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Spinazzola bauxite deposits, Murgetta Rossa, Spinazzola, Barletta-Andria-Trani Province, Apulia, Italy

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 41° North , 16° East (est.)
Margin of Error:~15km
Locality type:Group of Deposits
Köppen climate type:Cfa : Humid subtropical climate
Name(s) in local language(s):Giacimenti di bauxite di Spinazzola, Murgetta Rossa, Spinazzola, Provincia di Barletta-Andria-Trani, Puglia, Italia


The Spinazzola bauxite deposits are located in the northern part of the Murge karst plateau. These pocket deposits, in which bauxite developed as vertical bodies filling deep canyon-like cavities bordered by steep walls, are grouped in the area Cavone-Murgetta Rossa, N-NW of Garagnone and NE of Spinazzola. More than ten bauxite pockets have been mined.

Bauxite was here discovered in 1935. The mining concession, granted to the company “Luca Nanna & C.” in 1948, was transferred in 1949 to the company “S.A.V.A.” (Società Alluminio Veneto per Azioni), which operated until 1978.

The Spinazzola bauxites are texturally and mineralogically homogeneous, and mainly consist of böhmite, with lesser amounts of hematite and kaolinite, and with minor anatase. Parisite-(Ce) is the only authigenic cerium mineral identified within these bauxites.

