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Val Pulita, Torano quarrying basin, Carrara, Apuan Alps, Massa-Carrara Province, Tuscany, Italy

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Name(s) in local language(s):Val Pulita, Bacino estrattivo di Torano, Carrara, Alpi Apuane, Massa-Carrara, Toscana, Italia
Location is approximate, estimate based on other nearby localities.
 
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 44° North , 10° East (est.)
Margin of Error:~8km
Köppen climate type:Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate


This area, located ENE of Torano village and reachable by a bad pathway, is interesting for some abandoned quarries in which large amounts of quartz were found.

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


20 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Aikinite
Formula: PbCuBiS3
Reference: Morino A., Passarino G. (2016): Minerali nel marmo di Carrara: solfuri e solfosali. Riv. Mineral. Ital., 40, 1 (1-2016), 22-33.
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Betti Michele
Celestine
Formula: SrSO4
Reference: Morino, A. (2017) I minerali nel marmo di Carrara. I minerali estetici. Rivista Mineralogica Italiana, 41, 4 (4-2017), 242-253.
Colusite
Formula: Cu13VAs3S16
Reference: Van King; Morino A., Passarino G. (2016): Minerali nel marmo di Carrara: solfuri e solfosali. Riv. Mineral. Ital., 40, 1 (1-2016), 22-33.
Cosalite
Formula: Pb2Bi2S5
Reference: Morino A., Passarino G. (2016): Minerali nel marmo di Carrara: solfuri e solfosali. Riv. Mineral. Ital., 40, 1 (1-2016), 22-33.
Dolomite
Formula: CaMg(CO3)2
Reference: Morino, A. (2017) I minerali nel marmo di Carrara. I minerali estetici. Rivista Mineralogica Italiana, 41, 4 (4-2017), 242-253.
Fluorite
Formula: CaF2
Reference: Van King
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: Morino A., Passarino G. (2016): Minerali nel marmo di Carrara: solfuri e solfosali. Riv. Mineral. Ital., 40, 1 (1-2016), 22-33.
Greenockite
Formula: CdS
Reference: Morino A., Passarino G. (2016): Minerali nel marmo di Carrara: solfuri e solfosali. Riv. Mineral. Ital., 40, 1 (1-2016), 22-33.
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Reference: Morino, A. (2017) I minerali nel marmo di Carrara. I minerali estetici. Rivista Mineralogica Italiana, 41, 4 (4-2017), 242-253.
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Betti Michele; Morino A., Passarino G. (2016): Minerali nel marmo di Carrara: solfuri e solfosali. Riv. Mineral. Ital., 40, 1 (1-2016), 22-33.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Rutile
Formula: TiO2
Reference: Morino, A. (2017) I minerali nel marmo di Carrara. I minerali estetici. Rivista Mineralogica Italiana, 41, 4 (4-2017), 242-253.
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: Van King; Morino A., Passarino G. (2016): Minerali nel marmo di Carrara: solfuri e solfosali. Riv. Mineral. Ital., 40, 1 (1-2016), 22-33.
Sulvanite
Formula: Cu3VS4
Reference: Morino A., Passarino G. (2016): Minerali nel marmo di Carrara: solfuri e solfosali. Riv. Mineral. Ital., 40, 1 (1-2016), 22-33.
Tennantite
Formula: Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]As4S13
Reference: Morino A., Passarino G. (2016): Minerali nel marmo di Carrara: solfuri e solfosali. Riv. Mineral. Ital., 40, 1 (1-2016), 22-33.
Tetrahedrite
Formula: Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Reference: Morino A., Passarino G. (2016): Minerali nel marmo di Carrara: solfuri e solfosali. Riv. Mineral. Ital., 40, 1 (1-2016), 22-33.
Volborthite
Formula: Cu3(V2O7)(OH)2 · 2H2O
Reference: [MinRec 18:287] and Bombarda L., Granai F., Orlandi P. Le cave di val Bona e val Pulita.  Rivista Italiana di Mineralogia 2 100-102 - 1999
Wurtzite
Formula: (Zn,Fe)S
Description: Orlandi P. Franzini M. (1994). I minerali del marmo di Carrara. Silvana Editoriale, Amilcare Pizzi S.p.a. pp. 88-91
Reference: Orlandi P. Franzini M. (1994). I minerali del marmo di Carrara. Silvana Editoriale, Amilcare Pizzi S.p.a.; Morino A., Passarino G. (2016): Minerali nel marmo di Carrara: solfuri e solfosali. Riv. Mineral. Ital., 40, 1 (1-2016), 22-33.
Zinkenite
Formula: Pb9Sb22S42
Reference: Morino A., Passarino G. (2016): Minerali nel marmo di Carrara: solfuri e solfosali. Riv. Mineral. Ital., 40, 1 (1-2016), 22-33.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
'Aikinite'2.HB.05aPbCuBiS3
'Colusite'2.CB.30Cu13VAs3S16
'Cosalite'2.JB.10Pb2Bi2S5
'Galena'2.CD.10PbS
'Greenockite'2.CB.45CdS
'Pyrite'2.EB.05aFeS2
'Sphalerite'2.CB.05aZnS
'Sulvanite'2.CB.70Cu3VS4
'Tennantite'2.GB.05Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]As4S13
'Tetrahedrite'2.GB.05Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
'Wurtzite'2.CB.45(Zn,Fe)S
'Zinkenite'2.JB.35aPb9Sb22S42
Group 3 - Halides
'Fluorite'3.AB.25CaF2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
'Quartz'4.DA.05SiO2
'Rutile'4.DB.05TiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
'Calcite'5.AB.05CaCO3
'Dolomite'5.AB.10CaMg(CO3)2
'Malachite'5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
'Celestine'7.AD.35SrSO4
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
'Volborthite'8.FD.05Cu3(V2O7)(OH)2 · 2H2O

