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

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Detailed Mineral List:
Albite
Formula: Na(AlSi3O8)
Locality: Talèfre glacier, Mont Blanc Massif (Monte Bianco Massif), Chamonix, Haute-Savoie, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France
Photo: Albite from Talèfre glacier, Mont Blanc Massif, Chamonix, Haute-Savoie, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France
Anatase
Formula: TiO2
Localities: Talèfre glacier, Mont Blanc Massif (Monte Bianco Massif), Chamonix, Haute-Savoie, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France
Aiguille de Pierre Joseph, Talèfre glacier, Mont Blanc Massif (Monte Bianco Massif), Chamonix, Haute-Savoie, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France
Photo: Anatase from Talèfre glacier, Mont Blanc Massif, Chamonix, Haute-Savoie, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France
Arsenopyrite
Formula: FeAsS
Locality: Mont Blanc Massif (Monte Bianco Massif), Chamonix, Haute-Savoie, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France
Aurichalcite
Formula: (Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
Locality: Aiguille du Gouter, Mont Blanc Massif (Monte Bianco Massif), Chamonix, Haute-Savoie, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France
Photo: © Roman Gramblicka. Aurichalcite from Aiguille du Gouter, Mont Blanc Massif, Chamonix, Haute-Savoie, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France
Beryl
Formula: Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Locality: Eboulis des Charmoz, Chamonix, Haute-Savoie, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France
Brochantite
Formula: Cu4(SO4)(OH)6
Locality: Aiguille du Gouter, Mont Blanc Massif (Monte Bianco Massif), Chamonix, Haute-Savoie, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France
Brookite
Formula: TiO2
Locality: Talèfre glacier, Mont Blanc Massif (Monte Bianco Massif), Chamonix, Haute-Savoie, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Localities: Talèfre glacier, Mont Blanc Massif (Monte Bianco Massif), Chamonix, Haute-Savoie, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France
Aiguille du Gouter, Mont Blanc Massif (Monte Bianco Massif), Chamonix, Haute-Savoie, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France
Photo: Calcite from Talèfre glacier, Mont Blanc Massif, Chamonix, Haute-Savoie, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France
Cerussite
Formula: PbCO3
Locality: Aiguille du Gouter, Mont Blanc Massif (Monte Bianco Massif), Chamonix, Haute-Savoie, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Locality: Aiguille du Gouter, Mont Blanc Massif (Monte Bianco Massif), Chamonix, Haute-Savoie, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France
'Chlorite Group'
Localities: Col de Talèfre, Mont Blanc Massif (Monte Bianco Massif), Chamonix, Haute-Savoie, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France
Col des Cristaux, Mont Blanc Massif (Monte Bianco Massif), Chamonix, Haute-Savoie, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France
Talèfre glacier, Mont Blanc Massif (Monte Bianco Massif), Chamonix, Haute-Savoie, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France
Epidote
Formula: {Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Locality: Talèfre glacier, Mont Blanc Massif (Monte Bianco Massif), Chamonix, Haute-Savoie, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France
Fluorite
Formula: CaF2
Localities: Recorded from at least 9 other localities in this region.
Photo: © Robert Brandstetter. Fluorite from Chamonix, Haute-Savoie, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France
Galena
Formula: PbS
Localities: Talèfre glacier, Mont Blanc Massif (Monte Bianco Massif), Chamonix, Haute-Savoie, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France
Aiguille de Pierre Joseph, Talèfre glacier, Mont Blanc Massif (Monte Bianco Massif), Chamonix, Haute-Savoie, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France
Catchment basin of Argentière, Mont Blanc Massif (Monte Bianco Massif), Chamonix, Haute-Savoie, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France
Aiguille du Gouter, Mont Blanc Massif (Monte Bianco Massif), Chamonix, Haute-Savoie, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France
Photo: © Roman Gramblicka. Galena from Aiguille du Gouter, Mont Blanc Massif, Chamonix, Haute-Savoie, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France
'Gneiss'
Locality: Mont Blanc Massif (Monte Bianco Massif), Chamonix, Haute-Savoie, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France
Goethite
Formula: α-Fe3+O(OH)
Locality: Aiguille du Gouter, Mont Blanc Massif (Monte Bianco Massif), Chamonix, Haute-Savoie, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France
Graphite
Formula: C
Locality: Chardonnet pass, Chamonix, Haute-Savoie, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Reference: Arliguie M collection
Localities: Recorded from at least 2 other localities in this region.
