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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
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Saas ValleyValley
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
46° 2' 42'' North , 7° 53' 52'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Köppen climate type:
Nearest Settlements:
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
The Alps, EuropeMountain Range

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List

3 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

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
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
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

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 66 - INOSILICATES Double-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=2)
Amphiboles - Mg-Fe-Mn-Li subgroup
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.

List of minerals for each chemical element

H Barroisite☐{CaNa}{Mg3Al2}(AlSi7O22)(OH)2
H Glaucophane◻[Na2][Mg3Al2]Si8O22(OH)2
H PreiswerkiteNaMg2Al(Al2Si2O10)(OH)2
O Barroisite☐{CaNa}{Mg3Al2}(AlSi7O22)(OH)2
O Glaucophane◻[Na2][Mg3Al2]Si8O22(OH)2
O PreiswerkiteNaMg2Al(Al2Si2O10)(OH)2
Na Barroisite☐{CaNa}{Mg3Al2}(AlSi7O22)(OH)2
Na Glaucophane◻[Na2][Mg3Al2]Si8O22(OH)2
Na PreiswerkiteNaMg2Al(Al2Si2O10)(OH)2
Mg Barroisite☐{CaNa}{Mg3Al2}(AlSi7O22)(OH)2
Mg Glaucophane◻[Na2][Mg3Al2]Si8O22(OH)2
Mg PreiswerkiteNaMg2Al(Al2Si2O10)(OH)2
Al Barroisite☐{CaNa}{Mg3Al2}(AlSi7O22)(OH)2
Al Glaucophane◻[Na2][Mg3Al2]Si8O22(OH)2
Al PreiswerkiteNaMg2Al(Al2Si2O10)(OH)2
Si Barroisite☐{CaNa}{Mg3Al2}(AlSi7O22)(OH)2
Si Glaucophane◻[Na2][Mg3Al2]Si8O22(OH)2
Si PreiswerkiteNaMg2Al(Al2Si2O10)(OH)2
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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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]

251.902 - 541 Ma

ID: 3144927

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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