The Alps, Europe
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|Name(s) in local language(s):||Alpes; Alpen; Alpi; Alpe|
The Alps (Alpes in French, Alpen in German, Alpi in Italian, Alpe in Slovene) are the highest and most extensive mountain range system that lies entirely in Europe, stretching approximately 1,200 kilometres across eight countries: Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Slovenia, and Switzerland. Mont Blanc spans the French–Italian border, and at 4,810 m is the highest mountain in the Alps. The Alpine region area contains about a hundred peaks higher than 4,000 metres.
The Alps are a double-vergent orogen that formed as a result of the convergence between the European and African (Apulia) tectonic plates.
Mineral ListMineral list contains entries from the region specified including sub-localities
1325 valid minerals. 171 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals. 2 (FRL) - first recorded locality of unapproved mineral/variety/etc.
GeochronologyMineralization age: Cenozoic : 35.4 ± 1 Ma to 15.2 Ma
Important note: This table is based only on rock and mineral ages recorded below and is not necessarily a complete representation of the geochronology, but does give an indication of possible mineralization events relevant to this locality. As more age information is added this table may expand in the future. A break in the table simply indicates a lack of data entered here, not necessarily a break in the geologic sequence. Grey background entries are from different, related, localities.
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