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Titanite cleft, Gletsch, Furka pass area, Goms, Wallis (Valais), Switzerlandi
Regional Level Types
Titanite cleftCleft
Gletsch- not defined -
Furka pass areaArea
Goms- not defined -
Wallis (Valais)- not defined -
SwitzerlandCountry

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Name(s) in local language(s):Titanitkluft, Gletsch, Furkapassgebiet, Goms, Wallis (Valais), Schweiz (Suisse; Svizzera)
Location is approximate, estimate based on other nearby localities.
 
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 46° North , 8° East (est.)
Margin of Error:~1km
Locality type:Cleft
Köppen climate type:Dfc : Subarctic climate


Large titanite-bearing cleft, that yielded more than one thousand perfect crystals and twins with sizes up to 10 cm (75 g).

Ref.:
- Stalder, H. A., de Quervain, F., Niggli, E., Graeser, S. (1973): Die Mineralfunde der Schweiz, p. 125-126

Regions containing this locality

Eurasian PlateTectonic Plate
EuropeContinent
The Alps, EuropeMountain Range

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


4 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Stalder, H. A., de Quervain, F., Niggli, E., Graeser, St., Die Mineralfunde der Schweiz (1973) p. 125/6
'Chlorite Group'
Reference: Stalder, H. A., de Quervain, F., Niggli, E., Graeser, St., Die Mineralfunde der Schweiz (1973) p. 125/6
Epidote
Formula: {Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Reference: Stalder, H. A., de Quervain, F., Niggli, E., Graeser, St., Die Mineralfunde der Schweiz (1973) p. 125/6
'K Feldspar'
Reference: Stalder, H. A., de Quervain, F., Niggli, E., Graeser, St., Die Mineralfunde der Schweiz (1973) p. 125/6
'K Feldspar var: Adularia'
Formula: KAlSi3O8
Reference: Stalder, H. A., de Quervain, F., Niggli, E., Graeser, St., Die Mineralfunde der Schweiz (1973) p. 125/6
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Stalder, H. A., de Quervain, F., Niggli, E., Graeser, St., Die Mineralfunde der Schweiz (1973) p. 125/6
Titanite
Formula: CaTi(SiO4)O
Reference: [www.johnbetts-fineminerals.com]

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Group 9 - Silicates
Epidote9.BG.05a{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Titanite9.AG.15CaTi(SiO4)O
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Chlorite Group'-
'K Feldspar'-
'var: Adularia'-KAlSi3O8

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
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 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Chlorite Group'-
'K Feldspar'-
'var: Adularia'-KAlSi3O8

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
OOxygen
O TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
O QuartzSiO2
O Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
O K Feldspar (var: Adularia)KAlSi3O8
O CalciteCaCO3
AlAluminium
Al Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Al K Feldspar (var: Adularia)KAlSi3O8
SiSilicon
Si TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
Si QuartzSiO2
Si Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Si K Feldspar (var: Adularia)KAlSi3O8
KPotassium
K K Feldspar (var: Adularia)KAlSi3O8
CaCalcium
Ca TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
Ca Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Ca CalciteCaCO3
TiTitanium
Ti TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
FeIron
Fe Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)

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