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Punta Corna - Torre di Ovarda Mines, Usseglio, Viù Valley, Lanzo Valleys, Metropolitan City of Turin, Piedmont, Italyi
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Punta Corna - Torre di Ovarda MinesGroup of Mines
Usseglio- not defined -
Viù ValleyValley
Lanzo Valleys- not defined -
Metropolitan City of TurinMetropolitan City
PiedmontRegion
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Name(s) in local language(s):Miniere di Punta Corna - Torre di Ovarda, Usseglio, Val di Viù, Valli di Lanzo, Torino, Piemonte, Italia
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 45° 15' 16'' North , 7° 13' 57'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 45.25444,7.23261
GeoHash:G#: u0j1kw6d5
Locality type:Group of Mines
Köppen climate type:Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Usseglio142 (2014)2.6km
Ala di Stura328 (2014)8.7km
Viù476 (2014)11.2km
Chianocco224 (2014)12.8km
Bruzolo1,483 (2014)13.0km


Cobalt mines opened near Punta Corna-Torre di Ovarda and Bessanet Mt, and active between 1753 and 1848. The ore extracted was used for the glass industry and it was exported especially to Germany.
The mineralization is represented by hydrothermal veins.

Regions containing this locality

Eurasian PlateTectonic Plate
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The Alps, EuropeMountain Range

