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Trou des Romains, Sapin Valley, Courmayeur, Aosta Valley, Italy

Trou des Romains, Val Sapin, Courmayeur, Valle d'Aosta, Italia

Pb and Ba mineralization within porphyric Paleozoic rocks. It is probable that mining began during the Roman age.
Locality name "Chapy-Courmayeur" used by Pelloux (1946).

Refs.:
- Nicolis de Robilant E.B. - description particulière du Duché d'aoste, suiviu d'essai sur deux minières des anciens romains, et d'un supplément à la théorie des montagnes et des mines. - Mémoire de l'Académie des Sciences de Turin (1786-1787). Turin, 1788
- Stella A. (1902) - Sul giacimento piombo baritico di regione Trou des Romains, presso Courmayeur - rassegna Mineraria, Torino, Vol. 17, 1902
- Pelloux A. (1946) - Contributo alla mineralogia della Val D'Aosta - Rendiconti della Società Mineralogica Italiana, Vol. 3, Milano, 1946
- Scaini G., Giorgetta A. (1967) - Alcuni minerali di Courmayeur - Rendiconti Soc. Mineralogica Italiana, Vol. 23, Milano, 1967
- Castello P. (1973): Lo Ialofane del Trou des Romains, (Courmayeur) - Bulletin S.V.F. n. 27, Aosta,
- Castello P. (1977): Lo Ialofane e gli altri minerali del giacimento piombo-baritico del Trou des Romains, (Courmayeur, Valle d'Aosta) - Rivista Mineralogica Italiana, Milano, Vol. 8, Fasc. 1, 1977
- 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.

Mineral List

Albite
Azurite
Baryte
Berthierite
Bournonite
Calcite
Cerussite
Enargite
Fluorite
Galena
Gypsum
'Hyalophane'
'K Feldspar
var: Adularia'

'Limonite'
Malachite
Orpiment
Pyrite
Pyromorphite
Quartz
Realgar
Sphalerite
Sulphur
Tetrahedrite


23 entries listed. 20 valid minerals.

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