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Allalin area, Saas-Almagell, Saas Valley, Zermatt - Saas Fee area, Valais, Switzerlandi
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
46° North , 7° East (est.)
Estimate based on other nearby localities or region boundaries.
Margin of Error:
~9km
Locality type:
Köppen climate type:
Name(s) in local language(s):
Allalin, Saas-Almagell, Saastal, Gebiet Zermatt - Saas Fee, Wallis (Valais), Schweiz (Suisse; Svizzera)


Outcrops of Allalin gabbro.
This area comprises the Allalin glacier, the Allalin pass and the Allalinhorn.

Regions containing this locality

Eurasian PlateTectonic Plate
EuropeContinent
The Alps, EuropeMountain Range

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

24 valid minerals. 1 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

'Albite-Anorthite Series'
Reference: Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): "Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz", Wepf (Basel), p. 170.
'Almandine-Pyrope Series'
Reference: Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz. Wepf (Basel), p. 32
Augite
Formula: (CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Reference: Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): "Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz", Verlag Wepf & Co. (Basel), p. 56
Barroisite
Formula: ☐{CaNa}{Mg3Al2}(AlSi7O22)(OH)2
Reference: Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): "Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz", Verlag Wepf & Co. (Basel), p. 63-64
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: my collection, found by myself
'Chlorite Group'
Reference: Bearth, P. (1963): Chloritoid und Paragonit aus der Ophiolit-Zone von Zermatt-Saas Fee. Schweizerische Mineralogische und Petrographische Mitteilungen, 43, 269-286; Stalder, H.A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S., Stuker, P. (1998): Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz. Wepf Verlag, Basel, pages 261-262.
Chloritoid
Formula: (Fe2+,Mg,Mn2+)Al2(SiO4)O(OH)2
Reference: Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): "Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz", Wepf (Basel), p. 262.
Clinochlore
Formula: Mg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
Reference: Christian Bracke Collection
Clinohumite
Formula: Mg9(SiO4)4F2
Reference: Christian Bracke Collection
Clinohumite var: Titanclinohumite
Formula: Mg9(SiO4)4F2
Reference: Christian Bracke Collection
'Crossite'
Reference: Christian Bracke Collection
Enstatite
Formula: MgSiO3
Reference: Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): "Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz", Wepf (Basel), p. 149.
Epidote
Formula: {Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Reference: my collection, found by myself
'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'
Reference: Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz. Wepf (Basel), p. 32
Forsterite
Formula: Mg2SiO4
Reference: Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): "Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz", Wepf (Basel), p. 170.
Glaucophane
Formula: ◻[Na2][Mg3Al2]Si8O22(OH)2
Reference: Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): "Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz", Verlag Wepf & Co. (Basel), p. 63-64
Jadeite
Formula: Na(Al,Fe3+)Si2O6
Habit: Microscopic grains to 30 µm
Colour: White to light green
Description: Constituent of Saussurite.
Reference: Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): "Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz", Wepf (Basel), p. 226.
Magnesiochloritoid (TL)
Formula: MgAl2(SiO4)O(OH)2
Type Locality:
