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

Classification
Species:Quartz
Formula:SiO2
Comments:Perfectly clear rock crystals with good luster ("Diamanti di Carrara"). Rich in crystallographic forms. Crystals up to 10cm have been found.
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:Aloisi, P. (1909) Il quarzo dei marmi di Carrara. Atti della Società Toscana de Scienze Naturali di Pisa: 25: 87-125.
Orlandi P., Franzini M. (1994) I minerali del marmo di Carrara. Amilcare Pizzi S.p.A., Milano. Orlandi, P. & Criscuolo, A. (2009) Minerali del marmo delle Alpi Apuane. Pacini editore, Pisa, 180 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, Apuan Alps, Massa-Carrara Province, Tuscany, Italy
Localities for Quartz in this Region
Bicchieri quarry, Carrara, Apuan Alps, Massa-Carrara Province, Tuscany, Italy
Artana quarry, Colonnata quarrying basin, Carrara, Apuan Alps, Massa-Carrara Province, Tuscany, Italy
Brugiana Nord Quarry (Monte Brugiana North Quarry), Colonnata quarrying basin, Carrara, Apuan Alps, Massa-Carrara Province, Tuscany, Italy
Calagio Quarry, Colonnata quarrying basin, Carrara, Apuan Alps, Massa-Carrara Province, Tuscany, Italy
Campanili quarry, Colonnata quarrying basin, Carrara, Apuan Alps, Massa-Carrara Province, Tuscany, Italy
Colonnata, Colonnata quarrying basin, Carrara, Apuan Alps, Massa-Carrara Province, Tuscany, Italy
La Piana Quarry, Colonnata quarrying basin, Carrara, Apuan Alps, Massa-Carrara Province, Tuscany, Italy
Monte Brugiana Mine (Artana Mn deposit; Monte Rocchetta), Carrara, Apuan Alps, Massa-Carrara Province, Tuscany, Italy
Pescina-Boccanaglia quarrying basin, Carrara, Apuan Alps, Massa-Carrara Province, Tuscany, Italy
Pulcinacchia quarries, Pescina-Boccanaglia quarrying basin, Carrara, Apuan Alps, Massa-Carrara Province, Tuscany, Italy
Pradetto quarry, Carrara, Apuan Alps, Massa-Carrara Province, Tuscany, Italy
Torano quarries, Carrara, Apuan Alps, Massa-Carrara Province, Tuscany, Italy
Battaglino quarry, Torano quarrying basin, Carrara, Apuan Alps, Massa-Carrara Province, Tuscany, Italy
Betogli quarries, Torano quarrying basin, Carrara, Apuan Alps, Massa-Carrara Province, Tuscany, Italy
Colle Stretto quarry, Torano quarrying basin, Carrara, Apuan Alps, Massa-Carrara Province, Tuscany, Italy
Crestola Bassa quarry, Torano quarrying basin, Carrara, Apuan Alps, Massa-Carrara Province, Tuscany, Italy
Fossa degli Angeli quarry, Torano quarrying basin, Carrara, Apuan Alps, Massa-Carrara Province, Tuscany, Italy
La Facciata quarry, Torano quarrying basin, Carrara, Apuan Alps, Massa-Carrara Province, Tuscany, Italy
La Piastra quarry, Torano quarrying basin, Carrara, Apuan Alps, Massa-Carrara Province, Tuscany, Italy
Lorano quarry, Torano quarrying basin, Carrara, Apuan Alps, Massa-Carrara Province, Tuscany, Italy
Polvaccio quarry, Torano quarrying basin, Carrara, Apuan Alps, Massa-Carrara Province, Tuscany, Italy
Ravaccione quarry, Torano quarrying basin, Carrara, Apuan Alps, Massa-Carrara Province, Tuscany, Italy
Val Pulita, Torano quarrying basin, Carrara, Apuan Alps, Massa-Carrara Province, Tuscany, Italy
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