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I Cappuccini (Cappuccini Quarry), Albano Laziale, Metropolitan City of Rome Capital, Lazio, Italyi
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
41° 44' 2'' North , 12° 40' 0'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Albano Laziale26,684 (2015)1.0km
Ariccia17,487 (2015)1.6km
Castel Gandolfo3,694 (2014)2.1km
Santo Spirito200 (2014)3.5km
Genzano di Roma20,582 (2015)3.5km
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Italian:
I Cappuccini (Cava dei Cappuccini), Albano Laziale, Città metropolitana di Roma Capitale (Provincia di Roma), Lazio, Italia


Thick outcrop of the phreatomagmatic Peperino Albano ignimbrite near the Capuchin Monastery (Convento dei Cappuccini), NW of Colle dei Cappuccini (516 m a.s.l., the highest elevation in the municipal territory of Albano Laziale). Peperino, which was largely used as a dimension stone up to the beginning of the 20th century, was here quarried in the past.

The Peperino Albano formation is made dominantly by a massive and chaotic ash matrix (ca. 75-80%), ca. 15-20% of which is represented by highly fragmented, mostly blocky, dense or moderately zeolitised glass shards, with ca. 60-65% vol. made of small lava fragments and euhedral to subeuhedral clinopyroxene (augite), leucite, phlogopite, and magnetite crystals that may form the core of armoured lapilli. The coarse fraction (> 1 cm) comprises ca. 20-25%, and mainly consists of marbles, intrusive ejecta composed of leucite and clinopyroxene, lava and older pyroclastics, skarn and hornfels and sedimentary (carbonate and shales) xenoliths, with an average diametre of 10 cm and maximum diametre of more than 1.5 metres. A small portion of aphyric juvenile lapilli is present toward the base. Breccia beds, that can be observed at the base of the formation, are made of lava blocks, intrusives, metamorphosed carbonates (marbles with granoblastic texture, ejecta with diopside and/or forsterite), biotite, hornfels, tuffaceous and sedimentary (carbonate and shales) xenoliths.

I Cappuccini locality provided almost all the ejecta from Albano collected until the middle of the 20th century. In particular, during a petrologic study on melilite-bearing rocks, Tilley & Henry (1953) discovered in two ejecta from Albano, part of the Harker Slice Collection preserved at Cambridge University, the new mineral species latiumite. In the original article of Tilley & Henry, the locality of the studied specimens is simply reported as Albano and only later the precise locality has been given as I Cappuccini, Albano Laziale (Mottana et al., 2008). Therefore, I Capuccini is the type locality for latiumite; Campi di Annibale (Hannibal Fields), Rocca di Papa, sometimes incorrectly indicated as type or co-type locality, is not mentioned in the Tylley & Henry paper (Ciriotti et al. 2009).

Latiumite of the type specimens is intergrown with the chief minerals in the rock, but crystals can be isolated from cavities. These appear characteristically with an elongated tabular habit, but are modified by narrow faces along their longer edges and terminated by imperfectly developed forms. The crystals in specimen #45482 appear white by a powdery incrustation, but in the second ejectum (specimen #29799) clearer glassy crystals are observable (Tilley & Henry, 1953).

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10 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