Reference: Bearth, P. (1963): Chloritoid und Paragonit aus der Ophiolit-Zone von Zermatt-Saas Fee. Schweizerische Mineralogische und Petrographische Mitteilungen, 43, 269-286; Stalder, H.A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S., Stuker, P. (1998): Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz. Wepf Verlag, Basel, pages 261-262; Roth, Ph. (2007): Minerals first discovered in Switzerland and minerals named after Swiss individuals. Philippe Roth, Ed., Zurich, 239 pp.
Magnesite
Formula: MgCO3
Reference: Stalder, H.A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S., Stuker, P. (1998): Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz. Wepf Verlag, Basel, page 262.
Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Reference: Christian Bracke Collection
Omphacite
Formula: (NaaCabFe2+cMgd)(AleFe3+fFe2+gMgh)Si2O6
Reference: Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz. Wepf (Basel), p. 290.
Paragonite
Formula: NaAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Bearth, P. (1963): Chloritoid und Paragonit aus der Ophiolit-Zone von Zermatt-Saas Fee. Schweizerische Mineralogische und Petrographische Mitteilungen, 43, 269-286; Stalder, H.A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S., Stuker, P. (1998): Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz. Wepf Verlag, Basel, pages 261-262; Roth, Ph. (2007): Minerals first discovered in Switzerland and minerals named after Swiss individuals. Philippe Roth, Ed., Zurich, 239 pp.
Perovskite
Formula: CaTiO3
Reference: Christian Bracke Collection
Prehnite
Formula: Ca2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
Reference: my collection, found by myself
Preiswerkite
Formula: NaMg2Al(Al2Si2O10)(OH)2
Reference: Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): "Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz", Wepf (Basel), p. 310.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: my collection, found by myself
'Saussurite'
Reference: Stalder, H.A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S., Stuker, P. (1998): Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz. Wepf Verlag, Basel, pages 261-262.
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: Christian Bracke Collection
Talc
Formula: Mg3Si4O10(OH)2
Reference: Bearth, P. (1963): Chloritoid und Paragonit aus der Ophiolit-Zone von Zermatt-Saas Fee. Schweizerische Mineralogische und Petrographische Mitteilungen, 43, 269-286; Stalder, H.A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S., Stuker, P. (1998): Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz. Wepf Verlag, Basel, pages 261-262; Roth, Ph. (2007): Minerals first discovered in Switzerland and minerals named after Swiss individuals. Philippe Roth, Ed., Zurich, 239 pp.
Titanite
Formula: CaTi(SiO4)O
Reference: Christian Bracke Collection
Zoisite
Formula: Ca2Al3[Si2O7][SiO4]O(OH)
Reference: Bearth, P. (1963): Chloritoid und Paragonit aus der Ophiolit-Zone von Zermatt-Saas Fee. Schweizerische Mineralogische und Petrographische Mitteilungen, 43, 269-286; Roth, Ph. (2007): Minerals first discovered in Switzerland and minerals named after Swiss individuals. Philippe Roth, Ed., Zurich, 239 pp.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Magnetite4.BB.05Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Perovskite4.CC.30CaTiO3
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Magnesite5.AB.05MgCO3
Group 9 - Silicates
Augite9.DA.15(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Barroisite9.DE.20☐{CaNa}{Mg3Al2}(AlSi7O22)(OH)2
Chloritoid9.AF.85(Fe2+,Mg,Mn2+)Al2(SiO4)O(OH)2
Clinochlore9.EC.55Mg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
Clinohumite9.AF.55Mg9(SiO4)4F2
var: Titanclinohumite9.AF.55Mg9(SiO4)4F2
Enstatite9.DA.05MgSiO3
Epidote9.BG.05a{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Forsterite9.AC.05Mg2SiO4
Glaucophane9.DE.25◻[Na2][Mg3Al2]Si8O22(OH)2
Jadeite9.DA.25Na(Al,Fe3+)Si2O6
Magnesiochloritoid (TL)9.AF.85MgAl2(SiO4)O(OH)2
Omphacite9.DA.20(NaaCabFe2+cMgd)(AleFe3+fFe2+gMgh)Si2O6
Paragonite9.EC.15NaAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Prehnite9.DP.20Ca2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
