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Ponte del Diavolo (Ponte del Roch), Lanzo Torinese, Lanzo Valleys, Torino Province, Piedmont, Italy

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 45° 16' 6'' North , 7° 28' 53'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 45.26855,7.48161
GeoHash:G#: u0j3d0zuq
Other regions containing this locality:The Alps, Europe
Köppen climate type:Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate
Name(s) in local language(s):Ponte del Diavolo (Ponte del Roch), Lanzo Torinese, Valli di Lanzo, Massiccio di Lanzo, Torino, Piemonte, Italia

Serpentinite outcrops of Mt. Buriasco and Mt. Basso, rispectively on the left and right banks of the River Stura di Lanzo, in proximity of the medieval bridge known as Ponte del Diavolo or Ponte del Roch.
Minerals are found in Alpine metamorphic veins in serpentinite.

Mineral List

13 valid minerals.

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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145 - 201.3 Ma

ID: 3153405
ophiolite complex

Age: Jurassic (145 - 201.3 Ma)

Lithology: Major:{plutonic ultramafic group}, Minor{serpentinite,tholeiitic basalt,gabbro}

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]

Cambrian - Proterozoic
485.4 - 2500 Ma

ID: 3189284
Precambrian-Phanerozoic crystalline metamorphic rocks

Age: to Cambrian (485.4 - 2500 Ma)

Comments: Alps

Lithology: Crystalline metamorphic 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]

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- Belluso, E., and Ferraris, G. (1991): New data on balangeroite and carlosturanite from Alpine serpentinites. European Journal of Mineralogy, 3, 559-566.
- Belluso, E., Compagnoni, R., Ferraris, G. (1995): Occurrence of asbestiform minerals in the serpentinites of the Piemonte zone, western Alps. “Giornata di studio in ricordo del Prof. Stefano Zucchetti”, Politecnico di Torino, Dipartimento Georisorse e Territorio, 12 Maggio 1994. Contribution volume, Tipolitografia Edicta, Torino, 57-66.
- Groppo, C., Gula, A., Compagnoni, R., Ferraris, G. (2004): Balangeroite from the Lanzo Massif (Western Alps) revisited: fibrous vs. prismatic morphology and genetic considerations. 32nd Int. Geol. Congress - Florence, 20-28 August 2004, Abstract Vol., 249.
- Groppo, C., and Compagnoni, R. (2007): Metamorphic veins from the serpentinites of the Piemonte Zone, western Alps, Italy: a review. Per. Mineral., 76, 127-153.
- Piccoli, G.C., Maletto, G., Bosio, P., Lombardo, B. (2007): Minerali del Piemonte e della Valle d'Aosta. Amici del Museo "F. Eusebio" di Alba, Ed., Alba, 607 pp.
- Ciriotti, M.E., Fascio, L., Pasero, M. (2009): Italian type minerals. Edizioni Plus – Università di Pisa, Pisa, 357 pp.

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