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Madielle quarries, Madielle basin, Massa, Massa-Carrara Province, Tuscany, Italyi
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Madielle quarries- not defined -
Madielle basinGroup of Quarries
MassaMunicipality
Massa-Carrara ProvinceProvince
TuscanyRegion
ItalyCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
44° 2' 36'' North , 10° 11' 39'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Köppen climate type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Antona308 (2014)1.9km
Altagnana173 (2014)2.0km
Sant'Eustachio291 (2014)2.4km
Pariana403 (2014)2.4km
Canevara340 (2014)2.6km


The quarry is exploited on different levels.
Best samples of dawsonite, stibnite are found in marble cavities. Additionally covellite, enargite, moëloite, zinkenite, sphalerite.
Rarely sulphur is found, as bipyramidal crystals up to 4-5mm.
Bournonite found as tabular twinned crystals with metallic lustre and black colour (Orlandi and Belle, 2002)
Chalcocite found as bipyramidal crystals with a pseudo-hexagonal outline, associated with other copper minerals (tetrahedrite, covellite). Orlandi and Belle (2002) reported epitaxy of chalcocite on tetrahedrite. In 2008 good samples of bipyramidal crystals of chalcocite up to 0.5mm were found growing on crystals of covellite.
Chalcopyrite occurs as shapeless masses or as micrometer-sized elongated crystals associated with galena (Orlandi and Belle, 2002). An epitaxy of chalcopyrite and sphalerite on a wurtzite crystal was observed. Some Bisphenoidal crystals up to 1 mm were found in association with dawsonite, galena, gypsum.
Colusite has been found as tetrahedral crystals up to 1cm. Often individual crystals are partly corroded, in some cases shiny metallic crystals have been found.
Covellite was found in marble layers darker than the surrounding groundmass. Rarely it was observed as iridescent blue-violet hexagonal crystals up to 1cm within the cavities. In the second finding covellite was found as rosette-like aggregates of micaceous crystals up to 4-5mm on calcite crystals.
Good specimens of enargite described as prismatic crystals up to 1 cm, rarely twinned. Epitaxial intergrowths with colusite and luzonite.
Nice specimens of luzonite closely associated with enargite (Orlandi and Belle, 2002)
Galena as cubic or cuboctahedral crystals up to several mm in size, sometimes twinned according to the spinel law.
Greenockite has been found as small masses or very thin hexagonal prismatic crystals, brick red in colour on wurtzite.
Bipyramidal individuals of jordanite-geocronite with pseudo-hexagonal outline lead-grey in colour with metallic lustre were found at 2 different occurrences: as small crystals (less than 1mm) scattered om matrix in association with galena, pyrite and sphalerite; as larger crystals up to 4mm along shear surfaces with galena, pyrite and black sphalerite.
Marcasite found as bipyramidal crystals up to 5mm associated with covellite.
Moëloite has been found as thin acicular grey crystals, when the crystals are very thin their colour is brick red. Sometimes they are associated with violet fluorite.

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


20 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Bornite
Formula: Cu5FeS4
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 38
Bournonite
Formula: PbCuSbS3
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 40
Chalcocite
Formula: Cu2S
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 41
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
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 42
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
Covellite
Formula: CuS
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 25
Dawsonite
Formula: NaAlCO3(OH)2
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 25
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 25
Famatinite
Formula: Cu3SbS4
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 51
Galena
Formula: PbS
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 42
Greenockite
Formula: CdS
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. Page54
Gypsum
Formula: CaSO4 · 2H2O
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 42
Luzonite
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 50
Marcasite
Formula: FeS2
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. P 61
Moëloite
Formula: Pb6Sb6S14(S3)
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 25
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
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 25
Stibnite
Formula: Sb2S3
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 25
Tetrahedrite
Formula: Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Reference: Orlandi, P., and Criscuolo, A. (2009) Minerali del marmo delle Alpi Apuane. Parco delle Alpi Apuane - Pacini Editore, Ospedaletto-Pisa, 180 pp.
Wurtzite
Formula: (Zn,Fe)S
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 42
Zinkenite
Formula: Pb9Sb22S42
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 25

