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Mont Blanc Massif (Monte Bianco Massif), Chamonix, Haute-Savoie, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, Francei
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Mont Blanc Massif (Monte Bianco Massif)Massif
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Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes- not defined -
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Name(s) in local language(s):Massif du Mont Blanc, Chamonix, Haute-Savoie, Rhône-Alpes, France
Location is approximate, estimate based on other nearby localities.
 
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 45° North , 6° East (est.)
Margin of Error:~5km
Locality type:Massif
Köppen climate type:Dfc : Subarctic climate
Other/historical names associated with this locality:Rhône-Alpes


In 2008, the commune of Chamonix has released new rules for mineral collecting; a permit has to be obtained at the mayor's office (Lapis 34 (2009) p. 5; see also website below).

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28 valid minerals.

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Detailed Mineral List:

Albite
Formula: Na(AlSi3O8)
Anatase
Formula: TiO2
Ankerite
Formula: Ca(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Aragonite
Formula: CaCO3
Arsenopyrite
Formula: FeAsS
Reference: Woodtli, R., Jaffé, F., and von Raumer, J. (1987) Prospection minère en Valais: le projet Uromine. Matériaux pour la géologie de la Suisse, série géotechnique 72. Fonds National de la Recherche Scientifique, Projet 4.277.0.78.07.
Aurichalcite
Formula: (Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
Beryl
Formula: Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Brochantite
Formula: Cu4(SO4)(OH)6
Brookite
Formula: TiO2
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Cerussite
Formula: PbCO3
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
'Chlorite Group'
Epidote
Formula: {Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Fluorite
Formula: CaF2
Localities: Reported from at least 9 localities in this region.
Galena
Formula: PbS
'Gneiss'
Reference: Woodtli, R., Jaffé, F., and von Raumer, J. (1987) Prospection minère en Valais: le projet Uromine. Matériaux pour la géologie de la Suisse, série géotechnique 72. Fonds National de la Recherche Scientifique, Projet 4.277.0.78.07.
Goethite
Formula: α-Fe3+O(OH)
'Granite'
Graphite
Formula: C
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
'K Feldspar'
'K Feldspar var: Adularia'
Formula: KAlSi3O8
Linarite
Formula: PbCu(SO4)(OH)2
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Localities: Reported from at least 16 localities in this region.
Quartz var: Amethyst
Formula: SiO2
Quartz var: Gwindel
Formula: SiO2
Quartz var: Smoky Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Localities: Reported from at least 12 localities in this region.
Rutile
Formula: TiO2
'Sagenite'
Scheelite
Formula: Ca(WO4)
Reference: Woodtli, R., Jaffé, F., and von Raumer, J. (1987) Prospection minère en Valais: le projet Uromine. Matériaux pour la géologie de la Suisse, série géotechnique 72. Fonds National de la Recherche Scientifique, Projet 4.277.0.78.07.
Siderite
Formula: FeCO3
'Skarn'
Reference: Woodtli, R., Jaffé, F., and von Raumer, J. (1987) Prospection minère en Valais: le projet Uromine. Matériaux pour la géologie de la Suisse, série géotechnique 72. Fonds National de la Recherche Scientifique, Projet 4.277.0.78.07.
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Titanite
Formula: CaTi(SiO4)O

