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Rosas Mine, Narcao, Carbonia-Iglesias Province, Sardinia, Italy

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Name(s) in local language(s):Miniera di Rosas, Narcao, Carbonia-Iglesias, Sardegna, Italia
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 39° 12' 8'' North , 8° 43' 8'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 39.20237,8.71905
GeoHash:G#: snypn2t42
Locality type:Mine (Inactive) - last checked 2018
Köppen climate type:Csa : Hot-summer Mediterranean climate


Inactive big size mining complex now partly revamped for touristic purposes.
Check http://www.ecomuseominiererosas.it/ for more information.
Digging for minerals is likely still possible in some dumps aside the main site.

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


25 valid minerals. 1 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Allophane
Formula: (Al2O3)(SiO2)1.3-2 · 2.5-3H2O
Reference: Pietracaprina, A. & Brizzi, G. (1987): La Sardegna e i suoi minerali. 2D Editrice Mediterranea, Cagliari, 265 pp.
Aurichalcite
Formula: (Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
Reference: Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II: 251; Pietracaprina, A. & Brizzi, G. (1987): La Sardegna e i suoi minerali. 2D Editrice Mediterranea, Cagliari, 265 pp.
Azurite
Formula: Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Reference: Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II: 268; Pietracaprina, A. & Brizzi, G. (1987): La Sardegna e i suoi minerali. 2D Editrice Mediterranea, Cagliari, 265 pp.
Bismuth
Formula: Bi
Reference: Pietracaprina, A. & Brizzi, G. (1987): La Sardegna e i suoi minerali. 2D Editrice Mediterranea, Cagliari, 265 pp.
Brochantite
Formula: Cu4(SO4)(OH)6
Reference: Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II: 251, 543; Pietracaprina, A. & Brizzi, G. (1987): La Sardegna e i suoi minerali. 2D Editrice Mediterranea, Cagliari, 265 pp.
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Pietracaprina, A. & Brizzi, G. (1987): La Sardegna e i suoi minerali. 2D Editrice Mediterranea, Cagliari, 265 pp.
Cerussite
Formula: PbCO3
Reference: Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II: 204.
Chalcanthite
Formula: CuSO4 · 5H2O
Reference: Pietracaprina, A. & Brizzi, G. (1987): La Sardegna e i suoi minerali. 2D Editrice Mediterranea, Cagliari, 265 pp.
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: Pietracaprina, A. & Brizzi, G. (1987): La Sardegna e i suoi minerali. 2D Editrice Mediterranea, Cagliari, 265 pp.
Clinozoisite
Formula: {Ca2}{Al3}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Reference: Pietracaprina, A. & Brizzi, G. (1987): La Sardegna e i suoi minerali. 2D Editrice Mediterranea, Cagliari, 265 pp.
Copper
Formula: Cu
Reference: Pietracaprina, A. & Brizzi, G. (1987): La Sardegna e i suoi minerali. 2D Editrice Mediterranea, Cagliari, 265 pp.
Cordierite
Formula: (Mg,Fe)2Al3(AlSi5O18)
Reference: Pietracaprina, A. & Brizzi, G. (1987): La Sardegna e i suoi minerali. 2D Editrice Mediterranea, Cagliari, 265 pp.
Cuprite
Formula: Cu2O
Reference: Pietracaprina, A. & Brizzi, G. (1987): La Sardegna e i suoi minerali. 2D Editrice Mediterranea, Cagliari, 265 pp.
Epidote
Formula: {Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Reference: Pietracaprina, A. & Brizzi, G. (1987): La Sardegna e i suoi minerali. 2D Editrice Mediterranea, Cagliari, 265 pp.
Greenockite
Formula: CdS
Reference: Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II: 251; Pietracaprina, A. & Brizzi, G. (1987): La Sardegna e i suoi minerali. 2D Editrice Mediterranea, Cagliari, 265 pp.
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Reference: Pietracaprina, A. & Brizzi, G. (1987): La Sardegna e i suoi minerali. 2D Editrice Mediterranea, Cagliari, 265 pp.
'Hornblende'
Reference: Pietracaprina, A. & Brizzi, G. (1987): La Sardegna e i suoi minerali. 2D Editrice Mediterranea, Cagliari, 265 pp.
Linarite
Formula: PbCu(SO4)(OH)2
Reference: Pietracaprina, A. & Brizzi, G. (1987): La Sardegna e i suoi minerali. 2D Editrice Mediterranea, Cagliari, 265 pp.
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Reference: Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II: 251; Pietracaprina, A. & Brizzi, G. (1987): La Sardegna e i suoi minerali. 2D Editrice Mediterranea, Cagliari, 265 pp.
Manganite
Formula: Mn3+O(OH)
Reference: Pietracaprina, A. & Brizzi, G. (1987): La Sardegna e i suoi minerali. 2D Editrice Mediterranea, Cagliari, 265 pp.
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Pietracaprina, A. & Brizzi, G. (1987): La Sardegna e i suoi minerali. 2D Editrice Mediterranea, Cagliari, 265 pp.
Pyromorphite
Formula: Pb5(PO4)3Cl
Reference: Giovanni Scapin Collection
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Pietracaprina, A. & Brizzi, G. (1987): La Sardegna e i suoi minerali. 2D Editrice Mediterranea, Cagliari, 265 pp.
Rosasite (TL)
Formula: (Cu,Zn)2(CO3)(OH)2
Reference: Palache, C., Berman, H., and Frondel, C. (1951) The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II: 251.; Kingsbury, A.W.G. and Hartley, J. (1957) New occurrences of rosasite in Britain. Mineralogical Magazine, vol. 31, n° 237, 501-502 (referring to rosasite from the type locality.); Pietracaprina, A. and Brizzi, G. (1987) La Sardegna e i suoi minerali. 2D Editrice Mediterranea, Cagliari, 265 pp.
Siderite
Formula: FeCO3
Reference: Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II: 251; Pietracaprina, A. & Brizzi, G. (1987): La Sardegna e i suoi minerali. 2D Editrice Mediterranea, Cagliari, 265 pp.
Wavellite
Formula: Al3(PO4)2(OH,F)3 · 5H2O
Reference: Ciriotti, M.E. & Biagioni, C. (2011): Pot-pourri 2011: identificazioni di minerali di interesse. Micro, 3/2011, 125-133

