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Petrified wood occurrence, Livorno (Leghorn), Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italyi
Regional Level Types
Petrified wood occurrenceBeds
Livorno (Leghorn)Municipality
Livorno ProvinceProvince
TuscanyRegion
ItalyCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 43° 33' 36'' North , 10° 23' 44'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 43.56001,10.39562
GeoHash:G#: spxru9cg7
Locality type:Beds
Köppen climate type:Csa : Hot-summer Mediterranean climate
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Limoncino186 (2014)4.0km
Pietreto177 (2014)4.0km
Nugola874 (2014)4.2km
Valle Benedetta149 (2014)4.3km
Guasticce1,320 (2014)4.4km


Petrified and carbonified wood specimens sporadically outcropping from a conglomerate bed (mainly consisting of ophiolitic clasts in a sand-clay matrix varying in colour from dark grey to dark green), attributed to the Upper Tortonian (Late Miocene), along a ridge, covered by dense shrub, located at about 70 m a.s.l. on the left side of the Ugione stream (Torrente Ugione), below the Poggio Corbolone ophiolitic body.

Loose specimens, likely coming from this occurence and a similar one located on the right side of the Ugione stream (Collesalvetti municipal territory, see https://www.mindat.org/loc-308080.html), are also found downstream along the Ugione stream bed (that divides the municipal territories of Livorno and Collesalvetti).

Lignite fissures and fractures often contains pyrite, hartite, and gypsum; petrified wood mostly consists of opal, chalcedony, and quartz (crystals less than 2-3 mm in length). A few specimens of wood, internally petrified with some carbonified parts towards the outside, contain garnet-red to dark orange droplets of amber.

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

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5 valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

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Detailed Mineral List:

'Amber'
Reference: Sammartino, F. (2015-2016) Primo ritrovamento di ambra sui Monti Livornesi. Nota preliminare. Quaderni del Museo di Storia Naturale di Livorno, 26, 117-120.
Gypsum
Formula: CaSO4 · 2H2O
Reference: Sammartino, F., Borzatti, A., von Löwenstern, A., and Grassi, R. (2011-2012) Rinvenimento e studio di alcuni macrofossili vegetali del tardo Miocene sui Monti Livornesi. Quaderni del Museo di Storia Naturale di Livorno, 24, 11-19; Sammartino, F. (2015-2016) Primo ritrovamento di ambra sui Monti Livornesi. Nota preliminare. Quaderni del Museo di Storia Naturale di Livorno, 26, 117-120.
Hartite
Formula: C20H34
Reference: Sammartino, F., Borzatti, A., von Löwenstern, A., and Grassi, R. (2011-2012) Rinvenimento e studio di alcuni macrofossili vegetali del tardo Miocene sui Monti Livornesi. Quaderni del Museo di Storia Naturale di Livorno, 24, 11-19; Sammartino, F. (2015-2016) Primo ritrovamento di ambra sui Monti Livornesi. Nota preliminare. Quaderni del Museo di Storia Naturale di Livorno, 26, 117-120.
Opal
Formula: SiO2 · nH2O
Reference: Sammartino, F., Borzatti, A., von Löwenstern, A., and Grassi, R. (2011-2012) Rinvenimento e studio di alcuni macrofossili vegetali del tardo Miocene sui Monti Livornesi. Quaderni del Museo di Storia Naturale di Livorno, 24, 11-19; Sammartino, F. (2015-2016) Primo ritrovamento di ambra sui Monti Livornesi. Nota preliminare. Quaderni del Museo di Storia Naturale di Livorno, 26, 117-120.
'Petrified Wood'
Reference: Sammartino, F., Borzatti, A., von Löwenstern, A., and Grassi, R. (2011-2012) Rinvenimento e studio di alcuni macrofossili vegetali del tardo Miocene sui Monti Livornesi. Quaderni del Museo di Storia Naturale di Livorno, 24, 11-19; Sammartino, F. (2015-2016) Primo ritrovamento di ambra sui Monti Livornesi. Nota preliminare. Quaderni del Museo di Storia Naturale di Livorno, 26, 117-120.
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Sammartino, F., Borzatti, A., von Löwenstern, A., and Grassi, R. (2011-2012) Rinvenimento e studio di alcuni macrofossili vegetali del tardo Miocene sui Monti Livornesi. Quaderni del Museo di Storia Naturale di Livorno, 24, 11-19; Sammartino, F. (2015-2016) Primo ritrovamento di ambra sui Monti Livornesi. Nota preliminare. Quaderni del Museo di Storia Naturale di Livorno, 26, 117-120.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Sammartino, F., Borzatti, A., von Löwenstern, A., and Grassi, R. (2011-2012) Rinvenimento e studio di alcuni macrofossili vegetali del tardo Miocene sui Monti Livornesi. Quaderni del Museo di Storia Naturale di Livorno, 24, 11-19; Sammartino, F. (2015-2016) Primo ritrovamento di ambra sui Monti Livornesi. Nota preliminare. Quaderni del Museo di Storia Naturale di Livorno, 26, 117-120.
Quartz var: Chalcedony
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Sammartino, F., Borzatti, A., von Löwenstern, A., and Grassi, R. (2011-2012) Rinvenimento e studio di alcuni macrofossili vegetali del tardo Miocene sui Monti Livornesi. Quaderni del Museo di Storia Naturale di Livorno, 24, 11-19; Sammartino, F. (2015-2016) Primo ritrovamento di ambra sui Monti Livornesi. Nota preliminare. Quaderni del Museo di Storia Naturale di Livorno, 26, 117-120.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Opal4.DA.10SiO2 · nH2O
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
var: Chalcedony4.DA.05SiO2
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Gypsum7.CD.40CaSO4 · 2H2O
Group 10 - Organic Compounds
Hartite10.BA.10C20H34
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Amber'-
'Petrified Wood'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
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
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with H2O and organics
Opal75.2.1.1SiO2 · nH2O
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Amber'-
Hartite-C20H34
'Petrified Wood'-
Quartz
var: Chalcedony
-SiO2

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H HartiteC20H34
H GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
H OpalSiO2 · nH2O
CCarbon
C HartiteC20H34
OOxygen
O GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
O QuartzSiO2
O OpalSiO2 · nH2O
O Quartz (var: Chalcedony)SiO2
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
Si OpalSiO2 · nH2O
Si Quartz (var: Chalcedony)SiO2
SSulfur
S PyriteFeS2
S GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
CaCalcium
Ca GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
FeIron
Fe PyriteFeS2

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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Neogene
2.588 - 23.03 Ma



ID: 3185031
Cenozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Neogene (2.588 - 23.03 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]

Pliocene
2.588 - 5.333 Ma



ID: 3139119
Pliocene clay

Age: Pliocene (2.588 - 5.333 Ma)

Lithology: Major:{clay}, Minor{sand,conglomerate,limestone}

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

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Sammartino, F., Borzatti, A., von Löwenstern, A., and Grassi, R. (2011-2012) Rinvenimento e studio di alcuni macrofossili vegetali del tardo Miocene sui Monti Livornesi. Quaderni del Museo di Storia Naturale di Livorno, 24, 11-19.
Sammartino, F. (2015-2016) Primo ritrovamento di ambra sui Monti Livornesi. Nota preliminare. Quaderni del Museo di Storia Naturale di Livorno, 26, 117-120.


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