Dr Giuseppina Ballassone

Researcher in mineralogy in Department of Earth, Environment and Resource Sciences, University of Naples "Federico II", Naples, Italy. Her expertise is in the crystal chemistry of minerals from lavas, pyroclastic rocks and ore deposits, as well as on archaeometric studies of metallic objects and other artifacts. Pina Balassone will contribute with field and sampling work in the Campi Flegrei area, and with mineralogical analyses of medicinal minerals in museum collections.