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Monte Trisa Mines, Mercanti Valley, Torrebelvicino, Vicenza Province, Veneto, Italy

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Name(s) in local language(s):Miniere Monte Trisa, Val Mercanti, Torrebelvicino, Vicenza, Veneto, Italia

The old Monte Trisa mines, once exploited for mixed sulfides, barite and kaolinite, are located in altered Triassic porphyrites near the village of Torrebelvicino. The mines has been refered to as "La Veneziana Mine", which is a misnomer. (The real Veneziana Mine is located in Riolo Valley, near to Trentini Mine).
The Veneziana Gallery is located at the base of Monte Trisa, at the right of the end of Gallery n. 2 dump. Minerals from the Gallery n.2 are therefore often erronously labelled as coming from Veneziana Gallery.

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74 valid minerals. 1 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.

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• Bertoldi, G., Boscardin, M., Mattioli, V. (1984): Interessante Mineralien aus dem Vicentino, Italien. Lapis, 9(2), 18-25
• Boscardin, M., Marchetti, F., Orlandi, P., and Zordan, A. (1995): La gearksutite della Valle dei Mercanti (Torrebelvicino, Vicenza). Atti della Società Toscana di Scienze Naturali, Serie A, 102, 117–120. (Cited in American Mineralogist, 85 :231–235 )
• C. Buscaroli, C. Dal Pozzo, S. Sovilla & F. Tosato (1995): First report of carbonate-cyanotrichite from the Vicenza Province. Rivista Mineralogica Italiana, No. 2, 185-188. (in Italian)
• Pegoraro S., Orlandi P., Chiereghin P., Contin.A. and Toniolo E. (2009): I minerali del Monte Trisa, Torrebelvicino, Vicenza. Rivista Mineralogica Italiana, No. 3, 160-179.
• Orlandi, P., Bonaccorsi, E., Pegoraro, S., Chiereghin, P., Contin, P. & Toniolo, E. (2010). Montetrisaite, una nuova specie mineralogica. Rivista Mineralogica Italiana, 4/2010, 256-259.
• Boscardin M.,Daleffe A.,Rocchetti I., Zordan A. (2011) " Minerali del Vicentino - Aggiornamenti, località e nuove determinazioni " Museo di Archeologia e Scienze Naturali “G. Zannato” – Montecchio Maggiore (Vicenza), pp.183
• Zordan, A., Rocchetti,I., Gentile, P., Boscardin, M. & Zorzi, F. (2011): Laurelit vom Monte Trisa, Valle dei Mercanti, Veneto, Italien. Mineralien Welt. 22(3): 58-60.
• Zordan, A., Rocchetti, I., Boscardin, M. & Zorzi, F. (2012): Fassinaite del Monte Trisa, un nuovo ritrovamento nel Vicentino. Rivista Mineralogica Italiana, 2/2012, 100-109.
• Rocchetti, I., Boscardin, M., Zordan, A. (2012): Scotlandite del Monte Trisa, un nuovo ritrovamento nel Vicentino. Rivista Mineralogica Italiana, 4/2012, 222-224.
• Pegoraro S. (2014): Miniere e minerali dell'Alto Vicentino. AMI Ed. 393 pp.
• Boscardin, M., Rocchetti I., Zorzi, F. (2014): Mattheddleite del Monte Trisa, Torrebelvicino, Vicenza, Veneto, Italia. GMT 2014 Giornate Mineralogiche di Tavagnasco, 6-8 giugno 2014. Plinius, 40, 153.

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