Preiswerkite9.EC.20NaMg2Al(Al2Si2O10)(OH)2
Talc9.EC.05Mg3Si4O10(OH)2
Titanite9.AG.15CaTi(SiO4)O
Zoisite9.BG.10Ca2Al3[Si2O7][SiO4]O(OH)
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Albite-Anorthite Series'-
'Almandine-Pyrope Series'-
'Chlorite Group'-
'Crossite'-
'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'-
'Saussurite'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Perovskite4.3.3.1CaTiO3
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Magnetite7.2.2.3Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Magnesite14.1.1.2MgCO3
Group 51 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups Only
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with all cations in octahedral [6] coordination
Forsterite51.3.1.2Mg2SiO4
Group 52 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups and O,OH,F,H2O
Insular SiO4 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with cations in [6] coordination only
Chloritoid52.3.3.1(Fe2+,Mg,Mn2+)Al2(SiO4)O(OH)2
Clinohumite52.3.2d.1Mg9(SiO4)4F2
Magnesiochloritoid (TL)52.3.3.2MgAl2(SiO4)O(OH)2
Insular SiO4 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with cations in [6] and/or >[6] coordination
Titanite52.4.3.1CaTi(SiO4)O
Group 58 - SOROSILICATES Insular, Mixed, Single, and Larger Tetrahedral Groups
Insular, Mixed, Single, and Larger Tetrahedral Groups with cations in [6] and higher coordination; single and double groups (n = 1, 2)
Epidote58.2.1a.7{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Zoisite58.2.1b.1Ca2Al3[Si2O7][SiO4]O(OH)
Group 65 - INOSILICATES Single-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=1)
Single-Width Unbranched Chains, W=1 with chains P=2
Augite65.1.3a.3(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Enstatite65.1.2.1MgSiO3
Jadeite65.1.3c.1Na(Al,Fe3+)Si2O6
Omphacite65.1.3b.1(NaaCabFe2+cMgd)(AleFe3+fFe2+gMgh)Si2O6
Group 66 - INOSILICATES Double-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=2)
Amphiboles - Mg-Fe-Mn-Li subgroup
Glaucophane66.1.3c.1◻[Na2][Mg3Al2]Si8O22(OH)2
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Paragonite71.2.2a.2NaAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Preiswerkite71.2.2b.15NaMg2Al(Al2Si2O10)(OH)2
Talc71.2.1.3Mg3Si4O10(OH)2
Sheets of 6-membered rings interlayered 1:1, 2:1, and octahedra
Clinochlore71.4.1.4Mg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
Group 72 - PHYLLOSILICATES Two-Dimensional Infinite Sheets with Other Than Six-Membered Rings
Two-Dimensional Infinite Sheets with Other Than Six-Membered Rings with 4-membered rings
Prehnite72.1.3.1Ca2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Albite-Anorthite Series'-
'Almandine-Pyrope Series'-
Barroisite-☐{CaNa}{Mg3Al2}(AlSi7O22)(OH)2
'Chlorite Group'-
Clinohumite
var: Titanclinohumite
-Mg9(SiO4)4F2
'Crossite'-
'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'-
'Saussurite'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H MagnesiochloritoidMgAl2(SiO4)O(OH)2
H PreiswerkiteNaMg2Al(Al2Si2O10)(OH)2
H PrehniteCa2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
H Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
H Barroisite☐{CaNa}{Mg3Al2}(AlSi7O22)(OH)2
H Glaucophane◻[Na2][Mg3Al2]Si8O22(OH)2
H Chloritoid(Fe2+,Mg,Mn2+)Al2(SiO4)O(OH)2
H ClinochloreMg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
H TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
H ParagoniteNaAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H ZoisiteCa2Al3[Si2O7][SiO4]O(OH)
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
C MagnesiteMgCO3
OOxygen
O MagnesiochloritoidMgAl2(SiO4)O(OH)2
O PreiswerkiteNaMg2Al(Al2Si2O10)(OH)2
O PrehniteCa2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
O Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
O QuartzSiO2
O CalciteCaCO3
O Augite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
O Barroisite☐{CaNa}{Mg3Al2}(AlSi7O22)(OH)2
