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La Monda Mine, Aranno, Malcantone, Ticino (Tessin), Switzerland

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 46° 1' 17'' North , 8° 52' 4'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 46.0213888889, 8.86777777778
Name(s) in local language(s): Miniera la Monda, Aranno, Malcantone, Ticino (Tessin), Svizzera (Schweiz; Suisse)
Sb-Pb-Zn mineralization with an ancient adit and a few ruins.

Located NW of Aranno, primarily referred to as "NW Aranno" in the quoted references. Swiss coordinates: 710'680 / 97'650.

The mine comprises an adit and a shaft about 9 m deep.

The adit was driven about 1858 and was worked for sphalerite, stibnite und baryte. The work was stopped for economic reasons in 1895. For prospecting a shaft was dug 1915 to 1920 when sphalerite was located. An analysis on material from the shaft showed Zinc 55.3 %, Sulfur 27.2 %.

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Köppel V. (1966): Die Vererzungen im insubrischen Kristallin des Malcantone (Tessin). Beiträge Geol. Schweiz, Geotechn. Ser. 40, p. 123.

Schmutz, L., Bachmann, A., Eichin, R., Rüegg, H.-R. & Vogel, C. (1986): Antimon-Mineralien aus dem Malcantone - Vorkommen und Ausbildung. Schweizer Strahler, No. 6, 249-289 (in German, French and Italian).

Krähenbühl, H. (1994): Sentiero delle meraviglie. In: Bergknappe 69, 3/1994.

Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz, Wepf (Basel).

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