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Bicchieri Quarry (Lorano Basso Quarry), Torano quarrying basin, Carrara, Massa-Carrara Province, Tuscany, Italyi
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Bicchieri Quarry (Lorano Basso Quarry)Quarry
Torano quarrying basinBasin
CarraraMunicipality
Massa-Carrara ProvinceProvince
TuscanyRegion
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
44° 6' 13'' North , 10° 7' 11'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Köppen climate type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Torano670 (2014)1.8km
Miseglia449 (2014)2.3km
Gragnana917 (2014)2.7km
Bedizzano797 (2014)2.8km
Sorgnano387 (2014)2.9km
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Italian:
Cava Bicchieri (Cava Lorano Basso), Bacino estrattivo di Torano, Carrara, Provincia di Massa-Carrara (Provincia di Massa e Carrara), Toscana, Italia


Old quarry, also known as Lorano Basso or Fossa dei Bicchieri, to the northwest of the Fossa degli Angeli-La Facciata quarrying area.

Regions containing this locality

Eurasian PlateTectonic Plate
EuropeContinent
Apuan Alps, Tuscany, ItalyMountain Range

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

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10 valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

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Detailed Mineral List:

Albite
Formula: Na(AlSi3O8)
Reference: Orlandi, P., Bracci, G., Dalena, D., Duchi, G., and Vezzalini, G. (1980) I minerali delle geodi della formazione marmifera di Carrara. Atti della Società Toscana di Scienze Naturali, Memorie, serie A, 87, 93-124; Franzini, M., Orlandi, P., Bracci, G., and Dalena, D. (1982) I minerali del marmo di Carrara. Rivista Mineralogica Italiana Ed., Milano, 110 pp.
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: D’Achiardi, G. (1905) I minerali dei marmi di Carrara. Parte II. Atti della Società Toscana di Scienze Naturali, Memorie, 21, 236-264.
Dolomite
Formula: CaMg(CO3)2
Reference: Orlandi, P., Bracci, G., Dalena, D., Duchi, G., and Vezzalini, G. (1980) I minerali delle geodi della formazione marmifera di Carrara. Atti della Società Toscana di Scienze Naturali, Memorie, serie A, 87, 93-124; Franzini, M., Orlandi, P., Bracci, G., and Dalena, D. (1982) I minerali del marmo di Carrara. Rivista Mineralogica Italiana Ed., Milano, 110 pp.
Gypsum
Formula: CaSO4 · 2H2O
Reference: D’Achiardi, G. (1905) I minerali dei marmi di Carrara. Parte II. Atti della Società Toscana di Scienze Naturali, Memorie, 21, 236-264; Orlandi, P., Bracci, G., Dalena, D., Duchi, G., and Vezzalini, G. (1980) I minerali delle geodi della formazione marmifera di Carrara. Atti della Società Toscana di Scienze Naturali, Memorie, serie A, 87, 93-124; Franzini, M., Orlandi, P., Bracci, G., and Dalena, D. (1982) I minerali del marmo di Carrara. Rivista Mineralogica Italiana Ed., Milano, 110 pp.
Orpiment ?
Formula: As2S3
Description: Mentioned by D'Achiardi (1905) as an alteration product of realgar, in the form of thin yellow scales and orange-yellow spots on the former. The yellow to yellow-orange mineral mentioned by this author, and later by other authors, is actually pararealgar (orpiment cannot derive from the alteration of realgar, that usually alters into pararealgar). Consequently, the occurrence of orpiment from the marble cavities of this locality has to be considered as questionable (Biagioni et al., 2019).
Reference: D’Achiardi, G. (1905) I minerali dei marmi di Carrara. Parte II. Atti della Società Toscana di Scienze Naturali, Memorie, 21, 236-264; Franzini, M., Orlandi, P., Bracci, G., and Dalena, D. (1982) I minerali del marmo di Carrara. Rivista Mineralogica Italiana Ed., Milano, 110 pp.; 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.
Pararealgar
Formula: As4S4
Description: The thin yellow scales and orange-yellow spots on realgar, mentioned by D'Achiardi (1905) as orpiment, are ascribable to pararealgar (Biagioni et al., 2019).
Reference: D’Achiardi, G. (1905) I minerali dei marmi di Carrara. Parte II. Atti della Società Toscana di Scienze Naturali, Memorie, 21, 236-264 (Parte II); 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.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Orlandi, P., Bracci, G., Dalena, D., Duchi, G., and Vezzalini, G. (1980) I minerali delle geodi della formazione marmifera di Carrara. Atti della Società Toscana di Scienze Naturali, Memorie, serie A, 87, 93-124; Franzini, M., Orlandi, P., Bracci, G., and Dalena, D. (1982) I minerali del marmo di Carrara. Rivista Mineralogica Italiana Ed., Milano, 110 pp.
Realgar
Formula: As4S4
Reference: D’Achiardi, G. (1905) I minerali dei marmi di Carrara. Parte II. Atti della Società Toscana di Scienze Naturali, Memorie, 21, 236-264; They, A. (1977) Guida ai minerali del marmo di Carrara e Massa. Cantucci Editori, Bologna, 64 pp.; Orlandi, P., Bracci, G., Dalena, D., Duchi, G., and Vezzalini, G. (1980) I minerali delle geodi della formazione marmifera di Carrara. Atti della Società Toscana di Scienze Naturali, Memorie, serie A, 87, 93-124; Franzini, M., Orlandi, P., Bracci, G., and Dalena, D. (1982) I minerali del marmo di Carrara. Rivista Mineralogica Italiana Ed., Milano, 110 pp.; 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.
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: Orlandi, P., Bracci, G., Dalena, D., Duchi, G., and Vezzalini, G. (1980) I minerali delle geodi della formazione marmifera di Carrara. Atti della Società Toscana di Scienze Naturali, Memorie, serie A, 87, 93-124; Franzini, M., Orlandi, P., Bracci, G., and Dalena, D. (1982) I minerali del marmo di Carrara. Rivista Mineralogica Italiana Ed., Milano, 110 pp.
Sulphur
Formula: S8
Reference: Orlandi, P., Bracci, G., Dalena, D., Duchi, G., and Vezzalini, G. (1980) I minerali delle geodi della formazione marmifera di Carrara. Atti della Società Toscana di Scienze Naturali, Memorie, serie A, 87, 93-124; Franzini, M., Orlandi, P., Bracci, G., and Dalena, D. (1982) I minerali del marmo di Carrara. Rivista Mineralogica Italiana Ed., Milano, 110 pp.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Sulphur1.CC.05S8
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Orpiment ?2.FA.30As2S3
Pararealgar2.FA.15bAs4S4
Realgar2.FA.15aAs4S4
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
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)

