Dr Nicola Mondillo

Dr Nicola Mondillo

Marie Curie Fellow-CENSZ

Department: Earth Sciences
Division: ES Mineral and Planetary Sciences Division
Other email: nicola.mondillo@unina.it
Phone: +44 (0)20 7942 5239

Specialisms

Zn-Pb nonsulphide deposits, bauxites, supergene alteration

Summary

MAIN RESEARCH THEMES (1) Geology, mineralogy and isotopic geochemistry of nonsulphide Zn-Pb deposits (Yemen, Peru, Italy, Turkey, Alaska). (2) Geology, mineralogy and geochemistry of bauxite deposits in Southern Italy. (3) Relationship between mineralogy of supergene deposits and their processing.

Qualifications

Degrees

Master, Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, Italy

PhD, Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, Italy

Employment history

Academic

Researcher, Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, Dipartimento Scienze della Terra, dell’Ambiente e delle Risorse, Italy, 2013 - ongoing

Highlighted publications

Mondillo N, Boni M, Balassone G, Spoleto S, Stellato F, et al. (2015) Rare earth elements (REE)—Minerals in the Silius fluorite vein system (Sardinia, Italy). Ore Geology Reviews, 74 (April 2016) : 211 - 224. doi: 10.1016/j.oregeorev.2015.11.016

Mondillo N, Nieto F, Balassone G (2015) Micro- and nano-characterization of Zn-clays in nonsulfide supergene ores of southern Peru. American Mineralogist, 100 (11-12) : 2484 - 2496. doi: 10.2138/am-2015-5273

Ostendorf J, Henjes-kunst F, Mondillo N, Boni M, Schneider J, et al. (2015) Formation of Mississippi Valley–type deposits linked to hydrocarbon generation in extensional tectonic settings: Evidence from the Jabali Zn-Pb-(Ag) deposit (Yemen). Geology, 43 (12) : 1055 - 1058. doi: 10.1130/G37112.1

Boni M, Mondillo N (2015) The “Calamines” and the “Others”: The great family of supergene nonsulfide zinc ores. Ore Geology Reviews, 67 : 208 - 233. doi: 10.1016/j.oregeorev.2014.10.025

Santoro L, Boni M, Mondillo N, Joachimski M, Woodman J (2015) A cold supergene zinc deposit in Alaska: The Reef Ridge case. Geological Society of America Bulletin, 127 (11-12) : 1534 - 1549. doi: 10.1130/B31219.1

Mondillo N, Boni M, Balassone G, Joachimski M, Mormone A (2014) The Jabali nonsulfide Zn–Pb–Ag deposit, western Yemen. Ore Geology Reviews, 61 : 248 - 267. doi: 10.1016/j.oregeorev.2014.02.003

Publications

Mondillo N, Boni M, Balassone G, Spoleto S, Stellato F, Marino A, Santoro L, Spratt J (2015) Rare earth elements (REE)—Minerals in the Silius fluorite vein system (Sardinia, Italy). Ore Geology Reviews, 74 (April 2016) : 211 - 224. doi: 10.1016/j.oregeorev.2015.11.016

Mondillo N, Nieto F, Balassone G (2015) Micro- and nano-characterization of Zn-clays in nonsulfide supergene ores of southern Peru. American Mineralogist, 100 (11-12) : 2484 - 2496. doi: 10.2138/am-2015-5273

Ostendorf J, Henjes-kunst F, Mondillo N, Boni M, Schneider J, Gutzmer J (2015) Formation of Mississippi Valley–type deposits linked to hydrocarbon generation in extensional tectonic settings: Evidence from the Jabali Zn-Pb-(Ag) deposit (Yemen). Geology, 43 (12) : 1055 - 1058. doi: 10.1130/G37112.1

Balassone G, Danisi RM, Armbruster T, Altomare A, Moliterni AG, Petti C, Mondillo N, Ghiara MR, Saviano M (2015) An insight into crystal chemistry and cation order of columbite-(Fe) and columbite-(Mn) from worldwide occurrences. Neues Jahrbuch f??r Mineralogie - Abhandlungen: Journal of Mineralogy and Geoche, 192 (3) : 275 - 287. doi: 10.1127/njma/2015/0285

Boni M, Mondillo N (2015) The “Calamines” and the “Others”: The great family of supergene nonsulfide zinc ores. Ore Geology Reviews, 67 : 208 - 233. doi: 10.1016/j.oregeorev.2014.10.025

