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Velleia Romana, Lugagnano Val d’Arda, Piacenza Province, Emilia-Romagna, Italyi
Regional Level Types
Velleia Romana- not defined -
Lugagnano Val d’ArdaCommune
Piacenza ProvinceProvince

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
44° 47' 7'' North , 9° 43' 6'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Köppen climate type:
Nearest Settlements:
Rustigazzo106 (2014)1.9km
Gropparello769 (2014)5.4km
Morfasso200 (2014)7.1km
Poggio103 (2014)7.2km
Sariano314 (2014)8.4km
Name(s) in local language(s):
Velleia Romana, Lugagnano Val d’Arda, Provincia di Piacenza, Emilia-Romagna, Italia

This locality is known for archaeological excavations that have unearthed ancient Roman houses, baths and a theater.

In front of the ruins there is a gully consisting of marl and red clay, in which marcasite and radiating baryte can be found simply by digging with a shovel or a pick axe.

Finds of pyrite crystals near the ruins of the Roman town of Velleia have been reported by Jervis (1874).

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List

3 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Formula: BaSO4
Reference: G. Baldizzone (2008) I Minerali del Piacentino pg. 32-59-60; http://www.mineralimodenesi.it/Foto%20dei%20minerali/Schede%20foto/Barite/Pagina%2002/35%20Velleia%203210.htm
Formula: FeS2
Reference: G.Baldizzone (2008) I Minerali del Piacentino pg. 32-59-60
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Jervis G. (1874): I tesori sotterranei dell'Italia. Vol. 2: Regione dell’Appennino e vulcani attivi e spenti dipendentivi. Ed. Loescher, Torino, 624 pp.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2

List of minerals for each chemical element

O BaryteBaSO4
S MarcasiteFeS2
S BaryteBaSO4
S PyriteFeS2
Fe MarcasiteFeS2
Fe PyriteFeS2
Ba BaryteBaSO4


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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.
- Baldizzone G. (2008): I minerali del piacentino – come riconoscerli dove trovarli. Stampa Tipolito Farnese, Piacenza, 113 pp.

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