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
'Bismuth'1.CA.05Bi
'Copper'1.AA.05Cu
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
'Chalcopyrite'2.CB.10aCuFeS2
'Greenockite'2.CB.45CdS
'Pyrite'2.EB.05aFeS2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
'Cuprite'4.AA.10Cu2O
'Hematite'4.CB.05Fe2O3
'Manganite'4.FD.15Mn3+O(OH)
'Quartz'4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
'Aurichalcite'5.BA.15(Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
'Azurite'5.BA.05Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
'Calcite'5.AB.05CaCO3
'Cerussite'5.AB.15PbCO3
'Malachite'5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
'Rosasite' (TL)5.BA.10(Cu,Zn)2(CO3)(OH)2
'Siderite'5.AB.05FeCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
'Brochantite'7.BB.25Cu4(SO4)(OH)6
'Chalcanthite'7.CB.20CuSO4 · 5H2O
'Linarite'7.BC.65PbCu(SO4)(OH)2
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
'Pyromorphite'8.BN.05Pb5(PO4)3Cl
'Wavellite'8.DC.50Al3(PO4)2(OH,F)3 · 5H2O
Group 9 - Silicates
'Allophane'9.ED.20(Al2O3)(SiO2)1.3-2 · 2.5-3H2O
'Clinozoisite'9.BG.05a{Ca2}{Al3}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
'Cordierite'9.CJ.10(Mg,Fe)2Al3(AlSi5O18)
'Epidote'9.BG.05a{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Hornblende'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Metals, other than the Platinum Group
Copper1.1.1.3Cu
Semi-metals and non-metals
Bismuth1.3.1.4Bi
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Greenockite2.8.7.2CdS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X
Cuprite4.1.1.1Cu2O
A2X3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
Group 6 - HYDROXIDES AND OXIDES CONTAINING HYDROXYL
XO(OH)
Manganite6.1.3.1Mn3+O(OH)
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Cerussite14.1.3.4PbCO3
Siderite14.1.1.3FeCO3
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Azurite16a.2.1.1Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Malachite16a.3.1.1Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Rosasite (TL)16a.3.1.2(Cu,Zn)2(CO3)(OH)2
Aurichalcite16a.4.2.1(Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
Group 29 - HYDRATED ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4·xH2O
Chalcanthite29.6.7.1CuSO4 · 5H2O
Group 30 - ANHYDROUS SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)m(XO4)pZq, where m:p>2:1
Brochantite30.1.3.1Cu4(SO4)(OH)6
(AB)2(XO4)Zq
Linarite30.2.3.1PbCu(SO4)(OH)2
Group 41 - ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
A5(XO4)3Zq
Pyromorphite41.8.4.1Pb5(PO4)3Cl
Group 42 - HYDRATED PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
A3(XO4)2Zq·xH2O
Wavellite42.10.2.1Al3(PO4)2(OH,F)3 · 5H2O
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)
Clinozoisite58.2.1a.4{Ca2}{Al3}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
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 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 1:1 layers
Allophane71.1.5.1(Al2O3)(SiO2)1.3-2 · 2.5-3H2O
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Hornblende'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Allophane(Al2O3)(SiO2)1.3-2 · 2.5-3H2O
H Aurichalcite(Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
H AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
H BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
H ChalcanthiteCuSO4 · 5H2O
H Clinozoisite{Ca2}{Al3}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
H Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
H LinaritePbCu(SO4)(OH)2
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
H ManganiteMn3+O(OH)
H Rosasite(Cu,Zn)2(CO3)(OH)2
H WavelliteAl3(PO4)2(OH,F)3 · 5H2O
CCarbon
C Aurichalcite(Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
C AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
C CalciteCaCO3
C CerussitePbCO3
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
C Rosasite(Cu,Zn)2(CO3)(OH)2
C SideriteFeCO3
OOxygen
O Allophane(Al2O3)(SiO2)1.3-2 · 2.5-3H2O
O Aurichalcite(Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
O AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
O BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
O CalciteCaCO3
O CerussitePbCO3
O ChalcanthiteCuSO4 · 5H2O
O Clinozoisite{Ca2}{Al3}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
O Cordierite(Mg,Fe)2Al3(AlSi5O18)
O CupriteCu2O
O Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
O HematiteFe2O3
O LinaritePbCu(SO4)(OH)2
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
O ManganiteMn3+O(OH)
O PyromorphitePb5(PO4)3Cl
O QuartzSiO2
O Rosasite(Cu,Zn)2(CO3)(OH)2
O SideriteFeCO3
O WavelliteAl3(PO4)2(OH,F)3 · 5H2O
MgMagnesium
Mg Cordierite(Mg,Fe)2Al3(AlSi5O18)
AlAluminium
Al Allophane(Al2O3)(SiO2)1.3-2 · 2.5-3H2O
Al Clinozoisite{Ca2}{Al3}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Al Cordierite(Mg,Fe)2Al3(AlSi5O18)
Al Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Al WavelliteAl3(PO4)2(OH,F)3 · 5H2O
SiSilicon
Si Allophane(Al2O3)(SiO2)1.3-2 · 2.5-3H2O
Si Clinozoisite{Ca2}{Al3}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Si Cordierite(Mg,Fe)2Al3(AlSi5O18)
Si Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Si QuartzSiO2
PPhosphorus
P PyromorphitePb5(PO4)3Cl
P WavelliteAl3(PO4)2(OH,F)3 · 5H2O
SSulfur
S BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
S ChalcanthiteCuSO4 · 5H2O
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S GreenockiteCdS
S LinaritePbCu(SO4)(OH)2
S PyriteFeS2
ClChlorine
Cl PyromorphitePb5(PO4)3Cl
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca Clinozoisite{Ca2}{Al3}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Ca Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
MnManganese
Mn ManganiteMn3+O(OH)
FeIron
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe Cordierite(Mg,Fe)2Al3(AlSi5O18)
Fe Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Fe HematiteFe2O3
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe SideriteFeCO3
CuCopper
Cu Aurichalcite(Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
Cu AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Cu BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
Cu ChalcanthiteCuSO4 · 5H2O
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu CopperCu
Cu CupriteCu2O
Cu LinaritePbCu(SO4)(OH)2
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
Cu Rosasite(Cu,Zn)2(CO3)(OH)2
ZnZinc
Zn Aurichalcite(Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
Zn Rosasite(Cu,Zn)2(CO3)(OH)2
CdCadmium
Cd GreenockiteCdS
PbLead
Pb CerussitePbCO3
Pb LinaritePbCu(SO4)(OH)2
Pb PyromorphitePb5(PO4)3Cl
BiBismuth
Bi BismuthBi

