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Paraschist outcrops, Rocca Canavese, Malone Valley, Canavese District, Torino Province, Piedmont, Italy

Affioramenti di parascisti, Rocca Canavese, Valle Malone, Zona Sesia-Lanzo, Canavese, Torino, Piemonte, Italia

Located North of Lanzo and NW of Rocca Canavese.
Polymetamorphic blastomylonitic paraschists (pre-Alpine deep continental crust) outcrops.
High-grade metasedimentary gneisses transformed to schists during Alpine metamorphism.
Presence of metabasites, marbles and migmatitic leucosomes.
cf. Tesso Valley

Mineral List

Actinolite
Albite
'Albite-Anorthite Series'
Almandine
Augite
var: Soda-Augite

'Biotite'
Calcite
Celadonite
'Chlorite Group'
Chloritoid
'Clinopyroxene Subgroup'
Clinozoisite
Diopside
Epidote
Ferro-glaucophane
Glaucophane
Graphite
'Hornblende'
Jadeite
'K Feldspar'
Kyanite
Lawsonite
Omphacite
Paragonite
'Phengite'
Quartz
Sillimanite
Stilpnomelane
Zoisite


29 entries listed. 21 valid minerals.

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References

- Pognante, U. (1989): Lawsonite, blueschist and eclogite formation in the southern Sesia zone (western Alps, Italy). Eur. J. Mineral. 1, 89-104.
- Piccoli, G.C., Maletto, G., Bosio, P., Lombardo, B. (2007): Minerali del Piemonte e della Valle d'Aosta. Amici del Museo "F. Eusebio" di Alba, Ed., Alba, 607 pp.

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