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Crestola quarries (Crestola C Quarry), Torano quarrying basin, Carrara, Massa-Carrara Province, Tuscany, Italyi
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Crestola quarries (Crestola C Quarry)- not defined -
Torano quarrying basinBasin
CarraraMunicipality
Massa-Carrara ProvinceProvince
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
44° 5' 54'' North , 10° 6' 25'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Köppen climate type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Torano670 (2014)0.7km
Gragnana917 (2014)1.7km
Sorgnano387 (2014)1.7km
Miseglia449 (2014)1.8km
Carrara58,666 (2018)2.3km
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Italian:
Cave di Crestola (Cava Crestola C), Bacino estrattivo di Torano, Carrara, Provincia di Massa-Carrara (Provincia di Massa e Carrara), Toscana, Italia


Marble quarries along the southwest slope of Monte Crestola (542 m), just to the north of Torano. The Crestola quarrying area consists of two quarries: the inactive Crestola B, located midslope, and the active Crestola C or Quarry No. 16 (see coordinates), located near the ridge top. In the first half of the 19th century this quarrying area was known as Crestola-Cima (Repetti, 1820 and 1833).

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


10 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.
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: Orlandi, P., and Del Chiaro, L. (1989) Nuovi dati sui minerali delle geodi del marmo di Carrara. Atti della Società Toscana di Scienze Naturali, Memorie, Serie A, 96, 313-325.
'Chlorite Group'
Reference: Orlandi, P., and Del Chiaro, L. (1989) Nuovi dati sui minerali delle geodi del marmo di Carrara. Atti della Società Toscana di Scienze Naturali, Memorie, Serie A, 96, 313-325; 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.
'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 Del Chiaro, L. (1989) Nuovi dati sui minerali delle geodi del marmo di Carrara. Atti della Società Toscana di Scienze Naturali, Memorie, Serie A, 96, 313-325; 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: D’Achiardi, G. (1905) I minerali dei marmi di Carrara. Parte II. Atti della Società Toscana di Scienze Naturali, Memorie, 21, 236-264; Giampaoli, A. (1905) I minerali accessori dei marmi di Carrara; Carrara; Del Tredici, C. (1978) Il rutilo nei marmi di Carrara. Rivista Mineralogica Italiana, 2 [9], 2, 31-32; Orlandi, P., and Del Chiaro, L. (1989) Nuovi dati sui minerali delle geodi del marmo di Carrara. Atti della Società Toscana di Scienze Naturali, Memorie, Serie A, 96, 313-325.
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.
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: Jervis, G. (1874) I tesori sotterranei dell'Italia. Vol. 2: Regione dell’Appennino e vulcani attivi e spenti dipendentivi. Ermanno Loescher, Torino, XVIII+624 pp.
Sulphur
Formula: S8
Reference: Jervis, G. (1874) I tesori sotterranei dell'Italia. Vol. 2: Regione dell’Appennino e vulcani attivi e spenti dipendentivi. Ermanno Loescher, Torino, XVIII+624 pp.; D’Achiardi, G. (1905) I minerali dei marmi di Carrara. Parte I. Parte II. Atti della Società Toscana di Scienze Naturali, Memorie, 21, 49-57 (Parte I); 236-264 (Parte II); Franzini, M., Orlandi, P., Bracci, G., and Dalena, D. (1982) I minerali del marmo di Carrara. Rivista Mineralogica Italiana Ed., Milano, 110 pp.; Biagioni, C., Orlandi, P., Camarda, S., Chinellato, M., Appiani, R., Del Chiaro, L., and Sanguineti, G. (2019) Minerals from marbles of Carrara and the Apuan Alps. LoGisma editore, Vicchio (Firenze) - Musumeci S.p.A., Quart (Aosta), 144 pp.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Sulphur1.CC.05S8
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
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 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 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Semi-metals and non-metals
Sulphur1.3.5.1S8
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
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 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

CCarbon
C DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
C CalciteCaCO3
OOxygen
O RutileTiO2
O QuartzSiO2
O MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
O DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
O CalciteCaCO3
O AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
O K Feldspar (var: Adularia)KAlSi3O8
NaSodium
Na AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
MgMagnesium
Mg DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
AlAluminium
Al AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Al K Feldspar (var: Adularia)KAlSi3O8
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
Si AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Si K Feldspar (var: Adularia)KAlSi3O8
SSulfur
S PyriteFeS2
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S SulphurS8
S SphaleriteZnS
KPotassium
K K Feldspar (var: Adularia)KAlSi3O8
CaCalcium
Ca DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
Ca CalciteCaCO3
TiTitanium
Ti RutileTiO2
FeIron
Fe MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
CuCopper
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS

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.
Jervis, G. (1874) I tesori sotterranei dell'Italia. Vol. 2: Regione dell’Appennino e vulcani attivi e spenti dipendentivi. Ermanno Loescher, Torino, XVIII+624 pp.
Zaccagna, D. (1881) Una escursione nella regione marmifera del Carrarese. Bollettino del R. Comitato Geologico d'Italia, 12, 476-501.
D’Achiardi, G. (1905) I minerali dei marmi di Carrara. Parte I. Parte II. Atti della Società Toscana di Scienze Naturali, Memorie, 21, 49-57 (Parte I); 236-264 (Parte II).
Del Tredici, C. (1978) Il rutilo nei marmi di Carrara. Rivista Mineralogica Italiana, 2 [9], 2, 31-32.
Franzini, M., Orlandi, P., Bracci, G., and Dalena, D. (1982) I minerali del marmo di Carrara. Rivista Mineralogica Italiana Ed., Milano, 110 pp.
Orlandi, P., and Del Chiaro, L. (1989) Nuovi dati sui minerali delle geodi del marmo di Carrara. Atti della Società Toscana di Scienze Naturali, Memorie, Serie A, 96, 313-325.
Orlandi, P., and Criscuolo, A. (2009) Minerali del marmo delle Alpi Apuane. Parco delle Alpi Apuane - Pacini Editore, Ospedaletto-Pisa, Pisa, 180 pp.
Biagioni, C., Orlandi, P., Camarda, S., Chinellato, M., Appiani, R., Del Chiaro, L., and Sanguineti, G. (2019) Minerals from marbles of Carrara and the Apuan Alps. LoGisma editore, Vicchio (Firenze) - Musumeci S.p.A., Quart (Aosta), 144 pp.


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