Mineralogical locations
of Piedmont
by Patrizia and Massimo Deidda
Valle di ViĆ¹ left bank
Barmafredda-Margone-Usseglio (TO)

About 1 km away from the village of Margone (Turin), continuing on the highway that leads to the Lake of Malciaussia, are clearly visible on our right, left bank of the valle di Viù, old stone built huts with roofs in losa which are called Barmafredda.

In the winter, because snow, the stretch of road from Margone leads to the Lake of Malciaussia is closed by a slash to the path that leads to the Madonna della Pace.

The deposits are located just above Barmafredda at a gym.

The minerals.

Albite in white opaque crystals until translucent, anatase in octahedral crystals of metallic, black calcite crystals by white and purple color, pyrite in cubic crystals, quartz limonitizzati in transparent crystal clear crystals, Crystal rutile , tourmaline crystals.


My heartfelt thanks to the Istituto Geografico Militare in Florence that has made available the cartography of the area treated.

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