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Calumerino Mine, Cortabbio, Valsassina, Lecco Province, Lombardy, Italyi
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Calumerino MineMine
Cortabbio- not defined -
Valsassina- not defined -
Lecco ProvinceProvince
LombardyRegion
ItalyCountry

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Name(s) in local language(s):Miniera del Calumerino, Cortabbio, Primaluna, Valsassina, Lecco, Lombardia, Italia
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 45° 59' 14'' North , 9° 24' 19'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 45.98722,9.40528
GeoHash:G#: u0ntw58wy
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Cortenova1,238 (2014)2.2km
Primaluna2,124 (2014)2.5km
Introbio1,954 (2014)3.8km
Crandola Valsassina252 (2014)4.5km
Pasturo1,911 (2014)5.0km


From Cortabbio (Primaluna Commune), go down to the creek Pioverna, cross them, up to the farm Buscai, moving from locality Merla, then climb the mountainside NE, the mine is at 553 meters asl.

The mining activities ceased at the end of 2012. Facilities and equipment for mining are still present.
The access to the mine is closed by an iron door.

Regions containing this locality

Eurasian PlateTectonic Plate
EuropeContinent
The Alps, EuropeMountain Range

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


12 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Azurite
Formula: Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Reference: Itinerari Mineralogici della Lombardia - Boscardin,De Michele,Scaini - 1970
Baryte
Formula: BaSO4
Reference: Itinerari Mineralogici della Lombardia - Boscardin,De Michele,Scaini - 1970
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Luigi Possenti Collection
Cerussite
Formula: PbCO3
Reference: Itinerari Mineralogici della Lombardia - Boscardin,De Michele,Scaini - 1970
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: Itinerari Mineralogici della Lombardia - Boscardin,De Michele,Scaini - 1970
Erythrite
Formula: Co3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
Reference: Itinerari Mineralogici della Lombardia - Boscardin,De Michele,Scaini - 1970
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: Itinerari Mineralogici della Lombardia - Boscardin,De Michele,Scaini - 1970
Goethite
Formula: α-Fe3+O(OH)
Reference: Luigi Possenti Collection
Greenockite
Formula: CdS
Reference: Itinerari Mineralogici della Lombardia - Boscardin,De Michele,Scaini - 1970
'Limonite'
Formula: (Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Reference: Itinerari Mineralogici della Lombardia - Boscardin,De Michele,Scaini - 1970
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Reference: Itinerari Mineralogici della Lombardia - Boscardin,De Michele,Scaini - 1970
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Itinerari Mineralogici della Lombardia - Boscardin,De Michele,Scaini - 1970
Pyromorphite
Formula: Pb5(PO4)3Cl
Reference: Itinerari Mineralogici della Lombardia - Boscardin,De Michele,Scaini - 1970

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Greenockite2.CB.45CdS
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Goethite4.00.α-Fe3+O(OH)
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Azurite5.BA.05Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Cerussite5.AB.15PbCO3
Malachite5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Baryte7.AD.35BaSO4
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Erythrite8.CE.40Co3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
Pyromorphite8.BN.05Pb5(PO4)3Cl
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Greenockite2.8.7.2CdS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 6 - HYDROXIDES AND OXIDES CONTAINING HYDROXYL
XO(OH)
Goethite6.1.1.2α-Fe3+O(OH)
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Cerussite14.1.3.4PbCO3
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Azurite16a.2.1.1Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Malachite16a.3.1.1Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Baryte28.3.1.1BaSO4
Group 40 - HYDRATED NORMAL PHOSPHATES,ARSENATES AND VANADATES
A3(XO4)2·xH2O
Erythrite40.3.6.3Co3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
Group 41 - ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
A5(XO4)3Zq
Pyromorphite41.8.4.1Pb5(PO4)3Cl
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
H ErythriteCo3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
H Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
H Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
CCarbon
C AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
C CerussitePbCO3
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
C CalciteCaCO3
OOxygen
O AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
O BaryteBaSO4
O CerussitePbCO3
O ErythriteCo3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
O Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
O PyromorphitePb5(PO4)3Cl
O CalciteCaCO3
O Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
PPhosphorus
P PyromorphitePb5(PO4)3Cl
SSulfur
S BaryteBaSO4
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S GalenaPbS
S GreenockiteCdS
S PyriteFeS2
ClChlorine
Cl PyromorphitePb5(PO4)3Cl
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
FeIron
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
CoCobalt
Co ErythriteCo3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
CuCopper
Cu AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
AsArsenic
As ErythriteCo3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
CdCadmium
Cd GreenockiteCdS
BaBarium
Ba BaryteBaSO4
PbLead
Pb CerussitePbCO3
Pb GalenaPbS
Pb PyromorphitePb5(PO4)3Cl

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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Cretaceous
66 - 145 Ma



ID: 3185977
Mesozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Cretaceous (66 - 145 Ma)

Comments: Dinaric Alps

Lithology: Sedimentary 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]

Middle Triassic
237 - 247.2 Ma



ID: 3143772
Middle Triassic limestone

Age: Middle Triassic (237 - 247.2 Ma)

Lithology: Major:{limestone}, Minor{carbonates, consolidated,claystone,marlstone}

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]

Permian
251.902 - 298.9 Ma



ID: 2366795
Magmatische Gesteine, Vulkanite

Age: Phanerozoic (251.902 - 298.9 Ma)

Lithology: Rhyolite, dacite

Reference: Geological Institute. Geological Map of Switzerland 1:500,000. isbn: 3906723399. University of Bern. [49]

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

References

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Battaini et al. 1943
Boscardin, De Michele, Scaini (1970): Itinerari Mineral della Lombardia, xx pp.
Archivio Regionale della Lombardia


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