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Cima Vazzeda, Sissone Valley, Chiesa in Valmalenco, Malenco Valley, Valtellina, Sondrio Province, Lombardy, Italyi
Regional Level Types
Cima Vazzeda- not defined -
Sissone ValleyValley
Chiesa in Valmalenco- not defined -
Malenco ValleyValley
Valtellina- not defined -
Sondrio ProvinceProvince
LombardyRegion
ItalyCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
46° 18' 22'' North , 9° 44' 15'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Köppen climate type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Primolo125 (2014)8.9km
Chiesa in Valmalenco2,203 (2014)9.6km
Vassalini247 (2014)10.2km
Vicosoprano469 (2017)10.3km
Caspoggio1,375 (2014)10.6km
Name(s) in local language(s):
Cima Vazzeda, Val Sissone, Chiesa in Valmalenco, Valmalenco (Val Malenco), Valtellina, Sondrio, Lombardia, Italia


The names Cima di Vazzeda & Alpe Vazzeda are univocally linked to the occurrence of spinel crystals into marbles. Nevertheless, the overall geological setting in the area is so complex that several different parageneses exist: pegmatites, various types of Ca-Al Silicate bearing contact metamorphites, zeolite bearing fissures...

The provided coordinates refer to the ESE side of Cima di Vazzeda, where lots of marble boulders have fallen. The whole mountain can be considered prospective for various types of minerals.

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


5 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Chrysoberyl
Formula: BeAl2O4
Reference: AA. VV., 1996. Collezionare minerali. Hobby & Work.
Clinohumite
Formula: Mg9(SiO4)4F2
Reference: AA. VV., 1996. Collezionare minerali. Hobby & Work.
Forsterite
Formula: Mg2SiO4
Reference: AA. VV., 1996. Collezionare minerali. Hobby & Work.
'Högbomite'
Formula: (Mg,Fe)2(Al,Ti)5O10
Reference: AA. VV., 1996. Collezionare minerali. Hobby & Work.
Spinel
Formula: MgAl2O4
Reference: AA. VV., 1996. Collezionare minerali. Hobby & Work.
Vesuvianite
Formula: Ca19Fe3+Al4(Al6Mg2)(☐4)☐[Si2O7]4[(SiO4)10]O(OH)9
Reference: Gruppo Mineralogico Paleontologico Lariano collection

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Chrysoberyl4.BA.05BeAl2O4
Spinel4.BB.05MgAl2O4
Group 9 - Silicates
Clinohumite9.AF.55Mg9(SiO4)4F2
Forsterite9.AC.05Mg2SiO4
Vesuvianite9.BG.35Ca19Fe3+Al4(Al6Mg2)(☐4)☐[Si2O7]4[(SiO4)10]O(OH)9
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Högbomite'-(Mg,Fe)2(Al,Ti)5O10

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Chrysoberyl7.2.9.1BeAl2O4
Spinel7.2.1.1MgAl2O4
Miscellaneous
'Högbomite'7.11.7.3(Mg,Fe)2(Al,Ti)5O10
Group 51 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups Only
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with all cations in octahedral [6] coordination
Forsterite51.3.1.2Mg2SiO4
Group 52 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups and O,OH,F,H2O
Insular SiO4 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with cations in [6] coordination only
Clinohumite52.3.2d.1Mg9(SiO4)4F2
Group 58 - SOROSILICATES Insular, Mixed, Single, and Larger Tetrahedral Groups
Insular, Mixed, Single, and Larger Tetrahedral Groups with cations in [6] and higher coordination; single and double groups (n = 1, 2)
Vesuvianite58.2.4.1Ca19Fe3+Al4(Al6Mg2)(☐4)☐[Si2O7]4[(SiO4)10]O(OH)9

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H VesuvianiteCa19Fe3+Al4(Al6Mg2)(☐4)☐[Si2O7]4[(SiO4)10]O(OH)9
BeBeryllium
Be ChrysoberylBeAl2O4
OOxygen
O ChrysoberylBeAl2O4
O SpinelMgAl2O4
O ForsteriteMg2SiO4
O ClinohumiteMg9(SiO4)4F2
O Högbomite(Mg,Fe)2(Al,Ti)5O10
O VesuvianiteCa19Fe3+Al4(Al6Mg2)(☐4)☐[Si2O7]4[(SiO4)10]O(OH)9
FFluorine
F ClinohumiteMg9(SiO4)4F2
MgMagnesium
Mg SpinelMgAl2O4
Mg ForsteriteMg2SiO4
Mg ClinohumiteMg9(SiO4)4F2
Mg Högbomite(Mg,Fe)2(Al,Ti)5O10
Mg VesuvianiteCa19Fe3+Al4(Al6Mg2)(☐4)☐[Si2O7]4[(SiO4)10]O(OH)9
AlAluminium
Al ChrysoberylBeAl2O4
Al SpinelMgAl2O4
Al Högbomite(Mg,Fe)2(Al,Ti)5O10
Al VesuvianiteCa19Fe3+Al4(Al6Mg2)(☐4)☐[Si2O7]4[(SiO4)10]O(OH)9
SiSilicon
Si ForsteriteMg2SiO4
Si ClinohumiteMg9(SiO4)4F2
Si VesuvianiteCa19Fe3+Al4(Al6Mg2)(☐4)☐[Si2O7]4[(SiO4)10]O(OH)9
CaCalcium
Ca VesuvianiteCa19Fe3+Al4(Al6Mg2)(☐4)☐[Si2O7]4[(SiO4)10]O(OH)9
TiTitanium
Ti Högbomite(Mg,Fe)2(Al,Ti)5O10
FeIron
Fe Högbomite(Mg,Fe)2(Al,Ti)5O10
Fe VesuvianiteCa19Fe3+Al4(Al6Mg2)(☐4)☐[Si2O7]4[(SiO4)10]O(OH)9

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