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Argentière Glacier, Chamonix, Haute-Savoie, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 45° 56' 17'' North , 7° 0' 44'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 45.9380555556, 7.01222222222
Other/historical region names associated with this locality:Rhône-Alpes
Other regions containing this locality:The Alps, Europe

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).

Mineral List

2 valid minerals.

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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0 - 0.0117 Ma
Gletscher, Firn

Age: Anthropocene (0 - 0.0117 Ma)

Lithology: Ice, snow

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

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