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Salafossa Mine (San Marco Mine; S. Marco Mine), San Pietro di Cadore, Belluno Province, Veneto, Italy

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 46° 34' 44'' North , 12° 37' 17'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 46.57891,12.62140
GeoHash:G#: u22bzpqtg
Other regions containing this locality:The Alps, Europe
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:Dfc : Subarctic climate

A lead-zinc mine owned by Pertusola Mining and Metallurgical.

This mine, also known as San Marco mine and located on the left side of Piave River at Ponte Cordevole, was closed in 1986.

Mineral List

12 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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66 - 145 Ma

ID: 3185977
Mesozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Cretaceous (66 - 145 Ma)

Comments: Dinaric Alps

Lithology: Sedimentary 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]

Middle Triassic
237 - 247.2 Ma

ID: 3156686
Middle Triassic limestone

Age: Middle Triassic (237 - 247.2 Ma)

Lithology: Major:{limestone}, Minor{carbonates, consolidated,claystone,marlstone}

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]

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Di Colbertaldo, D., Franceschetti, D. (1960) Il giacimento piombo zincifero di Salafossa nelle Alpi Orientali Italiane. In: Sorgenfrei, Th., (gen. ed.), International Geological Congress, Report of the 21-st Session, Norden 1960, Part XVI, 126-137.
Del Caldo, A., Moro, C., Gramaccioli, C.M., Boscardin, M. (1973) Guida ai minerali. Fratelli Fabbri Editori, Milano, 208 pp.
Lagny, Ph., Omenetto, P., Ottemann, J. (1973) Geocronite in the lead-zinc deposit of Salafossa (eastern Italian Alps). Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie, Monatshefte, 1973, 529-546.
Assereto, R., Brusca, C., Gaetani, M., Jadoul, F. (1977) Le mineralizzazioni Pb-Zn nel triassico delle Dolomiti. Quadro geologico ed interpretazione genetica. L'Industria Mineraria, 28, 367-402.
Associazione georisorse e ambiente www.geam.org - Atti della Giornata di Studio su "La Miniera di Salafossa" Salafossa, giugno 1978 (numero speciale Boll. AMS, XVI, 1, 1979)
Mining Annual Review (1985): 499.
Giordano, D. (2014): Provincia di Belluno. In: Zorzi, F., Boscardin, M., (eds.), Minerali del Veneto. Alla scoperta dei tesori della nostra regione. Museo di Storia Naturale e Archeologia di Montebelluna - Treviso, Cierre Edizioni, Sommacampagna, pages 93-119.

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