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Calacata Quarry, Pescina-Boccanaglia quarrying basin, Carrara, Massa-Carrara Province, Tuscany, Italyi
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Calacata Quarry- not defined -
Pescina-Boccanaglia quarrying basinBasin
CarraraMunicipality
Massa-Carrara ProvinceProvince
TuscanyRegion
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
44° 6' 27'' North , 10° 6' 4'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Köppen climate type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Gragnana917 (2014)1.5km
Torano670 (2014)1.7km
Castelpoggio357 (2014)2.2km
Sorgnano387 (2014)2.3km
Miseglia449 (2014)2.9km
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Italian:
Cava Calacata, Bacino estrattivo di Pescina-Boccanaglia, Carrara, Provincia di Massa-Carrara (Provincia di Massa e Carrara), Toscana, Italia


Underground marble quarry (also known as Quarry No. 10) in the lower valley of Canale Calacata (also spelled as Calacatta), whose name has given rise to the commercial name of a yellowish variety of marble tipically quarried in the Pescina-Boccanaglia basin and in the Torano quarrying basin on Monte Crestola [group of quarries Pescina B, Ruggetta (A and B), Crestola (B and C), and Crestola Bassa (Crestola Bassa proper, La Madonna, La Madonnina, and Mandria)].

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


8 valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

Note: this is a very new system on mindat.org and data is currently VERY limited. Please bear with us while we work towards adding this information!

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Detailed Mineral List:

Albite
Formula: Na(AlSi3O8)
Reference: Del Tredici, C. (1978) Il rutilo nei marmi di Carrara. Rivista Mineralogica Italiana, 2 [9], 2, 31-32.
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Del Tredici, C. (1978) Il rutilo nei marmi di Carrara. Rivista Mineralogica Italiana, 2 [9], 2, 31-32.
'Chlorite Group'
Reference: Orlandi, P., and Criscuolo, A. (2009) Minerali del marmo delle Alpi Apuane. Parco delle Alpi Apuane - Pacini Editore, Ospedaletto-Pisa, Pisa, 180 pp.
Dolomite
Formula: CaMg(CO3)2
Reference: Del Tredici, C. (1978) Il rutilo nei marmi di Carrara. Rivista Mineralogica Italiana, 2 [9], 2, 31-32.
Gypsum
Formula: CaSO4 · 2H2O
Reference: Del Tredici, C. (1978) Il rutilo nei marmi di Carrara. Rivista Mineralogica Italiana, 2 [9], 2, 31-32.
'K Feldspar'
Reference: Del Tredici, C. (1978) Il rutilo nei marmi di Carrara. Rivista Mineralogica Italiana, 2 [9], 2, 31-32.
'K Feldspar var: Adularia'
Formula: KAlSi3O8
Reference: Del Tredici, C. (1978) Il rutilo nei marmi di Carrara. Rivista Mineralogica Italiana, 2 [9], 2, 31-32.
Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Reference: Orlandi, P., and Criscuolo, A. (2009) Minerali del marmo delle Alpi Apuane. Parco delle Alpi Apuane - Pacini Editore, Ospedaletto-Pisa, Pisa, 180 pp.
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Del Tredici, C. (1978) Il rutilo nei marmi di Carrara. Rivista Mineralogica Italiana, 2 [9], 2, 31-32.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Del Tredici, C. (1978) Il rutilo nei marmi di Carrara. Rivista Mineralogica Italiana, 2 [9], 2, 31-32; Orlandi, P., and Criscuolo, A. (2009) Minerali del marmo delle Alpi Apuane. Parco delle Alpi Apuane - Pacini Editore, Ospedaletto-Pisa, Pisa, 180 pp.
Rutile
Formula: TiO2
Reference: Del Tredici, C. (1978) Il rutilo nei marmi di Carrara. Rivista Mineralogica Italiana, 2 [9], 2, 31-32; Orlandi, P., and Criscuolo, A. (2009) Minerali del marmo delle Alpi Apuane. Parco delle Alpi Apuane - Pacini Editore, Ospedaletto-Pisa, Pisa, 180 pp.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Magnetite4.BB.05Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Rutile4.DB.05TiO2
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)
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Chlorite Group'-
'K Feldspar'-
'var: Adularia'-KAlSi3O8

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
AX2
Rutile4.4.1.1TiO2
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Magnetite7.2.2.3Fe2+Fe3+2O4
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)
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Chlorite Group'-
'K Feldspar'-
'var: Adularia'-KAlSi3O8

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
CCarbon
C DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
C CalciteCaCO3
OOxygen
O DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
O GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
O CalciteCaCO3
O RutileTiO2
O AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
O K Feldspar (var: Adularia)KAlSi3O8
O QuartzSiO2
O MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
NaSodium
Na AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
MgMagnesium
Mg DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
AlAluminium
Al AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Al K Feldspar (var: Adularia)KAlSi3O8
SiSilicon
Si AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Si K Feldspar (var: Adularia)KAlSi3O8
Si QuartzSiO2
SSulfur
S GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
S PyriteFeS2
KPotassium
K K Feldspar (var: Adularia)KAlSi3O8
CaCalcium
Ca DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
Ca GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
Ca CalciteCaCO3
TiTitanium
Ti RutileTiO2
FeIron
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4

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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Year (asc) Year (desc) Author (A-Z) Author (Z-A)
Repetti, E. (1820) Sopra l'Alpe Apuana e i marmi di Carrara. Dalla Badia Fiesolana, Fiesole, 231 pp.
Repetti, E. (1833) Dizionario geografico fisico storico della Toscana. Volume primo. Tip. A. Tofani, Firenze, xv + 845 pp.
Zaccagna, D. (1881) Una escursione nella regione marmifera del Carrarese. Bollettino del R. Comitato Geologico d'Italia, 12, 476-501.
Del Tredici, C. (1978) Il rutilo nei marmi di Carrara. Rivista Mineralogica Italiana, 2 [9], 2, 31-32.
Orlandi, P., and Criscuolo, A. (2009) Minerali del marmo delle Alpi Apuane. Parco delle Alpi Apuane - Pacini Editore, Ospedaletto-Pisa, Pisa, 180 pp.


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