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


45 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

'Agardite'
Reference: 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.
Annabergite
Formula: Ni3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
Reference: 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.
Antimony
Formula: Sb
Reference: 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.
Arsenic
Formula: As
Reference: 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.
Arseniosiderite
Formula: Ca2Fe3+3(AsO4)3O2 · 3H2O
Reference: Boscardin M. (1990) - Una rara paragenesi Alpina - Rivista Mineralogica Italiana, Milano, Fasc. 2, pp. 69-74
Azurite
Formula: Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Reference: Boscardin M. (1990) - Una rara paragenesi Alpina - Rivista Mineralogica Italiana, Milano, Fasc. 2, pp. 69-74
Brandtite
Formula: Ca2Mn2+(AsO4)2 · 2H2O
Reference: 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.
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Boscardin M. (1990) - Una rara paragenesi Alpina - Rivista Mineralogica Italiana, Milano, Fasc. 2, pp. 69-74
Chalcocite
Formula: Cu2S
Reference: 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.
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: Boscardin M. (1990) - Una rara paragenesi Alpina - Rivista Mineralogica Italiana, Milano, Fasc. 2, pp. 69-74
Chenevixite
Formula: Cu2Fe3+2(AsO4)2(OH)4
Reference: 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.
Cobaltite
Formula: CoAsS
Reference: 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.
Conichalcite
Formula: CaCu(AsO4)(OH)
Reference: Boscardin M.,Gaetani E.,Mattioli V. (1994)-Olivenite ed altre novità di Punta Corna,Valle di Viù,Piemonte-Rivista Mineralogica Italiana,Milano-Fasc. 2,pp 113-121
Cornwallite
Formula: Cu5(AsO4)2(OH)4
Reference: Boscardin M.,Gaetani E.,Mattioli V. (1994)-Olivenite ed altre novità di Punta Corna,Valle di Viù,Piemonte-Rivista Mineralogica Italiana,Milano-Fasc. 2,pp 113-121
Covellite
Formula: CuS
Reference: 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.
Cuprite
Formula: Cu2O
Reference: AA. VV., 1996. Collezionare minerali. Hobby & Work.
Delafossite
Formula: CuFeO2
Reference: 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.
Erythrite
Formula: Co3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
Reference: Boscardin M. (1990) - Una rara paragenesi Alpina - Rivista Mineralogica Italiana, Milano, Fasc. 2, pp. 69-74
Goethite
Formula: α-Fe3+O(OH)
Reference: Boscardin M. (1990) - Una rara paragenesi Alpina - Rivista Mineralogica Italiana, Milano, Fasc. 2, pp. 69-74
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Reference: Boscardin M. (1990) - Una rara paragenesi Alpina - Rivista Mineralogica Italiana, Milano, Fasc. 2, pp. 69-74
Köttigite
Formula: Zn3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
Reference: Boscardin M. (1990) - Una rara paragenesi Alpina - Rivista Mineralogica Italiana, Milano, Fasc. 2, pp. 69-74
'Limonite'
Formula: (Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Reference: Boscardin M. (1990) - Una rara paragenesi Alpina - Rivista Mineralogica Italiana, Milano, Fasc. 2, pp. 69-74
Löllingite
Formula: FeAs2
Reference: Boscardin M. (1990) - Una rara paragenesi Alpina - Rivista Mineralogica Italiana, Milano, Fasc. 2, pp. 69-74
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Reference: Boscardin M. (1990) - Una rara paragenesi Alpina - Rivista Mineralogica Italiana, Milano, Fasc. 2, pp. 69-74
Mixite
Formula: BiCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2O
Reference: Boscardin M.,Gaetani E.,Mattioli V. (1994)-Olivenite ed altre novità di Punta Corna,Valle di Viù,Piemonte-Rivista Mineralogica Italiana,Milano-Fasc. 2,pp 113-121
Nickeline
Formula: NiAs
Reference: 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.
Nickelskutterudite
Formula: (Ni,Co,Fe)As3
Reference: 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.
Olivenite
Formula: Cu2(AsO4)(OH)
Reference: Boscardin M.,Gaetani E.,Mattioli V. (1994)-Olivenite ed altre novità di Punta Corna,Valle di Viù,Piemonte-Rivista Mineralogica Italiana,Milano-Fasc. 2,pp 113-121