Regional Geology

This geological map and associated information on rock units at or nearby to the coordinates given for this locality is based on relatively small scale geological maps provided by various national Geological Surveys. This does not necessarily represent the complete geology at this locality but it gives a background for the region in which it is found.

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Devonian - Proterozoic
358.9 - 2500 Ma



ID: 3130767
Proterozoic meta-sediment

Age: to Devonian (358.9 - 2500 Ma)

Description: low grade metamorphic

Lithology: Major:{meta-sediment group}, Minor{meta-volcanic rock group,meta-syenite,mica schist}

Reference: Asch, K. The 1:5M International Geological Map of Europe and Adjacent Areas: Development and Implementation of a GIS-enabled Concept. Geologisches Jahrbuch, SA 3. [147]

Early Paleozoic
443.8 - 541 Ma



ID: 3186402
Paleozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Paleozoic (443.8 - 541 Ma)

Lithology: Sedimentary rocks

Reference: Chorlton, L.B. Generalized geology of the world: bedrock domains and major faults in GIS format: a small-scale world geology map with an extended geological attribute database. doi: 10.4095/223767. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 5529. [154]

Data and map coding provided by Macrostrat.org, used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License

References

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Palache, C., Berman, H., and Frondel, C. (1951) The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II: 204, 251, 268.
Kingsbury, A.W.G. and Hartley, J. (1957) New occurrences of rosasite in Britain. Mineralogical Magazine, vol. 31, n° 237, 501-502 (referring to rosasite from the type locality.)
Del Caldo, A., Moro, C., Grammaccioli, C.M., and Boscardin, M. (1973) Guida ai minerali. Gruppo editoriale Fabbri. 1st ed. 1973, reprinted 1985.
Pietracaprina, A. and Brizzi, G. (1987) La Sardegna e i suoi minerali. 2D Editrice Mediterranea, Cagliari, 265 pp.

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