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Pietralavezzara, Campomorone, Genoa, Liguria, Italyi
Regional Level Types
PietralavezzaraQuarry (Abandoned)
CampomoroneCommune
GenoaMetropolitan City
LiguriaAdministrative Region
ItalyCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
44° 32' 11'' North , 8° 53' 3'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Quarry (Abandoned) - last checked 2019
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Pietralavezzara179 (2014)0.1km
Langasco460 (2014)1.4km
Paveto139 (2014)1.5km
Cravasco172 (2014)1.6km
Isoverde1,097 (2014)2.0km


Quarry of ophicalcite (called green marble of Polcevera) near Pietralavezzara.

This rock consists of a serpentinitic breccia crossed by veins of calcite and talc; it has been used in the past centuries as a precious decorative rock in Italy and has also been exported to many countries.

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3 valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

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Detailed Mineral List:

Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Cimmino, F., Faccini, F., and Robbiano, A. (2003) Stones and coloured marbles of Liguria in historical monuments. Periodico di Mineralogia, 73, Special Issue 3, 73, 71-84.
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Reference: Cimmino, F., Faccini, F., and Robbiano, A. (2003) Stones and coloured marbles of Liguria in historical monuments. Periodico di Mineralogia, 73, Special Issue 3, 73, 71-84.
Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Reference: Cimmino, F., Faccini, F., and Robbiano, A. (2003) Stones and coloured marbles of Liguria in historical monuments. Periodico di Mineralogia, 73, Special Issue 3, 73, 71-84.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Hematite4.CB.05Fe2O3
Magnetite4.BB.05Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Magnetite7.2.2.3Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3

List of minerals for each chemical element

CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
OOxygen
O CalciteCaCO3
O HematiteFe2O3
O MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
FeIron
Fe HematiteFe2O3
Fe MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4

References

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Jervis, G. (1889) I tesori sotterranei dell'Italia : descrizione Topografica e Geologica di tutte le località nel Regno d'Italia in cui riscontransi Roccie Economische, ordinate secondo i Bacini Idografici del paese... : per Guglielmo Jervis.... Parte 4, Geologia Economica dell'Italia. Ermanno Loescher, Torino.
Bunsen, C.K.J. (1837) Notice sur le musée Dodwell et catalogue raisonné des objets qu'il contient. Institut de Correspondance Archéologique.
Price, M.T. (2007) Decorative stone: the complete sourcebook. Thames & Hudson, London.
Pullen, H.W. (1894) Handbook of ancient Roman marbles. John Murray, London.
Watson, J. (1916) British and foreign marbles and other ornamental stones: a catalogue of the specimens in the Sedgwick Museum, Cambridge. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.
Dellepiane, A. (1966) Polcevera, Lemme, Scrivia, Borbera. Tolozzi, Genova.
Cimmino, F., Faccini, F., and Robbiano, A. (2003) Stones and coloured marbles of Liguria in historical monuments. Periodico di Mineralogia, 73, Special Issue 3, 73, 71-84.

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