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Cerreto Piano, Scansano, Grosseto Province, Tuscany, Italyi
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
42° 37' 17'' North , 11° 21' 45'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Pereta182 (2014)4.2km
Magliano in Toscana835 (2014)6.3km
Scansano1,447 (2014)7.8km
Poggioferro205 (2014)8.6km
Marsiliana413 (2014)9.8km
Name(s) in local language(s):
Cerreto Piano, Scansano, Provincia di Grosseto, Toscana, Italia


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

Ownership of the mine has changed through the years:
1898-1917: Engineer Enrico Jasinki, followed by his heirs.
1917-1921: Banca Italiana di Sconto. With the failure of the bank, the mine is abandoned.
1927-1939: Società Italiana Anonima Mercurio, owned by G. Ricciarelli of Castell'Azzara.
1939-1971: The group Auletta Armenise acquires the Società.
In 1971, after the renunciation of the concession, the mine is finally abandoned.

Current status: the buildings housing the furnaces, some small extraction facilities, and a few buildings are all in poor condition.

Cinnabar appears as tiny detrital individuals admixed with grains of lithoid minerals (quartz, feldspar, and minor mica) in the form of lenticular masses, thin discontinuous layers, and highly coherent reniform, nodular, or bizarre concretions (locally known as "tozzi"). Cinnabar is sometimes associated with 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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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

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4 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Cinnabar
Formula: HgS
Reference: 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; 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.
'Feldspar Group'
Reference: Zucchetti S. (1964): I giacimenti cinabriferi detritici e residuali del distretto amiatino. L'Industria Mineraria, 15, 495-507.
Marcasite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: 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.
'Mica Group'
Reference: Zucchetti S. (1964): I giacimenti cinabriferi detritici e residuali del distretto amiatino. L'Industria Mineraria, 15, 495-507.
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Zucchetti S. (1964): I giacimenti cinabriferi detritici e residuali del distretto amiatino. L'Industria Mineraria, 15, 495-507.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Zucchetti S. (1964): I giacimenti cinabriferi detritici e residuali del distretto amiatino. L'Industria Mineraria, 15, 495-507.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Cinnabar2.CD.15aHgS
Marcasite2.EB.10aFeS2
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Feldspar Group'-
'Mica Group'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Cinnabar2.8.14.1HgS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Marcasite2.12.2.1FeS2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Feldspar Group'-
'Mica Group'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

OOxygen
O QuartzSiO2
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
SSulfur
S MarcasiteFeS2
S CinnabarHgS
S PyriteFeS2
FeIron
Fe MarcasiteFeS2
Fe PyriteFeS2
HgMercury
Hg CinnabarHgS

References

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Year (asc) Year (desc) Author (A-Z) Author (Z-A)
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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