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Pipji glacier, Pipjitälli, Turtmann Valley, Wallis (Valais), Switzerland

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 46° 9' 56'' North , 7° 43' 23'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 46.16583,7.72333
GeoHash:G#: u0jqxspzq
Other regions containing this locality:The Alps, Europe
Locality type:Glacier
Köppen climate type:ET : Tundra
Name(s) in local language(s):Pipjigletscher, Pipjitälli, Turtmanntal, Wallis (Valais), Schweiz (Suisse; Svizzera)


Lenses of Mn-Fe ores embedded in Triassic grey dolomitic marbles of the Barrhorn Unit. These lenses, originally thought to be a paleokarst filling, are now considered metamorphosed, synsedimentary, submarine-exhalative deposits.



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46 valid minerals. 1 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.

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- Ansermet, S. with contributions of Meisser, N. (2012): Mines et minéraux du Valais. II. Anniviers et Tourtemagne. Musée de la Nature (Sion), Musée Cantonal de Géologie (Lausanne), and Editions Porte-Plumes (Ayer), 374 pp.
- Brugger, J., Elliott, P., Meisser, N., Ansermet, S. (2011): Argandite, Mn7(VO4)2(OH)8, the V analogue of allactite from the metamorphosed Mn ores at Pipji, Turtmann Valley, Switzerland. Am. Mineral., 96, 1894-1900.
- Brugger, J. & Meisser, N. (2006): Manganese-rich assemblages in the Barrhorn Unit, Turtmanntal Central Alps, Switzerland. Canadian Mineralogist, 44, 229-248.
- Brugger, J., Armbruster, T., Meisser, N., Hejny, C. & Grobety, B. (2001): Description and crystal structure of turtmannite, a new mineral with a 68 Å period related to mcgovernite. Am. Mineral. 86, 1494-1505.

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