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Dipartimento di Fisica e Scienze della Terra

 

Lorenzo TOSCANI                                                                                                           

Associate Professor

Email: lorenzo.toscani@unipr.it                                                                                                

Telephone: +39 0521 905332 

 

 


 

CURRICULUM VITAE

Lorenzo Toscani, Associate Professor (since 2001) of Geochemistry and Volcanology, Department of Earth Sciences, University of Parma, teaches Geochemistry and Volcanology. He obtained his University Degree magna cum laude in Geology in 1981 at the University of Parma where he became Research Assistant in 1983. He organized the Laboratory of Gamma-Spectrometry for the Instrumental Neutron Activation Analysis (two analytical lines with Ge-Li and Ge-intrinsic detectors), and the laboratory of X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF) of the Department of Earth Sciences of the University of Parma. Formerly his research has been addressed to the petrogenesis and geochemistry of isotopes and elemets of magmatic rocks of several affinities (ultrapotassic, calc-alkaline, shoshonitic, ophiolitic basalts) in order to define the genesis of the magmas and their evolution (fractionation, mixing, crustal assimilation) during the ascent to the surface. Besides he investigated the alteration of the rocks and the chemistry of the groundwater and saline waters of the Po Plain and of the Northern Apennine. He took part in several national research projects.

 

Research themes

1-The origin and evolution of groundwater and salt waters as inferred from chemical and isotopic compositions: water-rock interaction, mixing and evaporation processes.
2-Alteration of the rocks and mobility of the chemical elements: mass balance, neoformation minerals and physical-chemical characters of the circulating fluids
3-Mineral genesis in hydrothermal environment: the origin of gold-bearing quartz veins of orogenic environment and of the Mn-ore deposits associated to ophiolite rocks.
4-Petrogenesis of alkaline volcanic rocks and carbonatites.


 

PUBLICATIONS

 

Mattioli M., Menichetti M., Renzulli A., Toscani L., Salvioli-Mariani E., Suarez P. &  Murroni A.

 (2014). Genesis of the hydrothermal gold deposits in the Canan area, Lepaguare District, Honduras. International Journal of Earth Sciences, 103, 901-928.

 

Boschetti T., Manzi V. & Toscani L. (2013). Messinian Ca-Cl brines from Mediterranean basins: tracing diagenetic effects by Ca/Mg vs. Ca/Sr diagram. Aquatic Geochemistry, 19, 195–208.

 

Boschetti T., Etiope G. & Toscani L. (2013). Abiotic methane in the hyperalkaline springs of Genova, Italy. Water Rock Interaction [WRI 14], PROCEDIA Earth and Planetary Science, 7, 248-251.

 

Boschetti T., Etiope G., Pennisi M., Millot R. & Toscani L. (2013). Boron, lithium and methane isotope composition of hyperalkaline waters (Northern Apennines, Italy): Terrestrial serpentinization or mixing with brine?Applied Geochemistry, 32, 17–25.

 

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. Mineralogy and Petrology, 104, 95-114.

 

BOSCHETTI T., CORTECCI G., TOSCANI L., IACUMIN P. (2011). Sulfur and oxygen isotope compositions of Upper Triassic sulfates from Northern Apennines (Italy): Palaeogeographic and hydrogeochemical implications. GEOLOGICA ACTA, 9(2), 1-19.

 

BOSCHETTI T., TOSCANI L., SHOUAKAR-STASH O., IACUMIN P., VENTURELLI G., MUCCHINO C., FRAPE S.K. (2011). Salt Waters of the Northern Apennine Foredeep Basin (Italy): Origin and Evolution. AQUATIC GEOCHEMISTRY, 17(1), 71-108.

 

BOSCHETTI T., TOSCANI L. (2008). Springs and streams of the Taro–Ceno Valleys (Northern Apennine, Italy): Reaction path modeling of waters interacting with serpentinized ultramafic rocks. CHEMICAL GEOLOGY, 257, 76–91

 

MARTELLI G., GRANATI C., TOSCANI L., IACUMIN P., SELMO E. (2007). Risultati preliminari delle indagini isotopiche svolte sulle acque delle falde profonde della Bassa Pianura Friulana. GIORNALE DI GEOLOGIA APPLICATA 6; 93-101

 

TOSCANI L., BOSCHETTI T., MAFFINI M., BARBIERI M., MUCCHINO C. (2007). The groundwaters of Fontevivo (Parma Province, Italy):redox processes and mixing with brine waters. GEOCHEMISTRY, EXPLORATION, ENVIRONMENT, ANALYSIS, 7, 23-40.

 

IACUMIN P., VENTURELLI G., BURRONI B., TOSCANI L., SELMO E. (2007). The S. Andrea Bagni waters (Parma Province, Italy): inferences on their origin and  mixing with high-salinity waters, and on microclimatic variations. In “Developments in Aquifer Sedimentology and Ground Water Flow Studies in Italy”. Parma June 2004, S.EL.CA. Firenze, MEMORIE DESCRITTIVE CARTA GEOLOGICA D’ITALIA (APAT), Roma.76, 219-228. 

