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Tanone Cave (Tana dei Tufi; Tanone di Torano), Carrara, Massa-Carrara Province, Tuscany, Italyi
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Tanone Cave (Tana dei Tufi; Tanone di Torano)Cave
Massa-Carrara ProvinceProvince
Tanone Cave (Tana dei Tufi; Tanone di Torano), Apuan Alps, Tuscany, Italy

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
44° 5' 35'' North , 10° 6' 10'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Köppen climate type:
Nearest Settlements:
Torano670 (2014)0.2km
Sorgnano387 (2014)1.1km
Gragnana917 (2014)1.5km
Miseglia449 (2014)1.5km
Carrara58,666 (2018)1.6km
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Grotta del Tanone (Tana dei Tufi; Tanone di Torano), Carrara, Provincia di Massa-Carrara (Provincia di Massa e Carrara), Toscana, Italia

Small karst cave situated near the village of Torano, at an elevation of 182 m a.s.l., on the right side of Fosso di Torano.

The cave, ca. 700 m long, is located in the so-called "Calcare Cavernoso", a kind of calcareous breccias derived from cataclastic limestone.

Regions containing this locality

Apuan Alps, Tuscany, ItalyMountain Range
Eurasian PlateTectonic Plate

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List

1 valid mineral.

Detailed Mineral List:

Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Jervis, G. (1874) I tesori sotterranei dell'Italia. Vol. 2: Regione dell’Appennino e vulcani attivi e spenti dipendentivi. Ermanno Loescher, Torino, XVIII+624 pp.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification


List of minerals for each chemical element

C CalciteCaCO3
O CalciteCaCO3
Ca CalciteCaCO3


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Spallanzani, L. (1784) Lettera seconda relativa a diversi oggetti fossili e montani al Sig. Carlo Bonnet scritta il giorno 12 Febbraio 1784. Memorie di Matematica e Fisica della Società Italiana, tomo 2, parte 2, 861-899.
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.
Jervis, G. (1881) I tesori sotterranei dell'Italia. Vol. 3: Regioni delle Isole. Sardegna e Sicilia. Addenda ai precedenti volumi. Ermanno Loescher, Torino, XXII+539 pp.

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