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Herin Mine, Champdepraz, Aosta Valley, Italyi
Regional Level Types
Herin MineMine
ChampdeprazCommune
Aosta ValleyAutonomous Region
ItalyCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
45° 41' 39'' North , 7° 38' 2'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Köppen climate type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Viering202 (2014)2.4km
Fabbrica280 (2014)2.6km
Meran141 (2014)3.1km
Montjovet1,742 (2012)3.5km
Berriat582 (2014)3.6km
Other Languages:
French:
Mine Herin, Champdepraz, Vallée d'Aoste, Italie
Italian:
Miniera Herin, Champdepraz, Valle d'Aosta, Italia


Old copper mine.
Sulphide deposit hosted in rocks belonging to the metaophiolitic Zermatt-Saas unit.
A hydrothermal-volcanogenic primary origin of the mineralization is suggested (Fantone et al., 2014).


Regions containing this locality

Eurasian PlateTectonic Plate
EuropeContinent
The Alps, EuropeMountain Range

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


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

Detailed Mineral List:

Bornite
Formula: Cu5FeS4
Reference: 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.
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: 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.; Fantone, I., Grieco, G., Strini, A., Cavallo, A. (2014): The effect of Alpine metamorphism on an oceanic Cu-Fe sulfide ore: the Herin deposit, Western Alps, Italy. Periodico di Mineralogia, 83, 345-365.
Copper
Formula: Cu
Reference: 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.
Cubanite
Formula: CuFe2S3
Reference: Fantone, I., Grieco, G., Strini, A., Cavallo, A. (2014): The effect of Alpine metamorphism on an oceanic Cu-Fe sulfide ore: the Herin deposit, Western Alps, Italy. Periodico di Mineralogia, 83, 345-365.
Cuprite
Formula: Cu2O
Reference: 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.
Ferro-glaucophane (TL)
Formula: ◻[Na2][Fe2+3Al2]Si8O22(OH)2
Type Locality:
Reference: 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 (Cuneo), 617 pp.
Glaucophane
Formula: ◻[Na2][Mg3Al2]Si8O22(OH)2
Reference: 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.
Ilmenite
Formula: Fe2+TiO3
Reference: Fantone, I., Grieco, G., Strini, A., Cavallo, A. (2014): The effect of Alpine metamorphism on an oceanic Cu-Fe sulfide ore: the Herin deposit, Western Alps, Italy. Periodico di Mineralogia, 83, 345-365.
Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Reference: Giovanni Fraccaro Collection; Fantone, I., Grieco, G., Strini, A., Cavallo, A. (2014): The effect of Alpine metamorphism on an oceanic Cu-Fe sulfide ore: the Herin deposit, Western Alps, Italy. Periodico di Mineralogia, 83, 345-365.
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Del Caldo, A., Moro, C., Gramaccioli, C.M., Boscardin, M. (1973). Guida ai minerali. Fratelli Fabbri Editori, Milano; Fantone, I., Grieco, G., Strini, A., Cavallo, A. (2014): The effect of Alpine metamorphism on an oceanic Cu-Fe sulfide ore: the Herin deposit, Western Alps, Italy. Periodico di Mineralogia, 83, 345-365.
Pyrrhotite
Formula: Fe7S8
Reference: Fantone, I., Grieco, G., Strini, A., Cavallo, A. (2014): The effect of Alpine metamorphism on an oceanic Cu-Fe sulfide ore: the Herin deposit, Western Alps, Italy. Periodico di Mineralogia, 83, 345-365.
Rutile
Formula: TiO2
Reference: Fantone, I., Grieco, G., Strini, A., Cavallo, A. (2014): The effect of Alpine metamorphism on an oceanic Cu-Fe sulfide ore: the Herin deposit, Western Alps, Italy. Periodico di Mineralogia, 83, 345-365.
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: Fantone, I., Grieco, G., Strini, A., Cavallo, A. (2014): The effect of Alpine metamorphism on an oceanic Cu-Fe sulfide ore: the Herin deposit, Western Alps, Italy. Periodico di Mineralogia, 83, 345-365.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Copper1.AA.05Cu
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Bornite2.BA.15Cu5FeS4
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Cubanite2.CB.55aCuFe2S3
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Pyrrhotite2.CC.10Fe7S8
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Cuprite4.AA.10Cu2O
Ilmenite4.CB.05Fe2+TiO3
Magnetite4.BB.05Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Rutile4.DB.05TiO2
Group 9 - Silicates
Ferro-glaucophane (TL)9.DE.25◻[Na2][Fe2+3Al2]Si8O22(OH)2
Glaucophane9.DE.25◻[Na2][Mg3Al2]Si8O22(OH)2

