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Torvéraz Valley, La Thuile, Aosta Valley, Italyi
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Name in French:Vallon de Torvéraz (Vallon du torrent de Torvéraz), La Thuile, Vallée d'Aoste, Italie
Name in Italian:Vallone di Torvéraz (Vallone del torrente di Torvéraz), La Thuile, Valle d'Aosta, Italia
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 45° 41' 45'' North , 6° 52' 1'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 45.69597,6.86703
GeoHash:G#: u0hguq8qm
Locality type:Valley
Köppen climate type:Dfc : Subarctic climate


Alpine-type fissures containing pyrite, calcite, and sometimes hematite.

They tipycally occur in the roches moutonnées along the right orographic side of the Torvéraz brook (Torrente di Torvéraz/Torrent de Torvéraz). For the occurrences on the left side of the valley, see the localities Pointe Rousse and Pointe Rousse Pass.

Furthermore, whitish spherulic aggregates of probable aragonite have been found in the talus below Glacier de la Fourclaz-Mont de la Fourclaz.

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

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5 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Aragonite ?
Formula: CaCO3
Description: As whitish spherulic aggregates
Reference: Monistier, G. (2001) Piccolo San Bernardo: i risultati di alcune ricerche. Rivista Mineralogica Italiana, 25, 2 (2-2001), 96-102.
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Monistier, G. (2001) Piccolo San Bernardo: i risultati di alcune ricerche. Rivista Mineralogica Italiana, 25, 2 (2-2001), 96-102.
Goethite
Formula: α-Fe3+O(OH)
Reference: Monistier, G. (2001) Piccolo San Bernardo: i risultati di alcune ricerche. Rivista Mineralogica Italiana, 25, 2 (2-2001), 96-102.
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Reference: Monistier, G. (2001) Piccolo San Bernardo: i risultati di alcune ricerche. Rivista Mineralogica Italiana, 25, 2 (2-2001), 96-102.
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Monistier, G. (2001) Piccolo San Bernardo: i risultati di alcune ricerche. Rivista Mineralogica Italiana, 25, 2 (2-2001), 96-102.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Goethite4.00.α-Fe3+O(OH)
Hematite4.CB.05Fe2O3
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Aragonite ?5.AB.15CaCO3
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
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
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Aragonite ?-CaCO3

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
C AragoniteCaCO3
OOxygen
O HematiteFe2O3
O CalciteCaCO3
O Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
O AragoniteCaCO3
SSulfur
S PyriteFeS2
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca AragoniteCaCO3
FeIron
Fe HematiteFe2O3
Fe Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
Fe PyriteFeS2

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Monistier, G. (2001) Piccolo San Bernardo: i risultati di alcune ricerche. Rivista Mineralogica Italiana, 25, 2 (2-2001), 96-102.


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