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Fäldbach valley, Binn, Goms, Valais, Switzerlandi
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Fäldbach valleyValley
BinnMunicipality
GomsDistrict
ValaisCanton
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
46° 23' 42'' North , 8° 14' 56'' East
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Other/historical names associated with this locality:
Feldbach valley
Name(s) in local language(s):
Feldbachtal (Fäldbachtal), Binntal, Wallis (Valais), Schweiz (Suisse; Svizzera)


Outcrops of Bünden schists, and gneisses and triassic dolomites of the Monte-Leone nappe.

Remnants of mining on magnetite and limonite.

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List

Mineral list contains entries from the region specified including sub-localities

17 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

'Actinolite-Tremolite Series'
Reference: "Amir Akhavan" collection
Albite
Formula: Na(AlSi3O8)
Beryl
Formula: Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Reference: Schweizer Strahler 2003 Nr. 4
Beryl var: Aquamarine
Formula: Be3Al2Si6O18
Reference: Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): "Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz", Verlag Wepf & Co. (Basel), p. 75
Beryl var: Emerald
Formula: Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Reference: Schweizer Strahler 2003 Nr. 4; Marshall D., Meisser N., Ellis S., Jones P., Bussy F., Mumenthaler T. (2017): Formational Conditions For the Binntal Emerald Occurrence, Valais, Switzerland: Fluid Inclusion, Chemical Composition, and Stable Isotope Studies. Canadian Mineralogist 55, 725-741.
'Biotite'
Formula: K(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Dolomite
Formula: CaMg(CO3)2
Dravite
Formula: Na(Mg3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: Frey, A. & Mumenthaler, T. (2008): Schweizer Strahler, 3/2008, 2-5.
Goethite
Formula: α-Fe3+O(OH)
'K Feldspar'
'K Feldspar var: Adularia'
Formula: KAlSi3O8
'Limonite'
Formula: (Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Monazite-(Ce)
Formula: Ce(PO4)
Reference: Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): "Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz", Wepf (Basel), p. 281.
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Muscovite var: Fuchsite
Formula: K(Al,Cr)3Si3O10(OH)2
Reference: Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): "Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz", Wepf (Basel), p. 283.
Phlogopite
Formula: KMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Quartz var: Rock Crystal
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): "Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz", Wepf (Basel), p. 340.
Rutile
Formula: TiO2
Schorl
Formula: Na(Fe2+3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Siderite
Formula: FeCO3
Spessartine
Formula: Mn2+3Al2(SiO4)3

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Goethite4.00.α-Fe3+O(OH)
Magnetite4.BB.05Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
var: Rock Crystal4.DA.05SiO2
Rutile4.DB.05TiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Dolomite5.AB.10CaMg(CO3)2
Siderite5.AB.05FeCO3
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Monazite-(Ce)8.AD.50Ce(PO4)
Group 9 - Silicates
Albite9.FA.35Na(AlSi3O8)
Beryl9.CJ.05Be3Al2(Si6O18)
var: Aquamarine9.CJ.05Be3Al2Si6O18
var: Emerald9.CJ.05Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Dravite9.CK.05Na(Mg3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Muscovite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
var: Fuchsite9.EC.15K(Al,Cr)3Si3O10(OH)2
Phlogopite9.EC.20KMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Schorl9.CK.05Na(Fe2+3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Spessartine9.AD.25Mn2+3Al2(SiO4)3
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Actinolite-Tremolite Series'-
'Biotite'-K(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
'K Feldspar'-
'var: Adularia'-KAlSi3O8
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
AX2
Rutile4.4.1.1TiO2
Group 6 - HYDROXIDES AND OXIDES CONTAINING HYDROXYL
XO(OH)
Goethite6.1.1.2α-Fe3+O(OH)
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Magnetite7.2.2.3Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Siderite14.1.1.3FeCO3
AB(XO3)2
Dolomite14.2.1.1CaMg(CO3)2
Group 38 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL PHOSPHATES, ARSENATES, AND VANADATES
AXO4
Monazite-(Ce)38.4.3.1Ce(PO4)
Group 51 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups Only
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in [6] and >[6] coordination
Spessartine51.4.3a.3Mn2+3Al2(SiO4)3
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
Dravite61.3.1.9Na(Mg3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Schorl61.3.1.10Na(Fe2+3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Muscovite71.2.2a.1KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Phlogopite71.2.2b.1KMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
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.
'Actinolite-Tremolite Series'-
Beryl
var: Aquamarine
-Be3Al2Si6O18
var: Emerald-Be3Al2(Si6O18)
'Biotite'-K(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
'K Feldspar'-
'var: Adularia'-KAlSi3O8
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Muscovite
var: Fuchsite
-K(Al,Cr)3Si3O10(OH)2
Quartz
var: Rock Crystal
-SiO2

