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Wannigrat, Kriegalp Valley (Chriegalp Valley), Binn Valley, Wallis (Valais), Switzerlandi
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Wannigrat- not defined -
Kriegalp Valley (Chriegalp Valley)Valley
Binn ValleyValley
Wallis (Valais)- not defined -
SwitzerlandCountry

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Name(s) in local language(s):Wannigrat, Kriegalptal (Chriegalptal), Binntal, 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:~2km
Köppen climate type:Dfc : Subarctic climate


Ridge between Fleschhorn and Wannihorn.

Two major occurrences:
1) The large Cu-bearing beryls (deep blue aquamarine) occur embedded in a quartz lens that also continas large epidote crystals and massive red garnet (Weiss and Gorsatt 2009)

2) The same REE-mineralized quartz-feldspar nodules as recently discovered in the Ritterpass area - but compared to there much less frequent, and with fewer mineral species (Cuchet et al. 2014)

Regions containing this locality

Eurasian PlateTectonic Plate
EuropeContinent
The Alps, EuropeMountain Range

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


9 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Albite
Formula: Na(AlSi3O8)
Reference: Cuchet, S., Crumbach, M. and van der Burgt, A. (2014): Das Binntal enthüllt ein grosses Geheimnis. Schweizer Strahler 48 (2), 2-55 (in German and French)
Allanite-(Ce)
Formula: {CaCe}{Al2Fe2+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Reference: Cuchet, S., Crumbach, M. and van der Burgt, A. (2014): Das Binntal enthüllt ein grosses Geheimnis. Schweizer Strahler 48 (2), 2-55 (in German and French)
Beryl
Formula: Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Description: Blue crystals with traces of Cu.
Reference: Schwanz, J., Schüpbach, T., Gorsatt, A. (1994) Das Binntal und seine Mineralien. Verlag André Gorsatt.
Epidote
Formula: {Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Reference: Cuchet, S., Crumbach, M. and van der Burgt, A. (2014): Das Binntal enthüllt ein grosses Geheimnis. Schweizer Strahler 48 (2), 2-55 (in German and French)
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Reference: Cuchet, S., Crumbach, M. and van der Burgt, A. (2014): Das Binntal enthüllt ein grosses Geheimnis. Schweizer Strahler 48 (2), 2-55 (in German and French)
'K Feldspar'
Reference: Cuchet, S., Crumbach, M. and van der Burgt, A. (2014): Das Binntal enthüllt ein grosses Geheimnis. Schweizer Strahler 48 (2), 2-55 (in German and French)
Monazite-(Ce)
Formula: Ce(PO4)
Reference: Cuchet, S., Crumbach, M. and van der Burgt, A. (2014): Das Binntal enthüllt ein grosses Geheimnis. Schweizer Strahler 48 (2), 2-55 (in German and French)
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Cuchet, S., Crumbach, M. and van der Burgt, A. (2014): Das Binntal enthüllt ein grosses Geheimnis. Schweizer Strahler 48 (2), 2-55 (in German and French)
Schorl
Formula: Na(Fe2+3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Reference: Cuchet, S., Crumbach, M. and van der Burgt, A. (2014): Das Binntal enthüllt ein grosses Geheimnis. Schweizer Strahler 48 (2), 2-55 (in German and French)
Xenotime-(Y)
Formula: Y(PO4)
Reference: Cuchet, S., Crumbach, M. and van der Burgt, A. (2014): Das Binntal enthüllt ein grosses Geheimnis. Schweizer Strahler 48 (2), 2-55 (in German and French)

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Hematite4.CB.05Fe2O3
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Monazite-(Ce)8.AD.50Ce(PO4)
Xenotime-(Y)8.AD.35Y(PO4)
Group 9 - Silicates
Albite9.FA.35Na(AlSi3O8)
Allanite-(Ce)9.BG.05b{CaCe}{Al2Fe2+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Beryl9.CJ.05Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Epidote9.BG.05a{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Schorl9.CK.05Na(Fe2+3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'K Feldspar'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
Group 38 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL PHOSPHATES, ARSENATES, AND VANADATES
AXO4
Monazite-(Ce)38.4.3.1Ce(PO4)
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)
Allanite-(Ce)58.2.1a.1{CaCe}{Al2Fe2+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
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)
Six-Membered Rings with borate groups
Schorl61.3.1.10Na(Fe2+3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
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, Mixtures, etc.
'K Feldspar'-
Xenotime-(Y)-Y(PO4)

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Allanite-(Ce){CaCe}{Al2Fe2+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
H Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
H SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
BeBeryllium
Be BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
BBoron
B SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
OOxygen
O BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
O Allanite-(Ce){CaCe}{Al2Fe2+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
O HematiteFe2O3
O Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
O QuartzSiO2
O Monazite-(Ce)Ce(PO4)
O Xenotime-(Y)Y(PO4)
O AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
O SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
NaSodium
Na AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Na SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
AlAluminium
Al BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
Al Allanite-(Ce){CaCe}{Al2Fe2+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Al Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Al AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Al SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
SiSilicon
Si BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
Si Allanite-(Ce){CaCe}{Al2Fe2+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Si Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Si QuartzSiO2
Si AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Si SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
PPhosphorus
P Monazite-(Ce)Ce(PO4)
P Xenotime-(Y)Y(PO4)
CaCalcium
Ca Allanite-(Ce){CaCe}{Al2Fe2+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Ca Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
FeIron
Fe Allanite-(Ce){CaCe}{Al2Fe2+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Fe HematiteFe2O3
Fe Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Fe SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
YYttrium
Y Xenotime-(Y)Y(PO4)
CeCerium
Ce Allanite-(Ce){CaCe}{Al2Fe2+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Ce Monazite-(Ce)Ce(PO4)

References

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Cuchet, S., Crumbach, M. and van der Burgt, A. (2014): Das Binntal enthüllt ein grosses Geheimnis. Schweizer Strahler 48 (2), 2-55 (in German and French).
Weiss, S. and Gorsatt, A. (2009): Neufund: Kupferhaltiger Aquamarin aus dem Binntal, Lapis 34 (10), 54-59.


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