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Menegolli Quarry (Marmi Quarry), Cogollo del Cengio, Astico Valley, Vicenza Province, Veneto, Italy

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Location is approximate, estimate based on other nearby localities.
 
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 45° 40' 22'' North , 11° 29' 32'' East (est.)
Margin of Error:~0km
Köppen climate type:Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate
Name(s) in local language(s):Cava Menegolli (Cava Marmi), Cogollo del Cengio, Val d'Astico (Valdastico), Vicenza, Veneto, Italia


Abandoned brucite marble quarry at 495 m a.s.l., SSE of Pedescala.

Menegolli quarry and the contiguous Pian dei Rossetti quarry (Cogollo del Cengio municipality) as well as other quarries in this area, exploited a brucite marble, commercially known as pearl grey marble, which is the product of contact metamorphism, originated from Cenozoic basaltic intrusions in Late Triassic (Norian) dolostone (Dolomia Principale Formation).

During the quarrying operations excellent crystals of brucite were recovered. Peculiar minerals at this quarry are artinite and tochilinite.




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18 valid minerals.

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References

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- Del Caldo, A., Moro, C., Gramaccioli, C.M. and Boscardin, M. (1973): Guida ai minerali. Fratelli Fabbri Editori, Milano, 208 pp.
- De Michele V. (1974): Guida mineralogica d'Italia. Istituto Geografico De Agostini, Novara, 2 vol., 408 pp.
- Boscardin M., Girardi A., Violati Tescari O. (1975): Minerali del Vicentino. Club Alpino Italiano - Sezione di Vicenza, Tipolitografia I. S. G., Vicenza, 72 pp.
- Boscardin M., De Zen L., Zordan A. (1989): I minerali della Val Leogra e della Val d'Astico nel Vicentino. Cassa Rurale e Artigiana di Schio, Grafiche Marcolin, Schio, 140 pp.
- Zordan A., Boscardin M. (2006): Aggiornamenti di mineralogia nel Vicentino. Determinazioni 2006. Studi e Ricerche, Associazione Amici del Museo, Museo Civico "G. Zannato", Montecchio Maggiore, 13, 35-40.
- Boscardin M., Daleffe A., Rocchetti I., Zordan A. (2011): Minerali del Vicentino - Aggiornamenti, località e nuove determinazioni. Museo di Archeologia e Scienze Naturali “G. Zannato” – Montecchio Maggiore (Vicenza), 183 pp.
- Zordan A. (2014): Provincia di Vicenza. In: Zorzi F., Boscardin M. (eds.), Minerali del Veneto. Alla scoperta sei tesori della nostra regione. Museo di Storia Naturale e Archeologia di Montebelluna - Treviso, Cierre Edizioni, Sommacampagna, 173-246.

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