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Masua Mine, Masua, Iglesias, Carbonia-Iglesias Province, Sardinia, Italyi
Regional Level Types
Masua MineMine
Masua- not defined -
Iglesias- not defined -
Carbonia-Iglesias ProvinceProvince
SardiniaAutonomous Region
ItalyCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
39° 19' 58'' North , 8° 25' 32'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Nebida924 (2018)2.3km
Bindua418 (2018)7.3km
Buggerru1,037 (2018)7.6km
Gonnesa4,154 (2018)8.4km
Iglesias22,659 (2018)10.0km
Name(s) in local language(s):
Miniera di Masua, Masua, Iglesias, Carbonia-Iglesias, Sardegna, Italia


The Masua mine was a Zinc Lead mine.

In 1922 the Masua mine was acquired by the Belgian Company Vieille Montagne.

The company had asked the Italian engineer Cesare Vecelli to build a loading system to improve the loading time of ships. Porto Flavia. In a nearby cliff some mine reservoirs (silos) were excavated in the rock, with a loading point for ships near the bottom of the cliff, this allowed the passage of large ships. Porto Flavia never was a mine, only a loading facility.

The Masua mine closed in the nineties.

Regions containing this locality

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Commodity List

This is a list of exploitable or exploited mineral commodities recorded at this locality.


Mineral List


18 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Anglesite
Formula: PbSO4
Reference: Stara, P., Rizzo, R., Tanca, G.A. (1996): Iglesiente-Arburese. Miniere e Minerali. Volume 1, EMSA, Ed., Cagliari, 239 pp.
Aragonite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Stara, P., Rizzo, R., Tanca, G.A. (1996): Iglesiente-Arburese. Miniere e Minerali. Volume 1, EMSA, Ed., Cagliari, 239 pp.
Arsenopyrite
Formula: FeAsS
Reference: Stara, P., Rizzo, R., Tanca, G.A. (1996): Iglesiente-Arburese. Miniere e Minerali. Volume 1, EMSA, Ed., Cagliari, 239 pp.
Azurite
Formula: Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Reference: Stara, P., Rizzo, R., Tanca, G.A. (1996): Iglesiente-Arburese. Miniere e Minerali. Volume 1, EMSA, Ed., Cagliari, 239 pp.
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Stara, P., Rizzo, R., Tanca, G.A. (1996): Iglesiente-Arburese. Miniere e Minerali. Volume 1, EMSA, Ed., Cagliari, 239 pp.
Cerussite
Formula: PbCO3
Reference: Stara, P., Rizzo, R., Tanca, G.A. (1996): Iglesiente-Arburese. Miniere e Minerali. Volume 1, EMSA, Ed., Cagliari, 239 pp.
Dolomite
Formula: CaMg(CO3)2
Reference: Stara, P., Rizzo, R., Tanca, G.A. (1996): Iglesiente-Arburese. Miniere e Minerali. Volume 1, EMSA, Ed., Cagliari, 239 pp.
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: Stara, P., Rizzo, R., Tanca, G.A. (1996): Iglesiente-Arburese. Miniere e Minerali. Volume 1, EMSA, Ed., Cagliari, 239 pp.
Goethite
Formula: α-Fe3+O(OH)
Reference: Stara, P., Rizzo, R., Tanca, G.A. (1996): Iglesiente-Arburese. Miniere e Minerali. Volume 1, EMSA, Ed., Cagliari, 239 pp.
Greenockite
Formula: CdS
Reference: Stara, P., Rizzo, R., Tanca, G.A. (1996): Iglesiente-Arburese. Miniere e Minerali. Volume 1, EMSA, Ed., Cagliari, 239 pp.
Hemimorphite
Formula: Zn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
Reference: Stara, P., Rizzo, R., Tanca, G.A. (1996): Iglesiente-Arburese. Miniere e Minerali. Volume 1, EMSA, Ed., Cagliari, 239 pp.
Hydrozincite
Formula: Zn5(CO3)2(OH)6
Reference: Stara, P., Rizzo, R., Tanca, G.A. (1996): Iglesiente-Arburese. Miniere e Minerali. Volume 1, EMSA, Ed., Cagliari, 239 pp.
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Stara, P., Rizzo, R., Tanca, G.A. (1996): Iglesiente-Arburese. Miniere e Minerali. Volume 1, EMSA, Ed., Cagliari, 239 pp.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Stara, P., Rizzo, R., Tanca, G.A. (1996): Iglesiente-Arburese. Miniere e Minerali. Volume 1, EMSA, Ed., Cagliari, 239 pp.
Smithsonite
Formula: ZnCO3
Reference: Stara, P., Rizzo, R., Tanca, G.A. (1996): Iglesiente-Arburese. Miniere e Minerali. Volume 1, EMSA, Ed., Cagliari, 239 pp. ; Smithsonite: Think Zinc (2010) Extra Lapis English No. 13
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: Stara, P., Rizzo, R., Tanca, G.A. (1996): Iglesiente-Arburese. Miniere e Minerali. Volume 1, EMSA, Ed., Cagliari, 239 pp.
Sulphur
Formula: S8
Reference: Stara, P., Rizzo, R., Tanca, G.A. (1996): Iglesiente-Arburese. Miniere e Minerali. Volume 1, EMSA, Ed., Cagliari, 239 pp.
Zincite
Formula: ZnO
Reference: Stara, P., Rizzo, R., Tanca, G.A. (1996): Iglesiente-Arburese. Miniere e Minerali. Volume 1, EMSA, Ed., Cagliari, 239 pp.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Sulphur1.CC.05S8
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Arsenopyrite2.EB.20FeAsS
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Greenockite2.CB.45CdS
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Goethite4.00.α-Fe3+O(OH)
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Zincite4.AB.20ZnO
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Aragonite5.AB.15CaCO3
Azurite5.BA.05Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Cerussite5.AB.15PbCO3
Dolomite5.AB.10CaMg(CO3)2
Hydrozincite5.BA.15Zn5(CO3)2(OH)6
Smithsonite5.AB.05ZnCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Anglesite7.AD.35PbSO4
Group 9 - Silicates
Hemimorphite9.BD.10Zn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Semi-metals and non-metals
Sulphur1.3.5.1S8
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Greenockite2.8.7.2CdS
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Arsenopyrite2.12.4.1FeAsS
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
AX
Zincite4.2.2.1ZnO
Group 6 - HYDROXIDES AND OXIDES CONTAINING HYDROXYL
XO(OH)
Goethite6.1.1.2α-Fe3+O(OH)
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Cerussite14.1.3.4PbCO3
Smithsonite14.1.1.6ZnCO3
AB(XO3)2
Dolomite14.2.1.1CaMg(CO3)2
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Azurite16a.2.1.1Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Hydrozincite16a.4.1.1Zn5(CO3)2(OH)6
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Anglesite28.3.1.3PbSO4
Group 56 - SOROSILICATES Si2O7 Groups, With Additional O, OH, F and H2O
Si2O7 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with cations in [4] coordination
Hemimorphite56.1.2.1Zn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Aragonite-CaCO3