BOSCHETTI T., VENTURELLI G., TOSCANI L., BARBIERI M., MUCCHINO C. (2005). The Bagni di Lucca thermal waters (Tuscany, Italy): an example of Ca-SO4 waters with high Na/Cl and low Ca/SO4 ratios. JOURNAL OF HYDROLOGY, 307, (1-4), 270-293.

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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 (Antarctica): volatile content and glass composition. MINERALOGICAL MAGAZINE, 68(1), 83-100. The Mineralogical Society, London (England), 2004.

 

TOSCANI L., VENTURELLI G., BOSCHETTI T. (2001). Sulphide-bearing waters in the Northern Apennines, Italy: general features and water-rock interaction. AQUATIC GEOCHEMISTRY, 7, 195-216. Kluwer Academic Publishers, Printed in the Netherlands, 2001.

 

TOSCANI L., MARTINELLI G., DALLEDONNE C., GAIDOLFI L., ORTALLI I., SOGNI R., VACCARI S., VENTURELLI G. Radon in underground waters of Northern Apennines as determined by four different analytical methods. “5th International Conference On Rare Gas Geochemistry” 30 August- 3 September 1999, Debrecen, Hungary.

 

TOSCANI L., VENTURELLI G. (2001). Sulfide-free and sulfide-bearing waters in the Northern Apennines, Italy. WRI-10th Symposium Proceedings, Villasimius (CA-Italy) June 10-15 2001Balkema

 

SALVIOLI-MARIANI E., TOSCANI L., VENTURELLI G. (2001). Weathering of granodiorite and micaschists, and soil pollution at Mt. Mottarone (Northern Italy). MINERALOGICAL MAGAZINE, 65(3), 409-419. The Mineralogical Society, London (England),2001.

 

TOSCANI L., VENTURELLI G., SAVINI E. (2000). Geochemical features of the H2S-bearing waters of the Tabiano baths, Parma province, Italy. QUADERNI DI GEOLOGIA APPLICATA, 8, 1-8. Pitagora Editrice, Bologna (Italy) 2001.

 

CAPEDRI S., TOSCANI L. (2000). Subduction-related(?) ophiolitic metabasalts from Northern Apennines (Modena province, Italy). CHEMIE DER ERDE, 60, 111-128. Urban & Fischer Verlag, Jena (Germany)

 

VENTURELLI G., TOSCANI L., MUCCHINO C., VOLTOLINI C. (2000). Study of the water-rock interactions of spring waters in the Northern Apennines. ANNALI DI CHIMICA, 90, 359-368. Società Chimica Italiana, Viale Liegi 48- Roma.

 

TOSCANI L., SALVIOLI-MARIANI E. (2000). The lamproite of El Tale (Fortuna, Southeast Spain). CHEMIE DER ERDE, 60 (2), 96-110. Urban & Fischer Verlag, Jena (Germany), 2000

 

VACCARI S., TOSCANI L., ORTALLI I., DALLEDONNE C., MARTINELLI G., VENTURELLI G. (1999). Misure di radon in sorgenti e pozzi dell’Appennino Reggiano-Parmense. 3° Convegno Nazionale sulla Protezione e Gestione delle Acque Sotterranee per il III Millenio: Parma 13/15 Ottobre 1999. QUADERNI DI GEOLOGIA APPLICATA, 3315-3320. Pitagora Editrice, Bologna (Italy), 1999

 

VENTURELLI G., CABOI R., FRAU F., TOSCANI L. (1999). Geochemistry of spring and well waters and mineralogy of the interacting rocks in the Logudoro region (NW Sardinia, Italy). QUADERNI DI GEOLOGIA APPLICATA, 6-1, 11- 23. Pitagora Editrice, Bologna (Italy), 1999

 

TOSCANI L. (1999). Magmatic gold grains in the El Tale lamproite, Fortuna, SE Spain. MINERALOGICAL MAGAZINE, 63(4), 595-602. The Mineralogical Society, London (England),1999

 

CAPEDRI S., TOSCANI L., GRANDI R , VENTURELLI G., PAPANIKOLOU D., SKARPELIS N.S. (1997). Triassic volcanic rocks of some type-localities from the Hellenides. CHEMIE DER ERDE, 57, 257-276. Fischer Verlag, Jena (Germany),1997

 

CAPEDRI S., GRANDI R., PHOTIADES A., TOSCANI L. (1996). “Boninitic” clasts from the Mesozoic olistostrome and turbidites of Angelokastron (Argolis, Greece). GEOLOGICAL JOURNAL, 31, 301-322. John Wiley & Sons Ltd., New York (United States),1996

 

TOSCANI L., CONTINI S., FERRARINI M. (1995). Lamproitic rocks from Cabezo Negro de Zeneta: brown micas as a record  of magma mixing. MINERALOGY AND PETROLOGY, 55, 281-292. Springer-Verlag, Wien (Austria), 1995

 

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. Elsevier Science Publishers B.V., Amsterdam (The Netherlands), 1993

 

