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Bedretto Valley, Leventina, Ticino (Tessin), Switzerland

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Upper Val Bedretto / Val Corno from Passo della Novena / Nufenen

Bedretto Valley, Leventina, Ticino, Switzerland
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 46° 30' 14'' North , 8° 30' 34'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 46.50399, 8.509553
Name(s) in local language(s):Val Bedretto, Leventina, Ticino (Tessin), Svizzera (Schweiz; Suisse)

A major side valley of the Leventina, running in east-west direction.
The Val Bedretto forms the boundary between the Gotthard massif in the north and the Penninic in the south.

Mineral List

Mineral list contains entries from the region specified including sub-localities

Regional Geology

Triassic201.3 - 252.17 MaBiogene Sedimentgesteine und Evaporite

Biogenic carbonate rocks and evaporite

Neoproterozoic541 - 1000 MaNeoproterozoic intrusive and metamorphic terranes

Intrusive and metamorphic terranes

Mixtures of metamorphic and intrusive or plutonic rocks, tracts known as crystalline, migmatitic terranes, moderately to highly metamorphosed rocks of unknown origin with or without intrusions. This classification is inherently prone to variable interpretation, as other compilers might distinguish some packages by their metamorphic or gneissic protoliths, and the associated age ranges may be more variable.

References for regional geology:

Data provided by

Geological Survey of Canada. Generalized geological map of the world and linked databases. doi:10.4095/195142. Open File 2915d.

Geological Institute. Geological Map of Switzerland 1:500,000. isbn: 3906723399. University of Bern.

28 valid minerals.

Localities in this Region

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