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

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
46° 11' 47'' North , 7° 50' 23'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Köppen climate type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Grächen1,362 (2016)0.2km
Embd349 (2015)2.3km
Sankt Niklaus2,352 (2016)3.5km
Eisten259 (2010)4.1km
Törbel511 (2016)4.7km
Name(s) in local language(s):
Grächen, Mattertal, Gebiet Zermatt - Saas Fee, Wallis, Schweiz (Suisse; Svizzera)


Swiss coordinates 629´197 / 112´869.

Regions containing this locality

Eurasian PlateTectonic Plate
EuropeContinent
The Alps, EuropeMountain Range

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List

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

10 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Albite
Formula: Na(AlSi3O8)
Reference: Erik Vercammen collection
Anatase
Formula: TiO2
Reference: Erik Vercammen collection
Arsenopyrite
Formula: FeAsS
Reference: Erik Vercammen collection
'Axinite Group'
Reference: Erik Vercammen collection and field observation
Brookite
Formula: TiO2
Reference: Erik Vercammen collection
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Christian Bracke Collection.
'Chlorite Group'
Reference: Erik Vercammen collection
Dolomite
Formula: CaMg(CO3)2
Reference: Erik Vercammen collection
Dolomite var: Ferroan Dolomite
Formula: Ca(Mg,Fe)(CO3)2
Reference: Erik Vercammen collection
Ilmenite ?
Formula: Fe2+TiO3
Reference: Erik Vercammen collection
'Monazite'
Reference: Erik Vercammen collection
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Erik Vercammen collection
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Christian Bracke Collection.
Rutile
Formula: TiO2
Reference: Erik Vercammen collection
'Xenotime'
Reference: Erik Vercammen collection

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Arsenopyrite2.EB.20FeAsS
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Anatase4.DD.05TiO2
Brookite4.DD.10TiO2
Ilmenite ?4.CB.05Fe2+TiO3
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Rutile4.DB.05TiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Dolomite5.AB.10CaMg(CO3)2
var: Ferroan Dolomite5.AB.10Ca(Mg,Fe)(CO3)2
Group 9 - Silicates
Albite9.FA.35Na(AlSi3O8)
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Axinite Group'-
'Chlorite Group'-
'Monazite'-
'Xenotime'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Arsenopyrite2.12.4.1FeAsS
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Ilmenite ?4.3.5.1Fe2+TiO3
AX2
Anatase4.4.4.1TiO2
Brookite4.4.5.1TiO2
Rutile4.4.1.1TiO2
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
AB(XO3)2
Dolomite14.2.1.1CaMg(CO3)2
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Group 76 - TECTOSILICATES Al-Si Framework
Al-Si Framework with Al-Si frameworks
Albite76.1.3.1Na(AlSi3O8)
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Axinite Group'-
'Chlorite Group'-
Dolomite
var: Ferroan Dolomite
-Ca(Mg,Fe)(CO3)2
'Monazite'-
'Xenotime'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
C Dolomite (var: Ferroan Dolomite)Ca(Mg,Fe)(CO3)2
C DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
OOxygen
O QuartzSiO2
O CalciteCaCO3
O RutileTiO2
O AnataseTiO2
O BrookiteTiO2
O AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
O Dolomite (var: Ferroan Dolomite)Ca(Mg,Fe)(CO3)2
O DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
O IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
NaSodium
Na AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
MgMagnesium
Mg Dolomite (var: Ferroan Dolomite)Ca(Mg,Fe)(CO3)2
Mg DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
AlAluminium
Al AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
Si AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
SSulfur
S PyriteFeS2
S ArsenopyriteFeAsS
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca Dolomite (var: Ferroan Dolomite)Ca(Mg,Fe)(CO3)2
Ca DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
TiTitanium
Ti RutileTiO2
Ti AnataseTiO2
Ti BrookiteTiO2
Ti IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
FeIron
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe ArsenopyriteFeAsS
Fe Dolomite (var: Ferroan Dolomite)Ca(Mg,Fe)(CO3)2
Fe IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
AsArsenic
As ArsenopyriteFeAsS

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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Pleistocene
0.0117 - 2.588 Ma



ID: 2361541
Quartre Lockergesteine

Age: Pleistocene (0.0117 - 2.588 Ma)

Lithology: Loamy gravel, sand, silt, blocks (moraine)

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

Paleozoic - Precambrian
251.902 - 4000 Ma



ID: 3149597
Penninic basement, Penninic nappes, Austroalpine nappes, Southern Alpes

Age: Eoarchean to Triassic (251.902 - 4000 Ma)

Description: undifferentiated 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]

Cambrian - Proterozoic
485.4 - 2500 Ma



ID: 3192233
Precambrian-Phanerozoic crystalline metamorphic rocks

Age: to Cambrian (485.4 - 2500 Ma)

Comments: Alps

Lithology: Crystalline metamorphic 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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