Santoro L, Rollinson GK, Boni M, Mondillo N (2015) AUTOMATED SCANNING ELECTRON MICROSCOPY (QEMSCAN(R))-BASED MINERAL IDENTIFICATION AND QUANTIFICATION OF THE JABALI Zn-Pb-Ag NONSULFIDE DEPOSIT (YEMEN). Economic Geology, 110 (4) : 1083 - 1099. doi: 10.2113/econgeo.110.4.1083

Santoro L, Boni M, Mondillo N, Joachimski M, Woodman J (2015) A cold supergene zinc deposit in Alaska: The Reef Ridge case. Geological Society of America Bulletin, 127 (11-12) : 1534 - 1549. doi: 10.1130/B31219.1

Santoro L, Boni M, Rollinson GK, Mondillo N, Balassone G, Clegg AM (2014) Mineralogical characterization of the Hakkari nonsulfide Zn(Pb) deposit (Turkey): The benefits of QEMSCAN®. Minerals Engineering, 69 : 29 - 39. doi: 10.1016/j.mineng.2014.07.002

Mondillo N, Boni M, Balassone G, Joachimski M, Mormone A (2014) The Jabali nonsulfide Zn–Pb–Ag deposit, western Yemen. Ore Geology Reviews, 61 : 248 - 267. doi: 10.1016/j.oregeorev.2014.02.003

Balassone G, Kahlenberg V, Altomare A, Mormone A, Rizzi R, Saviano M, Mondillo N (2014) Nephelines from the Somma-Vesuvius volcanic complex (Southern Italy): crystal-chemical, structural and genetic investigations. Mineralogy and Petrology, 108 (1) : 71 - 90. doi: 10.1007/s00710-013-0290-6

Balassone G, Toscano M, Cavazzini G, De BonisA, D’orazio L, Joachimski M, Weihe H, Prochaska W, Mondillo N, Mormone A, Petti C, Solpietro A (2014) The history of the “Virgin with Child” sculpture (Ottaviano, Naples, southern Italy): Hypotheses from archaeometric multi-technique investigations. Journal of Cultural Heritage, 15 (4) : 414 - 423. doi: 10.1016/j.culher.2013.09.002

Mondillo N, Boni M, Balassone G, Villa IM (2014) The Yanque Prospect (Peru): From Polymetallic Zn-Pb Mineralization to a Nonsulfide Deposit. Economic Geology, 109 (6) : 1735 - 1762. doi: 10.2113/econgeo.109.6.1735

Balassone G, Scordari F, Lacalamita M, Schingaro E, Mormone A, Piochi M, Petti C, Mondillo N (2013) Trioctahedral micas in xenolithic ejecta from recent volcanism of the Somma-Vesuvius (Italy): Crystal chemistry and genetic inferences. Lithos, 160-161 : 84 - 97. doi: 10.1016/j.lithos.2012.12.004

Boni M, Mondillo N, Balassone G, Joachimski M, Colella A (2013) Zincian dolomite related to supergene alteration in the Iglesias mining district (SW Sardinia). International Journal of Earth Sciences, 102 (1) : 61 - 71. doi: 10.1007/s00531-012-0785-0

Boni M, Rollinson G, Mondillo N, Balassone G, Santoro L (2013) Quantitative Mineralogical Characterization of Karst Bauxite Deposits in the Southern Apennines, Italy. Economic Geology, 108 (4) : 813 - 833. doi: 10.2113/econgeo.108.4.813

Boni M, Reddy SM, Mondillo N, Balassone G, Taylor R (2012) A distant magmatic source for Cretaceous karst bauxites of Southern Apennines (Italy), revealed through SHRIMP zircon age dating. Terra Nova, 24 (4) : 326 - 332. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-3121.2012.01068.x

Balassone G, Bellatreccia F, Mormone A, Biagioni C, Pasero M, Petti C, Mondillo N, Fameli G (2012) Sodalite-group minerals from the Somma Vesuvius volcanic complex, Italy: a case study of K-feldspar-rich xenoliths. Mineralogical Magazine, 76 (1) : 191 - 212. doi: 10.1180/minmag.2012.076.1.191

Balassone G, Talla D, Beran A, Mormone A, Altomare A, Moliterni A, Mondillo N, Saviano M, Petti C (2011) Vesuvianite from Somma-Vesuvius volcano (southern Italy): chemical, X-ray diffraction and single-crystal polarized FTIR investigations. PERIODICO DI MINERALOGIA, 80 (3) : 369 - 384. doi: 10.2451/2011PM0026

