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Smoky quartz cleft, Gletschhorn, Furka pass area, Urseren, Uri, Switzerlandi
Regional Level Types
Smoky quartz cleftCleft
Gletschhorn- not defined -
Furka pass areaArea
Urseren- not defined -
UriCanton
SwitzerlandCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
46° North , 8° East (est.)
Estimate based on other nearby localities or region boundaries.
Margin of Error:
~4km
Locality type:
Köppen climate type:
Name(s) in local language(s):
Rauchquartzkluft, Gletschhorn, Furkapassgebiet, Urseren, Uri, Schweiz (Suisse; Svizzera)


Historic find in 1868. Many smoky quartz crystals (to 135 kg) are on display at the Bern Natural History Museum.

Regions containing this locality

Eurasian PlateTectonic Plate
EuropeContinent
The Alps, EuropeMountain Range

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


7 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Anglesite
Formula: PbSO4
Reference: Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): "Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz", Verlag Wepf & Co. (Basel), p. 40
Cerussite
Formula: PbCO3
Description: Collected in 1868.
Reference: Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz. Wepf (Basel), p. 102.
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): "Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz", Verlag Wepf & Co. (Basel), p. 40
Hydrocerussite
Formula: Pb3(CO3)2(OH)2
Habit: Rounded flakes to 6 mm
Colour: Grey
Reference: Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): "Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz", Wepf (Basel), p. 218.
Laumontite
Formula: CaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O
Reference: Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): "Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz", Wepf (Basel), p. 250.
Leadhillite
Formula: Pb4(CO3)2(SO4)(OH)2
Reference: Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): "Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz", Wepf (Basel), p. 218.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): "Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz", Verlag Wepf & Co. (Basel), p. 40
Quartz var: Smoky Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): "Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz", Verlag Wepf & Co. (Basel), p. 40

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
var: Smoky Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Cerussite5.AB.15PbCO3
Hydrocerussite5.BE.10Pb3(CO3)2(OH)2
Leadhillite5.BF.40Pb4(CO3)2(SO4)(OH)2
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Anglesite7.AD.35PbSO4
Group 9 - Silicates
Laumontite9.GB.10CaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Cerussite14.1.3.4PbCO3
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Hydrocerussite16a.2.2.1Pb3(CO3)2(OH)2
Group 17 - COMPOUND CARBONATES
Miscellaneous
Leadhillite17.1.2.1Pb4(CO3)2(SO4)(OH)2
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Anglesite28.3.1.3PbSO4
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Group 77 - TECTOSILICATES Zeolites
Zeolite group - True zeolites
Laumontite77.1.1.4CaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Quartz
var: Smoky Quartz
-SiO2

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H HydrocerussitePb3(CO3)2(OH)2
H LeadhillitePb4(CO3)2(SO4)(OH)2
H LaumontiteCaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O
CCarbon
C CerussitePbCO3
C HydrocerussitePb3(CO3)2(OH)2
C LeadhillitePb4(CO3)2(SO4)(OH)2
OOxygen
O AnglesitePbSO4
O Quartz (var: Smoky Quartz)SiO2
O CerussitePbCO3
O HydrocerussitePb3(CO3)2(OH)2
O LeadhillitePb4(CO3)2(SO4)(OH)2
O LaumontiteCaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O
O QuartzSiO2
AlAluminium
Al LaumontiteCaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O
SiSilicon
Si Quartz (var: Smoky Quartz)SiO2
Si LaumontiteCaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O
Si QuartzSiO2
SSulfur
S GalenaPbS
S AnglesitePbSO4
S LeadhillitePb4(CO3)2(SO4)(OH)2
CaCalcium
Ca LaumontiteCaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O
PbLead
Pb GalenaPbS
Pb AnglesitePbSO4
Pb CerussitePbCO3
Pb HydrocerussitePb3(CO3)2(OH)2
Pb LeadhillitePb4(CO3)2(SO4)(OH)2

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