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Brosso Mine, Cálea, Léssolo, Canavese District, Torino Province, Piedmont, Italy

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Location is approximate, estimate based on other nearby localities.
 
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 45° North , 7° East (est.)
Margin of Error:~14km
Name(s) in local language(s):Miniera di Brosso, Cálea, Léssolo/Brosso, Canavese, Torino, Piemonte, Italia
Other regions containing this locality:The Alps, Europe


Some iron (pyrite) mines in the municipalities of Lessolo and Brosso.

The mining area is divided in two main sectors, named Fortune (or Bore) and Salvere rispectively. Fortune sector includes all workings on the left side of Assa stream (Torrente Assa), Salvere sector all workings on the right side.

Names and elevations [m a.s.l.] of the main levels of the mine are listed below:
Fortune sector
Dey Mars - 940.30 m, Acqua Rossa - 859.00 m, Crous de Leva - 731.60 m, S. Eugenia Ultra - 720.12 m, Ceretto - 716.46 m, S. Eugenia Superiore - 707.54 m, S. Eugenia Inferiore - 694.94 m, Ribasso Ceretto - 691.66 m, S. Antonio - 680.89 m, S. Alessandro - 669.84 m, S. Maria Ultra - 656.40 m, S. Domenico - 655.45 m, S. Maria Tre Cuori (S. Maria Ponente) - 645.00 m, S. Vittorio - 640.01 m, Quarziti - 631. 44 m, S. Maria Vecchia - 629.77 m, Bo - 620.07 m, S. Maria Inferiore - 615.46 m, Millesimo - 605.80 m, S. Giuseppe - 598.92 m, Maria Vittoria - 598.80 m, S. Barbara Superiore - 596.51 m, Bo Inferiore - 586.84 m, S. Barbara Inferiore - 586.84 m, Lavassetto - 568.25, Vasca - 560.12 m, Starciassa - 559.31 m, S. Giacinta - 558.15 m, Dey Superiore - 541.64 m, Dey - 533.53 m, Fortune - 527.55 m, Nuova Fortune - 527.56 m, Dey Inferiore - 502.82 m, Gierinera - 497.51 m, Trouvetto - 493.96 m, Ribasso Trouvetto no. 1 - 443.36 m, Ribasso Valcava - 393.96 m, Montefiorito - 392.40 m, Ribasso Trouvetto no. 2 - 373.76 m;
Salvere sector
Pietrarotonda no. 1 - 606.15 m, Ciocairun - 606.00 m, Pietrarotonda no. 2 - 594.37 m, Ribasso Pietrarotonda - 560.28 m, Francesi - 446.02 m, Rialzo Canaletto - 435.33 m, Garavetto - 408.07 m, Salvere - 407.35 m, Ribasso Salvere - 397.90 m, Assa - 395.20 m, Rometto - 389.48 m, S. Barbara - 384.04 m, Canaletto - 384.47 m, Canaletto Intermedio - 373.10 m, Tamietto - 372.65 m, Mongenet - 370.31 m, Ribasso Tamietto -362.05 m, Livello 357 - 357.70 m, Canaletto Inferiore - 347.27 m, Ribasso Salvere - 318.00 m, Level 310 - 310.00 m (flooded).

Mineral List

Actinolite

Allophane ?

Amesite

Anatase

Andradite

Anglesite

Anhydrite

Ankerite

Antigorite

Antimony

Aragonite

Arsenic

Arsenolite

Arsenopyrite

Augite

var: Fassaite

Azurite

Baryte

Berthierine

Beyerite

'Biotite'

Bismuth

Bismuthinite

Bismutite

Bornite

Boulangerite

Bournonite

Brianyoungite

Brookite

Brucite

Calcite

Canavesite (TL)

Celestine

Cerussite

Chabazite-Ca

Chalcopyrite

'Chlorite Group'

Chrysotile

Cordierite

Coronadite ?

Cosalite

Cronstedtite

Cuprite

Cuprotungstite ?

Delafossite

Devilline

Dickite

Diopside

Dolomite

var: Brossite

Dypingite ?

Enstatite

Epidote

Epsomite

Ferberite

Ferro-hornblende

Fluorapatite

Fluorite

Forsterite

Galena

Gedrite

Goethite

Gypsum

Hematite

Hexahydrite

'Hornblende'

Hydromagnesite

Hydrotalcite

Inderite

Jamesonite ?

Kotoite

Langite

Linarite

Lizardite

Ludwigite

Magnesio-hastingsite

Magnesite

Magnetite

Malachite

Marcasite

Melanophlogite

Melanterite

Muscovite

Nesquehonite

Orthoclase

Pharmacolite

Pickeringite

Picropharmacolite

Plattnerite ?

Pyrite

Pyroaurite

Pyromorphite

Pyrrhotite

Quartz

var: Prase

Richterite

Rutile

Scheelite

Sepiolite

Siderite

var: Sideroplesite

Silver

Sphalerite

Strontianite

Sulphur

Svanbergite

Szaibélyite

Talc

Tetrahedrite

Titanite

Topaz ?

Tremolite

Tungstite ?

Uraninite

Valleriite


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

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References

Selected references:

- Giussani, A. & Vighi, L. (1964): Caratteristiche e genesi dei minerali di boro, ludwigte, ferroludwigite, szaibelyite, camsdellite, della miniera di Brosso (Ivrea). Periodico di Mineralogia, 33, 471-490.
- Abbona, F., Compagnoni, R., Ferraris, G. (1968) - Contributo alla conoscenza di minerali arsenicali; nota I: Ricerche su nuovi minerali di Brosso (Torino). Periodico di Mineralogia, 245-267.
- Aleksandrov S.M. [Александров С.М.] (1974): Geochemical peculiarities of the occurrences of endogenic borate mineralisation in Italy [Геохимические особенности проявления эндогенной боратной минерализации в Италии]. Geokhimiya, 10, 1440-1449 (in Russian).
- Campostrini, I. (2001): Le miniere di Brosso. Monografie XXIX. Museo Regionale di Scienze Naturali, Ed., Torino, 185 pp.
- Preite, D., Ciriotti, M. E., Blaβ, G., Piccoli, G. (2006). Novità da Brosso: delafossite. MICRO (UK report), 2006, 27-28.
- 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.
- Taricco, F.G., Bittarello, E.,Ciriotti, M.E. (2014). Novità mineralogiche dalle miniere di Brosso. Micro (2014), 12, 130-135.
- Brizio, P., Bittarello, E., Miletto, V., Tagliante, C., Ambrino, P., Ciriotti, M.E. (2016). Brianyoungite della miniera di Brosso, Torino. Micro (2016), 14, 33-36.

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