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Anatase
Formula: TiO2
Reference: Bárdossy G., Boni M., Dall'Aglio M., D'Argenio B., Pantò G. (1977): Bauxites of peninsular Italy. Composition, origin and geotectonic significance. Monogr. Ser. Miner. Deposits, Issue 15. Gebrüder Bornträger, Berlin, Stuttgart, 1-61; Mongelli G. (1997): Ce-anomalies in the textural components of Upper Cretaceous karst bauxites from the Apulian Carbonate Platform (southern Italy). Chem. Geol., 140, 69-79; Mongelli G. (2002): Growth of hematite and boehmite in concretions from ancient karst bauxite: clue for past climate. Catena, 50, 43-51; Mongelli G., Acquafredda P. (1999): Ferruginous concretions in a Late Cretaceous karst bauxite: composition and conditions of formation. Chem. Geol., 158, 315-320; Mongelli G., Boni M., Buccione R., Sinisi R. (2014): Geochemistry of the Apulian karst bauxites (southern Italy): Chemical fractionation and parental affinities. Ore Geology Reviews, 63, 9-21.
'Bauxite'
Reference: Crescenti U., Vighi L. (1964): Caratteristiche, genesi e stratigrafia dei depositi bauxitici cretacici del Gargano e delle Murge; cenni sulle argille con pisoliti bauxitiche del Salento (Puglie). Boll. Soc. Geol. It., 83, (1), 285-338; Bárdossy G., Boni M., Dall'Aglio M., D'Argenio B., Pantò G. (1977): Bauxites of peninsular Italy. Composition, origin and geotectonic significance. Monogr. Ser. Miner. Deposits, Issue 15. Gebrüder Bornträger, Berlin, Stuttgart, 1-61; Mongelli G. (1997): Ce-anomalies in the textural components of Upper Cretaceous karst bauxites from the Apulian Carbonate Platform (southern Italy). Chem. Geol., 140, 69-79; Mongelli G. (2002): Growth of hematite and boehmite in concretions from ancient karst bauxite: clue for past climate. Catena, 50, 43-51; Mongelli G., Acquafredda P. (1999): Ferruginous concretions in a Late Cretaceous karst bauxite: composition and conditions of formation. Chem. Geol., 158, 315-320; Mongelli G., Boni M., Buccione R., Sinisi R. (2014): Geochemistry of the Apulian karst bauxites (southern Italy): Chemical fractionation and parental affinities. Ore Geology Reviews, 63, 9-21.
Böhmite
Formula: AlO(OH)
Reference: Bárdossy G., Boni M., Dall'Aglio M., D'Argenio B., Pantò G. (1977): Bauxites of peninsular Italy. Composition, origin and geotectonic significance. Monogr. Ser. Miner. Deposits, Issue 15. Gebrüder Bornträger, Berlin, Stuttgart, 1-61; Mongelli G. (1997): Ce-anomalies in the textural components of Upper Cretaceous karst bauxites from the Apulian Carbonate Platform (southern Italy). Chem. Geol., 140, 69-79; Mongelli G. (2002): Growth of hematite and boehmite in concretions from ancient karst bauxite: clue for past climate. Catena, 50, 43-51; Mongelli G., Acquafredda P. (1999): Ferruginous concretions in a Late Cretaceous karst bauxite: composition and conditions of formation. Chem. Geol., 158, 315-320; Mongelli G., Boni M., Buccione R., Sinisi R. (2014): Geochemistry of the Apulian karst bauxites (southern Italy): Chemical fractionation and parental affinities. Ore Geology Reviews, 63, 9-21.
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Mongelli G., Boni M., Buccione R., Sinisi R. (2014): Geochemistry of the Apulian karst bauxites (southern Italy): Chemical fractionation and parental affinities. Ore Geology Reviews, 63, 9-21.
Goethite
Formula: α-Fe3+O(OH)
Reference: Mongelli G., Boni M., Buccione R., Sinisi R. (2014): Geochemistry of the Apulian karst bauxites (southern Italy): Chemical fractionation and parental affinities. Ore Geology Reviews, 63, 9-21.
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Reference: Bárdossy G., Boni M., Dall'Aglio M., D'Argenio B., Pantò G. (1977): Bauxites of peninsular Italy. Composition, origin and geotectonic significance. Monogr. Ser. Miner. Deposits, Issue 15. Gebrüder Bornträger, Berlin, Stuttgart, 1-61; Mongelli G. (1997): Ce-anomalies in the textural components of Upper Cretaceous karst bauxites from the Apulian Carbonate Platform (southern Italy). Chem. Geol., 140, 69-79; Mongelli G. (2002): Growth of hematite and boehmite in concretions from ancient karst bauxite: clue for past climate. Catena, 50, 43-51; Mongelli G., Acquafredda P. (1999): Ferruginous concretions in a Late Cretaceous karst bauxite: composition and conditions of formation. Chem. Geol., 158, 315-320; Mongelli G., Boni M., Buccione R., Sinisi R. (2014): Geochemistry of the Apulian karst bauxites (southern Italy): Chemical fractionation and parental affinities. Ore Geology Reviews, 63, 9-21.
Kaolinite
Formula: Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Reference: Bárdossy G., Boni M., Dall'Aglio M., D'Argenio B., Pantò G. (1977): Bauxites of peninsular Italy. Composition, origin and geotectonic significance. Monogr. Ser. Miner. Deposits, Issue 15. Gebrüder Bornträger, Berlin, Stuttgart, 1-61; Mongelli G. (1997): Ce-anomalies in the textural components of Upper Cretaceous karst bauxites from the Apulian Carbonate Platform (southern Italy). Chem. Geol., 140, 69-79; Mongelli G. (2002): Growth of hematite and boehmite in concretions from ancient karst bauxite: clue for past climate. Catena, 50, 43-51; Mongelli G., Acquafredda P. (1999): Ferruginous concretions in a Late Cretaceous karst bauxite: composition and conditions of formation. Chem. Geol., 158, 315-320; Mongelli G., Boni M., Buccione R., Sinisi R. (2014): Geochemistry of the Apulian karst bauxites (southern Italy): Chemical fractionation and parental affinities. Ore Geology Reviews, 63, 9-21.
Monazite-(Ce)
Formula: Ce(PO4)
Reference: Mongelli G., Boni M., Buccione R., Sinisi R. (2014): Geochemistry of the Apulian karst bauxites (southern Italy): Chemical fractionation and parental affinities. Ore Geology Reviews, 63, 9-21.
Parisite-(Ce)
Formula: CaCe2(CO3)3F2
Reference: Mongelli G., Boni M., Buccione R., Sinisi R. (2014): Geochemistry of the Apulian karst bauxites (southern Italy): Chemical fractionation and parental affinities. Ore Geology Reviews, 63, 9-21.
Rutile
Formula: TiO2
Reference: Mongelli G., Boni M., Buccione R., Sinisi R. (2014): Geochemistry of the Apulian karst bauxites (southern Italy): Chemical fractionation and parental affinities. Ore Geology Reviews, 63, 9-21.
Zircon
Formula: Zr(SiO4)
Reference: Mongelli G., Boni M., Buccione R., Sinisi R. (2014): Geochemistry of the Apulian karst bauxites (southern Italy): Chemical fractionation and parental affinities. Ore Geology Reviews, 63, 9-21.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
'Anatase'4.DD.05TiO2
'Böhmite'4.FE.15AlO(OH)
'Goethite'4.00.α-Fe3+O(OH)
'Hematite'4.CB.05Fe2O3
'Rutile'4.DB.05TiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
'Calcite'5.AB.05CaCO3
'Parisite-(Ce)'5.BD.20bCaCe2(CO3)3F2
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
'Monazite-(Ce)'8.AD.50Ce(PO4)
Group 9 - Silicates
'Kaolinite'9.ED.05Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
'Zircon'9.AD.30Zr(SiO4)
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Bauxite'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
AX2
Anatase4.4.4.1TiO2
Rutile4.4.1.1TiO2
Group 6 - HYDROXIDES AND OXIDES CONTAINING HYDROXYL
XO(OH)
Böhmite6.1.2.1AlO(OH)
Goethite6.1.1.2α-Fe3+O(OH)
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Parisite-(Ce)16a.1.5.1CaCe2(CO3)3F2
Group 38 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL PHOSPHATES, ARSENATES, AND VANADATES
AXO4
Monazite-(Ce)38.4.3.1Ce(PO4)
Group 51 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups Only
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in >[6] coordination
Zircon51.5.2.1Zr(SiO4)
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Bauxite'-
Kaolinite-Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H BöhmiteAlO(OH)
H Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
H KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
C Parisite-(Ce)CaCe2(CO3)3F2
OOxygen
O AnataseTiO2
O BöhmiteAlO(OH)
O CalciteCaCO3
O Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
O HematiteFe2O3
O KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
O Monazite-(Ce)Ce(PO4)
O Parisite-(Ce)CaCe2(CO3)3F2
O RutileTiO2
O ZirconZr(SiO4)
FFluorine
F Parisite-(Ce)CaCe2(CO3)3F2
AlAluminium
Al BöhmiteAlO(OH)
Al KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
SiSilicon
Si KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Si ZirconZr(SiO4)
PPhosphorus
P Monazite-(Ce)Ce(PO4)
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca Parisite-(Ce)CaCe2(CO3)3F2
TiTitanium
Ti AnataseTiO2
Ti RutileTiO2
FeIron
Fe Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
Fe HematiteFe2O3
ZrZirconium
Zr ZirconZr(SiO4)
CeCerium
Ce Monazite-(Ce)Ce(PO4)
Ce Parisite-(Ce)CaCe2(CO3)3F2

