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Gneiss quarries, Arvigo, Calanca, Calanca Valley, Moesa, Mesolcina Valley (Misox), Grisons, Switzerlandi
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Gneiss quarriesGroup of Quarries
Arvigo- not defined -
Calanca- not defined -
Calanca ValleyValley
Moesa- not defined -
Mesolcina Valley (Misox)- not defined -
GrisonsCanton
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
46° 17' 42'' North , 9° 6' 48'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Group of Quarries
Köppen climate type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Verdabbio157 (2017)4.5km
Cama469 (2017)4.9km
Grono896 (2017)5.8km
San Vittore733 (2017)6.5km
Roveredo129 (2017)6.6km
Name(s) in local language(s):
Cave di gneiss (Gneisbrüche), Arvigo, Calanca, Val Calanca, Moesa (Moesano), Val Mesolcina (Valle Mesolcina; Misox), Graubünden (Grisons; Grischun; Grigioni), Schweiz (Suisse; Svizzera)


Quarries in so-called "Calancagranit": biotite gneiss intercalated with more massy, light coloured two mica gneiss and less frequently with calcsilicate lenses. Tectonically the rocks belong to the upper Simano nappe.

Access and collecting had been strictly forbidden since 2007 when a large landslide happened in the Lino quarry (Cava Lino) (Weiß, 2007).
Restricted collecting is again possible since about 2011 on Sundays (Weiß & Praeger, 2011).

Owned by Lino Polti e Figli SA (company of the Polti family).

Swiss coordinates 727´996 / 128´975.

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Detailed Mineral List:

Actinolite
Formula: ☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Habit: fibrous
Description: inclusions in quartz
Reference: Armbruster, T., Stalder, H.A., Gnoss, E., Hofmann, B., and Herwegh, M. (2000) Epitaxy of hedenbergite whiskers on babingtonite in Alpine fissures at Arvigo, Val Calanca, Grisons, Switzerland. Schweizerische mineralogische und petrografische Mitteilungen: 80(3): 285-290.
Albite
Formula: Na(AlSi3O8)
Reference: Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): "Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz", Wepf (Basel), p. 424.
Andalusite
Formula: Al2(SiO4)O
Reference: Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): "Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz", Verlag Wepf & Co. (Basel), p. 38
'Apatite'
Formula: Ca5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
Reference: Weibel, M., Graeser, St., Oberholzer, W. F., Stalder, H. A. & Gabriel, W. (1990): Die Mineralien der Schweiz. 5th ed., Birkhäuser Verlag, Basel, 222 pp.
'Apophyllite'
Reference: Weiß, S. (2012): Apophyllit aus Arvigo, Val Calanca (CH). Lapis, 37 (3), 30-31.
'Asbestos'
Reference: Weibel, M., Graeser, St., Oberholzer, W. F., Stalder, H. A. & Gabriel, W. (1990): Die Mineralien der Schweiz. 5th ed., Birkhäuser Verlag, Basel, 222 pp.
Babingtonite
Formula: Ca2(Fe,Mn)FeSi5O14(OH)
Habit: elongated parallel to [001]
Colour: black
Reference: Weibel, M., Graeser, S., Oberholzer, W.F., Stalder, H.A., and Gabriel, W. (1990) Die Mineralien der Schweiz. 5th ed., Birkhäuser Verlag, Basel, 222 pp.; Armbruster, T., Stalder, H.A., Gnoss, E., Hofmann, B., and Herwegh, M. (2000) Epitaxy of hedenbergite whiskers on babingtonite in Alpine fissures at Arvigo, Val Calanca, Grisons, Switzerland. Schweizerische mineralogische und petrografische Mitteilungen: 80(3): 285-290.; Walter, F., Ettinger, K. and Worel, K. (2004) Babingtonit aus einer alpinen Kluft im Seebachtal bei Mallnitz, Kärnten. Carinthia II, 194./114.: 209-216.
Beryl
Formula: Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Reference: Die Mineralien der Schweiz, Max Weibel et Al.
