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Col des Mines, Isérables, Riddes, Valais, Switzerlandi
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Col des MinesGroup of Mines
Isérables- not defined -
Riddes- not defined -
ValaisCanton
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
46° North , 7° East (est.)
Estimate based on other nearby localities or region boundaries.
Margin of Error:
~5km
Locality type:
Group of Mines
Köppen climate type:
Name(s) in local language(s):
Col des Mines, Isérables, Riddes, Valais (Wallis), Suisse (Schweiz; Svizzera)


Uranium deposit located SE of Riddes.

Erroneously called a "now depleted coal mine" in https://www.ssef.ch/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/facette-2019.pdf ("La ‘Rose de Mine’: Pink
Cobaltocalcite from Switzerland").

Regions containing this locality

Eurasian PlateTectonic Plate
EuropeContinent
The Alps, EuropeMountain Range

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


20 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Becquerelite
Formula: Ca(UO2)6O4(OH)6 · 8H2O
Reference: Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): "Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz", Verlag Wepf & Co. (Basel), p. 71
Bornite
Formula: Cu5FeS4
Reference: Hügi, T., Köppel, V., de Quervain, F. and Rickenbach, E. (1967): Die Uranvererzungen bei Isérables, VS. Beitr. Geol. Schweiz, Geotechn. Ser. 42, 88 pages (in German)
Brochantite
Formula: Cu4(SO4)(OH)6
Reference: Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): "Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz", Verlag Wepf & Co. (Basel), p. 85
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: MEISSER, N. (1999) : La calcite cobaltifère d'Isérables, Valais. Schweizer Strahler, 12/11, 594-598.
Calcite var: Cobaltoan Calcite
Formula: (Ca,Co)CO3
Reference: MEISSER, N. (1999) : La calcite cobaltifère d'Isérables, Valais. Schweizer Strahler, 12/11, 594-598.
Chalcocite
Formula: Cu2S
Reference: Hügi, T., Köppel, V., de Quervain, F. and Rickenbach, E. (1967): Die Uranvererzungen bei Isérables, VS. Beitr. Geol. Schweiz, Geotechn. Ser. 42, 88 pages (in German)
Chalcophyllite
Formula: Cu18Al2(AsO4)4(SO4)3(OH)24 · 36H2O
Habit: Mica-like tabular crystals
Colour: Bluish green
Reference: Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz. Wepf (Basel), p. 106.
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz. Wepf (Basel), p. 107.
Chrysocolla
Formula: Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Reference: Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): "Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz", Verlag Wepf & Co. (Basel), p. 85
Cuprosklodowskite
Formula: Cu(UO2)2(SiO3OH]2 · 6H2O
Reference: Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz. Wepf (Basel), p. 127.
Cyanotrichite
Formula: Cu4Al2(SO4)(OH)12 · 2H2O
Reference: Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz. Wepf (Basel), p. 127.
Lautite
Formula: CuAsS
Reference: Hügi, T., Köppel, V., de Quervain, F. and Rickenbach, E. (1967): Die Uranvererzungen bei Isérables, VS. Beitr. Geol. Schweiz, Geotechn. Ser. 42, 88 pages (in German)
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Reference: Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): "Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz", Verlag Wepf & Co. (Basel), p. 85
Metazeunerite
Formula: Cu(UO2)2(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
Reference: Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz. Wepf (Basel), p. 290.
Olivenite
Formula: Cu2(AsO4)(OH)
Reference: Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz. Wepf (Basel), p. 290.
Pitticite
Formula: (Fe, AsO4, H2O) (?)
Reference: Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): "Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz", Wepf (Basel), p. 305.
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): "Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz", Wepf (Basel), p. 419.
Strashimirite
Formula: Cu8(AsO4)4(OH)4 · 5H2O
Reference: Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): "Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz", Verlag Wepf & Co. (Basel), p. 85
Uraninite
Formula: UO2
Reference: Hügi, T., Köppel, V., de Quervain, F. and Rickenbach, E. (1967): Die Uranvererzungen bei Isérables, VS. Beitr. Geol. Schweiz, Geotechn. Ser. 42, 88 pages (in German)
Uraninite var: Pitchblende
Formula: UO2
Reference: Hügi, T., Köppel, V., de Quervain, F. and Rickenbach, E. (1967): Die Uranvererzungen bei Isérables, VS. Beitr. Geol. Schweiz, Geotechn. Ser. 42, 88 pages (in German)
Uranophane
Formula: Ca(UO2)2(SiO3OH)2 · 5H2O
Reference: Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): "Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz", Verlag Wepf & Co. (Basel), p. 71
Vandendriesscheite
Formula: PbU7O22 · 12H2O
Reference: Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): "Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz", Wepf (Basel), p. 424.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Bornite2.BA.15Cu5FeS4
Chalcocite2.BA.05Cu2S
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Lautite2.CB.40CuAsS
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Becquerelite4.GB.10Ca(UO2)6O4(OH)6 · 8H2O
Uraninite4.DL.05UO2
var: Pitchblende4.DL.05UO2
Vandendriesscheite4.GB.40PbU7O22 · 12H2O
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
var: Cobaltoan Calcite5.AB.05(Ca,Co)CO3
Malachite5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Brochantite7.BB.25Cu4(SO4)(OH)6
Cyanotrichite7.DE.10Cu4Al2(SO4)(OH)12 · 2H2O
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Chalcophyllite8.DF.30Cu18Al2(AsO4)4(SO4)3(OH)24 · 36H2O
Metazeunerite8.EB.10Cu(UO2)2(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
Olivenite8.BB.30Cu2(AsO4)(OH)
Pitticite8.DB.05(Fe, AsO4, H2O) (?)
Strashimirite8.DC.12Cu8(AsO4)4(OH)4 · 5H2O
Group 9 - Silicates
Chrysocolla9.ED.20Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Cuprosklodowskite9.AK.10Cu(UO2)2(SiO3OH]2 · 6H2O
Uranophane9.AK.15Ca(UO2)2(SiO3OH)2 · 5H2O

