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Bocca della Sella bauxite deposit, Cusano Mutri, Benevento Province, Campania, Italyi
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Bocca della Sella bauxite depositDeposit
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Benevento ProvinceProvince
Campania- not defined -
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Name(s) in local language(s):Giacimento di bauxite di Bocca della Sella, Cusano Mutri, Provincia di Benevento, Campania, Italia
Location is approximate, estimate based on other nearby localities.
 
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 40° North , 14° East (est.)
Margin of Error:~76km
Locality type:Deposit
Köppen climate type:Csa : Hot-summer Mediterranean climate


Bauxite horizon (up to 10-15 m in thickness) at Bocca della Selva, a depression between Monte Porco and Monte Mutria.

This deposit, discoverd by Montecatini company in the 1960s, despite its economic viability (the deposit is estimated to contain 1.25 million tonnes of pit-run ore, corresponding to 0.62 million tonnes of bauxite), has never been exploited, due to construction of the Bocca della Selva tourist resort (Crescenti & Vighi, 1970; Cestari et al., 1975).

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6 valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

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Detailed Mineral List:

Anatase
Formula: TiO2
Böhmite
Formula: AlO(OH)
Goethite
Formula: α-Fe3+O(OH)
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Rutile
Formula: TiO2

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Anatase4.DD.05TiO2
Böhmite4.FE.15AlO(OH)
Goethite4.00.α-Fe3+O(OH)
Hematite4.CB.05Fe2O3
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Rutile4.DB.05TiO2

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 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H BöhmiteAlO(OH)
H Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
OOxygen
O BöhmiteAlO(OH)
O QuartzSiO2
O HematiteFe2O3
O AnataseTiO2
O RutileTiO2
O Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
AlAluminium
Al BöhmiteAlO(OH)
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
TiTitanium
Ti AnataseTiO2
Ti RutileTiO2
FeIron
Fe HematiteFe2O3
Fe Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)

References

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- Crescenti U., Vighi L. (1970): Risultati delle ricerche eseguite sulle formazioni bauxitiche cretaciche del Casertano e del Matese, in Campania. Mem. Soc. Geol. It., 9, 401-434.
- Cestari G., Malferrari N., Manfredini M., Zattini N. (1975): Note illustrative della Carta geologica d’Italia alla scala 1:100000 Foglio 162 Campobasso. Servizio geologico d’Italia, Arti Grafiche Panetto & Petrelli, Spoleto, 40 pp.
- Mondillo N., Balassone G., Boni M., Rollinson G. (2011): Karst bauxites in the Campania Apennines (southern Italy): a new approach. Per. Mineral., 80, 3, 407-432.
- Boni M., Reddy S.M., Mondillo N., Balassone G., Taylor R. (2012): A distant magmatic source for Cretaceous karst bauxites of Southern Apennines (Italy), revealed through SHRIMP zircon age dating. Terra Nova, 24, (4), 326-332.
- Boni M., Rollinson G., Mondillo N., Balassone G., Santoro L. (2013): Quantitative mineralogical characterization of karst bauxite deposits in Southern Apennines, Italy. Economic Geology, 108, 813-833.


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