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Gerbi Quarry (Fossa Cava Quarry; Gerby Quarry), Colonnata quarrying basin, Carrara, Massa-Carrara Province, Tuscany, Italyi
Regional Level Types
Gerbi Quarry (Fossa Cava Quarry; Gerby Quarry)- not defined -
Colonnata quarrying basinBasin
CarraraMunicipality
Massa-Carrara ProvinceProvince
TuscanyRegion
ItalyCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
44° 5' 10'' North , 10° 8' 45'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Köppen climate type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Colonnata268 (2014)0.8km
Bedizzano797 (2014)1.9km
Casette635 (2014)2.2km
Miseglia449 (2014)2.4km
Forno708 (2014)2.6km
Other Languages:
Italian:
Cava Gerbi (Cava Fossa Cava), Carrara, Provincia di Massa-Carrara (Provincia di Massa e Carrara), Toscana, Italia


The quarry yielded beautiful specimens of enargite, mainly in the form of six-pointed star-like twins, in some cases in epitaxial relationship with sphalerite.

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


2 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Enargite
Formula: Cu3AsS4
Reference: Guelfi, F., and Orlandi, P. (1987) Brevissime segnalazioni da diverse località mineralogiche italiane. (Analisi eseguite presso il D.S.T. della Univ. di Pisa). Rivista Mineralogica Italiana, 11, 1 (1-1987), 59-61; 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.
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: 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 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Enargite2.KA.05Cu3AsS4
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
Group 3 - SULFOSALTS
ø = 4
Enargite3.2.1.1Cu3AsS4

List of minerals for each chemical element

SSulfur
S SphaleriteZnS
S EnargiteCu3AsS4
CuCopper
Cu EnargiteCu3AsS4
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
AsArsenic
As EnargiteCu3AsS4

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

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Guelfi, F., and Orlandi, P. (1987) Brevissime segnalazioni da diverse località mineralogiche italiane. (Analisi eseguite presso il D.S.T. della Univ. di Pisa). Rivista Mineralogica Italiana, 11, 1 (1-1987), 59-61.
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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