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Tête Noire, Le Trient Valley, Valais, Switzerlandi
Regional Level Types
Tête Noire- not defined -
Le Trient ValleyValley
ValaisCanton
SwitzerlandCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
46° 4' 12'' North , 6° 58' 22'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Köppen climate type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Finhaut344 (2016)1.6km
Trient137 (2015)2.1km
Vallorcine432 (2016)4.9km
Martigny-Combe1,731 (2015)6.1km
Salvan1,127 (2016)6.6km
Name(s) in local language(s):
Tête Noire, Val du Trient, Valais (Wallis), Suisse (Schweiz; Svizzera)


A 2979 m high peak.
The "Tête Noire" locality includes 2 sublocalities: the northern part is characterised by carboniferous slates, with quartz-filled clefts, in which brookite and quartz can be found.
A bit more to the south, the rock is Mont Blanc granite, with alpine cleft minerals, including several REE species. Rarely, a pegmatitic boulder can be found beside the road.

Regions containing this locality

Eurasian PlateTectonic Plate
EuropeContinent
The Alps, EuropeMountain Range

Select Mineral List Type

Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


13 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

'Aeschynite'
Reference: Erik Vercammen collection
Aeschynite-(Y)
Formula: (Y,Ln,Ca,Th)(Ti,Nb)2(O,OH)6
Reference: Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): "Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz", Verlag Wepf & Co. (Basel), p. 55
Albite
Formula: Na(AlSi3O8)
Reference: Erik Vercammen collection
Alum-(K) ?
Formula: KAl(SO4)2 · 12H2O
Reference: Erik Vercammen collection
Anatase
Formula: TiO2
Reference: Erik Vercammen collection
Brookite
Formula: TiO2
Reference: No reference listed
'Chlorite Group'
Reference: Erik Vercammen collection
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Reference: Erik Vercammen collection
'K Feldspar'
Reference: Erik Vercammen collection
'K Feldspar var: Adularia'
Formula: KAlSi3O8
Reference: Erik Vercammen collection
'Monazite'
Reference: Erik Vercammen collection
Monazite-(Ce)
Formula: Ce(PO4)
Reference: Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): "Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz", Wepf (Basel), p. 280.
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Erik Vercammen field observation and collection
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Christian Bracke Collection; Erik Vercammen collection
Stolzite
Formula: Pb(WO4)
Reference: MEISSER, N. et FREY, A. (1996): Présence d'halotrichite à la Tour de la Molière (FR) et de stolzite à Tête-Noire (VS). Schweizer Strahler, 10/10, a25-a26.
Synchysite-(Ce)
Formula: CaCe(CO3)2F
Reference: Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): "Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz", Wepf (Basel), p. 393.
'Tourmaline'
Formula: A(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
Reference: Erik Vercammen collection
Xenotime-(Y)
Formula: Y(PO4)
Reference: Gramaccioli, C. M. (1978): Die Mineralien der Alpen. 2 Bände, Franckh'sche Verlagshandlung, Stuttgart, 503 pp.
Zircon
Formula: Zr(SiO4)
Reference: Gramaccioli, C. M. (1978): Die Mineralien der Alpen. 2 Bände, Franckh'sche Verlagshandlung, Stuttgart, 503 pp.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Aeschynite-(Y)4.DF.05(Y,Ln,Ca,Th)(Ti,Nb)2(O,OH)6
Anatase4.DD.05TiO2
Brookite4.DD.10TiO2
Hematite4.CB.05Fe2O3
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Synchysite-(Ce)5.BD.20cCaCe(CO3)2F
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Alum-(K) ?7.CC.20KAl(SO4)2 · 12H2O
Stolzite7.GA.05Pb(WO4)
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Monazite-(Ce)8.AD.50Ce(PO4)
Xenotime-(Y)8.AD.35Y(PO4)
Group 9 - Silicates
Albite9.FA.35Na(AlSi3O8)
Muscovite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Zircon9.AD.30Zr(SiO4)
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Aeschynite'-
'Chlorite Group'-
'K Feldspar'-
'var: Adularia'-KAlSi3O8
'Monazite'-
'Tourmaline'-A(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
AX2
Anatase4.4.4.1TiO2
Brookite4.4.5.1TiO2
Group 8 - MULTIPLE OXIDES CONTAINING NIOBIUM,TANTALUM OR TITANIUM
AB2O6
Aeschynite-(Y)8.3.6.3(Y,Ln,Ca,Th)(Ti,Nb)2(O,OH)6
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Synchysite-(Ce)16a.1.3.1CaCe(CO3)2F
Group 29 - HYDRATED ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AB(XO4)2·xH2O
Alum-(K) ?29.5.5.1KAl(SO4)2 · 12H2O
Group 38 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL PHOSPHATES, ARSENATES, AND VANADATES
AXO4
Monazite-(Ce)38.4.3.1Ce(PO4)
Group 48 - ANHYDROUS MOLYBDATES AND TUNGSTATES
AXO4
Stolzite48.1.3.2Pb(WO4)
Group 51 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups Only
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in >[6] coordination
Zircon51.5.2.1Zr(SiO4)
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Muscovite71.2.2a.1KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Group 76 - TECTOSILICATES Al-Si Framework
Al-Si Framework with Al-Si frameworks
Albite76.1.3.1Na(AlSi3O8)
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Aeschynite'-
'Chlorite Group'-
'K Feldspar'-
'var: Adularia'-KAlSi3O8
'Monazite'-
'Tourmaline'-A(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
Xenotime-(Y)-Y(PO4)

