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Schwärze (Schwärze glacier), Gorner glacier area, Zermatt, Matt Valley, Zermatt - Saas Fee area, Valais, Switzerlandi
Regional Level Types
Schwärze (Schwärze glacier)- not defined -
Gorner glacier areaArea
Zermatt- not defined -
Matt ValleyValley
Zermatt - Saas Fee areaArea
ValaisCanton
SwitzerlandCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
45° 57' 10'' North , 7° 46' 29'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Köppen climate type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Zermatt6,629 (2016)7.7km
Breuil-Cervinia753 (2014)11.3km
Täsch831 (2016)12.8km
Champoluc-Champlan392 (2014)13.7km
Paquier995 (2014)14.2km
Name(s) in local language(s):
Schwärze (Schwärzegletscher), Gornergletschergebiet, Zermatt, Mattertal, Gebiet Zermatt - Saas Fee, Wallis (Valais), Schweiz (Suisse; Svizzera)


A southern confluent of the Gorner glacier.
Located north of Pollux Mt.

Regions containing this locality

Eurasian PlateTectonic Plate
EuropeContinent
The Alps, EuropeMountain Range

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


3 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Andradite
Formula: Ca3Fe3+2(SiO4)3
Reference: Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): "Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz", Verlag Wepf & Co. (Basel), p. 38
Andradite var: Melanite
Formula: Ca3Fe3+2(SiO4)3
Reference: Christian Bracke Collection
Chrysotile
Formula: Mg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Reference: Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz. Wepf (Basel), p. 38
Grossular
Formula: Ca3Al2(SiO4)3
Reference: Christian Bracke Collection
Grossular var: Hessonite
Formula: Ca3Al2(SiO4)3
Reference: Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): "Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz", Wepf (Basel), p. 201.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 9 - Silicates
Andradite9.AD.25Ca3Fe3+2(SiO4)3
var: Melanite9.AD.25Ca3Fe3+2(SiO4)3
Chrysotile9.ED.15Mg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Grossular9.AD.25Ca3Al2(SiO4)3
var: Hessonite9.AD.25Ca3Al2(SiO4)3

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

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
Grossular51.4.3b.2Ca3Al2(SiO4)3
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 1:1 layers
Chrysotile71.1.5.1Mg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Andradite
var: Melanite
-Ca3Fe3+2(SiO4)3
Grossular
var: Hessonite
-Ca3Al2(SiO4)3

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H ChrysotileMg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
OOxygen
O AndraditeCa3Fe23+(SiO4)3
O ChrysotileMg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
O GrossularCa3Al2(SiO4)3
O Grossular (var: Hessonite)Ca3Al2(SiO4)3
O Andradite (var: Melanite)Ca3Fe23+(SiO4)3
MgMagnesium
Mg ChrysotileMg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
AlAluminium
Al GrossularCa3Al2(SiO4)3
Al Grossular (var: Hessonite)Ca3Al2(SiO4)3
SiSilicon
Si AndraditeCa3Fe23+(SiO4)3
Si ChrysotileMg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Si GrossularCa3Al2(SiO4)3
Si Grossular (var: Hessonite)Ca3Al2(SiO4)3
Si Andradite (var: Melanite)Ca3Fe23+(SiO4)3
CaCalcium
Ca AndraditeCa3Fe23+(SiO4)3
Ca GrossularCa3Al2(SiO4)3
Ca Grossular (var: Hessonite)Ca3Al2(SiO4)3
Ca Andradite (var: Melanite)Ca3Fe23+(SiO4)3
FeIron
Fe AndraditeCa3Fe23+(SiO4)3
Fe Andradite (var: Melanite)Ca3Fe23+(SiO4)3

Regional Geology

This geological map and associated information on rock units at or nearby to the coordinates given for this locality is based on relatively small scale geological maps provided by various national Geological Surveys. This does not necessarily represent the complete geology at this locality but it gives a background for the region in which it is found.

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Holocene
0 - 0.0117 Ma



ID: 2357817
Gletscher, Firn

Age: Anthropocene (0 - 0.0117 Ma)

Lithology: Ice, snow

Reference: Geological Institute. Geological Map of Switzerland 1:500,000. isbn: 3906723399. University of Bern. [49]

Paleozoic
251.902 - 541 Ma



ID: 3134840
basement

Age: Phanerozoic (251.902 - 541 Ma)

Description: high grade metamorphic

Lithology: Gneiss

Reference: Asch, K. The 1:5M International Geological Map of Europe and Adjacent Areas: Development and Implementation of a GIS-enabled Concept. Geologisches Jahrbuch, SA 3. [147]

Late Paleozoic
251.902 - 358.9 Ma



ID: 3192543
Paleozoic volcanic and intrusive rocks

Age: Phanerozoic (251.902 - 358.9 Ma)

Comments: Alps

Lithology: Ophiolite complex; mafic volcanic rocks

Reference: Chorlton, L.B. Generalized geology of the world: bedrock domains and major faults in GIS format: a small-scale world geology map with an extended geological attribute database. doi: 10.4095/223767. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 5529. [154]

Data and map coding provided by Macrostrat.org, used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License


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