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Oberaar lake area, Grimsel area, Hasli Valley, Bern, Switzerlandi
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Hasli ValleyValley
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
46° 33' 15'' North , 8° 15' 29'' East (est.)
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Name(s) in local language(s):
Oberaarseegebiet, Grimsel, Haslital, Bern, Schweiz (Suisse; Svizzera)


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The Alps, EuropeMountain Range

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18 valid minerals.

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Detailed Mineral List:

Albite
Formula: Na(AlSi3O8)
Reference: Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): "Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz", Wepf (Basel), p. 235.
Ankerite
Formula: Ca(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Reference: Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): "Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz", Wepf (Basel), p. 336.
'Apatite'
Formula: Ca5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
Reference: Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz. Wepf (Basel), p. 125.
Bazzite
Formula: Be3Sc2(Si6O18)
Reference: Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): "Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz", Verlag Wepf & Co. (Basel), p. 70
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): "Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz", Verlag Wepf & Co. (Basel), p. 99
'Chabazite'
Reference: Christian Bracke Collection.
'Chlorite Group'
Descloizite
Formula: PbZn(VO4)(OH)
Reference: Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): "Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz", Wepf (Basel), p. 282.
Fluorite
Formula: CaF2
Goethite
Formula: α-Fe3+O(OH)
Reference: Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): "Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz", Wepf (Basel), p. 282.
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Hematite var: Iron Rose
Formula: Fe2O3
Kainosite-(Y)
Formula: Ca2(Y,Ce)2(Si4O12)(CO3) · H2O
Reference: Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): "Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz", Wepf (Basel), p. 235.
'K Feldspar'
'K Feldspar var: Adularia'
Formula: KAlSi3O8
Milarite
Formula: K2Ca4Al2Be4Si24O60 · H2O
Reference: Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): "Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz", Wepf (Basel), p. 275.
Monazite-(Ce)
Formula: Ce(PO4)
Reference: Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): "Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz", Wepf (Basel), p. 281.
Opal
Formula: SiO2 · nH2O
Reference: Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz. Wepf (Basel), p. 291.
Opal var: Opal-AN
Formula: SiO2 · nH2O
Reference: Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz. Wepf (Basel), p. 291.
'Orthochamosite'
Formula: (Fe2+,Mg,Fe3+)5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH,O)8
Reference: Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz. Wepf (Basel), p. 292.
Phenakite
Formula: Be2SiO4
Reference: Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): "Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz", Wepf (Basel), p. 301.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Localities: Reported from at least 12 localities in this region.
Quartz var: Amethyst
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): "Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz", Wepf (Basel), p. 336.
Quartz var: Chalcedony
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz. Wepf (Basel), p. 106.
Quartz var: Gwindel
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Teige, B., Willener, A. (1997) Die Gwindelkluft an der Oberaar (BE) oder wenn Strahler strahlen. Schweizer Strahler, 10(11).
Quartz var: Rock Crystal
Formula: SiO2
Quartz var: Sceptre Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): "Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz", Wepf (Basel), p. 336.
Quartz var: Smoky Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Rutile
Formula: TiO2
Reference: Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz. Wepf (Basel), p. 125.
Scolecite
Formula: CaAl2Si3O10 · 3H2O
Reference: Parker, R.L. (1973) Die Mineralfunde der Schweiz. Verlag Wepf and Co., Basel.; Tschernich, R. (1992) Zeolites of the world. Geoscience Press Inc., Phoenix, AZ, USA, 563 pp. (referring to Parker, 1973).; Stalder, H.A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S., and Stuker, P. (1998) Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz. Wepf (Basel), p. 374.; Wilson, O.M., Dyer, A., Holyer, V.A.D., and Williams, C.D. (2008) Scolecite from Cornwall, the first occurrences in England. Journal of the Russell Society, vol. 11, 87. (referring to Tschernich, 1992).
Senaite
Formula: Pb(Mn,Y,U)(Fe,Zn)2(Ti,Fe,Cr,V)18(O,OH)38
Reference: Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz. Wepf (Basel), p. 125.
'Stilbite subgroup'
Reference: Christian Bracke Collection.
Zircon
Formula: Zr(SiO4)
Reference: S Wolfsried collection

