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Canciano Peak, Poschiavina Valley, Campo Moro Valley, Lanzada, Sondrio Province, Lombardy, Italyi
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Canciano PeakPeak
Poschiavina ValleyValley
Campo Moro ValleyValley
LanzadaMunicipality
Sondrio ProvinceProvince
LombardyRegion
ItalyCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
46° North , 9° East (est.)
Estimate based on other nearby localities or region boundaries.
Margin of Error:
~9km
Locality type:
Köppen climate type:
Name(s) in local language(s):
Pizzo Canciano, Val Poschiavina, Valle di Campo Moro, Lanzada, Val Lanterna, Valmalenco (Val Malenco), Valtellina, Sondrio, Lombardia, Italia


Fissures in mica schist of the Margna nappe, at an elevation of about 2700 m, along the Pizzo Canciano north ridge. The paragenesis includes albite, quartz, anatase, rutile, brookite, and marcasite.

Realgar deposit in dolomite marble and breccias, belonging to the sedimentary cover of the Margna nappe, at the bottom of the Pizzo Scalino Glacier, at an elevation of 2730 m, on the Pizzo Canciano north slope. The paragenesis includes realgar, pararealgar, calcite, fluorite, dolomite, phengite, pharmacolite, stibnite, and valentinite. The same mineralisation continues on the Swiss territory, always on the north slope of the same mountain that is known there with the Lombard/Rhaeto-Romanic name of Piz Cancian (or Piz da Cancian) (http://www.mindat.org/loc-245927.html).

Lazulite nodules in white quartzite, at the bottom of the sedimentary cover of the Margna nappe, on the Pizzo Canciano north slope just below the realgar deposit. The paragenesis includes lazulite, hematite, galena, arsenopyrite, pyrophyllite, and other minor phosphates.




Note:
specimens of realgar and associated minerals from Pizzo Canciano in some collections are incorrectly labelled as from Pizzo Scalino, probably due to misidentification of the Pizzo Scalino Glacier with Pizzo Scalino.

Select Mineral List Type

Standard Detailed Gallery Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


23 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Albite
Formula: Na(AlSi3O8)
Reference: Bedognè, F., Montrasio, A., Sciesa, E. (1993) I minerali della provincia di Sondrio: Valmalenco. Bettini, Sondrio, 275 pp.
Anatase
Formula: TiO2
Arsenopyrite
Formula: FeAsS
Brookite
Formula: TiO2
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. (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.
'Chlorite Group'
Reference: Bedognè, F., Montrasio, A., Sciesa, E. (1993) I minerali della provincia di Sondrio: Valmalenco. Bettini, Sondrio, 275 pp.
Dolomite
Formula: CaMg(CO3)2
Reference: AA. VV., 1996. Collezionare minerali. Hobby & Work; Bedognè, F., Montrasio, A., Sciesa, E. (1993) I minerali della provincia di Sondrio: Valmalenco. Bettini, Sondrio, 275 pp.
Fluorite
Formula: CaF2
Reference: 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.
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Reference: Bedognè, F., Montrasio, A., Sciesa, E. (1993) I minerali della provincia di Sondrio: Valmalenco. Bettini, Sondrio, 275 pp.
Lazulite
Formula: MgAl2(PO4)2(OH)2
Marcasite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: 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.
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Bedognè, F., Montrasio, A., Sciesa, E. (1993) I minerali della provincia di Sondrio: Valmalenco. Bettini, Sondrio, 275 pp.
Muscovite var:
Formula: KAl1.5(Mg,Fe)0.5(Al0.5Si3.5O10)(OH)2
Reference: Bedognè, F., Montrasio, A., Sciesa, E. (1993) I minerali della provincia di Sondrio: Valmalenco. Bettini, Sondrio, 275 pp.
Orpiment
Formula: As2S3
Reference: AA.VV., 1996. Collezionare minerali. Hobby & Work.
Pararealgar
Formula: As4S4
Reference: Bedognè, F., Montrasio, A., Sciesa, E. (1993) I minerali della provincia di Sondrio: Valmalenco. Bettini, Sondrio, 275 pp.
Pharmacolite
Formula: Ca(HAsO4) · 2H2O
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Bedognè, F., Montrasio, A., Sciesa, E. (1993) I minerali della provincia di Sondrio: Valmalenco. Bettini, Sondrio, 275 pp.
Pyrophyllite
Formula: Al2Si4O10(OH)2
Reference: Bedognè, F., Montrasio, A., Sciesa, E. (1993) I minerali della provincia di Sondrio: Valmalenco. Bettini, Sondrio, 275 pp.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Bedognè, F., Montrasio, A., Sciesa, E. (1993) I minerali della provincia di Sondrio: Valmalenco. Bettini, Sondrio, 275 pp.
Realgar
Formula: As4S4
Reference: AA. VV., 1996. Collezionare minerali. Hobby & Work
Rutile
Formula: TiO2
Reference: 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.
Stibnite
Formula: Sb2S3
Reference: AA.VV., 1996. Collezionare minerali. Hobby & Work.
Valentinite
Formula: Sb2O3
Reference: AA. VV., 1996. Collezionare minerali. Hobby & Work.

