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Furka basis tunnel (west section), Oberwald, Goms, Valais, Switzerlandi
Regional Level Types
Furka basis tunnel (west section)Tunnel
Oberwald- not defined -
Goms- not defined -
ValaisCanton
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
46° North , 8° East (est.)
Estimate based on other nearby localities or region boundaries.
Margin of Error:
~11km
Locality type:
Köppen climate type:
Name(s) in local language(s):
Furka-Basistunnel (Westabschnitt), Oberwald, Goms, Wallis (Valais), Schweiz (Suisse; Svizzera)


The western part of the Furka basis tunnel.

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


25 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Aeschynite-(Y)
Formula: (Y,Ln,Ca,Th)(Ti,Nb)2(O,OH)6
Reference: Stephan Wolfsried collection (EDS G. Blaß, SXRD U. Kolitsch)
Albite
Formula: Na(AlSi3O8)
Reference: Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): "Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz", Wepf (Basel), p. 369.
Albite var: Pericline
Formula: Na(AlSi3O8)
Reference: Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): "Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz", Verlag Wepf & Co. (Basel), p. 28
Anatase
Formula: TiO2
Reference: S Wolfsried collection
Andradite
Formula: Ca3Fe3+2(SiO4)3
Reference: S Wolfsried collection
Ankerite
Formula: Ca(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Reference: Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz. Wepf (Basel), p. 141.
Arsenopyrite
Formula: FeAsS
Reference: Christian Bracke Collection
Bazzite
Formula: Be3Sc2(Si6O18)
Reference: Christian Bracke Collection
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): "Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz", Verlag Wepf & Co. (Basel), p. 100
'Chlorite Group'
Reference: Christian Bracke Collection
Epidote
Formula: {Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Reference: S Wolfsried collection
Fluorapatite
Formula: Ca5(PO4)3F
Reference: Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): "Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz", Verlag Wepf & Co. (Basel), p. 46
Fluorapophyllite-(K)
Formula: KCa4(Si8O20)(F,OH) · 8H2O
Reference: Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): "Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz", Verlag Wepf & Co. (Basel), p. 48
Gersdorffite
Formula: NiAsS
Reference: Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): "Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz", Wepf (Basel), p. 181.
'Giessenite-Izoklakeite Series'
Habit: Minute acicular crystals
Reference: Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): "Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz", Wepf (Basel), p. 182.
Kainosite-(Y)
Formula: Ca2(Y,Ce)2(Si4O12)(CO3) · H2O
Reference: S Wolfsried collection
'K Feldspar'
Reference: Christian Bracke Collection
'K Feldspar var: Adularia'
Formula: KAlSi3O8
Reference: Christian Bracke Collection
Laumontite
Formula: CaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O
Reference: Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): "Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz", Wepf (Basel), p. 250.
Mimetite
Formula: Pb5(AsO4)3Cl
Reference: Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): "Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz", Wepf (Basel), p. 277.
Monazite-(Ce)
Formula: Ce(PO4)
Reference: Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): "Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz", Wepf (Basel), p. 281.
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: S Wolfsried collection
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): "Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz", Wepf (Basel), p. 313.
Pyrrhotite
Formula: Fe7S8
Reference: Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): "Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz", Wepf (Basel), p. 318.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Christian Bracke Collection
Quartz var: Rock Crystal
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): "Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz", Wepf (Basel), p. 181.
Rutile
Formula: TiO2
Reference: Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): "Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz", Wepf (Basel), p. 369.
Siderite
Formula: FeCO3
Reference: Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): "Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz", Wepf (Basel), p. 368.
Siderite var: Pistomesite
Formula: (Fe,Mg)CO3
Reference: Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): "Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz", Wepf (Basel), p. 369.
'Stilbite subgroup'
Reference: Christian Bracke Collection
Synchysite-(Ce)
Formula: CaCe(CO3)2F
Reference: Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): "Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz", Wepf (Basel), p. 394.
Titanite
Formula: CaTi(SiO4)O
Reference: Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): "Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz", Verlag Wepf & Co. (Basel), p. 70
'Tourmaline'
Formula: A(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
Reference: Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): "Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz", Wepf (Basel), p. 415.
Zircon
Formula: Zr(SiO4)
Reference: S Wolfsried collection

