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Murlungo quarries (Campocecina quarries; Campo Cecina quarries), Torano quarrying basin, Carrara, Massa-Carrara Province, Tuscany, Italyi
Regional Level Types
Murlungo quarries (Campocecina quarries; Campo Cecina quarries)Group of Quarries
Torano quarrying basinBasin
Massa-Carrara ProvinceProvince

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
44° 6' 53'' North , 10° 7' 52'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Group of Quarries
Köppen climate type:
Nearest Settlements:
Torano670 (2014)3.3km
Vinca188 (2014)3.3km
Miseglia449 (2014)3.7km
Colonnata268 (2014)3.8km
Gragnana917 (2014)4.0km
Other Languages:
Cave del Murlungo (Cave di Campocecina; Cave di Campo Cecina), Bacino estrattivo di Torano, Carrara, Provincia di Massa-Carrara (Provincia di Massa e Carrara), Toscana, Italia

Group of quarries at the head of the Torano valley, to the ESE of Campocecina (Campo Cecina). It compries the quarries named Morlungo A (see coordinates), Morlungo B (44°6'54"N, 10°8'1"E), Morlungo C (44°6'51"N, 10°8'11"E), and Morlungo D (44°6'56.5"N, 10°8'12.5"E).

Regions containing this locality

Eurasian PlateTectonic Plate
Apuan Alps, Tuscany, ItalyMountain Range

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List

2 valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

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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.
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Morino, A., and Passarino, G. (2014) Il quarzo dei marmi di Carrara. Rivista Mineralogica Italiana, 38, 1 (1-2014), 36-41.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si

List of minerals for each chemical element

O QuartzSiO2
Si QuartzSiO2
S PyriteFeS2
Fe PyriteFeS2

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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Morino, A., and Passarino, G. (2014) 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.

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