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Gonzen Mine, Sargans, Alvier Group, St Gallen, Switzerland

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View of the Gonzen iron mine, Switzerland, 1921.

Gonzen Mine, Sargans, Alvier Group, St Gallen, Switzerland
View of the Gonzen iron mine underground workings, ca. 1921.

Gonzen Mine, Sargans, Alvier Group, St Gallen, Switzerland
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 47° 4' 3'' North , 9° 26' 2'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 47.0675, 9.43388888889
Name(s) in local language(s):Grube Gonzen, Sargans, Alvier-Gruppe, St Gallen, Schweiz (Suisse; Svizzera)
Other regions containing this locality:The Alps, Europe

Ancient Fe-Mn mine, abandoned in 1966.

Swiss coordinates for Gonzen Mt. (1829 m) are 751´545 / 214´870.

Mineral List

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

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- Epprecht, W. (1946) Die Eisen- und Manganerze der Gonzen. Beiträge zur Geologie der Schweiz, Geotechnische Serie 24.
- Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II: 245.
- Pfeifer, H. R.; Oberhänsli, H.; Epprecht, W. (1988): Geochemical evidence for a synsedimentary hydrothermal origin of Jurassic iron-manganese deposits at Gonzen (Sargans, Helvetic Alps, Switzerland). Marine Geology 84, 257-272.
- Roth, P. & Meisser, N. (2013): Die seltenen Mineralien der Bündner Manganvorkommen. Schweizer Strahler 47 (3), 8-21 (in German and French).

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