Cavradi gorge, Curnera Valley, Tujetsch (Tavetsch), Vorderrhein Valley, Grischun (Grisons; Graubünden), Switzerland
|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||46° 38' 39'' North , 8° 42' 33'' East|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||46.64417,8.70917|
|Other regions containing this locality:||The Alps, Europe|
|Köppen climate type:||ET : Tundra|
|Name(s) in local language(s):||Cavradischlucht, Val Curnera, Tujetsch (Tavetsch), Vorderrheintal, Graubünden (Grisons; Grischun), Schweiz (Suisse; Svizzera)|
The Cavradi gorge forms the northern exit of the Val Curnera.
The central part of the gorge cuts through Permian and Carboniferous rocks of the Urseren-Gavera zone, belonging to the Gotthard massif. These rocks consist of mica schists and gneisses that contain zones with a high concentration of Alpine-type fissures. The famous iron rose specimens with epitactically overgrown rutile and copper minerals (djurleite, digenite, etc.) come from this part of the gorge.
To the north, the gorge cuts through gneisses of the "Tavetscher Zwischenmassiv" with a different mineralization ("anatase zone") that also contains a lot of Alpine-type fissures.
To the south, close to the Lai da Curnera reservoir, paragneisses of the Gotthard massif are exposed; these rocks are relatively poor in pockets and minerals. (Hager et al. 2013)
NOTE: The grid reference is centered on the area.
34 valid minerals.
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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252.17 - 541 Ma
252.17 - 298.9 Ma
|Metamorphe Gesteine, meist Metasedimente|
|Cambrian - Proterozoic|
485.4 - 2500 Ma
|Precambrian-Phanerozoic crystalline metamorphic rocks|
Age: to Cambrian (485.4 - 2500 Ma)
Lithology: Crystalline metamorphic rocks
Reference: Chorlton, L.B. Generalized geology of the world: bedrock domains and major faults in GIS format: a small-scale world geology map with an extended geological attribute database. doi: 10.4095/223767. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 5529.