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Quartz from
Carrara, Massa-Carrara Province, Tuscany, Italy

Locality type:Municipality
Classification
Species:Quartz
Formula:SiO2
Comments:Perfectly clear rock crystals with good luster ("Diamanti di Carrara"). Rich in crystallographic forms. Crystals up to 10 cm have been found. Their first description is given by Agostino Del Riccio (1597).
Habit:Most are short-prismatic, but elongated and tapered crystals occur. Aloisi (1909) reported 36 different crystallographic forms.
Colour:colorless
Quality for species:Excellent - world class for species or very significant. (!!)
Confirmation
Validity:Believed Valid
References
References:Del Riccio, A. (1597) Istoria delle pietre. Barocchi, P., ed., 1979, anastatic reprint of the original manuscript preserved in the Biblioteca Riccardiana (Riccardian Library) in Florence, Studio per Edizioni Scelte, Firenze, 280 pp.; Gnoli, R., and Sironi, A., eds., 1996, anastatic reprint, Umberto Allemandi & C., Torino, 253 pp.; Aldrovandi, U. (1648) Musaeum metallicum. Liber V. Typis Io. Baptistae Ferronii, Bononia, page 943; Targioni Tazzetti, G. (1779) Relazioni d'alcuni viaggi fatti in diverse parti della Toscana per osservare le produzioni naturali, e gli antichi monumenti di essa. Tomo 12. Gartano Cambiaghi Stamp. Granducale, Firenze, VII+446 pp.; D'Achiardi, A. (1872-73) Mineralogia della Toscana. Tipografia Nistri, Pisa, 2 vol., 678 pp.; Bombicci, L. (1892) Sulle modificazioni degli spigoli verticali nei cristalli di quarzo di Carrara e su quelle che strutturalmente vi corrispondono nei cristalli di altre specie minerali. Memorie della R. Accademia delle Scienze dell'Istituto di Bologna, serie 5, 2, 747-761; Aloisi, P. (1909) Il quarzo dei marmi di Carrara. Atti della Società Toscana di Scienze Naturali, Memorie, 25, 87-125; 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;
Orlandi, P., and Franzini, M. (1994) I minerali del marmo di Carrara. Cassa di Risparmio di Carrara - Amilcare Pizzi Editore S.p.A., Milano, 109 pp.; Orlandi, P., and Criscuolo, A. (2009) Minerali del marmo delle Alpi Apuane. Parco delle Alpi Apuane - Pacini Editore, Ospedaletto-Pisa, 180 pp.; 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.
Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Calcite11 photos of Quartz associated with Calcite at this locality.
Dolomite6 photos of Quartz associated with Dolomite at this locality.
Sulphur3 photos of Quartz associated with Sulphur at this locality.
Sphalerite1 photo of Quartz associated with Sphalerite at this locality.
Fluorite1 photo of Quartz associated with Fluorite at this locality.
Gypsum1 photo of Quartz associated with Gypsum at this locality.
Adularia1 photo of Quartz associated with Adularia at this locality.
