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Bacino stope, Rio Mine (Rio Marina Mine), Rio Marina, Elba Island, Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italyi
Regional Level Types
Bacino stopeStope
Rio Mine (Rio Marina Mine)Mine
Rio Marina- not defined -
Elba IslandIsland
Livorno ProvinceProvince
TuscanyRegion
ItalyCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
42° 49' 16'' North , 10° 25' 47'' East (est.)
Estimate based on other nearby localities or region boundaries.
Margin of Error:
~0km
Locality type:
Name(s) in local language(s):
cantiere Bacino, Miniera di Rio (Miniera di Rio Marina), Rio Marina, Isola d'Elba, Livorno, Toscana, Italia


It is the most southern and contiguous at the built-up area of Rio Marina. The main ore body is hematite, with limonite and pyrite; probably exploitation began with the Etruscans.

In the recent times was used for ore deposit and refinement systems.
Here in the 19th century were found the best specimens of hematite. Today it is still possible to find good specimens.

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Eurasian PlateTectonic Plate

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


10 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Cassiterite
Formula: SnO2
Reference: Benvenuti, N., Dini, A., D’Orazio, M., Chiarantini, L., Corretti, A., Costagliola, P. (2013): The tungsten and tin signature of iron ores from Elba Island (Italy): a tool for provenance studies of iron production in the Mediterranean Region. Archaeometry, 55, 3, 479–506.
Copiapite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+4(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O
Reference: N. Calanchi, G. Dal Rio, A. Prati (1976) - Miniere e minerali dell'Elba orientale - Tip. Cacciari, Bologna, 102 pp.
Ferberite
Formula: FeWO4
Reference: Benvenuti, N., Dini, A., D’Orazio, M., Chiarantini, L., Corretti, A., Costagliola, P. (2013): The tungsten and tin signature of iron ores from Elba Island (Italy): a tool for provenance studies of iron production in the Mediterranean Region. Archaeometry, 55, 3, 479–506.
Goethite
Formula: α-Fe3+O(OH)
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Description: Naturally good specimens are now rare!
Reference: E. Grill (1911) - Osservazioni cristallografiche sull’ematite dell’Elba - R. Ist. Studi Sup. Prat. e Perf. Firenze.
'Limonite'
Formula: (Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Reference: L. Rossato, M. Benvenuti, 2002 - Guida al sentiero geo-mineralogico attraverso la Miniera di Rio Marina - Regione Toscana, Firenze, 64 pp.
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: F. Millosevich (1914) - I 5000 Elbani del Museo di Firenze - R. Ist. Studi Sup. Prat. e Perf. Firenze.
Quartz var: Amethyst
Formula: SiO2
Reference: P. Orlandi, F. Pezzotta (1997) - Minerali dell'Isola d'Elba - Ed. Novecento Grafico, Bergamo.
Scheelite
Formula: Ca(WO4)
Reference: Benvenuti, N., Dini, A., D’Orazio, M., Chiarantini, L., Corretti, A., Costagliola, P. (2013): The tungsten and tin signature of iron ores from Elba Island (Italy): a tool for provenance studies of iron production in the Mediterranean Region. Archaeometry, 55, 3, 479–506.
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Cassiterite4.DB.05SnO2
Ferberite4.DB.30FeWO4
Goethite4.00.α-Fe3+O(OH)
Hematite4.CB.05Fe2O3
Magnetite4.BB.05Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
var: Amethyst4.DA.05SiO2
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Copiapite7.DB.35Fe2+Fe3+4(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O
Scheelite7.GA.05Ca(WO4)
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
AX2
Cassiterite4.4.1.5SnO2
Group 6 - HYDROXIDES AND OXIDES CONTAINING HYDROXYL
XO(OH)
Goethite6.1.1.2α-Fe3+O(OH)
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Magnetite7.2.2.3Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Group 31 - HYDRATED SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Miscellaneous
Copiapite31.10.5.1Fe2+Fe3+4(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O
Group 48 - ANHYDROUS MOLYBDATES AND TUNGSTATES
AXO4
Ferberite48.1.1.2FeWO4
Scheelite48.1.2.1Ca(WO4)
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Quartz
var: Amethyst
-SiO2

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
H CopiapiteFe2+Fe43+(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O
H Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
OOxygen
O HematiteFe2O3
O Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
O CopiapiteFe2+Fe43+(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O
O Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
O QuartzSiO2
O ScheeliteCa(WO4)
O FerberiteFeWO4
O CassiteriteSnO2
O MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
O Quartz (var: Amethyst)SiO2
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
Si Quartz (var: Amethyst)SiO2
SSulfur
S PyriteFeS2
S CopiapiteFe2+Fe43+(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O
S SphaleriteZnS
CaCalcium
Ca ScheeliteCa(WO4)
FeIron
Fe HematiteFe2O3
Fe Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe CopiapiteFe2+Fe43+(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O
Fe Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Fe FerberiteFeWO4
Fe MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
SnTin
Sn CassiteriteSnO2
WTungsten
W ScheeliteCa(WO4)
W FerberiteFeWO4

References

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Orlandi, P. and Pezzotta, A. (1997) I minerali dell'Isola d'Elba. I minerali dei Giacimenti metalliferi dell'Elba orientale e delle Pegmatiti del Monte Capanne. Ed. Novecento Grafico, Bergamo, 245 pp.
Benvenuti, N., Dini, A., D’Orazio, M., Chiarantini, L., Corretti, A., and Costagliola, P. (2013) The tungsten and tin signature of iron ores from Elba Island (Italy): a tool for provenance studies of iron production in the Mediterranean Region. Archaeometry, 55, 3, 479–506.


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