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Graphite1.CB.05aC
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Arsenopyrite2.EB.20FeAsS
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Group 3 - Halides
Fluorite3.AB.25CaF2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Anatase4.DD.05TiO2
Brookite4.DD.10TiO2
Goethite4.00.α-Fe3+O(OH)
Hematite4.CB.05Fe2O3
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
var: Amethyst4.DA.05SiO2
var: Gwindel4.DA.05SiO2
var: Smoky Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Rutile4.DB.05TiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Ankerite5.AB.10Ca(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Aragonite5.AB.15CaCO3
Aurichalcite5.BA.15(Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Cerussite5.AB.15PbCO3
Malachite5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Siderite5.AB.05FeCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Brochantite7.BB.25Cu4(SO4)(OH)6
Linarite7.BC.65PbCu(SO4)(OH)2
Scheelite7.GA.05Ca(WO4)
Group 9 - Silicates
'Albite'9.FA.35Na(AlSi3O8)
Beryl9.CJ.05Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Epidote9.BG.05a{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Muscovite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Titanite9.AG.15CaTi(SiO4)O
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
Chlorite Group-
Gneiss-
Granite-
K Feldspar-
'var: Adularia'-KAlSi3O8
Sagenite-
Skarn-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Semi-metals and non-metals
Graphite1.3.6.2C
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Arsenopyrite2.12.4.1FeAsS
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
AX2
Anatase4.4.4.1TiO2
Brookite4.4.5.1TiO2
Rutile4.4.1.1TiO2
Group 6 - HYDROXIDES AND OXIDES CONTAINING HYDROXYL
XO(OH)
Goethite6.1.1.2α-Fe3+O(OH)
Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX2
Fluorite9.2.1.1CaF2
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Cerussite14.1.3.4PbCO3
Siderite14.1.1.3FeCO3
AB(XO3)2
Ankerite14.2.1.2Ca(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Malachite16a.3.1.1Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Aurichalcite16a.4.2.1(Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
Group 30 - ANHYDROUS SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)m(XO4)pZq, where m:p>2:1
Brochantite30.1.3.1Cu4(SO4)(OH)6
(AB)2(XO4)Zq
Linarite30.2.3.1PbCu(SO4)(OH)2
Group 48 - ANHYDROUS MOLYBDATES AND TUNGSTATES
AXO4
Scheelite48.1.2.1Ca(WO4)
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 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)
Epidote58.2.1a.7{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Group 61 - CYCLOSILICATES Six-Membered Rings
Six-Membered Rings with [Si6O18] rings; possible (OH) and Al substitution
Beryl61.1.1.1Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Muscovite71.2.2a.1KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)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, Rocks, etc.
Aragonite-CaCO3
'Chlorite Group'-
'Gneiss'-
'Granite'-
'K Feldspar'-
'var: Adularia'-KAlSi3O8
Quartz
var: Amethyst
-SiO2
var: Gwindel-SiO2
var: Smoky Quartz-SiO2
'Sagenite'-
'Skarn'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Aurichalcite(Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
H BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
H Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
H Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
H LinaritePbCu(SO4)(OH)2
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
BeBeryllium
Be BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
CCarbon
C AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
C AragoniteCaCO3
C Aurichalcite(Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
C CalciteCaCO3
C CerussitePbCO3
C GraphiteC
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
C SideriteFeCO3
OOxygen
O K Feldspar (var: Adularia)KAlSi3O8
O AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
O Quartz (var: Amethyst)SiO2
O AnataseTiO2
O AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
O AragoniteCaCO3
O Aurichalcite(Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
O BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
O BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
O BrookiteTiO2
O CalciteCaCO3
O CerussitePbCO3
O Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
O Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
O Quartz (var: Gwindel)SiO2
O HematiteFe2O3
O LinaritePbCu(SO4)(OH)2
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O QuartzSiO2
O RutileTiO2
O ScheeliteCa(WO4)
O SideriteFeCO3
O Quartz (var: Smoky Quartz)SiO2
O TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
FFluorine
F FluoriteCaF2
NaSodium
Na AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
MgMagnesium
Mg AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
AlAluminium
Al K Feldspar (var: Adularia)KAlSi3O8
Al AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Al BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
Al Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
SiSilicon
Si K Feldspar (var: Adularia)KAlSi3O8
Si AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Si Quartz (var: Amethyst)SiO2
Si BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
Si Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Si Quartz (var: Gwindel)SiO2
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si QuartzSiO2
Si Quartz (var: Smoky Quartz)SiO2
Si TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
SSulfur
S ArsenopyriteFeAsS
S BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S GalenaPbS
S LinaritePbCu(SO4)(OH)2
S PyriteFeS2
S SphaleriteZnS
KPotassium
K K Feldspar (var: Adularia)KAlSi3O8
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CaCalcium
Ca AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Ca AragoniteCaCO3
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Ca FluoriteCaF2
Ca ScheeliteCa(WO4)
Ca TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
TiTitanium
Ti AnataseTiO2
Ti BrookiteTiO2
Ti RutileTiO2
Ti TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
FeIron
Fe AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Fe ArsenopyriteFeAsS
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Fe Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
Fe HematiteFe2O3
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe SideriteFeCO3
CuCopper
Cu Aurichalcite(Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
Cu BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu LinaritePbCu(SO4)(OH)2
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
ZnZinc
Zn Aurichalcite(Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
Zn SphaleriteZnS
AsArsenic
As ArsenopyriteFeAsS
WTungsten
W ScheeliteCa(WO4)
PbLead
Pb CerussitePbCO3
Pb GalenaPbS
Pb LinaritePbCu(SO4)(OH)2

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