Val di Serra Quarry, Pilcante, Ala, Lagarina Valley, Trento Province, Trentino-Alto Adige (Trentino-Südtirol), Italy
|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||45° 47' 23'' North , 11° 0' 28'' East|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||45.78991,11.00799|
|Other regions containing this locality:||The Alps, Europe|
|Köppen climate type:||Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate|
|Name(s) in local language(s):||Cava Val di Serra, Pilcante, Ala, Val Lagarina (Vallagarina), Provincia di Trento, Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol (Trentino-Südtirol), Italia|
Abandoned brucite marble quarry located between the villages of Pilcante and Chizzola, operated by the company Menegolli from 1962 to 1992.
This brucite marble, commercially known as pearl grey marble, is the product of contact metamorphism, originated from Cenozoic basaltic intrusions in Late Triassic dolostone (Dolomia Principale Formation), and contains magnesium minerals such as brucite, hydromagnesite, and lizardite. Some minerals (zeolites etc.) are found in cavities of the magmatic rock.
The presence of cafetite (as aggregates of yellow-orange tabular crystals) and kassite (as spherules of lamellar microcrystals, varying in colour from yellow to orange, brown or greyish), in association with vesuvianite, grossular, magnetite, pyroaurite-2H, hydrotalcite, lizardite, etc., has been recently reported (Bortolozzi et al., 2013).
44 valid minerals.
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145 - 201.3 Ma
|Jurassic sedimentary rocks|