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Mt. Canu Quarries, Palau, Sassari Province, Sardinia, Italyi
Regional Level Types
Mt. Canu QuarriesGroup of Quarries
PalauCommune
Sassari ProvinceProvince
SardiniaAutonomous Region
ItalyCountry

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Key
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
40° North , 9° East (est.)
Estimate based on other nearby localities or region boundaries.
Margin of Error:
~10km
Locality type:
Group of Quarries
Other/historical names associated with this locality:
Olbia-Tempio Pausania Province (2005-2016), Sardinia, Italy
Name(s) in local language(s):
Cave di Monte Canu, Palau, Provincia di Sassari, Sardegna, Italia


Quarries in leuco-monzogranites with aplitic and pegmatitic veins.

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


18 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Albite
Formula: Na(AlSi3O8)
Reference: Gamboni A., Gentile P., Mascia S., De Vito A., Gamboni T., 2004. Monte Canu: uranofane-beta e altri minerali delle pegmatiti granitiche. Riv. Miner. Ital., 3: 138-145
Allanite-(Ce)
Formula: {CaCe}{Al2Fe2+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Reference: Gamboni A., Gentile P., Mascia S., De Vito A., Gamboni T., 2004. Monte Canu: uranofane-beta e altri minerali delle pegmatiti granitiche. Riv. Miner. Ital., 3: 138-145
Bavenite
Formula: Ca4Be2Al2Si9O26(OH)2
Reference: Gamboni A., Gentile P., Mascia S., De Vito A., Gamboni T., 2004. Monte Canu: uranofane-beta e altri minerali delle pegmatiti granitiche. Riv. Miner. Ital., 3: 138-145
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Gamboni A., Gentile P., Mascia S., De Vito A., Gamboni T., 2004. Monte Canu: uranofane-beta e altri minerali delle pegmatiti granitiche. Riv. Miner. Ital., 3: 138-145
'Chabazite'
Reference: Gamboni A., Gentile P., Mascia S., De Vito A., Gamboni T., 2004. Monte Canu: uranofane-beta e altri minerali delle pegmatiti granitiche. Riv. Miner. Ital., 3: 138-145
Epidote
Formula: {Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Reference: Gamboni A., Gentile P., Mascia S., De Vito A., Gamboni T., 2004. Monte Canu: uranofane-beta e altri minerali delle pegmatiti granitiche. Riv. Miner. Ital., 3: 138-145
Fluorite
Formula: CaF2
Reference: Gamboni A., Gentile P., Mascia S., De Vito A., Gamboni T., 2004. Monte Canu: uranofane-beta e altri minerali delle pegmatiti granitiche. Riv. Miner. Ital., 3: 138-145
'Garnet Group'
Formula: X3Z2(SiO4)3
Reference: Gamboni A., Gentile P., Mascia S., De Vito A., Gamboni T., 2004. Monte Canu: uranofane-beta e altri minerali delle pegmatiti granitiche. Riv. Miner. Ital., 3: 138-145
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Reference: Gamboni A., Gentile P., Mascia S., De Vito A., Gamboni T., 2004. Monte Canu: uranofane-beta e altri minerali delle pegmatiti granitiche. Riv. Miner. Ital., 3: 138-145
'Heulandite subgroup'
Reference: Gamboni A., Gentile P., Mascia S., De Vito A., Gamboni T., 2004. Monte Canu: uranofane-beta e altri minerali delle pegmatiti granitiche. Riv. Miner. Ital., 3: 138-145
Laumontite
Formula: CaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O
Reference: Gamboni A., Gentile P., Mascia S., De Vito A., Gamboni T., 2004. Monte Canu: uranofane-beta e altri minerali delle pegmatiti granitiche. Riv. Miner. Ital., 3: 138-145
Microcline
Formula: K(AlSi3O8)
Reference: Gamboni A., Gentile P., Mascia S., De Vito A., Gamboni T., 2004. Monte Canu: uranofane-beta e altri minerali delle pegmatiti granitiche. Riv. Miner. Ital., 3: 138-145
Opal
Formula: SiO2 · nH2O
Reference: Gamboni A., Gentile P., Mascia S., De Vito A., Gamboni T., 2004. Monte Canu: uranofane-beta e altri minerali delle pegmatiti granitiche. Riv. Miner. Ital., 3: 138-145
Orthoclase
Formula: K(AlSi3O8)
Reference: Gamboni A., Gentile P., Mascia S., De Vito A., Gamboni T., 2004. Monte Canu: uranofane-beta e altri minerali delle pegmatiti granitiche. Riv. Miner. Ital., 3: 138-145
Prehnite
Formula: Ca2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
Reference: Gamboni A., Gentile P., Mascia S., De Vito A., Gamboni T., 2004. Monte Canu: uranofane-beta e altri minerali delle pegmatiti granitiche. Riv. Miner. Ital., 3: 138-145
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Gamboni A., Gentile P., Mascia S., De Vito A., Gamboni T., 2004. Monte Canu: uranofane-beta e altri minerali delle pegmatiti granitiche. Riv. Miner. Ital., 3: 138-145
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Gamboni A., Gentile P., Mascia S., De Vito A., Gamboni T., 2004. Monte Canu: uranofane-beta e altri minerali delle pegmatiti granitiche. Riv. Miner. Ital., 3: 138-145
'Stilbite subgroup'
Reference: Gamboni A., Gentile P., Mascia S., De Vito A., Gamboni T., 2004. Monte Canu: uranofane-beta e altri minerali delle pegmatiti granitiche. Riv. Miner. Ital., 3: 138-145
Titanite
Formula: CaTi(SiO4)O
Reference: Gamboni A., Gentile P., Mascia S., De Vito A., Gamboni T., 2004. Monte Canu: uranofane-beta e altri minerali delle pegmatiti granitiche. Riv. Miner. Ital., 3: 138-145
Uranophane
Formula: Ca(UO2)2(SiO3OH)2 · 5H2O
Reference: Gamboni A., Gentile P., Mascia S., De Vito A., Gamboni T., 2004. Monte Canu: uranofane-beta e altri minerali delle pegmatiti granitiche. Riv. Miner. Ital., 3: 138-145
Uranophane-β
Formula: Ca(UO2)2(SiO3OH)2 · 5H2O
Reference: Gamboni A., Gentile P., Mascia S., De Vito A., Gamboni T., 2004. Monte Canu: uranofane-beta e altri minerali delle pegmatiti granitiche. Riv. Miner. Ital., 3: 138-145
Zircon
Formula: Zr(SiO4)
Reference: Gamboni A., Gentile P., Mascia S., De Vito A., Gamboni T., 2004. Monte Canu: uranofane-beta e altri minerali delle pegmatiti granitiche. Riv. Miner. Ital., 3: 138-145

