Colour: black
Description: It was discovered in Genna Rutta mine (one of the mines of Monteponi mining complex) in 1901.
Reference: Fairbanks, 1946 see also: Forti P., Perna G. (1988) :Genesi della Monteponite di Monteponi (CA) - Rivista Min. Italiana, Milano, fasc. 1, pp. 45-49
Phosgenite
Formula: Pb2CO3Cl2
Reference: Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II: 258; De Michele, V. (1974). Guida mineralogica d'Italia. Istituto Geografico De Agostini, Novara, 2 vol.
'Psilomelane'
Reference: De Michele, V. (1974). Guida mineralogica d'Italia. Istituto Geografico De Agostini, Novara, 2 vol.
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: De Michele, V. (1974). Guida mineralogica d'Italia. Istituto Geografico De Agostini, Novara, 2 vol.
Pyromorphite
Formula: Pb5(PO4)3Cl
Reference: De Michele, V. (1974). Guida mineralogica d'Italia. Istituto Geografico De Agostini, Novara, 2 vol.
Siderite
Formula: FeCO3
Reference: De Michele, V. (1974). Guida mineralogica d'Italia. Istituto Geografico De Agostini, Novara, 2 vol.
Siderotil
Formula: FeSO4 · 5H2O
Reference: AA. VV., 1996. Collezionare minerali. Hobby & Work.
Smithsonite
Formula: ZnCO3
Reference: De Michele, V. (1974). Guida mineralogica d'Italia. Istituto Geografico De Agostini, Novara, 2 vol.; Smithsonite: Think Zinc (2010) Extra Lapis English No. 13
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: De Michele, V. (1974). Guida mineralogica d'Italia. Istituto Geografico De Agostini, Novara, 2 vol.
Sulphur
Formula: S8
Reference: De Michele, V. (1974). Guida mineralogica d'Italia. Istituto Geografico De Agostini, Novara, 2 vol.
Zincite
Formula: ZnO
Reference: De Michele, V. (1974). Guida mineralogica d'Italia. Istituto Geografico De Agostini, Novara, 2 vol.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Mercury1.AD.05Hg
Sulphur1.CC.05S8
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Cinnabar2.CD.15aHgS
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Goethite4.00.α-Fe3+O(OH)
Minium4.BD.05Pb3O4
Monteponite (TL)4.AB.25CdO
Zincite4.AB.20ZnO
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Aragonite5.AB.15CaCO3
Aurichalcite5.BA.15(Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Cerussite5.AB.15PbCO3
var: Zincian Cerussite5.AB.15(Pb,Zn)CO3
Dolomite5.AB.10CaMg(CO3)2
Gaspéite5.AB.05Ni(CO3)
Hydrozincite5.BA.15Zn5(CO3)2(OH)6
Leadhillite5.BF.40Pb4(CO3)2(SO4)(OH)2
Phosgenite5.BE.20Pb2CO3Cl2
Siderite5.AB.05FeCO3
Smithsonite5.AB.05ZnCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Anglesite7.AD.35PbSO4
Baryte7.AD.35BaSO4
Lanarkite7.BD.40Pb2(SO4)O
Melanterite7.CB.35Fe2+(H2O)6SO4 · H2O
Siderotil7.CB.20FeSO4 · 5H2O
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Pyromorphite8.BN.05Pb5(PO4)3Cl
Group 9 - Silicates
Hemimorphite9.BD.10Zn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Psilomelane'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Metals, other than the Platinum Group
Mercury1.1.7.1Hg
Semi-metals and non-metals
Sulphur1.3.5.1S8
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Cinnabar2.8.14.1HgS
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
AX
Monteponite (TL)4.2.1.4CdO
Zincite4.2.2.1ZnO
Group 6 - HYDROXIDES AND OXIDES CONTAINING HYDROXYL
XO(OH)
Goethite6.1.1.2α-Fe3+O(OH)
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Minium7.2.8.1Pb3O4
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Cerussite14.1.3.4PbCO3
Gaspéite14.1.1.8Ni(CO3)
Siderite14.1.1.3FeCO3
Smithsonite14.1.1.6ZnCO3
AB(XO3)2
Dolomite14.2.1.1CaMg(CO3)2
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Phosgenite16a.3.4.1Pb2CO3Cl2
Aurichalcite16a.4.2.1(Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
Hydrozincite16a.4.1.1Zn5(CO3)2(OH)6
Group 17 - COMPOUND CARBONATES
Miscellaneous
Leadhillite17.1.2.1Pb4(CO3)2(SO4)(OH)2
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Anglesite28.3.1.3PbSO4
Baryte28.3.1.1BaSO4
Group 29 - HYDRATED ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4·xH2O
Melanterite29.6.10.1Fe2+(H2O)6SO4 · H2O
Siderotil29.6.7.2FeSO4 · 5H2O
Group 30 - ANHYDROUS SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)2(XO4)Zq
Lanarkite30.2.1.1Pb2(SO4)O
Group 41 - ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
A5(XO4)3Zq
Pyromorphite41.8.4.1Pb5(PO4)3Cl
Group 56 - SOROSILICATES Si2O7 Groups, With Additional O, OH, F and H2O
Si2O7 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with cations in [4] coordination
Hemimorphite56.1.2.1Zn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Aragonite-CaCO3
Cerussite
var: Zincian Cerussite
-(Pb,Zn)CO3
'Psilomelane'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H HydrozinciteZn5(CO3)2(OH)6
H HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
H Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
H MelanteriteFe2+(H2O)6SO4 · H2O
H SiderotilFeSO4 · 5H2O
H Aurichalcite(Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
H LeadhillitePb4(CO3)2(SO4)(OH)2
CCarbon
C Cerussite (var: Zincian Cerussite)(Pb,Zn)CO3
C PhosgenitePb2CO3Cl2
C SmithsoniteZnCO3
C CerussitePbCO3
C HydrozinciteZn5(CO3)2(OH)6
C AragoniteCaCO3
C CalciteCaCO3
C DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
C GaspéiteNi(CO3)
C SideriteFeCO3
C Aurichalcite(Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
C LeadhillitePb4(CO3)2(SO4)(OH)2
OOxygen
O MonteponiteCdO
O AnglesitePbSO4
O Cerussite (var: Zincian Cerussite)(Pb,Zn)CO3
O PhosgenitePb2CO3Cl2
O SmithsoniteZnCO3
O CerussitePbCO3
O LanarkitePb2(SO4)O
O HydrozinciteZn5(CO3)2(OH)6
O HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
O BaryteBaSO4
O AragoniteCaCO3
O CalciteCaCO3
O DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
O GaspéiteNi(CO3)
O Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
O MelanteriteFe2+(H2O)6SO4 · H2O
O PyromorphitePb5(PO4)3Cl
O SideriteFeCO3
O ZinciteZnO
O SiderotilFeSO4 · 5H2O
O MiniumPb3O4
O Aurichalcite(Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
O LeadhillitePb4(CO3)2(SO4)(OH)2
MgMagnesium
Mg DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
SiSilicon
Si HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
PPhosphorus
P PyromorphitePb5(PO4)3Cl
SSulfur
S AnglesitePbSO4
S GalenaPbS
S SulphurS8
S SphaleriteZnS
S LanarkitePb2(SO4)O
S BaryteBaSO4
S CinnabarHgS
S MelanteriteFe2+(H2O)6SO4 · H2O
S PyriteFeS2
S SiderotilFeSO4 · 5H2O
S LeadhillitePb4(CO3)2(SO4)(OH)2
ClChlorine
Cl PhosgenitePb2CO3Cl2
Cl PyromorphitePb5(PO4)3Cl
CaCalcium
Ca AragoniteCaCO3
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
FeIron
Fe Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
Fe MelanteriteFe2+(H2O)6SO4 · H2O
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe SideriteFeCO3
Fe SiderotilFeSO4 · 5H2O
NiNickel
Ni GaspéiteNi(CO3)
CuCopper
Cu Aurichalcite(Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
ZnZinc
Zn Cerussite (var: Zincian Cerussite)(Pb,Zn)CO3
Zn SmithsoniteZnCO3
Zn SphaleriteZnS
Zn HydrozinciteZn5(CO3)2(OH)6
Zn HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
Zn ZinciteZnO
Zn Aurichalcite(Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
CdCadmium
Cd MonteponiteCdO
BaBarium
Ba BaryteBaSO4
HgMercury
Hg MercuryHg
Hg CinnabarHgS
PbLead
Pb AnglesitePbSO4
Pb GalenaPbS
Pb Cerussite (var: Zincian Cerussite)(Pb,Zn)CO3
Pb PhosgenitePb2CO3Cl2
Pb CerussitePbCO3
Pb LanarkitePb2(SO4)O
Pb PyromorphitePb5(PO4)3Cl
Pb MiniumPb3O4
Pb LeadhillitePb4(CO3)2(SO4)(OH)2

