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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

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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:
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
Apuan Alps, Tuscany, ItalyMountain Range

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List

7 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

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
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
Formula: PbAsSbS4
Reference: Matteo Chinellato collection
Formula: As2S3
Reference: Matteo Chinellato collection
Formula: As4S4
Reference: Matteo Chinellato collection
Formula: Pb4Sb6S13
Reference: Matteo Chinellato collection
Formula: ZnS
Reference: Matteo Chinellato collection

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:3
ø > 4
ø = 4
2 < ø < 2.49
ø = 2

List of minerals for each chemical element

S SphaleriteZnS
S GuettarditePbAsSbS4
S RobinsonitePb4Sb6S13
S OrpimentAs2S3
S RealgarAs4S4
S EnargiteCu3AsS4
S ColusiteCu13VAs3S16
V ColusiteCu13VAs3S16
Cu EnargiteCu3AsS4
Cu ColusiteCu13VAs3S16
Zn SphaleriteZnS
As GuettarditePbAsSbS4
As OrpimentAs2S3
As RealgarAs4S4
As EnargiteCu3AsS4
As ColusiteCu13VAs3S16
Sb GuettarditePbAsSbS4
Sb RobinsonitePb4Sb6S13
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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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]

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


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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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