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Mt. Cervandone area (Scherbadung; Cherbadung), Devero Alp, Baceno, Devero Valley, Antigorio Valley, Ossola Valley, Verbano-Cusio-Ossola Province, Piedmont, Italy

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Location is approximate, estimate based on other nearby localities.
 
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 46° North , 8° East (est.)
Margin of Error:~1km
Other regions containing this locality:The Alps, Europe
Köppen climate type:Dfc : Subarctic climate
Name(s) in local language(s):Area del Monte Cervandone (Scherbadung; Cherbadung), Alpe Devero, Baceno, Valle Devero, Valle Antigorio, Val d'Ossola, Provincia del Verbano-Cusio-Ossola, Piemonte, Italia


Italian side of the mount known in Wallis (Valais), Switzerland, as Scherbadung or Cherbadung (http://www.mindat.org/loc-3210.html).
Minerals are mainly found in quartz veins and Alpine clefts in two-mica leucocratic gneiss of the Monte Leone nappe, but there are also interesting occurrences in calc-schists and in meta-ultramafic rocks.
In the moraines of Ghiacciaio della Rossa minerals are found not only in rocks originated from the NE walls of Monte Cervandone, but also from other neighbour mountains, such as Pizzo Bandiera, Punta Gerla, etc. At Conca del Cervandone minerals are mainly found in rocks from the S and SE walls of Monte Cervandone, but they are also present in rocks from other neighbour mountains, such as Punta Devero and the N and NE walls of Pizzo Cornera/Gischihorn.

The presence of five oxalates, i.e. deveroite-(Ce), lindbergite, moolooite, humboldtine and whewellite, is particularly interesting. The genesis of these organic compounds can be related to the circulation of meteoric waters enriched in oxalic acid produced by epilithic lichens (e.g. rhizocarpon geographicum), able to chelate metallic ions and trasport them as oxalate complexes.

NOTES:
The area is included in the Veglia-Devero Natural Park. Mineral collecting is only allowed for scientific purposes.


Minerals reported from the Swiss side are listed separately (see http://www.mindat.org/loc-3210.html).



Mineral List

Mineral list contains entries from the region specified including sub-localities

Actinolite

Aeschynite-(Y)

'Agardite'

Agardite-(Y)

Albite

Allanite-(Ce)

Almandine

Amphibole Supergroup

var: Byssolite

Anatase

Andradite

Anglesite

Anhydrite

Ankerite

Antigorite

Antlerite

Aragonite

Arsenopyrite

Asbecasite

'Asbestos'

Autunite

Azurite

Baryte

Bayldonite

Beaverite-(Cu)

Bergslagite

Bertrandite

Beryl

'Biotite'

Bismuthinite

Bismutite

Bornite

Brochantite

Brookite

Cafarsite

Calcite

Carbonatecyanotrichite

Cerianite-(Ce)

Cerussite

Cervandonite-(Ce) (TL)

'Chabazite'

Chabazite-Ca

Chalcophyllite

Chalcopyrite

Chamosite

var: Corundophilite

Chernovite-(Y)

'Chlorite Group'

Chrysocolla

Clinochlore

var: Pennine

var: Ripidolite

var: Sheridanite

Clinozoisite

Copper

Cornubite

Crichtonite

'Crichtonite-Senaite Series'

Cuprite

Cyanotrichite

Datolite

Deveroite-(Ce) (TL)

Diopside

Dolomite

Duftite

Epidote

'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'

Fergusonite-(Y)-β

Fetiasite (TL)

Fluorapatite

Fluorite

Gadolinite-(Y)

Galena

Gasparite-(Ce) (TL)

Goethite

Gold

Goudeyite

Grossular

Gypsum

Hematite

var: Iron Rose

'Heulandite'

Humboldtine

Hydrokenoralstonite

Ilmenite

Jarosite

'K Feldspar'

'var: Adularia'

Kyanite

Laumontite

Linarite

Lindbergite

Lizardite

Magnesite

Magnetite

Malachite

Marcasite

Marchettiite (TL)

Margarite

Mesolite

Metatorbernite

Milarite

Mimetite

Molybdenite

Monazite-(Ce)

Montmorillonite

Moolooite

Mottramite

Muscovite

Natrolite ?

Nontronite

Olivenite

'Olivine'

Palygorskite

Paraniite-(Y) (TL)

Pargasite

Pentlandite

Pharmacosiderite

Phenakite

Phlogopite

Prehnite

Pyrite

Pyrrhotite

Quartz

Rutile

Scheelite

Schorl

Scolecite

Scorodite

Senaite

Siderite

Sphalerite

Staurolite

'Stilbite'

Strashimirite

Sulphur

Synchysite-(Ce)

Talc

Tennantite

'Tennantite-Tetrahedrite Series'

Tenorite

Thomsonite-Ca

Tilasite

Titanite

'Tourmaline'

Tremolite

Tyrolite

'UM1987-03-O:FePbTiU'

Vanadinite

Whewellite

Wulfenite

Xenotime-(Y)

Zálesíite ?

