Mineralogical locations
of Piedmont
by Patrizia and Massimo Deidda
Valle di Viù on the orographic right
Rio Chiampestron-Viù (TO)

In the village of Rio Chiampestron, between the villages of Viù (TO) Molar and Biolai is a site to manganese important mineralogical value.

The share of interest is that between 850 and 880 meters of the Rio Chiampestron, several mineralized boulders are scattered near del Rio.

Minerals (Collection and photo m. Deidda)

Actinolite in albite crystals, crystals, braunite, cuprite, Hematite, malachite, oxides of manganese, quartz crystals, copper bound to braunite and rhodonite, rhodonite , crystals in exceptional spessartina spectacular crystals for the localities of Piedmont.



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

We thank our friends Piero Ambrino and Piero Brizio for meticulous descriptions of this locality.


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