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Boarezzo Mine (Pradisci prospect; Rio Carpane prospect), Boarezzo, Valganna, Varese Province, Lombardy, Italy

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 45° 54' 58'' North , 8° 49' 57'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 45.9161111111, 8.8325

Abandoned Pb prospect located NNW of Boarezzo village, on the right side of the little valley of Rio Carpane, where an epithermal Pb-Cu mineralisation in the Lower Permian granophyric granite occurs.

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34 valid minerals.

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-Scaini, G., & Spinelli, L., 1945. Itinerari mineralogici: comune di Valganna. Natura, 36 (1), 16-18.
-Fagnani, G., & Orsenigo, L., 1950. Il granofiro di Boarezzo e le manifestazioni metallifere che lo accompagnano. Atti Soc. It. Sci. Nat. Mus. Civ. St. Nat., 89, 21-32.
-De Michele, V., 1969. Argento nativo e tetraedrite di Boarezzo (Valganna, Varese). Natura, 60 (3), 239-240.
-De Michele, V., & Scaini, G., 1972. Ricerca di minerali di piombo in località Boarezzo. In Itinerari mineralogici della Lombardia, 104-106, Società Italiana di Scienze Naturali, Museo Civico di Storia Naturale, Milano.
- Frenzel, G., Ottemann, J., Kurtze, W. (1973): Über Cu-haltigen Bleiglanz und Pb-haltigen Covellin vor Boarezzo (Varese) und ihre Sulfidparagenese. Schweiz. Mineral. Petrogr. Mitt., 53, 217-229.
-Gentile, P., Vanini, F., & Vignola, P., 1992. Antimonite di Cuasso al Monte e acantite di Boarezzo, VA. Rivista Mineralogica Italiana, 16 (2), 111.
-Orlandi, P., & Silvani, P., 1994. Jalpaite, pearceite ed altri minerali di Ag, Boarezzo (VA). Rivista Mineralogica Italiana, 18 (4), 343-347.
-Orlandi, P., 1995. Zibaldone di mineralogia italiana '94. Rivista Mineralogica Italiana, 19 (3), 257-262.
-Orlandi, P., & Panunzi, A., 1998. Dinitronaphtalene from the Boarezzo Mine, Varese, Italy. Mineralogical Record, 29 (5), 483-484.
-Orlandi, P., & Campostrini, I., 2006. Boarezzo. I minerali della ricerca mineraria "Pradisci". Rivista Mineralogica Italiana, 30 (1), 14-24.

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