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Forcella di Fellaria, Scerscen Valley, Lanzada, Lanterna Valley, Malenco Valley, Valtellina, Sondrio Province, Lombardy, Italyi
Regional Level Types
Forcella di Fellaria- not defined -
Scerscen ValleyValley
LanzadaMunicipality
Lanterna ValleyValley
Malenco ValleyValley
Valtellina- not defined -
Sondrio ProvinceProvince
LombardyRegion
ItalyCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
46° 19' 35'' North , 9° 55' 18'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Köppen climate type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Lanzada1,365 (2014)7.5km
Vassalini247 (2014)7.9km
Caspoggio1,375 (2014)8.3km
Primolo125 (2014)8.5km
Chiesa in Valmalenco2,203 (2014)8.7km
Name(s) in local language(s):
Forcella di Fellaria, Val Scerscen, Lanzada, Val Lanterna, Valmalenco (Val Malenco), Valtellina, Sondrio, Lombardia, Italia


Various mineral occurrences in serpentinite on the western slope of Sasso Moro, in the area of Forcella di Fellaria.

In particular:
- Rodingite dyke to the west of Forcella di Fellaria at an elevation of 2700 m. Two main mineral associations are found in rodingite: andradite-hydrougrandite, diopside, magnetite, perovskite, and vesuvianite; andradite, diopside, and clinochlore (Bedognè et al., 2003). Colourless to white apatite crystals, more than 1 cm in size, in association with black, brown or greenish garnet, clinochlore, vesuvianite, and titanite have been found in erratic blocks in the valley descending towards Alpe Musella (Benetti, 1987; Bedognè et al., 1993).
- Perovskite-calcite veins to the west of Forcella di Fellaria, above the path leading from Alpe Musella to Capanna Carate Brianza, on the western slope of Sasso Moro. Perovskite, as brown crystals up to 15 mm, is associated with magnetite and clinochlore.
- Calcite veins in serpentinite, cropping out at an elevation of 2600 m towards Sasso Moro. They contain titanclinohumite, forsterite, magnetite, diopside, and clinochlore (Gramaccioli, 1962). Recently, also sulphide grains (including galena, bornite, sphalerite, and chalcopyrite) have been found.

Furthermore, rutile, titanite, muscovite, and chalcopyrite embedded in feldspar rock have been found below Forcella di Fellaria, at an elevation of 2810 m (Gramaccioli, 1962).


Note on “Ti-bearing clinohumite, titanclinohumite”:
according to the analyses performed, this mineral in the Malenco valley serpentinite is practically fluorine-free (Trommsdorff and Evans, 1980). Therefore, after the 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).

Provided coordinates (improved) are referred to Forcella di Fellaria to be intended as the starting point for researches.

