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Trou des Romains, Sapin Valley, Courmayeur, Aosta Valley, Italy

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 45° 48' 38'' North , 6° 59' 48'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 45.8104671085, 6.99667654058
Name(s) in local language(s):Trou des Romains, Val Sapin, Courmayeur, Valle d'Aosta, Italia
Other regions containing this locality:The Alps, Europe

Pb and Ba mineralization within porphyric Paleozoic rocks. It is probable that mining began during the Roman age.
Locality name "Chapy-Courmayeur" used by Pelloux (1946).

- Nicolis de Robilant E.B. - description particulière du Duché d'aoste, suiviu d'essai sur deux minières des anciens romains, et d'un supplément à la théorie des montagnes et des mines. - Mémoire de l'Académie des Sciences de Turin (1786-1787). Turin, 1788
- Stella A. (1902) - Sul giacimento piombo baritico di regione Trou des Romains, presso Courmayeur - rassegna Mineraria, Torino, Vol. 17, 1902
- Pelloux A. (1946) - Contributo alla mineralogia della Val D'Aosta - Rendiconti della Società Mineralogica Italiana, Vol. 3, Milano, 1946
- Scaini G., Giorgetta A. (1967) - Alcuni minerali di Courmayeur - Rendiconti Soc. Mineralogica Italiana, Vol. 23, Milano, 1967
- Castello P. (1973): Lo Ialofane del Trou des Romains, (Courmayeur) - Bulletin S.V.F. n. 27, Aosta,
- Castello P. (1977): Lo Ialofane e gli altri minerali del giacimento piombo-baritico del Trou des Romains, (Courmayeur, Valle d'Aosta) - Rivista Mineralogica Italiana, Milano, Vol. 8, Fasc. 1, 1977
- Piccoli, G.C., Maletto, G., Bosio, P., Lombardo, B. (2007): Minerali del Piemonte e della Valle d'Aosta. Associazione Amici del Museo "F. Eusebio" Alba, Ed., Alba (Cuneo) 607 pp.

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21 valid minerals.

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