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Belgia quarries, Colonnata quarrying basin, Carrara, Massa-Carrara Province, Tuscany, Italyi
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Belgia quarriesGroup of Quarries
Colonnata quarrying basinBasin
CarraraMunicipality
Massa-Carrara ProvinceProvince
TuscanyRegion
ItalyCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
44° 4' 58'' North , 10° 7' 58'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Group of Quarries
Köppen climate type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Bedizzano797 (2014)0.8km
Miseglia449 (2014)1.4km
Codena745 (2014)1.7km
Colonnata268 (2014)1.9km
Torano670 (2014)2.5km
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Italian:
Cave di Belgia, Carrara, Provincia di Massa-Carrara (Provincia di Massa e Carrara), Toscana, Italia


Group of quarries opened on the southern slope of Monte Belgia, at the mouth of the Colonnata valley (orographic right side). The group includes the inactive quarries named Belgia A, Belgia B, and Grilletto; the active quarries named Belgia Bassa or Quarry No. 123 (44°4'52"N, 10°7'58"E), Belgia C or Quarry No. 120 (see coordinates), Novella A or Quarry No. 121 (44°4'58"N, 10°8'6"E), and Novella B (44°4'53"N, 10°8'7"E).

Regions containing this locality

Eurasian PlateTectonic Plate
EuropeContinent
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

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:

Gypsum
Formula: CaSO4 · 2H2O
Reference: 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; Giampaoli, A. (1905) I minerali accessori dei marmi di Carrara. Tipografia Sanguinetti, Carrara; Franzini, M., Orlandi, P., Bracci, G., and Dalena, D. (1982) I minerali del marmo di Carrara. Rivista Mineralogica Italiana Ed., Milano, 110 pp.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Morino, A., and Passarino, G. (2014) Il quarzo dei marmi di Carrara. Rivista Mineralogica Italiana, 38, 1 (1-2014), 36-41.
Sulphur
Formula: S8
Reference: 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; Giampaoli, A. (1905) I minerali accessori dei marmi di Carrara. Tipografia Sanguinetti, Carrara; 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 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Gypsum7.CD.40CaSO4 · 2H2O

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 29 - HYDRATED ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4·xH2O
Gypsum29.6.3.1CaSO4 · 2H2O
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
OOxygen
O GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
O QuartzSiO2
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
SSulfur
S GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
S SulphurS8
CaCalcium
Ca GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O

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.
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.
Giampaoli, A. (1905) I minerali accessori dei marmi di Carrara. Tipografia Sanguinetti, Carrara.
Franzini, M., Orlandi, P., Bracci, G., and Dalena, D. (1982) I minerali del marmo di Carrara. Rivista Mineralogica Italiana Ed., Milano, 110 pp.
Morino, A., and Passarino, G. (2014) Il quarzo dei marmi di Carrara. Rivista Mineralogica Italiana, 38, 1 (1-2014), 36-41.
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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