Rialbano Mine (Rio Albano Mine), Rio Marina, Elba Island, Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italy
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|Location is approximate, estimate based on other nearby localities.|
|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||42° 49' 2'' North , 10° 25' 47'' East (est.)|
|Margin of Error:||~0km|
|Köppen climate type:||Csa : Hot-summer Mediterranean climate|
|Name(s) in local language(s):||Miniera di Rialbano (Miniera di Rio Albano), Rio Marina, Isola d'Elba, Livorno, Toscana, Italia|
The second important of the Rio Marina mines, from Monte Calendozio at the north to Rialbano torrent at the south (km. 1.3) with a width of 800 meters.
The ore body is hematite with pyrite bed and limonite on the surface; in some areas, there is magnetite above the hematite.
The main stopes are Monte Calendozio (the largest), Pistello (the most important), Puppaio and Venezia; others stopes are Giuncaia, Grattarino, Roma, Fornacelle and Cala Seregola.
In a low part of the Venezia stope there are dumps of Le Fornacelle Mine; here limonite stones with azurite and malachite crystals were found in 1972.
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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.