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Stromboli Island, Lipari, Eolie Islands (Aeolian Islands), Messina Province, Sicily, Italy

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Location is approximate, estimate based on other nearby localities.
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 38° North , 15° East (est.)
Margin of Error:~25km
Köppen climate type:Csa : Hot-summer Mediterranean climate
Name(s) in local language(s):Isola di Stromboli, Lipari, Isole Eolie, Messina, Sicilia, Italia

Active volcano (three active craters at the peak).
Mt. Stromboli's activity is almost exclusively explosive, but lava flows do occur at times when volcanic activity is high.

Minerals listed are mainly from a volcanic fumarole deposit (minerals are formed by sublimation from volcanic gases).

From shoshonitic basalt lava flow and scoria samples collected from the last effusive activity (November 1975) zoned plagioclase and grains of saccharoidal azure quartz have been identified in the light fraction. The heavy fraction contains dark green pyroxene, olivine, dark green spinel, monticellite, and brown kimzeyite (Munno et al., 1980).

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15 valid minerals. 1 erroneous literature entry.

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- Munno R., Rossi G., Tadini C. (1980): Crystal chemistry of kimzeyite from Stromboli, Aeolian Islands, Italy. American Mineralogist, 65, 188-191.
- Clocchiatti A. (1981): La transition augite-diopside et les liquides silicatés intra-cristallins dans les pyroclastes de l'activité actuelle de Stromboli: tèmoignages de la réinjection et du mélange magmatiques. Bull. Vulcanol., 44-3, 339-357.

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