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Aiguille du Tour Noir, Catchment basin of Argentière, Mont Blanc Massif (Monte Bianco Massif), Chamonix, Haute-Savoie, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, Francei
Regional Level Types
Aiguille du Tour Noir- not defined -
Catchment basin of Argentière- not defined -
Mont Blanc Massif (Monte Bianco Massif)Massif
Chamonix- not defined -
Haute-SavoieDepartment
Auvergne-Rhône-AlpesRegion
FranceCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
45° 57' 21'' North , 7° 2' 5'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Köppen climate type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Vallorcine432 (2016)11.6km
Orsières2,725 (2013)11.7km
Trient137 (2015)11.8km
Liddes728 (2013)12.5km
Chamonix-Mont-Blanc10,614 (2016)13.3km
Other/historical names associated with this locality:
Rhône-Alpes
Name(s) in local language(s):
, Bassin du glacier d'Argentière, Massif du Mont Blanc, Chamonix, Haute-Savoie, Rhône-Alpes, France


"In the granites of the 'crête de la Tour Noire' ['Tour Noire ridge'], there is albite, aragonite, calcite, and quartz." [Belot, 1978]

Smoky quartz locality at 3,300 meters elevation. The peak is situated on the border and is also on the list of Swiss localities http://www.mindat.org/loc-191359.html.

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.

Rock Types Recorded

Note: this is a very new system on mindat.org and data is currently VERY limited. Please bear with us while we work towards adding this information!

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Alphabetical List Tree Diagram

Detailed Mineral List:

Albite
Formula: Na(AlSi3O8)
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.
Aragonite
Formula: CaCO3
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.
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
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.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Yannick Calonge specimens.; 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.
Quartz var: Smoky Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Yannick Calonge specimens

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
var: Smoky Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Aragonite5.AB.15CaCO3
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Group 9 - Silicates
Albite9.FA.35Na(AlSi3O8)

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
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.
Aragonite-CaCO3
Quartz
var: Smoky Quartz
-SiO2

List of minerals for each chemical element

CCarbon
C AragoniteCaCO3
C CalciteCaCO3
OOxygen
O QuartzSiO2
O Quartz (var: Smoky Quartz)SiO2
O AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
O AragoniteCaCO3
O CalciteCaCO3
NaSodium
Na AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
AlAluminium
Al AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
Si Quartz (var: Smoky Quartz)SiO2
Si AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
CaCalcium
Ca AragoniteCaCO3
Ca CalciteCaCO3

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