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
Hematite4.CB.05Fe2O3
Opal4.DA.10SiO2 · nH2O
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Group 9 - Silicates
Albite9.FA.35Na(AlSi3O8)
Allanite-(Ce)9.BG.05b{CaCe}{Al2Fe2+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Bavenite9.DF.25Ca4Be2Al2Si9O26(OH)2
Epidote9.BG.05a{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Laumontite9.GB.10CaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O
Microcline9.FA.30K(AlSi3O8)
Orthoclase9.FA.30K(AlSi3O8)
Prehnite9.DP.20Ca2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
Titanite9.AG.15CaTi(SiO4)O
Uranophane9.AK.15Ca(UO2)2(SiO3OH)2 · 5H2O
Uranophane-β9.AK.15Ca(UO2)2(SiO3OH)2 · 5H2O
Zircon9.AD.30Zr(SiO4)
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Chabazite'-
'Garnet Group'-X3Z2(SiO4)3
'Heulandite subgroup'-
'Stilbite subgroup'-

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
A2X3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX2
Fluorite9.2.1.1CaF2
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Group 51 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups Only
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in >[6] coordination
Zircon51.5.2.1Zr(SiO4)
Group 52 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups and O,OH,F,H2O
Insular SiO4 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with cations in [6] and/or >[6] coordination
Titanite52.4.3.1CaTi(SiO4)O
Group 53 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups and Other Anions or Complex Cations
Insular SiO4 Groups and Other Anions of Complex Cations with (UO2)
Uranophane53.3.1.2Ca(UO2)2(SiO3OH)2 · 5H2O
Uranophane-β53.3.1.9Ca(UO2)2(SiO3OH)2 · 5H2O
Group 58 - SOROSILICATES Insular, Mixed, Single, and Larger Tetrahedral Groups
Insular, Mixed, Single, and Larger Tetrahedral Groups with cations in [6] and higher coordination; single and double groups (n = 1, 2)
Allanite-(Ce)58.2.1a.1{CaCe}{Al2Fe2+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Epidote58.2.1a.7{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Group 70 - INOSILICATES Column or Tube Structures
Column or Tube Structures with chains linked by Be
Bavenite70.5.3.1Ca4Be2Al2Si9O26(OH)2
Group 72 - PHYLLOSILICATES Two-Dimensional Infinite Sheets with Other Than Six-Membered Rings
Two-Dimensional Infinite Sheets with Other Than Six-Membered Rings with 4-membered rings
Prehnite72.1.3.1Ca2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with H2O and organics
Opal75.2.1.1SiO2 · nH2O
Group 76 - TECTOSILICATES Al-Si Framework
Al-Si Framework with Al-Si frameworks
Albite76.1.3.1Na(AlSi3O8)
Microcline76.1.1.5K(AlSi3O8)
Orthoclase76.1.1.1K(AlSi3O8)
Group 77 - TECTOSILICATES Zeolites
Zeolite group - True zeolites
Laumontite77.1.1.4CaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Chabazite'-
'Garnet Group'-X3Z2(SiO4)3
'Heulandite subgroup'-
'Stilbite subgroup'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Allanite-(Ce){CaCe}{Al2Fe2+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
H BaveniteCa4Be2Al2Si9O26(OH)2
H Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
H LaumontiteCaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O
H OpalSiO2 · nH2O
H PrehniteCa2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
H UranophaneCa(UO2)2(SiO3OH)2 · 5H2O
H Uranophane-βCa(UO2)2(SiO3OH)2 · 5H2O
BeBeryllium
Be BaveniteCa4Be2Al2Si9O26(OH)2
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
OOxygen
O AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
