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Abbadia San Salvatore Mine, Abbadia San Salvatore, Siena Province, Tuscany, Italyi
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Abbadia San Salvatore MineMine
Abbadia San SalvatoreCommune
Siena ProvinceProvince
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
42° 52' 57'' North , 11° 39' 48'' East
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Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Abbadia San Salvatore6,364 (2014)0.7km
Piancastagnaio3,158 (2014)4.2km
Tre Case121 (2014)4.8km
Saragiolo352 (2014)5.5km
Vivo d'Orcia532 (2014)5.7km
Name(s) in local language(s):
Miniera di Abbadia San Salvatore, Abbadia San Salvatore, Monte Amiata, Provincia di Siena, Toscana, Italia


Abbadia San Salvatore mine, active in the period 1899-1972 and located 1 km west of Abbadia San Salvatore, was the most important mercury mine of the Monte Amiata mining district, situated around the volcanic complex of Amiata Mt. (part in Siena Province, part in Grosseto Province).

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

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9 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Cinnabar
Formula: HgS
Reference: Mariani P., Scaini G.: "I minerali d'Italia" - Rizzoli, 1978 and A. Del Caldo, C. Del Moro, C.M. Gramaccioli, M. Boscardin M. "Guida ai Minerali" Fabbri ed. Milano, 1981 and De Michele V. (1975) – Guida Mineralogica d’Italia – Ist. Geogr. De Agostini, Novara
Dolomite
Formula: CaMg(CO3)2
Marcasite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Mariani P., Scaini G.: "I minerali d'Italia" - Rizzoli, 1978 and A. Del Caldo, C. Del Moro, C.M. Gramaccioli, M. Boscardin M. "Guida ai Minerali" Fabbri ed. Milano, 1981 and De Michele V. (1975) – Guida Mineralogica d’Italia – Ist. Geogr. De Agostini, Novara
Mercury
Formula: Hg
Reference: Mariani P., Scaini G.: "I minerali d'Italia" - Rizzoli, 1978 and A. Del Caldo, C. Del Moro, C.M. Gramaccioli, M. Boscardin M. "Guida ai Minerali" Fabbri ed. Milano, 1981 and De Michele V. (1975) – Guida Mineralogica d’Italia – Ist. Geogr. De Agostini, Novara
Metacinnabar
Formula: HgS
Reference: Mariani P., Scaini G.: "I minerali d'Italia" - Rizzoli, 1978 and A. Del Caldo, C. Del Moro, C.M. Gramaccioli, M. Boscardin M. "Guida ai Minerali" Fabbri ed. Milano, 1981 and De Michele V. (1975) – Guida Mineralogica d’Italia – Ist. Geogr. De Agostini, Novara
Orpiment
Formula: As2S3
Reference: Mariani P., Scaini G.: "I minerali d'Italia" - Rizzoli, 1978 and A. Del Caldo, C. Del Moro, C.M. Gramaccioli, M. Boscardin M. "Guida ai Minerali" Fabbri ed. Milano, 1981 and De Michele V. (1975) – Guida Mineralogica d’Italia – Ist. Geogr. De Agostini, Novara
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Mariani P., Scaini G.: "I minerali d'Italia" - Rizzoli, 1978 and A. Del Caldo, C. Del Moro, C.M. Gramaccioli, M. Boscardin M. "Guida ai Minerali" Fabbri ed. Milano, 1981 and De Michele V. (1975) – Guida Mineralogica d’Italia – Ist. Geogr. De Agostini, Novara
Realgar
Formula: As4S4
Reference: Mariani P., Scaini G.: "I minerali d'Italia" - Rizzoli, 1978 and A. Del Caldo, C. Del Moro, C.M. Gramaccioli, M. Boscardin M. "Guida ai Minerali" Fabbri ed. Milano, 1981 and De Michele V. (1975) – Guida Mineralogica d’Italia – Ist. Geogr. De Agostini, Novara

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Mercury1.AD.05Hg
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Cinnabar2.CD.15aHgS
Marcasite2.EB.10aFeS2
Metacinnabar2.CB.05aHgS
Orpiment2.FA.30As2S3
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Realgar2.FA.15aAs4S4
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Dolomite5.AB.10CaMg(CO3)2

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Metals, other than the Platinum Group
Mercury1.1.7.1Hg
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Cinnabar2.8.14.1HgS
Metacinnabar2.8.2.3HgS
Realgar2.8.21.1As4S4
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:3
Orpiment2.11.1.1As2S3
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Marcasite2.12.2.1FeS2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
AB(XO3)2
Dolomite14.2.1.1CaMg(CO3)2

List of minerals for each chemical element

CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
C DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
OOxygen
O CalciteCaCO3
O DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
MgMagnesium
Mg DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
SSulfur
S CinnabarHgS
S MetacinnabarHgS
S MarcasiteFeS2
S PyriteFeS2
S RealgarAs4S4
S OrpimentAs2S3
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
FeIron
Fe MarcasiteFeS2
Fe PyriteFeS2
AsArsenic
As RealgarAs4S4
As OrpimentAs2S3
HgMercury
Hg CinnabarHgS
Hg MercuryHg
Hg MetacinnabarHgS

References

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Lotti, B. (1897) Il campo cinabrifero dell'Abbadia S. Salvatore, nel M.te Amiata. Rass. Min. Metallurg. Chim., 7, 161-162.
Lotti, B. (1901) Sulla probabile esistenza di un giacimento cinabrifero sui calcari liassici presso Abbadia S. Salvatore (M. te Amiata). Bollettino R. Comitato Geologico Italiano, 32, 206-215.
De Castro, C. (1914) Le miniere di mercurio del M. Amiata. Mem. descr. Carta Geol. Ital., 16, 1-270.
Pompei, A. (1924) Brevi notizie tecniche sui principali giacimenti minerari della Toscana. Nuovi Annali dell'Agricoltura, 4(4), 636-639.
Contini, E. (1953) La geochimica della mineralizzazione del mercurio. Il giacimento cinabrifero di Abbadia S. Salvatore. L'Industria Mineraria, 7, 323-329.
Zucchetti, S. (1964) I giacimenti cinabriferi detritici e residuali del distretto amiatino. L'Industria Mineraria, 15, 495-507.
Branconi, E. (1976) La miniera mercurifera di Abbadia S. Salvatore. L'Industria Mineraria, 339-353.
Dini, A. (2017) Miniere e minerali del Distretto mercurifero del Monte Amiata. Mines and minerals in the Mining district of Monte Amiata. In: Principe, P., Lavorini, G., and Vezzoli, L.M., eds., Il Vulcano di Monte Amiata. E.S.A. - Edizioni Scientifiche e Artistiche, Torre del Greco (Napoli) – Vulcanica S.r.l., Nola (Napoli), pages 343-369.

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