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Scaloni quarries, Fantiscritti, Miseglia quarrying basin (Miseglia-Fantiscritti quarrying basin; Fantiscritti quarrying basin), Carrara, Massa-Carrara Province, Tuscany, Italyi
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Scaloni quarriesQuarry
FantiscrittiGroup of Quarries
Miseglia quarrying basin (Miseglia-Fantiscritti quarrying basin; Fantiscritti quarrying basin)Basin
CarraraMunicipality
Massa-Carrara ProvinceProvince
TuscanyRegion
ItalyCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
44° 5' 29'' North , 10° 8' 6'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
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Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Bedizzano797 (2014)1.6km
Colonnata268 (2014)1.8km
Miseglia449 (2014)1.8km
Codena745 (2014)2.3km
Torano670 (2014)2.5km
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Italian:
Cave Scaloni, Fantiscritti, Bacino estrattivo di Miseglia (Bacino estrattivo di Miseglia-Fantiscritti; Bacino estrattivo di Fantiscritti), Carrara, Provincia di Massa-Carrara (Provincia di Massa e Carrara), Toscana, Italia


This quarrying area is located on the right side of the hydrographic basin of Fosso di Canal Grande, just below Fantiscritti B quarry and behind Cava Museo Danesi (a private museum displaying sculptures, pictures, tools and quarrying equipment, and depicting the lives of the Carrara quarrymen), located on the old marble loading yard of Poggio Fantiscritti. The quarrying area consists of the inactive quarry Scaloni A (44°5'28"N, 10°7'52"E) and the active quarry Scaloni B or Quarry No. 89 (see coordinates).


At the end of the 19th century, Scaloni yielded some giant quartz crystals, as the loose hyaline crystal of 9x8 cm and some large aggregates of parallel-grown crystals, formerly belonging to the Domenico Zaccagna collection, described by Giampaoli (1905) and Aloisi (1909).

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Eurasian PlateTectonic Plate
EuropeContinent
Apuan Alps, Tuscany, ItalyMountain Range

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1 valid mineral.

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Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Giampaoli, A. (1905) I minerali accessori dei marmi di Carrara. Tipografia Sanguinetti, Carrara; Aloisi, P. (1909) Il quarzo dei marmi di Carrara. Atti della Società Toscana di Scienze Naturali, Memorie, 25, 87-125; 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 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2

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OOxygen
O QuartzSiO2
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2

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]

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References

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Zaccagna, D. (1881) Una escursione nella regione marmifera del Carrarese. Bollettino del R. Comitato Geologico d'Italia, 12, 476-501.
Giampaoli, A. (1905) I minerali accessori dei marmi di Carrara. Tipografia Sanguinetti, Carrara.
Aloisi, P. (1909) Il quarzo dei marmi di Carrara. Atti della Società Toscana di Scienze Naturali, Memorie, 25, 87-125.
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.


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