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Upper Aletsch Glacier, Belalp, Naters, Brig, Valais, Switzerlandi
Regional Level Types
Upper Aletsch GlacierGlacier
Belalp- not defined -
NatersMunicipality
BrigDistrict
ValaisCanton
SwitzerlandCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
46° North , 7° East (est.)
Estimate based on other nearby localities or region boundaries.
Margin of Error:
~12km
Locality type:
Köppen climate type:
Other Languages:
German:
Oberaletschgletscher, Naters, Bezirk Brig, Wallis, Schweiz


Some decades ago, the upper Aletsch glacier conflued with the Aletsch glacier. However, due to the general recession of the glaciers in the Central Alps, it now ends a few hundred meters above. The brook emerging from it conflues with the Massa river.

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

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6 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz, Wepf Verlag, 1998, ISBN 3-85977-200-7
'Chlorite Group'
Reference: Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz, Wepf Verlag, 1998, ISBN 3-85977-200-7
Epidote
Formula: {Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Reference: Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz, Wepf Verlag, 1998, ISBN 3-85977-200-7
Fluorite
Formula: CaF2
Reference: Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz, Wepf Verlag, 1998, ISBN 3-85977-200-7
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Reference: Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz, Wepf Verlag, 1998, ISBN 3-85977-200-7
Hematite var: Iron Rose
Formula: Fe2O3
Reference: Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): "Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz", Wepf (Basel), p. 207.
'K Feldspar'
Reference: Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz, Wepf Verlag, 1998, ISBN 3-85977-200-7
'K Feldspar var: Adularia'
Formula: KAlSi3O8
Reference: Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz, Wepf Verlag, 1998, ISBN 3-85977-200-7
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Quartz var: Rock Crystal
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): "Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz", Wepf (Basel), p. 336.
Titanite
Formula: CaTi(SiO4)O
Reference: Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz, Wepf Verlag, 1998, ISBN 3-85977-200-7

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 3 - Halides
Fluorite3.AB.25CaF2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Hematite4.CB.05Fe2O3
var: Iron Rose4.CB.05Fe2O3
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
var: Rock Crystal4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Group 9 - Silicates
Epidote9.BG.05a{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Titanite9.AG.15CaTi(SiO4)O
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Chlorite Group'-
'K Feldspar'-
'var: Adularia'-KAlSi3O8

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX2
Fluorite9.2.1.1CaF2
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Group 52 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups and O,OH,F,H2O
Insular SiO4 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with cations in [6] and/or >[6] coordination
Titanite52.4.3.1CaTi(SiO4)O
Group 58 - SOROSILICATES Insular, Mixed, Single, and Larger Tetrahedral Groups
Insular, Mixed, Single, and Larger Tetrahedral Groups with cations in [6] and higher coordination; single and double groups (n = 1, 2)
Epidote58.2.1a.7{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Chlorite Group'-
Hematite
var: Iron Rose
-Fe2O3
'K Feldspar'-
'var: Adularia'-KAlSi3O8
Quartz
var: Rock Crystal
-SiO2

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
OOxygen
O CalciteCaCO3
O Quartz (var: Rock Crystal)SiO2
O K Feldspar (var: Adularia)KAlSi3O8
O QuartzSiO2
O Hematite (var: Iron Rose)Fe2O3
O Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
O TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
O HematiteFe2O3
FFluorine
F FluoriteCaF2
AlAluminium
Al K Feldspar (var: Adularia)KAlSi3O8
Al Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
SiSilicon
Si Quartz (var: Rock Crystal)SiO2
Si K Feldspar (var: Adularia)KAlSi3O8
Si QuartzSiO2
Si Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Si TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
KPotassium
K K Feldspar (var: Adularia)KAlSi3O8
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca FluoriteCaF2
Ca Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Ca TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
TiTitanium
Ti TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
FeIron
Fe Hematite (var: Iron Rose)Fe2O3
Fe Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Fe HematiteFe2O3

Localities in this Region

  • Valais
    • Brig
      • Naters

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