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:1
Chalcocite2.4.7.1Cu2S
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 3:2
Bornite2.5.2.1Cu5FeS4
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Lautite2.12.8.1CuAsS
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 5 - OXIDES CONTAINING URANIUM OR THORIUM
AXO2·xH2O
Uraninite5.1.1.1UO2
AX6O19·xH2O
Becquerelite5.7.1.2Ca(UO2)6O4(OH)6 · 8H2O
AX7O22·xH2O
Vandendriesscheite5.8.1.1PbU7O22 · 12H2O
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Malachite16a.3.1.1Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 30 - ANHYDROUS SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)m(XO4)pZq, where m:p>2:1
Brochantite30.1.3.1Cu4(SO4)(OH)6
Group 31 - HYDRATED SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)6(XO4)Zq·xH2O
Cyanotrichite31.2.1.1Cu4Al2(SO4)(OH)12 · 2H2O
Group 40 - HYDRATED NORMAL PHOSPHATES,ARSENATES AND VANADATES
AB2(XO4)2·xH2O, containing (UO2)2+
Metazeunerite40.2a.14.2Cu(UO2)2(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
Group 41 - ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
A2(XO4)Zq
Olivenite41.6.6.1Cu2(AsO4)(OH)
Group 42 - HYDRATED PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
A2(XO4)Zq·xH2O
Strashimirite42.6.5.1Cu8(AsO4)4(OH)4 · 5H2O
Group 43 - COMPOUND PHOSPHATES, ETC.
Hydrated Compound Phosphates, etc·, Containing Hydroxyl or Halogen
Chalcophyllite43.5.14.1Cu18Al2(AsO4)4(SO4)3(OH)24 · 36H2O
Pitticite43.5.3.1(Fe, AsO4, H2O) (?)
Group 53 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups and Other Anions or Complex Cations
Insular SiO4 Groups and Other Anions of Complex Cations with (UO2)
Cuprosklodowskite53.3.1.4Cu(UO2)2(SiO3OH]2 · 6H2O
Uranophane53.3.1.2Ca(UO2)2(SiO3OH)2 · 5H2O
Group 74 - PHYLLOSILICATES Modulated Layers
Modulated Layers with joined strips
Chrysocolla74.3.2.1Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Calcite
var: Cobaltoan Calcite
-(Ca,Co)CO3
Uraninite
var: Pitchblende
-UO2

