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Altenberg, Ste Marie-aux-Mines, Colmar-Ribeauvillé, Haut-Rhin, Grand Est, Francei
Regional Level Types
Altenberg- not defined -
Ste Marie-aux-MinesCommune
Colmar-RibeauvilléArrondissement
Haut-RhinDepartment
Grand EstRegion
FranceCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
48° 12' 46'' North , 7° 10' 36'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Köppen climate type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Aubure424 (2016)3.7km
Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines6,189 (2018)3.8km
Fréland1,371 (2016)4.7km
Le Bonhomme806 (2018)6.4km
Lapoutroie2,221 (2018)6.6km
Other/historical names associated with this locality:
Alsace
Name(s) in local language(s):
Altenberg


As this locality lies in the Sainte Marie-aux-Mines district, the place is protected by a archaeological mining district status and all collecting is prohibited.

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Commodity List

This is a list of exploitable or exploited mineral commodities recorded from this region.


Mineral List

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

23 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Ankerite
Formula: Ca(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Reference: Paul De Bondt
Annabergite
Formula: Ni3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
Reference: Paul De Bondt collection
Aragonite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Paul De Bondt.
Aragonite var: Flos Ferri
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Paul De Bondt.
Augite
Formula: (CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Reference: Les minéraux de Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines, Editions du Piat 2013, Editor Alain Martaud
Baryte
Formula: BaSO4
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Localities: Reported from at least 7 localities in this region.
Reference: Paul De Bondt.
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: Les minéraux de Sainte Marie-aux-Mines, Alain Martaud.
Chondrodite
Formula: (Mg,Fe2+)5(SiO4)2(F,OH)2
Reference: Les minéraux de Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines, Editions du Piat 2013, Editor Alain Martaud
Diopside
Formula: CaMgSi2O6
Reference: Les minéraux de Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines, Editions du Piat 2013, Editor Alain Martaud
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: Paul De Bondt.
'Garnet Group'
Formula: X3Z2(SiO4)3
Reference: Les minéraux de Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines, Editions du Piat 2013, Editor Alain Martaud
Goethite
Formula: α-Fe3+O(OH)
Reference: Paul De Bondt collection
'Hornblende'
Reference: Les minéraux de Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines, Editions du Piat 2013, Editor Alain Martaud
'Limonite'
Formula: (Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Phlogopite
Formula: KMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Les minéraux de Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines, Editions du Piat 2013, Editor Alain Martaud
'Psilomelane'
Formula: Mn, O
Reference: Les minéraux de Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines, Editions du Piat 2013, Editor Alain Martaud
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Colour: golden yellow
Description: Extremely small golden specks in the cipolin limestome together with augite, diopside, pink spinel, phlogopite and steatite talc. Found only one speck.
Reference: Paul De Bondt collection
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Rammelsbergite
Formula: NiAs2
Reference: Paul De Bondt.
Ranciéite
Formula: (Ca,Mn2+)0.2(Mn4+,Mn3+)O2 · 0.6H2O
Reference: Paul De Bondt.
Schorl
Formula: Na(Fe2+3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Reference: Paul De Bondt collection
'Serpentine Subgroup'
Formula: D3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Reference: Les minéraux de Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines, Editions du Piat 2013, Editor Alain Martaud
Siderite
Formula: FeCO3
Localities: Reported from at least 7 localities in this region.
Reference: Paul De Bondt.
Sillimanite
Formula: Al2(SiO4)O
Reference: Belot, Victor R. (1978) Guide des minéraux, coquillages et fossiles: où les trouver en France, comment les reconnaître et les collectionner (Guides Horay). Pierre Horay (Ed.), 224 pp.
Skutterudite
Formula: CoAs3
Reference: Paul De Bondt.
Spinel
Formula: MgAl2O4
Reference: Les minéraux de Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines, Editions du Piat 2013, Editor Alain Martaud
Talc
Formula: Mg3Si4O10(OH)2
Reference: Les minéraux de Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines, Editions du Piat 2013, Editor Alain Martaud
Talc var: Steatite
Formula: Mg3(Si4O10)(OH)2
Reference: Les minéraux de Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines, Editions du Piat 2013, Editor Alain Martaud
Titanite
Formula: CaTi(SiO4)O
Reference: Les minéraux de Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines, Editions du Piat 2013, Editor Alain Martaud