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Greenockite2.8.7.2CdS
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
Wurtzite2.8.7.1(Zn,Fe)S
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 3 - SULFOSALTS
ø > 4
Colusite3.1.1.1Cu13VAs3S16
ø = 4
Sulvanite3.2.3.1Cu3VS4
3 <ø < 4
Tennantite3.3.6.2Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]As4S13
Tetrahedrite3.3.6.1Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
ø = 3
Aikinite3.4.5.1PbCuBiS3
2.5 < ø < 3
Cosalite3.5.9.1Pb2Bi2S5
1 < ø < 2
Zinkenite3.8.1.1Pb9Sb22S42
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
AX2
Rutile4.4.1.1TiO2
Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX2
Fluorite9.2.1.1CaF2
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
AB(XO3)2
Dolomite14.2.1.1CaMg(CO3)2
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Malachite16a.3.1.1Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Celestine28.3.1.2SrSO4
Group 40 - HYDRATED NORMAL PHOSPHATES,ARSENATES AND VANADATES
A3(XO4)2·xH2O
Volborthite40.3.10.1Cu3(V2O7)(OH)2 · 2H2O
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
H VolborthiteCu3(V2O7)(OH)2 · 2H2O
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
C DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
OOxygen
O CalciteCaCO3
O CelestineSrSO4
O DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
O QuartzSiO2
O RutileTiO2
O VolborthiteCu3(V2O7)(OH)2 · 2H2O
FFluorine
F FluoriteCaF2
MgMagnesium
Mg DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
SSulfur
S AikinitePbCuBiS3
S CelestineSrSO4
S ColusiteCu13VAs3S16
S CosalitePb2Bi2S5
S GalenaPbS
S GreenockiteCdS
S PyriteFeS2
S SphaleriteZnS
S SulvaniteCu3VS4
S TennantiteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]As4S13
S TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
S Wurtzite(Zn,Fe)S
S ZinkenitePb9Sb22S42
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
Ca FluoriteCaF2
TiTitanium
Ti RutileTiO2
VVanadium
V ColusiteCu13VAs3S16
V SulvaniteCu3VS4
V VolborthiteCu3(V2O7)(OH)2 · 2H2O
FeIron
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
CuCopper
Cu AikinitePbCuBiS3
Cu ColusiteCu13VAs3S16
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
Cu SulvaniteCu3VS4
Cu TennantiteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]As4S13
Cu TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Cu VolborthiteCu3(V2O7)(OH)2 · 2H2O
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
Zn TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Zn Wurtzite(Zn,Fe)S
AsArsenic
As ColusiteCu13VAs3S16
As TennantiteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]As4S13
SrStrontium
Sr CelestineSrSO4
CdCadmium
Cd GreenockiteCdS
SbAntimony
Sb TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Sb ZinkenitePb9Sb22S42
PbLead
Pb AikinitePbCuBiS3
Pb CosalitePb2Bi2S5
Pb GalenaPbS
Pb ZinkenitePb9Sb22S42
BiBismuth
Bi AikinitePbCuBiS3
Bi CosalitePb2Bi2S5

References

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Orlandi, P., Franzini, M. (1994). I minerali del marmo di Carrara. Silvana Editoriale, Amilcare Pizzi S.p.a.
Bombarda, L., Granai, F., Orlandi, P. (1999): Le cave di val Bona e val Pulita. Rivista Italiana di Mineralogia 2: 100-102.
Morino A., Passarino G. (2016): Minerali nel marmo di Carrara: solfuri e solfosali. Riv. Mineral. Ital., 40, 1 (1-2016), 22-33.
Morino, A. (2017) I minerali nel marmo di Carrara. I minerali estetici. Rivista Mineralogica Italiana, 41, 4 (4-2017), 242-253.


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