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Wallis (Valais), Switzerlandi
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Name(s) in local language(s):Wallis (Valais), Schweiz (Suisse; Svizzera)
Neighbouring regions:
Largest Settlements:
PlacePopulation
Sitten28,045 (2016)
Sierre15,752 (2018)
Monthey15,106 (2017)
Martigny-Ville14,768 (2017)
Naters7,552 (2017)
Conthey6,634 (2017)
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633 valid minerals. 65 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals. 5 erroneous literature entries.

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Acanthite
Formula: Ag2S
Localities: Reported from at least 6 localities in this region.
Actinolite
Formula: ☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Localities: Reported from at least 16 localities in this region.
'Actinolite-Tremolite Series'
Reference: "Amir Akhavan" collection
Adamite
Formula: Zn2(AsO4)(OH)
Adamite var: Cuprian Adamite
Formula: (Zn,Cu)2AsO4OH
Reference: Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): "Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz", Verlag Wepf & Co. (Basel), p. 19; Ansermet, S. (2012): Mines et minéraux du Valais - II. Anniviers et Tourtemagne. With contributions by N. Meisser, Ed. Porte-plumes (Ayer)
'Aeschynite'
Aeschynite-(Y)
Formula: (Y,Ln,Ca,Th)(Ti,Nb)2(O,OH)6
Localities: Reported from at least 13 localities in this region.
Agardite-(Y)
Formula: YCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2O
Aikinite
Formula: PbCuBiS3
Localities: Reported from at least 6 localities in this region.
Aktashite
Formula: Cu6Hg3As4S12
Description: EDXS P. Roth, XRD N. Meisser, 2016.
Reference: http://www.fglb.clubdesk.com/clubdesk/www?p=100100
Albite
Formula: Na(AlSi3O8)
Localities: Reported from at least 94 localities in this region.
Albite var: Oligoclase
Formula: (Na,Ca)[Al(Si,Al)Si2O8]
Reference: Walter Gabriel (2005). Mineralien der Grube Lengenbach im Binntal / Wallis (CH) und weiteren Fundstellen im Dolomit des Binntales. Münchenstein
Albite var: Pericline
Formula: Na(AlSi3O8)
Localities: Reported from at least 22 localities in this region.
'Albite-Anorthite Series'
Algodonite
Formula: (Cu1-xAsx)
Reference: The Canadian Mineralogist Vol. 44, pp. 000 (2006) page 205; Ansermet, S. (2012): Mines et minéraux du Valais - II. Anniviers et Tourtemagne. With contributions by N. Meisser, Ed. Porte-plumes (Ayer)
Allanite-(Ce)
Formula: {CaCe}{Al2Fe2+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Localities: Reported from at least 19 localities in this region.
'Allanite Group'
Formula: {A12+REE3+}{M3+2M32+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Alleghanyite
Formula: Mn2+5(SiO4)2(OH)2
Reference: Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): "Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz", Verlag Wepf & Co. (Basel), p. 30-31
Allophane
Formula: (Al2O3)(SiO2)1.3-2 · 2.5-3H2O
Localities: Reported from at least 6 localities in this region.
Almandine
Formula: Fe2+3Al2(SiO4)3
Localities: Reported from at least 10 localities in this region.
'Almandine-Pyrope Series'
Reference: Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz. Wepf (Basel), p. 32
Aluminocopiapite
Formula: Al2/3Fe3+4(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O
Alum-(K) ?
Formula: KAl(SO4)2 · 12H2O
Reference: Erik Vercammen collection
Alunogen
Formula: Al2(SO4)3 · 17H2O
Reference: Ansermet, S. with contributions of Meisser, N. (2012): Mines et minéraux du Valais. II. Anniviers et Tourtemagne. Musée de la Nature (Sion), Musée Cantonal de Géologie (Lausanne), and Editions Porte-Plumes (Ayer), 374 pp.
'Amphibole Supergroup'
Formula: AX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
Localities: Reported from at least 18 localities in this region.
'Amphibole Supergroup var: Byssolite'
Formula: AX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
Localities: Reported from at least 17 localities in this region.
Analcime
Formula: Na(AlSi2O6) · H2O
Anatase
Formula: TiO2
Localities: Reported from at least 74 localities in this region.
Anatase var: Niobian Anatase
Formula: (Ti,Nb)O2
Reference: Van der Burgt, A. & Cuchet, S. (2005): Neu: Gadolinit, Aeschynit und Synchisit vom Fleschsee, Binntal (Schweiz). Lapis 30 (4), 19-27, 50. (in German)
Andalusite
Formula: Al2(SiO4)O
Reference: Meisser, N. (2012): La minéralogie de l'uranium dans le massif des Aiguilles Rouges. Matér. Géol. Suisse, Sér. géotech. 96, 183 p.
Andradite
Formula: Ca3Fe3+2(SiO4)3
Localities: Reported from at least 15 localities in this region.
Andradite var: Demantoid
Formula: Ca3Fe3+2(SiO4)3
Andradite var: Melanite
Formula: Ca3Fe3+2(SiO4)3
Anglesite
Formula: PbSO4
Localities: Reported from at least 15 localities in this region.
Anhydrite
Formula: CaSO4
Localities: Reported from at least 6 localities in this region.
Anilite
Formula: Cu7S4
Ankerite
Formula: Ca(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Localities: Reported from at least 20 localities in this region.
Annabergite
Formula: Ni3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
Localities: Reported from at least 6 localities in this region.
