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Mittaghorn, Saas-Almagell, Saas Valley, Zermatt - Saas Fee area, Valais, Switzerlandi
Regional Level Types
Mittaghorn- not defined -
Saas-Almagell- not defined -
Saas ValleyValley
Zermatt - Saas Fee areaArea
ValaisCanton
SwitzerlandCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
46° 5' 4'' North , 7° 56' 15'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Köppen climate type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Saas-Fee1,611 (2013)2.7km
Saas-Grund1,116 (2013)4.3km
Saas-Balen394 (2013)7.8km
Randa421 (2016)12.1km
Täsch831 (2016)12.5km
Name(s) in local language(s):
Mittaghorn, Saas-Almagell, Saastal, Gebiet Zermatt - Saas Fee, Wallis (Valais), Schweiz (Suisse; Svizzera)


The 3144 m high Mittaghorn (Swiss coordinates 638´605 / 103´795) is located south of Saas Fee and southwest of Saas Almagell.

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:

Anatase
Formula: TiO2
Reference: Christian Bracke Collection
Prehnite
Formula: Ca2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
Reference: Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): "Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz", Wepf (Basel), p. 308.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Christian Bracke Collection

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Anatase4.DD.05TiO2
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 9 - Silicates
Prehnite9.DP.20Ca2Al2Si3O10(OH)2

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
AX2
Anatase4.4.4.1TiO2
Group 72 - PHYLLOSILICATES Two-Dimensional Infinite Sheets with Other Than Six-Membered Rings
Two-Dimensional Infinite Sheets with Other Than Six-Membered Rings with 4-membered rings
Prehnite72.1.3.1Ca2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H PrehniteCa2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
OOxygen
O AnataseTiO2
O PrehniteCa2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
O QuartzSiO2
AlAluminium
Al PrehniteCa2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
SiSilicon
Si PrehniteCa2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
Si QuartzSiO2
CaCalcium
Ca PrehniteCa2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
TiTitanium
Ti AnataseTiO2

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.

Click on geological units on the map for more information. Click here to view full-screen map on Macrostrat.org

Jurassic
145 - 201.3 Ma



ID: 3141984
Helvetic nappes, Penninic nappes

Age: Jurassic (145 - 201.3 Ma)

Description: medium grade metamorphic

Lithology: Meta-sediment group

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]

Jurassic
145 - 201.3 Ma



ID: 2366979
Metamorphe Gesteine, meist Metamagmatite

Age: Jurassic (145 - 201.3 Ma)

Lithology: Basalt and metabasalt

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

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]

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


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