Mineralpedia Details for Balangeroite
Named for the type and only locality at in the Balangero-Corino area at the Poggio San Vittore asbestos mine in Piedmont, Italy. Balangeroite is found in schistose serpentinite near a large ultramific massif, and in association with chrysotile, magnetite, iron-nickel alloys, olivenite, titanian clinohumite, diopside, antigorite, calcite, aragonite, opal, chalcedony, and clay minerals.
Ref. Handbook of Mineralogy, Anthony et al (1995) and MSA at http://www.handbookofmineralogy.org/pdfs/balangeroite.pdf
Balangeroite from Balangero mine, Lanzo Valley, Piemonte, Italy
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- Type Locality
Orange-brown fibrous crystals. This is a "Co-Type" specimen given to Don Cooke by Bill Pinch. Balangeroite was discovered in 1977 by Enrico Beccuti. The type specimen resides at the Turin University museum. It is found in the Balagero serpintine.