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Valleille Mine, Lillaz, Cogne, Cogne Valley, Aosta Valley, Italyi
Regional Level Types
Valleille MineMine
Lillaz- not defined -
Cogne ValleyValley
Aosta ValleyAutonomous Region

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Name(s) in local language(s):Miniera della Valleille, Lillaz, Cogne, Val di Cogne, Valle d'Aosta, Italia
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 45° 33' 24'' North , 7° 22' 56'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 45.55667,7.38222
GeoHash:G#: u0j5pvrdf
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:ET : Tundra
Nearest Settlements:
Cogne767 (2014)5.9km
Gimillan209 (2015)7.0km
Epinel265 (2014)9.2km
Valsavarenche180 (2012)14.0km
Ronco Canavese177 (2014)14.3km

Valeille develops SOUTH of the basin is home to the village of Lillaz, village of Cogne, at the confluence of the rivers and Urtier Valeille. Although close to the most famous and popular Valnontey occurs immediately more wild and lonely the curious hiker who comes for the first time. The steep slopes, numerous landslides and the wounds left by the recent floods in fact leave little room for vegetation and country activity. Already known in Roman times, of which there are still remnants of some mine, was then used since 1600 by the first inhabitants of these places to go up in the mountains of Piedmont through the hill Teleccio.

Regions containing this locality

Eurasian PlateTectonic Plate
The Alps, EuropeMountain Range

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List

3 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Formula: PbS
Reference: Giovanni Scapin Collection
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Giovanni Scapin Collection
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Giovanni Scapin Collection

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si

List of minerals for each chemical element

O QuartzSiO2
Si QuartzSiO2
S GalenaPbS
S PyriteFeS2
Fe PyriteFeS2
Pb GalenaPbS

Regional Geology

This geological map and associated information on rock units at or nearby to the coordinates given for this locality is based on relatively small scale geological maps provided by various national Geological Surveys. This does not necessarily represent the complete geology at this locality but it gives a background for the region in which it is found.

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Late Paleozoic
251.902 - 358.9 Ma

ID: 3185878
Paleozoic intrusive rocks

Age: Phanerozoic (251.902 - 358.9 Ma)

Comments: Alps

Lithology: Intrusive igneous rocks

Reference: Chorlton, L.B. Generalized geology of the world: bedrock domains and major faults in GIS format: a small-scale world geology map with an extended geological attribute database. doi: 10.4095/223767. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 5529. [154]

251.902 - 541 Ma

ID: 3138165
Palaeozoic gneiss

Age: Phanerozoic (251.902 - 541 Ma)

Description: high grade metamorphic

Lithology: Major:{gneiss}, Minor{granulite,greenschist}

Reference: Asch, K. The 1:5M International Geological Map of Europe and Adjacent Areas: Development and Implementation of a GIS-enabled Concept. Geologisches Jahrbuch, SA 3. [147]

Data and map coding provided by Macrostrat.org, used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License

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