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Manganese Oxides from
Lorano quarries (Lorano I Quarry; Lorano II Quarry; Lorano Quarry), Torano quarrying basin, Carrara, Massa-Carrara Province, Tuscany, Italy

Locality type:Quarry
Species:'Manganese Oxides' (not an IMA approved species)
Comments:Described as lithiophorite by Orlandi et al. (1980), in the form of dark brown earthy globules in association with quartz and dolomite. Chemical analyses showed the presence of abundant Mn and traces of Zi, Ni, Cu, and Co. According to Biagioni et al. (2019), it is unlikely that this mineral is lithiophorite, due to the absence of Al. Consequently, it is more correctly ascribable to an uncharachterised manganese oxide.
Validity:Believed Valid
References:Orlandi, P., Bracci, G., Dalena, D., Duchi, G., and Vezzalini, G. (1980) I minerali delle geodi della formazione marmifera di Carrara. Atti della Società Toscana di Scienze Naturali, Memorie, serie A, 87, 93-124; Biagioni, C., Orlandi, P., Camarda, S., Chinellato, M., Appiani, R., Del Chiaro, L., and Sanguineti, G. (2019) Minerals from marbles of Carrara and the Apuan Alps. LoGisma editore, Vicchio (Firenze) - Musumeci S.p.A., Quart (Aosta), 144 pp.
Mineral Data:Click here to view Manganese Oxides data
Locality Data:Click here to view Lorano quarries (Lorano I Quarry; Lorano II Quarry; Lorano Quarry), Torano quarrying basin, Carrara, Massa-Carrara Province, Tuscany, Italy
Nearest other occurrences of Manganese Oxides
2.3km (1.4 miles) Scortico manganese mine, Fivizzano, Massa-Carrara Province, Tuscany, Italy
10.0km (6.2 miles) Monte Carchio quarries (Guerra Quarries; Carchietto Quarry), Madielle quarrying basin, Massa, Massa-Carrara Province, Tuscany, Italy
10.1km (6.3 miles) Monte Carchio quarries (Carchio Quarries), Montignoso, Massa-Carrara Province, Tuscany, Italy
33.3km (20.7 miles) Monte Nero Mine, Rocchetta di Vara, La Spezia Province, Liguria, Italy
40.5km (25.2 miles) Santa Scolastica, Romanoro, Frassinoro, Modena Province, Emilia-Romagna, Italy
59.3km (36.9 miles) Molinello Mine, Ne, Genoa, Liguria, Italy
84.8km (52.7 miles) Poggio Valle, Rovegno, Genoa, Liguria, Italy
94.2km (58.5 miles) San Cristoforo landslide, Bobbio, Piacenza Province, Emilia-Romagna, Italy
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