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Capurru Quarry, Osilo, Sassari Province, Sardinia, Italyi
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Capurru QuarryQuarry
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Sassari ProvinceProvince
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Name(s) in local language(s):Cava Capurru, Osilo, Provincia di Sassari, Sardegna, Italia
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 40° 44' 24'' North , 8° 40' 41'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 40.74000,8.67833
GeoHash:G#: spnpv2rre
Locality type:Quarry
Köppen climate type:Csa : Hot-summer Mediterranean climate


This locality is said to have produced the finest Italian amethyst specimens.
Located just west of Osilo.

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


7 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Ankerite
Formula: Ca(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Reference: Lapis 2003(2), 21-30
Baryte
Formula: BaSO4
Reference: Pongiluppi D., Passaglia E., Galli E., 1974 - su alcune zeoliti della Sardegna - Rend. Soc. Ital. Min. Petr., Milano, vol. 30, pp. 103-126
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Dolomite
Formula: CaMg(CO3)2
Reference: Lapis 2003(2), 21-30
Fluorite
Formula: CaF2
Reference: Antonio Gamboni Collection
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Antonio Gamboni 2006
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Simone Boscolo
Quartz var: Amethyst
Formula: SiO2
Reference: No reference listed
Quartz var: Sceptre Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Simone Boscolo

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Group 3 - Halides
Fluorite3.AB.25CaF2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
var: Amethyst4.DA.05SiO2
var: Sceptre Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Ankerite5.AB.10Ca(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Dolomite5.AB.10CaMg(CO3)2
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Baryte7.AD.35BaSO4

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX2
Fluorite9.2.1.1CaF2
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
AB(XO3)2
Ankerite14.2.1.2Ca(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Dolomite14.2.1.1CaMg(CO3)2
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Baryte28.3.1.1BaSO4
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
var: Amethyst-SiO2
var: Sceptre Quartz-SiO2

List of minerals for each chemical element

CCarbon
C AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
C CalciteCaCO3
C DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
OOxygen
O Quartz (var: Amethyst)SiO2
O AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
O BaryteBaSO4
O CalciteCaCO3
O DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
O QuartzSiO2
O Quartz (var: Sceptre Quartz)SiO2
FFluorine
F FluoriteCaF2
MgMagnesium
Mg AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Mg DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
SiSilicon
Si Quartz (var: Amethyst)SiO2
Si QuartzSiO2
Si Quartz (var: Sceptre Quartz)SiO2
SSulfur
S BaryteBaSO4
S PyriteFeS2
CaCalcium
Ca AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
Ca FluoriteCaF2
FeIron
Fe AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Fe PyriteFeS2
BaBarium
Ba BaryteBaSO4

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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Pleistocene
0.0117 - 2.588 Ma



ID: 3187234
Cenozoic volcanic rocks

Age: Pleistocene (0.0117 - 2.588 Ma)

Lithology: Mafic volcanic 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]

Miocene - Oligocene
5.333 - 33.9 Ma



ID: 3155758
Oligocene andesite

Age: Cenozoic (5.333 - 33.9 Ma)

Lithology: Andesite group

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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Pongiluppi, D., Passaglia, E., and Galli, E. (1974) Su alcune zeoliti della Sardegna. Rend. Soc. Ital. Min. Petr., Milano: 30: 103-126.
de Michele, V. (1976) Località mineralogiche consigliate: Minerali dei dintorni di Osilo (Sassari). Notizie del Gruppo Min. Lombardo, n. 4 Dec. 1976, 77-81.
Lapis (2003) 2, 21-30.


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