Di MaioG, Balassone G, Ferrow E, Barca D, Mormone A, Petti C, Mondillo N (2011) Mineralogical and geochemical characterization of the concotto artefacts from firing places of Longola protohistoric settlement (Naples). PERIODICO DI MINERALOGIA, 80 (3) : 351 - 367. doi: 10.2451/2011PM0025

Mondillo N, Balassone G, Boni M, Rollinson G (2011) Karst bauxites in the Campania Apennines (southern Italy): a new approach. PERIODICO DI MINERALOGIA, 80 (3) : 407 - 432. doi: 10.2451/2011PM0028

Mondillo N, Boni M, Balassone G, Grist B (2011) In search of the lost zinc: A lesson from the Jabali (Yemen) nonsulfide zinc deposit. Journal of Geochemical Exploration, 108 (3) : 209 - 219. doi: 10.1016/j.gexplo.2011.02.010

Boni M, Mondillo N, Balassone G (2011) Zincian dolomite: A peculiar dedolomitization case?. Geology, 39 (2) : 183 - 186. doi: 10.1130/G31486.1

Balassone G, Boni M, Mondillo N, Rollinson G (2011) Bauxite in Southern Italy: a new approach. LET'S TALK ORE DEPOSITS, VOLS I AND II 818 - 820.

Mondillo N, Balassone G, Boni M, Grist B (2011) The nonsulfide zinc deposit of Jabali (Yemen). LET'S TALK ORE DEPOSITS, VOLS I AND II 806 - 808.

Kastenmeier P, Di MaioG, Balassone G, Boni M, Joachimski M, Mondillo N (2010) The source of stone building materials from the Pompeii archaeological area and its surroundings. PERIODICO DI MINERALOGIA, 79 : 39 - 58. doi: 10.2451/2010PM0020

Boni M, Schmidt PR, De WetJR, Singleton JD, Balassone G, Mondillo N (2009) Mineralogical signature of nonsulfide zinc ores at Accha (Peru): A key for recovery. International Journal of Mineral Processing, 93 (3-4) : 267 - 277. doi: 10.1016/j.minpro.2009.10.003

Boni M, Balassone G, Fedele L, Mondillo N (2009) Post-Variscan hydrothermal activity and ore deposits in southern Sardinia (Italy): selected examples from Gerrei (Silius Vein System) and the Iglesiente district. PERIODICO DI MINERALOGIA, 78 (3) : 19 - 35. doi: 10.2451/2009PM0010

Courses taught

METODI DI ANALISI DEI GIACIMENTI METALLICI E PROCESSING
3/2015 - 6/2015.

Introduction

Summary

MAIN RESEARCH THEMES (1) Geology, mineralogy and isotopic geochemistry of nonsulphide Zn-Pb deposits (Yemen, Peru, Italy, Turkey, Alaska). (2) Geology, mineralogy and geochemistry of bauxite deposits in Southern Italy. (3) Relationship between mineralogy of supergene deposits and their processing.

Qualifications

Degrees

Master, Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, Italy

PhD, Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, Italy

Employment history

Academic

Researcher, Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, Dipartimento Scienze della Terra, dell’Ambiente e delle Risorse, Italy, 2013 - ongoing

Highlighted publications

Mondillo N, Boni M, Balassone G, Spoleto S, Stellato F, et al. (2015) Rare earth elements (REE)—Minerals in the Silius fluorite vein system (Sardinia, Italy). Ore Geology Reviews, 74 (April 2016) : 211 - 224. doi: 10.1016/j.oregeorev.2015.11.016

Mondillo N, Nieto F, Balassone G (2015) Micro- and nano-characterization of Zn-clays in nonsulfide supergene ores of southern Peru. American Mineralogist, 100 (11-12) : 2484 - 2496. doi: 10.2138/am-2015-5273

Ostendorf J, Henjes-kunst F, Mondillo N, Boni M, Schneider J, et al. (2015) Formation of Mississippi Valley–type deposits linked to hydrocarbon generation in extensional tectonic settings: Evidence from the Jabali Zn-Pb-(Ag) deposit (Yemen). Geology, 43 (12) : 1055 - 1058. doi: 10.1130/G37112.1

Boni M, Mondillo N (2015) The “Calamines” and the “Others”: The great family of supergene nonsulfide zinc ores. Ore Geology Reviews, 67 : 208 - 233. doi: 10.1016/j.oregeorev.2014.10.025

Santoro L, Boni M, Mondillo N, Joachimski M, Woodman J (2015) A cold supergene zinc deposit in Alaska: The Reef Ridge case. Geological Society of America Bulletin, 127 (11-12) : 1534 - 1549. doi: 10.1130/B31219.1