'Biotite'
Formula: K(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
Reference: Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): "Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz", Verlag Wepf & Co. (Basel), p. 38
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Weibel, M., Graeser, S., Oberholzer, W.F., Stalder, H.A., and Gabriel, W. (1990) Die Mineralien der Schweiz. 5th ed., Birkhäuser Verlag, Basel, 222 pp.; Armbruster, T., Stalder, H.A., Gnoss, E., Hofmann, B., and Herwegh, M. (2000) Epitaxy of hedenbergite whiskers on babingtonite in Alpine fissures at Arvigo, Val Calanca, Grisons, Switzerland. Schweizerische mineralogische und petrografische Mitteilungen: 80(3): 285-290.; Walter, F., Ettinger, K. and Worel, K. (2004) Babingtonit aus einer alpinen Kluft im Seebachtal bei Mallnitz, Kärnten. Carinthia II, 194./114.: 209-216.
'Chlorite Group'
Reference: Weibel, M., Graeser, S., Oberholzer, W.F., Stalder, H.A., and Gabriel, W. (1990) Die Mineralien der Schweiz. 5th ed., Birkhäuser Verlag, Basel, 222 pp.; Armbruster, T., Stalder, H.A., Gnoss, E., Hofmann, B., and Herwegh, M. (2000) Epitaxy of hedenbergite whiskers on babingtonite in Alpine fissures at Arvigo, Val Calanca, Grisons, Switzerland. Schweizerische mineralogische und petrografische Mitteilungen: 80(3): 285-290.; Walter, F., Ettinger, K. and Worel, K. (2004) Babingtonit aus einer alpinen Kluft im Seebachtal bei Mallnitz, Kärnten. Carinthia II, 194./114.: 209-216.
Datolite
Formula: CaB(SiO4)(OH)
Reference: Weiß, S. & Praeger, M. (2011): Drei Jahre nach dem Bergsturz: Aktuelles aus Arvigo, Graubünden und Erstfunde von Datolith und Phenakit. Lapis 36 (4), 20-24; 54.
Epidote
Formula: {Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Reference: Weibel, M., Graeser, S., Oberholzer, W.F., Stalder, H.A., and Gabriel, W. (1990) Die Mineralien der Schweiz. 5th ed., Birkhäuser Verlag, Basel, 222 pp.; Armbruster, T., Stalder, H.A., Gnoss, E., Hofmann, B., and Herwegh, M. (2000) Epitaxy of hedenbergite whiskers on babingtonite in Alpine fissures at Arvigo, Val Calanca, Grisons, Switzerland. Schweizerische mineralogische und petrografische Mitteilungen: 80(3): 285-290.; Walter, F., Ettinger, K. and Worel, K. (2004) Babingtonit aus einer alpinen Kluft im Seebachtal bei Mallnitz, Kärnten. Carinthia II, 194./114.: 209-216.
Epistilbite
Formula: CaAl2Si6O16 · 5H2O
Reference: Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): "Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz", Wepf (Basel), p. 153.
Fluorapophyllite-(K)
Formula: KCa4(Si8O20)(F,OH) · 8H2O
Reference: Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): "Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz", Verlag Wepf & Co. (Basel), p. 47-48
Fluorite
Formula: CaF2
Habit: Octahedrons
Colour: Colourless, pink, pale green
Fluorescence: Occasionally pink
Reference: Stalder, H.A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S., and Stuker, P. (1998) Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz. Wepf (Basel), p. 169.; Armbruster, T., Stalder, H.A., Gnoss, E., Hofmann, B., and Herwegh, M. (2000) Epitaxy of hedenbergite whiskers on babingtonite in Alpine fissures at Arvigo, Val Calanca, Grisons, Switzerland. Schweizerische mineralogische und petrografische Mitteilungen: 80(3): 285-290.
Grossular
Formula: Ca3Al2(SiO4)3
Reference: Die Mineralien der Schweiz, Max Weibel et Al.
Hedenbergite
Formula: CaFe2+Si2O6
Reference: Armbruster, T., Stalder, H.A., Gnoss, E., Hofmann, B., and Herwegh, M. (2000) Epitaxy of hedenbergite whiskers on babingtonite in Alpine fissures at Arvigo, Val Calanca, Grisons, Switzerland. Schweizerische mineralogische und petrografische Mitteilungen: 80(3): 285-290.
Heulandite-Ca
Formula: (Ca,Na)5(Si27Al9)O72 · 26H2O
Reference: Stalder, H.A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S., and Stuker, P. (1998) Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz. Wepf (Basel), p. 214.; Walter, F., Ettinger, K. and Worel, K. (2004) Babingtonit aus einer alpinen Kluft im Seebachtal bei Mallnitz, Kärnten. Carinthia II, 194./114.: 209-216.
