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San Patrizio Mine, Pozzani di Sopra, Santa Maria di Tretto (Contrada Pornaro), Tretto, Schio, Vicenza Province, Veneto, Italy

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 45° 44' 36'' North , 11° 21' 23'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 45.7434666667, 11.3564496666
Name(s) in local language(s):Miniera San Patrizio, Pozzani di Sopra, Santa Maria di Tretto (Contrada Pornaro), Tretto, Schio, Provincia di Vicenza (Vicentino), Veneto, Italia
Other regions containing this locality:The Alps, Europe

Ancient mine located at 494 m a.s.l., between Santa Maria di Tretto (formerly Contrada Pornaro) and Pozzani di Sopra. For the underground workings, which extend for about 1160 m, descriptions of some ancient authors are known (Angeli, 1681; Brianatti, 1681).

The ore mineralisation is associated with baryte and silicified limestone in the Calcare di Monte Spitz formation.

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Angeli, C. (1681): Lettere. Archivio di Stato di Venezia, Deputati sopra le Miniere, lettere responsive Vicenza 1681-1694.

Brianatti, G.A. (1681): Minera sine Busa della Ca' bianca cognominata il Pozzo di S. Patritio disegnata da me Giacomo Antonio Brianatti. Archivio di Stato di Venezia, Deputati sopra le Miniere, lettere responsive Vicenza 1681-1694.

Ferialdi, L., Perissinotto, M.L. (2003): Le miniere di argento del Tretto (Vicenza). Opera Ipogea, 1, 3-62.

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