Mondillo N, Boni M, Balassone G, Joachimski M, Mormone A (2014) The Jabali nonsulfide Zn–Pb–Ag deposit, western Yemen. Ore Geology Reviews, 61 : 248 - 267. doi: 10.1016/j.oregeorev.2014.02.003

Publications

Publications

Mondillo N, Boni M, Balassone G, Spoleto S, Stellato F, Marino A, Santoro L, Spratt J (2015) Rare earth elements (REE)—Minerals in the Silius fluorite vein system (Sardinia, Italy). Ore Geology Reviews, 74 (April 2016) : 211 - 224. doi: 10.1016/j.oregeorev.2015.11.016

Mondillo N, Nieto F, Balassone G (2015) Micro- and nano-characterization of Zn-clays in nonsulfide supergene ores of southern Peru. American Mineralogist, 100 (11-12) : 2484 - 2496. doi: 10.2138/am-2015-5273

Ostendorf J, Henjes-kunst F, Mondillo N, Boni M, Schneider J, Gutzmer J (2015) Formation of Mississippi Valley–type deposits linked to hydrocarbon generation in extensional tectonic settings: Evidence from the Jabali Zn-Pb-(Ag) deposit (Yemen). Geology, 43 (12) : 1055 - 1058. doi: 10.1130/G37112.1

Balassone G, Danisi RM, Armbruster T, Altomare A, Moliterni AG, Petti C, Mondillo N, Ghiara MR, Saviano M (2015) An insight into crystal chemistry and cation order of columbite-(Fe) and columbite-(Mn) from worldwide occurrences. Neues Jahrbuch f??r Mineralogie - Abhandlungen: Journal of Mineralogy and Geoche, 192 (3) : 275 - 287. doi: 10.1127/njma/2015/0285

Boni M, Mondillo N (2015) The “Calamines” and the “Others”: The great family of supergene nonsulfide zinc ores. Ore Geology Reviews, 67 : 208 - 233. doi: 10.1016/j.oregeorev.2014.10.025

Santoro L, Rollinson GK, Boni M, Mondillo N (2015) AUTOMATED SCANNING ELECTRON MICROSCOPY (QEMSCAN(R))-BASED MINERAL IDENTIFICATION AND QUANTIFICATION OF THE JABALI Zn-Pb-Ag NONSULFIDE DEPOSIT (YEMEN). Economic Geology, 110 (4) : 1083 - 1099. doi: 10.2113/econgeo.110.4.1083

Santoro L, Boni M, Mondillo N, Joachimski M, Woodman J (2015) A cold supergene zinc deposit in Alaska: The Reef Ridge case. Geological Society of America Bulletin, 127 (11-12) : 1534 - 1549. doi: 10.1130/B31219.1

Santoro L, Boni M, Rollinson GK, Mondillo N, Balassone G, Clegg AM (2014) Mineralogical characterization of the Hakkari nonsulfide Zn(Pb) deposit (Turkey): The benefits of QEMSCAN®. Minerals Engineering, 69 : 29 - 39. doi: 10.1016/j.mineng.2014.07.002

Mondillo N, Boni M, Balassone G, Joachimski M, Mormone A (2014) The Jabali nonsulfide Zn–Pb–Ag deposit, western Yemen. Ore Geology Reviews, 61 : 248 - 267. doi: 10.1016/j.oregeorev.2014.02.003

Balassone G, Kahlenberg V, Altomare A, Mormone A, Rizzi R, Saviano M, Mondillo N (2014) Nephelines from the Somma-Vesuvius volcanic complex (Southern Italy): crystal-chemical, structural and genetic investigations. Mineralogy and Petrology, 108 (1) : 71 - 90. doi: 10.1007/s00710-013-0290-6

Balassone G, Toscano M, Cavazzini G, De BonisA, D’orazio L, Joachimski M, Weihe H, Prochaska W, Mondillo N, Mormone A, Petti C, Solpietro A (2014) The history of the “Virgin with Child” sculpture (Ottaviano, Naples, southern Italy): Hypotheses from archaeometric multi-technique investigations. Journal of Cultural Heritage, 15 (4) : 414 - 423. doi: 10.1016/j.culher.2013.09.002

Mondillo N, Boni M, Balassone G, Villa IM (2014) The Yanque Prospect (Peru): From Polymetallic Zn-Pb Mineralization to a Nonsulfide Deposit. Economic Geology, 109 (6) : 1735 - 1762. doi: 10.2113/econgeo.109.6.1735