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Aeschynite-(Y)(Y,Ln,Ca,Th)(Ti,Nb)2(O,OH)6
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H Alum-(K)KAl(SO4)2 · 12H2O
BBoron
B TourmalineA(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
CCarbon
C Synchysite-(Ce)CaCe(CO3)2F
OOxygen
O BrookiteTiO2
O StolzitePb(WO4)
O QuartzSiO2
O Aeschynite-(Y)(Y,Ln,Ca,Th)(Ti,Nb)2(O,OH)6
O Monazite-(Ce)Ce(PO4)
O Synchysite-(Ce)CaCe(CO3)2F
O Xenotime-(Y)Y(PO4)
O ZirconZr(SiO4)
O AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
O K Feldspar (var: Adularia)KAlSi3O8
O AnataseTiO2
O TourmalineA(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
O HematiteFe2O3
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O Alum-(K)KAl(SO4)2 · 12H2O
FFluorine
F Synchysite-(Ce)CaCe(CO3)2F
NaSodium
Na AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
AlAluminium
Al AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Al K Feldspar (var: Adularia)KAlSi3O8
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al Alum-(K)KAl(SO4)2 · 12H2O
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
Si ZirconZr(SiO4)
Si AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Si K Feldspar (var: Adularia)KAlSi3O8
Si TourmalineA(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
PPhosphorus
P Monazite-(Ce)Ce(PO4)
P Xenotime-(Y)Y(PO4)
SSulfur
S Alum-(K)KAl(SO4)2 · 12H2O
KPotassium
K K Feldspar (var: Adularia)KAlSi3O8
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
K Alum-(K)KAl(SO4)2 · 12H2O
CaCalcium
Ca Aeschynite-(Y)(Y,Ln,Ca,Th)(Ti,Nb)2(O,OH)6
Ca Synchysite-(Ce)CaCe(CO3)2F
TiTitanium
Ti BrookiteTiO2
Ti Aeschynite-(Y)(Y,Ln,Ca,Th)(Ti,Nb)2(O,OH)6
Ti AnataseTiO2
FeIron
Fe HematiteFe2O3
YYttrium
Y Aeschynite-(Y)(Y,Ln,Ca,Th)(Ti,Nb)2(O,OH)6
Y Xenotime-(Y)Y(PO4)
ZrZirconium
Zr ZirconZr(SiO4)
NbNiobium
Nb Aeschynite-(Y)(Y,Ln,Ca,Th)(Ti,Nb)2(O,OH)6
CeCerium
Ce Monazite-(Ce)Ce(PO4)
Ce Synchysite-(Ce)CaCe(CO3)2F
WTungsten
W StolzitePb(WO4)
PbLead
Pb StolzitePb(WO4)
ThThorium
Th Aeschynite-(Y)(Y,Ln,Ca,Th)(Ti,Nb)2(O,OH)6

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