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Binn Valley, Wallis (Valais), Switzerland

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Location is approximate, estimate based on other nearby localities.
 
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 46° North , 8° East (est.)
Margin of Error:~10km
Name(s) in local language(s):Binntal, Wallis (Valais), Schweiz (Suisse; Svizzera)
Other/historical region names associated with this locality:Binnental; Binnenthal
Other regions containing this locality:The Alps, Europe


The valley of the Binna river, thus also known as Binna valley (Binnatal), an eastern confluent of the upper Rhône river.
The valley is famous for several localities (e.g. Lengenbach, Lärcheltini, Wanni glacier).

Mineral List

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

Acanthite

Actinolite

'Actinolite-Tremolite Series'

Aeschynite-(Y)

Agardite-(Y)

Aikinite

Aktashite

Albite

var: Oligoclase

var: Pericline

'Albite-Anorthite Series'

Allanite-(Ce)

'Allanite Group'

Almandine

Amphibole Supergroup

var: Byssolite

Anatase

var: Niobian Anatase

Andradite

var: Demantoid

Anglesite

Anhydrite

Ankerite

Antigorite (TL)

Antlerite

'Apatite'

Aragonite

Argentobaumhauerite (TL)

Argentodufrénoysite (TL)

Argentoliveingite (TL)

Arsenic

'Arsenic Sulphide Glass No. 1'

Arsenolamprite

Arsenolite

Arsenopyrite

Asbecasite (TL)

'Asbestos'

Azurite

Baileychlore

Baryte

Bastnäsite-(Ce)

Baumhauerite (TL)

Bernardite

Bertrandite

Beryl

var: Aquamarine

var: Emerald

Bianchite

'Biotite'

Bismuthinite

Bismutite

Bornite

Boulangerite

Bournonite

Brannerite

Brochantite

Brookite

Cafarsite (TL)

Calcite

Canfieldite

var: Tellurian Canfieldite

Carbonatecyanotrichite

Cerussite

Cervandonite-(Ce)

'Chabazite'

Chabournéite

Chalcophyllite

Chalcopyrite

Chamosite

Chernovite-(Y)

'Chernovite-(Y)-Xenotime-(Y) Series'

'Chlorite Group'

Chromite

Chrysocolla

Chrysotile

Cinnabar

'Clays'

Clinochlore

var: Pennine

var: Ripidolite

var: Sheridanite

Clinozoisite

Coffinite

Coloradoite

Copper

Cornubite

Coronadite

Cosalite

Coulsonite

Covellite

Crichtonite

'Crichtonite-Senaite Series'

Cubanite

Cuprite

Cyanotrichite

Dalnegroite (TL)

Datolite

Davidite-(La)

Debattistiite (TL)

Dervillite

Dessauite-(Y)

Dickite

Diopside

Djurleite

Dolomite

Dravite

'Dravite-Schorl Series'

Dufrénoysite (TL)

Eckerite (TL)

Edenharterite (TL)

Enargite

Enneasartorite (TL)

Epidote

Epsomite

Erniggliite (TL)

Fangite

'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'

Fergusonite-(Y)

Fergusonite-(Y)-β

Ferro-pargasite

Ferrostalderite (TL)

Fetiasite (TL)

Fluorapatite

Fluorite

Forsterite

Freibergite

Gabrielite (TL)

Gadolinite-(Y)

Galena

Galenobismutite

'Garnet'

Gasparite-(Ce)

Genthelvite

Geocronite

'Geocronite-Jordanite Series'

Giessenite (TL)

Gladite

Goethite

Gold

Gorceixite

'Gorceixite-Goyazite Series'

Goyazite

Graeserite (TL)

Gramaccioliite-(Y)

Graphite

Gratonite

Greenockite

Greigite

Grossular

var: Hessonite

Gypsum

Halite

Hatchite (TL)

Hematite

var: Iron Rose

Hemimorphite

Hendekasartorite (TL)

Heptasartorite (TL)

'Heulandite'

Heulandite-Ca

Hexahydrite

Hingganite-(Y)

Hörnesite

Hutchinsonite (TL)

Hydrocerussite

Hydrozincite

Ilmenite

Ilvaite

Imhofite (TL)

Incomsartorite (TL)

Izoklakeite

Jarosite

Jentschite (TL)

Jordanite (TL)

Kaolinite

Kësterite

'K Feldspar'

'var: Adularia'

Krupkaite

Kyanite

Laumontite

Leadhillite

Lengenbachite (TL)

Lepidocrocite

'Limonite'

Linarite

Liveingite (TL)

Lizardite

Lorándite

Magnesite

Magnetite

Malachite

Marcasite

Marrite (TL)

