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Cortevecchia Mine, Semproniano, Grosseto Province, Tuscany, Italyi
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Cortevecchia MineMine
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
42° 44' 18'' North , 11° 34' 53'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Köppen climate type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Petricci168 (2014)2.9km
Semproniano487 (2014)3.4km
Catabbio203 (2014)4.3km
Selvena480 (2014)5.9km
Capanne101 (2014)6.8km
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Italian:
Miniera di Cortevecchia, Semproniano, Provincia di Grosseto, Toscana, Italia


Old Hg mine, also known as Mandrioni or Ripacci, located at 450 m asl, on the right side of Fiora River, near the village of Petricci.

At the mine, which operated in the period 1898-1971, traces of ancient and medieval workings have also been found (De Castro, 1914; Strappa, 1977). In particular, probably Neolithic/Chalcolithic tools (a stone axe head and some spuds obtained from deer antlers) were found in 1908 among the debris inside the remnants of an ancient inclined shaft (Mochi, 1915).

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


5 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Lotti, B. (1902) Condizioni geologiche e genesi del giacimento cinabrifero di Cortevecchia nel Monte Amiata. Rassegna Mineraria, Metallurgica e Chimica, 17, 165-168; Lotti, B. (1903) Geologische Verhältnisse und Genesis der Zinnoberlagerstätte von Cortevecchia am Monte Amiata. Zeitschrift für praktische Geologie, 11, 423-427; Del Caldo, A., Moro, C., Gramaccioli, C.M., and Boscardin, M. (1973) Guida ai minerali. Fratelli Fabbri Editori, Milano, 208 pp.
Cinnabar
Formula: HgS
Reference: Lotti, B. (1902) Condizioni geologiche e genesi del giacimento cinabrifero di Cortevecchia nel Monte Amiata. Rassegna Mineraria, Metallurgica e Chimica, 17, 165-168; Lotti, B. (1903) Geologische Verhältnisse und Genesis der Zinnoberlagerstätte von Cortevecchia am Monte Amiata. Zeitschrift für praktische Geologie, 11, 423-427; Del Caldo, A., Moro, C., Gramaccioli, C.M., and Boscardin, M. (1973) Guida ai minerali. Fratelli Fabbri Editori, Milano, 208 pp.
Dawsonite
Formula: NaAlCO3(OH)2
Reference: Del Caldo, A., Moro, C., Gramaccioli, C.M., and Boscardin, M. (1973) Guida ai minerali. Fratelli Fabbri Editori, Milano, 208 pp.
Gypsum
Formula: CaSO4 · 2H2O
Reference: Lotti, B. (1902) Condizioni geologiche e genesi del giacimento cinabrifero di Cortevecchia nel Monte Amiata. Rassegna Mineraria, Metallurgica e Chimica, 17, 165-168; Lotti, B. (1903) Geologische Verhältnisse und Genesis der Zinnoberlagerstätte von Cortevecchia am Monte Amiata. Zeitschrift für praktische Geologie, 11, 423-427.
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Lotti, B. (1902) Condizioni geologiche e genesi del giacimento cinabrifero di Cortevecchia nel Monte Amiata. Rassegna Mineraria, Metallurgica e Chimica, 17, 165-168; Lotti, B. (1903) Geologische Verhältnisse und Genesis der Zinnoberlagerstätte von Cortevecchia am Monte Amiata. Zeitschrift für praktische Geologie, 11, 423-427; Del Caldo, A., Moro, C., Gramaccioli, C.M., and Boscardin, M. (1973) Guida ai minerali. Fratelli Fabbri Editori, Milano, 208 pp.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Cinnabar2.CD.15aHgS
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Dawsonite5.BB.10NaAlCO3(OH)2
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Gypsum7.CD.40CaSO4 · 2H2O

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Cinnabar2.8.14.1HgS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Dawsonite16a.3.8.1NaAlCO3(OH)2
Group 29 - HYDRATED ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4·xH2O
Gypsum29.6.3.1CaSO4 · 2H2O

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H DawsoniteNaAlCO3(OH)2
H GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
C DawsoniteNaAlCO3(OH)2
OOxygen
O CalciteCaCO3
O DawsoniteNaAlCO3(OH)2
O GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
NaSodium
Na DawsoniteNaAlCO3(OH)2
AlAluminium
Al DawsoniteNaAlCO3(OH)2
SSulfur
S PyriteFeS2
S CinnabarHgS
S GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
FeIron
Fe PyriteFeS2
HgMercury
Hg CinnabarHgS

References

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Year (asc) Year (desc) Author (A-Z) Author (Z-A)
Lotti, B. (1902) Condizioni geologiche e genesi del giacimento cinabrifero di Cortevecchia nel Monte Amiata. Rassegna Mineraria, Metallurgica e Chimica, 17, 165-168.
Lotti, B. (1903) Geologische Verhältnisse und Genesis der Zinnoberlagerstätte von Cortevecchia am Monte Amiata. Zeitschrift für praktische Geologie, 11, 423-427.
Lotti, B. (1910) Geologia della Toscana. Memorie descrittive della Carta Geologica d'Italia, 13, 484 pp.
De Castro, C. (1914) Le miniere di mercurio del Monte Amiata. Memorie descrittive della Carta Geologica d'Italia, 16, 203 pp.
Mochi, A. (1915) Indizi di miniere preistoriche di cinabro nella regione dell'Amiata. Bollettino di Paleontologia Italiana, serie 5, 41, 5-12.
Savoia, U. (1919) Le miniere cinabrifere italiane. La Miniera Italiana, 3, 233-248.
Del Caldo, A., Moro, C., Gramaccioli, C.M., and Boscardin, M. (1973) Guida ai minerali. Fratelli Fabbri Editori, Milano, 208 pp.
De Michele, V. (1974) Guida mineralogica d'Italia. Ed. De Agostini, Novara, 2 vol., 408 pp.
Strappa, D. (1977) Storia delle miniere di mercurio del Monte Amiata. L'Industria Mineraria, 28, 4, 252-259 (I parte); 5, 336-348 (II parte); 6, 433-439 (III parte).

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