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Alpe Machetto Mine, Cascine Machetto, Quittengo, Cervo Valley, Biella Province, Piedmont, Italy

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Name(s) in local language(s):Miniera di Alpe Machetto, Cascine Machetto, Quittengo, Valle del Cervo, Provincia di Biella, Piemonte, Italia
Location is approximate, estimate based on other nearby localities.
 
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 45° North , 8° East (est.)
Margin of Error:~23km
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate


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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


23 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Allophane ?
Formula: (Al2O3)(SiO2)1.3-2 · 2.5-3H2O
Reference: Bruno Marello collection
Baryte
Formula: BaSO4
Reference: U. Kolitsch analysis 24.01.2007
Bornite
Formula: Cu5FeS4
Reference: De Michele, V. (1974). Guida mineralogica d'Italia. Istituto Geografico De Agostini, Novara, 2 vol.
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: Cossa, A. (1881) Molibdenite nel Biellese. In: Ricerche chimiche e microscopiche su roccie e minerali d'Italia (1875-1880). Vincenzo Bona, Torino, pages 69-73; De Michele, V. (1974). Guida mineralogica d'Italia. Istituto Geografico De Agostini, Novara, 2 vol.
Covellite
Formula: CuS
Reference: M.E. Ciriotti (2006) EDX+XRD probed; 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, 607 pag.
Ferberite
Formula: FeWO4
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, 607 pag.
Ferrimolybdite
Formula: Fe2(MoO4)3 · nH2O
Description: Reported as molybdene ocher in Cossa (1881).
Reference: Cossa, A. (1881) Molibdenite nel Biellese. In: Ricerche chimiche e microscopiche su roccie e minerali d'Italia (1875-1880). Vincenzo Bona, Torino, pages 69-73; Mariani P., Scaini G.: "I minerali d'Italia" - Rizzoli, 1978 and A. Del Caldo, C. Del Moro, C.M. Gramaccioli, M. Boscardin M. "Guida ai Minerali" Fabbri ed. Milano, 1981 and De Michele V. (1975) – Guida Mineralogica d’Italia – Ist. Geogr. De Agostini, Novara
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: Mariani P., Scaini G.: "I minerali d'Italia" - Rizzoli, 1978 and A. Del Caldo, C. Del Moro, C.M. Gramaccioli, M. Boscardin M. "Guida ai Minerali" Fabbri ed. Milano, 1981 and De Michele V. (1975) – Guida Mineralogica d’Italia – Ist. Geogr. De Agostini, Novara
Goethite
Formula: α-Fe3+O(OH)
Reference: De Michele, V. (1974). Guida mineralogica d'Italia. Istituto Geografico De Agostini, Novara, 2 vol.
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Reference: De Michele, V. (1974). Guida mineralogica d'Italia. Istituto Geografico De Agostini, Novara, 2 vol.
Hydrokenoelsmoreite
Formula: 2W2O6(H2O)
Habit: octahedric xls
Colour: green
Reference: Orlandi, P. & Campostrini, I. (2005): Zibaldone. Aggiornamenti di mineralogia italiana 2004. Rivista Mineralogica Italiana, 3/2005, 184-191.; 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, 607 pag.
Hydrokenoelsmoreite var: Ferritungstite
Reference: Orlandi, P. & Campostrini, I. (2005): Zibaldone. Aggiornamenti di mineralogia italiana 2004. Rivista Mineralogica Italiana, 3/2005, 184-191.; 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, 607 pag.
Jarosite
Formula: KFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Reference: Mauro Savia specimen (identified by XRD, University of Pavia in July 2014)
'Limonite'
Formula: (Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Reference: De Michele, V. (1974). Guida mineralogica d'Italia. Istituto Geografico De Agostini, Novara, 2 vol.
Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Reference: De Michele, V. (1974). Guida mineralogica d'Italia. Istituto Geografico De Agostini, Novara, 2 vol.
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Reference: De Michele, V. (1974). Guida mineralogica d'Italia. Istituto Geografico De Agostini, Novara, 2 vol.
'Manganese Oxides'
Reference: De Michele, V. (1974). Guida mineralogica d'Italia. Istituto Geografico De Agostini, Novara, 2 vol.
Molybdenite
Formula: MoS2
Reference: Cossa, A. (1881) Molibdenite nel Biellese. In: Ricerche chimiche e microscopiche su roccie e minerali d'Italia (1875-1880). Vincenzo Bona, Torino, pages 69-73; Mariani P., Scaini G.: "I minerali d'Italia" - Rizzoli, 1978 and A. Del Caldo, C. Del Moro, C.M. Gramaccioli, M. Boscardin M. "Guida ai Minerali" Fabbri ed. Milano, 1981 and De Michele V. (1975) – Guida Mineralogica d’Italia – Ist. Geogr. De Agostini, Novara
Powellite
Formula: Ca(MoO4)
Reference: De Michele, V. (1974). Guida mineralogica d'Italia. Istituto Geografico De Agostini, Novara, 2 vol.
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Cossa, A. (1881) Molibdenite nel Biellese. In: Ricerche chimiche e microscopiche su roccie e minerali d'Italia (1875-1880). Vincenzo Bona, Torino, pages 69-73; Orlandi, P. & Campostrini, I. (2005): Zibaldone. Aggiornamenti di mineralogia italiana 2004. Rivista Mineralogica Italiana, 3/2005, 184-191.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Orlandi, P. & Campostrini, I. (2005): Zibaldone. Aggiornamenti di mineralogia italiana 2004. Rivista Mineralogica Italiana, 3/2005, 184-191.
Scheelite
Formula: Ca(WO4)
Reference: De Michele, V. (1974). Guida mineralogica d'Italia. Istituto Geografico De Agostini, Novara, 2 vol.
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: Mariani P., Scaini G.: "I minerali d'Italia" - Rizzoli, 1978 and A. Del Caldo, C. Del Moro, C.M. Gramaccioli, M. Boscardin M. "Guida ai Minerali" Fabbri ed. Milano, 1981 and De Michele V. (1975) – Guida Mineralogica d’Italia – Ist. Geogr. De Agostini, Novara
Stolzite
Formula: Pb(WO4)
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, 607 pag.
Sulphur
Formula: S8
Reference: De Michele, V. (1974). Guida mineralogica d'Italia. Istituto Geografico De Agostini, Novara, 2 vol.
'Wolframite'
Formula: (Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4
Reference: De Michele, V. (1974). Guida mineralogica d'Italia. Istituto Geografico De Agostini, Novara, 2 vol.
Wulfenite
Formula: Pb(MoO4)
Reference: Giovanni Scapin Collection