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Rammelsbergite2.EB.15aNiAs2
Skutterudite2.EC.05CoAs3
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Goethite4.00.α-Fe3+O(OH)
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Ranciéite4.FL.40(Ca,Mn2+)0.2(Mn4+,Mn3+)O2 · 0.6H2O
Spinel4.BB.05MgAl2O4
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Ankerite5.AB.10Ca(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Aragonite5.AB.15CaCO3
var: Flos Ferri5.AB.15CaCO3
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Siderite5.AB.05FeCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Baryte7.AD.35BaSO4
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Annabergite8.CE.40Ni3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
Group 9 - Silicates
Augite9.DA.15(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Chondrodite9.AF.45(Mg,Fe2+)5(SiO4)2(F,OH)2
Diopside9.DA.15CaMgSi2O6
Phlogopite9.EC.20KMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Schorl9.CK.05Na(Fe2+3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Sillimanite9.AF.05Al2(SiO4)O
Talc9.EC.05Mg3Si4O10(OH)2
var: Steatite9.EC.05Mg3(Si4O10)(OH)2
Titanite9.AG.15CaTi(SiO4)O
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Garnet Group'-X3Z2(SiO4)3
'Hornblende'-
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
'Psilomelane'-Mn, O
'Serpentine Subgroup'-D3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Rammelsbergite2.12.2.12NiAs2
Skutterudite2.12.17.1CoAs3
Group 6 - HYDROXIDES AND OXIDES CONTAINING HYDROXYL
XO(OH)
Goethite6.1.1.2α-Fe3+O(OH)
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Spinel7.2.1.1MgAl2O4
AB4X9
Ranciéite7.10.1.1(Ca,Mn2+)0.2(Mn4+,Mn3+)O2 · 0.6H2O
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Siderite14.1.1.3FeCO3
AB(XO3)2
Ankerite14.2.1.2Ca(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Baryte28.3.1.1BaSO4
Group 40 - HYDRATED NORMAL PHOSPHATES,ARSENATES AND VANADATES
A3(XO4)2·xH2O
Annabergite40.3.6.4Ni3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
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
Sillimanite52.2.2a.1Al2(SiO4)O
Insular SiO4 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with cations in [6] coordination only
Chondrodite52.3.2b.2(Mg,Fe2+)5(SiO4)2(F,OH)2
Insular SiO4 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with cations in [6] and/or >[6] coordination
Titanite52.4.3.1CaTi(SiO4)O
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)
Group 65 - INOSILICATES Single-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=1)
Single-Width Unbranched Chains, W=1 with chains P=2
Augite65.1.3a.3(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Diopside65.1.3a.1CaMgSi2O6
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Phlogopite71.2.2b.1KMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Talc71.2.1.3Mg3Si4O10(OH)2
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Aragonite-CaCO3
var: Flos Ferri-CaCO3
'Garnet Group'-X3Z2(SiO4)3
'Hornblende'-
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
'Psilomelane'-Mn, O
'Serpentine Subgroup'-D3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Talc
var: Steatite
-Mg3(Si4O10)(OH)2

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Ranciéite(Ca,Mn2+)0.2(Mn4+,Mn3+)O2 · 0.6H2O
H Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
H Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
H PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
H Talc (var: Steatite)Mg3(Si4O10)(OH)2
H SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
H AnnabergiteNi3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
H TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
BBoron
B SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
CCarbon
C AragoniteCaCO3
C Aragonite (var: Flos Ferri)CaCO3
C CalciteCaCO3
C SideriteFeCO3
C AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
OOxygen
O AragoniteCaCO3
O Aragonite (var: Flos Ferri)CaCO3
O CalciteCaCO3
O Ranciéite(Ca,Mn2+)0.2(Mn4+,Mn3+)O2 · 0.6H2O
O SideriteFeCO3
O AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
O Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
O BaryteBaSO4
O Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
O TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
O DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
O PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O Garnet GroupX3Z2(SiO4)3
O Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
O Talc (var: Steatite)Mg3(Si4O10)(OH)2
O SpinelMgAl2O4
O Chondrodite(Mg,Fe2+)5(SiO4)2(F,OH)2
O Augite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
O SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
O QuartzSiO2
O PsilomelaneMn, O
O AnnabergiteNi3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
O TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
O SillimaniteAl2(SiO4)O
FFluorine
F Chondrodite(Mg,Fe2+)5(SiO4)2(F,OH)2
NaSodium
Na SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
MgMagnesium
Mg AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Mg DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
Mg PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Mg Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Mg Talc (var: Steatite)Mg3(Si4O10)(OH)2
Mg SpinelMgAl2O4
Mg Chondrodite(Mg,Fe2+)5(SiO4)2(F,OH)2
Mg Augite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Mg TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
AlAluminium
Al PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Al SpinelMgAl2O4
Al SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Al SillimaniteAl2(SiO4)O
SiSilicon
Si TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
Si DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
Si PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si Garnet GroupX3Z2(SiO4)3
Si Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Si Talc (var: Steatite)Mg3(Si4O10)(OH)2
Si Chondrodite(Mg,Fe2+)5(SiO4)2(F,OH)2
Si Augite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Si SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Si QuartzSiO2
Si TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
Si SillimaniteAl2(SiO4)O
SSulfur
S GalenaPbS
S BaryteBaSO4
S PyriteFeS2
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
KPotassium
K PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CaCalcium
Ca AragoniteCaCO3
Ca Aragonite (var: Flos Ferri)CaCO3
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca Ranciéite(Ca,Mn2+)0.2(Mn4+,Mn3+)O2 · 0.6H2O
Ca AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Ca TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
Ca DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
Ca Augite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
TiTitanium
Ti TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
MnManganese
Mn Ranciéite(Ca,Mn2+)0.2(Mn4+,Mn3+)O2 · 0.6H2O
Mn Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Mn PsilomelaneMn, O
FeIron
Fe SideriteFeCO3
Fe AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Fe Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Fe Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
Fe Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Fe Augite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Fe SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
CoCobalt
Co SkutteruditeCoAs3
NiNickel
Ni RammelsbergiteNiAs2
Ni Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Ni AnnabergiteNi3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
CuCopper
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
ZnZinc
Zn Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
AsArsenic
As RammelsbergiteNiAs2
As SkutteruditeCoAs3
As AnnabergiteNi3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
BaBarium
Ba BaryteBaSO4
PbLead
Pb GalenaPbS

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