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


19 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Andradite
Formula: Ca3Fe3+2(SiO4)3
Reference: Bedognè, F., Montrasio, A., Sciesa, E. (1993) I minerali della provincia di Sondrio: Valmalenco. Bettini, Sondrio, 275 pp.
'Apatite'
Formula: Ca5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
Reference: Bedognè, F., Montrasio, A., Sciesa, E. (1993) I minerali della provincia di Sondrio: Valmalenco. Bettini, Sondrio, 275 pp.
Aragonite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Bedognè, F., Montrasio, A., Sciesa, E. (1993) I minerali della provincia di Sondrio: Valmalenco. Bettini, Sondrio, 275 pp.
Bornite
Formula: Cu5FeS4
Reference: Bedognè, F., Montrasio, A., Sciesa, E. (1993) I minerali della provincia di Sondrio: Valmalenco. Bettini, Sondrio, 275 pp.
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Bedognè, F., Montrasio, A., Sciesa, E. (1993) I minerali della provincia di Sondrio: Valmalenco. Bettini, Sondrio, 275 pp.
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: Bedognè, F., Montrasio, A., Sciesa, E. (1993) I minerali della provincia di Sondrio: Valmalenco. Bettini, Sondrio, 275 pp.
Clinochlore
Formula: Mg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
Reference: Bedognè, F., Montrasio, A., Sciesa, E. (1993) I minerali della provincia di Sondrio: Valmalenco. Bettini, Sondrio, 275 pp. Gramaccioli, C.M. (1962) I minerali valtellinesi nella raccolta di Pietro Sigismund. Ed. privata, Milano, 179 pp.
Clinohumite
Formula: Mg9(SiO4)4F2
Reference: Gramaccioli, C.M. (1962) I minerali valtellinesi nella raccolta di Pietro Sigismund. Ed. privata, Milano, 179 pp. Bedognè, F., Montrasio, A., Sciesa, E. (1993) I minerali della provincia di Sondrio: Valmalenco. Bettini, Sondrio, 275 pp.
Clinohumite var: Titanclinohumite
Formula: Mg9(SiO4)4F2
Reference: Gramaccioli, C.M. (1962) I minerali valtellinesi nella raccolta di Pietro Sigismund. Ed. privata, Milano, 179 pp. Bedognè, F., Montrasio, A., Sciesa, E. (1993) I minerali della provincia di Sondrio: Valmalenco. Bettini, Sondrio, 275 pp.
Diopside
Formula: CaMgSi2O6
Reference: Bedognè, F., Montrasio, A., Sciesa, E. (1993) I minerali della provincia di Sondrio: Valmalenco. Bettini, Sondrio, 275 pp. Gramaccioli, C.M. (1962) I minerali valtellinesi nella raccolta di Pietro Sigismund. Ed. privata, Milano, 179 pp.
Forsterite
Formula: Mg2SiO4
Reference: Gramaccioli, C.M. (1962) I minerali valtellinesi nella raccolta di Pietro Sigismund. Ed. privata, Milano, 179 pp. Bedognè, F., Montrasio, A., Sciesa, E. (1993) I minerali della provincia di Sondrio: Valmalenco. Bettini, Sondrio, 275 pp.
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: Bedognè, F., Montrasio, A., Sciesa, E. (1993) I minerali della provincia di Sondrio: Valmalenco. Bettini, Sondrio, 275 pp.
'Hydrougrandite'
Formula: (Ca,Mg,Fe2+)3(Fe3+,Al)2[(OH)4(SiO4)2]
Reference: Bedognè, F., Montrasio, A., Sciesa, E. (1993) I minerali della provincia di Sondrio: Valmalenco. Bettini, Sondrio, 275 pp.
Ilmenite
Formula: Fe2+TiO3
Reference: Bedognè, F., Montrasio, A., Sciesa, E. (1993) I minerali della provincia di Sondrio: Valmalenco. Bettini, Sondrio, 275 pp.
Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Reference: Bedognè, F., Montrasio, A., Sciesa, E. (1993) I minerali della provincia di Sondrio: Valmalenco. Bettini, Sondrio, 275 pp. Gramaccioli, C.M. (1962) I minerali valtellinesi nella raccolta di Pietro Sigismund. Ed. privata, Milano, 179 pp.
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Reference: Bedognè, F., Montrasio, A., Sciesa, E. (1993) I minerali della provincia di Sondrio: Valmalenco. Bettini, Sondrio, 275 pp.
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Gramaccioli, C.M. (1962) I minerali valtellinesi nella raccolta di Pietro Sigismund. Ed. privata, Milano, 179 pp. Bedognè, F., Montrasio, A., Sciesa, E. (1993) I minerali della provincia di Sondrio: Valmalenco. Bettini, Sondrio, 275 pp.
Perovskite
Formula: CaTiO3
Reference: Bedognè, F., Montrasio, A., Sciesa, E. (1993) I minerali della provincia di Sondrio: Valmalenco. Bettini, Sondrio, 275 pp.
Rutile
Formula: TiO2
Reference: Gramaccioli, C.M. (1962) I minerali valtellinesi nella raccolta di Pietro Sigismund. Ed. privata, Milano, 179 pp. Bedognè, F., Montrasio, A., Sciesa, E. (1993) I minerali della provincia di Sondrio: Valmalenco. Bettini, Sondrio, 275 pp.
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: Bedognè, F., Montrasio, A., Sciesa, E. (1993) I minerali della provincia di Sondrio: Valmalenco. Bettini, Sondrio, 275 pp.
Titanite
Formula: CaTi(SiO4)O
Reference: Bedognè, F., Montrasio, A., Sciesa, E. (1993) I minerali della provincia di Sondrio: Valmalenco. Bettini, Sondrio, 275 pp.
Vesuvianite
Formula: (Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
Reference: Bedognè, F., Montrasio, A., Sciesa, E. (1993) I minerali della provincia di Sondrio: Valmalenco. Bettini, Sondrio, 275 pp.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Bornite2.BA.15Cu5FeS4
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Ilmenite4.CB.05Fe2+TiO3
Magnetite4.BB.05Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Perovskite4.CC.30CaTiO3
Rutile4.DB.05TiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Aragonite5.AB.15CaCO3
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Malachite5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 9 - Silicates
Andradite9.AD.25Ca3Fe3+2(SiO4)3
Clinochlore9.EC.55Mg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
Clinohumite9.AF.55Mg9(SiO4)4F2
var: Titanclinohumite9.AF.55Mg9(SiO4)4F2
Diopside9.DA.15CaMgSi2O6
Forsterite9.AC.05Mg2SiO4
Muscovite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Titanite9.AG.15CaTi(SiO4)O
Vesuvianite9.BG.35(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Apatite'-Ca5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
'Hydrougrandite'-(Ca,Mg,Fe2+)3(Fe3+,Al)2[(OH)4(SiO4)2]

