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Sambuco Mine (Monte Sambuco Mine), Calascibetta, Enna Province, Sicily, Italyi
Regional Level Types
Sambuco Mine (Monte Sambuco Mine)Mine (Abandoned)
CalascibettaCommune
Enna ProvinceProvince
SicilyAutonomous Region
ItalyCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
37° North , 14° East (est.)
Estimate based on other nearby localities or region boundaries.
Margin of Error:
~9km
Locality type:
Mine (Abandoned) - last checked 2020
Name(s) in local language(s):
Miniera di Sambuco (Miniera di Monte Sambuco; Salina di Calascibetta), Calascibetta, Provincia di Enna, Sicilia, Italia


Small abandoned halite and potash mine, located in the municipal territory of Calascibetta, along the road Villapriolo-Càcchiamo-Villadoro, near Case Schifano and Case Sambuco, in proximity of the source of the brook Salito. In the past, this mine was named Salina di Calascibetta (Jervis, 1881).

Millosevich (1920) described from this mine a potassium and magnesium borate, that he considered a new mineral species and named "paternoite" in honour of the Sicilian chemist Emanuele Paternò (1847-1935). Later studies demonstrated the identity of paternoite with kaliborite (Mrose & Schaller, 1965).

Rare forms of halite crystals have been described by Lauro (1940).


Note: Blödite, kieserite, and “paternoite” from this locality are mentioned in Palache et al. (1951). These authors put Monte Sambuco in Caltanissetta province after the Millosevich’s work (1920), although it was already part of Enna province (constituted in 1927).

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Mineral List


6 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Anhydrite
Formula: CaSO4
Reference: Del Caldo A., Moro C., Gramaccioli C.M., Boscardin M. (1973): Guida ai minerali. Fratelli Fabbri Editori, Milano, 208 pp.
Blödite
Formula: Na2Mg(SO4)2 · 4H2O
Reference: Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II: 364, 449.
Halite
Formula: NaCl
Reference: Lauro C. (1940): Forme rare nel salgemma di Calascibetta. Per. Mineral., 11, 143-144.
Kaliborite
Formula: KMg2H[B6O8(OH)5]2(H2O)4
Description: Occurs as nodules in Blödite beds.
Reference: Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II: 364.
Kieserite
Formula: MgSO4 · H2O
Reference: Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II: 478.
Sylvite
Formula: KCl
Reference: Jervis G. (1881): I tesori sotterranei dell'Italia. Vol. 3: Regioni delle Isole. Sardegna e Sicilia. Addenda ai precedenti volumi. Loescher, Torino, XXII+539 pp.

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List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 3 - Halides
Halite3.AA.20NaCl
Sylvite3.AA.20KCl
Group 6 - Borates
Kaliborite6.FB.10KMg2H[B6O8(OH)5]2(H2O)4
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Anhydrite7.AD.30CaSO4
Blödite7.CC.50Na2Mg(SO4)2 · 4H2O
Kieserite7.CB.05MgSO4 · H2O

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX
Halite9.1.1.1NaCl
Sylvite9.1.1.2KCl
Group 26 - HYDRATED BORATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Pentaborates
Kaliborite26.5.13.1KMg2H[B6O8(OH)5]2(H2O)4
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Anhydrite28.3.2.1CaSO4
Group 29 - HYDRATED ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
A2B(XO4)2·xH2O
Blödite29.3.3.1Na2Mg(SO4)2 · 4H2O
AXO4·xH2O
Kieserite29.6.2.1MgSO4 · H2O

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H KieseriteMgSO4 · H2O
H BlöditeNa2Mg(SO4)2 · 4H2O
H KaliboriteKMg2H[B6O8(OH)5]2(H2O)4
BBoron
B KaliboriteKMg2H[B6O8(OH)5]2(H2O)4
OOxygen
O KieseriteMgSO4 · H2O
O BlöditeNa2Mg(SO4)2 · 4H2O
O KaliboriteKMg2H[B6O8(OH)5]2(H2O)4
O AnhydriteCaSO4
NaSodium
Na HaliteNaCl
Na BlöditeNa2Mg(SO4)2 · 4H2O
MgMagnesium
Mg KieseriteMgSO4 · H2O
Mg BlöditeNa2Mg(SO4)2 · 4H2O
Mg KaliboriteKMg2H[B6O8(OH)5]2(H2O)4
SSulfur
S KieseriteMgSO4 · H2O
S BlöditeNa2Mg(SO4)2 · 4H2O
S AnhydriteCaSO4
ClChlorine
Cl HaliteNaCl
Cl SylviteKCl
KPotassium
K KaliboriteKMg2H[B6O8(OH)5]2(H2O)4
K SylviteKCl
CaCalcium
Ca AnhydriteCaSO4

References

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Jervis G. (1881): I tesori sotterranei dell'Italia. Vol. 3: Regioni delle Isole. Sardegna e Sicilia. Addenda ai precedenti volumi. Loescher, Torino, XXII+539 pp.
Millosevich F. (1920): Paternoite: un nuovo minerale del giacimento salifero di Monte Sambuco in territorio di Calascibetta (Sicilia). Atti R. Acc. Naz. Lincei, Rendiconti Classe Sci. fis. mat. nat., serie 5, 29, 286-289.
Millosevich F. (1930): Larderellite e paternoite. Per. Mineral., 1, 214-215.
Lauro C. (1940): Forme rare nel salgemma di Calascibetta. Per. Mineral., 11, 143-144.
Palache C., Berman H., Frondel C. (1951): The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana Yale University 1837-1892, Seventh edition, Volume II. John Wiley & Sons, New York, 1124 pp.
Mrose M.E., Schaller W.T. (1965): The identity of paternoite with kaliborite (K2O·4MgO·11B2O3·18·H2O). Am. Mineral., 50, 1079-1083.
Del Caldo A., Moro C., Gramaccioli C.M., Boscardin M. (1973): Guida ai minerali. Fratelli Fabbri Editori, Milano, 208 pp.
De Michele V. (1974): Guida mineralogica d'Italia. Istituto Geografico De Agostini, Novara, 2 vol., 408 pp.
Mariani P., Scaini G. (1978): I minerali d'Italia. Compagnia Generale Editoriale, Milano, 574 pp.

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