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Cardellino quarries (Fosso Cardellino quarries), Colonnata quarrying basin, Carrara, Massa-Carrara Province, Tuscany, Italyi
Regional Level Types
Cardellino quarries (Fosso Cardellino quarries)Group of Quarries
Colonnata quarrying basinBasin
CarraraMunicipality
Massa-Carrara ProvinceProvince
TuscanyRegion
ItalyCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
44° 5' 0'' North , 10° 8' 28'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Group of Quarries
Köppen climate type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Colonnata268 (2014)1.2km
Bedizzano797 (2014)1.4km
Miseglia449 (2014)2.0km
Casette635 (2014)2.3km
Codena745 (2014)2.4km
Other Languages:
Italian:
Cave Cardellino (Cave Fosso Cardellino), Carrara, Provincia di Massa-Carrara (Provincia di Massa e Carrara), Toscana, Italia


Located on the right side of the valley. There are 2 quarrying areas at different levels: the higher altitude Fosso Cardellino A (Cardellino A) or Quarry no. 156 (44°5'13"N, 10°5'18"E) is abandoned; the lower one (Fosso del Cardellino B and C quarries) is still exploited.
The higher quarry was known for fine specimens of sulphur (well-formed crystals up to 5 mm) and sphalerite (usually in matrix, rarely in vugs, up to 1 cm in size, amber colour).
The lower quarry has a richer mineral assemblage. Best specimens of sulvanite were found here. Other noteworthy minerals include colusite, sphalerite, wurtzite, and fluorite. Recent findings are scarce.

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


11 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:

Bournonite
Formula: PbCuSbS3
Reference: Domenico Forloni collection
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Matteo Chinellato Collection
Colusite
Formula: Cu13VAs3S16
Reference: Biagioni, C., Orlandi, P., Camarda, S., Chinellato, M., Appiani, R., Del Chiaro, L., and Sanguineti, G. (2019) Minerals from marbles of Carrara and the Apuan Alps. LoGisma editore, Vicchio (Firenze) - Musumeci S.p.A., Quart (Aosta), 144 pp.
Fluorite
Formula: CaF2
Reference: Biagioni, C., Orlandi, P., Camarda, S., Chinellato, M., Appiani, R., Del Chiaro, L., and Sanguineti, G. (2019) Minerals from marbles of Carrara and the Apuan Alps. LoGisma editore, Vicchio (Firenze) - Musumeci S.p.A., Quart (Aosta), 144 pp.
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: Domenico Forloni collection
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Matteo Chinellato Collection
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: Dallegno, A., and Mazzoleni, G. (2014) Sfalerite e wurtzite. La fluorescenza dei cristalli nei geodi del marmo di Carrara. Rivista Mineralogica Italiana, 38, 4 (4-2014), 222-239; Morino, A., and Passarino, G. (2014) I minerali delle cavità dei marmi Carrara: sfalerite e wurtzite. Rivista Mineralogica Italiana, 38, 4 (4-2014), 212-221; Biagioni, C., Orlandi, P., Camarda, S., Chinellato, M., Appiani, R., Del Chiaro, L., and Sanguineti, G. (2019) Minerals from marbles of Carrara and the Apuan Alps. LoGisma editore, Vicchio (Firenze) - Musumeci S.p.A., Quart (Aosta), 144 pp.
Sulphur
Formula: S8
Reference: Biagioni, C., Orlandi, P., Camarda, S., Chinellato, M., Appiani, R., Del Chiaro, L., and Sanguineti, G. (2019) Minerals from marbles of Carrara and the Apuan Alps. LoGisma editore, Vicchio (Firenze) - Musumeci S.p.A., Quart (Aosta), 144 pp.
Sulvanite
Formula: Cu3VS4
Reference: Biagioni, C., Orlandi, P., Camarda, S., Chinellato, M., Appiani, R., Del Chiaro, L., and Sanguineti, G. (2019) Minerals from marbles of Carrara and the Apuan Alps. LoGisma editore, Vicchio (Firenze) - Musumeci S.p.A., Quart (Aosta), 144 pp.
Tetrahedrite
Formula: Cu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2Sb4S12S
Reference: Matteo Chinellato Collection
Wurtzite
Formula: (Zn,Fe)S
Reference: Dallegno, A., and Mazzoleni, G. (2014) Sfalerite e wurtzite. La fluorescenza dei cristalli nei geodi del marmo di Carrara. Rivista Mineralogica Italiana, 38, 4 (4-2014), 222-239; Biagioni, C., Orlandi, P., Camarda, S., Chinellato, M., Appiani, R., Del Chiaro, L., and Sanguineti, G. (2019) Minerals from marbles of Carrara and the Apuan Alps. LoGisma editore, Vicchio (Firenze) - Musumeci S.p.A., Quart (Aosta), 144 pp.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Sulphur1.CC.05S8
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Bournonite2.GA.50PbCuSbS3
Colusite2.CB.30Cu13VAs3S16
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Sulvanite2.CB.70Cu3VS4
Tetrahedrite2.GB.05Cu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2Sb4S12S
Wurtzite2.CB.45(Zn,Fe)S
Group 3 - Halides
Fluorite3.AB.25CaF2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3

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
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
Wurtzite2.8.7.1(Zn,Fe)S
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 3 - SULFOSALTS
ø > 4
Colusite3.1.1.1Cu13VAs3S16
ø = 4
Sulvanite3.2.3.1Cu3VS4
3 <ø < 4
Tetrahedrite3.3.6.1Cu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2Sb4S12S
ø = 3
Bournonite3.4.3.2PbCuSbS3
Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX2
Fluorite9.2.1.1CaF2
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3

List of minerals for each chemical element

CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
OOxygen
O CalciteCaCO3
FFluorine
F FluoriteCaF2
SSulfur
S PyriteFeS2
S ColusiteCu13VAs3S16
S TetrahedriteCu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2Sb4S12S
S Wurtzite(Zn,Fe)S
S SulvaniteCu3VS4
S SphaleriteZnS
S SulphurS8
S BournonitePbCuSbS3
S GalenaPbS
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca FluoriteCaF2
VVanadium
V ColusiteCu13VAs3S16
V SulvaniteCu3VS4
FeIron
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe TetrahedriteCu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2Sb4S12S
CuCopper
Cu ColusiteCu13VAs3S16
Cu TetrahedriteCu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2Sb4S12S
Cu SulvaniteCu3VS4
Cu BournonitePbCuSbS3
ZnZinc
Zn TetrahedriteCu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2Sb4S12S
Zn Wurtzite(Zn,Fe)S
Zn SphaleriteZnS
AsArsenic
As ColusiteCu13VAs3S16
SbAntimony
Sb TetrahedriteCu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2Sb4S12S
Sb BournonitePbCuSbS3
PbLead
Pb BournonitePbCuSbS3
Pb GalenaPbS

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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Dallegno, A., and Mazzoleni, G. (2014) Sfalerite e wurtzite. La fluorescenza dei cristalli nei geodi del marmo di Carrara. Rivista Mineralogica Italiana, 38, 4 (4-2014), 222-239.
Morino, A., and Passarino, G. (2014) I minerali delle cavità dei marmi Carrara: sfalerite e wurtzite. Rivista Mineralogica Italiana, 38, 4 (4-2014), 212-221.
Biagioni, C., Orlandi, P., Camarda, S., Chinellato, M., Appiani, R., Del Chiaro, L., and Sanguineti, G. (2019) Minerals from marbles of Carrara and the Apuan Alps. LoGisma editore, Vicchio (Firenze) - Musumeci S.p.A., Quart (Aosta), 144 pp.


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