Biospeleology of the Piemonte
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Grotta della cava di marmo del Massucco
(2504 Pi/VC)
(Cave of the marble's mine of the Massucco)

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Commune:

Rassa, Massucco

Valley:

Sorba

Mons:

Artorto

Map I.G.M.:

30 III SO Piedicavallo

Coordinates:

long.: 4░28'50"

lat.: 45░44ĺ08"

Quota:

1800 m a.s.l.

Length:

45 m

Difference in level:

about 3 m

Lithotype:

Marble

Topography

The cave of the marble's mine of the Massucco is well-known from a lot of time because of the exploitation by a mine of the marble lens in which the cavity opens. It is accessible after most long walk both from Piedicavallo and from Rassa. It is a short, horizontal cave that opens in a wall and due to the nature of the rock in which it is situated, it keeps constant its inner temperature during most of the year.

The famous entomologist Capra visited it in 1938 and cited only Sphodropsis ghilianii for this cavity; probably he visited it with hurry or in the wrong season since the author, in a pair of visits, found here about 30 specimens of Archeoboldoria doderoana, troglobite Leptodirinae, Opilions belonging to the genus Ischyropsalis, Isopoda of the genus Alpioniscus and Diplopoda of the genus Polydesmus, and, naturally, Sphodropsis ghilianii, already picked up by the studious (see: Felice Capra - "La grotta della cava di marmo del Massucco in Val Sorba (Val Sesia)", Genova, 1938).

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