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Carpenara (slag locality), Varenna Valley, Genova, Genova Province, Liguria, Italy
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Claringbullite
Carpenara, Varenna Valley, Genova, Genova Province, Liguria, Italy

Photo: Leon Hupperichs
 
Name(s) in local language(s): Carpenara (località di scorie), Val Varenna, Genova, Genova, Liguria, Italia
 
Slag dumps which were revealed in September 1993, during a catastrophical flooding in the Varenna Valley.
According to Palenzona et al. (1998), the occurrence is exhausted.

Mineral List

Anglesite
Aragonite
Ashoverite
Atacamite
Bechererite ?
Botallackite
Brochantite
Calcite
Callaghanite
Calumetite
Cerussite
Chalcophyllite
Claringbullite
Connellite
Copper
Cumengeite
Cuprite
Diaboleite
Gahnite
'Goethite'
Gypsum
Hydrocalumite
Hydrocerussite
Hydrohonessite
Langite
Laurionite
Leadhillite
Lepidocrocite
Linarite
Malachite
Monohydrocalcite
Nantokite
Nealite
Paralaurionite
Paratacamite
Penfieldite
Phosgenite
Portlandite
Posnjakite
Pseudoboleite
Schulenbergite
Serpierite
Siderite
Spangolite
Tenorite
Thaumasite
'Unnamed (Gordaite-related Ca-Zn Sulphate Chloride Hydrate)'
Vivianite
Willemite
Zincite


50 entries listed. 48 valid minerals.

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References

- Palenzona, A., Bulgarelli, G., Marchese, G.B. & Selmi, P. (1996): I minerali delle scorie della Val Varenna (GE). Rivista Mineralogica Italiana, No. 2, 175-188. (in Italian with English & German summaries.)
- Palenzona, A., Bulgarelli, G., Ciriotti, M. & Selmi, P. (1998): Val Varenna (GE). Aggiornamento sui minerali delle scorie. Rivista Mineralogica Italiana, No. 3, 39-41. (in Italian.)
- Burns, P. C., Roberts, A. C. and Nikischer, A. J. (1998): The crystal structure of Ca[Zn8(SO4)2(OH)12Cl2](H2O)9, a new phase from slag dumps at Val Varenna, Italy. Eur. J. Mineral. 10, 923-930.

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