'Amphibole Supergroup'
Formula: AX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
Reference: Zambonini, F. (1903) Amphibol von Cappuccini di Albano. Zeitschrift für Kristallographie, 37, 369-368.
Andradite
Formula: Ca3Fe3+2(SiO4)3
Reference: Stoppani, F.S., and Curti, E. (1982) I minerali del Lazio. Editoriale Olimpia, Firenze, 291 pp.
Andradite var: Melanite
Formula: Ca3Fe3+2(SiO4)3
Reference: Stoppani, F.S., and Curti, E. (1982) I minerali del Lazio. Editoriale Olimpia, Firenze, 291 pp.
'Andradite-Grossular Series'
Reference: Tilley, C.E., and Henry, N.F.M. (1953) Latiumite (sulphatic potassium-calcium-aluminum silicate), a new mineral from Albano, Latium, Italy. Mineralogical Magazine, 30, 39-45;
Augite
Formula: (CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Reference: Stoppani, F.S., and Curti, E. (1982) I minerali del Lazio. Editoriale Olimpia, Firenze, 291 pp.; Giordano, G., De Benedetti, A.A., Diana, A., Diano, G., Esposito, A., Fabbri, M., et al. (2010) Stratigraphy, volcano tectonics and evolution of the Colli Albani volcanic field. In: Funicello,R., and Giordano, G. (eds.), The Colli Albani Volcano. Special Publications of IAVCEI, Volume 3. The Geological Society Publishing House, Bath, UK, pages 43-97.
'Biotite'
Formula: K(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
Reference: Giordano, G., De Benedetti, A.A., Diana, A., Diano, G., Esposito, A., Fabbri, M., et al. (2010) Stratigraphy, volcano tectonics and evolution of the Colli Albani volcanic field. In: Funicello,R., and Giordano, G. (eds.), The Colli Albani Volcano. Special Publications of IAVCEI, Volume 3. The Geological Society Publishing House, Bath, UK, pages 43-97.
Diopside
Formula: CaMgSi2O6
Reference: Giordano, G., De Benedetti, A.A., Diana, A., Diano, G., Esposito, A., Fabbri, M., et al. (2010) Stratigraphy, volcano tectonics and evolution of the Colli Albani volcanic field. In: Funicello,R., and Giordano, G. (eds.), The Colli Albani Volcano. Special Publications of IAVCEI, Volume 3. The Geological Society Publishing House, Bath, UK, pages 43-97.
'Diopside-Hedenbergite Series'
Reference: Tilley, C.E., and Henry, N.F.M. (1953) Latiumite (sulphatic potassium-calcium-aluminum silicate), a new mineral from Albano, Latium, Italy. Mineralogical Magazine, 30, 39-45;
Forsterite
Formula: Mg2SiO4
Reference: Giordano, G., De Benedetti, A.A., Diana, A., Diano, G., Esposito, A., Fabbri, M., et al. (2010) Stratigraphy, volcano tectonics and evolution of the Colli Albani volcanic field. In: Funicello,R., and Giordano, G. (eds.), The Colli Albani Volcano. Special Publications of IAVCEI, Volume 3. The Geological Society Publishing House, Bath, UK, pages 43-97.
'Glass'
Reference: Giordano, G., De Benedetti, A.A., Diana, A., Diano, G., Esposito, A., Fabbri, M., et al. (2010) Stratigraphy, volcano tectonics and evolution of the Colli Albani volcanic field. In: Funicello,R., and Giordano, G. (eds.), The Colli Albani Volcano. Special Publications of IAVCEI, Volume 3. The Geological Society Publishing House, Bath, UK, pages 43-97.
Haüyne
Formula: (Na,K)3(Ca,Na)(Al3Si3O12)(SO4,S,Cl)
Reference: Tilley, C.E., and Henry, N.F.M. (1953) Latiumite (sulphatic potassium-calcium-aluminum silicate), a new mineral from Albano, Latium, Italy. Mineralogical Magazine, 30, 39-45;
Kaliophilite
Formula: KAlSiO4
Reference: Tilley, C.E., and Henry, N.F.M. (1953) Latiumite (sulphatic potassium-calcium-aluminum silicate), a new mineral from Albano, Latium, Italy. Mineralogical Magazine, 30, 39-45;
Latiumite
Formula: (Ca,K)4(Si,Al)5O11(SO4,CO3)
Reference: Tilley, C.E., and Henry, N.F.M. (1953) Latiumite (sulphatic potassium-calcium-aluminum silicate), a new mineral from Albano, Latium, Italy. Mineralogical Magazine, 30, 39-45; Mottana, A., Bellatreccia, F., and Della Ventura, G. (2008) Mineralogia di Roma e della sua campagna. The minerals of Rome and of the surrounding areas. In: Funiciello, R., Praturlon, A., and Giordano G. (eds.), La geologia di Roma dal centro storico alla periferia. Memorie Descrittive della Carta Geologica d'Italia, 80, 247-271; Ciriotti, M.E., Fascio, L., and Pasero, M. (2009) Italian type minerals. Edizioni Plus – Università di Pisa, Pisa, 357 pp.
Leucite
Formula: K(AlSi2O6)
Reference: Tilley, C.E., and Henry, N.F.M. (1953) Latiumite (sulphatic potassium-calcium-aluminum silicate), a new mineral from Albano, Latium, Italy. Mineralogical Magazine, 30, 39-45; Stoppani, F.S., and Curti, E. (1982) I minerali del Lazio. Editoriale Olimpia, Firenze, 291 pp.; Giordano, G., De Benedetti, A.A., Diana, A., Diano, G., Esposito, A., Fabbri, M., et al. (2010) Stratigraphy, volcano tectonics and evolution of the Colli Albani volcanic field. In: Funicello,R., and Giordano, G. (eds.), The Colli Albani Volcano. Special Publications of IAVCEI, Volume 3. The Geological Society Publishing House, Bath, UK, pages 43-97.
Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Reference: Giordano, G., De Benedetti, A.A., Diana, A., Diano, G., Esposito, A., Fabbri, M., et al. (2010) Stratigraphy, volcano tectonics and evolution of the Colli Albani volcanic field. In: Funicello,R., and Giordano, G. (eds.), The Colli Albani Volcano. Special Publications of IAVCEI, Volume 3. The Geological Society Publishing House, Bath, UK, pages 43-97.
'Melilite Group'
Formula: Ca2M(XSiO7)
Reference: Tilley, C.E., and Henry, N.F.M. (1953) Latiumite (sulphatic potassium-calcium-aluminum silicate), a new mineral from Albano, Latium, Italy. Mineralogical Magazine, 30, 39-45;
Phlogopite
Formula: KMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Giordano, G., De Benedetti, A.A., Diana, A., Diano, G., Esposito, A., Fabbri, M., et al. (2010) Stratigraphy, volcano tectonics and evolution of the Colli Albani volcanic field. In: Funicello,R., and Giordano, G. (eds.), The Colli Albani Volcano. Special Publications of IAVCEI, Volume 3. The Geological Society Publishing House, Bath, UK, pages 43-97.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Magnetite4.BB.05Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Group 9 - Silicates
Andradite9.AD.25Ca3Fe3+2(SiO4)3
var: Melanite9.AD.25Ca3Fe3+2(SiO4)3
Augite9.DA.15(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Diopside9.DA.15CaMgSi2O6
Forsterite9.AC.05Mg2SiO4
Haüyne9.FB.10(Na,K)3(Ca,Na)(Al3Si3O12)(SO4,S,Cl)
Kaliophilite9.FA.05KAlSiO4
Latiumite9.EG.45(Ca,K)4(Si,Al)5O11(SO4,CO3)
Leucite9.GB.05K(AlSi2O6)
Phlogopite9.EC.20KMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Amphibole Supergroup'-AX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
'Andradite-Grossular Series'-
'Biotite'-K(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
'Diopside-Hedenbergite Series'-
'Glass'-
'Melilite Group'-Ca2M(XSiO7)

