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Belledonne massif, Maurienne valley, Savoie, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, Francei
Regional Level Types
Belledonne massifMassif
Maurienne valleyValley
SavoieDepartment
Auvergne-Rhône-AlpesRegion
FranceCountry

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Key
Locality type:
Largest Settlements:
PlacePopulation
Grenoble158,552 (2018)
Saint-Martin-d’Hères35,528 (2016)
Échirolles33,088 (2016)
Le Pont-de-Claix11,963 (2016)
Eybens10,195 (2016)
Vizille7,962 (2016)
Other/historical names associated with this locality:
Rhône-Alpes
Other Languages:
French:
chaîne de Belledonne, Savoie, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France
German:
Belledonne, Savoyen, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, Frankreich
Italian:
Catena di Belledonne, Savoia, Alvernia-Rodano-Alpi, Francia
Russian:
Бельдонн, Савойя, Овернь — Рона — Альпы, Франция
Simplified Chinese:
貝勒多訥山脈, 萨瓦省, 奥弗涅-罗讷-阿尔卑斯大区, 法国
Spanish:
Cadena de Belledonne, Saboya, Región de Auvernia-Ródano-Alpes, Francia
Cebuano:
Chaîne de Belledonne, Savoie, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, Pransiya
Dutch:
Belledonne, Savoie, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, Frankrijk
Hungarian:
Belledonne-hegység, Savoie, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, Franciaország
Norwegian (Nynorsk):
Belledonne, Departementet Savoie, Frankrike
Portuguese:
Cordilheira de Belledonne, Saboia, Auvérnia-Ródano-Alpes, França


From Wikipedia:

Belledonne (French: La chaine de Belledonne) is a mountain range (French: massif) in the Dauphiné Alps (part of the French Alps) in southeast France. The southern end of the range forms the eastern wall of the mountains that surround the city of Grenoble.

The range is noted for the spectacular scenery it provides the inhabitants of Grenoble, numerous ski areas, interesting geology, and a diverse range of alpine land types and uses.

The Belledonne range is approximately 60 km (37 mi) long by between 10 km (6.2 mi) wide and runs from roughly 45°03′N 5°48′E, 16 km (9.9 mi) south-south-east of the city of Grenoble, in a north-easterly direction (actually 35 degrees) for 65 km (40 mi) to roughly 45°33′N 6°17′E, near the town of Aiguebelle. The highest point is the Grand Pic de Belledonne, 2,977 m (9,767 ft).

The range is delineated by several valleys which lie at relatively low altitude, including the Grésivaudan Valley (which carries the Isère) on the west, the river Arc to the north and the Romanche to the south. The range counts dozens of peaks over 2,500 m (8,200 ft), more than 10 glaciers, and many alpine lakes, the highest of which is over 2,400 m (7,900 ft) above sea level.

Geologically, Belledonne is a concatenation of ranges which are not physically separated; from north to south, these are the Grand Arc, the Lauzière, the Sept-Laux, Belledonne proper, and the Taillefer.

Belledonne is a crystalline range. It initiated as a Paleozoic peneplain which was covered by Mesozoic sediments, then raised and tilted during the Tertiary uplift of the Alps and subjected to glacial erosion during the Quaternary. As a result of its geologic history, Belledonne alternates jagged peaks with gentle slopes.

Belledonne overlooks the fairly flat Isère Valley (French: Grésivaudan) which lies only 220 m (720 ft) above sea level near Grenoble.

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Standard Detailed Gallery Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List

Mineral list contains entries from the region specified including sub-localities

7 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Anatase
Formula: TiO2
Reference: DE ASCENCAO GUEDES R. (2003). Des crichtonites dans Belledonne. Le Règne Minéral n°50, pp.56. Editions du Piat.
'Apatite'
Formula: Ca5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
Reference: DE ASCENCAO GUEDES R. (2003). Des crichtonites dans Belledonne. Le Règne Minéral n°50, pp.56. Editions du Piat.
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: DE ASCENCAO GUEDES R. (2003). Des crichtonites dans Belledonne. Le Règne Minéral n°50, pp.56. Editions du Piat.
'Chlorite Group'
Reference: DE ASCENCAO GUEDES R. (2003). Des crichtonites dans Belledonne. Le Règne Minéral n°50, pp.56. Editions du Piat.
Crichtonite
Formula: Sr(Mn,Y,U)Fe2(Ti,Fe,Cr,V)18(O,OH)38
Reference: DE ASCENCAO GUEDES R. (2003). Des crichtonites dans Belledonne. Le Règne Minéral n°50, pp.56. Editions du Piat.
Ilmenite
Formula: Fe2+TiO3
Reference: DE ASCENCAO GUEDES R. (2003). Des crichtonites dans Belledonne. Le Règne Minéral n°50, pp.56. Editions du Piat.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: DE ASCENCAO GUEDES R. (2003). Des crichtonites dans Belledonne. Le Règne Minéral n°50, pp.56. Editions du Piat.
Rutile
Formula: TiO2
Reference: DE ASCENCAO GUEDES R. (2003). Des crichtonites dans Belledonne. Le Règne Minéral n°50, pp.56. Editions du Piat.
Titanite
Formula: CaTi(SiO4)O
Reference: DE ASCENCAO GUEDES R. (2003). Des crichtonites dans Belledonne. Le Règne Minéral n°50, pp.56. Editions du Piat.