'Heulandite subgroup'
Colour: greenish (coloured by chlorite inclusions)
Reference: Armbruster, T., Stalder, H.A., Gnoss, E., Hofmann, B., and Herwegh, M. (2000) Epitaxy of hedenbergite whiskers on babingtonite in Alpine fissures at Arvigo, Val Calanca, Grisons, Switzerland. Schweizerische mineralogische und petrografische Mitteilungen: 80(3): 285-290.; Walter, F., Ettinger, K. and Worel, K. (2004) Babingtonit aus einer alpinen Kluft im Seebachtal bei Mallnitz, Kärnten. Carinthia II, 194./114.: 209-216.
'Hornblende'
Reference: Die Mineralien der Schweiz, Max Weibel et Al.
Ilmenite
Formula: Fe2+TiO3
Reference: Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): "Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz", Wepf (Basel), p. 224.
'K Feldspar'
Reference: Weibel, M., Graeser, St., Oberholzer, W. F., Stalder, H. A. & Gabriel, W. (1990): Die Mineralien der Schweiz. 5th ed., Birkhäuser Verlag, Basel, 222 pp.
'K Feldspar var: Adularia'
Formula: KAlSi3O8
Reference: Weibel, M., Graeser, S., Oberholzer, W.F., Stalder, H.A., and Gabriel, W. (1990) Die Mineralien der Schweiz. 5th ed., Birkhäuser Verlag, Basel, 222 pp.; Armbruster, T., Stalder, H.A., Gnoss, E., Hofmann, B., and Herwegh, M. (2000) Epitaxy of hedenbergite whiskers on babingtonite in Alpine fissures at Arvigo, Val Calanca, Grisons, Switzerland. Schweizerische mineralogische und petrografische Mitteilungen: 80(3): 285-290.; Walter, F., Ettinger, K. and Worel, K. (2004) Babingtonit aus einer alpinen Kluft im Seebachtal bei Mallnitz, Kärnten. Carinthia II, 194./114.: 209-216.
Kyanite
Formula: Al2(SiO4)O
Reference: Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): "Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz", Verlag Wepf & Co. (Basel), p. 38
Laumontite
Formula: CaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O
Reference: Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): "Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz", Wepf (Basel), p. 250.
Mesolite
Formula: Na2Ca2Si9Al6O30 · 8H2O
Reference: Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): "Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz", Wepf (Basel), p. 271.
Molybdenite
Formula: MoS2
Reference: Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): "Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz", Wepf (Basel), p. 279.
'Monazite'
Reference: Die Mineralien der Schweiz, Max Weibel et Al.
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Die Mineralien der Schweiz, Max Weibel et Al.
Phenakite
Formula: Be2SiO4
Reference: Weiß, S. & Praeger, M. (2011): Drei Jahre nach dem Bergsturz: Aktuelles aus Arvigo, Graubünden und Erstfunde von Datolith und Phenakit. Lapis 36 (4), 20-24; 54.
Prehnite
Formula: Ca2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
Reference: Weibel, M., Graeser, S., Oberholzer, W.F., Stalder, H.A., and Gabriel, W. (1990) Die Mineralien der Schweiz. 5th ed., Birkhäuser Verlag, Basel, 222 pp.; Armbruster, T., Stalder, H.A., Gnoss, E., Hofmann, B., and Herwegh, M. (2000) Epitaxy of hedenbergite whiskers on babingtonite in Alpine fissures at Arvigo, Val Calanca, Grisons, Switzerland. Schweizerische mineralogische und petrografische Mitteilungen: 80(3): 285-290.; Walter, F., Ettinger, K. and Worel, K. (2004) Babingtonit aus einer alpinen Kluft im Seebachtal bei Mallnitz, Kärnten. Carinthia II, 194./114.: 209-216.
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Die Mineralien der Schweiz, Max Weibel et Al.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Weibel, M., Graeser, S., Oberholzer, W.F., Stalder, H.A., and Gabriel, W. (1990) Die Mineralien der Schweiz. 5th ed., Birkhäuser Verlag, Basel, 222 pp.; Wagner, A. and Stalder, H.A. (2000) Arvigo - eine der bekanntesten Mineralfundstellen der Schweiz. Teil 1. Schweizer Strahler, 12, 41-60.; Wagner, A. and Stalder, H.A. (2000) Arvigo - eine der bekanntesten Mineralfundstellen der Schweiz. Teil 2. Schweizer Strahler, 12, 118-133.
Rutile
Formula: TiO2
Reference: Die Mineralien der Schweiz, Max Weibel et Al.
