The pass (1,149 m a.s.l.), located at the foot of Mount Penice (1,460 m a.s.l.), is crossed by the former State Road 461 of Passo del Penice, now Provincial Road SP 461, which begins in Voghera, goes into the Staffora Valley, passes through the little town of Varzi and Menconìco, in the province of Pavia, and from the pass descends to Bobbio in the province of Piacenza.
The mineral site is located three hundred metres after the pass, towards Bobbio, on the right (look for the falling rock safety nets).
Regions containing this locality
|Eurasian Plate||Tectonic Plate|
Select Mineral List TypeStandard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements
Detailed Mineral List:
Reference: Giovanni Scapin collection; Baldizzone, G. (2008): I minerali del piacentino – come riconoscerli dove trovarli. Stampa Tipolito Farnese, Piacenza, 113 pp.
List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification
|Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates|
List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification
|Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES|
List of minerals for each chemical element
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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66 - 145 Ma
66 - 145 Ma
|Mesozoic sedimentary rocks|
Age: Cretaceous (66 - 145 Ma)
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.