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Sulphur1.CC.05S8
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
'Bornite'2.BA.15Cu5FeS4
'Chalcopyrite'2.CB.10aCuFeS2
'Covellite'2.CA.05aCuS
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Molybdenite2.EA.30MoS2
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
'Ferberite'4.DB.30FeWO4
Goethite4.00.α-Fe3+O(OH)
Hematite4.CB.05Fe2O3
Hydrokenoelsmoreite4.DH.152W2O6(H2O)
var: Ferritungstite4.DH.152W2O6(H2O)
Magnetite4.BB.05Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Malachite5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
'Baryte'7.AD.35BaSO4
'Ferrimolybdite'7.GB.30Fe2(MoO4)3 · nH2O
Jarosite7.BC.10KFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Powellite7.GA.05Ca(MoO4)
Scheelite7.GA.05Ca(WO4)
Stolzite7.GA.05Pb(WO4)
Wulfenite7.GA.05Pb(MoO4)
Group 9 - Silicates
'Allophane' ?9.ED.20(Al2O3)(SiO2)1.3-2 · 2.5-3H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
Limonite-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Manganese Oxides-
Wolframite-(Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Semi-metals and non-metals
Sulphur1.3.5.1S8
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 3:2
Bornite2.5.2.1Cu5FeS4
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Covellite2.8.12.1CuS
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Molybdenite2.12.10.1MoS2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
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
AB2X4
Magnetite7.2.2.3Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Malachite16a.3.1.1Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Baryte28.3.1.1BaSO4
Group 30 - ANHYDROUS SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)2(XO4)Zq
Jarosite30.2.5.1KFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Group 48 - ANHYDROUS MOLYBDATES AND TUNGSTATES
AXO4
Ferberite48.1.1.2FeWO4
Powellite48.1.2.2Ca(MoO4)
Scheelite48.1.2.1Ca(WO4)
Stolzite48.1.3.2Pb(WO4)
Wulfenite48.1.3.1Pb(MoO4)
Group 49 - HYDRATED MOLYBDATES AND TUNGSTATES
Hydrated Normal Molybdates and Tungstates
Ferrimolybdite49.2.1.1Fe2(MoO4)3 · nH2O
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 1:1 layers
Allophane ?71.1.5.1(Al2O3)(SiO2)1.3-2 · 2.5-3H2O
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
Hydrokenoelsmoreite-2W2O6(H2O)
var: Ferritungstite-2W2O6(H2O)
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
'Manganese Oxides'-
'Wolframite'-(Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Allophane(Al2O3)(SiO2)1.3-2 · 2.5-3H2O
H FerrimolybditeFe2(MoO4)3 · nH2O
H Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
H Hydrokenoelsmoreite2W2O6(H2O)
H JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
H Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
CCarbon
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
OOxygen
O Allophane(Al2O3)(SiO2)1.3-2 · 2.5-3H2O
O BaryteBaSO4
O FerberiteFeWO4
O FerrimolybditeFe2(MoO4)3 · nH2O
O Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
O HematiteFe2O3
O Hydrokenoelsmoreite2W2O6(H2O)
O JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
O Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
O MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
O PowelliteCa(MoO4)
O QuartzSiO2
O ScheeliteCa(WO4)
O StolzitePb(WO4)
O Wolframite(Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4
O WulfenitePb(MoO4)
AlAluminium
Al Allophane(Al2O3)(SiO2)1.3-2 · 2.5-3H2O
SiSilicon
Si Allophane(Al2O3)(SiO2)1.3-2 · 2.5-3H2O
Si QuartzSiO2
SSulfur
S BaryteBaSO4
S BorniteCu5FeS4
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S CovelliteCuS
S GalenaPbS
S JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
S MolybdeniteMoS2
S PyriteFeS2
S SphaleriteZnS
S SulphurS8
KPotassium
K JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
CaCalcium
Ca PowelliteCa(MoO4)
Ca ScheeliteCa(WO4)
MnManganese
Mn Wolframite(Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4
FeIron
Fe BorniteCu5FeS4
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe FerberiteFeWO4
Fe FerrimolybditeFe2(MoO4)3 · nH2O
Fe Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
Fe HematiteFe2O3
Fe JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Fe Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Fe MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe Wolframite(Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4
CuCopper
Cu BorniteCu5FeS4
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu CovelliteCuS
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
MoMolybdenum
Mo FerrimolybditeFe2(MoO4)3 · nH2O
Mo MolybdeniteMoS2
Mo PowelliteCa(MoO4)
Mo WulfenitePb(MoO4)
BaBarium
Ba BaryteBaSO4
WTungsten
W FerberiteFeWO4
W Hydrokenoelsmoreite2W2O6(H2O)
W ScheeliteCa(WO4)
W StolzitePb(WO4)
W Wolframite(Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4
PbLead
Pb GalenaPbS
Pb StolzitePb(WO4)
Pb WulfenitePb(MoO4)

