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Mittal-Hohtenn road tunnel, Mittal, Lonza Valley, Lötschen valley, Wallis (Valais), Switzerland

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 46° 19' 13'' North , 7° 45' 18'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 46.32028,7.75500
Name(s) in local language(s):Mittal-Hohtenn Straßentunnel, Mittal, Lonzatal, Lötschental, Wallis (Valais), Schweiz (Suisse; Svizzera)
Other regions containing this locality:The Alps, Europe


The coordinates mark the south portal of the tunnel.

Mineral List


33 valid minerals.

Regional Geology

This geological map and associated information on rock units at or nearby to the coordinates given for this locality is based on relatively small scale geological maps provided by various national Geological Surveys. This does not necessarily represent the complete geology at this locality but it gives a background for the region in which it is found.

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Late Jurassic
145 - 163.5 Ma
Biogene Sedimentgesteine und Evaporite

Age: Jurassic (145 - 163.5 Ma)

Lithology: Biogenic carbonate rocks and evaporite

Reference: Geological Institute. Geological Map of Switzerland 1:500,000. isbn: 3906723399. University of Bern. [49]

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References

- Berlepsch, P., Armbruster, T., Makovicky, E., Hejny, C., Topa, D., and Graeser, S. (2001): The crystal structure of (001) twinned xilingolite, Pb3Bi2S6, from Mittal-Hohtenn, Valais, Switzerland. Canadian Mineralogist 39, 1653-1663.
- Berlepsch, P. & Rüegg, H.-R. (2001): Schweizer Erstbestimmung: Xilingolit Pb3Bi2S6 - Nach 20 Jahren gelang dank einer Kristallstrukturbestimmung die Identifikation des Blei-Wismut-Sulfosalzes. Schweizer Strahler, 2001, Nr. 4, 19-23, 36-38 & 39.

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