Parasymplesite
Formula: Fe2+3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
Reference: Boscardin M. (1990) - Una rara paragenesi Alpina - Rivista Mineralogica Italiana, Milano, Fasc. 2, pp. 69-74
Pharmacosiderite
Formula: KFe3+4(AsO4)3(OH)4 · 6-7H2O
Reference: Boscardin M. (1990) - Una rara paragenesi Alpina - Rivista Mineralogica Italiana, Milano, Fasc. 2, pp. 69-74
Pitticite
Formula: (Fe, AsO4, H2O) (?)
Reference: 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.
Prehnite
Formula: Ca2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
Reference: 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.
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Boscardin M. (1990) - Una rara paragenesi Alpina - Rivista Mineralogica Italiana, Milano, Fasc. 2, pp. 69-74
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Boscardin M. (1990) - Una rara paragenesi Alpina - Rivista Mineralogica Italiana, Milano, Fasc. 2, pp. 69-74
Rammelsbergite
Formula: NiAs2
Reference: AA. VV., 1996. Collezionare minerali. Hobby & Work.
Roselite ?
Formula: Ca2(Co2+,Mg)(AsO4)2 · 2H2O
Reference: 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.
Safflorite
Formula: (Co,Ni,Fe)As2
Reference: 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.
Scolecite
Formula: CaAl2Si3O10 · 3H2O
Reference: 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.
Scorodite
Formula: Fe3+AsO4 · 2H2O
Reference: Boscardin M. (1990) - Una rara paragenesi Alpina - Rivista Mineralogica Italiana, Milano, Fasc. 2, pp. 69-74
Siderite
Formula: FeCO3
Reference: Boscardin M. (1990) - Una rara paragenesi Alpina - Rivista Mineralogica Italiana, Milano, Fasc. 2, pp. 69-74
Skutterudite
Formula: CoAs3
Reference: Boscardin M. (1990) - Una rara paragenesi Alpina - Rivista Mineralogica Italiana, Milano, Fasc. 2, pp. 69-74
Tennantite
Formula: Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]As4S13
Reference: 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.
Tetrahedrite
Formula: Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Reference: Boscardin M. (1990) - Una rara paragenesi Alpina - Rivista Mineralogica Italiana, Milano, Fasc. 2, pp. 69-74
Thomsonite-Ca
Formula: NaCa2[Al5Si5O20] · 6H2O
Reference: 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.
Todorokite
Formula: (Na,Ca,K,Ba,Sr)1-x(Mn,Mg,Al)6O12 · 3-4H2O
Reference: 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.
Tremolite
Formula: ☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Reference: 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.
Tyrolite
Formula: Ca2Cu9(AsO4)4(CO3)(OH)8 · 11H2O
Reference: 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.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Antimony1.CA.05Sb
Arsenic1.CA.05As
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Chalcocite2.BA.05Cu2S
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Cobaltite2.EB.25CoAsS
Covellite2.CA.05aCuS
Löllingite2.EB.15aFeAs2
Nickeline2.CC.05NiAs
Nickelskutterudite2.EC.05(Ni,Co,Fe)As3
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Rammelsbergite2.EB.15aNiAs2
Safflorite2.EB.15a(Co,Ni,Fe)As2
Skutterudite2.EC.05CoAs3
Tennantite2.GB.05Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]As4S13
Tetrahedrite2.GB.05Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Cuprite4.AA.10Cu2O
Delafossite4.AB.15CuFeO2
Goethite4.00.α-Fe3+O(OH)
Hematite4.CB.05Fe2O3
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Todorokite4.DK.10(Na,Ca,K,Ba,Sr)1-x(Mn,Mg,Al)6O12 · 3-4H2O
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Azurite5.BA.05Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Malachite5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Siderite5.AB.05FeCO3
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Annabergite8.CE.40Ni3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
Arseniosiderite8.DH.30Ca2Fe3+3(AsO4)3O2 · 3H2O
Brandtite8.CG.10Ca2Mn2+(AsO4)2 · 2H2O
Chenevixite8.DD.05Cu2Fe3+2(AsO4)2(OH)4
Conichalcite8.BH.35CaCu(AsO4)(OH)
Cornwallite8.BD.05Cu5(AsO4)2(OH)4