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Bornite2.BA.15Cu5FeS4
Bournonite2.GA.50PbCuSbS3
Chalcocite2.BA.05Cu2S
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Colusite2.CB.30Cu13VAs3S16
Covellite2.CA.05aCuS
Enargite2.KA.05Cu3AsS4
Famatinite2.KA.10Cu3SbS4
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Greenockite2.CB.45CdS
Luzonite2.KA.10Cu3AsS4
Marcasite2.EB.10aFeS2
Moëloite2.HC.25Pb6Sb6S14(S3)
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Stibnite2.DB.05Sb2S3
Tetrahedrite2.GB.05Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Wurtzite2.CB.45(Zn,Fe)S
Zinkenite2.JB.35aPb9Sb22S42
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Dawsonite5.BB.10NaAlCO3(OH)2
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Gypsum7.CD.40CaSO4 · 2H2O

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:1
Chalcocite2.4.7.1Cu2S
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 3:2
Bornite2.5.2.1Cu5FeS4
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Covellite2.8.12.1CuS
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Greenockite2.8.7.2CdS
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
Wurtzite2.8.7.1(Zn,Fe)S
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:3
Stibnite2.11.2.1Sb2S3
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Marcasite2.12.2.1FeS2
Group 3 - SULFOSALTS
ø > 4
Colusite3.1.1.1Cu13VAs3S16
ø = 4
Enargite3.2.1.1Cu3AsS4
Famatinite3.2.2.2Cu3SbS4
Luzonite3.2.2.1Cu3AsS4
3 <ø < 4
Tetrahedrite3.3.6.1Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
ø = 3
Bournonite3.4.3.2PbCuSbS3
1 < ø < 2
Zinkenite3.8.1.1Pb9Sb22S42
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Dawsonite16a.3.8.1NaAlCO3(OH)2
Group 29 - HYDRATED ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4·xH2O
Gypsum29.6.3.1CaSO4 · 2H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Moëloite-Pb6Sb6S14(S3)

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H DawsoniteNaAlCO3(OH)2
H GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
CCarbon
C DawsoniteNaAlCO3(OH)2
OOxygen
O DawsoniteNaAlCO3(OH)2
O GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
NaSodium
Na DawsoniteNaAlCO3(OH)2
AlAluminium
Al DawsoniteNaAlCO3(OH)2
SSulfur
S GreenockiteCdS
S LuzoniteCu3AsS4
S FamatiniteCu3SbS4
S BorniteCu5FeS4
S BournonitePbCuSbS3
S ColusiteCu13VAs3S16
S StibniteSb2S3
S CovelliteCuS
S EnargiteCu3AsS4
S MoëloitePb6Sb6S14(S3)
S ZinkenitePb9Sb22S42
S SphaleriteZnS
S ChalcociteCu2S
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S GalenaPbS
S GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
S Wurtzite(Zn,Fe)S
S MarcasiteFeS2
S TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
CaCalcium
Ca GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
VVanadium
V ColusiteCu13VAs3S16
FeIron
Fe BorniteCu5FeS4
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe MarcasiteFeS2
Fe TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
CuCopper
Cu LuzoniteCu3AsS4
Cu FamatiniteCu3SbS4
Cu BorniteCu5FeS4
Cu BournonitePbCuSbS3
Cu ColusiteCu13VAs3S16
Cu CovelliteCuS
Cu EnargiteCu3AsS4
Cu ChalcociteCu2S
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
Zn Wurtzite(Zn,Fe)S
Zn TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
AsArsenic
As LuzoniteCu3AsS4
As ColusiteCu13VAs3S16
As EnargiteCu3AsS4
CdCadmium
Cd GreenockiteCdS
SbAntimony
Sb FamatiniteCu3SbS4
Sb BournonitePbCuSbS3
Sb StibniteSb2S3
Sb MoëloitePb6Sb6S14(S3)
Sb ZinkenitePb9Sb22S42
Sb TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
PbLead
Pb BournonitePbCuSbS3
Pb MoëloitePb6Sb6S14(S3)
Pb ZinkenitePb9Sb22S42
Pb GalenaPbS

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]

Late Triassic - Middle Triassic
201.3 - 247.2 Ma



ID: 3160244
Middle Triassic quartzite

Age: Triassic (201.3 - 247.2 Ma)

Description: low grade metamorphic

Lithology: Major:{quartzite}, Minor{mica schist,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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Orlandi, P., and Criscuolo, A. (2009) Minerali del marmo delle Alpi Apuane. Parco delle Alpi Apuane - Pacini Editore, Ospedaletto-Pisa, 180 pp.
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. Pp 25, 58


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