MUSEO DI STORIA NATURALE


CORSO VENEZIA 55


I-20121, MILANO, ITALY







E_MAIL: fpezzotta@yahoo.com

RESEARCH INTERESTS
The main research interests concern the petrology and mineralogy of gemstones-bearing pegmatites and of the hosting crystalline basements. Special attention is devoted to minerals containing light elements, rare alkalis, HFSE and Y-REE. Petrological researches include trace-elements-geochemistry and isotopic-geochemistry.
The main studied localities are: Neoproterozoic pegmatite fields in central and south Madagascar; Mesozoic intermediate to alkaline intrusives in Malawi (Zomba-Malosa massif); Tertiary pegmatite field in Elba island (central Italy); Hercynian South-Alpine granites and pegmatites (Baveno and Cuasso al Monte plutons); Alpine granites and pegmatite fields (Bergell Massif, Adamello Massif).
MUSEOLOGY ACTIVITIES
The main museologic activities concern: planning and relization of temporary and permanent exhibits (mineralogy, petrografy, geology, planetary science); collections inventory, cataloging, preservation, and improvement; scientific and historic researches; divulgation.
Special attention is devoted to the valorization of mineral specimens, (trimming, cleaning and reparation techniques) and mineralogical certifications.
Honored in 2003 by the naming of the new mineral and gemstone "PEZZOTTAITE"