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Baveno, Verbano-Cusio-Ossola Province, Piedmont, Italy

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Baveno municipality: location of the historical granite quarries

Baveno, Verbano-Cusio-Ossola Province, Piedmont, Italy
View towards the Baveno quarries and Mont'Orfano

Baveno, Verbano-Cusio-Ossola Province, Piedmont, Italy
Neighbouring regions:
Name(s) in local language(s):Baveno, Verbano-Cusio-Ossola, Piemonte, Italia


Quarries in pink granite ('Baveno granite').
First quarry activity started in the early 1500s.

The thortveitite contains up to 3.20 wt.% SnO2.


Mineral List

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

Aeschynite-(Y)

Agardite-(Y)

Albite

Allanite-(Ce)

'Allanite Group'

Allanite-(Y)

Aluminocerite-(Ce) (TL)

Anatase

Andradite

Anglesite

Anthophyllite

'Apatite'

Arsenopyrite

Axinite-(Fe)

'Axinite Group'

Babingtonite

Baryte

'Bastnäsite'

Bavenite (TL)

Bazzite (TL)

Berthierine

Bertrandite

Beryl

'Biotite'

Bismuth

Calcioancylite-(Ce)

Calcioancylite-(Nd) (TL)

Calcite

Cascandite

Cassiterite

Celsian

Cerussite

Chabazite-Ca

Chalcopyrite

Chamosite

Chrysocolla

Chrysotile

Clinochlore

Copper

Cordierite

Datolite

Epidote

Fayalite

Fersmite

Fluorapatite

Fluorite

'Gadolinite'

Gadolinite-(Y)

Galena

Gugiaite

Harmotome

Hellandite-(Y)

Hematite

Hemimorphite

'Heulandite'

Hingganite-(Y)

Hydroxylherderite

'Illite-1M'

Ixiolite

Jervisite

Kainosite-(Y)

Kamphaugite-(Y)

Kaolinite

'K Feldspar'

Kristiansenite

Laumontite

Magnetite

Malachite

'Mica Group'

Microcline

Microlite Group

Milarite

Mimetite

Molybdenite

Muscovite

var: Illite

Opal

var: Opal-AN

Orthoclase

Phillipsite-K

'Plumbomicrolite (of Hogarth 1977)'

Polycrase-(Y)

Prehnite

Pumpellyite-(Fe2+)

Pyrite

'Pyrochlore'

Quartz

var: Smoky Quartz

Rutile

Scandiobabingtonite (TL)

Scheelite

Schorl

Sekaninaite

Siderite

Siderophyllite

Sphalerite

'Stilbite'

Stilbite-Ca

Stilpnomelane

'Synchysite'

Synchysite-(Ce)

Thorite

Thortveitite

Titanite

Todorokite

Topaz

'Tourmaline'

Uraninite

Vigezzite

Wulfenite

Xenotime-(Y)

'Zeolite Group'

'Zinnwaldite'

Zircon


94 valid minerals. 5 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.

Regional Geology

This geological map and associated information on rock units at or nearby to the coordinates given for this locality is based on relatively small scale geological maps provided by various national Geological Surveys. This does not necessarily represent the complete geology at this locality but it gives a background for the region in which it is found.

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Holocene
0 - 0.0117 Ma



ID: 2360487
Quartre Lockergesteine

Age: Anthropocene (0 - 0.0117 Ma)

Lithology: Gravel, sand, silt, blocks (alluvial fan)

Reference: Geological Institute. Geological Map of Switzerland 1:500,000. isbn: 3906723399. University of Bern. [49]

Pliocene
2.588 - 5.333 Ma



ID: 3152889
Pliocene clay

Age: Pliocene (2.588 - 5.333 Ma)

Lithology: Major:{clay}, Minor{sand,conglomerate,limestone}

Reference: Asch, K. The 1:5M International Geological Map of Europe and Adjacent Areas: Development and Implementation of a GIS-enabled Concept. Geologisches Jahrbuch, SA 3. [147]

Cambrian - Proterozoic
485.4 - 2500 Ma



ID: 3189284
Precambrian-Phanerozoic crystalline metamorphic rocks

Age: to Cambrian (485.4 - 2500 Ma)

Comments: Alps

Lithology: Crystalline metamorphic rocks

Reference: Chorlton, L.B. Generalized geology of the world: bedrock domains and major faults in GIS format: a small-scale world geology map with an extended geological attribute database. doi: 10.4095/223767. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 5529. [154]

Data and map coding provided by Macrostrat.org, used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License


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References

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Albertini, C. (1983) Famous mineral localities: Baveno, Italy. Mineralogical Record: 14(3): 157-168.
Nova, G. (1987) Atlante dei Minerali di Baveno. Gruppo Mineralogica Lombardo, Milano, xx pp.
Aurisicchio, C., De Vito, C., Ferrini, V., Guastoni, A., and Pezzotta, F. (1999) Ti-Nb-Ta-Y-REE oxides in the NYF pegmatites of Baveno and Cuasso al Monte, southern Alps, Italy. Canadian Mineralogist: 37: 809-810.
Gramaccioli, C.M. (2003) Descrizione delle specie mineralogiche sinora osservate a Baveno. In: Granito di Baveno: Minerali, Scultura, Architettura (C.M. Gramaccioli, scientific editor) Università degli Studi di Milano, Milano, Italia (181-192).
Pezzotta, F. and Guastoni, A. (2003) Le cavità miarolitiche, scrigno dei tesori mineralogici del granito di Baveno. In: Granito di Baveno: Minerali, Scultura, Architettura (C.M. Gramaccioli, scientific editor). Università degli Studi di Milano, Milano, Italia (175-180).
Pezzotta, F. (2006) Baveno eine klassische Orthoklasfundstelle am Lago Maggiore. ExtraLapis: 30: 21-25 (in German).
Piccoli, G.C., Maletto, G., Bosio, P., andLombardo, B. (2007) Minerali del Piemonte e della Valle d'Aosta. Associazione Amici del Museo "F. Eusebio" di Alba, Ed., Alba, 607 pp.
Guastoni, A., Nestola, F., Zorzi, F., and Pezzotta, F. (2010) Aluminocerite-(Ce), settimo minerale nuovo a Baveno e primo ritrovamento di anglesite, emimorfite e torite. Rivista Mineralogica Italiana: 2/2010: 106-109.
Guastoni, A., Nestola, F., Ferraris, C., and Parodi, G. (2012) Xenotime-(Y) and Sn-rich thortveitite in miarolitic pegmatites from Baveno, Southern Alps, Italy. Mineralogical Magazine: 76(3): 761-767.

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