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Rhodoz Valley (Rodoz Valley), Montjovet, Aosta Valley, Italy

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Location is approximate, estimate based on other nearby localities.
 
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 45° North , 7° East (est.)
Margin of Error:~4km
Other regions containing this locality:The Alps, Europe
Köppen climate type:Dfc : Subarctic climate
Name(s) in local language(s):Vallone di Rhodoz (Vallone di Rodoz), Montjovet, Valle d'Aosta (Vallée d'Aoste), Italia


This wild and narrow valley, carved between the NE ridges of Mont Bec to the north and Mont Lyan to the south, is drained by the Rhodoz (Rodoz) stream, which flows into the Dora Baltea River just to the north of Montjovet.
It is almost completely made of magnetite-bearing antigorite serpentinite (Mont Avic massif, ophiolitic Zermatt-Saas nappe) with local concentrations of reddish titanclinohumite, diopside, and olivine (forsterite). Various rodingite bodies crop out, particularly on the left side of the valley.

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14 valid minerals.

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References

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Pandullo, A. (1975) Località mineralogiche consigliate. Bellecombe (Châtillon, Aosta). Notizie del Gruppo Mineralogico Lombardo, 6, 1 (marzo 1975), 10-12.
Castello, P. (1978) Informazioni di mineralogia valdostana. Minerali delle serpentine e delle rodingiti di Châtillon e Montjovet. Revue Valdôtaine d’Histoire Naturelle, 32, 95-99.
Piccoli, G.C., Maletto, G., Bosio, P., Lombardo, B. (2007) Minerali del Piemonte e della Valle d'Aosta. Associazione Amici del Museo "F. Eusebio" di Alba, L'Artigiana Srl - Azienda Grafica, Alba (Cuneo), 607 pp.
Dal Piaz, G.V., Gianotti, F., Monopoli, B., Pennacchioni, G., Tartarotti, P., Schiavo, A., with contributions of Carraro, F., Bistacchi, A., Massironi, M., Martin, S., Ratto, S., (2008) Note illustrative della Carta geologica d’Italia alla scala 1:50.000, foglio 091, Châtillon. Apat - Agenzia per la protezione dell'ambiente e i servizi tecnici, Dipartimento Difesa del Suolo - Servizio Geologico d’Italia, Regione Autonoma Valle d'Aosta, B. Monopoli - Land Technology & Services, Treviso, and La Nuova Lito, Firenze, 152 pp.

External Links

www.autistici.org/minerali-liberi/SchedeGeologia/Topaziolite%20silicato%20prov%20Valle%20di%20Lanzo%20scheda%20n%20169.pdf

 
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