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Carpenara slag locality, Varenna Valley, Genova, Genova Province, Liguria, Italy

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Location is approximate, estimate based on other nearby localities.
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 44° North , 8° East (est.)
Margin of Error:~1km
Köppen climate type:Csb : Warm-summer Mediterranean climate
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.

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- 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. European Journal of Mineralogy 10, 923-930.

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