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Poggio Dovizia Quarry (Poggio Domizio Quarry), Torano quarrying basin, Carrara, Massa-Carrara Province, Tuscany, Italyi
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Poggio Dovizia Quarry (Poggio Domizio Quarry)Quarry
Torano quarrying basinBasin
Massa-Carrara ProvinceProvince

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
44° 6' 3'' North , 10° 7' 21'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Köppen climate type:
Nearest Settlements:
Torano670 (2014)1.7km
Miseglia449 (2014)2.0km
Bedizzano797 (2014)2.5km
Codena745 (2014)2.7km
Sorgnano387 (2014)2.9km
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Cava di Poggio Dovizia (Cava di Poggio Domizio), Bacino estrattivo di Torano, Carrara, Provincia di Massa-Carrara (Provincia di Massa e Carrara), Toscana, Italia

Inactive marble quarry at Poggio Dovizia (or Poggio della Dovizia), a hill dividing the hydrographic basin of Canale di Lorano from the head of the Torano valley (Canal Bianco-Ravaccione hydrographic basin), on the right side of the Torano valley.

This quarrying area is identifiable with the toponym Poggio Domizio used by the old authors (e.g., Repetti, 1820 and 1838; Zaccagna, 1881; Giampaoli, 1898; D'Achiardi, 1905).

Regions containing this locality

Eurasian PlateTectonic Plate
Apuan Alps, Tuscany, ItalyMountain Range

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

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3 valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

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Formula: BaSO4
Reference: Franzini, M., Orlandi, P., Bracci, G., and Dalena, D. (1982) I minerali del marmo di Carrara. Rivista Mineralogica Italiana Ed., Milano, 110 pp.
Formula: CaMg(CO3)2
Reference: D’Achiardi, G. (1905) I minerali dei marmi di Carrara. Parte II. Atti della Società toscana di scienze naturali, Memorie, 21, 236-264.
Formula: CaSO4 · 2H2O
Reference: D’Achiardi, G. (1905) I minerali dei marmi di Carrara. Parte II. Atti della Società toscana di scienze naturali, Memorie, 21, 236-264.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Gypsum7.CD.40CaSO4 · 2H2O

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Gypsum29.6.3.1CaSO4 · 2H2O

List of minerals for each chemical element

H GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
C DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
O GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
O DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
O BaryteBaSO4
Mg DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
S GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
S BaryteBaSO4
Ca GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
Ca DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
Ba BaryteBaSO4

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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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]

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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.
Giampaoli, A. (1897) I marmi di Carrara. Tipografia Nistri, Pisa, 40 pp.
D’Achiardi, G. (1905) I minerali dei marmi di Carrara. Parte II. Atti della Società toscana di scienze naturali, Memorie, 21, 236-264.
Franzini, M., Orlandi, P., Bracci, G., and Dalena, D. (1982) I minerali del marmo di Carrara. Rivista Mineralogica Italiana Ed., Milano, 110 pp.

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