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Diopside from
Castellaccio Quarry (ex Cabello; ex Nuova Serpentino d'Italia Quarry), Chiesa in Valmalenco, Malenco Valley, Valtellina, Sondrio Province, Lombardy, Italy

Locality type:Quarry
Classification
Species:Diopside
Formula:CaMgSi2O6
Colour:Violet
Confirmation
Validity:Believed Valid
References
References:Bedognè, F., Montrasio, A., Sciesa, E. (2006): I minerali della medio-alta Valtellina delle Orobie e della Val Poschiavo. Aggiornamenti sulle altre località della provincia di Sondrio. Tipografia Bettini, Sondrio, 255 pp.
Data
Mineral Data:Click here to view Diopside data
Locality Data:Click here to view Castellaccio Quarry (ex Cabello; ex Nuova Serpentino d'Italia Quarry), Chiesa in Valmalenco, Malenco Valley, Valtellina, Sondrio Province, Lombardy, Italy
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Nearest other occurrences of Diopside
3.6km (2.2 miles) Bagnada-Ponticelli Mine (ex-Bolognini Mine; ex-Unitalc Mine), Lanzada, Lanterna Valley, Malenco Valley, Valtellina, Sondrio Province, Lombardy, Italy
4.0km (2.5 miles) Rocca Castellaccio (Rocca di Castellaccio), Ciappanico, Torre di Santa Maria, Malenco Valley, Valtellina, Sondrio Province, Lombardy, Italy
4.1km (2.6 miles) Sferlùn asbestos mine, Vallone del Cengiaccio (Cengiaccio; Cengiàsc; Cengiasco), Lanzada, Lanterna Valley, Malenco Valley, Valtellina, Sondrio Province, Lombardy, Italy
4.5km (2.8 miles) Dossi di Franscia (Franscia Mine; Franscia Mines; Franscia Quarries), Campo Franscia (Franscia), Lanzada, Lanterna Valley, Malenco Valley, Valtellina, Sondrio Province, Lombardy, Italy
7.3km (4.5 miles) Cassandra Lakes, Airale Valley, Torreggio Valley, Torre di Santa Maria, Malenco Valley, Valtellina, Sondrio Province, Lombardy, Italy
8.0km (4.9 miles) Forcella di Fellaria, Scerscen Valley, Lanzada, Lanterna Valley, Malenco Valley, Valtellina, Sondrio Province, Lombardy, Italy
8.8km (5.5 miles) Sissone Valley, Chiesa in Valmalenco, Malenco Valley, Valtellina, Sondrio Province, Lombardy, Italy
9.3km (5.8 miles) Sasso Moro, Campo Moro Valley, Lanzada, Lanterna Valley, Malenco Valley, Valtellina, Sondrio Province, Lombardy, Italy
12.6km (7.8 miles) Forno glacier, Forno Valley, Bregaglia Valley (Bergell), Grisons, Switzerland
20.4km (12.7 miles) Piz Lunghin, Casaccia, Bregaglia Valley (Bergell), Grisons, Switzerland
 
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