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La Cuccagna Mine, Noasca, Orco Valley, Canavese District, Torino Province, Piedmont, Italy

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Location is approximate, estimate based on other nearby localities.
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 45° North , 7° East (est.)
Margin of Error:~7km
Other regions containing this locality:The Alps, Europe
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate
Name(s) in local language(s):Miniera La Cuccagna, Noasca, Valle Orco, Canavese, Torino, Piemonte, Italia

Ancient Pb-Au-Ag mine located in Vallone del Roc, at an elevation of about 2775 m a.s.l., at the foot of the E face of La Cuccagna Mt. (3175 m).
In this locality mineral collecting without a special authorization is forbidden, because it is located in the territory of Gran Paradiso National Park.

Note: The valley is also known as Locana Valley.

Mineral List

26 valid minerals.

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Nicolis de Robilant, S.B. (1785) Essai géographique suivi d'une topographie souterraine, minéralogique et d'une docimasie des Etats de S.M. en terre ferme. Memorie della Reale accademia delle scienze di Torino, [1], 6, 191-304.
Barelli, V. (1835) Cenni di statistica mineralogica degli Stati di S.M. il Re di Sardegna, ovvero catalogo ragionato della raccolta formatasi presso l'Azienda Generale dell'Interno. Tipografia Giuseppe Fodratti, Torino, 686 pp.
Jervis, G. (1873) I tesori sotterranei dell'Italia. Vol. 1: Regioni delle Alpi. Ed. Loescher, Torino, 410 pp.
Barelli, M. (1877) Studi geologici sul gruppo del Gran Paradiso. Memorie della Reale Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei, [3], 1, 196-313.
Pelloux, A. (1908) I minerali del gruppo del Gran Paradiso. Bollettino del Club Alpino Italiano, 39, 72, 157-188.
Cevales, G. (1961) I giacimenti minerari del Gran Paradiso. Rendiconti della Società Mineralogica Italiana, 17, 193-217.
Moroni, M. (1995) Genesi delle mineralizzazioni aurifere nelle Alpi Occidentali. Dissertazione finale – Dottorato di Ricerca in Scienze della Terra, Università di Milano, 200 pp.
Moroni, M. (1997) La distribuzione dell’argento nei depositi auriferi delle Alpi Occidentali. In: Brigo, L., and Tizzoni, M. (Eds.) Il Monte Calisio e l’argento nelle Alpi dall’antichità al XVIII secolo: giacimenti, storia e rapporti con la tradizione mineraria mitteleuropea / Mount Calisio and the silver deposits in the Alps from ancient times till the XVIIIth century: mines, history and links with the central european mining tradition. Atti del Convegno Europeo promosso e organizzato dai comuni di Civezzano e Fornace e dalla Sat, Società alpinisti trentini, Sezione di Civezzano. Civezzano - Fornace (TN), 12-14 Ottobre 1995.
Vanzo, I. (2002) Studio petrografico delle manifestazioni idrotermali nel Massiccio del Gran Paradiso (Valle Orco). Tesi di Laurea in Scienze Geologiche, Dipartimento di Scienze Mineralogiche e Petrografiche, Università di Torino, 162 pp.
Piccoli, G.C., Maletto, G., Bosio, P., and Lombardo, B. (2007) Minerali del Piemonte e della Valle d'Aosta. Associazione Amici del Museo "F. Eusebio" di Alba, Ed., Alba, 607 pp.
Maletto, G. and Moroni, M. (2011) L'antica miniera di Cuccagna. Parco del Gran Paradiso, Noasca, Torino. Micro, 9, 1, 22-38.

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