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IMI Fabi Mine (Fabi Mine; Fabi Quarry), Mt. Motta, Lanzada, Lanterna Valley, Malenco Valley, Valtellina, Sondrio Province, Lombardy, Italyi
Regional Level Types
IMI Fabi Mine (Fabi Mine; Fabi Quarry)Mine
Mt. MottaMountain
LanzadaMunicipality
Lanterna ValleyValley
Malenco ValleyValley
Valtellina- not defined -
Sondrio ProvinceProvince
LombardyRegion
ItalyCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
46° 16' 49'' North , 9° 54' 9'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Köppen climate type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Lanzada1,365 (2014)2.9km
Vassalini247 (2014)3.6km
Caspoggio1,375 (2014)3.6km
Santa Elisabetta123 (2014)3.9km
Chiesa in Valmalenco2,203 (2014)4.4km
Name(s) in local language(s):
Miniera IMI Fabi (Miniera Fabi; Cava Fabi), Monte Motta, Lanzada, Val Lanterna, Valmalenco (Val Malenco), Valtellina, Sondrio, Lombardia, Italia


A complex of talc mines. Some are inactive, some are still active.
Industrial ore (talc) is hosted into hydrothermal veins filling big fissures within the serpentinites, in close proximity to contacts with associated marbles. Vuggy Hydrothermal Dolomite ("Hydrothermalite") is associated and host many of the reported minerals.
The most recent findings of rare minerals are from samples taken by authorised personnel inside the active mine. Other minerals (generally "more common") were found in the dumps of the inactive mines. A straight differentiation is impossible because the paragenesis is the same.

Reference geographical coordinates are related to the main entrance of the active mine (no dumps here) at about 1150 m asl.
The dumps of the old mines are about 300 meters NNW, the opposite side of the valley at about 1300 m asl (about Lat 46.283036, Long 9.901941).

