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Cerreto Piano, Scansano, Grosseto Province, Tuscany, Italy

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 42° 37' 17'' North , 11° 21' 45'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 42.621581, 11.362588
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).

Mineral List


4 valid minerals.

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References

- 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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