Erythrite8.CE.40Co3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
Köttigite8.CE.40Zn3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
Mixite8.DL.15BiCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2O
Olivenite8.BB.30Cu2(AsO4)(OH)
Parasymplesite8.CE.40Fe2+3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
Pharmacosiderite8.DK.10KFe3+4(AsO4)3(OH)4 · 6-7H2O
Pitticite8.DB.05(Fe, AsO4, H2O) (?)
Roselite ?8.CG.10Ca2(Co2+,Mg)(AsO4)2 · 2H2O
Scorodite8.CD.10Fe3+AsO4 · 2H2O
Tyrolite8.DM.10Ca2Cu9(AsO4)4(CO3)(OH)8 · 11H2O
Group 9 - Silicates
Prehnite9.DP.20Ca2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
Scolecite9.GA.05CaAl2Si3O10 · 3H2O
Thomsonite-Ca9.GA.10NaCa2[Al5Si5O20] · 6H2O
Tremolite9.DE.10☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Agardite'-
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Semi-metals and non-metals
Antimony1.3.1.2Sb
Arsenic1.3.1.1As
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:1
Chalcocite2.4.7.1Cu2S
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Covellite2.8.12.1CuS
Nickeline2.8.11.1NiAs
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Cobaltite2.12.3.1CoAsS
Löllingite2.12.2.9FeAs2
Nickelskutterudite2.12.17.2(Ni,Co,Fe)As3
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Rammelsbergite2.12.2.12NiAs2
Safflorite2.12.2.11(Co,Ni,Fe)As2
Skutterudite2.12.17.1CoAs3
Group 3 - SULFOSALTS
3 <ø < 4
Tennantite3.3.6.2Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]As4S13
Tetrahedrite3.3.6.1Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X
Cuprite4.1.1.1Cu2O
A2X3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
Group 6 - HYDROXIDES AND OXIDES CONTAINING HYDROXYL
XO(OH)
Goethite6.1.1.2α-Fe3+O(OH)
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
ABX2
Delafossite7.1.1.1CuFeO2
AB3X7
Todorokite7.8.1.1(Na,Ca,K,Ba,Sr)1-x(Mn,Mg,Al)6O12 · 3-4H2O
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Siderite14.1.1.3FeCO3
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Azurite16a.2.1.1Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Malachite16a.3.1.1Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 40 - HYDRATED NORMAL PHOSPHATES,ARSENATES AND VANADATES
AB2(XO4)2·xH2O
Brandtite40.2.3.2Ca2Mn2+(AsO4)2 · 2H2O
Roselite ?40.2.3.1Ca2(Co2+,Mg)(AsO4)2 · 2H2O
A3(XO4)2·xH2O
Annabergite40.3.6.4Ni3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
Erythrite40.3.6.3Co3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
Köttigite40.3.6.5Zn3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
Parasymplesite40.3.6.6Fe2+3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
(AB)5(XO4)2·xH2O
Scorodite40.4.1.3Fe3+AsO4 · 2H2O
Group 41 - ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)5(XO4)2Zq
Cornwallite41.4.2.2Cu5(AsO4)2(OH)4
(AB)2(XO4)Zq
Conichalcite41.5.1.2CaCu(AsO4)(OH)
A2(XO4)Zq
Olivenite41.6.6.1Cu2(AsO4)(OH)
Group 42 - HYDRATED PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)5(XO4)2Zq·xH2O
Tyrolite42.4.3.1Ca2Cu9(AsO4)4(CO3)(OH)8 · 11H2O
(AB)7(XO4)3Zq·xH2O
Mixite42.5.1.1BiCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2O
(AB)2(XO4)Zq·xH2O
Chenevixite42.7.10.1Cu2Fe3+2(AsO4)2(OH)4
(AB)5(XO4)3Zq·xH2O
Arseniosiderite42.8.4.3Ca2Fe3+3(AsO4)3O2 · 3H2O
Pharmacosiderite42.8.1a.1KFe3+4(AsO4)3(OH)4 · 6-7H2O
Group 43 - COMPOUND PHOSPHATES, ETC.
Hydrated Compound Phosphates, etc·, Containing Hydroxyl or Halogen
Pitticite43.5.3.1(Fe, AsO4, H2O) (?)
Group 66 - INOSILICATES Double-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=2)
Amphiboles - Mg-Fe-Mn-Li subgroup
Tremolite66.1.3a.1☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Group 72 - PHYLLOSILICATES Two-Dimensional Infinite Sheets with Other Than Six-Membered Rings
Two-Dimensional Infinite Sheets with Other Than Six-Membered Rings with 4-membered rings
Prehnite72.1.3.1Ca2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Group 77 - TECTOSILICATES Zeolites
Zeolite group - True zeolites
Scolecite77.1.5.5CaAl2Si3O10 · 3H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Agardite'-
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Thomsonite-Ca-NaCa2[Al5Si5O20] · 6H2O