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 3 - Halides
Fluorite3.AB.25CaF2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Goethite4.00.α-Fe3+O(OH)
Hematite4.CB.05Fe2O3
var: Iron Rose4.CB.05Fe2O3
Opal4.DA.10SiO2 · nH2O
var: Opal-AN4.DA.10SiO2 · nH2O
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
var: Amethyst4.DA.05SiO2
var: Chalcedony4.DA.05SiO2
var: Gwindel4.DA.05SiO2
var: Rock Crystal4.DA.05SiO2
var: Sceptre Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
var: Smoky Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Rutile4.DB.05TiO2
Senaite4.CC.40Pb(Mn,Y,U)(Fe,Zn)2(Ti,Fe,Cr,V)18(O,OH)38
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Ankerite5.AB.10Ca(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Descloizite8.BH.40PbZn(VO4)(OH)
Monazite-(Ce)8.AD.50Ce(PO4)
Group 9 - Silicates
Albite9.FA.35Na(AlSi3O8)
Bazzite9.CJ.05Be3Sc2(Si6O18)
Kainosite-(Y)9.CF.10Ca2(Y,Ce)2(Si4O12)(CO3) · H2O
Milarite9.CM.05K2Ca4Al2Be4Si24O60 · H2O
'Orthochamosite'9.EC.55(Fe2+,Mg,Fe3+)5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH,O)8
Phenakite9.AA.05Be2SiO4
Scolecite9.GA.05CaAl2Si3O10 · 3H2O
Zircon9.AD.30Zr(SiO4)
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Apatite'-Ca5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
'Chabazite'-
'Chlorite Group'-
'K Feldspar'-
'var: Adularia'-KAlSi3O8
'Stilbite subgroup'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
AX2
Rutile4.4.1.1TiO2
Group 6 - HYDROXIDES AND OXIDES CONTAINING HYDROXYL
XO(OH)
Goethite6.1.1.2α-Fe3+O(OH)
Group 8 - MULTIPLE OXIDES CONTAINING NIOBIUM,TANTALUM OR TITANIUM
AB21O38
Senaite8.5.1.4Pb(Mn,Y,U)(Fe,Zn)2(Ti,Fe,Cr,V)18(O,OH)38
Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX2
Fluorite9.2.1.1CaF2
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
AB(XO3)2
Ankerite14.2.1.2Ca(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Group 38 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL PHOSPHATES, ARSENATES, AND VANADATES
AXO4
Monazite-(Ce)38.4.3.1Ce(PO4)
Group 41 - ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)2(XO4)Zq
Descloizite41.5.2.1PbZn(VO4)(OH)
Group 51 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups Only
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in [4] coordination
Phenakite51.1.1.1Be2SiO4
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in >[6] coordination
Zircon51.5.2.1Zr(SiO4)
Group 60 - CYCLOSILICATES Four-Membered Rings
Four-Membered Rings with other anion groups
Kainosite-(Y)60.2.1.1Ca2(Y,Ce)2(Si4O12)(CO3) · H2O
Group 61 - CYCLOSILICATES Six-Membered Rings
Six-Membered Rings with [Si6O18] rings; possible (OH) and Al substitution
Bazzite61.1.1.2Be3Sc2(Si6O18)
Group 63 - CYCLOSILICATES Condensed Rings
Condensed Rings (Milarite - Osumilite group)
Milarite63.2.1a.12K2Ca4Al2Be4Si24O60 · H2O
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with H2O and organics
Opal75.2.1.1SiO2 · nH2O
Group 76 - TECTOSILICATES Al-Si Framework
Al-Si Framework with Al-Si frameworks
Albite76.1.3.1Na(AlSi3O8)
Group 77 - TECTOSILICATES Zeolites
Zeolite group - True zeolites
Scolecite77.1.5.5CaAl2Si3O10 · 3H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Apatite'-Ca5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
'Chabazite'-
'Chlorite Group'-
Hematite
var: Iron Rose
-Fe2O3
'K Feldspar'-
'var: Adularia'-KAlSi3O8
Opal
var: Opal-AN
-SiO2 · nH2O
'Orthochamosite'-(Fe2+,Mg,Fe3+)5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH,O)8
Quartz
var: Amethyst
-SiO2
var: Chalcedony-SiO2
var: Gwindel-SiO2
var: Rock Crystal-SiO2
var: Sceptre Quartz-SiO2
var: Smoky Quartz-SiO2
'Stilbite subgroup'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H BazziteBe3Sc2(Si6O18)
H ScoleciteCaAl2Si3O10 · 3H2O
H MilariteK2Ca4Al2Be4Si24O60 · H2O
H SenaitePb(Mn,Y,U)(Fe,Zn)2(Ti,Fe,Cr,V)18(O,OH)38
H ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
H Kainosite-(Y)Ca2(Y,Ce)2(Si4O12)(CO3) · H2O
H DescloizitePbZn(VO4)(OH)
H Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
H Opal (var: Opal-AN)SiO2 · nH2O
H Orthochamosite(Fe2+,Mg,Fe3+)5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH,O)8
H OpalSiO2 · nH2O
BeBeryllium
