Help|Log In|Register|
Home PageMindat NewsThe Mindat ManualHistory of MindatCopyright StatusManagement TeamContact UsAdvertise on Mindat
Donate to MindatSponsor a PageSponsored PagesTop Available PagesMindat AdvertisersAdvertise on MindatThe Mindat Store
Minerals by PropertiesMinerals by ChemistryRandom MineralSearch by minIDLocalities Near MeSearch GlossaryMore Search Options
Search For:
Mineral Name:
Locality Name:
The Mindat ManualAdd a New PhotoRate PhotosLocality Edit ReportCoordinate Completion ReportAdd Glossary Item
StatisticsThe ElementsMember ListBooks & MagazinesMineral Shows & EventsThe Mindat DirectoryHow to Link to MindatDevice Settings
Photo SearchPhoto GalleriesNew Photos TodayNew Photos YesterdayMembers' Photo GalleriesPast Photo of the Day Gallery

Francesco Bedognè died, a sad loss for mineral collectors and academics.

Last Updated: 22nd Jul 2012

By Paolo Giovanni Biffi

Francesco Bedogné, an important collector and expert in minerals, died on 17 July 2012, during a vacation on 'island of Crete.
Francesco was, since the mid 60's, one of the most active prospectors and mineral collector and one of the people who most contributed, in Italy, to the development of regional mineralogy. He wrote dozens of articles both on scientific journals and on information magazines and moreover some key books on the mineralogy of the Sondrio Province .
Most of all, he was for many a friend to go along the mountain paths, to drink a glass of good wine and enjoy good food and his spirit always serene.

All his friends, and those who simply knew him, feel closer to the family.

Please follow this link to have a look to comments of some mineral collectors (in Italian language)


Un grave lutto in Italia per i collezionisti e gli studiosi di mineralogia.

Francesco Bedognè, importante collezionista ed esperto di minerali, è morto il giorno 17 luglio 2012, durante una vacanza sull' isola di Creta.
Francesco è stato, sin dalla metà degli anni 60, uno dei più attivi cercatori e raccoglitore di minerali ed una della persone che più ha contribuito allo sviluppo della mineralogia regionale in Italia. Egli scrisse decine di articoli, sia su riviste scientifiche che divulgative, ed inoltre alcuni fondamentali libri sulla mineralogia della Provincia di Sondrio.
Più di tutto, egli fu per molti un amico con cui percorrere insieme i sentieri di montagna, bere un bicchiere di buon vino e godere della buona tavola e del suo spirito sempre sereno.

Tutti gli amici ed i conoscenti si stringono alla famiglia.

Seguendo questo link potete trovare i commenti di alcuni appassionati di mineralogia (in lingua italiana).

Article has been viewed at least 6880 times.


There is no word to comment so serious a loss for the whole mineralogy world, not only here in Lombardy! And then: for what I know, he wasn't so old! I shaked my head while reading it: dying that way, all of a sudden, during a vacation! Incredible!
Greetings to everybody and a big big hug to Francesco's family.

Riccardo Modanesi
26th Jul 2012 6:45pm

In order to leave comments to this article, you must be registered
Mineral and/or Locality is an outreach project of the Hudson Institute of Mineralogy, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization.
Copyright © and the Hudson Institute of Mineralogy 1993-2016, except where stated. relies on the contributions of thousands of members and supporters.
Privacy Policy - Terms & Conditions - Contact Us Current server date and time: December 2, 2016 18:02:12
Go to top of page