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Buca dell'Angina Mine, Sant'Anna di Stazzema, Stazzema, Apuan Alps, Lucca Province, Tuscany, Italy

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Location is approximate, estimate based on other nearby localities.
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 43° 58' 0'' North , 10° 16' 59'' East (est.)
Margin of Error:~0km
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:Csa : Hot-summer Mediterranean climate
Name(s) in local language(s):Miniera di Buca dell'Angina, Sant'Anna di Stazzema, Stazzema, Alpi Apuane, Lucca, Toscana, Italia

Cu-Ag-Au deposit hosted in the Grezzoni formation of the Sant' Anna tectonic window. The mineralization is represented by quartz-baryte-fluorite veins with tetrahedrite disseminations. Tetrahedrite is rich in Hg and Au (up to 48 g/ton, according to old authors). This locality is famous for the big crystals of geocronite found in the 19th century (even if probably these crystals came from the nearby Pollone mine).

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23 valid minerals.

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Fiedler, G. (1846) Sur un cuivre gris en filons dans un terrain calcaire (Canal dell’Angina). Annales des Mines, Paris, IV, 11: 624.
D'Achiardi A. (1872/73) Mineralogia della Toscana. Arnaldo Forni Editore, Pisa.
D’Achiardi A. (1877) Miniere di mercurio in Toscana e considerazioni generali sulla genesi loro. Atti della Società Toscana di Scienze Naturali, Memorie, 3: 133-149.
Amodio Morelli, L. and Menchetti, S. (1969) Su alcuni minerali della zona del Bottino e del Canale dell'Angina-Zulfello (Alpi Apuane). Atti della Società Toscana di Scienze Naturali, Memorie, Serie A: 417-445.
Menchetti, S. (1970) Sulla arsenpolibasite del Canale dell’Angina (Alpi Apuane). Atti della Società Toscana di Scienze Naturali, Memorie, 77: 111-122.
Bassani, U. (1973) Il giacimento a solfuri di piombo e zinco di Val di Castello Carducci (Apuane-LU). Notizie del Gruppo Mineralogico Lombardo, 7: 12-24.
De Michele, V. (1974) Guida mineralogica d'Italia. Istituto Geografico De Agostini, Novara, 2 vol.
Carobbi, G. and Rodolico, F. (1976) I minerali della Toscana. Saggio di mineralogia regionale. Accademia Toscana di Scienze e Lettere “La Colombaria”, Ed. Leo G. Olschki, Firenze.
Cencetti, S. (1989) Le mineralizzazioni a Cu (Ag-Au) di Buca dell'Angina nella finestra tettonica di Sant'Anna (Alpi Apuane). Tesi di laurea inedita, Università di Firenze.
Benvenuti, M., Cortecci, G., Costagliola, P., Lattanzi, P., Ruggieri, G., and Tanelli, G. (1992) The metamorphic precious- and base-metal deposits of the Bottino-Valdicastello region (Apuan Alps, Tuscany): an overview. Acta Vulcanologica, 2: 45-54.
Lattanzi, P., Benvenuti, M., Costagliola, P., and Tanelli, G. (1994) An overview on recent research on the metallogeny of Tuscany, with special reference to the Apuane Alps. Memorie della Società Geologica Italiana, 48: 613-625.
Biagioni, C. (2009) Minerali della Provincia di Lucca. Associazione Micro-Mineralogica Italiana, Cremona, 352 pp.

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