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Ponti di Vara quarries, Miseglia quarrying basin (Miseglia-Fantiscritti quarrying basin; Fantiscritti quarrying basin), Carrara, Massa-Carrara Province, Tuscany, Italyi
Regional Level Types
Ponti di Vara quarriesGroup 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' 6'' North , 10° 7' 37'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Group of Quarries
Köppen climate type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Bedizzano797 (2014)0.7km
Miseglia449 (2014)0.9km
Codena745 (2014)1.4km
Torano670 (2014)2.0km
Colonnata268 (2014)2.3km


Marble quarries located towards the mouth of the Miseglia valley, near Ponti di Vara, including the active quarries named Ponti di Vara B or Quarry No. 117 (see coordinates), Vara Bassa or Quarry No. 113 (44°5'10.5"N, 10°7'43"E), Vara Alta or Quarry No. 115 (44°5'9"N, 10°7'52"E), and Vara or Quarry No. 118 (44°5'3"N, 10°7'46"E), located at the foot and along the NW slope of Monte Belgia, and the small inactive quarry Ponti di Vara C or Quarry No. 111 (44°5'11"N, 10°7'31"E), located at the SE foot of Monte Croce near the mouth of the Canal Piccinino side-valley.

Good rutile crystals have been found in the small Ponti di Vara C quarry inside a dolostone lens, similar to the one that crops out on Monte Crestola (Torano basin).

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

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Detailed Mineral List:

'Limonite'
Formula: (Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Reference: Morino, A., and Passarino, G. (2016) Minerali nel marmo di Carrara: solfuri e solfosali. Rivista Mineralogica Italiana, 40, 1 (1-2016), 22-33.
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Morino, A., and Passarino, G. (2016) Minerali nel marmo di Carrara: solfuri e solfosali. Rivista Mineralogica Italiana, 40, 1 (1-2016), 22-33.
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.
Rutile
Formula: TiO2
Reference: Morino, A., and Passarino, G. (2014) I minerali delle cavità dei marmi Carrara: sfalerite e wurtzite. Rivista Mineralogica Italiana, 38, 4 (4-2014), 212-221.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Rutile4.DB.05TiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
AX2
Rutile4.4.1.1TiO2
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
OOxygen
O RutileTiO2
O QuartzSiO2
O Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
SSulfur
S PyriteFeS2
TiTitanium
Ti RutileTiO2
FeIron
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)

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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Morino, A., and Passarino, G. (2014 a) I minerali delle cavità dei marmi Carrara: sfalerite e wurtzite. Rivista Mineralogica Italiana, 38, 4 (4-2014), 212-221.
Morino, A., and Passarino, G. (2014 b) Il quarzo dei marmi di Carrara. Rivista Mineralogica Italiana, 38, 1 (1-2014), 36-41.
Morino, A., and Passarino, G. (2016) Minerali nel marmo di Carrara: solfuri e solfosali. Rivista Mineralogica Italiana, 40, 1 (1-2016), 22-33.
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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