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Argentière Glacier, Mont Blanc Massif (Monte Bianco Massif), Chamonix, Haute-Savoie, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, Francei
Regional Level Types
Argentière GlacierGlacier
Mont Blanc Massif (Monte Bianco Massif)Massif
Chamonix- not defined -
Haute-SavoieDepartment
Auvergne-Rhône-AlpesRegion
FranceCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 45° 56' 17'' North , 7° 0' 43'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 45.93806,7.01222
GeoHash:G#: u0hvrdf0s
Locality type:Glacier
Köppen climate type:ET : Tundra
Other/historical names associated with this locality:Rhône-Alpes


"(Coming from Chamonix-Mont-Blanc). Close to the glacier, on the 'crête de Charlet-Straton' ['Charlet-Straton ridge'] there is albite, chlorite, fluorite, epidote, and colourless and smoky quartz.
In the granites of the 'crête de la Tour Noire' ['Tour Noire ridge'] [https://www.mindat.org/loc-268244.html], there is albite, aragonite, calcite, and quartz.
At the 'Pointe des Améthystes', there is amethyst, albite, ankerite, hematite, and smoky quartz." [Belot, 1978]

In 2008, the commune of Chamonix has released new rules for mineral collecting; a permit has to be obtained at the mayor's office (Lapis 34 (2009) p. 5).

Regions containing this locality

Eurasian PlateTectonic Plate
EuropeContinent
The Alps, EuropeMountain Range

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

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2 valid minerals.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 3 - Halides
Fluorite3.AB.25CaF2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
var: Smoky Quartz4.DA.05SiO2

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX2
Fluorite9.2.1.1CaF2
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
var: Smoky Quartz-SiO2

List of minerals for each chemical element

OOxygen
O QuartzSiO2
O Quartz (var: Smoky Quartz)SiO2
FFluorine
F FluoriteCaF2
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
Si Quartz (var: Smoky Quartz)SiO2
CaCalcium
Ca FluoriteCaF2

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Belot, Victor R. (1978) Guide des minéraux, coquillages et fossiles: où les trouver en France, comment les reconnaître et les collectionner (Guides Horay). Pierre Horay (Ed.), 224 pp.


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