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Sottocavallo Mine, Ballabio, Lecco Province, Lombardy, Italyi
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Sottocavallo MineMine
BallabioMunicipality
Lecco ProvinceProvince
LombardyRegion
ItalyCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
45° 54' 21'' North , 9° 24' 25'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Köppen climate type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Ballabio3,932 (2014)1.6km
Maggio725 (2014)4.6km
Abbadia Lariana2,610 (2014)5.6km
Lecco46,580 (2015)5.6km
Crebbio517 (2014)5.7km
Name(s) in local language(s):
Miniera di Sottocavallo, Valle Zucca, Ballabio, Lecco, Provincia di Lecco, Lombardia, Italia


The mine is on seven levels, with a central shaft, which allows the view of the sub-levels. It can be visited on request, by contacting the ticket office of the Pian dei Resinelli (phone +39 338 96 09 824); entry is not allowed for minors under the age of 13 age and unaccompanied minors. From this mine was extracted mainly baryte.
To reach the mine, you have to go to the twelfth bend in the road that climbs from the Resinelli to Ballabio. From this bend begins the path that leads to the mine, in about 15 minutes.

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Standard Detailed Gallery Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


12 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Baryte
Formula: BaSO4
Reference: Boscardin, M., De Michele, V. & Scaini, G. (1970): Itinerari mineralogici della Lombardia. Museo Civico di Storia Naturale, Societa Italiana di Scienze Naturali, Milano 1970
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Boscardin, M., De Michele, V. & Scaini, G. (1970): Itinerari mineralogici della Lombardia. Museo Civico di Storia Naturale, Societa Italiana di Scienze Naturali, Milano 1970
Cerussite
Formula: PbCO3
Reference: Boscardin, M., De Michele, V. & Scaini, G. (1970): Itinerari mineralogici della Lombardia. Museo Civico di Storia Naturale, Societa Italiana di Scienze Naturali, Milano 1970
Dolomite
Formula: CaMg(CO3)2
Reference: Boscardin, M., De Michele, V. & Scaini, G. (1970): Itinerari mineralogici della Lombardia. Museo Civico di Storia Naturale, Societa Italiana di Scienze Naturali, Milano 1970
Fluorite
Formula: CaF2
Reference: Boscardin, M., De Michele, V. & Scaini, G. (1970): Itinerari mineralogici della Lombardia. Museo Civico di Storia Naturale, Societa Italiana di Scienze Naturali, Milano 1970
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: Boscardin, M., De Michele, V. & Scaini, G. (1970): Itinerari mineralogici della Lombardia. Museo Civico di Storia Naturale, Societa Italiana di Scienze Naturali, Milano 1970
Hemimorphite
Formula: Zn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
Reference: Boscardin, M., De Michele, V. & Scaini, G. (1970): Itinerari mineralogici della Lombardia. Museo Civico di Storia Naturale, Societa Italiana di Scienze Naturali, Milano 1970
Hydrozincite
Formula: Zn5(CO3)2(OH)6
Reference: Boscardin, M., De Michele, V. & Scaini, G. (1970): Itinerari mineralogici della Lombardia. Museo Civico di Storia Naturale, Societa Italiana di Scienze Naturali, Milano 1970
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Boscardin, M., De Michele, V. & Scaini, G. (1970): Itinerari mineralogici della Lombardia. Museo Civico di Storia Naturale, Societa Italiana di Scienze Naturali, Milano 1970
Smithsonite
Formula: ZnCO3
Reference: Boscardin, M., De Michele, V. & Scaini, G. (1970): Itinerari mineralogici della Lombardia. Museo Civico di Storia Naturale, Societa Italiana di Scienze Naturali, Milano 1970
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: Boscardin, M., De Michele, V. & Scaini, G. (1970): Itinerari mineralogici della Lombardia. Museo Civico di Storia Naturale, Societa Italiana di Scienze Naturali, Milano 1970
Wulfenite
Formula: Pb(MoO4)
Reference: Boscardin, M., De Michele, V. & Scaini, G. (1970): Itinerari mineralogici della Lombardia. Museo Civico di Storia Naturale, Societa Italiana di Scienze Naturali, Milano 1970

Gallery:

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Group 3 - Halides
Fluorite3.AB.25CaF2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Cerussite5.AB.15PbCO3
Dolomite5.AB.10CaMg(CO3)2
Hydrozincite5.BA.15Zn5(CO3)2(OH)6
Smithsonite5.AB.05ZnCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Baryte7.AD.35BaSO4
Wulfenite7.GA.05Pb(MoO4)
Group 9 - Silicates
Hemimorphite9.BD.10Zn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX2
Fluorite9.2.1.1CaF2
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Cerussite14.1.3.4PbCO3
Smithsonite14.1.1.6ZnCO3
AB(XO3)2
Dolomite14.2.1.1CaMg(CO3)2
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Hydrozincite16a.4.1.1Zn5(CO3)2(OH)6
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Baryte28.3.1.1BaSO4
Group 48 - ANHYDROUS MOLYBDATES AND TUNGSTATES
AXO4
Wulfenite48.1.3.1Pb(MoO4)
Group 56 - SOROSILICATES Si2O7 Groups, With Additional O, OH, F and H2O
Si2O7 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with cations in [4] coordination
Hemimorphite56.1.2.1Zn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
H HydrozinciteZn5(CO3)2(OH)6
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
C CerussitePbCO3
C DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
C HydrozinciteZn5(CO3)2(OH)6
C SmithsoniteZnCO3
OOxygen
O CalciteCaCO3
O BaryteBaSO4
O CerussitePbCO3
O DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
O HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
O HydrozinciteZn5(CO3)2(OH)6
O SmithsoniteZnCO3
O WulfenitePb(MoO4)
FFluorine
F FluoriteCaF2
MgMagnesium
Mg DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
SiSilicon
Si HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
SSulfur
S BaryteBaSO4
S GalenaPbS
S PyriteFeS2
S SphaleriteZnS
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
Ca FluoriteCaF2
FeIron
Fe PyriteFeS2
ZnZinc
Zn HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
Zn HydrozinciteZn5(CO3)2(OH)6
Zn SphaleriteZnS
Zn SmithsoniteZnCO3
MoMolybdenum
Mo WulfenitePb(MoO4)
BaBarium
Ba BaryteBaSO4
PbLead
Pb CerussitePbCO3
Pb GalenaPbS
Pb WulfenitePb(MoO4)

References

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Boscardin, M., De Michele, V. & Scaini, G. (1970): Itinerari mineralogici della Lombardia. Museo Civico di Storia Naturale, Societa Italiana di Scienze Naturali, Milano 1970
Rivista Miner. Ital. (1982) n. 3 pag. 94
Rivista Miner. Ital. (1986) n. 4 pag. 175

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