Be BazziteBe3Sc2(Si6O18)
Be MilariteK2Ca4Al2Be4Si24O60 · H2O
Be PhenakiteBe2SiO4
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
C Kainosite-(Y)Ca2(Y,Ce)2(Si4O12)(CO3) · H2O
C AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
OOxygen
O BazziteBe3Sc2(Si6O18)
O ScoleciteCaAl2Si3O10 · 3H2O
O K Feldspar (var: Adularia)KAlSi3O8
O Quartz (var: Smoky Quartz)SiO2
O ZirconZr(SiO4)
O CalciteCaCO3
O QuartzSiO2
O HematiteFe2O3
O Hematite (var: Iron Rose)Fe2O3
O MilariteK2Ca4Al2Be4Si24O60 · H2O
O SenaitePb(Mn,Y,U)(Fe,Zn)2(Ti,Fe,Cr,V)18(O,OH)38
O Quartz (var: Chalcedony)SiO2
O Quartz (var: Rock Crystal)SiO2
O RutileTiO2
O ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
O Kainosite-(Y)Ca2(Y,Ce)2(Si4O12)(CO3) · H2O
O AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
O Monazite-(Ce)Ce(PO4)
O DescloizitePbZn(VO4)(OH)
O Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
O Opal (var: Opal-AN)SiO2 · nH2O
O Orthochamosite(Fe2+,Mg,Fe3+)5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH,O)8
O PhenakiteBe2SiO4
O Quartz (var: Amethyst)SiO2
O Quartz (var: Sceptre Quartz)SiO2
O AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
O Quartz (var: Gwindel)SiO2
O OpalSiO2 · nH2O
FFluorine
F FluoriteCaF2
F ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
NaSodium
Na BazziteBe3Sc2(Si6O18)
Na AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
MgMagnesium
Mg BazziteBe3Sc2(Si6O18)
Mg Orthochamosite(Fe2+,Mg,Fe3+)5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH,O)8
Mg AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
AlAluminium
Al ScoleciteCaAl2Si3O10 · 3H2O
Al K Feldspar (var: Adularia)KAlSi3O8
Al MilariteK2Ca4Al2Be4Si24O60 · H2O
Al AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Al Orthochamosite(Fe2+,Mg,Fe3+)5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH,O)8
SiSilicon
Si BazziteBe3Sc2(Si6O18)
Si ScoleciteCaAl2Si3O10 · 3H2O
Si K Feldspar (var: Adularia)KAlSi3O8
Si Quartz (var: Smoky Quartz)SiO2
Si ZirconZr(SiO4)
Si QuartzSiO2
Si MilariteK2Ca4Al2Be4Si24O60 · H2O
Si Quartz (var: Chalcedony)SiO2
Si Quartz (var: Rock Crystal)SiO2
Si Kainosite-(Y)Ca2(Y,Ce)2(Si4O12)(CO3) · H2O
Si AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Si Opal (var: Opal-AN)SiO2 · nH2O
Si Orthochamosite(Fe2+,Mg,Fe3+)5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH,O)8
Si PhenakiteBe2SiO4
Si Quartz (var: Amethyst)SiO2
Si Quartz (var: Sceptre Quartz)SiO2
Si Quartz (var: Gwindel)SiO2
Si OpalSiO2 · nH2O
PPhosphorus
P ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
P Monazite-(Ce)Ce(PO4)
ClChlorine
Cl ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
KPotassium
K K Feldspar (var: Adularia)KAlSi3O8
K MilariteK2Ca4Al2Be4Si24O60 · H2O
CaCalcium
Ca FluoriteCaF2
Ca ScoleciteCaAl2Si3O10 · 3H2O
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca MilariteK2Ca4Al2Be4Si24O60 · H2O
Ca ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
Ca Kainosite-(Y)Ca2(Y,Ce)2(Si4O12)(CO3) · H2O
Ca AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
ScScandium
Sc BazziteBe3Sc2(Si6O18)
TiTitanium
Ti SenaitePb(Mn,Y,U)(Fe,Zn)2(Ti,Fe,Cr,V)18(O,OH)38
Ti RutileTiO2
VVanadium
V SenaitePb(Mn,Y,U)(Fe,Zn)2(Ti,Fe,Cr,V)18(O,OH)38
V DescloizitePbZn(VO4)(OH)
CrChromium
Cr SenaitePb(Mn,Y,U)(Fe,Zn)2(Ti,Fe,Cr,V)18(O,OH)38
MnManganese
Mn SenaitePb(Mn,Y,U)(Fe,Zn)2(Ti,Fe,Cr,V)18(O,OH)38
FeIron
Fe BazziteBe3Sc2(Si6O18)
Fe HematiteFe2O3
Fe Hematite (var: Iron Rose)Fe2O3
Fe SenaitePb(Mn,Y,U)(Fe,Zn)2(Ti,Fe,Cr,V)18(O,OH)38
Fe Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
Fe Orthochamosite(Fe2+,Mg,Fe3+)5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH,O)8
Fe AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
ZnZinc
Zn SenaitePb(Mn,Y,U)(Fe,Zn)2(Ti,Fe,Cr,V)18(O,OH)38
Zn DescloizitePbZn(VO4)(OH)
YYttrium
Y SenaitePb(Mn,Y,U)(Fe,Zn)2(Ti,Fe,Cr,V)18(O,OH)38
Y Kainosite-(Y)Ca2(Y,Ce)2(Si4O12)(CO3) · H2O
ZrZirconium
Zr ZirconZr(SiO4)
CeCerium
Ce Monazite-(Ce)Ce(PO4)
PbLead
Pb SenaitePb(Mn,Y,U)(Fe,Zn)2(Ti,Fe,Cr,V)18(O,OH)38
Pb DescloizitePbZn(VO4)(OH)
UUranium
U SenaitePb(Mn,Y,U)(Fe,Zn)2(Ti,Fe,Cr,V)18(O,OH)38

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