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Pizzi dei Piani (Piz di Pian), Madesimo, Sondrio Province, Lombardy, Italyi
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Pizzi dei Piani (Piz di Pian)- not defined -
MadesimoMunicipality
Sondrio ProvinceProvince
LombardyRegion
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
46° 27' 17'' North , 9° 16' 18'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Köppen climate type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Madesimo401 (2014)6.9km
Mesocco1,262 (2017)7.4km
Campodolcino645 (2014)8.4km
Fraciscio170 (2014)9.1km
Prestone175 (2016)9.6km
Name(s) in local language(s):
Pizzi dei Piani (Piz di Pian), Madesimo, Valle Spluga (Valle San Giacomo), Valchiavenna, Sondrio, Lombardia, Italia


This mountain, located along the northern Mesolcina Ridge (Tambò-Forcola Ridge) on the border with Switzerland, has two summits. The highest point is the northeast summit (3158 m), which is separated from the southwestern one (3149 m) by a deep notch, not easy to overcome.

Minerals (adularia, quartz, anatase, brookite, rutile, monazite-(Ce), etc.) are found in fissures within gneiss blocks at the foot of the south face of Piz di Pian, between 2500 and 2700 m a.s.l. Similar minerals can be found also in the glacial cirque between Piz di Pian and Pizzo Bianco, in the so-called Val Vedrola.


Access:
From Chiavenna continue on the road to Splügenpass and at Campodolcino turn left to reach Isola. In this village, at the beginning of the bridge below the playground, there is an automatic cash to pay the toll (3.50 €), which allows access by car to the roads of Forestry Consortium of Isola Woods. Following the signs to Valle Febbraro, go up to Stabisotto and then continue on the partly paved, partly dirt, road, which leads to Alpe Marci. You can park on both sides of the road, near the bend adjacent to the Alpe Marci farmhouse.
The road, that goes from Stabisotto to Alpe Marci and then to Alpe Plans, has been recently built.

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Standard Detailed Gallery Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