Scolecite
Formula: CaAl2Si3O10 · 3H2O
Reference: Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): "Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz", Wepf (Basel), p. 375.
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: Die Mineralien der Schweiz, Max Weibel et Al.
'Stilbite subgroup'
Reference: Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): "Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz", Wepf (Basel), p. 388-389.
Titanite
Formula: CaTi(SiO4)O
Reference: Stalder, H.A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S., and Stuker, P. (1998) Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz. Wepf (Basel), p. 408.; Armbruster, T., Stalder, H.A., Gnoss, E., Hofmann, B., and Herwegh, M. (2000) Epitaxy of hedenbergite whiskers on babingtonite in Alpine fissures at Arvigo, Val Calanca, Grisons, Switzerland. Schweizerische mineralogische und petrografische Mitteilungen: 80(3): 285-290.; Walter, F., Ettinger, K. and Worel, K. (2004) Babingtonit aus einer alpinen Kluft im Seebachtal bei Mallnitz, Kärnten. Carinthia II, 194./114.: 209-216.
Vanadinite
Formula: Pb5(VO4)3Cl
Habit: Crusts of acicular crystals to 0.2 mm
Colour: Pale yellow
Reference: Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): "Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz", Wepf (Basel), p. 424.
Vesuvianite
Formula: (Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
Reference: Giovanni Scapin Collection

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Molybdenite2.EA.30MoS2
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Group 3 - Halides
Fluorite3.AB.25CaF2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Ilmenite4.CB.05Fe2+TiO3
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Rutile4.DB.05TiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Vanadinite8.BN.05Pb5(VO4)3Cl
Group 9 - Silicates
Actinolite9.DE.10☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Albite9.FA.35Na(AlSi3O8)
Andalusite9.AF.10Al2(SiO4)O
Babingtonite9.DK.05Ca2(Fe,Mn)FeSi5O14(OH)
Beryl9.CJ.05Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Datolite9.AJ.20CaB(SiO4)(OH)
Epidote9.BG.05a{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Epistilbite9.GD.45CaAl2Si6O16 · 5H2O
Fluorapophyllite-(K)9.EA.15KCa4(Si8O20)(F,OH) · 8H2O
Grossular9.AD.25Ca3Al2(SiO4)3
Hedenbergite9.DA.15CaFe2+Si2O6
Heulandite-Ca9.GE.05(Ca,Na)5(Si27Al9)O72 · 26H2O
Kyanite9.AF.15Al2(SiO4)O
Laumontite9.GB.10CaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O
Mesolite9.GA.05Na2Ca2Si9Al6O30 · 8H2O
Muscovite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Phenakite9.AA.05Be2SiO4
Prehnite9.DP.20Ca2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
Scolecite9.GA.05CaAl2Si3O10 · 3H2O
Titanite9.AG.15CaTi(SiO4)O
Vesuvianite9.BG.35(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Apatite'-Ca5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
'Apophyllite'-
'Asbestos'-
'Biotite'-K(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
'Chlorite Group'-
'Heulandite subgroup'-
'Hornblende'-
'K Feldspar'-
'var: Adularia'-KAlSi3O8
'Monazite'-
'Stilbite subgroup'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Molybdenite2.12.10.1MoS2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Ilmenite4.3.5.1Fe2+TiO3
AX2
Rutile4.4.1.1TiO2
Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX2
Fluorite9.2.1.1CaF2
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Group 41 - ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
A5(XO4)3Zq
Vanadinite41.8.4.3Pb5(VO4)3Cl
Group 51 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups Only
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in [4] coordination
Phenakite51.1.1.1Be2SiO4
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in [6] and >[6] coordination
Grossular51.4.3b.2Ca3Al2(SiO4)3
Group 52 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups and O,OH,F,H2O
Insular SiO4 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with cations in [4] and >[4] coordination
Andalusite52.2.2b.1Al2(SiO4)O
Kyanite52.2.2c.1Al2(SiO4)O
Insular SiO4 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with cations in [6] and/or >[6] coordination
Titanite52.4.3.1CaTi(SiO4)O
Group 54 - NESOSILICATES Borosilicates and Some Beryllosilicates
Borosilicates and Some Beryllosilicates with B in [4] coordination
Datolite54.2.1a.1CaB(SiO4)(OH)
Group 58 - SOROSILICATES Insular, Mixed, Single, and Larger Tetrahedral Groups