Regions containing this locality

Eurasian PlateTectonic Plate
EuropeContinent
The Alps, EuropeMountain Range

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


21 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Anatase
Formula: TiO2
Reference: Demartin, F., Gramaccioli, C.M., Campostrini, I., Diella, V. (2008): The crystal structure of mckelveyite-(Y)-2M, a new monoclinic polytype from Val Malenco, Italian Alps. Canadian Mineralogist, 46, 195-203.
Brookite
Formula: TiO2
Reference: Demartin, F., Gramaccioli, C.M., Campostrini, I., Diella, V. (2008): The crystal structure of mckelveyite-(Y)-2M, a new monoclinic polytype from Val Malenco, Italian Alps. Canadian Mineralogist, 46, 195-203.
Brucite
Formula: Mg(OH)2
Reference: Demartin, F., Gramaccioli, C.M., Campostrini, I., Diella, V. (2008): The crystal structure of mckelveyite-(Y)-2M, a new monoclinic polytype from Val Malenco, Italian Alps. Canadian Mineralogist, 46, 195-203.
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: AA. VV., 1996. Collezionare minerali. Hobby & Work. ; Demartin, F., Gramaccioli, C.M., Campostrini, I., Diella, V. (2008): The crystal structure of mckelveyite-(Y)-2M, a new monoclinic polytype from Val Malenco, Italian Alps. Canadian Mineralogist, 46, 195-203.
Dessauite-(Y)
Formula: (Sr,Pb)(Y,U)(Ti,Fe3+)20O38
Reference: Bedognè, F. (2011). Microminerali della Valmalenco. Nuove segnalazioni e aggiornamenti. Rivista Mineralogica Italiana, 1/2011, 40-45
Dolomite
Formula: CaMg(CO3)2
Reference: AA. VV., 1996. Collezionare minerali. Hobby & Work. ; Demartin, F., Gramaccioli, C.M., Campostrini, I., Diella, V. (2008): The crystal structure of mckelveyite-(Y)-2M, a new monoclinic polytype from Val Malenco, Italian Alps. Canadian Mineralogist, 46, 195-203.
Ilmenite
Formula: Fe2+TiO3
Reference: Demartin, F., Gramaccioli, C.M., Campostrini, I., Diella, V. (2008): The crystal structure of mckelveyite-(Y)-2M, a new monoclinic polytype from Val Malenco, Italian Alps. Canadian Mineralogist, 46, 195-203.
Lindsleyite
Formula: (Ba,Sr)(Zr,Ca)(Fe,Mg)2(Ti,Cr,Fe)18O38
Reference: Bedognè, F. (2011). Microminerali della Valmalenco. Nuove segnalazioni e aggiornamenti. Rivista Mineralogica Italiana, 1/2011, 40-45
Linnaeite
Formula: Co2+Co3+2S4
Reference: Bedognè, F. (2011). Microminerali della Valmalenco. Nuove segnalazioni e aggiornamenti. Rivista Mineralogica Italiana, 1/2011, 40-45
Magnesite
Formula: MgCO3
Reference: Demartin, F., Gramaccioli, C.M., Campostrini, I., Diella, V. (2008): The crystal structure of mckelveyite-(Y)-2M, a new monoclinic polytype from Val Malenco, Italian Alps. Canadian Mineralogist, 46, 195-203.
Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Reference: Demartin, F., Gramaccioli, C.M., Campostrini, I., Diella, V. (2008): The crystal structure of mckelveyite-(Y)-2M, a new monoclinic polytype from Val Malenco, Italian Alps. Canadian Mineralogist, 46, 195-203.
Mckelveyite-(Y)
Formula: NaCaBa3Y(CO3)6 · 3H2O
Reference: Demartin, F., Gramaccioli, C.M., Campostrini, I., Diella, V. (2008): The crystal structure of mckelveyite-(Y)-2M, a new monoclinic polytype from Val Malenco, Italian Alps. Canadian Mineralogist, 46, 195-203.
'Mckelveyite-(Y)-2M'
Reference: http://pubsites.uws.edu.au/ima-cnmnc/minerals2005.pdf
Millerite
Formula: NiS
Reference: Bedognè, F. (2011). Microminerali della Valmalenco. Nuove segnalazioni e aggiornamenti. Rivista Mineralogica Italiana, 1/2011, 40-45
Polydymite
Formula: Ni2+Ni3+2S4
Reference: Bedognè, F. (2011). Microminerali della Valmalenco. Nuove segnalazioni e aggiornamenti. Rivista Mineralogica Italiana, 1/2011, 40-45
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Demartin, F., Gramaccioli, C.M., Campostrini, I., Diella, V. (2008): The crystal structure of mckelveyite-(Y)-2M, a new monoclinic polytype from Val Malenco, Italian Alps. Canadian Mineralogist, 46, 195-203.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: AA. VV., 1996. Collezionare minerali. Hobby & Work. ; Demartin, F., Gramaccioli, C.M., Campostrini, I., Diella, V. (2008): The crystal structure of mckelveyite-(Y)-2M, a new monoclinic polytype from Val Malenco, Italian Alps. Canadian Mineralogist, 46, 195-203.
Redledgeite
Formula: Ba(Ti4+6Cr3+2)O16
Reference: Bedognè, F. (2011). Microminerali della Valmalenco. Nuove segnalazioni e aggiornamenti. Rivista Mineralogica Italiana, 1/2011, 40-45
Rutile
Formula: TiO2
Reference: Demartin, F., Gramaccioli, C.M., Campostrini, I., Diella, V. (2008): The crystal structure of mckelveyite-(Y)-2M, a new monoclinic polytype from Val Malenco, Italian Alps. Canadian Mineralogist, 46, 195-203.
Siegenite
Formula: CoNi2S4
Reference: Bedognè, F. (2011). Microminerali della Valmalenco. Nuove segnalazioni e aggiornamenti. Rivista Mineralogica Italiana, 1/2011, 40-45
Talc
Formula: Mg3Si4O10(OH)2
Reference: Demartin, F., Gramaccioli, C.M., Campostrini, I., Diella, V. (2008): The crystal structure of mckelveyite-(Y)-2M, a new monoclinic polytype from Val Malenco, Italian Alps. Canadian Mineralogist, 46, 195-203.
Tellurohauchecornite
Formula: Ni9Bi(Te,Bi)S8
Reference: Bedognè, F., Campostrini, I., Demartin, F. (2011): Tellurohauchecornite della miniera IMI Fabi, Val Lanterna, Lanzada (Sondrio). Micro, 2/2011, 87-88