Regional Geology

This geological map and associated information on rock units at or nearby to the coordinates given for this locality is based on relatively small scale geological maps provided by various national Geological Surveys. This does not necessarily represent the complete geology at this locality but it gives a background for the region in which it is found.

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Devonian - Proterozoic
358.9 - 2500 Ma



ID: 3130651
Proterozoic meta-sediment

Age: to Devonian (358.9 - 2500 Ma)

Description: low grade metamorphic

Lithology: Major:{meta-sediment group}, Minor{meta-volcanic rock group,meta-syenite,mica schist}

Reference: Asch, K. The 1:5M International Geological Map of Europe and Adjacent Areas: Development and Implementation of a GIS-enabled Concept. Geologisches Jahrbuch, SA 3. [147]

Early Paleozoic
443.8 - 541 Ma



ID: 3186402
Paleozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Paleozoic (443.8 - 541 Ma)

Lithology: Sedimentary rocks

Reference: Chorlton, L.B. Generalized geology of the world: bedrock domains and major faults in GIS format: a small-scale world geology map with an extended geological attribute database. doi: 10.4095/223767. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 5529. [154]

Data and map coding provided by Macrostrat.org, used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License

References

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Year (asc) Year (desc) Author (A-Z) Author (Z-A)
- De Michele, V. (1974). Guida mineralogica d'Italia. Istituto Geografico De Agostini, Novara, 2 vol.
- Mining Annual Review (1985): 499.
- Forti, P., Perna, G. (1988): Genesi della Monteponite di Monteponi (CA) - Rivista Min. Italiana, Milano, fasc. 1, pp. 45-49.
-Guastoni, A., & Pezzotta, F. (2007). Fosgenite di Monteponi: Francesco Mauro e la collezione di fosgeniti del Museo di Storia Naturale di Milano. Rivista Mineralogica Italiana, 31 (4), 248-255.


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