|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||44° 44' 56'' North , 7° 13' 54'' East|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||44.74889,7.23167|
|Other regions containing this locality:||The Alps, Europe|
|Köppen climate type:||Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate|
|Name(s) in local language(s):||Cave di Montoso, Bagnolo Piemonte, Cuneo, Piemonte, Italia|
A lot of quarries (more than 400, not all are active though) for the "Pietra di Luserna" leucogranitic orthogneiss ("gneiss occhiadino"); some of them are located at Ortieul, Bagnolo Piemonte (Cuneo province); others are in the territories of the municipalities of Rorà, Luserna San Giovanni, and Bobbio Pellice (Turin province). The annual production of "Pietra di Luserna" is about 300.000 tons.
The names of the most important quarries of Montoso are the following: Crivella Superiore, Rocche Grana, Casette, Pravallino Quarry, etc.
A complete list of the quarries may be found here: http://www.regione.piemonte.it/industria/cave/dwd/cave_op/cn.pdf
See also: Luserna Stone Quarries https://www.mindat.org/loc-157231.html
Here are listed only the minerals from the specific area of Montoso.
Axinite and zircon are only found in petrological sections as components of the rock.
74 valid minerals.
This geological map and associated information on rock units at or nearby to the coordinates given for this locality is based on relatively small scale geological maps provided by various national Geological Surveys. This does not necessarily represent the complete geology at this locality but it gives a background for the region in which it is found.
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252.17 - 541 Ma
Age: Paleozoic (252.17 - 541 Ma)
Description: high grade metamorphic
Reference: Asch, K. The 1:5M International Geological Map of Europe and Adjacent Areas: Development and Implementation of a GIS-enabled Concept. Geologisches Jahrbuch, SA 3. 
|Cambrian - Neoproterozoic|
485.4 - 1000 Ma
|Precambrian-Phanerozoic sedimentary rocks|
Lithology: Sedimentary rocks
Reference: Chorlton, L.B. Generalized geology of the world: bedrock domains and major faults in GIS format: a small-scale world geology map with an extended geological attribute database. doi: 10.4095/223767. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 5529.