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Casnaggina Valley, Castasegna, Bregaglia Valley (Bergell), Grischun (Grisons; Graubünden), Switzerland

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Name(s) in local language(s): Val Casnaggina, Castasegna, Val Bregaglia (Bergell), Graubünden (Grisons; Grischun), Schweiz (Suisse; Svizzera)
Casnaggina brook (Torrente Casnaggina), which flows through the homonymous valley, forms the border between Italy and Switzerland.

Pegmatite dykes (containing spessartine, beryl, and schorl) crop out in in the area of Bocchetta della Teggiola (partly in Italian territory, see http://www.mindat.org/loc-56958.html). Here, chrysoberyl and bismuthinite have also been found.

Veins and scattered blocks of andalusite-bearing mica schist are found on the right side of the valley and at the foot of Denc dal Luf. The most known andalusite sites are: Casnac, Prä Salasc, Vöga, and Vec. Blocks of andalusite-bearing mica schist are found also along the riverbed. In all these sites andalusite is associated with minor sillimanite, cordierite, staurolite, and kyanite.

Cordierite has been described in a plagioclase-phlogopite schist outcropping at Lera d' Sura (Wenk et al., 1974).

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- Wenk H.R., Wenk E., Wallace J.H. (1974): Metamorphic mineral assemblages in pelitic rocks of the Bergell Alps. Schweiz. Mineral. Petrogr. Mitt., 54, 507-554.
- Bedogné F., Montrasio A., Sciesa E. (1995): I minerali della provincia di Sondrio e della Bregaglia grigionese. Val Bregaglia, Val Masino, Val Codera e Valle Spluga. Bettini, Sondrio, 300 pp.

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