Insular, Mixed, Single, and Larger Tetrahedral Groups with cations in [6] and higher coordination; single and double groups (n = 1, 2)
Epidote58.2.1a.7{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Vesuvianite58.2.4.1(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
Group 61 - CYCLOSILICATES Six-Membered Rings
Six-Membered Rings with [Si6O18] rings; possible (OH) and Al substitution
Beryl61.1.1.1Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Group 65 - INOSILICATES Single-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=1)
Single-Width Unbranched Chains, W=1 with chains P=2
Hedenbergite65.1.3a.2CaFe2+Si2O6
Single-Width Unbranched Chains, W=1 with chains P=5
Babingtonite65.4.1.2Ca2(Fe,Mn)FeSi5O14(OH)
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 72 - PHYLLOSILICATES Two-Dimensional Infinite Sheets with Other Than Six-Membered Rings
Two-Dimensional Infinite Sheets with Other Than Six-Membered Rings with 4-membered rings
Prehnite72.1.3.1Ca2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
Two-Dimensional Infinite Sheets with Other Than Six-Membered Rings with 3-, 4-, or 5-membered rings and 8-membered rings
Fluorapophyllite-(K)72.3.1.1KCa4(Si8O20)(F,OH) · 8H2O
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)
Group 77 - TECTOSILICATES Zeolites
Zeolite group - True zeolites
Epistilbite77.1.6.2CaAl2Si6O16 · 5H2O
Heulandite-Ca77.1.4.1(Ca,Na)5(Si27Al9)O72 · 26H2O
Laumontite77.1.1.4CaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O
Mesolite77.1.5.4Na2Ca2Si9Al6O30 · 8H2O
Scolecite77.1.5.5CaAl2Si3O10 · 3H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Actinolite-☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
'Apatite'-Ca5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
'Apophyllite'-
'Asbestos'-
'Biotite'-K(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
'Chlorite Group'-
'Heulandite subgroup'-
'Hornblende'-
'K Feldspar'-
'var: Adularia'-KAlSi3O8
'Monazite'-
'Stilbite subgroup'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
H BabingtoniteCa2(Fe,Mn)FeSi5O14(OH)
H Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
H LaumontiteCaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H PrehniteCa2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
H ScoleciteCaAl2Si3O10 · 3H2O
H Fluorapophyllite-(K)KCa4(Si8O20)(F,OH) · 8H2O
H BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
H EpistilbiteCaAl2Si6O16 · 5H2O
H Heulandite-Ca(Ca,Na)5(Si27Al9)O72 · 26H2O
H MesoliteNa2Ca2Si9Al6O30 · 8H2O
H DatoliteCaB(SiO4)(OH)
H Vesuvianite(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
H Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
BeBeryllium
Be BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
Be PhenakiteBe2SiO4
BBoron
B DatoliteCaB(SiO4)(OH)
B Vesuvianite(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
OOxygen
O ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
O CalciteCaCO3
O IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
O QuartzSiO2
O RutileTiO2
O BabingtoniteCa2(Fe,Mn)FeSi5O14(OH)
O BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
O Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
O GrossularCa3Al2(SiO4)3
O LaumontiteCaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O PrehniteCa2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
O ScoleciteCaAl2Si3O10 · 3H2O
O TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
O K Feldspar (var: Adularia)KAlSi3O8
O Fluorapophyllite-(K)KCa4(Si8O20)(F,OH) · 8H2O
O VanadinitePb5(VO4)3Cl
O AndalusiteAl2(SiO4)O
O KyaniteAl2(SiO4)O
O BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
O AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
O EpistilbiteCaAl2Si6O16 · 5H2O
O Heulandite-Ca(Ca,Na)5(Si27Al9)O72 · 26H2O
O MesoliteNa2Ca2Si9Al6O30 · 8H2O
O DatoliteCaB(SiO4)(OH)
O PhenakiteBe2SiO4
O Vesuvianite(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
O HedenbergiteCaFe2+Si2O6
O Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
FFluorine
F ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
F FluoriteCaF2
F Fluorapophyllite-(K)KCa4(Si8O20)(F,OH) · 8H2O
F BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
F Vesuvianite(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
NaSodium
Na AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Na Heulandite-Ca(Ca,Na)5(Si27Al9)O72 · 26H2O
Na MesoliteNa2Ca2Si9Al6O30 · 8H2O
Na Vesuvianite(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
MgMagnesium
Mg BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