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Magnetite7.2.2.3Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Group 51 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups Only
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with all cations in octahedral [6] coordination
Forsterite51.3.1.2Mg2SiO4
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in [6] and >[6] coordination
Andradite51.4.3b.1Ca3Fe3+2(SiO4)3
Group 65 - INOSILICATES Single-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=1)
Single-Width Unbranched Chains, W=1 with chains P=2
Augite65.1.3a.3(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Diopside65.1.3a.1CaMgSi2O6
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Phlogopite71.2.2b.1KMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Group 73 - PHYLLOSILICATES Condensed Tetrahedral Sheets
Condensed Tetrahedral Sheets with double layers
Latiumite73.1.2.1(Ca,K)4(Si,Al)5O11(SO4,CO3)
Group 76 - TECTOSILICATES Al-Si Framework
Al-Si Framework Feldspathoids and related species
Haüyne76.2.3.3(Na,K)3(Ca,Na)(Al3Si3O12)(SO4,S,Cl)
Kaliophilite76.2.1.5KAlSiO4
Leucite76.2.2.1K(AlSi2O6)
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Amphibole Supergroup'-AX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
Andradite
var: Melanite
-Ca3Fe3+2(SiO4)3
'Andradite-Grossular Series'-
'Biotite'-K(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
'Diopside-Hedenbergite Series'-
'Glass'-
'Melilite Group'-Ca2M(XSiO7)

