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Kreas Mine, Alagna Valsesia, Sesia Valley, Vercelli Province, Piedmont, Italy

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 45° 52' 22'' North , 7° 56' 7'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 45.87283,7.93531
GeoHash:G#: u0jsuwfkd
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:Dfc : Subarctic climate
Name(s) in local language(s):Miniera Kreas, Alagna Val Sesia, Valsesia (Val Sesia; Valle Sesia), Provincia di Vercelli, Piemonte, Italia


Ancient gold mine.


Regions containing this locality

The Alps, Europe

Mountain Range - 2,210 mineral species & varietal names listed

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


3 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Arsenopyrite
Formula: FeAsS
Reference: C.M. Gramaccioli (1975)-Minerali alpini e Prealpini-Edizioni Atlas Bergamo
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Del Caldo A.,Moro C.,Gramaccioli C.M.,Boscardin M.-Guida ai Minerali-Fratelli Fabbri Editori (1973)
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: C.M. Gramaccioli (1975)-Minerali alpini e Prealpini-Edizioni Atlas Bergamo

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
'Arsenopyrite'2.EB.20FeAsS
'Pyrite'2.EB.05aFeS2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
'Quartz'4.DA.05SiO2

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Arsenopyrite2.12.4.1FeAsS
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2

List of minerals for each chemical element

OOxygen
O QuartzSiO2
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
SSulfur
S ArsenopyriteFeAsS
S PyriteFeS2
FeIron
Fe ArsenopyriteFeAsS
Fe PyriteFeS2
AsArsenic
As ArsenopyriteFeAsS

Regional Geology

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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Jurassic
145 - 201.3 Ma



ID: 3143773
ophiolite complex

Age: Jurassic (145 - 201.3 Ma)

Lithology: Major:{tholeiitic basalt}, Minor{gabbro group,serpentinite,amphibolite}

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. [147]

Late Paleozoic
251.902 - 358.9 Ma



ID: 3192871
Paleozoic intrusive rocks

Age: Phanerozoic (251.902 - 358.9 Ma)

Comments: Alps

Lithology: Intrusive igneous 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. [154]

Devonian
358.9 - 419.2 Ma



ID: 2346881
Metamorphe Gesteine, meist Metamagmatite

Age: Devonian (358.9 - 419.2 Ma)

Lithology: Gneiss with abundant feldspar, sericite, epidote and chlorite

Reference: Geological Institute. Geological Map of Switzerland 1:500,000. isbn: 3906723399. University of Bern. [49]

Data and map coding provided by Macrostrat.org, used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License

References

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- Del Caldo A., Moro C., Gramaccioli C.M., Boscardin M. (1973): Guida ai minerali. Fratelli Fabbri Editori, Milano, 208 pp.
- Gramaccioli C.M. (1975): Minerali alpini e prealpini. Istituto Italiano Edizioni Atlas, Bergamo, 2 vol., 472 pp.
- Piccoli G.C., Maletto G., Bosio P., Lombardo B. (2007): Minerali del Piemonte e della Valle d'Aosta. Associazione Amici del Museo "F. Eusebio" di Alba, Ed., Alba, 607 pp.


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