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Linnaeite2.DA.05Co2+Co3+2S4
Millerite2.CC.20NiS
Polydymite2.DA.05Ni2+Ni3+2S4
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Siegenite2.DA.05CoNi2S4
Tellurohauchecornite2.BB.10Ni9Bi(Te,Bi)S8
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Anatase4.DD.05TiO2
Brookite4.DD.10TiO2
Brucite4.FE.05Mg(OH)2
Dessauite-(Y)4.CC.40(Sr,Pb)(Y,U)(Ti,Fe3+)20O38
Ilmenite4.CB.05Fe2+TiO3
Lindsleyite4.CC.40(Ba,Sr)(Zr,Ca)(Fe,Mg)2(Ti,Cr,Fe)18O38
Magnetite4.BB.05Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Redledgeite4.DK.05bBa(Ti4+6Cr3+2)O16
Rutile4.DB.05TiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Dolomite5.AB.10CaMg(CO3)2
Magnesite5.AB.05MgCO3
Mckelveyite-(Y)5.CC.05NaCaBa3Y(CO3)6 · 3H2O
Group 9 - Silicates
Talc9.EC.05Mg3Si4O10(OH)2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Mckelveyite-(Y)-2M'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Millerite2.8.16.1NiS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 3:4
Linnaeite2.10.1.1Co2+Co3+2S4
Polydymite2.10.1.7Ni2+Ni3+2S4
Siegenite2.10.1.6CoNi2S4
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 3 - SULFOSALTS
ø = 4
Tellurohauchecornite3.2.5.3Ni9Bi(Te,Bi)S8
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Ilmenite4.3.5.1Fe2+TiO3
AX2
Anatase4.4.4.1TiO2
Brookite4.4.5.1TiO2
Rutile4.4.1.1TiO2
Group 6 - HYDROXIDES AND OXIDES CONTAINING HYDROXYL
X(OH)2
Brucite6.2.1.1Mg(OH)2
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Magnetite7.2.2.3Fe2+Fe3+2O4
AB8X16
Redledgeite7.9.5.2Ba(Ti4+6Cr3+2)O16
Group 8 - MULTIPLE OXIDES CONTAINING NIOBIUM,TANTALUM OR TITANIUM
AB21O38
Lindsleyite8.5.1.8(Ba,Sr)(Zr,Ca)(Fe,Mg)2(Ti,Cr,Fe)18O38
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Magnesite14.1.1.2MgCO3
AB(XO3)2
Dolomite14.2.1.1CaMg(CO3)2
Group 15 - HYDRATED NORMAL CARBONATES
AmBn(XO3)p·xH2O, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Mckelveyite-(Y)15.3.4.2NaCaBa3Y(CO3)6 · 3H2O
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Talc71.2.1.3Mg3Si4O10(OH)2
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Dessauite-(Y)-(Sr,Pb)(Y,U)(Ti,Fe3+)20O38
'Mckelveyite-(Y)-2M'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H BruciteMg(OH)2
H TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
H Mckelveyite-(Y)NaCaBa3Y(CO3)6 · 3H2O
CCarbon
C DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
C CalciteCaCO3
C MagnesiteMgCO3
C Mckelveyite-(Y)NaCaBa3Y(CO3)6 · 3H2O
OOxygen
O Lindsleyite(Ba,Sr)(Zr,Ca)(Fe,Mg)2(Ti,Cr,Fe)18O38
O DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
O CalciteCaCO3
O QuartzSiO2
O AnataseTiO2
O BrookiteTiO2
O BruciteMg(OH)2
O IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
