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Ortano coast, Rio Marina, Elba Island, Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italy

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 42° 47' 60'' North , 10° 26' 7'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 42.79993,10.43535
GeoHash:G#: spx7mrqz9
Locality type:Coast
Köppen climate type:Csa : Hot-summer Mediterranean climate
Name(s) in local language(s):Costa di Ortano, Rio Marina, Isola d'Elba, Livorno, Toscana, Italia


The coast from Porticciolo to Ortano, on the slopes of Monte Fico overlooking the sea, is made up of rocks belonging to the Ortano unit.

The Ortano unit comprises at the base thermally metamorphosed phyllites, quartzites (Capo d’Arco schists) locally crosscut by rare and thin aplitic dykes (similar to those intruded in the Porto Azzurro Unit). At their top porphyroids and porphyritic schists which grade upward to phyllites and quartzitic metasandstones and metaconglomerates. Capo d'Arco schists include typical syn- and post-tectonic quartz veins and local thermometamorphic "spots" (andalusite, cordierite); tectonic veins of chlorite+quartz+epidote±tremolite/actinolite locally occur in porphyroids; silver-grey phyllites and metasandstones are locally crosscut by quartz±chlorite veins.

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4 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

'Actinolite-Tremolite Series'
Reference: Pandeli, E., Principi, G., Bortolotti, V., Benvenuti, M., Fazzuoli, M., Dini, A., Fanucci, F., Menna, F., Nirta, G. (2013): The Elba Island: an intriguing geological puzzle in the Northern Tyrrhenian Sea. 85° Congresso Nazionale della Società Geologica Italiana, Pisa 6-8 settembre 2010. Geological Field Trips, Vol. 5, No. 2.1, 144 pp.
Andalusite
Formula: Al2(SiO4)O
Reference: Pandeli, E., Principi, G., Bortolotti, V., Benvenuti, M., Fazzuoli, M., Dini, A., Fanucci, F., Menna, F., Nirta, G. (2013): The Elba Island: an intriguing geological puzzle in the Northern Tyrrhenian Sea. 85° Congresso Nazionale della Società Geologica Italiana, Pisa 6-8 settembre 2010. Geological Field Trips, Vol. 5, No. 2.1, 144 pp.
'Chlorite Group'
Reference: Pandeli, E., Principi, G., Bortolotti, V., Benvenuti, M., Fazzuoli, M., Dini, A., Fanucci, F., Menna, F., Nirta, G. (2013): The Elba Island: an intriguing geological puzzle in the Northern Tyrrhenian Sea. 85° Congresso Nazionale della Società Geologica Italiana, Pisa 6-8 settembre 2010. Geological Field Trips, Vol. 5, No. 2.1, 144 pp.
Cordierite
Formula: (Mg,Fe)2Al3(AlSi5O18)
Reference: Pandeli, E., Principi, G., Bortolotti, V., Benvenuti, M., Fazzuoli, M., Dini, A., Fanucci, F., Menna, F., Nirta, G. (2013): The Elba Island: an intriguing geological puzzle in the Northern Tyrrhenian Sea. 85° Congresso Nazionale della Società Geologica Italiana, Pisa 6-8 settembre 2010. Geological Field Trips, Vol. 5, No. 2.1, 144 pp.
Epidote
Formula: {Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Reference: Pandeli, E., Principi, G., Bortolotti, V., Benvenuti, M., Fazzuoli, M., Dini, A., Fanucci, F., Menna, F., Nirta, G. (2013): The Elba Island: an intriguing geological puzzle in the Northern Tyrrhenian Sea. 85° Congresso Nazionale della Società Geologica Italiana, Pisa 6-8 settembre 2010. Geological Field Trips, Vol. 5, No. 2.1, 144 pp.
'K Feldspar'
Reference: Giuliano Bettini Collection; Pandeli, E., Principi, G., Bortolotti, V., Benvenuti, M., Fazzuoli, M., Dini, A., Fanucci, F., Menna, F., Nirta, G. (2013): The Elba Island: an intriguing geological puzzle in the Northern Tyrrhenian Sea. 85° Congresso Nazionale della Società Geologica Italiana, Pisa 6-8 settembre 2010. Geological Field Trips, Vol. 5, No. 2.1, 144 pp.
'K Feldspar var: Adularia'
Formula: KAlSi3O8
Reference: Giuliano Bettini Collection
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Giuliano Bettini Collection; Pandeli, E., Principi, G., Bortolotti, V., Benvenuti, M., Fazzuoli, M., Dini, A., Fanucci, F., Menna, F., Nirta, G. (2013): The Elba Island: an intriguing geological puzzle in the Northern Tyrrhenian Sea. 85° Congresso Nazionale della Società Geologica Italiana, Pisa 6-8 settembre 2010. Geological Field Trips, Vol. 5, No. 2.1, 144 pp.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
'Quartz'4.DA.05SiO2
Group 9 - Silicates
'Andalusite'9.AF.10Al2(SiO4)O
'Cordierite'9.CJ.10(Mg,Fe)2Al3(AlSi5O18)
'Epidote'9.BG.05a{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Actinolite-Tremolite Series'-
'Chlorite Group'-
'K Feldspar'-
'var: Adularia'-KAlSi3O8

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 52 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups and O,OH,F,H2O
Insular SiO4 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with cations in [4] and >[4] coordination
Andalusite52.2.2b.1Al2(SiO4)O
Group 58 - SOROSILICATES Insular, Mixed, Single, and Larger Tetrahedral Groups
Insular, Mixed, Single, and Larger Tetrahedral Groups with cations in [6] and higher coordination; single and double groups (n = 1, 2)
Epidote58.2.1a.7{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Group 61 - CYCLOSILICATES Six-Membered Rings
Six-Membered Rings with Al substituted rings
Cordierite61.2.1.1(Mg,Fe)2Al3(AlSi5O18)
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Actinolite-Tremolite Series'-
'Chlorite Group'-
'K Feldspar'-
'var: Adularia'-KAlSi3O8

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
OOxygen
O K Feldspar (var: Adularia)KAlSi3O8
O AndalusiteAl2(SiO4)O
O Cordierite(Mg,Fe)2Al3(AlSi5O18)
O Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
O QuartzSiO2
MgMagnesium
Mg Cordierite(Mg,Fe)2Al3(AlSi5O18)
AlAluminium
Al K Feldspar (var: Adularia)KAlSi3O8
Al AndalusiteAl2(SiO4)O
Al Cordierite(Mg,Fe)2Al3(AlSi5O18)
Al Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
SiSilicon
Si K Feldspar (var: Adularia)KAlSi3O8
Si AndalusiteAl2(SiO4)O
Si Cordierite(Mg,Fe)2Al3(AlSi5O18)
Si Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Si QuartzSiO2
KPotassium
K K Feldspar (var: Adularia)KAlSi3O8
CaCalcium
Ca Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
FeIron
Fe Cordierite(Mg,Fe)2Al3(AlSi5O18)
Fe Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)

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Pandeli, E., Principi, G., Bortolotti, V., Benvenuti, M., Fazzuoli, M., Dini, A., Fanucci, F., Menna, F., Nirta, G. (2013): The Elba Island: an intriguing geological puzzle in the Northern Tyrrhenian Sea. 85° Congresso Nazionale della Società Geologica Italiana, Pisa 6-8 settembre 2010. Geological Field Trips, Vol. 5, No. 2.1, 144 pp.


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