Gallery:

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Arsenopyrite2.EB.20FeAsS
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Marcasite2.EB.10aFeS2
Orpiment2.FA.30As2S3
Pararealgar2.FA.15bAs4S4
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Realgar2.FA.15aAs4S4
Stibnite2.DB.05Sb2S3
Group 3 - Halides
Fluorite3.AB.25CaF2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Anatase4.DD.05TiO2
Brookite4.DD.10TiO2
Hematite4.CB.05Fe2O3
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Rutile4.DB.05TiO2
Valentinite4.CB.55Sb2O3
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Dolomite5.AB.10CaMg(CO3)2
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Lazulite8.BB.40MgAl2(PO4)2(OH)2
Pharmacolite8.CJ.50Ca(HAsO4) · 2H2O
Group 9 - Silicates
Albite9.FA.35Na(AlSi3O8)
Muscovite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
var: Phengite9.EC.15KAl1.5(Mg,Fe)0.5(Al0.5Si3.5O10)(OH)2
Pyrophyllite9.EC.10Al2Si4O10(OH)2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Chlorite Group'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Pararealgar2.8.21.2As4S4
Realgar2.8.21.1As4S4
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:3
Orpiment2.11.1.1As2S3
Stibnite2.11.2.1Sb2S3
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Arsenopyrite2.12.4.1FeAsS
Marcasite2.12.2.1FeS2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
Valentinite4.3.11.1Sb2O3
AX2
Anatase4.4.4.1TiO2
Brookite4.4.5.1TiO2
Rutile4.4.1.1TiO2
Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX2
Fluorite9.2.1.1CaF2
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
AB(XO3)2
Dolomite14.2.1.1CaMg(CO3)2
Group 39 - HYDRATED ACID PHOSPHATES,ARSENATES AND VANADATES
A[HXO4]·xH2O
Pharmacolite39.1.1.2Ca(HAsO4) · 2H2O
Group 41 - ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)3(XO4)2Zq
Lazulite41.10.1.1MgAl2(PO4)2(OH)2
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Muscovite71.2.2a.1KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Pyrophyllite71.2.1.1Al2Si4O10(OH)2
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Group 76 - TECTOSILICATES Al-Si Framework
Al-Si Framework with Al-Si frameworks
Albite76.1.3.1Na(AlSi3O8)
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Chlorite Group'-
Muscovite
var: Phengite
-KAl1.5(Mg,Fe)0.5(Al0.5Si3.5O10)(OH)2

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H PharmacoliteCa(HAsO4) · 2H2O
H LazuliteMgAl2(PO4)2(OH)2
H PyrophylliteAl2Si4O10(OH)2
H Muscovite (var: Phengite)KAl1.5(Mg,Fe)0.5(Al0.5Si3.5O10)(OH)2
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CCarbon
C DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
C CalciteCaCO3
OOxygen
O BrookiteTiO2
O PharmacoliteCa(HAsO4) · 2H2O
O LazuliteMgAl2(PO4)2(OH)2
O AnataseTiO2
O DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
O ValentiniteSb2O3
O AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
O QuartzSiO2
O HematiteFe2O3
O PyrophylliteAl2Si4O10(OH)2
O CalciteCaCO3
O Muscovite (var: Phengite)KAl1.5(Mg,Fe)0.5(Al0.5Si3.5O10)(OH)2
O RutileTiO2
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
FFluorine
F FluoriteCaF2
NaSodium
Na AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
MgMagnesium
Mg LazuliteMgAl2(PO4)2(OH)2
Mg DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
Mg Muscovite (var: Phengite)KAl1.5(Mg,Fe)0.5(Al0.5Si3.5O10)(OH)2
AlAluminium
Al LazuliteMgAl2(PO4)2(OH)2
Al AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Al PyrophylliteAl2Si4O10(OH)2
Al Muscovite (var: Phengite)KAl1.5(Mg,Fe)0.5(Al0.5Si3.5O10)(OH)2
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
SiSilicon
Si AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Si QuartzSiO2
Si PyrophylliteAl2Si4O10(OH)2
Si Muscovite (var: Phengite)KAl1.5(Mg,Fe)0.5(Al0.5Si3.5O10)(OH)2
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
PPhosphorus
P LazuliteMgAl2(PO4)2(OH)2
SSulfur
S ArsenopyriteFeAsS
S RealgarAs4S4
S StibniteSb2S3
S OrpimentAs2S3
S GalenaPbS
S PyriteFeS2
S PararealgarAs4S4
S MarcasiteFeS2
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
KPotassium
K Muscovite (var: Phengite)KAl1.5(Mg,Fe)0.5(Al0.5Si3.5O10)(OH)2
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CaCalcium
Ca PharmacoliteCa(HAsO4) · 2H2O
Ca DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca FluoriteCaF2
TiTitanium
Ti BrookiteTiO2
Ti AnataseTiO2
Ti RutileTiO2
FeIron
Fe ArsenopyriteFeAsS
Fe HematiteFe2O3
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe Muscovite (var: Phengite)KAl1.5(Mg,Fe)0.5(Al0.5Si3.5O10)(OH)2
Fe MarcasiteFeS2
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
CuCopper
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
AsArsenic
As ArsenopyriteFeAsS
As PharmacoliteCa(HAsO4) · 2H2O
As RealgarAs4S4
As OrpimentAs2S3
As PararealgarAs4S4
SbAntimony
Sb StibniteSb2S3
Sb ValentiniteSb2O3
PbLead
Pb GalenaPbS

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