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La Reuchenette, Biel/Bienne, Bern, Switzerlandi
Regional Level Types
La Reuchenette- not defined -
Biel/BienneAdministrative District
BernCanton
SwitzerlandCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
47° 10' 54'' North , 7° 15' 6'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Köppen climate type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Péry1,342 (2017)1.4km
La Heutte471 (2017)2.2km
Evilard2,328 (2017)3.6km
Orvin1,181 (2013)3.7km
Vauffelin437 (2014)3.7km
Name(s) in local language(s):
La Reuchenette, Biel (Bienne), Bern, Schweiz (Suisse; Svizzera)


Quarry (and some old adits) for cement production.

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


10 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Habit: hexagonal prisms combined with rhombohedra; scalenohedra
Colour: water-clear; milky white
Reference: Christian Bracke Collection; Komotauer, S.K. (1983) Mineralarten im Bild: Calcit, Kalkspat, CaCO3. Mineralien-Magazin, 9/1983, 392-400.; Schweizer Strahler (2009) 2/2009, 2-13.
Celestine
Formula: SrSO4
Reference: Christian Bracke Collection; Schweizer Strahler 2/2009, 2-13
Goethite
Formula: α-Fe3+O(OH)
Reference: Schweizer Strahler 2/2009, 2-13
Gypsum
Formula: CaSO4 · 2H2O
Reference: Schweizer Strahler 2/2009, 2-13
Marcasite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): "Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz", Wepf (Basel), p. 268.; Schweizer Strahler 2/2009, 2-13
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Schweizer Strahler 2/2009, 2-13
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Schweizer Strahler 2/2009, 2-13
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: Schweizer Strahler 2/2009, 2-13
Strontianite
Formula: SrCO3
Reference: Schweizer Strahler 2/2009, 2-13
Wurtzite
Formula: (Zn,Fe)S
Reference: Schweizer Strahler 2/2009, 2-13

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Marcasite2.EB.10aFeS2
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Wurtzite2.CB.45(Zn,Fe)S
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Goethite4.00.α-Fe3+O(OH)
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Strontianite5.AB.15SrCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Celestine7.AD.35SrSO4
Gypsum7.CD.40CaSO4 · 2H2O

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
Wurtzite2.8.7.1(Zn,Fe)S
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Marcasite2.12.2.1FeS2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 6 - HYDROXIDES AND OXIDES CONTAINING HYDROXYL
XO(OH)
Goethite6.1.1.2α-Fe3+O(OH)
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Strontianite14.1.3.3SrCO3
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Celestine28.3.1.2SrSO4
Group 29 - HYDRATED ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4·xH2O
Gypsum29.6.3.1CaSO4 · 2H2O
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 GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
H Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
C StrontianiteSrCO3
OOxygen
O CelestineSrSO4
O CalciteCaCO3
O QuartzSiO2
O StrontianiteSrCO3
O GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
O Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
SSulfur
S CelestineSrSO4
S MarcasiteFeS2
S PyriteFeS2
S SphaleriteZnS
S Wurtzite(Zn,Fe)S
S GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
FeIron
Fe MarcasiteFeS2
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
Zn Wurtzite(Zn,Fe)S
SrStrontium
Sr CelestineSrSO4
Sr StrontianiteSrCO3

References

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Year (asc) Year (desc) Author (A-Z) Author (Z-A)
Komotauer, S.K. (1983) Mineralarten im Bild: Calcit, Kalkspat, CaCO3. Mineralien-Magazin, 9/1983, 392-400 [photo of 2 generations of calcite on page 396].
Hess, H. (1987) Ein Schlangenstern aus dem oberen Jura von Reuchenette. Schweizer Strahler, 12, 550-554.
Meyer, C.A. (1993) Die Saurierspuren aus der Reuchenette-Formation von Lommiswil / Oberdorf, SO. Schweizer Strahler, 9, 463-70.
Andermatt, P.J. (1998) Minéralogie du Jura suisse-romand. Le Règne Minéral, 21, 5-16.
Tellenbach, B. (1998) Ein ungewöhnlicher Seeigelfund: Diplocidaris gigantea (Agassiz). Schweizer Strahler, 6, 232-36.
Andermatt, P.J., Meisser, N. (1999) Mineralien aus dem Westschweizer Jura. Lapis, 24(2), 13.
Pascher, G. (1999) Vom Bergbau zum modernen Steinbruch: La Reuchenette bei Biel, Kanton Bern (Schweiz). Lapis, 24(2), 22-24.
Pascher, G. (1999) La Reuchenette, 1960-1965: Coelestinfunde unter Tage. Lapis, 24(2), 23.
Andermatt, P.J. (2002) Zutritt strengstens verboten - leider. Eine Geschichte für alle, die es bedauern, dass La Reuchenette nicht mehr zugänglich ist. Schweizer Strahler, 4, 8-10; 32-35.
Schweizer Strahler (2009) 2/2009, 2-13.

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