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Gornergrat, Gorner glacier area, Zermatt, Matt Valley, Zermatt - Saas Fee area, Valais, Switzerlandi
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Gornergrat- not defined -
Gorner glacier areaArea
Zermatt- not defined -
Matt ValleyValley
Zermatt - Saas Fee areaArea
ValaisCanton
SwitzerlandCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
45° 58' 59'' North , 7° 47' 5'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Köppen climate type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Zermatt6,629 (2016)4.9km
Täsch831 (2016)9.5km
Randa421 (2016)12.8km
Breuil-Cervinia753 (2014)13.0km
Staffa253 (2014)14.2km
Name(s) in local language(s):
Gornergrat, Gornergletschergebiet, Zermatt, Mattertal, Gebiet Zermatt - Saas Fee, Wallis (Valais), Schweiz (Suisse; Svizzera)


An isolated ridge (maximum elevation: 3135 m; Swiss coordinates: 626´835 / 92´465), rising along the northern rim of the Gorner glacier.

Regions containing this locality

Eurasian PlateTectonic Plate
EuropeContinent
The Alps, EuropeMountain Range

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


1 valid mineral.

Detailed Mineral List:

Zoisite
Formula: Ca2Al3[Si2O7][SiO4]O(OH)
Reference: Christian Bracke Collection

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 9 - Silicates
Zoisite9.BG.10Ca2Al3[Si2O7][SiO4]O(OH)

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 58 - SOROSILICATES Insular, Mixed, Single, and Larger Tetrahedral Groups
Insular, Mixed, Single, and Larger Tetrahedral Groups with cations in [6] and higher coordination; single and double groups (n = 1, 2)
Zoisite58.2.1b.1Ca2Al3[Si2O7][SiO4]O(OH)

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H ZoisiteCa2Al3[Si2O7][SiO4]O(OH)
OOxygen
O ZoisiteCa2Al3[Si2O7][SiO4]O(OH)
AlAluminium
Al ZoisiteCa2Al3[Si2O7][SiO4]O(OH)
SiSilicon
Si ZoisiteCa2Al3[Si2O7][SiO4]O(OH)
CaCalcium
Ca ZoisiteCa2Al3[Si2O7][SiO4]O(OH)

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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Cretaceous - Permian
66 - 298.9 Ma



ID: 2359333
Metamorphe Gesteine, meist Metasedimente

Age: Phanerozoic (66 - 298.9 Ma)

Lithology: Quarzite

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

Paleozoic
251.902 - 541 Ma



ID: 3134840
basement

Age: Phanerozoic (251.902 - 541 Ma)

Description: high 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: 3192543
Paleozoic volcanic and intrusive rocks

Age: Phanerozoic (251.902 - 358.9 Ma)

Comments: Alps

Lithology: Ophiolite complex; mafic volcanic 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]

Data and map coding provided by Macrostrat.org, used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License


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