References

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- Crescenti U., Vighi L. (1964): Caratteristiche, genesi e stratigrafia dei depositi bauxitici cretacici del Gargano e delle Murge; cenni sulle argille con pisoliti bauxitiche del Salento (Puglie). Boll. Soc. Geol. It., 83, (1), 285-338.
- Bárdossy G., Boni M., Dall'Aglio M., D'Argenio B., Pantò G. (1977): Bauxites of peninsular Italy. Composition, origin and geotectonic significance. Monogr. Ser. Miner. Deposits, Issue 15. Gebrüder Bornträger, Berlin, Stuttgart, 1-61.
- Mongelli G. (1997): Ce-anomalies in the textural components of Upper Cretaceous karst bauxites from the Apulian Carbonate Platform (southern Italy). Chem. Geol., 140, 69-79.
- Mongelli G. (2002): Growth of hematite and boehmite in concretions from ancient karst bauxite: clue for past climate. Catena, 50, 43-51.
- Mongelli G., Acquafredda P. (1999): Ferruginous concretions in a Late Cretaceous karst bauxite: composition and conditions of formation. Chem. Geol., 158, 315-320.
- Mongelli G., Boni M., Buccione R., Sinisi R. (2014): Geochemistry of the Apulian karst bauxites (southern Italy): Chemical fractionation and parental affinities. Ore Geology Reviews, 63, 9-21.


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