O MagnesiteMgCO3
O MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
O RedledgeiteBa(Ti64+Cr23+)O16
O RutileTiO2
O TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
O Mckelveyite-(Y)NaCaBa3Y(CO3)6 · 3H2O
O Dessauite-(Y)(Sr,Pb)(Y,U)(Ti,Fe3+)20O38
NaSodium
Na Mckelveyite-(Y)NaCaBa3Y(CO3)6 · 3H2O
MgMagnesium
Mg Lindsleyite(Ba,Sr)(Zr,Ca)(Fe,Mg)2(Ti,Cr,Fe)18O38
Mg DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
Mg BruciteMg(OH)2
Mg MagnesiteMgCO3
Mg TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
Si TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
SSulfur
S SiegeniteCoNi2S4
S PyriteFeS2
S LinnaeiteCo2+Co23+S4
S PolydymiteNi2+Ni23+S4
S MilleriteNiS
S TellurohauchecorniteNi9Bi(Te,Bi)S8
CaCalcium
Ca Lindsleyite(Ba,Sr)(Zr,Ca)(Fe,Mg)2(Ti,Cr,Fe)18O38
Ca DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca Mckelveyite-(Y)NaCaBa3Y(CO3)6 · 3H2O
TiTitanium
Ti Lindsleyite(Ba,Sr)(Zr,Ca)(Fe,Mg)2(Ti,Cr,Fe)18O38
Ti AnataseTiO2
Ti BrookiteTiO2
Ti IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
Ti RedledgeiteBa(Ti64+Cr23+)O16
Ti RutileTiO2
Ti Dessauite-(Y)(Sr,Pb)(Y,U)(Ti,Fe3+)20O38
CrChromium
Cr Lindsleyite(Ba,Sr)(Zr,Ca)(Fe,Mg)2(Ti,Cr,Fe)18O38
Cr RedledgeiteBa(Ti64+Cr23+)O16
FeIron
Fe Lindsleyite(Ba,Sr)(Zr,Ca)(Fe,Mg)2(Ti,Cr,Fe)18O38
Fe IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
Fe MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe Dessauite-(Y)(Sr,Pb)(Y,U)(Ti,Fe3+)20O38
CoCobalt
Co SiegeniteCoNi2S4
Co LinnaeiteCo2+Co23+S4
NiNickel
Ni SiegeniteCoNi2S4
Ni PolydymiteNi2+Ni23+S4
Ni MilleriteNiS
Ni TellurohauchecorniteNi9Bi(Te,Bi)S8
SrStrontium
Sr Lindsleyite(Ba,Sr)(Zr,Ca)(Fe,Mg)2(Ti,Cr,Fe)18O38
Sr Dessauite-(Y)(Sr,Pb)(Y,U)(Ti,Fe3+)20O38
YYttrium
Y Mckelveyite-(Y)NaCaBa3Y(CO3)6 · 3H2O
Y Dessauite-(Y)(Sr,Pb)(Y,U)(Ti,Fe3+)20O38
ZrZirconium
Zr Lindsleyite(Ba,Sr)(Zr,Ca)(Fe,Mg)2(Ti,Cr,Fe)18O38
TeTellurium
Te TellurohauchecorniteNi9Bi(Te,Bi)S8
BaBarium
Ba Lindsleyite(Ba,Sr)(Zr,Ca)(Fe,Mg)2(Ti,Cr,Fe)18O38
Ba RedledgeiteBa(Ti64+Cr23+)O16
Ba Mckelveyite-(Y)NaCaBa3Y(CO3)6 · 3H2O
PbLead
Pb Dessauite-(Y)(Sr,Pb)(Y,U)(Ti,Fe3+)20O38
BiBismuth
Bi TellurohauchecorniteNi9Bi(Te,Bi)S8
UUranium
U Mckelveyite-(Y)NaCaBa3Y(CO3)6 · 3H2O
U Dessauite-(Y)(Sr,Pb)(Y,U)(Ti,Fe3+)20O38

References

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Bedognè, F. (2011) Microminerali della Valmalenco. Nuove segnalazioni e aggiornamenti. Rivista Mineralogica Italiana, 34(1), 40-45.
Bedognè, F., Campostrini, I., and Demartin, F. (2011) Tellurohauchecornite della miniera IMI Fabi, Val Lanterna, Lanzada (Sondrio). Micro, 2/2011, 87-88.


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