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Schmidigewyssi - south of, Gandhorn, Binn Valley, Wallis (Valais), Switzerland

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Location is approximate, estimate based on other nearby localities.
 
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 46° 23' 10'' North , 8° 14' 58'' East (est.)
Margin of Error:~0km
Köppen climate type:Dfc : Subarctic climate
Name(s) in local language(s):Schmidigewyssi - südlich von, Gandhorn, Binntal, Wallis (Valais), Schweiz (Suisse; Svizzera)


Dolomite outcrops at 1,720 m asl
Located on the south slope of Gandhorn mountain
(Note: it is not possible that the outcrop is at 1720m and on the southern slope of Gandhorn; ACA).
Due to several rockslides in this area, the landscape has changed dramatically since the outcrops were first investigated by Graeser in 1965. Therefore, the two outcrops are almost impossible to distinguish nowadays. Also, the abundancy of the minerals described by Graeser has severely changed, and there were new minerals discovered that seemed initially not present.

Regions containing this locality

The Alps, Europe

Mountain Range - 2,202 mineral species & varietal names listed

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


13 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

'Apatite'
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Cerussite
Formula: PbCO3
Dolomite
Formula: CaMg(CO3)2
Dravite
Formula: Na(Mg3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Galena
Formula: PbS
Hemimorphite
Formula: Zn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Phlogopite
Formula: KMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Rutile
Formula: TiO2
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
'Tennantite-Tetrahedrite Series'

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
'Galena'2.CD.10PbS
'Pyrite'2.EB.05aFeS2
'Sphalerite'2.CB.05aZnS
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
'Quartz'4.DA.05SiO2
'Rutile'4.DB.05TiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
'Calcite'5.AB.05CaCO3
'Cerussite'5.AB.15PbCO3
'Dolomite'5.AB.10CaMg(CO3)2
'Malachite'5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 9 - Silicates
'Dravite'9.CK.05Na(Mg3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
'Hemimorphite'9.BD.10Zn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
'Muscovite'9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
'Phlogopite'9.EC.20KMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Apatite'-
'Tennantite-Tetrahedrite Series'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
AX2
Rutile4.4.1.1TiO2
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Cerussite14.1.3.4PbCO3
AB(XO3)2
Dolomite14.2.1.1CaMg(CO3)2
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Malachite16a.3.1.1Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 56 - SOROSILICATES Si2O7 Groups, With Additional O, OH, F and H2O
Si2O7 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with cations in [4] coordination
Hemimorphite56.1.2.1Zn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
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 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
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Apatite'-
'Tennantite-Tetrahedrite Series'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H DraviteNa(Mg3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
H HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
BBoron
B DraviteNa(Mg3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
C CerussitePbCO3
C DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
OOxygen
O CalciteCaCO3
O CerussitePbCO3
O DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
O DraviteNa(Mg3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
O HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
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)
Mg PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
AlAluminium
Al DraviteNa(Mg3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
SiSilicon
Si DraviteNa(Mg3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Si HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si QuartzSiO2
SSulfur
S GalenaPbS
S PyriteFeS2
S SphaleriteZnS
KPotassium
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
K PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
TiTitanium
Ti RutileTiO2
FeIron
Fe PyriteFeS2
CuCopper
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
ZnZinc
Zn HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
Zn SphaleriteZnS
PbLead
Pb CerussitePbCO3
Pb GalenaPbS

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