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Arsenopyrite2.EB.20FeAsS
Gersdorffite2.EB.25NiAsS
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Pyrrhotite2.CC.10Fe7S8
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Aeschynite-(Y)4.DF.05(Y,Ln,Ca,Th)(Ti,Nb)2(O,OH)6
Anatase4.DD.05TiO2
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
var: Rock Crystal4.DA.05SiO2
Rutile4.DB.05TiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Ankerite5.AB.10Ca(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Siderite5.AB.05FeCO3
var: Pistomesite5.AB.05(Fe,Mg)CO3
Synchysite-(Ce)5.BD.20cCaCe(CO3)2F
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Fluorapatite8.BN.05Ca5(PO4)3F
Mimetite8.BN.05Pb5(AsO4)3Cl
Monazite-(Ce)8.AD.50Ce(PO4)
Group 9 - Silicates
Albite9.FA.35Na(AlSi3O8)
var: Pericline9.FA.35Na(AlSi3O8)
Andradite9.AD.25Ca3Fe3+2(SiO4)3
Bazzite9.CJ.05Be3Sc2(Si6O18)
Epidote9.BG.05a{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Fluorapophyllite-(K)9.EA.15KCa4(Si8O20)(F,OH) · 8H2O
Kainosite-(Y)9.CF.10Ca2(Y,Ce)2(Si4O12)(CO3) · H2O
Laumontite9.GB.10CaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O
Muscovite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Titanite9.AG.15CaTi(SiO4)O
Zircon9.AD.30Zr(SiO4)
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Chlorite Group'-
'Giessenite-Izoklakeite Series'-
'K Feldspar'-
'var: Adularia'-KAlSi3O8
'Stilbite subgroup'-
'Tourmaline'-A(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Pyrrhotite2.8.10.1Fe7S8
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Arsenopyrite2.12.4.1FeAsS
Gersdorffite2.12.3.2NiAsS
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
AX2
Anatase4.4.4.1TiO2
Rutile4.4.1.1TiO2
Group 8 - MULTIPLE OXIDES CONTAINING NIOBIUM,TANTALUM OR TITANIUM
AB2O6
Aeschynite-(Y)8.3.6.3(Y,Ln,Ca,Th)(Ti,Nb)2(O,OH)6
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Siderite14.1.1.3FeCO3
AB(XO3)2
Ankerite14.2.1.2Ca(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Synchysite-(Ce)16a.1.3.1CaCe(CO3)2F
Group 38 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL PHOSPHATES, ARSENATES, AND VANADATES
AXO4
Monazite-(Ce)38.4.3.1Ce(PO4)
Group 41 - ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
A5(XO4)3Zq
Fluorapatite41.8.1.1Ca5(PO4)3F
Mimetite41.8.4.2Pb5(AsO4)3Cl
Group 51 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups Only
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in [6] and >[6] coordination
Andradite51.4.3b.1Ca3Fe3+2(SiO4)3
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in >[6] coordination
Zircon51.5.2.1Zr(SiO4)
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 60 - CYCLOSILICATES Four-Membered Rings
Four-Membered Rings with other anion groups
Kainosite-(Y)60.2.1.1Ca2(Y,Ce)2(Si4O12)(CO3) · H2O
Group 61 - CYCLOSILICATES Six-Membered Rings
Six-Membered Rings with [Si6O18] rings; possible (OH) and Al substitution
Bazzite61.1.1.2Be3Sc2(Si6O18)
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Muscovite71.2.2a.1KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Group 72 - PHYLLOSILICATES Two-Dimensional Infinite Sheets with Other Than Six-Membered Rings
Two-Dimensional Infinite Sheets with Other Than Six-Membered Rings with 3-, 4-, or 5-membered rings and 8-membered rings
Fluorapophyllite-(K)72.3.1.1KCa4(Si8O20)(F,OH) · 8H2O
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Group 76 - TECTOSILICATES Al-Si Framework
Al-Si Framework with Al-Si frameworks
Albite76.1.3.1Na(AlSi3O8)
Group 77 - TECTOSILICATES Zeolites
Zeolite group - True zeolites
Laumontite77.1.1.4CaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Albite
var: Pericline
-Na(AlSi3O8)
'Chlorite Group'-
'Giessenite-Izoklakeite Series'-
'K Feldspar'-
'var: Adularia'-KAlSi3O8
Quartz
var: Rock Crystal
-SiO2
Siderite
var: Pistomesite
-(Fe,Mg)CO3
'Stilbite subgroup'-
'Tourmaline'-A(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Fluorapophyllite-(K)KCa4(Si8O20)(F,OH) · 8H2O
H BazziteBe3Sc2(Si6O18)
H LaumontiteCaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O
H Aeschynite-(Y)(Y,Ln,Ca,Th)(Ti,Nb)2(O,OH)6
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H Kainosite-(Y)Ca2(Y,Ce)2(Si4O12)(CO3) · H2O
H Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
BeBeryllium
Be BazziteBe3Sc2(Si6O18)
BBoron
B TourmalineA(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
CCarbon
