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Pitone quarry, Seravezza Basin, Seravezza, Lucca Province, Tuscany, Italyi
Regional Level Types
Pitone quarryQuarry (Active)
Seravezza BasinGroup of Quarries
Seravezza- not defined -
Lucca ProvinceProvince
TuscanyRegion
ItalyCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 43° 59' 27'' North , 10° 14' 12'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 43.99111,10.23667
GeoHash:G#: spz62bq4g
Locality type:Quarry (Active) - last checked 2019
Deposit first discovered:1980
Age:1980 Ma
Geologic Time:Orosirian
Köppen climate type:Csa : Hot-summer Mediterranean climate
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Seravezza1,194 (2014)0.9km
Giustagnana103 (2014)1.4km
Minazzana114 (2014)1.4km
Riomagno226 (2014)1.8km
Capriglia255 (2014)2.3km


Located along the Serra river valley, this quarry became famous in the 1980s owing to the finding of well-crystallized sulfosalts (e.g., guettardite, robinsonite)as well as sulfides (orpiment, realgar). After a long period of abandonment, it was reopened at the beginning of the 2010s. During the first phase of the new activity, some nice sulfosalt specimens have been recovered in the old dumps.
Fine specimens of Enargite, tabular pitch-black crystals up to 4-5mm in size with bright metallic lustre, associated with stibnite, wurtzite, sphalerite and acicular sulfosalts.
Guettardite occurs as small acicular crystals deeply striated parallel to the elongation with black colour and metallic lustre.

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


7 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Colusite
Formula: Cu13VAs3S16
Reference: Biagioni C., Orlandi P., Camarda S., Chinellato M., Appiani R., Del Chiaro L., Sanguineti G., (2019) Minerals from marbles of Carrara and the Apuan Alps. Page 45
Enargite
Formula: Cu3AsS4
Reference: Biagioni C., Orlandi P., Camarda S., Chinellato M., Appiani R., Del Chiaro L., Sanguineti G., (2019) Minerals from marbles of Carrara and the Apuan Alps. Page 48
Guettardite
Formula: PbAsSbS4
Reference: Matteo Chinellato collection
Orpiment
Formula: As2S3
Reference: Matteo Chinellato collection
Realgar
Formula: As4S4
Reference: Matteo Chinellato collection
Robinsonite
Formula: Pb4Sb6S13
Reference: Matteo Chinellato collection
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: Matteo Chinellato collection

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Colusite2.CB.30Cu13VAs3S16
Enargite2.KA.05Cu3AsS4
Guettardite2.HC.05aPbAsSbS4
Orpiment2.FA.30As2S3
Realgar2.FA.15aAs4S4
Robinsonite2.HC.20Pb4Sb6S13
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Realgar2.8.21.1As4S4
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:3
Orpiment2.11.1.1As2S3
Group 3 - SULFOSALTS
ø > 4
Colusite3.1.1.1Cu13VAs3S16
ø = 4
Enargite3.2.1.1Cu3AsS4
2 < ø < 2.49
Robinsonite3.6.16.1Pb4Sb6S13
ø = 2
Guettardite3.7.8.2PbAsSbS4

List of minerals for each chemical element

SSulfur
S SphaleriteZnS
S GuettarditePbAsSbS4
S RobinsonitePb4Sb6S13
S OrpimentAs2S3
S RealgarAs4S4
S EnargiteCu3AsS4
S ColusiteCu13VAs3S16
VVanadium
V ColusiteCu13VAs3S16
CuCopper
Cu EnargiteCu3AsS4
Cu ColusiteCu13VAs3S16
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
AsArsenic
As GuettarditePbAsSbS4
As OrpimentAs2S3
As RealgarAs4S4
As EnargiteCu3AsS4
As ColusiteCu13VAs3S16
SbAntimony
Sb GuettarditePbAsSbS4
Sb RobinsonitePb4Sb6S13
PbLead
Pb GuettarditePbAsSbS4
Pb RobinsonitePb4Sb6S13

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]

Permian
251.902 - 298.9 Ma



ID: 3141608
Permian quartzite

Age: Phanerozoic (251.902 - 298.9 Ma)

Description: low grade metamorphic

Lithology: Major:{quartzite}, Minor{gneiss,phyllite}

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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Biagioni, C., Orlandi, P., Camarda, S., Chinellato, M., Appiani, R., Del Chiaro, L., Sanguinetti, G. (2019): Minerals from Marbles of Carrara and the Apuan Alps. LoGisma, Ed., Vicchio (Firenze), 144 pp.


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