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Fontillon Damon ridge, Servette-Chuc mining complex, Saint-Marcel, Aosta Valley, Italy

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Name(s) in local language(s): Cresta di Fontillon Damon, Complesso minerario di Servette-Chuc, Saint-Marcel, Valle d'Aosta, Italia
Located in front of the Fontillon slag deposit. Its rocks consist of banded garnet glaucophanite with prismatic lawsonite pseudomorphs (composed of zoisite, clinozoisite, albite, calcite, paragonite and chlorite), clinopyroxene veins, glaucophane-bearing eclogite, chlorite schists. In ancient times, probably during the Middle Ages, chlorite schists were exploited for millstone manufacturing.

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24 entries listed. 19 valid minerals.

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- Martin, S., Tartarotti, P. (1989): Polyphase HP metamorphism in the ophiolitic glaucophanites of the lower St. Marcel valley (Aosta, Italy). Ofioliti, 14, 135-156.
- Martin, S, Godard, G., Rebay, G. (2004): The subducted Tethys in the Aosta Valley (Italian western Alps). The 32nd international geological Congress, Field trip Guide Book B-02, 48 pp.
- Martin, S., Godard, G., Rebay, G. (2004): Walking on a Paleo Ocean Floor. The subducted Thetys in the Western Alps - An Excursion Guide. In: (Eds.) Beltrando M., Lister G., Ganne J., Boullier A., Evolution of the western Alps: insights from metamorphism, structural geology, tectonics and geochronology. Journal of the Virtual Explorer, Electronic Edition, ISSN 1441-8142, Vol.16, Paper 2.
- Martin, S., Rebay, G., Kienast, J.R., Mével, C. (2008): An eclogitised oceanic palaeo-hydrothermal field from the St. Marcel valley (Italian western Alps). Ofioliti, 33, 49-63.

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