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
H Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
H BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
H PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H DraviteNa(Mg3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
H Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H Muscovite (var: Fuchsite)K(Al,Cr)3Si3O10(OH)2
BeBeryllium
Be BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
Be Beryl (var: Emerald)Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Be Beryl (var: Aquamarine)Be3Al2Si6O18
BBoron
B SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
B DraviteNa(Mg3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
CCarbon
C SideriteFeCO3
C CalciteCaCO3
C DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
OOxygen
O SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
O AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
O K Feldspar (var: Adularia)KAlSi3O8
O Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
O SideriteFeCO3
O SpessartineMn32+Al2(SiO4)3
O MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
O QuartzSiO2
O BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
O PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O DraviteNa(Mg3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
O Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
O RutileTiO2
O CalciteCaCO3
O DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
O Beryl (var: Emerald)Be3Al2(Si6O18)
O Beryl (var: Aquamarine)Be3Al2Si6O18
O Monazite-(Ce)Ce(PO4)
O Muscovite (var: Fuchsite)K(Al,Cr)3Si3O10(OH)2
O Quartz (var: Rock Crystal)SiO2
FFluorine
F BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
NaSodium
Na SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Na AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Na DraviteNa(Mg3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
MgMagnesium
Mg BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
Mg PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Mg DraviteNa(Mg3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Mg DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
AlAluminium
Al SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Al AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Al K Feldspar (var: Adularia)KAlSi3O8
Al SpessartineMn32+Al2(SiO4)3
Al BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
Al PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al DraviteNa(Mg3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
Al Beryl (var: Emerald)Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Al Beryl (var: Aquamarine)Be3Al2Si6O18
Al Muscovite (var: Fuchsite)K(Al,Cr)3Si3O10(OH)2
SiSilicon
Si SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Si AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Si K Feldspar (var: Adularia)KAlSi3O8
Si SpessartineMn32+Al2(SiO4)3
Si QuartzSiO2
Si BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
Si PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si DraviteNa(Mg3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
Si Beryl (var: Emerald)Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Si Beryl (var: Aquamarine)Be3Al2Si6O18
Si Muscovite (var: Fuchsite)K(Al,Cr)3Si3O10(OH)2
Si Quartz (var: Rock Crystal)SiO2
PPhosphorus
P Monazite-(Ce)Ce(PO4)
SSulfur
S PyriteFeS2
S GalenaPbS
KPotassium
K K Feldspar (var: Adularia)KAlSi3O8
K BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
K PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
K Muscovite (var: Fuchsite)K(Al,Cr)3Si3O10(OH)2
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
TiTitanium
Ti RutileTiO2
CrChromium
Cr Muscovite (var: Fuchsite)K(Al,Cr)3Si3O10(OH)2
MnManganese
Mn SpessartineMn32+Al2(SiO4)3
FeIron
Fe SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Fe Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
Fe SideriteFeCO3
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
Fe BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
Fe Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
CeCerium
Ce Monazite-(Ce)Ce(PO4)
PbLead
Pb GalenaPbS

References

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Hugi, E. & Hirschi, H. (1938): Die metamorphen, erzführenden, radioaktiven Gesteine von Feldbach (Binnental). Schweizerische Mineralogische und Petrographische Mitteilungen 18, 12-39. [http://retro.seals.ch/digbib/view?pid=smp-001:1938:18::747]
Cannon, R. (2014): Der Feldbachdolomit - Erze, Mineralien und historische Bergbauspuren. Pp. 93-100 in Gorsatt, A. (Ed.) (2014): Die besten Seiten des Binntals. Mineraliensuche - Alpenblumen - Ortsgeschichten. KristalloGrafik Verlag, Achberg, Deutschland, 344 pp.
Marshall D., Meisser N., Ellis S., Jones P., Bussy F., Mumenthaler T. (2017): Formational Conditions For the Binntal Emerald Occurrence, Valais, Switzerland: Fluid Inclusion, Chemical Composition, and Stable Isotope Studies. Canadian Mineralogist 55, 725-741.

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