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Sasso Moro, Campo Moro Valley, Lanzada, Lanterna Valley, Malenco Valley, Valtellina, Sondrio Province, Lombardy, Italyi
Regional Level Types
Sasso Moro- not defined -
Campo Moro ValleyValley
LanzadaMunicipality
Lanterna ValleyValley
Malenco ValleyValley
Valtellina- not defined -
Sondrio ProvinceProvince
LombardyRegion
ItalyCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
46° 19' 40'' North , 9° 56' 35'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Köppen climate type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Lanzada1,365 (2014)8.6km
Poschiavo3,428 (2017)8.8km
Vassalini247 (2014)9.1km
Caspoggio1,375 (2014)9.4km
Primolo125 (2014)9.8km
Name(s) in local language(s):
Sasso Moro, Valle di Campo Moro, Lanzada, Val Lanterna, Valmalenco (Val Malenco), Valtellina, Sondrio, Lombardia, Italia


Perovskite-magnetite/ilmenite veins, often filled with calcite, in serpentinite.

Although good specimens can be found in all Sasso Moro area, the main localities are:
- Sasso Moro NE spur, above the path between Alpe and Forcella di Fellaria at an elevation of about 2550 m. Perovskite, as yellow-brown crystals up to 18x15x12 mm, in association with magnetite;
- second depression to the east of Alpe Gera dam, above the path leading to Capanna Bignami at an elevation of 2200-2300 m. Perovskite, as brown or reddish-brown crystals with edges up to 12 mm, in serpentinite clefts or completely embedded in calcite;
- near Sasso Moro top, at an elevation of about 2900 m. Perovskite, as brown individual crystals (sometimes showing octahedron or rhombododecahedron faces) and their aggregates up to 42x39x35 mm, in association with ilmenite, magnetite, diopside, and clinochlore. Copper minerals (native copper, bornite, and malachite), sphalerite, and titanite (yellow to yellow-green crystals) are sometimes found in calcite veins.
For another important locality situated on the western slope of Sasso Moro, to the west of Forcella di Fellaria, see http://www.mindat.org/loc-258894.html.

Veins consisting of Ti-bearing hydroxylclinohumite, magnetite, diopside, and clinochlore occur in all Sasso Moro area.

Provided coordinates refer to the first sublocality (Sass Moro NE Spur)- the prospective area is indeed as large as the whole Sasso Moro mountain.

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


12 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Bornite
Formula: Cu5FeS4
Reference: Bedognè, F., Montrasio, A., Sciesa, E. (1993) I minerali della provincia di Sondrio: Valmalenco. Bettini, Sondrio, 275 pp.
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Bedognè, F., Montrasio, A., Sciesa, E. (1993) I minerali della provincia di Sondrio: Valmalenco. Bettini, Sondrio, 275 pp.
Clinochlore
Formula: Mg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
Reference: Bedognè, F., Montrasio, A., Sciesa, E. (1993) I minerali della provincia di Sondrio: Valmalenco. Bettini, Sondrio, 275 pp.
Copper
Formula: Cu
Reference: Bedognè, F., Montrasio, A., Sciesa, E. (1993) I minerali della provincia di Sondrio: Valmalenco. Bettini, Sondrio, 275 pp.
Diopside
Formula: CaMgSi2O6
Reference: Bedognè, F., Montrasio, A., Sciesa, E. (1993) I minerali della provincia di Sondrio: Valmalenco. Bettini, Sondrio, 275 pp.
Hydroxylclinohumite
Formula: Mg9(SiO4)4(OH)2
Reference: Bedognè, F., Montrasio, A., Sciesa, E. (1993) I minerali della provincia di Sondrio: Valmalenco. Bettini, Sondrio, 275 pp. Bedognè, F., Montrasio, A., Sciesa, E. (2006) I minerali della media-alta Valtellina, delle Orobie valtellinesi e della Val Poschiavo. Aggiornamenti sulle altre località della provincia di Sondrio. Bettini, Sondrio, 255 pp.
Ilmenite
Formula: Fe2+TiO3
Reference: AA. VV., 1996. Collezionare minerali. Hobby & Work.
Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Reference: AA. VV., 1996. Collezionare minerali. Hobby & Work.
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Reference: Bedognè, F., Montrasio, A., Sciesa, E. (1993) I minerali della provincia di Sondrio: Valmalenco. Bettini, Sondrio, 275 pp.
Perovskite
Formula: CaTiO3
Reference: AA. VV., 1996. Collezionare minerali. Hobby & Work.
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: Bedognè, F., Montrasio, A., Sciesa, E. (1993) I minerali della provincia di Sondrio: Valmalenco. Bettini, Sondrio, 275 pp.
Titanite
Formula: CaTi(SiO4)O
Reference: Bedognè, F., Montrasio, A., Sciesa, E. (2006) I minerali della media-alta Valtellina, delle Orobie valtellinesi e della Val Poschiavo. Aggiornamenti sulle altre località della provincia di Sondrio. Bettini, Sondrio, 255 pp.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Copper1.AA.05Cu
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Bornite2.BA.15Cu5FeS4
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Ilmenite4.CB.05Fe2+TiO3
Magnetite4.BB.05Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Perovskite4.CC.30CaTiO3
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Malachite5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 9 - Silicates
Clinochlore9.EC.55Mg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
Diopside9.DA.15CaMgSi2O6
Hydroxylclinohumite9.AF.55Mg9(SiO4)4(OH)2
Titanite9.AG.15CaTi(SiO4)O