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H BecquereliteCa(UO2)6O4(OH)6 · 8H2O
H UranophaneCa(UO2)2(SiO3OH)2 · 5H2O
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
H BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
H ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
H StrashimiriteCu8(AsO4)4(OH)4 · 5H2O
H ChalcophylliteCu18Al2(AsO4)4(SO4)3(OH)24 · 36H2O
H CuprosklodowskiteCu(UO2)2(SiO3OH]2 · 6H2O
H CyanotrichiteCu4Al2(SO4)(OH)12 · 2H2O
H VandendriesscheitePbU7O22 · 12H2O
H OliveniteCu2(AsO4)(OH)
H MetazeuneriteCu(UO2)2(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
H Pitticite(Fe, AsO4, H2O) (?)
CCarbon
C Calcite (var: Cobaltoan Calcite)(Ca,Co)CO3
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
C CalciteCaCO3
OOxygen
O Calcite (var: Cobaltoan Calcite)(Ca,Co)CO3
O Uraninite (var: Pitchblende)UO2
O BecquereliteCa(UO2)6O4(OH)6 · 8H2O
O UranophaneCa(UO2)2(SiO3OH)2 · 5H2O
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
O BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
O ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
O StrashimiriteCu8(AsO4)4(OH)4 · 5H2O
O ChalcophylliteCu18Al2(AsO4)4(SO4)3(OH)24 · 36H2O
O CuprosklodowskiteCu(UO2)2(SiO3OH]2 · 6H2O
O CyanotrichiteCu4Al2(SO4)(OH)12 · 2H2O
O VandendriesscheitePbU7O22 · 12H2O
O OliveniteCu2(AsO4)(OH)
O MetazeuneriteCu(UO2)2(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
O Pitticite(Fe, AsO4, H2O) (?)
O CalciteCaCO3
O UraniniteUO2
AlAluminium
Al ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Al ChalcophylliteCu18Al2(AsO4)4(SO4)3(OH)24 · 36H2O
Al CyanotrichiteCu4Al2(SO4)(OH)12 · 2H2O
SiSilicon
Si UranophaneCa(UO2)2(SiO3OH)2 · 5H2O
Si ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Si CuprosklodowskiteCu(UO2)2(SiO3OH]2 · 6H2O
SSulfur
S LautiteCuAsS
S ChalcociteCu2S
S BorniteCu5FeS4
S BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
S ChalcophylliteCu18Al2(AsO4)4(SO4)3(OH)24 · 36H2O
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S CyanotrichiteCu4Al2(SO4)(OH)12 · 2H2O
S PyriteFeS2
CaCalcium
Ca Calcite (var: Cobaltoan Calcite)(Ca,Co)CO3
Ca BecquereliteCa(UO2)6O4(OH)6 · 8H2O
Ca UranophaneCa(UO2)2(SiO3OH)2 · 5H2O
Ca CalciteCaCO3
FeIron
Fe BorniteCu5FeS4
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe Pitticite(Fe, AsO4, H2O) (?)
Fe PyriteFeS2
CoCobalt
Co Calcite (var: Cobaltoan Calcite)(Ca,Co)CO3
CuCopper
Cu LautiteCuAsS
Cu ChalcociteCu2S
Cu BorniteCu5FeS4
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
Cu BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
Cu ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Cu StrashimiriteCu8(AsO4)4(OH)4 · 5H2O
Cu ChalcophylliteCu18Al2(AsO4)4(SO4)3(OH)24 · 36H2O
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu CuprosklodowskiteCu(UO2)2(SiO3OH]2 · 6H2O
Cu CyanotrichiteCu4Al2(SO4)(OH)12 · 2H2O
Cu OliveniteCu2(AsO4)(OH)
Cu MetazeuneriteCu(UO2)2(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
AsArsenic
As LautiteCuAsS
As StrashimiriteCu8(AsO4)4(OH)4 · 5H2O
As ChalcophylliteCu18Al2(AsO4)4(SO4)3(OH)24 · 36H2O
As OliveniteCu2(AsO4)(OH)
As MetazeuneriteCu(UO2)2(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
As Pitticite(Fe, AsO4, H2O) (?)
PbLead
Pb VandendriesscheitePbU7O22 · 12H2O
UUranium
U Uraninite (var: Pitchblende)UO2
U BecquereliteCa(UO2)6O4(OH)6 · 8H2O
U UranophaneCa(UO2)2(SiO3OH)2 · 5H2O
U CuprosklodowskiteCu(UO2)2(SiO3OH]2 · 6H2O
U VandendriesscheitePbU7O22 · 12H2O
U MetazeuneriteCu(UO2)2(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
U UraniniteUO2

References

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Hügi, T., Köppel, V., de Quervain, F., and Rickenbach, E. (1967) Die Uranvererzungen bei Isérables, VS. Beitr. Geol. Schweiz, Geotechn. Ser. 42, 88 pages (in German).
Woodtli, R., Jaffé, F., and von Raumer, J. (1987) Prospection minère en Valais: le projet Uromine. Matériaux pour la géologie de la Suisse, série géotechnique 72. Fonds National de la Recherche Scientifique, Projet 4.277.0.78.07.

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