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Perda Majori Mine, Villaputzu, Quirra (Salto di Quirra), South Sardinia Province, Sardinia, Italy

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 39° 34' 17'' North , 9° 36' 0'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 39.57153,9.60006
Köppen climate type:Csa : Hot-summer Mediterranean climate
Name(s) in local language(s):Miniera Perda Majori, Villaputzu, Quirra (Salto di Quirra), Provincia del Sud Sardegna, Sardegna, Italia
Other/historical region names associated with this locality:Cagliari Province (1859-2016)

Old Mo-W mine in the historical sub-region of Quirra, near the boundary with Nuoro Province.

Mineral List

24 valid minerals.

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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Carboniferous - Cambrian
298.9 - 541 Ma

ID: 3133136
Cambrian meta-sediment

Age: Paleozoic (298.9 - 541 Ma)

Description: medium grade metamorphic

Lithology: Major:{meta-sediment group}, Minor{meta-plutonic rock group,meta-volcanic rock 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]

Early Cambrian - Proterozoic
511 - 2500 Ma

ID: 3187531
Precambrian-Phanerozoic crystalline metamorphic rocks

Age: to Cambrian (511 - 2500 Ma)

Lithology: Crystalline metamorphic 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]

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Dessau, G. (1956) Cenni sul giacimento di tungsteno e molibdeno di Perda Majori (Sardegna). Bollettino della Società Geologica Italiana, 75, 239-254.
Bakos, F. (1968) Osservazioni geologico-minerarie sul giacimento molibdenite e wolframite di Perda Majore (Sardegna sud-orientale). Resoconti dell'Associazione Mineraria Sarda, 73, 5-66.
Venerandi, I. (1968) Il giacimento a molibdenite e wolframite di Perda Majori (studio minerografico). Istituto Lombardo - Accademia di Scienze e Lettere, Rendiconti, Classe di scienze, A 102, 678-715.
Calvino, F. (1972) Note illustrative della Carta Geologica d'Italia alla scala 1:100.000. Foglio 227: Muravera. Servizio Geologico d'Italia e Regione Autonoma della Sardegna, Nuova Tecnica Grafica, Roma, 60 pp.
Del Caldo, A., Moro, C., Gramaccioli, C.M., Boscardin, M. (1973) Guida ai minerali. Fratelli Fabbri Editori, Milano, 208 pp.
De Michele, V. (1974) Guida mineralogica d'Italia. Istituto Geografico De Agostini, Novara, 2 vol., 408 pp.

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