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Dipartimento di Fisica e Scienze della Terra



Assistant Professor


Telephone: +39 0521 905331   





Degree in Geology in 1981 at the University of Milan.

Since 1983 Assistant Professor in Petrography and Petrology, Department of Earth Sciences, University of Parma.

Teachings: ‘Petrography’ for Natural Science and ‘Ore Deposits’ for Earth Science.

Her research has been addressed to the petrography and petrology of magmatic rocks of several affinities (alkaline, ultrapotassic, calc-alkaline rocks) and of magmatic and mantle xenoliths in order to characterize the fluid and the chemical and physical conditions during their genesis and evolution. She also conducted research on some clay formations of the Northern Apennines. The scientific activity has also covered some aspects of technology such as: installation and development of a laboratory for the investigation on fluid and melt inclusions in minerals, development and management of a laboratory of scanning electron microscopy equipped with an energy dispersion microanalysis. She has taken part in several national research projects.


Research themes

Main research:

  • petrologic study of different types of rocks with particular care to the fluids responsible for their formation and evolution
  • water-rock interactions in low T and low P alteration processes and hydrothermal alteration processes through characterization and origin of fluids
  • study of mineralization and ore deposits in alkaline rocks, ophiolites and rocks from orogenic environment, with particular reference to the composition, origin and role of fluids responsible for the mineralization
  • Petrologic study of different types of crustal xenoliths
  • petrographic and mineralogical characterization of gems
  • petrographic and mineralogical characterization of ancient pottery fragments to trace the processing conditions and provenance of the artefacts




LambruschiE., Gatta G. D., Adamo I., Bersani D., Salvioli-Mariani E., Lottici P.P. (2014). Raman and structural comparison between the new gemstone pezzottaite Cs(Be2Li)Al2Si6O18 and Cs-beryl J. Raman Spectroscopy, (in press)


Mattioli M., Menichetti M., Renzulli A., Toscani L., Salvioli Mariani E., Suarez P., MurroniA. (2014). Genesis of the hydrothermal gold deposits in the Canan area, Lepaguare District, Honduras. Int. J. Earth Sci. (Geol Rundsch.), 103, 901-928.


Baita C., Lottici P.P., Salvioli-Mariani E., Vandenabeele P., Librenti M., Antonelli F., Bersani D. (2014). An integrated Raman and petrographic characterization of Italian mediaeval artifacts in pietra ollare (soapstone). J. Raman Spectroscopy, 45, 114-120.


Ferrero S., Bartoli O., Cesare B., Salvioli-Mariani E., Acosta-Vigil A., Cavallo A., Groppo G., Battiston S. (2012). Microstructures of melt inclusions in anatectic metasedimentary rocks. J. Metamorphic Geol., 30, 303-322.


Salvioli-Mariani E., Toscani L., Bersani D., Oddone M., Cancelliere R.(2012). Late veins of C3 carbonatite intrusion from Jacupiranga complex (Southern Brazil): fluid and melt inclusions and mineralogy. Miner. Petrol., 104 (1-2), 95-114.


De Ferri L., Lottici P.P., Lorenzi A., Montenero A., Salvioli Mariani E. (2011). Study of silica nanoparticles-polysiloxane hydrophobic treatments fir stone-based monument protection. J. Of Cultural Heritage, 12, 356-363.


Bersani D., Lottici P.P., Virgenti S., Sodo A., Malvestuto G., Botti A., Salvioli Mariani E., Tribaudino M., Ospitali F., Catarsi M.(2010). Multi-technique investigation of archaeological pottery from Parma (Italy). J. Raman Spectrosc., 41, 1266-1271.


Cesaratto A., Sichel P., Bersani D., Lottici P.P., Montenero A., Salvioli Mariani E., Catarsi M.(2010). Characterization of archeological glasses by micro-Raman spectroscopy. J. Raman Spectrosc., 41, 1392-1397.


Cesare B., Ferrero S., Salvioli Mariani E., Pedron D., Cavallo A. (2009). Nanogranite and glassy inclusions: the anatectic melt in migmatites and granulites. Geology, 37, 627-630.


Bersani D., Salvioli Mariani E., Mattioli M., Menichetti M., Lottici P.P.(2009). Raman and microthermometric investigation of the fluid inclusions in quartz in a gold-rich formation from Canaan (Honduras, Central America). Spectrochimica Acta Part A: Molecular and Biomolecular Sspectroscopy, 73, 443-449.


Menichetti M., Mattioli M., Renzulli A., Salvioli Mariani E., Martens U.(2007). Contesto strutturale, mineralogia e geochimica di giacimenti auriferi in Honduras Centrale. Rend. Soc. Geol. It., 4 (nuova serie), 255-258.


Salvioli Mariani E., Renzulli A., Serri G., Holm P.M., Toscani L.(2005). Glass-bearing crustal xenoliths (buchites) erupted during the recent activity of Stromboli (Aeolian Islands). Lithos, 81, 255-277.


Salvioli Mariani E., Toscani L., Bersani D.(2004). Magmatic evolution of the Gaussberg lamproite (Antartica): volatile content and glass composition. Min. Mag., 68(1), 83-100.


Mattioli M., Serri G., Salvioli Mariani E., Renzulli A., Holm P.M., Santi P., Venturelli G.(2003). Sub-volcanic infiltration and syn-eruptive quenching of liquids in cumulate wall-rocks: the example of the gabbroic nodules of Stromboli (Aeolian Islands, Italy). Mineralogy and Petrology, 78 (3-4), 201-230 .