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H HydrozinciteZn5(CO3)2(OH)6
H AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
H HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
H Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
CCarbon
C HydrozinciteZn5(CO3)2(OH)6
C AragoniteCaCO3
C CalciteCaCO3
C AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
C CerussitePbCO3
C DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
C SmithsoniteZnCO3
OOxygen
O HydrozinciteZn5(CO3)2(OH)6
O AnglesitePbSO4
O AragoniteCaCO3
O CalciteCaCO3
O AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
O CerussitePbCO3
O DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
O HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
O Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
O QuartzSiO2
O SmithsoniteZnCO3
O ZinciteZnO
MgMagnesium
Mg DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
SiSilicon
Si HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
Si QuartzSiO2
SSulfur
S GalenaPbS
S SphaleriteZnS
S AnglesitePbSO4
S ArsenopyriteFeAsS
S GreenockiteCdS
S PyriteFeS2
S SulphurS8
CaCalcium
Ca AragoniteCaCO3
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
FeIron
Fe ArsenopyriteFeAsS
Fe Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
Fe PyriteFeS2
CuCopper
Cu AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
Zn HydrozinciteZn5(CO3)2(OH)6
Zn HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
Zn SmithsoniteZnCO3
Zn ZinciteZnO
AsArsenic
As ArsenopyriteFeAsS
CdCadmium
Cd GreenockiteCdS
PbLead
Pb GalenaPbS
Pb AnglesitePbSO4
Pb CerussitePbCO3

References

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Year (asc) Year (desc) Author (A-Z) Author (Z-A)
- Guida ai minerali Gruppo editoriale Fabbri I° ed. 1973 rist. 1985
- De Michele, V. (1974). Guida mineralogica d'Italia. Istituto Geografico De Agostini, Novara, 2 vol
- Mining Annual Review (1985): 499. A lead-zinc mine owned by Samin.
- Stara, P., Rizzo, R., Tanca, G.A. (1996): Iglesiente-Arburese. Miniere e Minerali. Volume 1, EMSA, Ed., Cagliari, 239 pp.


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