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Ghiacciaio dei Camosci (Ghiacciaio Siedel), Formazza, Formazza Valley, Ossola Valley, Verbano-Cusio-Ossola Province, Piedmont, Italy

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 46° 25' 35'' North , 8° 20' 8'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 46.42639,8.33580
GeoHash:G#: u0mbjetvq
Area:1.0 km2
Köppen climate type:Dfc : Subarctic climate
Name(s) in local language(s):Ghiacciaio dei Camosci (Ghiacciaio Siedel), Formazza (Pomatt), Val Formazza (Pomattertal), Val d'Ossola, Provincia del Verbano-Cusio-Ossola, Piemonte, Italia


Small glacier located above Piano dei Camosci and surrounded by the ridge connecting Corno Rosso/Siedel Rothorn or, more simply, Rothorn (3287 m) and Punta dei Camosci/Bättelmatthorn (3043 m), on its hydrographic left, and the secondary ridge descending from Blinnenhorn/Corno Cieco (3374 m) first towards the southeast, and then east-northeast, on its hydrographic right.

Calcschists of the Lebendun Mesozoic series with embedded layers of carbonate rocks characterise this mountainous area.

Double-terminated flattened crystals of quartz and 'hollow' wheel cyclic twins of rutile are sometimes found in calcschist fissures along the eastern slope of Rothorn.

Regions containing this locality

The Alps, Europe

Mountain Range - 2,208 mineral species & varietal names listed

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

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4 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Dolomite
Formula: CaMg(CO3)2
Reference: Angelo Brambilla Collection
Dravite
Formula: Na(Mg3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Reference: Angelo Brambilla Collection
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Mattioli, V. (1979): Minerali Ossolani. Ed. Arti Grafiche Medesi, Milano, 268 pp.; Piccoli, G.C., Maletto, G., Bosio, P., Lombardo, B. (2007): Minerali del Piemonte e della Valle d'Aosta. Associazione Amici del Museo "F. Eusebio" di Alba, Ed., Alba, 607 pp.
Rutile
Formula: TiO2
Reference: Piccoli, G.C., Maletto, G., Bosio, P., Lombardo, B. (2007): Minerali del Piemonte e della Valle d'Aosta. Associazione Amici del Museo "F. Eusebio" di Alba, Ed., Alba, 607 pp.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
'Quartz'4.DA.05SiO2
'Rutile'4.DB.05TiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
'Dolomite'5.AB.10CaMg(CO3)2
Group 9 - Silicates
'Dravite'9.CK.05Na(Mg3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
AX2
Rutile4.4.1.1TiO2
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
AB(XO3)2
Dolomite14.2.1.1CaMg(CO3)2
Group 61 - CYCLOSILICATES Six-Membered Rings
Six-Membered Rings with borate groups
Dravite61.3.1.9Na(Mg3)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

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H DraviteNa(Mg3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
BBoron
B DraviteNa(Mg3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
CCarbon
C DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
OOxygen
O DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
O DraviteNa(Mg3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
O QuartzSiO2
O RutileTiO2
NaSodium
Na DraviteNa(Mg3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
MgMagnesium
Mg DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
Mg DraviteNa(Mg3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
AlAluminium
Al DraviteNa(Mg3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
SiSilicon
Si DraviteNa(Mg3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Si QuartzSiO2
CaCalcium
Ca DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
TiTitanium
Ti RutileTiO2

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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Early Jurassic
174.1 - 201.3 Ma



ID: 2365117
Metamorphe Gesteine, meist Metasedimente

Age: Early Jurassic (174.1 - 201.3 Ma)

Lithology: Metamorphic rocks, mostly metasedimentary

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

Paleozoic - Proterozoic
251.902 - 2500 Ma



ID: 3130389
basement

Age: to Triassic (251.902 - 2500 Ma)

Description: low 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]

Cambrian - Proterozoic
485.4 - 2500 Ma



ID: 3192233
Precambrian-Phanerozoic crystalline metamorphic rocks

Age: to Cambrian (485.4 - 2500 Ma)

Comments: Alps

Lithology: Crystalline metamorphic 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]

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

References

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Mattioli, V. (1979): Minerali Ossolani. Ed. Arti Grafiche Medesi, Milano, 268 pp.
Piccoli, G.C., Maletto, G., Bosio, P., Lombardo, B. (2007): Minerali del Piemonte e della Valle d'Aosta. Associazione Amici del Museo "F. Eusebio" di Alba, Ed., Alba, 607 pp.


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