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Sassa d'Entova, Chiesa in Valmalenco, Malenco Valley, Valtellina, Sondrio Province, Lombardy, Italy

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Name(s) in local language(s): Sassa d'Entova, Chiesa in Valmalenco, Valmalenco (Val Malenco), Valtellina, Sondrio, Lombardia, Italia
 
Calcite veins in serpentinite along the south-western slope of Sassa d'Entova, below the altitude mark 2608 m.





Note on “Ti-bearing clinohumite, titanclinohumite”:
according to the analyses performed, this mineral of the Malenco valley serpentinite is practically fluorine-free (Trommsdorff and Evans, 1980). Therefore, after institution of the new species hydroxylclinohumite in 1999, all records of “titanclinohumite” in the antecedent literature and specimens preserved in public and private collections consequently labelled are now Ti-bearing hydroxylclinohumite (Bedognè et al., 2006).

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7 entries listed. 6 valid minerals.

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References

Gramaccioli, C.M. (1962) I minerali valtellinesi nella raccolta di Pietro Sigismund. Ed. privata, Milano, 179 pp.

Trommsdorff, V., and Evans, B.W. (1980) Titanian hydroxyl-clinohumite formation and breakdown in antigorite rocks (Malenco - Italy). Contrib. Mineral. Petrol., 72, 229-242.

Bedognè, F., Montrasio, A., Sciesa, E. (1993) I minerali della provincia di Sondrio: Valmalenco. Bettini, Sondrio, 275 pp.

Bedognè, F., Montrasio, A., Sciesa, E. (2006) I minerali della media-alta Valtellina, delle Orobie valtellinesi e della Val Poschiavo. Aggiornamenti sulle altre località della provincia di Sondrio. Bettini, Sondrio, 255 pp.

 
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