Data
Mineral Data:Click here to view Quartz data
Locality Data:Click here to view Carrara, Massa-Carrara Province, Tuscany, Italy
Localities for Quartz in this Region
Colonnata quarrying basin, Carrara, Massa-Carrara Province, Tuscany, Italy
Artana Quarry, Colonnata quarrying basin, Carrara, Massa-Carrara Province, Tuscany, Italy
Calagio Quarry, Colonnata quarrying basin, Carrara, Massa-Carrara Province, Tuscany, Italy
Campanili quarry, Colonnata quarrying basin, Carrara, Massa-Carrara Province, Tuscany, Italy
Cancelli di Gioia Quarry, Colonnata quarrying basin, Carrara, Massa-Carrara Province, Tuscany, Italy
Colonnata, Colonnata quarrying basin, Carrara, Massa-Carrara Province, Tuscany, Italy
Fossa Combratta Quarry (Brugiana Nord Quarry; Monte Brugiana North Quarry), Colonnata quarrying basin, Carrara, Massa-Carrara Province, Tuscany, Italy
Gioia quarry, Colonnata quarrying basin, Carrara, Massa-Carrara Province, Tuscany, Italy
La Piana Quarry, Colonnata quarrying basin, Carrara, Massa-Carrara Province, Tuscany, Italy
Miseglia quarrying basin (Miseglia-Fantiscritti quarrying basin; Fantiscritti quarrying basin), Carrara, Massa-Carrara Province, Tuscany, Italy
Canalgrande Quarry (Montecatini Quarry), Miseglia quarrying basin (Miseglia-Fantiscritti quarrying basin; Fantiscritti quarrying basin), Carrara, Massa-Carrara Province, Tuscany, Italy
Fantiscritti (Fantiscritti quarry), Miseglia quarrying basin (Miseglia-Fantiscritti quarrying basin; Fantiscritti quarrying basin), Carrara, Massa-Carrara Province, Tuscany, Italy
La Tagliata Quarry (Tagliata Quarry), Miseglia quarrying basin (Miseglia-Fantiscritti quarrying basin; Fantiscritti quarrying basin), Carrara, Massa-Carrara Province, Tuscany, Italy
Scaloni quarries, Miseglia quarrying basin (Miseglia-Fantiscritti quarrying basin; Fantiscritti quarrying basin), Carrara, Massa-Carrara Province, Tuscany, Italy
Monte Brugiana Mine (Artana Mn deposit; Monte Rocchetta), Carrara, Massa-Carrara Province, Tuscany, Italy
Pescina-Boccanaglia quarrying basin, Carrara, Massa-Carrara Province, Tuscany, Italy
Boccanaglia A Quarry, Pescina-Boccanaglia quarrying basin, Carrara, Massa-Carrara Province, Tuscany, Italy
Calacata Quarry, Pescina-Boccanaglia quarrying basin, Carrara, Massa-Carrara Province, Tuscany, Italy
Pescina Quarry (Pescina A Quarry), Pescina-Boccanaglia quarrying basin, Carrara, Massa-Carrara Province, Tuscany, Italy
Pratazzolo Quarry (Pratazzolo B Quarry; Pulcinacchia), Pescina-Boccanaglia quarrying basin, Carrara, Massa-Carrara Province, Tuscany, Italy
Torano quarries, Carrara, Massa-Carrara Province, Tuscany, Italy
Torano quarrying basin, Carrara, Massa-Carrara Province, Tuscany, Italy
Battaglino quarries (Battaglino A Quarry), Torano quarrying basin, Carrara, Massa-Carrara Province, Tuscany, Italy
Betogli quarries, Torano quarrying basin, Carrara, Massa-Carrara Province, Tuscany, Italy
Bicchieri Quarry (Lorano Basso Quarry), Torano quarrying basin, Carrara, Massa-Carrara Province, Tuscany, Italy
Collestretto Quarry (Colle Stretto Quarry), Torano quarrying basin, Carrara, Massa-Carrara Province, Tuscany, Italy
Crestola Bassa Quarry, Torano quarrying basin, Carrara, Massa-Carrara Province, Tuscany, Italy
Crestola quarries (Crestola C Quarry), Torano quarrying basin, Carrara, Massa-Carrara Province, Tuscany, Italy
Fossa degli Angeli Quarry, Torano quarrying basin, Carrara, Massa-Carrara Province, Tuscany, Italy
La Facciata Quarry, Torano quarrying basin, Carrara, Massa-Carrara Province, Tuscany, Italy
La Piastra Quarry, Torano quarrying basin, Carrara, Massa-Carrara Province, Tuscany, Italy
Lorano Quarry (Lorano I Quarry; Lorano quarries), Torano quarrying basin, Carrara, Massa-Carrara Province, Tuscany, Italy
Polvaccio Quarry, Torano quarrying basin, Carrara, Massa-Carrara Province, Tuscany, Italy
Pradetto Quarry (Campaccio Quarry), Torano quarrying basin, Carrara, Massa-Carrara Province, Tuscany, Italy
Ravaccione Quarry (Torrione Quarry; Tecchione Quarry), Torano quarrying basin, Carrara, Massa-Carrara Province, Tuscany, Italy
Ruggetta quarries, Torano quarrying basin, Carrara, Massa-Carrara Province, Tuscany, Italy
Val Pulita Quarry, Torano quarrying basin, Carrara, Massa-Carrara Province, Tuscany, Italy
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