Renzulli A., Tribaudino M., Salvioli Mariani E., Serri G., Holm P.M.(2003). Cordierite-anorthoclase hornfels xenoliths in Stromboli lavas (Aeolian Islands, Sicily): an example of a fast cooled contact aureole. Eur. J. Mineral., 15, 665-679.


Salvioli Mariani E., Mattioli M., Renzulli A., Serri G. (2002). Silicate melt inclusions in the cumulate minerals of gabbroic nodules from Stromboli Volcano (Aeolian Islands, Italy): main components of the fluid phaseand crystallization temperatures. Min. Mag., 66 (6), 969-984.


Salvioli Mariani E., Toscani L.,Venturelli G. (2001). Weathering of granodiorite and micaschists, and soil pollution at Mt. Mottarone (Northern Italy). Min. Mag.,65 (3), 415-425.


Toscani L., Salvioli Mariani E. (2000). The lamproite of El Tale (Fortuna, Southeast Spain). Chemie der Erde, 60 (2), 96-110.


Montenero A., Ferrari F., Cesari M., Gnappi G., Salvioli Mariani E., Mattogno L., Kaciulis S., Fini M.(2000). Sol-gel derived hydroxiapatite coatings on titanium substrate. Journal of Materials Science, 35, 1-7.


CESAREB., Salvioli Mariani E., Venturelli G. (1997). Crustal anatexis and melt extraction during deformation in the restitic xenoliths at El Joyazo (SE Spain). Min. Mag., 61, 15-27.


Salvioli Mariani E., Venturelli G. (1996). Temperature of crystallization and evolution of the Jumilla and Cancarix lamproites (SE Spain) as suggested by melt and solid inclusions in minerals. Eur. J. Miner.,8 (5), 1027-1039.


Bigioggero B., Dal Piaz G.V., Del Moro A., Ibrahim H.A., Martin S., Rigatti G., Salvioli Mariani E. (1993). Pan-African foliated granites and post-tectonic granitoids from NorthEastern Somalia. Geology and mineral resources of Somalia and surrounding regions, 113, 91-118.


Salvioli Mariani E. (1993). A petrogenetic grid for mixing processes and fractional crystallization. Acta Vulcanologica, 3, 251-255


Venturelli G., Salvioli Mariani E., Toscani L., Barbieri M., Gorgoni C. (1993). Post-magmatic apatite+hematite+carbonate assemblage in the Jumilla lamproites. A fluid inclusion and isotope study. Lithos, 30, 139-150.


Salvioli Mariani E.(1992). BASIC computer programs for oxygen fugacity and temperature evaluation. Chemie der Erde, 52, 73-83.


Venturelli G., Toscani L., Salvioli Mariani E., Capedri S.(1991). Mixing between lamproitic and dacitic components in Miocene volcanic rocks of S.E. Spain. Min. Mag.,55, 282-285.


Venturelli G., Capedri S., Barbieri M., Toscani L., Salvioli Mariani E., Zerbi M.(1991). The Jumilla lamproite revisited: a petrological oddity. Eur. J. Mineral., 3, 123-145.


Salvioli Mariani E., Bonazzi A., Ortalli I., Pedrazzi G.(1991). Illite transformation and rock chemistry: data for the Antola flysch and the Lavagna shales (Northern Apennines). Eur. J. Mineral., 3, 147-157.


Bonazzi A., Ortalli I., Pedrazzi G., Salvioli Mariani E.(1990). Mössbauer study of pelitic rocks from Ligurian Alps. Hyperfine Interactions, 57, 2149-2152.


Capedri S., Venturelli G., Salvioli Mariani E., Crawford A.J., Barbieri M.(1989). Upper-mantle xenoliths and megacrysts in an alkali basalt from Tallante, South-eastern Spain. Eur. J. Mineral.,1, 685-699.


Venturelli G., Salvioli Mariani E., Foley S.F., Capedri S., Crawford A.J.(1988). Petrogenesis and condition of crystallization of Spanish lamproitic rocks. Canadian Mineralogist, 26, 67-79.


Capedri S., Salvioli Mariani E., Celestini S., Kokolakis S., Zerbi M.(1987). Petrology of pillow lavas of the Arci Unit, Central Crete. Neues Jahrbuch Miner. Abh.,156 (3), 231-246.


Bonazzi A., Cortesogno L., Galbiati B., Reinhardt M., Salvioli Mariani E., Vernia L.(1987). Nuovi dati sul metamorfismo di basso grado nelle unità liguridi interne e loro possibilesignificato nell’evoluzione strutturale dell’Appennino settentrionale. Ateneo Parmense-Acta Naturalia,23 (1), 17-47.


Abbate E., Bonazzi A., Salvioli Mariani E., Dal Piaz G.V., Del Moro A., Gosso G., Ibrahim H.A.(1985). Il settore occidentale dell’unità di Inda Ad ed il granito di Arar (Somalia settentrionale). Quaderni di Geologia della Somalia, 8, 7-25.


Bonazzi A., Salvioli Mariani E., Vernia L.(1984). Diagenesi e metamorfismo dedotti dalla cristallinità dell’illite in formazionisedimentarie affioranti tra Pontremoli e Salsomaggiore (Appennino tosco-emiliano). Miner. Petrogr. Acta, 28, 123-138.


Bonazzi A., Salvioli Mariani E., Vernia L.(1984). Tecniche di determinazione dell’indice di cristallinità dell’illite in campioni di argille. Miner. Petrogr. Acta,28, 89-99.


Bonazzi A., Chierici R., Salvioli Mariani E., Vernia L.(1982). Metamorfismo e diagenesi in formazioni dell’Appennino settentrionale (Val Dolo, provincia di Modena-Reggio Emilia). Dati di cristallinità dell’illite. Miner. Petrogr. Acta,26, 121-141.