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Amphibole SupergroupAX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
H PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
CCarbon
C Latiumite(Ca,K)4(Si,Al)5O11(SO4,CO3)
OOxygen
O Amphibole SupergroupAX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
O Latiumite(Ca,K)4(Si,Al)5O11(SO4,CO3)
O Augite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
O Andradite (var: Melanite)Ca3Fe23+(SiO4)3
O LeuciteK(AlSi2O6)
O AndraditeCa3Fe23+(SiO4)3
O DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
O PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
O ForsteriteMg2SiO4
O MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
O Haüyne(Na,K)3(Ca,Na)(Al3Si3O12)(SO4,S,Cl)
O KaliophiliteKAlSiO4
O Melilite GroupCa2M(XSiO7)
FFluorine
F Amphibole SupergroupAX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
F BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
NaSodium
Na Haüyne(Na,K)3(Ca,Na)(Al3Si3O12)(SO4,S,Cl)
MgMagnesium
Mg Augite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Mg DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
Mg PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Mg BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
Mg ForsteriteMg2SiO4
AlAluminium
Al Amphibole SupergroupAX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
Al Latiumite(Ca,K)4(Si,Al)5O11(SO4,CO3)
Al LeuciteK(AlSi2O6)
Al PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
Al Haüyne(Na,K)3(Ca,Na)(Al3Si3O12)(SO4,S,Cl)
Al KaliophiliteKAlSiO4
SiSilicon
Si Amphibole SupergroupAX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
Si Latiumite(Ca,K)4(Si,Al)5O11(SO4,CO3)
Si Augite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Si Andradite (var: Melanite)Ca3Fe23+(SiO4)3
Si LeuciteK(AlSi2O6)
Si AndraditeCa3Fe23+(SiO4)3
Si DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
Si PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
Si ForsteriteMg2SiO4
Si Haüyne(Na,K)3(Ca,Na)(Al3Si3O12)(SO4,S,Cl)
Si KaliophiliteKAlSiO4
Si Melilite GroupCa2M(XSiO7)
SSulfur
S Latiumite(Ca,K)4(Si,Al)5O11(SO4,CO3)
S Haüyne(Na,K)3(Ca,Na)(Al3Si3O12)(SO4,S,Cl)
ClChlorine
Cl Amphibole SupergroupAX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
Cl Haüyne(Na,K)3(Ca,Na)(Al3Si3O12)(SO4,S,Cl)
KPotassium
K Latiumite(Ca,K)4(Si,Al)5O11(SO4,CO3)
K LeuciteK(AlSi2O6)
K PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
K BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
K Haüyne(Na,K)3(Ca,Na)(Al3Si3O12)(SO4,S,Cl)
K KaliophiliteKAlSiO4
CaCalcium
Ca Latiumite(Ca,K)4(Si,Al)5O11(SO4,CO3)
Ca Augite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Ca Andradite (var: Melanite)Ca3Fe23+(SiO4)3
Ca AndraditeCa3Fe23+(SiO4)3
Ca DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
Ca Haüyne(Na,K)3(Ca,Na)(Al3Si3O12)(SO4,S,Cl)
Ca Melilite GroupCa2M(XSiO7)
TiTitanium
Ti Amphibole SupergroupAX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
FeIron
Fe Augite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Fe Andradite (var: Melanite)Ca3Fe23+(SiO4)3
Fe AndraditeCa3Fe23+(SiO4)3
Fe BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
Fe MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4

References

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vom Rath, G. (1866) Mineralogisch-geognostische Fragmente aus Italien. Erster Theil. II. Das Albaner Gebirge. Zeitschrift der Deutschen Geologischen Gesellschaft, Bd. 18, 3, 510-561.
Zambonini, F. (1903) Amphibol von Cappuccini di Albano. Zeitschrift für Kristallographie, 37, 369-368.
Tilley, C.E., and Henry, N.F.M. (1953) Latiumite (sulphatic potassium-calcium-aluminum silicate), a new mineral from Albano, Latium, Italy. Mineralogical Magazine, 30, 39-45; https://rruff.info/doclib/MinMag/Volume_30/30-220-39.pdf
De Michele, V. (1974) Guida mineralogica d'Italia. Istituto Geografico De Agostini, Novara, 2 vol., 408 pp.
Stoppani, F.S., and Curti, E. (1982) I minerali del Lazio. Editoriale Olimpia, Firenze, 291 pp.
Liotti, L. (1994) I minerali del complesso vulcanico dei Colli Albani. Prima parte. Rivista Mineralogica Italiana, 17, 1 (1-1994), 9-31.
Mottana, A., Bellatreccia, F., and Della Ventura, G. (2008) Mineralogia di Roma e della sua campagna. The minerals of Rome and of the surrounding areas. In: Funiciello, R., Praturlon, A., and Giordano G. (eds.), La geologia di Roma dal centro storico alla periferia. Memorie Descrittive della Carta Geologica d'Italia, 80, 247-271.
Ciriotti, M.E., Fascio, L., and Pasero, M. (2009) Italian type minerals. Edizioni Plus – Università di Pisa, Pisa, 357 pp.
Giordano, G., De Benedetti, A.A., Diana, A., Diano, G., Esposito, A., Fabbri, M., et al. (2010) Stratigraphy, volcano tectonics and evolution of the Colli Albani volcanic field. In: Funicello, R., and Giordano, G. (eds.), The Colli Albani Volcano. Special Publications of IAVCEI, Volume 3. The Geological Society Publishing House, Bath, UK, pages 43-97.

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