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 3:2
Bornite2.5.2.1Cu5FeS4
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Ilmenite4.3.5.1Fe2+TiO3
Perovskite4.3.3.1CaTiO3
AX2
Rutile4.4.1.1TiO2
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Magnetite7.2.2.3Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Malachite16a.3.1.1Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 51 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups Only
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with all cations in octahedral [6] coordination
Forsterite51.3.1.2Mg2SiO4
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in [6] and >[6] coordination
Andradite51.4.3b.1Ca3Fe3+2(SiO4)3
Group 52 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups and O,OH,F,H2O
Insular SiO4 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with cations in [6] coordination only
Clinohumite52.3.2d.1Mg9(SiO4)4F2
Insular SiO4 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with cations in [6] and/or >[6] coordination
Titanite52.4.3.1CaTi(SiO4)O
Group 58 - SOROSILICATES Insular, Mixed, Single, and Larger Tetrahedral Groups
Insular, Mixed, Single, and Larger Tetrahedral Groups with cations in [6] and higher coordination; single and double groups (n = 1, 2)
Vesuvianite58.2.4.1(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
Group 65 - INOSILICATES Single-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=1)
Single-Width Unbranched Chains, W=1 with chains P=2
Diopside65.1.3a.1CaMgSi2O6
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Muscovite71.2.2a.1KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Sheets of 6-membered rings interlayered 1:1, 2:1, and octahedra
Clinochlore71.4.1.4Mg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Apatite'-Ca5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
Aragonite-CaCO3
Clinohumite
var: Titanclinohumite
-Mg9(SiO4)4F2
'Hydrougrandite'-(Ca,Mg,Fe2+)3(Fe3+,Al)2[(OH)4(SiO4)2]

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Hydrougrandite(Ca,Mg,Fe2+)3(Fe3+,Al)2[(OH)4(SiO4)2]
H Vesuvianite(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
H ClinochloreMg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
H ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
BBoron
B Vesuvianite(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
C AragoniteCaCO3
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
OOxygen
O AndraditeCa3Fe23+(SiO4)3
O Hydrougrandite(Ca,Mg,Fe2+)3(Fe3+,Al)2[(OH)4(SiO4)2]
O DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
O MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
O PerovskiteCaTiO3
O Vesuvianite(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
O ClinochloreMg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
O CalciteCaCO3
O AragoniteCaCO3
O IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
O ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
O TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
O Clinohumite (var: Titanclinohumite)Mg9(SiO4)4F2
O ForsteriteMg2SiO4
O RutileTiO2
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O ClinohumiteMg9(SiO4)4F2
FFluorine
F Vesuvianite(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
F ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
F Clinohumite (var: Titanclinohumite)Mg9(SiO4)4F2
F ClinohumiteMg9(SiO4)4F2
NaSodium
Na Vesuvianite(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
MgMagnesium
Mg Hydrougrandite(Ca,Mg,Fe2+)3(Fe3+,Al)2[(OH)4(SiO4)2]
Mg DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
Mg Vesuvianite(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
Mg ClinochloreMg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
Mg Clinohumite (var: Titanclinohumite)Mg9(SiO4)4F2
Mg ForsteriteMg2SiO4
Mg ClinohumiteMg9(SiO4)4F2
AlAluminium
Al Hydrougrandite(Ca,Mg,Fe2+)3(Fe3+,Al)2[(OH)4(SiO4)2]
Al Vesuvianite(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
Al ClinochloreMg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
SiSilicon
Si AndraditeCa3Fe23+(SiO4)3
Si Hydrougrandite(Ca,Mg,Fe2+)3(Fe3+,Al)2[(OH)4(SiO4)2]
Si DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
Si Vesuvianite(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
Si ClinochloreMg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
Si TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
Si Clinohumite (var: Titanclinohumite)Mg9(SiO4)4F2
Si ForsteriteMg2SiO4
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si ClinohumiteMg9(SiO4)4F2
PPhosphorus
P ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
SSulfur
S GalenaPbS
S BorniteCu5FeS4
S SphaleriteZnS
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
ClChlorine
Cl ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
KPotassium
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CaCalcium
Ca AndraditeCa3Fe23+(SiO4)3
Ca Hydrougrandite(Ca,Mg,Fe2+)3(Fe3+,Al)2[(OH)4(SiO4)2]
Ca DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
Ca PerovskiteCaTiO3
Ca Vesuvianite(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca AragoniteCaCO3
Ca ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
Ca TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
TiTitanium
Ti PerovskiteCaTiO3
Ti IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
Ti TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
Ti RutileTiO2
FeIron
Fe AndraditeCa3Fe23+(SiO4)3
Fe Hydrougrandite(Ca,Mg,Fe2+)3(Fe3+,Al)2[(OH)4(SiO4)2]
Fe MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
Fe Vesuvianite(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
Fe IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
Fe BorniteCu5FeS4
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
CuCopper
Cu BorniteCu5FeS4
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
PbLead
Pb GalenaPbS

References

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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). Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 72, 229-242.
Benetti, F. (1987) I minerali rinvenuti nella zona nord-ovest della Val Malenco comprendente la Bocchetta delle Forbici, la Forcella Fellaria, il Sasso Moro e la Vedretta orientale di Fellaria con particolare riferimento a quelli tipici delle rodingiti. Atti ufficiali del Convegno "Valmalenco Natura 1". ed. Mevio Washington, Sondrio, 40-46.
Bedognè, F., Montrasio, A., and Sciesa, E. (1993) I minerali della provincia di Sondrio: Valmalenco. Bettini, Sondrio, 275 pp.
Bedognè, F., Montrasio, A., and 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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