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Allalinhorn, Allalin area, Saas-Almagell, Saas Valley, Zermatt - Saas Fee area, Valais, Switzerlandi
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Allalinhorn- not defined -
Allalin areaArea
Saas-Almagell- not defined -
Saas ValleyValley
Zermatt - Saas Fee areaArea
ValaisCanton
SwitzerlandCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
46° 2' 42'' North , 7° 53' 52'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Köppen climate type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Saas-Fee1,611 (2013)7.3km
Saas-Grund1,116 (2013)9.1km
Täsch831 (2016)9.6km
Macugnaga651 (2012)10.0km
Staffa253 (2014)10.0km
Name(s) in local language(s):
Allalinhorn, Allalin, Saas-Almagell, Saastal, Gebiet Zermatt - Saas Fee, Wallis (Valais), Schweiz (Suisse; Svizzera)


Elevation: 4027 m; Swiss coordinates: 635´300 / 99´490.

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:

Barroisite
Formula: ☐{CaNa}{Mg3Al2}(AlSi7O22)(OH)2
Reference: Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): "Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz", Verlag Wepf & Co. (Basel), p. 63-64
Glaucophane
Formula: ◻[Na2][Mg3Al2]Si8O22(OH)2
Reference: Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): "Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz", Verlag Wepf & Co. (Basel), p. 63-64
Preiswerkite
Formula: NaMg2Al(Al2Si2O10)(OH)2
Reference: Godard, G. and Smith, D. (1999) Preiswerkite and Na-(Mg,Fe)-margarite in eclogites. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology 136 (1-2): 20-32

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 9 - Silicates
Barroisite9.DE.20☐{CaNa}{Mg3Al2}(AlSi7O22)(OH)2
Glaucophane9.DE.25◻[Na2][Mg3Al2]Si8O22(OH)2
Preiswerkite9.EC.20NaMg2Al(Al2Si2O10)(OH)2

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 66 - INOSILICATES Double-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=2)
Amphiboles - Mg-Fe-Mn-Li subgroup
Glaucophane66.1.3c.1◻[Na2][Mg3Al2]Si8O22(OH)2
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Preiswerkite71.2.2b.15NaMg2Al(Al2Si2O10)(OH)2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Barroisite-☐{CaNa}{Mg3Al2}(AlSi7O22)(OH)2

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Barroisite☐{CaNa}{Mg3Al2}(AlSi7O22)(OH)2
H Glaucophane◻[Na2][Mg3Al2]Si8O22(OH)2
H PreiswerkiteNaMg2Al(Al2Si2O10)(OH)2
OOxygen
O Barroisite☐{CaNa}{Mg3Al2}(AlSi7O22)(OH)2
O Glaucophane◻[Na2][Mg3Al2]Si8O22(OH)2
O PreiswerkiteNaMg2Al(Al2Si2O10)(OH)2
NaSodium
Na Barroisite☐{CaNa}{Mg3Al2}(AlSi7O22)(OH)2
Na Glaucophane◻[Na2][Mg3Al2]Si8O22(OH)2
Na PreiswerkiteNaMg2Al(Al2Si2O10)(OH)2
MgMagnesium
Mg Barroisite☐{CaNa}{Mg3Al2}(AlSi7O22)(OH)2
Mg Glaucophane◻[Na2][Mg3Al2]Si8O22(OH)2
Mg PreiswerkiteNaMg2Al(Al2Si2O10)(OH)2
AlAluminium
Al Barroisite☐{CaNa}{Mg3Al2}(AlSi7O22)(OH)2
Al Glaucophane◻[Na2][Mg3Al2]Si8O22(OH)2
Al PreiswerkiteNaMg2Al(Al2Si2O10)(OH)2
SiSilicon
Si Barroisite☐{CaNa}{Mg3Al2}(AlSi7O22)(OH)2
Si Glaucophane◻[Na2][Mg3Al2]Si8O22(OH)2
Si PreiswerkiteNaMg2Al(Al2Si2O10)(OH)2
CaCalcium
Ca Barroisite☐{CaNa}{Mg3Al2}(AlSi7O22)(OH)2

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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Jurassic
145 - 201.3 Ma



ID: 2346030
Metamorphe Gesteine, meist Metamagmatite

Age: Jurassic (145 - 201.3 Ma)

Lithology: Metaigneous rock, metagabbro, eclogite

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

Paleozoic
251.902 - 541 Ma



ID: 3144927
basement

Age: Phanerozoic (251.902 - 541 Ma)

Description: low 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: 3192871
Paleozoic intrusive rocks

Age: Phanerozoic (251.902 - 358.9 Ma)

Comments: Alps

Lithology: Intrusive igneous 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]

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