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Metals, other than the Platinum Group
Copper1.1.1.3Cu
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 3:2
Bornite2.5.2.1Cu5FeS4
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Ilmenite4.3.5.1Fe2+TiO3
Perovskite4.3.3.1CaTiO3
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Magnetite7.2.2.3Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Malachite16a.3.1.1Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 52 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups and O,OH,F,H2O
Insular SiO4 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with cations in [6] and/or >[6] coordination
Titanite52.4.3.1CaTi(SiO4)O
Group 65 - INOSILICATES Single-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=1)
Single-Width Unbranched Chains, W=1 with chains P=2
Diopside65.1.3a.1CaMgSi2O6
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings interlayered 1:1, 2:1, and octahedra
Clinochlore71.4.1.4Mg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Hydroxylclinohumite-Mg9(SiO4)4(OH)2

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H ClinochloreMg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
H HydroxylclinohumiteMg9(SiO4)4(OH)2
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
OOxygen
O PerovskiteCaTiO3
O MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
O IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
O DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
O CalciteCaCO3
O ClinochloreMg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
O TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
O HydroxylclinohumiteMg9(SiO4)4(OH)2
MgMagnesium
Mg DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
Mg ClinochloreMg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
Mg HydroxylclinohumiteMg9(SiO4)4(OH)2
AlAluminium
Al ClinochloreMg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
SiSilicon
Si DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
Si ClinochloreMg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
Si TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
Si HydroxylclinohumiteMg9(SiO4)4(OH)2
SSulfur
S BorniteCu5FeS4
S SphaleriteZnS
CaCalcium
Ca PerovskiteCaTiO3
Ca DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
TiTitanium
Ti PerovskiteCaTiO3
Ti IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
Ti TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
FeIron
Fe MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
Fe IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
Fe BorniteCu5FeS4
CuCopper
Cu CopperCu
Cu BorniteCu5FeS4
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS

References

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Year (asc) Year (desc) Author (A-Z) Author (Z-A)
Bedognè, F. (1973) Perovskite di Val Malenco. Notizie del Gruppo Mineralogico Fiorentino, 2, 5-9.
Bedognè, F. (1979) Itinerari mineralogici. Valmalenco e media Valtellina. Ed. Comunità Montana Valtellina-Ass. Turismo, Sondrio, 63 pp.
Bedognè, F., Montrasio, A., and Sciesa, E. (1993) I minerali della provincia di Sondrio: Valmalenco. Bettini, Sondrio, 275 pp.
Bedognè, F., Montrasio, A., and Sciesa, E. (2006) I minerali della media-alta Valtellina, delle Orobie valtellinesi e della Val Poschiavo. Aggiornamenti sulle altre località della provincia di Sondrio. Bettini, Sondrio, 255 pp.

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