Mg Vesuvianite(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
Mg Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
AlAluminium
Al BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
Al Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Al GrossularCa3Al2(SiO4)3
Al LaumontiteCaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al PrehniteCa2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
Al ScoleciteCaAl2Si3O10 · 3H2O
Al K Feldspar (var: Adularia)KAlSi3O8
Al AndalusiteAl2(SiO4)O
Al KyaniteAl2(SiO4)O
Al BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
Al AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Al EpistilbiteCaAl2Si6O16 · 5H2O
Al Heulandite-Ca(Ca,Na)5(Si27Al9)O72 · 26H2O
Al MesoliteNa2Ca2Si9Al6O30 · 8H2O
Al Vesuvianite(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
Si BabingtoniteCa2(Fe,Mn)FeSi5O14(OH)
Si BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
Si Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Si GrossularCa3Al2(SiO4)3
Si LaumontiteCaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si PrehniteCa2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
Si ScoleciteCaAl2Si3O10 · 3H2O
Si TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
Si K Feldspar (var: Adularia)KAlSi3O8
Si Fluorapophyllite-(K)KCa4(Si8O20)(F,OH) · 8H2O
Si AndalusiteAl2(SiO4)O
Si KyaniteAl2(SiO4)O
Si BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
Si AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Si EpistilbiteCaAl2Si6O16 · 5H2O
Si Heulandite-Ca(Ca,Na)5(Si27Al9)O72 · 26H2O
Si MesoliteNa2Ca2Si9Al6O30 · 8H2O
Si DatoliteCaB(SiO4)(OH)
Si PhenakiteBe2SiO4
Si Vesuvianite(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
Si HedenbergiteCaFe2+Si2O6
Si Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
PPhosphorus
P ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
SSulfur
S MolybdeniteMoS2
S PyriteFeS2
S SphaleriteZnS
ClChlorine
Cl ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
Cl VanadinitePb5(VO4)3Cl
KPotassium
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
K K Feldspar (var: Adularia)KAlSi3O8
K Fluorapophyllite-(K)KCa4(Si8O20)(F,OH) · 8H2O
K BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
CaCalcium
Ca ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca FluoriteCaF2
Ca BabingtoniteCa2(Fe,Mn)FeSi5O14(OH)
Ca Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Ca GrossularCa3Al2(SiO4)3
Ca LaumontiteCaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O
Ca PrehniteCa2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
Ca ScoleciteCaAl2Si3O10 · 3H2O
Ca TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
Ca Fluorapophyllite-(K)KCa4(Si8O20)(F,OH) · 8H2O
Ca EpistilbiteCaAl2Si6O16 · 5H2O
Ca Heulandite-Ca(Ca,Na)5(Si27Al9)O72 · 26H2O
Ca MesoliteNa2Ca2Si9Al6O30 · 8H2O
Ca DatoliteCaB(SiO4)(OH)
Ca Vesuvianite(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
Ca HedenbergiteCaFe2+Si2O6
Ca Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
TiTitanium
Ti IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
Ti RutileTiO2
Ti TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
VVanadium
V VanadinitePb5(VO4)3Cl
MnManganese
Mn BabingtoniteCa2(Fe,Mn)FeSi5O14(OH)
FeIron
Fe IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe BabingtoniteCa2(Fe,Mn)FeSi5O14(OH)
Fe Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Fe BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
Fe Vesuvianite(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
Fe HedenbergiteCaFe2+Si2O6
Fe Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
MoMolybdenum
Mo MolybdeniteMoS2
PbLead
Pb VanadinitePb5(VO4)3Cl

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Armbruster, T., Stalder, H.A., Gnoss, E., Hofmann, B., and Herwegh, M. (2000) Epitaxy of hedenbergite whiskers on babingtonite in Alpine fissures at Arvigo, Val Calanca, Grisons, Switzerland. Schweizerische mineralogische und petrografische Mitteilungen: 80(3): 285-290.
Wagner, A. and Stalder, H.A. (2000) Arvigo - L'une des localités les plus connue de Suisse (1° partie). Le Cristallier Suisse, 12(2), 41-70.
Wagner, A. and Stalder, H.A. (2000) Arvigo - eine der bekanntesten Mineralfundstellen der Schweiz. Teil 1. Schweizer Strahler, 12, 41-60.
Wagner, A. and Stalder, H.A. (2000) Arvigo - eine der bekanntesten Mineralfundstellen der Schweiz. Teil 2. Schweizer Strahler, 12, 118-133.
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