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Cancian Pass, Poschiavo (Puschlav), Poschiavo Valley, Grischun (Grisons; Graubünden), Switzerland

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Name(s) in local language(s): Pass da Cancian, Poschiavo (Puschlav), Valle di Poschiavo (Valposchiavo), Graubünden (Grisons; Grischun), Schweiz (Suisse, Svizzera)
 
Fissures in mica schist of the Margna nappe, at an elevation of about 2350 m, between Cancian Pass and Alp da Cancian. The paragenesis includes quartz, anatase, brookite, calcite, dolomite, pyrite, pyrrhotite, galena, and illite.

Lazulite nodules in white quartzite blocks in the area between Cancian Pass and Alp da Cancian. The paragenesis includes lazulite, svanbergite, hematite, galena, arsenopyrite, and pyrophyllite. These blocks originated from the occurrence located at an elevation of about 2700 m along the ridge connecting Cancian Pass to Piz Cancian (see http://www.mindat.org/loc-245927.html).

Triassic metadolomites. The occurrence spans over both sides of the Swiss-Italian border (see http://www.mindat.org/loc-27322.html)

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20 entries listed. 17 valid minerals.

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References

Romani E. (2000) Andar per cristalli - tesori nascosti. Minerali e rocce della Val Poschiavo nella raccolta del Museo Mineralogico Naturalistico di Bormio. Ed. Grafica Colombo, Lecco, 151 pp.

Bedognè, F., Montrasio, A., Sciesa, E. (2006) I minerali della media-alta Valtellina, delle Orobie valtellinesi e della Val Poschiavo. Aggiornamenti sulle altre località della provincia di Sondrio. Bettini, Sondrio, 255 pp.

 
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