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Canal Piccinino Quarry (Canal Piccinino A Quarry), Miseglia quarrying basin (Miseglia-Fantiscritti quarrying basin; Fantiscritti quarrying basin), Carrara, Massa-Carrara Province, Tuscany, Italyi
Regional Level Types
Canal Piccinino Quarry (Canal Piccinino A Quarry)Quarry
Miseglia quarrying basin (Miseglia-Fantiscritti quarrying basin; Fantiscritti quarrying basin)Basin
Massa-Carrara ProvinceProvince

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
44° 5' 30'' North , 10° 7' 44'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Köppen climate type:
Nearest Settlements:
Miseglia449 (2014)1.4km
Bedizzano797 (2014)1.5km
Torano670 (2014)2.0km
Codena745 (2014)2.0km
Colonnata268 (2014)2.3km
Other Languages:
Cava di Canal Piccinino (Cava Canal Piccinino A), 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

Inactive marble quarry located on the left side of Canal Piccinino valley, in front of the Valbona B quarry. Another quarry, named Canal Piccinino B (44°5'14.5" N, 10°7'40"E), is located at a lower elevation.

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: CaCO3
Reference: Carmignani, L., Conti, P., Meccheri, M., Vaselli, L., Mancini, S., Massa, G., and Simoncini, D. [with contributions of Criscuolo, A., Canessa, L., Masetti, C., Tenerini, A., Bartelletti, A., Amorfini, A., Spazzafumo, A., Molli, G., Blasi, P., Galeotti, L., Barsi, L., Ronchieri, U., Giannini, A., Rossi, I., and Giuntini, L.] (2007) Carta giacimentologica dei marmi delle Alpi Apuane a scala 1:10.000 e sua informatizzazione. Relazione finale. Università degli Studi di Siena - Centro di GeoTecnologie, San Giovanni Valdarno (Arezzo), 105 pp.
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: Orlandi, P., and Criscuolo, A. (2009) Minerali del marmo delle Alpi Apuane. Parco delle Alpi Apuane - Pacini Editore, Ospedaletto-Pisa, 180 pp.
Formula: (Zn,Fe)S
Reference: Orlandi, P., and Criscuolo, A. (2009) Minerali del marmo delle Alpi Apuane. Parco delle Alpi Apuane - Pacini Editore, Ospedaletto-Pisa, 180 pp.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1

List of minerals for each chemical element

C CalciteCaCO3
O CalciteCaCO3
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S Wurtzite(Zn,Fe)S
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Zn Wurtzite(Zn,Fe)S

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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