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Novazza mine, Valgoglio, Seriana Valley, Bergamo Province, Lombardy, Italy

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 45° 58' 6'' North , 9° 54' 5'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 45.9683333333, 9.90138888889
Name(s) in local language(s):Miniera di Novazza, Valgoglio, Val Seriana, Bergamo, Lombardia, Italia
Other regions containing this locality:The Alps, Europe

Abandoned uranium mine (research phases 1959-1963 and new researches in 1970-1973). The workings consist of main entrance, galleries at four levels and big dumps.
As usual in the northern uranium mines, also this deposit is hosted by Paleozoic rocks (in this case metamorphic rocks which were originally rhyolitic tuffs).

Mineral List

29 valid minerals.

Regional Geology

This geological map and associated information on rock units at or nearby to the coordinates given for this locality is based on relatively small scale geological maps provided by various national Geological Surveys. This does not necessarily represent the complete geology at this locality but it gives a background for the region in which it is found.

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252.17 - 298.9 Ma
Magmatische Gesteine, Vulkanite

Age: Permian (252.17 - 298.9 Ma)

Lithology: Rhyolite, dacite

Reference: Geological Institute. Geological Map of Switzerland 1:500,000. isbn: 3906723399. University of Bern. [49]

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- Ravagnani, D. (1974): I giacimenti uraniferi Italiani ed i loro minerali. Gruppo Mineralogico Lombardo - Museo Civico di Storia Naturale di Milano, Eds., Milano, 188 pp.
- Ravagnani, D. (1981). Il giacimento uranifero di Novazza. Rivista Mineralogica Italiana, 5(2), 39-46.
- Maida, F. (2002): Descrizione delle specie e varietà di minerali e loro ritrovamento nella Bergamasca. G.O.M. Gruppo Orobico Minerali - Novecento Grafico, Ed., Bergamo 82 pp. (geologic part by F. Pezzotta).
- Borrelli, A., Callegari, A.M., Bolocchi, M., Ciriotti, M.E. (2013): Studtite: primo ritrovamento italiano. Micro, 2/2013, 88-92.

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