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Mont Joux, Vens, Saint-Nicolas, Aosta Valley, Italyi
Regional Level Types
Mont JouxMountain
Vens- not defined -
Saint-Nicolas- not defined -
Aosta ValleyAutonomous Region
ItalyCountry

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Name(s) in local language(s):Mont Joux, Vens, Saint-Nicolas, Valle d'Aosta, Italia
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 45° 43' 35'' North , 7° 8' 14'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 45.72645,7.13718
GeoHash:G#: u0jh4kjpu
Locality type:Mountain
Köppen climate type:ET : Tundra
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Runaz126 (2014)2.4km
Saint-Nicolas313 (2012)2.5km
Arvier738 (2014)3.4km
Derby-Villaret384 (2014)3.8km
Villes Dessous105 (2014)5.1km


Three tunnels of less than a dozen meters locally considered as ancient gold mines, though dug in ancient times discovering pyrite traces, and soon abandoned as unprofitable.

Regions containing this locality

Eurasian PlateTectonic Plate
EuropeContinent
The Alps, EuropeMountain Range

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

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2 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Alessandro Cantamessa collection
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Alessandro Cantamessa collection

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2

List of minerals for each chemical element

OOxygen
O QuartzSiO2
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
SSulfur
S PyriteFeS2
FeIron
Fe PyriteFeS2

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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Unknown
Ma



ID: 2347082
Metamorphe Gesteine, meist Metasedimente

Age: Anthropocene ( Ma)

Lithology: Gneiss and mica schist

Reference: Geological Institute. Geological Map of Switzerland 1:500,000. isbn: 3906723399. University of Bern. [49]

Cretaceous - Jurassic
66 - 201.3 Ma



ID: 3184337
Mesozoic crystalline metamorphic rocks

Age: Mesozoic (66 - 201.3 Ma)

Comments: Schistes Lustres; Alps

Lithology: Blueschist grade metasedimentary/metavolcanic schist

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
251.902 - 541 Ma



ID: 3130760
Palaeozoic gneiss

Age: Phanerozoic (251.902 - 541 Ma)

Description: high grade metamorphic

Lithology: Major:{gneiss}, Minor{granulite,greenschist}

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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Luca Zavatta e Carlo Coronati, “Le valli del Monte Bianco e il “Tour du Mont Blanc””, L’escursionista Editore, Rimini 2004


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