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Monte Folgorito, Pietrasanta, Apuan Alps, Lucca Province, Tuscany, Italy

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Location is approximate, estimate based on other nearby localities.
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 43° 57' North , 10° 16' East (est.)
Margin of Error:~0km

Quartz veins with lazulite are embedded in the Carnic sericitic phyllites and metaconglomerates. The primary rocks were a succession of sands, clays and conglomerates, metamorphosed to the greenschists facies during a tectono-metamorphic event developed between 27 and 8 My.
Inside these rocks and the quartz veins, there are kyanite, pyrophyllite, chlorite and hematite; lazulite is present only inside some among them.

The mineralized quartz veins in phyllitic rocks and metaconglomerates are located on southern side of Mt Folgorito, in a locality named "Strinato" along the road from Strettoia Village that reaches Cerreta S. Nicola.

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- Dini A., Bramanti A., Mancini S, Orlandi P., 1997. La lazulite del Monte Folgorito (Alpi Apuane), Pietrasanta, Lucca. Riv. Miner. Ital., 21, 171-178.
- Orlandi P., 1997. Zibaldone di mineralogia italiana. [Svanbergite]. Riv. Miner. Ital., 21, 182.

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