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Masua Mine, Masua, Iglesias, Carbonia-Iglesias Province, Sardinia, Italy

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 39° 19' 58'' North , 8° 25' 32'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 39.3327777778, 8.42555555556
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.

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- 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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