Mineralogical locations
of Piedmont
by Patrizia and Massimo Deidda
Grande Lanzo Valley
Fontanino-Frazione Pialpetta-Groscavallo (TO)


We are in the right orographic side of Valle Grande di Lanzo near the hamlet of Pialpetta Groscavallo (TO) locality Fontanino.

This site has been recently mineralogical explored by the authors even if already identified by who writes at the beginning of the new millennium.

Currently there are literature and references on this site but we believe it can be of considerable mineralogical interest.

The resort Fontanino about 500 meters Northwest a small and steep valley dates back from the base of the mountain in the direction of Bec di Nona, exploration requires technical climbing is safe.








We thank theMilitary Geographic Institute that has made available the cartography of the area treated.

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