7 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Anatase
Formula: TiO2
Reference: Giovanni Scapin Collection; Bedognè F., Montrasio A., Sciesa E. (1995): I minerali della provincia di Sondrio e della Bregaglia grigionese: Val Bregaglia, Val Masino, Val Codera e Valle Spluga. Bettini, Sondrio, 300 pp.; Sciesa E., Bedognè F. (2003): Rocce e minerali della Valchiavenna. Museo della Valchiavenna & Comunità montana della Valchiavenna, Chiavenna, 124 pp.
Brookite
Formula: TiO2
Reference: Giovanni Scapin Collection; Bedognè F., Montrasio A., Sciesa E. (1995): I minerali della provincia di Sondrio e della Bregaglia grigionese: Val Bregaglia, Val Masino, Val Codera e Valle Spluga. Bettini, Sondrio, 300 pp.; Sciesa E., Bedognè F. (2003): Rocce e minerali della Valchiavenna. Museo della Valchiavenna & Comunità montana della Valchiavenna, Chiavenna, 124 pp.
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Reference: Bedognè F., Montrasio A., Sciesa E. (1995): I minerali della provincia di Sondrio e della Bregaglia grigionese: Val Bregaglia, Val Masino, Val Codera e Valle Spluga. Bettini, Sondrio, 300 pp.
'K Feldspar'
Reference: Bedognè F., Montrasio A., Sciesa E. (1995): I minerali della provincia di Sondrio e della Bregaglia grigionese: Val Bregaglia, Val Masino, Val Codera e Valle Spluga. Bettini, Sondrio, 300 pp.
'K Feldspar var. Adularia'
Formula: KAlSi3O8
Reference: Bedognè F., Montrasio A., Sciesa E. (1995): I minerali della provincia di Sondrio e della Bregaglia grigionese: Val Bregaglia, Val Masino, Val Codera e Valle Spluga. Bettini, Sondrio, 300 pp.
Monazite-(Ce)
Formula: Ce(PO4)
Reference: Bedognè F., Montrasio A., Sciesa E. (1995): I minerali della provincia di Sondrio e della Bregaglia grigionese: Val Bregaglia, Val Masino, Val Codera e Valle Spluga. Bettini, Sondrio, 300 pp.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Bedognè F., Montrasio A., Sciesa E. (1995): I minerali della provincia di Sondrio e della Bregaglia grigionese: Val Bregaglia, Val Masino, Val Codera e Valle Spluga. Bettini, Sondrio, 300 pp.
Rutile
Formula: TiO2
Reference: Bedognè F., Montrasio A., Sciesa E. (1995): I minerali della provincia di Sondrio e della Bregaglia grigionese: Val Bregaglia, Val Masino, Val Codera e Valle Spluga. Bettini, Sondrio, 300 pp.
Rutile var. Sagenite (of Saussure)
Formula: TiO2
Reference: Bedognè, F., Montrasio, A., and Sciesa, E. (1995) I minerali della provincia di Sondrio e della Bregaglia grigionese: Val Bregaglia, Val Masino, Val Codera e Valle Spluga. Bettini, Sondrio, 300 pp.
Titanite
Formula: CaTi(SiO4)O
Reference: Bedognè F., Montrasio A., Sciesa E. (1995): I minerali della provincia di Sondrio e della Bregaglia grigionese: Val Bregaglia, Val Masino, Val Codera e Valle Spluga. Bettini, Sondrio, 300 pp.
'Tourmaline'
Formula: A(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
Reference: Bedognè F., Montrasio A., Sciesa E. (1995): I minerali della provincia di Sondrio e della Bregaglia grigionese: Val Bregaglia, Val Masino, Val Codera e Valle Spluga. Bettini, Sondrio, 300 pp.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Anatase4.DD.05TiO2
Brookite4.DD.10TiO2
Hematite4.CB.05Fe2O3
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Rutile4.DB.05TiO2
var. Sagenite (of Saussure)4.DB.05TiO2
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Monazite-(Ce)8.AD.50Ce(PO4)
Group 9 - Silicates
Titanite9.AG.15CaTi(SiO4)O
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'K Feldspar'-
'var. Adularia'-KAlSi3O8
'Tourmaline'-A(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
AX2
Anatase4.4.4.1TiO2
Brookite4.4.5.1TiO2
Rutile4.4.1.1TiO2
Group 38 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL PHOSPHATES, ARSENATES, AND VANADATES
AXO4
Monazite-(Ce)38.4.3.1Ce(PO4)
Group 52 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups and O,OH,F,H2O
Insular SiO4 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with cations in [6] and/or >[6] coordination
Titanite52.4.3.1CaTi(SiO4)O
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'K Feldspar'-
'var. Adularia'-KAlSi3O8
Rutile
var. Sagenite (of Saussure)
-TiO2
'Tourmaline'-A(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z

List of minerals for each chemical element

BBoron
B TourmalineA(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
OOxygen
O AnataseTiO2
O BrookiteTiO2
O K Feldspar var. AdulariaKAlSi3O8
O RutileTiO2
O TourmalineA(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
O Monazite-(Ce)Ce(PO4)
O HematiteFe2O3
O TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
O QuartzSiO2
O Rutile var. Sagenite (of Saussure)TiO2
AlAluminium
Al K Feldspar var. AdulariaKAlSi3O8
SiSilicon
Si K Feldspar var. AdulariaKAlSi3O8
Si TourmalineA(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
Si TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
Si QuartzSiO2
PPhosphorus
P Monazite-(Ce)Ce(PO4)
KPotassium
K K Feldspar var. AdulariaKAlSi3O8
CaCalcium
Ca TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
TiTitanium
Ti AnataseTiO2
Ti BrookiteTiO2
Ti RutileTiO2
Ti TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
Ti Rutile var. Sagenite (of Saussure)TiO2
FeIron
Fe HematiteFe2O3
CeCerium
Ce Monazite-(Ce)Ce(PO4)

References

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Bedognè, F., Montrasio, A., Sciesa, E. (1995): I minerali della provincia di Sondrio e della Bregaglia grigionese: Val Bregaglia, Val Masino, Val Codera e Valle Spluga. Bettini, Sondrio, 300 pp.
Sciesa, E., Bedognè, F. (2003): Rocce e minerali della Valchiavenna. Museo della Valchiavenna & Comunità montana della Valchiavenna, Chiavenna, 124 pp.

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