Zeunerite

Zoisite


134 valid minerals. 6 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.

Localities in this Region

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References

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- Desbuissons L. (1909) : La Vallée de Binn (Valais). Ed. G. Bridel, Lausanne, 327 pp.
- Bianchi A. (1920): Augite diopsidica del Monte Cervandone in Val Devero (Ossola). Atti Soc. Ital. Sci. Nat., 59, 105-125.
- Bianchi A. (1921): Ilmenite ed ematite titanifera di Val Devero (Ossola). Atti Soc. Ital. Sci. Nat., 60, 126-148.
- Graeser S., Roggiani A. G. (1976): Occurrence and genesis of rare arsenate and phosphate minerals around Pizzo Cervandone, Italy/Switzerland. Rend. Soc. Ital. Miner. Petrol., 32, 279-288.
- Graeser S., Roggiani A. G. (1978): Tilasite del Pizzo Cervandone (Valle Devero - Ossola) specie nuovo per l'Italia. Rend. Soc. Ital. Miner. Petrol., 34, 51-53.
- Mattioli V. (1979): Minerali Ossolani. Ed. Arti Grafiche Medesi, Milano, 268 pp.
- Graeser S. (1987): Neue Mineralfunde aus der Region Cherbadung/Cervandone (Schweiz/Italien). Schweizer Strahler, 7 (XXI) (11), 473-486.
- Albertini C. (1991): L'Alpe Devero ed i suoi minerali. Edizioni Grafica P.G.A., Dormelletto (Novara), 299 pp.
- Albertini C. (1994): Mineralogische Seltenheiten vom Monte Cervandone (Alpe Devero/Italien - Binntal/Schweiz). Mineralien-Welt, 5 (2), 18-32; (3), 32-43.
- Graeser S. (1995): Weltweit einmalig: Klüfte mit Arsenmineralien in der Gneiszone Binntal-Devero. Lapis, 20 (7-8), 21-23.
- Graeser S., Albertini C. (1995): Wannigletscher und Conca Cervandone. Lapis, 20 (7-8), 41-64.
- Albertini C. (2003): Il diopside del Monte Cervandone (Alpe Devero, Verbano-Cusio-Ossola). Riv. Mineral. Ital., 27, 3 (3-2003), 126-133.
- Guastoni A., Pezzotta F., Vignola P. (2006): Characterization and genetic inferences of arsenates, sulfates and vanadates of Fe, Cu, Pb, Zn from Mount Cervandone (Western Alps, Italy). Per. Mineral., 76, 141-150. [http://tetide.geo.uniroma1.it/riviste/permin/testi/V75/16.pdf]
- Piccoli G.C., Maletto G., Bosio P., Lombardo B. (2007): Minerali del Piemonte e della Valle d'Aosta. Associazione Amici del Museo "F. Eusebio" di Alba, Ed., Alba, 607 pp.
- Guastoni A. (2009): Monte Cervandone. Recenti novità mineralogiche. Riv. Mineral. Ital., 33, 1 (1-2009), 38-48.
- Guastoni A., Cámara F., Nestola F. (2010): Arsenic-rich β-Fergusonite-(Y) from Mount Cervandone (Western Alps, Italy): Crystal structure and genetic implications. Amer. Mineral., 95, 487-494.
- Albertini C., Meisser N. (2012): Lindbergite del Monte Cervandone (Alpe Devero, Baceno, Verbano-Cusio-Ossola). Riv. Mineral. Ital., 36, 1 (1-2012), 18-25.
- Guastoni A., Nestola F., Gentile P., Zorzi F., Alvaro M., Lanza A., Peruzzo L., Schiazza M., Casati N. M. (2013): Deveroite-(Ce): a new REE-oxalate from Mount Cervandone, Devero Valley, Western-Central Alps, Italy. Mineralogical Magazine, 77, 3019-3026.
- Guastoni A., Gentile P., Zorzi F., Soldani V. (2013): Ralstonite del Monte Cervandone, Valle Devero, Verbano-Cusio-Ossola. Riv. Mineral. Ital., 37, 2 (2-2013), 146-148.
- Guastoni A., Gentile P., Nestola F., Soldani V., Zorzi F. (2015): Humboldtina e whewellite: due nuovi ossalati per il Monte Cervandone, valle Devero (VB). Riv. Mineral. Ital., 39, 4 (4-2015), 252-256.
- Guastoni A., Gentile P., Nestola F. (2016): Scorodite del Monte Cervandone, Baceno, Valle Devero (VB). Novità di mineralogia sistematica italiana. Riv. Mineral. Ital., 50, 2 (2-2016), 122.

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