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Holzerspitz north slope, Feldbach Valley (Fäldbach Valley), Binn, Goms, Valais, Switzerlandi
Regional Level Types
Holzerspitz north slope- not defined -
Feldbach Valley (Fäldbach Valley)Valley
BinnMunicipality
GomsDistrict
ValaisCanton
SwitzerlandCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
46° 23' 22'' North , 8° 14' 18'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Köppen climate type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Bellwald444 (2016)7.3km
Ernen374 (2016)7.5km
Fiesch1,003 (2015)8.0km
Lax315 (2016)9.3km
Grengiols496 (2016)11.3km
Name(s) in local language(s):
Holzerspitz Nordhang, Feldbachtal (Fäldbachtal), Binntal, Wallis (Valais), Schweiz (Suisse; Svizzera)


Small dolomite deposit with pyrite and magnetite, as well as clefts in mica schists (Bündnerschiefer). The mineral paragenesis is typical for the Feldbach valley.
Green (Cr- and V-bearing) tourmaline (dravite?) is described from dolomite outcrops E of Holzerspitz mountain (Frey & Mumenthaler, 2008). This dolomite is located immediately adjacent to old iron (magnetite) prospects.

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


9 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

'Biotite'
Formula: K(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
Dolomite
Formula: CaMg(CO3)2
Reference: Frey, A. & Mumenthaler, T. (2008): Schweizer Strahler, 3/2008, 2-5.
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.
'Limonite'
Formula: (Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Frey, A. & Mumenthaler, T. (2008): Schweizer Strahler, 3/2008, 2-5.
Muscovite var: Fuchsite
Formula: K(Al,Cr)3Si3O10(OH)2
Reference: Frey, A. & Mumenthaler, T. (2008): Schweizer Strahler, 3/2008, 2-5.
Phlogopite
Formula: KMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Frey, A. & Mumenthaler, T. (2008): Schweizer Strahler, 3/2008, 2-5.
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Frey, A. & Mumenthaler, T. (2008): Schweizer Strahler, 3/2008, 2-5.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Frey, A. & Mumenthaler, T. (2008): Schweizer Strahler, 3/2008, 2-5.
Rutile
Formula: TiO2
Reference: Frey, A. & Mumenthaler, T. (2008): Schweizer Strahler, 3/2008, 2-5.

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
Magnetite4.BB.05Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Rutile4.DB.05TiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Dolomite5.AB.10CaMg(CO3)2
Group 9 - Silicates
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
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Biotite'-K(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
'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 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Magnetite7.2.2.3Fe2+Fe3+2O4
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 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, Mixtures, etc.
'Biotite'-K(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Muscovite
var: Fuchsite
-K(Al,Cr)3Si3O10(OH)2

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
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 Muscovite (var: Fuchsite)K(Al,Cr)3Si3O10(OH)2
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
BBoron
B DraviteNa(Mg3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
CCarbon
C DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
OOxygen
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 DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
O RutileTiO2
O Muscovite (var: Fuchsite)K(Al,Cr)3Si3O10(OH)2
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
FFluorine
F BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
NaSodium
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 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 Muscovite (var: Fuchsite)K(Al,Cr)3Si3O10(OH)2
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
SiSilicon
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 Muscovite (var: Fuchsite)K(Al,Cr)3Si3O10(OH)2
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
SSulfur
S PyriteFeS2
S GalenaPbS
KPotassium
K BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
K PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
K Muscovite (var: Fuchsite)K(Al,Cr)3Si3O10(OH)2
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CaCalcium
Ca DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
TiTitanium
Ti RutileTiO2
CrChromium
Cr Muscovite (var: Fuchsite)K(Al,Cr)3Si3O10(OH)2
FeIron
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)
PbLead
Pb GalenaPbS

References

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Year (asc) Year (desc) Author (A-Z) Author (Z-A)
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]
Frey, A. & Mumenthaler, T. (2008): Schweizer Strahler, 3/2008, 2-5.

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