Annite
Formula: KFe2+3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: C. Lemanski, Jr. (re-entry of lost Mindat data).
Antigorite (TL)
Formula: Mg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Localities: Reported from at least 7 localities in this region.
Reference: Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): "Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz", Verlag Wepf & Co. (Basel), p. 43.
Antlerite
Formula: Cu3(SO4)(OH)4
'Apatite'
Localities: Reported from at least 45 localities in this region.
Aragonite
Formula: CaCO3
Localities: Reported from at least 16 localities in this region.
Argandite (TL)
Formula: Mn7(VO4)2(OH)8
Reference: CNMNC Newsletter, Mineralogical Magazine, 74, 799
Argentobaumhauerite (TL)
Formula: Ag1.5Pb22As33.5S72
Type Locality:
Reference: Laroussi, A., Moëlo, Y., Ohnenstetter, D., Ginderow, D. (1989): Argent et thallium dans les sulfosels de la série de la sartorite (Gisement de Lengenbach, vallée de Binn, Suisse). Comptes Rendus de l'Académie des Sciences, Série II, 308, 927-933. [as "Ag-rich baumhauerite"]; Pring, A., Birch, W. D., Sewell, D., Graeser, S., Edenharter, A. & Criddle, A. (1990): Baumhauerite-2a: A silver-bearing mineral with baumhauerite-like supercell from Lengenbach, Switzerland. American Mineralogist: 75, 915-922 [as "baumhauerite-2a"]; Topa, D. & Makovicky, E. (2016): Argentobaumhauerite: name, chemistry, crystal structure, comparison with baumhauerite, and position in the Lengenbach mineralization sequence. Mineralogical Magazine, 80, 819-840; Raber, T. (2016): Argentobaumhauerit. Schweizer Strahler 50 (3), 20-29.
Argentodufrénoysite (TL)
Formula: Ag3Pb26As35S80
Type Locality:
Reference: Topa, D., Makovicky, E., Stanley, C., Cannon, R. (2016): Argentodufrénoysite, IMA 2016-046. CNMNC Newsletter No. 33, October 2016, page 1138; Mineralogical Magazine: 80: 1135–1144
Argentoliveingite (TL)
Formula: AgxPb40-2xAs48+xS112
Type Locality:
Reference: Topa, D., Graeser, S., Makovicky, E., Stanley, C. (2016): Argentoliveingite, IMA 2016-029. CNMNC Newsletter No. 32, August 2016, page 920; Mineralogical Magazine: 80: 915–922
Argentopentlandite
Formula: Ag(Fe,Ni)8S8
Habit: Inclusions in chalcopyrite to several µm across
Reference: Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): "Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz", Verlag Wepf & Co. (Basel), p. 49
Argentopyrite
Formula: AgFe2S3
Armenite
Formula: BaCa2Al6Si9O30 · 2H2O
Habit: Stout hexagonal prisms to 3.5cm
Colour: Milky white
Reference: Mineralogical Record (2001) 32:252; Graeser S., Hetherington C.J., Gieré R. (2003): Ganterite, a new barium-dominant analogue of muscovite from the Berisal Complex, Simplon Region, Switzerland. Canadian Mineralogist 41, 1271-1280.
Arsendescloizite ?
Formula: PbZn(AsO4)(OH)
Reference: Cannon, R., Hensel, H. & Raber, T. (2008): Der Reckibach-Dolomit im Binntal, Schweiz: Mineralbestand und Neufunde. Lapis, 33 (3), 20-28; 50. (in German)
Arsenic
Formula: As
'Arsenic Sulphide Glass No. 1'
Formula: AsS3 (approximately)
Reference: Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz. Wepf (Basel), p. 53
Arsenolamprite
Formula: As
Reference: No reference listed
Arsenolite
Formula: As2O3
Arsenopyrite
Formula: FeAsS
Localities: Reported from at least 31 localities in this region.
Arsenuranospathite
Formula: Al[(UO2)(AsO4)]2F(H2O)20
Asbecasite (TL)
Formula: Ca3(Ti,Sn4+)Be2(AsO3)6(SiO4)2
Reference: Schweiz.Min.Petr.Mitt.(1966) 46, 367-375
'Asbestos'
Aschamalmite ?
Formula: Pb6Bi2S9
Reference: Meisser, N. (2012): La minéralogie de l'uranium dans le massif des Aiguilles Rouges. Matér. Géol. Suisse, Sér. géotech. 96, 183 p.
Atelestite
Formula: Bi2(AsO4)O(OH)
Reference: Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): "Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz", Verlag Wepf & Co. (Basel), p. 56; Ansermet, S. (2012): Mines et minéraux du Valais - II. Anniviers et Tourtemagne. With contributions by N. Meisser, Ed. Porte-plumes (Ayer)
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
Aurichalcite
Formula: (Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
Localities: Reported from at least 11 localities in this region.
Awaruite
Formula: Ni3Fe
Reference: Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): "Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz", Verlag Wepf & Co. (Basel), p. 58
Axinite-(Fe)
Formula: Ca2Fe2+Al2BSi4O15OH
Localities: Reported from at least 6 localities in this region.
'Axinite Group'
Azurite
Formula: Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Localities: Reported from at least 39 localities in this region.
Baileychlore
Formula: (Zn,Fe2+,Al,Mg)6(Si,Al)4O10(OH)8
Bariopharmacosiderite
Formula: Ba0.5Fe3+4(AsO4)3(OH)4 · 5H2O
Reference: Ansermet, S. (2012): Mines et minéraux du Valais - II