O Allanite-(Ce){CaCe}{Al2Fe2+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
O Garnet GroupX3Z2(SiO4)3
O BaveniteCa4Be2Al2Si9O26(OH)2
O CalciteCaCO3
O HematiteFe2O3
O Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
O MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
O LaumontiteCaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O
O OpalSiO2 · nH2O
O PrehniteCa2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
O QuartzSiO2
O TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
O UranophaneCa(UO2)2(SiO3OH)2 · 5H2O
O Uranophane-βCa(UO2)2(SiO3OH)2 · 5H2O
O ZirconZr(SiO4)
O OrthoclaseK(AlSi3O8)
FFluorine
F FluoriteCaF2
NaSodium
Na AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
AlAluminium
Al AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Al Allanite-(Ce){CaCe}{Al2Fe2+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Al BaveniteCa4Be2Al2Si9O26(OH)2
Al Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Al MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
Al LaumontiteCaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O
Al PrehniteCa2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
Al OrthoclaseK(AlSi3O8)
SiSilicon
Si AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Si Allanite-(Ce){CaCe}{Al2Fe2+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Si Garnet GroupX3Z2(SiO4)3
Si BaveniteCa4Be2Al2Si9O26(OH)2
Si Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Si MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
Si LaumontiteCaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O
Si OpalSiO2 · nH2O
Si PrehniteCa2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
Si QuartzSiO2
Si TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
Si UranophaneCa(UO2)2(SiO3OH)2 · 5H2O
Si Uranophane-βCa(UO2)2(SiO3OH)2 · 5H2O
Si ZirconZr(SiO4)
Si OrthoclaseK(AlSi3O8)
SSulfur
S PyriteFeS2
KPotassium
K MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
K OrthoclaseK(AlSi3O8)
CaCalcium
Ca Allanite-(Ce){CaCe}{Al2Fe2+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Ca BaveniteCa4Be2Al2Si9O26(OH)2
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Ca FluoriteCaF2
Ca LaumontiteCaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O
Ca PrehniteCa2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
Ca TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
Ca UranophaneCa(UO2)2(SiO3OH)2 · 5H2O
Ca Uranophane-βCa(UO2)2(SiO3OH)2 · 5H2O
TiTitanium
Ti TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
FeIron
Fe Allanite-(Ce){CaCe}{Al2Fe2+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Fe HematiteFe2O3
Fe Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Fe PyriteFeS2
ZrZirconium
Zr ZirconZr(SiO4)
CeCerium
Ce Allanite-(Ce){CaCe}{Al2Fe2+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
UUranium
U UranophaneCa(UO2)2(SiO3OH)2 · 5H2O
U Uranophane-βCa(UO2)2(SiO3OH)2 · 5H2O

References

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Year (asc) Year (desc) Author (A-Z) Author (Z-A)
- Gamboni, A., Gentile, P., Mascia, S., De Vito, A., Gamboni, T. (2004): Monte Canu: uranofane-beta e altri minerali delle pegmatiti granitiche. Rivista Mineralogica Italiana, 3/2004, 138-145.
- Gamboni, A., Mascia, S., Gamboni, T. (2004): L'uranofane-beta delle cave di Monte Canu, Palau (SS), Sardegna Nord-Orientale. Micro, 2/2004, 29-34.
- Gamboni, A., Gamboni, T. (2006) Gallura, tesori nel granito. I minerali delle pegmatiti granitiche. J. Webber Editore, Sassari, 190 pp.

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