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
H ErythriteCo3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
H AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
H Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
H ScoroditeFe3+AsO4 · 2H2O
H PharmacosideriteKFe43+(AsO4)3(OH)4 · 6-7H2O
H KöttigiteZn3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
H ArseniosideriteCa2Fe33+(AsO4)3O2 · 3H2O
H ParasymplesiteFe32+(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
H ConichalciteCaCu(AsO4)(OH)
H OliveniteCu2(AsO4)(OH)
H CornwalliteCu5(AsO4)2(OH)4
H MixiteBiCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2O
H AnnabergiteNi3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
H BrandtiteCa2Mn2+(AsO4)2 · 2H2O
H ChenevixiteCu2Fe23+(AsO4)2(OH)4
H Pitticite(Fe, AsO4, H2O) (?)
H TyroliteCa2Cu9(AsO4)4(CO3)(OH)8 · 11H2O
H Todorokite(Na,Ca,K,Ba,Sr)1-x(Mn,Mg,Al)6O12 · 3-4H2O
H PrehniteCa2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
H ScoleciteCaAl2Si3O10 · 3H2O
H Thomsonite-CaNaCa2[Al5Si5O20] · 6H2O
H Tremolite☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
H RoseliteCa2(Co2+,Mg)(AsO4)2 · 2H2O
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
C AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
C SideriteFeCO3
C TyroliteCa2Cu9(AsO4)4(CO3)(OH)8 · 11H2O
OOxygen
O Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
O QuartzSiO2
O CalciteCaCO3
O ErythriteCo3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
O AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
O HematiteFe2O3
O Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
O ScoroditeFe3+AsO4 · 2H2O
O PharmacosideriteKFe43+(AsO4)3(OH)4 · 6-7H2O
O KöttigiteZn3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
O ArseniosideriteCa2Fe33+(AsO4)3O2 · 3H2O
O SideriteFeCO3
O ParasymplesiteFe32+(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
O CupriteCu2O
O ConichalciteCaCu(AsO4)(OH)
O OliveniteCu2(AsO4)(OH)
O CornwalliteCu5(AsO4)2(OH)4
O MixiteBiCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2O
O AnnabergiteNi3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
O BrandtiteCa2Mn2+(AsO4)2 · 2H2O
O ChenevixiteCu2Fe23+(AsO4)2(OH)4
O DelafossiteCuFeO2
O Pitticite(Fe, AsO4, H2O) (?)
O TyroliteCa2Cu9(AsO4)4(CO3)(OH)8 · 11H2O
O Todorokite(Na,Ca,K,Ba,Sr)1-x(Mn,Mg,Al)6O12 · 3-4H2O
O PrehniteCa2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
O ScoleciteCaAl2Si3O10 · 3H2O
O Thomsonite-CaNaCa2[Al5Si5O20] · 6H2O
O Tremolite☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
O RoseliteCa2(Co2+,Mg)(AsO4)2 · 2H2O
NaSodium
Na Todorokite(Na,Ca,K,Ba,Sr)1-x(Mn,Mg,Al)6O12 · 3-4H2O
Na Thomsonite-CaNaCa2[Al5Si5O20] · 6H2O
MgMagnesium
Mg Todorokite(Na,Ca,K,Ba,Sr)1-x(Mn,Mg,Al)6O12 · 3-4H2O
Mg Tremolite☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
AlAluminium
Al ChenevixiteCu2Fe23+(AsO4)2(OH)4
Al Todorokite(Na,Ca,K,Ba,Sr)1-x(Mn,Mg,Al)6O12 · 3-4H2O
Al PrehniteCa2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
Al ScoleciteCaAl2Si3O10 · 3H2O
Al Thomsonite-CaNaCa2[Al5Si5O20] · 6H2O
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
Si PrehniteCa2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
Si ScoleciteCaAl2Si3O10 · 3H2O
Si Thomsonite-CaNaCa2[Al5Si5O20] · 6H2O
Si Tremolite☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
SSulfur
S TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
S PyriteFeS2
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S ChalcociteCu2S
S CobaltiteCoAsS
S CovelliteCuS
S TennantiteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]As4S13
KPotassium
K PharmacosideriteKFe43+(AsO4)3(OH)4 · 6-7H2O
K Todorokite(Na,Ca,K,Ba,Sr)1-x(Mn,Mg,Al)6O12 · 3-4H2O
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca ArseniosideriteCa2Fe33+(AsO4)3O2 · 3H2O
Ca ConichalciteCaCu(AsO4)(OH)
Ca BrandtiteCa2Mn2+(AsO4)2 · 2H2O
Ca TyroliteCa2Cu9(AsO4)4(CO3)(OH)8 · 11H2O
Ca Todorokite(Na,Ca,K,Ba,Sr)1-x(Mn,Mg,Al)6O12 · 3-4H2O
Ca PrehniteCa2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
Ca ScoleciteCaAl2Si3O10 · 3H2O
Ca Thomsonite-CaNaCa2[Al5Si5O20] · 6H2O
Ca Tremolite☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Ca RoseliteCa2(Co2+,Mg)(AsO4)2 · 2H2O
MnManganese
Mn BrandtiteCa2Mn2+(AsO4)2 · 2H2O
Mn Todorokite(Na,Ca,K,Ba,Sr)1-x(Mn,Mg,Al)6O12 · 3-4H2O
FeIron
Fe Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
Fe TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Fe LöllingiteFeAs2
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe HematiteFe2O3
Fe Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Fe ScoroditeFe3+AsO4 · 2H2O
Fe PharmacosideriteKFe43+(AsO4)3(OH)4 · 6-7H2O
Fe ArseniosideriteCa2Fe33+(AsO4)3O2 · 3H2O
Fe SideriteFeCO3
Fe ParasymplesiteFe32+(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
Fe ChenevixiteCu2Fe23+(AsO4)2(OH)4
Fe DelafossiteCuFeO2
Fe Nickelskutterudite(Ni,Co,Fe)As3
Fe Pitticite(Fe, AsO4, H2O) (?)
CoCobalt
Co SkutteruditeCoAs3
Co ErythriteCo3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
Co CobaltiteCoAsS
Co Nickelskutterudite(Ni,Co,Fe)As3
Co Safflorite(Co,Ni,Fe)As2
Co RoseliteCa2(Co2+,Mg)(AsO4)2 · 2H2O
NiNickel
Ni RammelsbergiteNiAs2
Ni AnnabergiteNi3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
Ni NickelineNiAs
Ni Nickelskutterudite(Ni,Co,Fe)As3
CuCopper
Cu TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
Cu AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Cu CupriteCu2O
Cu ConichalciteCaCu(AsO4)(OH)
Cu OliveniteCu2(AsO4)(OH)
Cu CornwalliteCu5(AsO4)2(OH)4
Cu MixiteBiCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2O
Cu ChalcociteCu2S
Cu ChenevixiteCu2Fe23+(AsO4)2(OH)4
Cu CovelliteCuS
Cu DelafossiteCuFeO2
Cu TyroliteCa2Cu9(AsO4)4(CO3)(OH)8 · 11H2O
Cu TennantiteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]As4S13
ZnZinc
Zn TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Zn KöttigiteZn3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
AsArsenic
As SkutteruditeCoAs3
As LöllingiteFeAs2
As ErythriteCo3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
As ScoroditeFe3+AsO4 · 2H2O
As PharmacosideriteKFe43+(AsO4)3(OH)4 · 6-7H2O
As KöttigiteZn3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
As ArseniosideriteCa2Fe33+(AsO4)3O2 · 3H2O
As ParasymplesiteFe32+(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
As RammelsbergiteNiAs2
As ConichalciteCaCu(AsO4)(OH)
As OliveniteCu2(AsO4)(OH)
As CornwalliteCu5(AsO4)2(OH)4
As MixiteBiCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2O
As AnnabergiteNi3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
As ArsenicAs
As BrandtiteCa2Mn2+(AsO4)2 · 2H2O
As ChenevixiteCu2Fe23+(AsO4)2(OH)4
As CobaltiteCoAsS
As NickelineNiAs
As Nickelskutterudite(Ni,Co,Fe)As3
As Pitticite(Fe, AsO4, H2O) (?)
As Safflorite(Co,Ni,Fe)As2
As TyroliteCa2Cu9(AsO4)4(CO3)(OH)8 · 11H2O
As TennantiteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]As4S13
As RoseliteCa2(Co2+,Mg)(AsO4)2 · 2H2O
SrStrontium
Sr Todorokite(Na,Ca,K,Ba,Sr)1-x(Mn,Mg,Al)6O12 · 3-4H2O
SbAntimony
Sb TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Sb AntimonySb
BaBarium
Ba Todorokite(Na,Ca,K,Ba,Sr)1-x(Mn,Mg,Al)6O12 · 3-4H2O
BiBismuth
Bi MixiteBiCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2O

