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Monte Pui, Sampeyre, Varaita Valley, Cuneo Province, Piedmont, Italy

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Location is approximate, estimate based on other nearby localities.
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 44° North , 7° East (est.)
Margin of Error:~26km
Other regions containing this locality:The Alps, Europe
Köppen climate type:Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate
Name(s) in local language(s):Monte Pui, Sampeyre, Val Varaita (Valle Varaita), Provincia di Cuneo, Piemonte, Italia

Metamorphic veins in antigorite serpentinite at Monte Pui, about 3 km NE of Colle di Sampeyere.

Metamorphic veins occurring in fractured serpentinite usually contain various fibrous minerals (carlosturanite, antigorite, diopside, garnet, etc.), of which carlosturanite and diopside are the main constituents. Carlosturanite generally occurs as long fibres oriented either parallel or perpendicular to the vein selvages. Fibrous diopside, garnet (andradite with fibrous habit) and antigorite are intergrown with carlosturanite. Carlosturanite can be partially replaced by chrysotile and/or brucite (Belluso & Ferraris, 1999; Groppo & Compagnoni, 2007).

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6 valid minerals.

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Belluso, E., Ferraris, G. (1991) New data on balangeroite and carlosturanite from alpine serpentinites. European Journal of Mineralogy, 3, 559-566.

Groppo, C., Compagnoni, R. (2007) Metamorphic veins from the serpentinites of the Piemonte Zone, western Alps, Italy: a review. Periodico di Mineralogia, 76, 127-153.

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