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Piz Blas, Nalps Valley, Tujetsch (Tavetsch), Vorderrhein Valley, Grischun (Grisons; Graubünden), Switzerlandi
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Piz Blas- not defined -
Nalps ValleyValley
Tujetsch (Tavetsch)- not defined -
Vorderrhein ValleyValley
Grischun (Grisons; Graubünden)- not defined -
SwitzerlandCountry

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Name(s) in local language(s):Piz Blas, Val Nalps, Tujetsch (Tavetsch), Vorderrheintal, Graubünden (Grisons; Grischun), Schweiz (Suisse; Svizzera)
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 46° 34' 37'' North , 8° 43' 41'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 46.57694,8.72806
GeoHash:G#: u0q0yx5d6
Köppen climate type:ET : Tundra


A 3019 m high peak, swiss coordinates 698´830 / 159´235.

Regions containing this locality

The Alps, Europe

Mountain Range - 2,242 mineral species & varietal names listed

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


11 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

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
Anatase
Formula: TiO2
Reference: Rocks and Minerals Nov-Dec 2002; Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): "Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz", Wepf (Basel), p. 175.
Fluorite
Formula: CaF2
Reference: Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): "Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz", Wepf (Basel), p. 168.
Gadolinite-(Y)
Formula: Y2Fe2+Be2Si2O10
Habit: Prismatic crystals (elongated along the b axis), to 4 mm
Colour: Deep green, transparent, often with black inclusions
Reference: Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): "Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz", Wepf (Basel), p. 175.
Ilmenite
Formula: Fe2+TiO3
Reference: Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): "Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz", Wepf (Basel), p. 175.
'K Feldspar'
Reference: 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: 288.
'K Feldspar var: Adularia'
Formula: KAlSi3O8
Reference: 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: 288.
Monazite-(Ce)
Formula: Ce(PO4)
Reference: Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): "Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz", Wepf (Basel), p. 281.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): "Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz", Wepf (Basel), p. 338.
Rutile
Formula: TiO2
Reference: Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): "Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz", Wepf (Basel), p. 175.
Synchysite-(Ce)
Formula: CaCe(CO3)2F
Reference: Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): "Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz", Wepf (Basel), p. 394.
Synchysite-(Y)
Formula: CaY(CO3)2F
Description: Occurs in an Alpine vein.
Reference: 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: 288.
Xenotime-(Y)
Formula: Y(PO4)
Reference: 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: 288.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 3 - Halides
'Fluorite'3.AB.25CaF2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
'Aeschynite-(Y)'4.DF.05(Y,Ln,Ca,Th)(Ti,Nb)2(O,OH)6
'Anatase'4.DD.05TiO2
'Ilmenite'4.CB.05Fe2+TiO3
'Quartz'4.DA.05SiO2
'Rutile'4.DB.05TiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
'Synchysite-(Ce)'5.BD.20cCaCe(CO3)2F
'Synchysite-(Y)'5.BD.20cCaY(CO3)2F
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
'Monazite-(Ce)'8.AD.50Ce(PO4)
'Xenotime-(Y)'8.AD.35Y(PO4)
Group 9 - Silicates
'Gadolinite-(Y)'9.AJ.20Y2Fe2+Be2Si2O10
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'K Feldspar'-
'var: Adularia'-KAlSi3O8