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
Pararealgar2.8.21.2As4S4
Realgar2.8.21.1As4S4
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:3
Orpiment ?2.11.1.1As2S3
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
AB(XO3)2
Dolomite14.2.1.1CaMg(CO3)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)

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
CCarbon
C DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
C CalciteCaCO3
OOxygen
O QuartzSiO2
O DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
O AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
O GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
O CalciteCaCO3
NaSodium
Na AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
MgMagnesium
Mg DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
AlAluminium
Al AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
Si AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
SSulfur
S SulphurS8
S GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
S SphaleriteZnS
S RealgarAs4S4
S PararealgarAs4S4
S OrpimentAs2S3
CaCalcium
Ca DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
Ca GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
Ca CalciteCaCO3
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
AsArsenic
As RealgarAs4S4
As PararealgarAs4S4
As OrpimentAs2S3

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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D’Achiardi, G. (1905) I minerali dei marmi di Carrara. Parte II. Atti della Società Toscana di Scienze Naturali, Memorie, 21, 236-264.
They, A. (1977) Guida ai minerali del marmo di Carrara e Massa. Cantucci Editori, Bologna, 64 pp.
Orlandi, P., Bracci, G., Dalena, D., Duchi, G., and Vezzalini, G. (1980) I minerali delle geodi della formazione marmifera di Carrara. Atti della Società Toscana di Scienze Naturali, Memorie, serie A, 87, 93-124.
Franzini, M., Orlandi, P., Bracci, G., and Dalena, D. (1982) I minerali del marmo di Carrara. Rivista Mineralogica Italiana Ed., Milano, 110 pp.
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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