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Metals, other than the Platinum Group
Copper1.1.1.3Cu
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 3:2
Bornite2.5.2.1Cu5FeS4
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Pyrrhotite2.8.10.1Fe7S8
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
Cubanite2.9.13.1CuFe2S3
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X
Cuprite4.1.1.1Cu2O
A2X3
Ilmenite4.3.5.1Fe2+TiO3
AX2
Rutile4.4.1.1TiO2
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Magnetite7.2.2.3Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Group 66 - INOSILICATES Double-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=2)
Amphiboles - Mg-Fe-Mn-Li subgroup
Glaucophane66.1.3c.1◻[Na2][Mg3Al2]Si8O22(OH)2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Ferro-glaucophane (TL)-◻[Na2][Fe2+3Al2]Si8O22(OH)2

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Ferro-glaucophane◻[Na2][Fe32+Al2]Si8O22(OH)2
H Glaucophane◻[Na2][Mg3Al2]Si8O22(OH)2
OOxygen
O Ferro-glaucophane◻[Na2][Fe32+Al2]Si8O22(OH)2
O CupriteCu2O
O Glaucophane◻[Na2][Mg3Al2]Si8O22(OH)2
O MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
O RutileTiO2
O IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
NaSodium
Na Ferro-glaucophane◻[Na2][Fe32+Al2]Si8O22(OH)2
Na Glaucophane◻[Na2][Mg3Al2]Si8O22(OH)2
MgMagnesium
Mg Glaucophane◻[Na2][Mg3Al2]Si8O22(OH)2
AlAluminium
Al Ferro-glaucophane◻[Na2][Fe32+Al2]Si8O22(OH)2
Al Glaucophane◻[Na2][Mg3Al2]Si8O22(OH)2
SiSilicon
Si Ferro-glaucophane◻[Na2][Fe32+Al2]Si8O22(OH)2
Si Glaucophane◻[Na2][Mg3Al2]Si8O22(OH)2
SSulfur
S BorniteCu5FeS4
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S PyriteFeS2
S PyrrhotiteFe7S8
S SphaleriteZnS
S CubaniteCuFe2S3
TiTitanium
Ti RutileTiO2
Ti IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
FeIron
Fe Ferro-glaucophane◻[Na2][Fe32+Al2]Si8O22(OH)2
Fe BorniteCu5FeS4
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
Fe PyrrhotiteFe7S8
Fe CubaniteCuFe2S3
Fe IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
CuCopper
Cu BorniteCu5FeS4
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu CupriteCu2O
Cu CopperCu
Cu CubaniteCuFe2S3
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS

References

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Year (asc) Year (desc) Author (A-Z) Author (Z-A)
- Del Caldo, A., Moro, C., Gramaccioli, C.M., Boscardin, M. (1973): Guida ai minerali. Fratelli Fabbri Editori, Milano.
- Lorenzini, C. (1995): Le antiche miniere della Valle d'Aosta. Musumeci, Ed., Quart (Aosta) 165 pp.
- 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.
- Fantone, I., Grieco, G., Strini, A., Cavallo, A. (2014): The effect of Alpine metamorphism on an oceanic Cu-Fe sulfide ore: the Herin deposit, Western Alps, Italy. Periodico di Mineralogia, 83, 345-365.


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