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Ilmenite4.3.5.1Fe2+TiO3
AX2
Anatase4.4.4.1TiO2
Rutile4.4.1.1TiO2
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 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX2
Fluorite9.2.1.1CaF2
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Synchysite-(Ce)16a.1.3.1CaCe(CO3)2F
Synchysite-(Y)16a.1.3.2CaY(CO3)2F
Group 38 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL PHOSPHATES, ARSENATES, AND VANADATES
AXO4
Monazite-(Ce)38.4.3.1Ce(PO4)
Group 54 - NESOSILICATES Borosilicates and Some Beryllosilicates
Borosilicates and Some Beryllosilicates with B in [4] coordination
Gadolinite-(Y)54.2.1b.3Y2Fe2+Be2Si2O10
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'K Feldspar'-
'var: Adularia'-KAlSi3O8
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
BeBeryllium
Be Gadolinite-(Y)Y2Fe2+Be2Si2O10
CCarbon
C Synchysite-(Ce)CaCe(CO3)2F
C Synchysite-(Y)CaY(CO3)2F
OOxygen
O K Feldspar (var: Adularia)KAlSi3O8
O Aeschynite-(Y)(Y,Ln,Ca,Th)(Ti,Nb)2(O,OH)6
O AnataseTiO2
O Gadolinite-(Y)Y2Fe2+Be2Si2O10
O IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
O Monazite-(Ce)Ce(PO4)
O QuartzSiO2
O RutileTiO2
O Synchysite-(Ce)CaCe(CO3)2F
O Synchysite-(Y)CaY(CO3)2F
O Xenotime-(Y)Y(PO4)
FFluorine
F FluoriteCaF2
F Synchysite-(Ce)CaCe(CO3)2F
F Synchysite-(Y)CaY(CO3)2F
AlAluminium
Al K Feldspar (var: Adularia)KAlSi3O8
SiSilicon
Si K Feldspar (var: Adularia)KAlSi3O8
Si Gadolinite-(Y)Y2Fe2+Be2Si2O10
Si QuartzSiO2
PPhosphorus
P Monazite-(Ce)Ce(PO4)
P Xenotime-(Y)Y(PO4)
KPotassium
K K Feldspar (var: Adularia)KAlSi3O8
CaCalcium
Ca Aeschynite-(Y)(Y,Ln,Ca,Th)(Ti,Nb)2(O,OH)6
Ca FluoriteCaF2
Ca Synchysite-(Ce)CaCe(CO3)2F
Ca Synchysite-(Y)CaY(CO3)2F
TiTitanium
Ti Aeschynite-(Y)(Y,Ln,Ca,Th)(Ti,Nb)2(O,OH)6
Ti AnataseTiO2
Ti IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
Ti RutileTiO2
FeIron
Fe Gadolinite-(Y)Y2Fe2+Be2Si2O10
Fe IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
YYttrium
Y Aeschynite-(Y)(Y,Ln,Ca,Th)(Ti,Nb)2(O,OH)6
Y Gadolinite-(Y)Y2Fe2+Be2Si2O10
Y Synchysite-(Y)CaY(CO3)2F
Y Xenotime-(Y)Y(PO4)
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
ThThorium
Th Aeschynite-(Y)(Y,Ln,Ca,Th)(Ti,Nb)2(O,OH)6

Regional Geology

This geological map and associated information on rock units at or nearby to the coordinates given for this locality is based on relatively small scale geological maps provided by various national Geological Surveys. This does not necessarily represent the complete geology at this locality but it gives a background for the region in which it is found.

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Paleozoic - Neoproterozoic
251.902 - 1000 Ma



ID: 2351891
Metamorphe Gesteine, meist Metamagmatite

Age: Neoproterozoic to Triassic (251.902 - 1000 Ma)

Lithology: Gneiss with abundant feldspar

Reference: Geological Institute. Geological Map of Switzerland 1:500,000. isbn: 3906723399. University of Bern. [49]

Paleozoic - Proterozoic
251.902 - 2500 Ma



ID: 3130389
basement

Age: to Triassic (251.902 - 2500 Ma)

Description: low grade metamorphic

Lithology: Gneiss

Reference: Asch, K. The 1:5M International Geological Map of Europe and Adjacent Areas: Development and Implementation of a GIS-enabled Concept. Geologisches Jahrbuch, SA 3. [147]

Cambrian - Proterozoic
485.4 - 2500 Ma



ID: 3192233
Precambrian-Phanerozoic crystalline metamorphic rocks

Age: to Cambrian (485.4 - 2500 Ma)

Comments: Alps

Lithology: Crystalline metamorphic rocks

Reference: Chorlton, L.B. Generalized geology of the world: bedrock domains and major faults in GIS format: a small-scale world geology map with an extended geological attribute database. doi: 10.4095/223767. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 5529. [154]

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