Marumoite (TL)

Mesolite

Meta-autunite

Metakahlerite

Metanováčekite

Metatorbernite

Metazeunerite

'Mica Group'

Microcline
var: Hyalophane (FRL)

Milarite

Mimetite

Molybdenite

'Molybdenite-2H'

'Molybdenite-3R'

'Monazite'

Monazite-(Ce)

var: Turnerite

Monazite-(Nd)

Montmorillonite

Muscovite

var: Barian Muscovite

var: Fuchsite

Natrolite

Nolanite

Nowackiite (TL)

'Olivine'

Opal

var: Hyalite

var: Opal-AN

Orpiment

Paarite

Palygorskite

Paragonite

Parapierrotite

Pararealgar

Pargasite

Parisite-(Ce)

Pearceite

Pentlandite

Pharmacosiderite

Phenakite

'Phengite'

Philrothite (TL)

Phlogopite

Picotpaulite

'Pinite'

Polybasite

Polycrase-(Y)

Prehnite

Preiswerkite (TL)

Proustite

Pyrargyrite

Pyrite

Pyrrhotite

Quadratite (TL)

Quartz

var: Amethyst

var: Rock Crystal

var: Sceptre Quartz

var: Smoky Quartz

Raberite (TL)

Raguinite

Ralphcannonite (TL)

Rathite (TL)

Realgar

Rectorite

Reevesite

Richardsollyite (TL)

Rosasite

Routhierite

Rutile

var: Niobian Rutile

'Sagenite'

Salzburgite

Sartorite (TL)

'Scapolite'

Scheelite

Schorl

Schultenite

Scolecite

Scorodite

Seligmannite (TL)

Senaite

Sicherite (TL)

Siderite

var: Mg-rich Siderite

Silver

Sinnerite (TL)

'Smectite Group'

Smithite (TL)

Smithsonite

Smythite

Spaltiite (TL)

Spessartine

Sphalerite

Stalderite (TL)

Staurolite

Stellerite

Stephanite

'Stilbite'

Strashimirite

Struvite-(K) (TL)

Sulphur

Sylvite

'Synchysite'

Synchysite-(Ce)

Talc

Tennantite

var: Binnite (of Des Cloizeaux)

'Tennantite-Tetrahedrite Series'

Tenorite

Tetra-auricupride

Tetrahedrite

Thalcusite

'Thomsonite'

Thomsonite-Ca

Thorite

'Thorogummite'

Tilasite

Titanite

Tochilinite

Torbernite

'Tourmaline'

Trechmannite (TL)

Tremolite

Tyrolite

'UM1991-08-O:Ti'

Uraninite

Vesuvianite

Violarite

Wallisite (TL)

Weissbergite

Wulfenite

Wurtzite

Xanthoconite

Xenotime-(Y)

Yukonite

Zálesíite

Zeunerite

Zircon

Zoisite


272 valid minerals. 50 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

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Localities in this Region


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References

- Graeser, St. (1965): Die Mineralfunde im Dolomit des Binnatales. Schweiz. Mineral. Petrogr. Mitt., 45, 597-795.
- Graeser, S., and Hoefs, J.(1968): Schwefelisotopenuntersuchungen an Sulfiden und Sulfosalzen des Binnatales. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology 17, 165-172.
- Stalder, H. A., Embrey, P., Graeser, St. & Nowacki, W. (1978): Die Mineralien des Binntales. - Separatdruck aus: Jahrbuch 1975-1977, Naturhistorisches Museum der Stadt Bern. (in German)
- Schwanz, J. (1994): Das Binntal und seine Mineralien. - Hrsg. und Verlag André Gorsatt, Binn. 271 pp. (and references therein) (in German)
- extraLapis No. 28: Binntal. Christian Weise Verlag, München, 100 pp.
- Gorsatt, A. (Ed.) (2014): Die besten Seiten des Binntals. Mineraliensuche - Alpenblumen - Ortsgeschichten. KristalloGrafik Verlag, Achberg, Deutschland, 344 pp. (in German).
- Meyer, J. (2017): Steinwunderland Binntal - Kleiner Führer zum Gesteinserlebnisweg Fäld-Lengenbach und zur Geologie und Mineralogie des Binntals. Landschaftspark Binntal, Binn, Wallis, Schweiz, 104 pp. (in German).
[https://www.parcs.ch/lpb/pdf_secure/2017/34271_20170504_111320_BuchSteinwunder_light.pdf]


External Links

- http://binn.strahlen.org/ ("All localities for minerals in the Binntal with detailed description")
- http://binn.strahlen.org/php/frame.php?section=lit (Complete list of references)
- http://www.landschaftspark-binntal.ch

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