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Museo dei Minerali Elbani "Alfeo Ricci" ["Alfeo Ricci" Museum of Elban Minerals]

The Commune of Capoliveri set up a mineral museum in 2002, thanks to the collection begun by Alfeo Ricci in the 1930s and developed by his heirs, which was previously housed in Rio nell’Elba. By means of the many samples from the iron mining areas of eastern Elba and from the pegmatite veins of Mount Capanne, several of them particularly rare, the set up documents the island like a sort of open-air mineralogical museum.


Texts by Mara Miniati

English translation by Victor Beard

Last update 16/feb/2008