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S'Arcilloni Mine, Burcei, Sarrabus, Sarrabus-Gerrei, South Sardinia Province, Sardinia, Italy

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 39° 23' 19'' North , 9° 26' 39'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 39.38873,9.44428
Köppen climate type:Csa : Hot-summer Mediterranean climate
Name(s) in local language(s):Miniera S'Arcilloni, Burcei, Sarrabus, Sarrabus-Gerrei, Provincia del Sud Sardegna, Sardegna, Italia
Other/historical region names associated with this locality:Cagliari Province (1859-2016)

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25 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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443.8 - 541 Ma

ID: 1376506
Cambrian-Ordovician sedimentary rocks

Age: Paleozoic (443.8 - 541 Ma)

Lithology: Sedimentary rocks

Reference: Geological Survey of Canada. Generalized geological map of the world and linked databases. doi:10.4095/195142. Open File 2915d. [18]

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De Castro, C. (1890) Descrizione geologico-mineraria della zona argentifera del Sarrabus (Sardegna). Memorie descrittive della Carta geologica d'Italia, 5, 68 pp. + 6 plates + 1 folded geological map.
Traverso, S. (1890) Note sulla geologia e sui giacimenti argentiferi del Sarrabus (Sardegna). Francesco Casanova Editore, Torino, 57 pp.
D'Achiardi, G. (1896) Museo di Mineralogia della R. Università di Cagliari. Bollettino della Società Geologica Italiana, 15, 471-474.
D'Achiardi, G. (1896) Museo mineralogico d'Iglesias. Bollettino della Società Geologica Italiana, 15, 484-486.
Traverso, G.B. (1898) Sarrabus e suoi minerali. Note descrittive sui minerali del Sarrabus facenti parte della collezione di minerali italiani presso il Museo civico di Genova. Tipografia e Libreria Sansoldi, Alba, 73 pp.
Traverso, G.B. (1909) Le miniere di argento in Sardegna. Tipografia Sansoldi, Alba, 118 pp.
Stara, P., Rizzo, R., Brizzi, G. (1993) Sarrabus. Miniere e Minerali. Associazione Mineralogica Sarda, Gruppo Mineralogico Lombardo, Associazione Piemontese Mineralogia Paleontologia e Mostra Torinese Minerali, Centro Mineralogico Varesino, Amici Mineralogisti Fiorentini, Gruppo Mineralogico Paleontologico Piacentino, et al., Stige Milano Srl, Milano, 208 pp.
Guastoni, A. (2007) I minerali delle miniere d'argento del Sarrabus nella collezione del Museo di Storia Naturale di Milano. Rivista Mineralogica Italiana, 31, 4 (4-2007), 256-272.

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