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Cava del Ferro (Bùgie mines; Trimpello), Fornovolasco, Vergemoli, Apuan Alps, Lucca Province, Tuscany, Italy

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 44° 2' 2'' North , 10° 21' 28'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 44.03382,10.35768
GeoHash:G#: spz6e8n5x
Köppen climate type:Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate
Name(s) in local language(s):Cava del Ferro (Miniere delle Bùgie; Trimpello), Fornovolasco, Vergemoli, Alpi Apuane, Lucca, Toscana, Italia

Old Fe mine.

Mineral List

43 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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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]

Late Triassic - Middle Triassic
201.3 - 247.2 Ma

ID: 3160244
Middle Triassic quartzite

Age: Triassic (201.3 - 247.2 Ma)

Description: low grade metamorphic

Lithology: Major:{quartzite}, Minor{mica schist,phyllite}

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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- Gambari, L. (1881): La miniera ferrifera del Forno Volasco. Rivista di Scienze Industriali Firenze, 1881, 212.
- Corpo delle Miniere (1927): Giacimento di pirite di ferro e di minerali di ferro di Fornovolasco in Comune di Vergemoli, Provincia di Lucca. Congresso di Geologia Internazionale 1926, Madrid, 15-17.
- Zaccagna, D. (1932): I giacimenti ferriferi di Monte Tambura e Fondone e Fornovolasco, piombo argentifero di Bottino e Valdicastello, rame del Frigido e di Vagli, mercurifero di Levigliani e Ripa. Memorie Descrittive della Carta Geologica d'Italia, 1932, 390-403.
- Bernardini, M. (1965): Rilievo magnetometrico del giacimento di Fornovolasco. Annali di Geofisica, 18, 279-293.
- Carmignani, L., Dessau, G., Duchi, G. (1976): I giacimenti a barite, pirite ed ossidi di ferro delle Alpi Apuane. Studio minerogenetico e strutturale. Nuove osservazioni sui giacimenti polimetallici. Bollettino della Società Geologica Italiana, 95, 1009-1061.
- Cioffi, M. (1991): La mineralizzazione a magnetite-pirite di Fornovolasco (Alpi Apuane). Tesi di laurea inedita, Università di Firenze.
- Bonini, M. (1999): Le miniere e la lavorazione del ferro. Sperucola 2, supplemento a TALP, 19, 111-114.
- Orlandi, P. & Campostrini, I. (2005): Zibaldone. Aggiornamenti di mineralogia italiana 2004. Rivista Mineralogica Italiana, 3/2005, 184-191.
- Biagioni, C., Orlandi, P., & Bonini, M. (2008). Fornovolasco. Storia e minerali delle miniere di ferro presso Vergemoli (Alpi Apuane). Rivista Mineralogica Italiana, 4/2008, 230-252
- Orlandi, P., Moëlo, Y., & Biagioni, C. (2008). Jamesonite delle miniere di Fornovolasco (Vergemoli, Lucca): primo ritrovamento sulle Alpi Apuane. Atti della Società Toscana di Scienze Naturali, Memorie, 113, 89-95.

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