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Sylvite from
Mt Vesuvius, Somma-Vesuvius Complex, Naples, Campania, Italy

Locality type:Mountain
Classification
Species:Sylvite
Formula:KCl
Comments:Occurs in volcanic fumaroles with halite and in stalactites in the crater associated with gypsum, metavoltine and mitscherlichite.
Confirmation
Validity:Valid - Type Locality
References
References:Palache, Charles, Harry Berman & Clifford Frondel (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: 9.; Balassone, G.; Petti, C.; Mondillo, N.; Panikorovskii, T.L.; de Gennaro, R.; Cappelletti, P.; Altomare, A.; Corriero, N.; Cangiano, M.; D’Orazio, L. (2019) Copper Minerals at Vesuvius Volcano (Southern Italy): A Mineralogical Review. Minerals 9, 730.
Associated Minerals:
Associates:Aluminite
Chlormanganokalite
Chlorocalcite
Chloromagnesite
Gypsum
Halite
Manganolangbeinite
Metavoltine
Mitscherlichite
Data
Mineral Data:Click here to view Sylvite data
Locality Data:Click here to view Mt Vesuvius, Somma-Vesuvius Complex, Naples, Campania, Italy
Nearest other occurrences of Sylvite
32.2km (20.0 miles) Torregaveta, Bacoli, Naples, Campania, Italy
 
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