C Siderite (var: Pistomesite)(Fe,Mg)CO3
C AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
C SideriteFeCO3
C Synchysite-(Ce)CaCe(CO3)2F
C Kainosite-(Y)Ca2(Y,Ce)2(Si4O12)(CO3) · H2O
C CalciteCaCO3
OOxygen
O TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
O Siderite (var: Pistomesite)(Fe,Mg)CO3
O AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
O TourmalineA(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
O K Feldspar (var: Adularia)KAlSi3O8
O AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
O FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
O Fluorapophyllite-(K)KCa4(Si8O20)(F,OH) · 8H2O
O BazziteBe3Sc2(Si6O18)
O QuartzSiO2
O LaumontiteCaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O
O SideriteFeCO3
O RutileTiO2
O Synchysite-(Ce)CaCe(CO3)2F
O Aeschynite-(Y)(Y,Ln,Ca,Th)(Ti,Nb)2(O,OH)6
O ZirconZr(SiO4)
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O Kainosite-(Y)Ca2(Y,Ce)2(Si4O12)(CO3) · H2O
O Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
O AndraditeCa3Fe23+(SiO4)3
O AnataseTiO2
O Albite (var: Pericline)Na(AlSi3O8)
O CalciteCaCO3
O MimetitePb5(AsO4)3Cl
O Quartz (var: Rock Crystal)SiO2
O Monazite-(Ce)Ce(PO4)
FFluorine
F FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
F Fluorapophyllite-(K)KCa4(Si8O20)(F,OH) · 8H2O
F Synchysite-(Ce)CaCe(CO3)2F
NaSodium
Na AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Na BazziteBe3Sc2(Si6O18)
Na Albite (var: Pericline)Na(AlSi3O8)
MgMagnesium
Mg Siderite (var: Pistomesite)(Fe,Mg)CO3
Mg AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Mg BazziteBe3Sc2(Si6O18)
AlAluminium
Al K Feldspar (var: Adularia)KAlSi3O8
Al AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Al LaumontiteCaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Al Albite (var: Pericline)Na(AlSi3O8)
SiSilicon
Si TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
Si TourmalineA(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
Si K Feldspar (var: Adularia)KAlSi3O8
Si AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Si Fluorapophyllite-(K)KCa4(Si8O20)(F,OH) · 8H2O
Si BazziteBe3Sc2(Si6O18)
Si QuartzSiO2
Si LaumontiteCaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O
Si ZirconZr(SiO4)
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si Kainosite-(Y)Ca2(Y,Ce)2(Si4O12)(CO3) · H2O
Si Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Si AndraditeCa3Fe23+(SiO4)3
Si Albite (var: Pericline)Na(AlSi3O8)
Si Quartz (var: Rock Crystal)SiO2
PPhosphorus
P FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
P Monazite-(Ce)Ce(PO4)
SSulfur
S GersdorffiteNiAsS
S ArsenopyriteFeAsS
S PyriteFeS2
S PyrrhotiteFe7S8
ClChlorine
Cl MimetitePb5(AsO4)3Cl
KPotassium
K K Feldspar (var: Adularia)KAlSi3O8
K Fluorapophyllite-(K)KCa4(Si8O20)(F,OH) · 8H2O
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CaCalcium
Ca TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
Ca AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Ca FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
Ca Fluorapophyllite-(K)KCa4(Si8O20)(F,OH) · 8H2O
Ca LaumontiteCaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O
Ca Synchysite-(Ce)CaCe(CO3)2F
Ca Aeschynite-(Y)(Y,Ln,Ca,Th)(Ti,Nb)2(O,OH)6
Ca Kainosite-(Y)Ca2(Y,Ce)2(Si4O12)(CO3) · H2O
Ca Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Ca AndraditeCa3Fe23+(SiO4)3
Ca CalciteCaCO3
ScScandium
Sc BazziteBe3Sc2(Si6O18)
TiTitanium
Ti TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
Ti RutileTiO2
Ti Aeschynite-(Y)(Y,Ln,Ca,Th)(Ti,Nb)2(O,OH)6
Ti AnataseTiO2
FeIron
Fe Siderite (var: Pistomesite)(Fe,Mg)CO3
Fe AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Fe BazziteBe3Sc2(Si6O18)
Fe ArsenopyriteFeAsS
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe SideriteFeCO3
Fe PyrrhotiteFe7S8
Fe Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Fe AndraditeCa3Fe23+(SiO4)3
NiNickel
Ni GersdorffiteNiAsS
AsArsenic
As GersdorffiteNiAsS
As ArsenopyriteFeAsS
As MimetitePb5(AsO4)3Cl
YYttrium
Y Aeschynite-(Y)(Y,Ln,Ca,Th)(Ti,Nb)2(O,OH)6
Y Kainosite-(Y)Ca2(Y,Ce)2(Si4O12)(CO3) · H2O
ZrZirconium
Zr ZirconZr(SiO4)
NbNiobium
Nb Aeschynite-(Y)(Y,Ln,Ca,Th)(Ti,Nb)2(O,OH)6
CeCerium
Ce Synchysite-(Ce)CaCe(CO3)2F
Ce Monazite-(Ce)Ce(PO4)
PbLead
Pb MimetitePb5(AsO4)3Cl
ThThorium
Th Aeschynite-(Y)(Y,Ln,Ca,Th)(Ti,Nb)2(O,OH)6

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