|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||43° 0' 42'' North , 10° 54' 53'' East|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||43.01194,10.91500|
|Köppen climate type:||Csa : Hot-summer Mediterranean climate|
|Name(s) in local language(s):||Miniera Fenice Capanne, Massa Marittima, Grosseto, Toscana, Italia|
Fenice Capanne or older name Fenice Massetana was a mixed sulphides mine: copper, lead, zinc.
The mineral occurrence was known before and during the Middle Ages (also from 6–7th centuries B.C.), but its industrial exploitation and production only started at the end of 1800. Its best production years were reached between 1920 and 1930. It consisted of a big copper sulphides-quartz lode with N-S orientation, with strike around 45° towards E. The lode is embedded in argillites and calcareous Eocene rocks which are metamorphized by thermal action due to the plutonic complex of the area. The lode was really very rich in ores near its surface but it became poorer in copper content with increasing depth. The Fenice Capanne mining complex activity ended in 1985.
See also the genetically similar Accesa mine.
26 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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66 - 145 Ma
66 - 145 Ma
|Mesozoic sedimentary rocks|
Age: Cretaceous (66 - 145 Ma)
Lithology: Sedimentary rocks
Reference: Chorlton, L.B. Generalized geology of the world: bedrock domains and major faults in GIS format: a small-scale world geology map with an extended geological attribute database. doi: 10.4095/223767. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 5529.