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Castione, Arbedo-Castione, Ticino (Tessin), Switzerlandi
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Castione- not defined -
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Ticino (Tessin)- not defined -
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Name(s) in local language(s):Castione, Arbedo-Castione, Ticino (Tessin), Svizzera (Schweiz; Suisse)
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 46° 13' 37'' North , 9° 2' 52'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 46.22722,9.04778
GeoHash:G#: u0nqvzkmh
Köppen climate type:Dfc : Subarctic climate
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Lumino1,190 (2017)1.3km
Gorduno671 (2013)1.8km
Gnosca571 (2013)2.1km
Claro2,296 (2013)3.9km
Bellinzona16,572 (2013)4.5km


Outcrops of pegmatites, silicate marble and calcic silicate gneiss.

Regions containing this locality

Eurasian PlateTectonic Plate
EuropeContinent
The Alps, EuropeMountain Range

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


8 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

'Biotite'
Reference: Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): "Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz", Wepf (Basel), p. 371.
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): "Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz", Wepf (Basel), p. 216.
'Chlorite Group'
Reference: Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): "Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz", Wepf (Basel), p. 216.
Corundum
Formula: Al2O3
Reference: Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): "Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz", Wepf (Basel), p. 216.
Dumortierite
Formula: (Al,Fe3+)7(SiO4)3(BO3)O3
Reference: Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz. Wepf (Basel), p. 144.
'Garnet Group'
Formula: X3Z2(SiO4)3
Reference: Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): "Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz", Wepf (Basel), p. 371.
'Högbomite'
Formula: (Mg,Fe)2(Al,Ti)5O10
Habit: Microscopic grains
Reference: Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): "Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz", Wepf (Basel), p. 216.
Ilmenite
Formula: Fe2+TiO3
Reference: Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): "Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz", Wepf (Basel), p. 216.
Kyanite
Formula: Al2(SiO4)O
Reference: Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): "Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz", Wepf (Basel), p. 371.
Schorl
Formula: Na(Fe2+3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Reference: Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): "Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz", Wepf (Basel), p. 416.
Sillimanite
Formula: Al2(SiO4)O
Reference: Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): "Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz", Wepf (Basel), p. 371.
Spinel
Formula: MgAl2O4
Reference: Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): "Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz", Wepf (Basel), p. 216.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Corundum4.CB.05Al2O3
Ilmenite4.CB.05Fe2+TiO3
Spinel4.BB.05MgAl2O4
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Group 9 - Silicates
Dumortierite9.AJ.10(Al,Fe3+)7(SiO4)3(BO3)O3
Kyanite9.AF.15Al2(SiO4)O
Schorl9.CK.05Na(Fe2+3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Sillimanite9.AF.05Al2(SiO4)O
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Biotite'-
'Chlorite Group'-
'Garnet Group'-X3Z2(SiO4)3
'Högbomite'-(Mg,Fe)2(Al,Ti)5O10

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Corundum4.3.1.1Al2O3
Ilmenite4.3.5.1Fe2+TiO3
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Spinel7.2.1.1MgAl2O4
Miscellaneous
'Högbomite'7.11.7.3(Mg,Fe)2(Al,Ti)5O10
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 [4] and >[4] coordination
Kyanite52.2.2c.1Al2(SiO4)O
Sillimanite52.2.2a.1Al2(SiO4)O
Group 54 - NESOSILICATES Borosilicates and Some Beryllosilicates
Borosilicates and Some Beryllosilicates with (BO3)
Dumortierite54.1.2.1(Al,Fe3+)7(SiO4)3(BO3)O3
Group 61 - CYCLOSILICATES Six-Membered Rings
Six-Membered Rings with borate groups
Schorl61.3.1.10Na(Fe2+3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Biotite'-
'Chlorite Group'-
'Garnet Group'-X3Z2(SiO4)3

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
BBoron
B Dumortierite(Al,Fe3+)7(SiO4)3(BO3)O3
B SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
OOxygen
O Dumortierite(Al,Fe3+)7(SiO4)3(BO3)O3
O Högbomite(Mg,Fe)2(Al,Ti)5O10
O IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
O SpinelMgAl2O4
O CorundumAl2O3
O CalciteCaCO3
O Garnet GroupX3Z2(SiO4)3
O KyaniteAl2(SiO4)O
O SillimaniteAl2(SiO4)O
O SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
NaSodium
Na SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
MgMagnesium
Mg Högbomite(Mg,Fe)2(Al,Ti)5O10
Mg SpinelMgAl2O4
AlAluminium
Al Dumortierite(Al,Fe3+)7(SiO4)3(BO3)O3
Al Högbomite(Mg,Fe)2(Al,Ti)5O10
Al SpinelMgAl2O4
Al CorundumAl2O3
Al KyaniteAl2(SiO4)O
Al SillimaniteAl2(SiO4)O
Al SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
SiSilicon
Si Dumortierite(Al,Fe3+)7(SiO4)3(BO3)O3
Si Garnet GroupX3Z2(SiO4)3
Si KyaniteAl2(SiO4)O
Si SillimaniteAl2(SiO4)O
Si SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
TiTitanium
Ti Högbomite(Mg,Fe)2(Al,Ti)5O10
Ti IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
FeIron
Fe Högbomite(Mg,Fe)2(Al,Ti)5O10
Fe IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
Fe SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)

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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Triassic
201.3 - 251.902 Ma



ID: 2367793
Metamorphe Gesteine, meist Metasedimente

Age: Triassic (201.3 - 251.902 Ma)

Lithology: Metamorphic rocks, mostly metasedimentary

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]

Paleozoic - Proterozoic
251.902 - 2500 Ma



ID: 3151199
basement

Age: to Triassic (251.902 - 2500 Ma)

Description: medium grade 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]

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

References

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Mittelholzer, A.E. (1936) Petrographie der Tessiner-Wurzelzone (Der castione-Zug). SMPM, 16, 19-182.


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