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Vertumnite Ettringite & Tobermorite

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Vertumnite Ettringite & Tobermorite

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Description
Locality: 
Covalca Old Quarry, Vallerano Quarries, Rome Province, Lazio, Italy
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Small miniature (3-4.5 cm)
Size: 
3 × 2 × 2 cm
Description

this mineral was discovered over 40 years ago to within some nodules in the quarry of Montalto di Castro. This new discovery was made in May 2001 in the old quarry Covalca, Via Laurentina (Rome) The quarry was later closed. The vertumnite is observed in white hexagonal crystals with acicular ettringite in basaltic matrix. It was analyzed at the University of Rome. It is one of the rarest minerals in our region. The vertumnite boasts very few worldwide findings.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Vertumnite

Formula: 
Ca4Al4Si4O6(OH)24·3H2O
Strunz: 
9.EG.25
Hardness: 
5.0
Type Locality: 
Campomorto Quarry, Pietra Massa Locality, Montalto di Castro, Viterbo Province, Latium, Italy

Ettringite

Formula: 
Ca6Al2(SO4)3(OH)12·26H2O
Strunz: 
7.DG.15
Hardness: 
2.0 - 2.5
Type Locality: 
Ettringer Feld, Western lava flow, Bellerberg volcano, Ettringen, Mayen, Eifel, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany

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