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Betogli quarries, Torano quarrying basin, Carrara, Massa-Carrara Province, Tuscany, Italyi
Regional Level Types
Betogli quarriesGroup of Quarries
Torano quarrying basinBasin
CarraraMunicipality
Massa-Carrara ProvinceProvince
TuscanyRegion
ItalyCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
44° 5' 30'' North , 10° 7' 5'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Group of Quarries
Köppen climate type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Miseglia449 (2014)1.0km
Torano670 (2014)1.1km
Bedizzano797 (2014)1.5km
Codena745 (2014)1.6km
Carrara58,666 (2018)2.2km
Other Languages:
Italian:
Cave Betogli (Cave dei Betogli), Bacino estrattivo di Torano, Carrara, Provincia di Massa-Carrara (Provincia di Massa e Carrara), Toscana, Italia


Group of quarries, opened on the northern slope of Monte Betogli, including the quarries named Betogli A or No. 70 (see coordinates), Betogli B or No. 68 (44°5'31"N, 10°7'14"E), and Betogli Zona Mossa or No. 67 (44°5'32"N, 10°6'58"E).

At Betogli quarries good specimens of sulphur and azurite have been found.

Regions containing this locality

Eurasian PlateTectonic Plate
EuropeContinent
Apuan Alps, Tuscany, ItalyMountain Range

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


9 valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

Note: this is a very new system on mindat.org and data is currently VERY limited. Please bear with us while we work towards adding this information!

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Detailed Mineral List:

Albite
Formula: Na(AlSi3O8)
Reference: Orlandi, P., Criscuolo, A. (2009) Minerali del marmo delle Alpi Apuane. Parco delle Alpi Apuane - Pacini Editore, Ospedaletto-Pisa, Italy, 180 pp.
Azurite
Formula: Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Reference: Orlandi, P., and Criscuolo, A. (2009) Minerali del marmo delle Alpi Apuane. Parco delle Alpi Apuane - Pacini Editore, Ospedaletto-Pisa, Italy, 180 pp.
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Orlandi, P., and Criscuolo, A. (2009) Minerali del marmo delle Alpi Apuane. Parco delle Alpi Apuane - Pacini Editore, Ospedaletto-Pisa, Italy, 180 pp.
Dolomite
Formula: CaMg(CO3)2
Reference: Orlandi, P., and Criscuolo, A. (2009) Minerali del marmo delle Alpi Apuane. Parco delle Alpi Apuane - Pacini Editore, Ospedaletto-Pisa, Italy, 180 pp.
Fluorite
Formula: CaF2
Reference: Orlandi, P., and Criscuolo, A. (2009) Minerali del marmo delle Alpi Apuane. Parco delle Alpi Apuane - Pacini Editore, Ospedaletto-Pisa, Italy, 180 pp.
Gypsum
Formula: CaSO4 · 2H2O
Reference: Orlandi, P., and Criscuolo, A. (2009) Minerali del marmo delle Alpi Apuane. Parco delle Alpi Apuane - Pacini Editore, Ospedaletto-Pisa, Italy, 180 pp.
'K Feldspar'
Reference: Orlandi, P., and Criscuolo, A. (2009) Minerali del marmo delle Alpi Apuane. Parco delle Alpi Apuane - Pacini Editore, Ospedaletto-Pisa, Italy, 180 pp.
'K Feldspar var: Adularia'
Formula: KAlSi3O8
Reference: Orlandi, P., and Criscuolo, A. (2009) Minerali del marmo delle Alpi Apuane. Parco delle Alpi Apuane - Pacini Editore, Ospedaletto-Pisa, Italy, 180 pp.
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Orlandi, P., and Criscuolo, A. (2009) Minerali del marmo delle Alpi Apuane. Parco delle Alpi Apuane - Pacini Editore, Ospedaletto-Pisa, Italy, 180 pp.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Orlandi, P., and Criscuolo, A. (2009) Minerali del marmo delle Alpi Apuane. Parco delle Alpi Apuane - Pacini Editore, Ospedaletto-Pisa, Italy, 180 pp.
Sulphur
Formula: S8
Reference: Orlandi, P., and Criscuolo, A. (2009) Minerali del marmo delle Alpi Apuane. Parco delle Alpi Apuane - Pacini Editore, Ospedaletto-Pisa, Italy, 180 pp.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Sulphur1.CC.05S8
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Group 3 - Halides
Fluorite3.AB.25CaF2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Azurite5.BA.05Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Dolomite5.AB.10CaMg(CO3)2
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Gypsum7.CD.40CaSO4 · 2H2O
Group 9 - Silicates
Albite9.FA.35Na(AlSi3O8)
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'K Feldspar'-
'var: Adularia'-KAlSi3O8

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Semi-metals and non-metals
Sulphur1.3.5.1S8
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
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
Azurite16a.2.1.1Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Group 29 - HYDRATED ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4·xH2O
Gypsum29.6.3.1CaSO4 · 2H2O
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Group 76 - TECTOSILICATES Al-Si Framework
Al-Si Framework with Al-Si frameworks
Albite76.1.3.1Na(AlSi3O8)
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'K Feldspar'-
'var: Adularia'-KAlSi3O8

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
H AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
C DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
C AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
OOxygen
O QuartzSiO2
O CalciteCaCO3
O DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
O K Feldspar (var: Adularia)KAlSi3O8
O GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
O AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
O AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
FFluorine
F FluoriteCaF2
NaSodium
Na AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
MgMagnesium
Mg DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
AlAluminium
Al K Feldspar (var: Adularia)KAlSi3O8
Al AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
Si K Feldspar (var: Adularia)KAlSi3O8
Si AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
SSulfur
S PyriteFeS2
S GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
S SulphurS8
KPotassium
K K Feldspar (var: Adularia)KAlSi3O8
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
Ca GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
Ca FluoriteCaF2
FeIron
Fe PyriteFeS2
CuCopper
Cu AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2

Regional Geology

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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Cretaceous
66 - 145 Ma



ID: 3186389
Mesozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Cretaceous (66 - 145 Ma)

Lithology: Sedimentary rocks

Reference: Chorlton, L.B. Generalized geology of the world: bedrock domains and major faults in GIS format: a small-scale world geology map with an extended geological attribute database. doi: 10.4095/223767. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 5529. [154]

Cretaceous - Jurassic
66 - 201.3 Ma



ID: 3156501
Jurassic marble

Age: Mesozoic (66 - 201.3 Ma)

Description: low grade metamorphic

Lithology: Marble

Reference: Asch, K. The 1:5M International Geological Map of Europe and Adjacent Areas: Development and Implementation of a GIS-enabled Concept. Geologisches Jahrbuch, SA 3. [147]

Data and map coding provided by Macrostrat.org, used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License

References

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Year (asc) Year (desc) Author (A-Z) Author (Z-A)
Repetti, E. (1820) Sopra l'Alpe Apuana e i marmi di Carrara. Dalla Badia Fiesolana, Fiesole, 231 pp.
Repetti, E. (1833) Dizionario geografico fisico storico della Toscana. Volume primo. Tip. A. Tofani, Firenze, xv + 845 pp.
Zaccagna, D. (1881) Una escursione nella regione marmifera del Carrarese. Bollettino del R. Comitato Geologico d'Italia, 12, 476-501.
Orlandi, P., and Criscuolo, A. (2009) Minerali del marmo delle Alpi Apuane. Parco delle Alpi Apuane - Pacini Editore, Ospedaletto-Pisa, Italy, 180 pp.


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