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Cerreto Piano, Scansano, Grosseto Province, Tuscany, Italy

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Name(s) in local language(s):Cerreto Piano, Scansano, Provincia di Grosseto, Toscana, Italia

Old Hg mine, in which cinnabar occurs in Pliocenic sands, operated in the period 1898-1971.

Cinnabar appears as tiny detrital individuals admixed with grains of lithoid minerals (quartz, feldspar, and minor mica) in the form of lenticular masses, thin discontinous layers, and highly coherent reniform, nodular, or bizarre concretions (locally known as "tozzi"). Cinnabar is sometimes associated to minor pyrite or marcasite.

Exact locality coordinates are N 42.621581° E 11.362588° (decimal degrees WGS 84, from direct knowledge of the site tied to satellite images).

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4 valid minerals.

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- Lotti B. (1908): Un giacimento cinabrifero del pliocene presso Pereta in provincia di Grosseto. Rass. Min. Metall. Chim., 29, 33-35.
- Lotti B. (1913): Sul giacimento cinabrifero di Cerreto Piano presso Pereta in Toscana. Rass. Min. Metall. Chim., 39, 177-178.
- Savoia U. (1919): Le miniere cinabrifere italiane. La Miniera Italiana, 3, 233-248.
- Falini F. (1956): Osservazioni sul giacimento cinabrifero di Cerreto Piano in Toscana. Period. Mineral., 25, 95-127.
- Zucchetti S. (1964): I giacimenti cinabriferi detritici e residuali del distretto amiatino. L'Industria Mineraria, 15, 495-507.
- Del Caldo A., Moro C., Gramaccioli C.M., Boscardin M. (1973): Guida ai minerali. Fratelli Fabbri Editori, Milano, 208 pp.
- Dessau G., De Stefanis A. (1969): Studio geologico-minerario della zona mercurifera di Cerreto Piano (Scansano, provincia di Grosseto). Mem. Soc. Geol. Ital., 8: 289-323.
- Dessau G. (1971) I giacimenti dell'area di Scansano (Grosseto). La Toscana meridionale, fasc. spec. SIMP, 489-501.
- Strappa D. (1977): Storia delle miniere di mercurio del Monte Amiata. L'Industria Mineraria, 28, 4, 252-259 (I parte); 5, 336-348 (II parte); 6, 433-439 (III parte).

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