CONTINI S., VENTURELLI G., TOSCANI L., CAPEDRI S., BARBIERI M. (1993). Cr-Zr-armalcolite-bearing lamproites of Cancarix, SE Spain.  MINERALOGICAL MAGAZINE, 57, 203-216. The Mineralogical Society, London (England),1993

 

MONTANINI A., ZERBI M., TOSCANI L. (1992). Petrology of deep-seated spinel-rich gabbroic and pyroxenite xenoliths from Montiferro volcanic complex (Western Sardinia-Italy). MINERALOGICA ET PETROGRAPHICA ACTA, 35, 77-97. Dipartimento Scienze Mineralogiche, Bologna (Italy)

 

VENTURELLI G., CAPEDRI S., BARBIERI M., TOSCANI L., SALVIOLI-MARIANI E., ZERBI M. (1991). The Jumilla lamproite revisited: a petrological oddity. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF MINERALOGY, 3-1, 123-145. E. Schweizerbart’sche Verlagsbuchhandlung, Stuttgart (Germany), August 1991

 

VENTURELLI G., TOSCANI L., SALVIOLI-MARIANI E., CAPEDRI S. (1991). Mixing between lamproitic and dacitic components in Miocene volcanic rocks of S.E. Spain. MINERALOGICAL MAGAZINE, 55, 282-285. The Mineralogical Society, London (England),1991

 

DOSTAL J., TOSCANI L., PHOTIADES A., CAPEDRI S. (1991). Geochemistry and petrogenesis of Tethyan ophiolites  from  Northern  Argolis  (Peloponnesus, Greece). EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF MINERALOGY, 3-1, 105-121. E. Schweizerbart’sche Verlagsbuchhandlung, Stuttgart (Germany), August 1991

 

TOSCANI  L.,  VENTURELLI  G.,  BARBIERI  M.,  CAPEDRI  S.,  FERNANDEZ-SOLER  J.M., ODDONE M. (1990). Geochemistry and petrogenesis of two-pyroxene andesites from Sierra de Gata (SE Spain). MINERALOGY AND PETROLOGY, 41, 199-213. Springer-Verlag, Wien (Austria), 1990

 

TOSCANI L., CAPEDRI S., ODDONE M. (1990). New chemical and petrographic data of some undersaturated lavas from Nyiragongo and Mikeno (Virunga-Western African Rift - Zaire). NEUES JAHRBUCH MINER. ABH., 161-3, 287-302. E. Schweizerbart’sche Verlagsbuchhandlung, Stuttgart (Germany), August 1990

 

DI BATTISTINI G., BARGOSSI G.M., SPOTTI G., TOSCANI L. (1988). Andesites of the late-hercynian volcanic sequence in Trentino Alto Adige (Northen Italy).  REND. SIMP, 43, 1087-1100. Società Italiana di Mineralogia e Petrologia, Milano (Italy)

 

DI BATTISTINI G., TOSCANI L., IACCARINO S., VILLA I.M. (1987). K/Ar ages and the geological setting of calc-alkaline volcanic rocks from Sierra de Gata, SE Spain. NEUES JAHRBUCH MINER. MH., 8, 369-383. E. Schweizerbart’sche Verlagsbuchhandlung, Stuttgart (Germany), August 1987

 

FOLEY S.F., VENTURELLI G., GREEN D.H., TOSCANI  L. (1987). The  ultrapotassic rocks: characteristics, classification and constraints for petrogenic models. EARTH-SCIENCE REVIEWS, 24, 81-134. Elsevier Science Publishers B.V., Amsterdam (The Netherlands), 1987

 

POGNANTE U., PEROTTO A., SALINO C., TOSCANI L. (1986). The ophiolitic peridotites of the Western Alps: record of the evolution of a small oceanic-type basin in the Mesozoic Tethys. TMPM TSCHERMAKS. MIN. PETROG. MITT., 35, 47-65. Springer-Verlag, Wien (Austria), 1986

 

POGNANTE U., TOSCANI L. (1985). Geochemistry of basaltic and gabbroid metaophiolites from the Susa Valley, Italian Western Alps. SCHWEIZ. MINERAL. PETROG. MITT., 65, 265-277. Staubli Verlag, Zurich (Switzerland), 1985

 

POGNANTE U., ROSLI U., TOSCANI L. (1985). Petrology of ultramafic and mafic rocks from the Lanzo peridotite body (Western Alps). LITHOS, 18, 201-214. Elsevier Science Publishers B.V., Amsterdam (The Netherlands), 1985

 

CAPEDRI S., VENTURELLI G., TOSCANI L. (1982). Petrology of an ophiolitic cumulate sequence from Pindos, Greece. GEOLOGICAL JOURNAL, 17, 223-242. John Wiley & Sons Ltd., New York (United States), 1982

 

CAPEDRI S., VENTURELLI G., BEBIEN J., TOSCANI L. (1981). Low-and high-Ti ophiolites in  northern  Pindos:  petrological  and  geological  constraints.  BULL.  VOLCANOL.,  44-3, 439-449. Francesco Giannini & Figli, Napoli (Italy), 1981