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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Jurassic
145 - 201.3 Ma



ID: 3154883
ophiolite complex

Age: Jurassic (145 - 201.3 Ma)

Lithology: Major:{plutonic ultramafic group}, Minor{serpentinite,tholeiitic basalt,gabbro}

Reference: Asch, K. The 1:5M International Geological Map of Europe and Adjacent Areas: Development and Implementation of a GIS-enabled Concept. Geologisches Jahrbuch, SA 3. [147]

Late Paleozoic
251.902 - 358.9 Ma



ID: 3190096
Paleozoic volcanic and intrusive rocks

Age: Phanerozoic (251.902 - 358.9 Ma)

Comments: Alps

Lithology: Ophiolite complex; mafic volcanic rocks; basalt

Reference: Chorlton, L.B. Generalized geology of the world: bedrock domains and major faults in GIS format: a small-scale world geology map with an extended geological attribute database. doi: 10.4095/223767. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 5529. [154]

Data and map coding provided by Macrostrat.org, used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License

References

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- della Marmora, A. & Michelotti, V. (1834): Nicolo e cobalto della miniera di Usseglio. Relazione intorno al "Sunto del metodo inserviente alla estrazione del nicolo e del cobalto della miniera di Usseglio, provincia di Torino" di Carlo Sobrero. In: "Carena G.: Notizia storica intorno ai lavori della Classe di Scienze Fisiche e Matematiche (1832-1833)", 18-21.
- Fenoglio, M. (1928): Sui giacimenti di cobalto dell'Alta Val di Lanzo. Atti della Società Italiana di Scienze Naturali, 67, 182-192.
- Issoglio, G. (1936): I minerali cobaltiferi di Usseglio. Chimica e Industria, 1936, 456-459
- Piepoli, P. (1934): Studio micrografico di minerali complessi delle vecchie miniere di cobalto di Usseglio (Val di Viù). Periodico di Mineralogia, 5, 141-153.
- Antofilli, M. (1977): Gita ai giacimenti dell'alta Valle di Viù in Comune di Usseglio (TO). Notiziario del Gruppo Mineralogico Ligure, 19(3), 19-20.
- Brizio, P., Cabodi, B., Cerato, B., Maletto, G. (1984): Segnalazione di scorodite e farmacosiderite nei filoni a cobalto della Torre di Ovarda in Val di Viù (TO). Notiziario Mineralogico e Paleontologico Riccione, 38, 27-34.
- Boscardin, M. (1990): Una rara paragenesi alpina. Rivista Mineralogica Italiana, 2/1990, 69-74.
- Boscardin, M., Gaetani, E., Mattioli, V. (1994): Olivenite e altri minerali da Punta Corna, Val di Viù, Piemonte. Rivista Mineralogica Italiana, 2/1994, 113-121.
- Caiolo, M. (2000): Le miniere di Punta Corna e Monte Bessanetto. In: "Caiolo M.: Miscellanea geomineralogica", stampato in proprio, 24-28.
- 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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