References

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Year (asc) Year (desc) Author (A-Z) Author (Z-A)
- Boscardin, M., Gardinali, E., Meani, S. (1972): Ferrimolibdite ed altri minerali dell'Alpe Machetto (Valle del Cervo - Piemonte). Atti della Società Italiana di Scienze Naturali, 113, 391-400.
- Polli, P. (1879): Su di un nuovo giacimento di molibdenite. Società Italiana di Scienze Naturali, 22(3/4), 1-305.
- Cossa, A. (1881) Molibdenite nel Biellese. In: Ricerche chimiche e microscopiche su roccie e minerali d'Italia (1875-1880). Vincenzo Bona, Torino, pages 69-73.
- Mariani, P. & Scaini, G. (1978): I minerali d'Italia. Rizzoli, Ed., Milano, 574 pp.
- Del Caldo, A., Del Moro, C., Gramaccioli, C.M., Boscardin, M. (1981): Guida ai Minerali. Fabbri Ed., Milano, 208 pp.
- De Michele, V. (1975): Guida Mineralogica d’Italia. 2 volumes. Istituto Geografico De Agostini, Ed., Novara, 216 + 192 pp.
- Morano, E. (1977): Itinerari di ricerca: l'Alpe Machetto. Notiziario del Gruppo Mineralogico Vercellese, 1(4), 7-8.
- Anonimous (1997): Alpe Machetto. Notiziario del Gruppo Mineralogico Paleontologico Volpianese, 22, 44-46.
- Orlandi, P. & Campostrini, I. (2005): Zibaldone. Aggiornamenti di mineralogia italiana 2004. Rivista Mineralogica Italiana, 3/2005, 184-191.
- 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, 607 pag.
General context:
Bigioggero, B., Colombo, A., Del Moro, A, Gregnanin, A., Macera, P., Tunesi, A. (1986): The Cervo Valley pluton: an example of shoshonitic magmatism in the western italian Alps. Terra Cognita, 6(2), 203 abstract.


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