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Sphalerite from
Bottino Mine, Stazzema, Apuan Alps, Lucca Province, Tuscany, Italy

Locality type:Mine
Classification
Species:Sphalerite
Formula:ZnS
Comments:Sometimes it is epitactic on chalcopyrite.
xls up to 5 cm.
Habit:complex, made of combinations of cube, tetrahedrons and rhombododecahedrons. Often it is twinned and elongated; rarely tabular.
Colour:black
Quality for species:Excellent - world class for species or very significant. (!!)
Abundance at site:Common
Confirmation
Validity:Believed Valid
References
References:European Journal of Mineralogy, 12 (2)
Associated Minerals:
Associates:Boulangerite
Calcite
Chalcopyrite
Galena
Meneghinite
Pyrite
Pyrrhotite
Quartz
Siderite
Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Siderite46 photos of Sphalerite associated with Siderite at this locality.
Quartz20 photos of Sphalerite associated with Quartz at this locality.
Chalcopyrite16 photos of Sphalerite associated with Chalcopyrite at this locality.
Galena15 photos of Sphalerite associated with Galena at this locality.
Dolomite9 photos of Sphalerite associated with Dolomite at this locality.
Meneghinite9 photos of Sphalerite associated with Meneghinite at this locality.
Calcite5 photos of Sphalerite associated with Calcite at this locality.
Chlorite Group2 photos of Sphalerite associated with Chlorite Group at this locality.
Boulangerite2 photos of Sphalerite associated with Boulangerite at this locality.
Pyrargyrite1 photo of Sphalerite associated with Pyrargyrite at this locality.
Data
Mineral Data:Click here to view Sphalerite data
Locality Data:Click here to view Bottino Mine, Stazzema, Apuan Alps, Lucca Province, Tuscany, Italy
Nearest other occurrences of Sphalerite
3.0km (1.9 miles) A Buca della Vena Mine, Ponte Stazzemese, Stazzema, Apuan Alps, Lucca Province, Tuscany, Italy
3.4km (2.1 miles) B Monte Arsiccio Mine, Sant'Anna di Stazzema, Stazzema, Apuan Alps, Lucca Province, Tuscany, Italy
3.5km (2.1 miles) C Seravezza Quarries, Seravezza, Apuan Alps, Lucca Province, Tuscany, Italy
4.0km (2.5 miles) D Levigliani mine, Stazzema, Apuan Alps, Lucca Province, Tuscany, Italy
4.7km (2.9 miles) E Pollone Mine, Valdicastello Carducci, Pietrasanta, Apuan Alps, Lucca Province, Tuscany, Italy
9.2km (5.7 miles) F Cava del Ferro (Bùgie mines; Trimpello), Fornovolasco, Vergemoli, Apuan Alps, Lucca Province, Tuscany, Italy
61.8km (38.4 miles) G Speranza Stope, Corchia mine, Berceto, Parma Province, Emilia-Romagna, Italy
63.7km (39.6 miles) H Ca' dei Ladri (Silla), Gaggio Montano, Reno Valley, Bologna Province, Emilia-Romagna, Italy
72.0km (44.8 miles) I Fosce creek, Orciatico, Lajatico, Pisa Province, Tuscany, Italy
73.4km (45.6 miles) J Libiola Mine, Sestri Levante, Genova Province, Liguria, Italy
76.4km (47.5 miles) K Valgraveglia Mine (Gambatesa Mine), Reppia, Graveglia Valley, Ne, Genova Province, Liguria, Italy
81.0km (50.3 miles) L Cetine di Camporbiano Mine (Le Cetine; Cetine di Volterra; Cetine di Gambassi), Podere Giuseppe, Gambassi Terme, Florence Province, Tuscany, Italy
94.6km (58.8 miles) M Groppallo, Farini, Nure Valley, Piacenza Province, Emilia-Romagna, Italy
97.1km (60.4 miles) N Pescia stream, Rovegno, Genova Province, Liguria, Italy
100.5km (62.4 miles) O Casale, Salsominore, Ferriere, Aveto Valley, Piacenza Province, Emilia-Romagna, Italy
105.3km (65.5 miles) P Maffei Mine, Botro ai Marmi, Campiglia Marittima, Campigliese (Campiglia Mountains; Campiglia Ridge), Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italy
107.0km (66.5 miles) Q Rondanera Brook (Rondinera Brook), Marsaglia, Corte Brugnatella, Trebbia Valley, Piacenza Province, Emilia-Romagna, Italy
108.1km (67.2 miles) R Monte Valerio, Campiglia Marittima, Campigliese (Campiglia Mountains; Campiglia Ridge), Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italy
109.8km (68.3 miles) S Groppi di Collegio (Collegio), Corte Brugnatella, Trebbia Valley, Piacenza Province, Emilia-Romagna, Italy
112.0km (69.6 miles) T Le Cetine di Cotorniano Mine (Le Cetine Mine; Cetine Mine; Rosia), Chiusdino, Siena Province, Tuscany, Italy
114.6km (71.2 miles) U Niccioleta Mine, Massa Marittima, Grosseto Province, Tuscany, Italy
114.9km (71.4 miles) V Bruscoline (Serrabottini North), Massa Marittima, Grosseto Province, Tuscany, Italy
117.2km (72.8 miles) W Campiano Mine, Montieri, Grosseto Province, Tuscany, Italy
118.0km (73.3 miles) X Poggio al Montone, Montoccoli-Castellaccia area (Fosso Zanca-Filone di Montoccoli area; Zanca Valley mines), Massa Marittima, Grosseto Province, Tuscany, Italy
118.4km (73.5 miles) Y Boccheggiano mines, Montieri, Grosseto Province, Tuscany, Italy
118.8km (73.8 miles) Z Castellaccia Mine, Montoccoli-Castellaccia area (Fosso Zanca-Filone di Montoccoli area; Zanca Valley mines), Massa Marittima, Grosseto Province, Tuscany, Italy
121.1km (75.2 miles) 0 Fenice Capanne Mine, Massa Marittima, Grosseto Province, Tuscany, Italy
122.2km (75.9 miles) 1 Accesa mine, Massa Marittima, Grosseto Province, Tuscany, Italy
128.5km (79.8 miles) 2 Fonte all'Anguilla, Gavorrano, Grosseto Province, Tuscany, Italy
129.8km (80.7 miles) 3 Gavorrano Mine, Gavorrano, Grosseto Province, Tuscany, Italy
130.8km (81.3 miles) 4 Vigneria stope, Rio Mine (Rio Marina Mine), Rio Marina, Elba Island, Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italy
142.6km (88.6 miles) 5 Cape Calamita Mine (Calamita Mine), Capoliveri, Elba Island, Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italy
186.8km (116.1 miles) 6 Tafone Mine, Manciano, Grosseto Province, Tuscany, Italy
196.4km (122.0 miles) 7 Ponte San Pietro mineralisation, Ischia di Castro, Làtera volcano, Viterbo Province, Latium, Italy
201.5km (125.2 miles) 8 Torgola Mine, Collio, Trompia Valley, Brescia Province, Lombardy, Italy
211.4km (131.4 miles) 9 Gorno, Riso Valley, Seriana Valley, Bergamo Province, Lombardy, Italy
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