Aldo Giuseppi Roggiani was a distinguished naturalist and student of mineralogy and petrography, and in particular the minerals of the Ossola Valley, to which he dedicated much study. In a feldspar occurrence which he discovered in Vigezzo, he identified a new mineral species which was named roggianite in his honor (XXV Congress of Mineralogy and Petrography, Naples 1968).
Roggiani's collection was arranged according to the system of James Dwight Dana (erroneously called "J. E. Dana" on Roggiani's labels).
Today the Ossolano Mineralogical Museum of Aldo Roggiani and Angelo Bianchi, in association with the Centro Studi Piero Ginocchi, helps protect, preserve and exhibit the mineralogy of the area he loved, while encouraging research studies and overseeing collecting activities there.
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