Balassone G, Scordari F, Lacalamita M, Schingaro E, Mormone A, Piochi M, Petti C, Mondillo N (2013) Trioctahedral micas in xenolithic ejecta from recent volcanism of the Somma-Vesuvius (Italy): Crystal chemistry and genetic inferences. Lithos, 160-161 : 84 - 97. doi: 10.1016/j.lithos.2012.12.004

Boni M, Mondillo N, Balassone G, Joachimski M, Colella A (2013) Zincian dolomite related to supergene alteration in the Iglesias mining district (SW Sardinia). International Journal of Earth Sciences, 102 (1) : 61 - 71. doi: 10.1007/s00531-012-0785-0

Boni M, Rollinson G, Mondillo N, Balassone G, Santoro L (2013) Quantitative Mineralogical Characterization of Karst Bauxite Deposits in the Southern Apennines, Italy. Economic Geology, 108 (4) : 813 - 833. doi: 10.2113/econgeo.108.4.813

Boni M, Reddy SM, Mondillo N, Balassone G, Taylor R (2012) A distant magmatic source for Cretaceous karst bauxites of Southern Apennines (Italy), revealed through SHRIMP zircon age dating. Terra Nova, 24 (4) : 326 - 332. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-3121.2012.01068.x

Balassone G, Bellatreccia F, Mormone A, Biagioni C, Pasero M, Petti C, Mondillo N, Fameli G (2012) Sodalite-group minerals from the Somma Vesuvius volcanic complex, Italy: a case study of K-feldspar-rich xenoliths. Mineralogical Magazine, 76 (1) : 191 - 212. doi: 10.1180/minmag.2012.076.1.191

Balassone G, Talla D, Beran A, Mormone A, Altomare A, Moliterni A, Mondillo N, Saviano M, Petti C (2011) Vesuvianite from Somma-Vesuvius volcano (southern Italy): chemical, X-ray diffraction and single-crystal polarized FTIR investigations. PERIODICO DI MINERALOGIA, 80 (3) : 369 - 384. doi: 10.2451/2011PM0026

Di MaioG, Balassone G, Ferrow E, Barca D, Mormone A, Petti C, Mondillo N (2011) Mineralogical and geochemical characterization of the concotto artefacts from firing places of Longola protohistoric settlement (Naples). PERIODICO DI MINERALOGIA, 80 (3) : 351 - 367. doi: 10.2451/2011PM0025

Mondillo N, Balassone G, Boni M, Rollinson G (2011) Karst bauxites in the Campania Apennines (southern Italy): a new approach. PERIODICO DI MINERALOGIA, 80 (3) : 407 - 432. doi: 10.2451/2011PM0028

Mondillo N, Boni M, Balassone G, Grist B (2011) In search of the lost zinc: A lesson from the Jabali (Yemen) nonsulfide zinc deposit. Journal of Geochemical Exploration, 108 (3) : 209 - 219. doi: 10.1016/j.gexplo.2011.02.010

Boni M, Mondillo N, Balassone G (2011) Zincian dolomite: A peculiar dedolomitization case?. Geology, 39 (2) : 183 - 186. doi: 10.1130/G31486.1

Balassone G, Boni M, Mondillo N, Rollinson G (2011) Bauxite in Southern Italy: a new approach. LET'S TALK ORE DEPOSITS, VOLS I AND II 818 - 820.

Mondillo N, Balassone G, Boni M, Grist B (2011) The nonsulfide zinc deposit of Jabali (Yemen). LET'S TALK ORE DEPOSITS, VOLS I AND II 806 - 808.

Kastenmeier P, Di MaioG, Balassone G, Boni M, Joachimski M, Mondillo N (2010) The source of stone building materials from the Pompeii archaeological area and its surroundings. PERIODICO DI MINERALOGIA, 79 : 39 - 58. doi: 10.2451/2010PM0020

Boni M, Schmidt PR, De WetJR, Singleton JD, Balassone G, Mondillo N (2009) Mineralogical signature of nonsulfide zinc ores at Accha (Peru): A key for recovery. International Journal of Mineral Processing, 93 (3-4) : 267 - 277. doi: 10.1016/j.minpro.2009.10.003

Boni M, Balassone G, Fedele L, Mondillo N (2009) Post-Variscan hydrothermal activity and ore deposits in southern Sardinia (Italy): selected examples from Gerrei (Silius Vein System) and the Iglesiente district. PERIODICO DI MINERALOGIA, 78 (3) : 19 - 35. doi: 10.2451/2009PM0010

Teaching and students

Courses taught

METODI DI ANALISI DEI GIACIMENTI METALLICI E PROCESSING
3/2015 - 6/2015.