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Gypsum quarry, Sassalbo, Fivizzano, Massa-Carrara Province, Tuscany, Italyi
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Gypsum quarryQuarry
SassalboVillage
FivizzanoMunicipality
Massa-Carrara ProvinceProvince
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Name(s) in local language(s):Cava di gesso, Sassalbo, Fivizzano, Provincia di Massa-Carrara, Toscana, Italia
Location is approximate, estimate based on other nearby localities.
 
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 44° North , 10° East (est.)
Margin of Error:~13km
Locality type:Quarry
Köppen climate type:Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate


Abandoned gypsum quarry, opened in Triassic evaporites.

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


9 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Anhydrite
Formula: CaSO4
Reference: Borghi E., 1993. I minerali dei "gessi" dell'alta Val Secchia (RE). Riv. Mineral. Ital., 4: 245-251.
Baryte
Formula: BaSO4
Habit: tabular
Colour: amber-yellow
Description: xls up to 7 mm.
Reference: Borghi E., 1993. I minerali dei "gessi" dell'alta Val Secchia (RE). Riv. Mineral. Ital., 4: 245-251.
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Borghi E., 1993. I minerali dei "gessi" dell'alta Val Secchia (RE). Riv. Mineral. Ital., 4: 245-251.
Dolomite
Formula: CaMg(CO3)2
Colour: black
Description: It can be found N of the quarry.
Reference: Borghi E., 1993. I minerali dei "gessi" dell'alta Val Secchia (RE). Riv. Mineral. Ital., 4: 245-251.
Fluorite
Formula: CaF2
Habit: cubic
Colour: colorless, pink, purple
Description: xls up to 15 mm
Reference: Borghi E., 1993. I minerali dei "gessi" dell'alta Val Secchia (RE). Riv. Mineral. Ital., 4: 245-251.
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: Borghi E., 1993. I minerali dei "gessi" dell'alta Val Secchia (RE). Riv. Mineral. Ital., 4: 245-251.
Gypsum
Formula: CaSO4 · 2H2O
Reference: Borghi E., 1993. I minerali dei "gessi" dell'alta Val Secchia (RE). Riv. Mineral. Ital., 4: 245-251.
'Limonite'
Formula: (Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Reference: Borghi E., 1993. I minerali dei "gessi" dell'alta Val Secchia (RE). Riv. Mineral. Ital., 4: 245-251.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Habit: prismatic xls
Colour: colorless, black
Description: Colorless xls, up to 2-3 mm, associated with calcite, dolomite and fluorite, are present in the fractures of dark limestones, in the abandoned quarry. Black xls, strongly fractured, up to 8 mm long, included in microxxne gypsum, are present in an evaporites outcrop along Acquatorbida stream.
Reference: M. Barsanti & C. Biagioni, 2006
Sulphur
Formula: S8
Reference: Borghi E., 1993. I minerali dei "gessi" dell'alta Val Secchia (RE). Riv. Mineral. Ital., 4: 245-251.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Sulphur1.CC.05S8
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Group 3 - Halides
Fluorite3.AB.25CaF2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Dolomite5.AB.10CaMg(CO3)2
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Anhydrite7.AD.30CaSO4
Baryte7.AD.35BaSO4
Gypsum7.CD.40CaSO4 · 2H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Semi-metals and non-metals
Sulphur1.3.5.1S8
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX2
Fluorite9.2.1.1CaF2
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
AB(XO3)2
Dolomite14.2.1.1CaMg(CO3)2
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Anhydrite28.3.2.1CaSO4
Baryte28.3.1.1BaSO4
Group 29 - HYDRATED ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4·xH2O
Gypsum29.6.3.1CaSO4 · 2H2O
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
H GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
C DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
OOxygen
O Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
O BaryteBaSO4
O CalciteCaCO3
O AnhydriteCaSO4
O DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
O GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
O QuartzSiO2
FFluorine
F FluoriteCaF2
MgMagnesium
Mg DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
SSulfur
S GalenaPbS
S BaryteBaSO4
S AnhydriteCaSO4
S SulphurS8
S GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
CaCalcium
Ca FluoriteCaF2
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca AnhydriteCaSO4
Ca DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
Ca GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
FeIron
Fe Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
BaBarium
Ba BaryteBaSO4
PbLead
Pb GalenaPbS

References

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- D’Achiardi, A. (1872-73): Mineralogia della Toscana. Tipografia Nistri, Pisa, 2 vol., 678 pp.
- Borghi, E. (1993): I minerali dei "gessi" dell'alta Val Secchia (RE). Riv. Mineral. Ital., 17, 4 (4-1993), 245-251.


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