Gallery:

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Anatase4.DD.05TiO2
Crichtonite4.CC.40Sr(Mn,Y,U)Fe2(Ti,Fe,Cr,V)18(O,OH)38
Ilmenite4.CB.05Fe2+TiO3
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Rutile4.DB.05TiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Group 9 - Silicates
Titanite9.AG.15CaTi(SiO4)O
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Apatite'-Ca5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
'Chlorite Group'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Ilmenite4.3.5.1Fe2+TiO3
AX2
Anatase4.4.4.1TiO2
Rutile4.4.1.1TiO2
Group 8 - MULTIPLE OXIDES CONTAINING NIOBIUM,TANTALUM OR TITANIUM
AB21O38
Crichtonite8.5.1.3Sr(Mn,Y,U)Fe2(Ti,Fe,Cr,V)18(O,OH)38
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Group 52 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups and O,OH,F,H2O
Insular SiO4 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with cations in [6] and/or >[6] coordination
Titanite52.4.3.1CaTi(SiO4)O
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Apatite'-Ca5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
'Chlorite Group'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H CrichtoniteSr(Mn,Y,U)Fe2(Ti,Fe,Cr,V)18(O,OH)38
H ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
OOxygen
O AnataseTiO2
O CrichtoniteSr(Mn,Y,U)Fe2(Ti,Fe,Cr,V)18(O,OH)38
O IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
O RutileTiO2
O CalciteCaCO3
O ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
O QuartzSiO2
O TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
FFluorine
F ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
Si TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
PPhosphorus
P ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
ClChlorine
Cl ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
Ca TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
TiTitanium
Ti AnataseTiO2
Ti CrichtoniteSr(Mn,Y,U)Fe2(Ti,Fe,Cr,V)18(O,OH)38
Ti IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
Ti RutileTiO2
Ti TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
VVanadium
V CrichtoniteSr(Mn,Y,U)Fe2(Ti,Fe,Cr,V)18(O,OH)38
CrChromium
Cr CrichtoniteSr(Mn,Y,U)Fe2(Ti,Fe,Cr,V)18(O,OH)38
MnManganese
Mn CrichtoniteSr(Mn,Y,U)Fe2(Ti,Fe,Cr,V)18(O,OH)38
FeIron
Fe CrichtoniteSr(Mn,Y,U)Fe2(Ti,Fe,Cr,V)18(O,OH)38
Fe IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
SrStrontium
Sr CrichtoniteSr(Mn,Y,U)Fe2(Ti,Fe,Cr,V)18(O,OH)38
YYttrium
Y CrichtoniteSr(Mn,Y,U)Fe2(Ti,Fe,Cr,V)18(O,OH)38
UUranium
U CrichtoniteSr(Mn,Y,U)Fe2(Ti,Fe,Cr,V)18(O,OH)38

Fossils

There are 2 fossil localities from the PaleoBioDB database within this region.

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Occurrences6
Youngest Fossil Listed66.0 Ma (Late Cretaceous)
Oldest Fossil Listed145 Ma (Late Jurassic)
Fossils from RegionClick here to show the list.
Accepted NameHierarchy Age
Nerinea
genus
Animalia : Mollusca : Gastropoda : Nerineidae : Nerinea125 - 113 Ma
Early Cretaceous
Caprotina
genus
Animalia : Mollusca : Bivalvia : Hippuritida : Caprotinidae : Caprotina125 - 113 Ma
Early Cretaceous
Eryma
genus
Animalia : Arthropoda : Malacostraca : Decapoda : Erymidae : Eryma145 - 66 Ma
Cretaceous
Glyphea meyeri
species
Animalia : Arthropoda : Malacostraca : Decapoda : Glypheidae : Glyphea : Glyphea meyeri145 - 66 Ma
Cretaceous
Fossil LocalitiesClick to show 2 fossil localities

Other Databases

Wikipedia:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Belledonne
Wikidata ID:Q792472
GeoNames ID:3033725

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