Masua Mine, Masua, Iglesias, Carbonia-Iglesias Province, Sardinia, Italy
|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||39° 19' 58'' North , 8° 25' 32'' East|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||39.33278,8.42556|
|Köppen climate type:||Csa : Hot-summer Mediterranean climate|
|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.
18 valid minerals.
This geological map and associated information on rock units at or nearby to the coordinates given for this locality is based on relatively small scale geological maps provided by various national Geological Surveys. This does not necessarily represent the complete geology at this locality but it gives a background for the region in which it is found.
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443.8 - 541 Ma
|Cambrian-Ordovician sedimentary rocks|
- 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.