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Luserna Valley Quarries, Luserna San Giovanni, Torino Province, Piedmont, Italy

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Name(s) in local language(s): Cave di Pietra di Luserna, Val Luserna, Luserna San Giovanni / Rorà / Bagnolo Piemonte, Torino / Cuneo, Piemonte, Italia
A lot of quarries situated in Luserna Valley in different municipalities [the most important are: Seccarezze 2, 3, 4 and 6 in the municipality of Luserna San Giovanni (Torino); Pian del Torno and Bonetto del Prete quarries in the municipality of Rorà (Torino); Seccarezze 9 and Galiverga quarries in the municipality of Bagnolo Piemonte (Cuneo)]. There are about ninety working quarries for the mining of an excellent grey-green leucogranitic orthogneiss, commercially known as “Pietra di Luserna”.
Some UK (UnKnown minerals) are under study.
"Uricite" has, almost certainly, crystallised from bird excrements.

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57 entries listed. 49 valid minerals. 1 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.

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- Finello, G., Ambrino, P., Kolitsch, U., Ciriotti, M.E., Blaß, G., Bracco, R. (2007): I minerali della “Pietra di Luserna”, Piemonte, Italia nord-occidentale. I. Alcune cave di gneiss della Val Luserna. Micro (località), 2/2007, 181-226.
- Piccoli, G.C., Maletto, G., Bosio, P., Lombardo, B. (2007). Minerali del Piemonte e della Valle d'Aosta. Associazione Amici del Museo "F. Eusebio" Alba, Ed., Alba (Cuneo), 607 pp.
- Ambrino, P., Brizio, P., Ciriotti, M.E., Finello, G., Marello, B. (2009). Minerali della Pietra di Luserna. AMI, Ed., Cremona. CD-ROM (in Italian and in English).
Biagioni, C., Bonaccorsi, E., Cámara, F., Cadoni, M., Ciriotti, M.E., Bersani, D., Kolitsch, U. (2012) Lusernaite-(Y), IMA 2011-108. CNMNC Newsletter No. 13, June 2012, page 811; Mineralogical Magazine, 76, 807-817.

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