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Zorzone Mine (Gorno Mine), Vedra Valley, Oltre il Colle, Brembana Valley, Bergamo Province, Lombardy, Italy

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 45° 54' 11'' North , 9° 46' 50'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 45.90306,9.78083
Other regions containing this locality:The Alps, Europe
Owned/operated by:Energia Minerals
Köppen climate type:Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate
Name(s) in local language(s):Miniera di Zorzone (Miniera di Gorno), Val Vedra, Oltre il Colle, Val Brembana, Bergamo, Lombardia, Italia

Alpine-type Zn-Pb-Ag deposit (similar to Mississippi Valley type deposits), broadly stratabound with some discordant mineralisation composed of brecchia bodies and veining. The deposit has a generally simple mineralogy with low-iron sphalerite, galena and pyrite.

Mineralisation is similar to that of the Paglio Pignolino Mine.

Warning: the mine has resumed activity ("Gorno Zinc Project"), work is under way for the safety of the tunnels, access to the area is forbidden!

Commodity List

This is a list of exploitable or exploited mineral commodities recorded at this locality.

Mineral List

40 valid minerals.

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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Late Triassic
201.3 - 237 Ma

ID: 2353347
Biogene und klastische Sedimentgesteine, teils mit Evaporiten

Age: Late Triassic (201.3 - 237 Ma)

Lithology: Biogenic carbonate rocks and evaporite

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

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- F. Andreoli, P.Mariani, G. Scaini (1978): I minerali d'Italia. Sagdos S.p.A. Brugherio, Rizzoli Ed., Milano 569 pp.
- Appiani R., Bogni G., Gentile P., Vignola P. and Gruppo Orobico Minerali 1993. Le miniere di zinco della Val Brembana (1° Parte). Riv.Mineral. Ital., 16 (3): 133-152
- Appiani R., Bogni G., Gentile P., Vignola P. and Gruppo Orobico Minerali 1994. Le miniere di zinco della Val Brembana (2° Parte). Riv.Mineral. Ital., 17 (1): 33-44
- Maida, F. (2002): Descrizione delle specie e varietà di minerali e loro ritrovamento nella Bergamasca. G.O.M. Gruppo Orobico Minerali - Novecento Grafico, Ed., Bergamo 82 pp. (geologic part by F. Pezzotta).
- Guastoni A., Maida F., Pezzotta F., 2003. Segnalazione di stibnite nelle miniere di Zorzone (Val Brembana, Bergamo). Riv. Mineral. Ital., 27 (3): 148.
-Maida F.,Veneziani A. (2012). Minerali della Provincia di Bergamo, G.O.M. Gruppo Orobico Minerali,Bergamo- Novecento Grafico,Bergamo ( geologic post by Pezzotta F.).

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