O Glaucophane◻[Na2][Mg3Al2]Si8O22(OH)2
O EnstatiteMgSiO3
O ForsteriteMg2SiO4
O JadeiteNa(Al,Fe3+)Si2O6
O Omphacite(NaaCabFec2+Mgd)(AleFef3+Feg2+Mgh)Si2O6
O Chloritoid(Fe2+,Mg,Mn2+)Al2(SiO4)O(OH)2
O Clinohumite (var: Titanclinohumite)Mg9(SiO4)4F2
O ClinochloreMg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
O MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
O PerovskiteCaTiO3
O TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
O MagnesiteMgCO3
O TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
O ParagoniteNaAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O ClinohumiteMg9(SiO4)4F2
O ZoisiteCa2Al3[Si2O7][SiO4]O(OH)
FFluorine
F Clinohumite (var: Titanclinohumite)Mg9(SiO4)4F2
F ClinohumiteMg9(SiO4)4F2
NaSodium
Na PreiswerkiteNaMg2Al(Al2Si2O10)(OH)2
Na Barroisite☐{CaNa}{Mg3Al2}(AlSi7O22)(OH)2
Na Glaucophane◻[Na2][Mg3Al2]Si8O22(OH)2
Na JadeiteNa(Al,Fe3+)Si2O6
Na Omphacite(NaaCabFec2+Mgd)(AleFef3+Feg2+Mgh)Si2O6
Na ParagoniteNaAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
MgMagnesium
Mg MagnesiochloritoidMgAl2(SiO4)O(OH)2
Mg PreiswerkiteNaMg2Al(Al2Si2O10)(OH)2
Mg Augite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Mg Barroisite☐{CaNa}{Mg3Al2}(AlSi7O22)(OH)2
Mg Glaucophane◻[Na2][Mg3Al2]Si8O22(OH)2
Mg EnstatiteMgSiO3
Mg ForsteriteMg2SiO4
Mg Omphacite(NaaCabFec2+Mgd)(AleFef3+Feg2+Mgh)Si2O6
Mg Clinohumite (var: Titanclinohumite)Mg9(SiO4)4F2
Mg ClinochloreMg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
Mg MagnesiteMgCO3
Mg TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
Mg ClinohumiteMg9(SiO4)4F2
AlAluminium
Al MagnesiochloritoidMgAl2(SiO4)O(OH)2
Al PreiswerkiteNaMg2Al(Al2Si2O10)(OH)2
Al PrehniteCa2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
Al Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Al Barroisite☐{CaNa}{Mg3Al2}(AlSi7O22)(OH)2
Al Glaucophane◻[Na2][Mg3Al2]Si8O22(OH)2
Al JadeiteNa(Al,Fe3+)Si2O6
Al Omphacite(NaaCabFec2+Mgd)(AleFef3+Feg2+Mgh)Si2O6
Al Chloritoid(Fe2+,Mg,Mn2+)Al2(SiO4)O(OH)2
Al ClinochloreMg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
Al ParagoniteNaAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al ZoisiteCa2Al3[Si2O7][SiO4]O(OH)
SiSilicon
Si MagnesiochloritoidMgAl2(SiO4)O(OH)2
Si PreiswerkiteNaMg2Al(Al2Si2O10)(OH)2
Si PrehniteCa2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
Si Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Si QuartzSiO2
Si Augite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Si Barroisite☐{CaNa}{Mg3Al2}(AlSi7O22)(OH)2
Si Glaucophane◻[Na2][Mg3Al2]Si8O22(OH)2
Si EnstatiteMgSiO3
Si ForsteriteMg2SiO4
Si JadeiteNa(Al,Fe3+)Si2O6
Si Omphacite(NaaCabFec2+Mgd)(AleFef3+Feg2+Mgh)Si2O6
Si Chloritoid(Fe2+,Mg,Mn2+)Al2(SiO4)O(OH)2
Si Clinohumite (var: Titanclinohumite)Mg9(SiO4)4F2
Si ClinochloreMg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
Si TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
Si TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
Si ParagoniteNaAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si ClinohumiteMg9(SiO4)4F2
Si ZoisiteCa2Al3[Si2O7][SiO4]O(OH)
SSulfur
S SphaleriteZnS
CaCalcium
Ca PrehniteCa2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
Ca Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca Augite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Ca Barroisite☐{CaNa}{Mg3Al2}(AlSi7O22)(OH)2
Ca Omphacite(NaaCabFec2+Mgd)(AleFef3+Feg2+Mgh)Si2O6
Ca PerovskiteCaTiO3
Ca TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
Ca ZoisiteCa2Al3[Si2O7][SiO4]O(OH)
TiTitanium
Ti PerovskiteCaTiO3
Ti TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
FeIron
Fe Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Fe Augite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Fe JadeiteNa(Al,Fe3+)Si2O6
Fe Omphacite(NaaCabFec2+Mgd)(AleFef3+Feg2+Mgh)Si2O6
Fe Chloritoid(Fe2+,Mg,Mn2+)Al2(SiO4)O(OH)2
Fe MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS

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