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Val di Serra Quarry, Pilcante, Ala, Lagarina Valley, Trento Province, Trentino-Alto Adige (Trentino-Südtirol), Italy

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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).


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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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Jurassic
145 - 201.3 Ma



ID: 1381602
Jurassic sedimentary rocks

Age: Jurassic (145 - 201.3 Ma)

Lithology: Sedimentary rocks

Reference: Geological Survey of Canada. Generalized geological map of the world and linked databases. doi:10.4095/195142. Open File 2915d. [18]

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References

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- Morandi, N., Perna, G. (1970): Il marmo grigio perla (marmo a brucite) nelle province di Trento, Vicenza e Verona. L'Industria Mineraria nel Trentino-Alto Adige. Vol. 3. Arti Grafiche Saturnia, Trento, 33-66.
- Del Caldo, A., Moro, C., Gramaccioli, C.M., Boscardin, M. (1973): Guida ai minerali. Fratelli Fabbri Editori, Milano, 208 pp.
- Pagani, G. (1973): Le gite del G.M.L. nel '72. Cava di marmo a brucite in Val di Serra (Pilcante, TN). Notizie Gr. Mineral. Lombardo, 4, 1 (marzo 1973), 9.
- De Michele, V. (1974): Guida mineralogica d'Italia. Istituto Geografico De Agostini, Novara, 2 vol., 408 pp.
- Exel, R. (1980): Die Mineralien Tirols. Band 1. Südtirol und Trentino. Athesia Druck, Bolzano-Bozen, 213 pp.
- Boscardin, M., Bortolozzi, G., Cassinelli, C. (1984): I minerali della cava di Val di Serra, Pilcante, Trento. Riv. Mineral. Ital., 8, 4 (4-1984), 143-148.
- Exel, R. (1987): Guida mineralogica del Trentino e del Sudtirolo. Casa Editrice Athesia, Bolzano-Bozen, 205 pp.
- Bortolozzi, G., Boscardin, M., Rocchetti, I., Bersani, D. (2013): Cafetite e kassite della cava di Pilcante in Val d'Adige (Ala, Trento). Micro, 11, 1, 39-48.

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