Photo: © Weinrich Minerals, Inc.. Hematite from Mont Blanc Massif, Chamonix, Haute-Savoie, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France
'K Feldspar'
Localities: Aiguille Verte, Mont Blanc Massif (Monte Bianco Massif), Chamonix, Haute-Savoie, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France
Talèfre glacier, Mont Blanc Massif (Monte Bianco Massif), Chamonix, Haute-Savoie, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France
Aiguille de Pierre Joseph, Talèfre glacier, Mont Blanc Massif (Monte Bianco Massif), Chamonix, Haute-Savoie, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France
Catchment basin of Argentière, Mont Blanc Massif (Monte Bianco Massif), Chamonix, Haute-Savoie, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France
Aiguille de Talèfre, Talèfre glacier, Mont Blanc Massif (Monte Bianco Massif), Chamonix, Haute-Savoie, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France
'K Feldspar var: Adularia'
Formula: KAlSi3O8
Localities: Aiguille Verte, Mont Blanc Massif (Monte Bianco Massif), Chamonix, Haute-Savoie, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France
Talèfre glacier, Mont Blanc Massif (Monte Bianco Massif), Chamonix, Haute-Savoie, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France
Aiguille de Pierre Joseph, Talèfre glacier, Mont Blanc Massif (Monte Bianco Massif), Chamonix, Haute-Savoie, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France
Catchment basin of Argentière, Mont Blanc Massif (Monte Bianco Massif), Chamonix, Haute-Savoie, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France
Aiguille de Talèfre, Talèfre glacier, Mont Blanc Massif (Monte Bianco Massif), Chamonix, Haute-Savoie, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France
Photo: Adularia from Talèfre glacier, Mont Blanc Massif, Chamonix, Haute-Savoie, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France
Linarite
Formula: PbCu(SO4)(OH)2
Locality: Aiguille du Gouter, Mont Blanc Massif (Monte Bianco Massif), Chamonix, Haute-Savoie, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France
Photo: © Roman Gramblicka. Linarite from Aiguille du Gouter, Mont Blanc Massif, Chamonix, Haute-Savoie, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Locality: Aiguille du Gouter, Mont Blanc Massif (Monte Bianco Massif), Chamonix, Haute-Savoie, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Locality: Talèfre glacier, Mont Blanc Massif (Monte Bianco Massif), Chamonix, Haute-Savoie, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Localities: Talèfre glacier, Mont Blanc Massif (Monte Bianco Massif), Chamonix, Haute-Savoie, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France
Catchment basin of Argentière, Mont Blanc Massif (Monte Bianco Massif), Chamonix, Haute-Savoie, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Localities: Reported from at least 16 localities in this region.
Photo: © Rob Lavinsky & irocks.com. Quartz from Mont Blanc Massif, Chamonix, Haute-Savoie, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France
Quartz var: Amethyst
Formula: SiO2
Locality: Catchment basin of Argentière, Mont Blanc Massif (Monte Bianco Massif), Chamonix, Haute-Savoie, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France
Photo: © Christian Bracke. Amethyst from Col de Talèfre, Mont Blanc Massif, Chamonix, Haute-Savoie, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France
Quartz var: Gwindel
Formula: SiO2
Localities: Talèfre glacier, Mont Blanc Massif (Monte Bianco Massif), Chamonix, Haute-Savoie, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France
Aiguille de Pierre Joseph, Talèfre glacier, Mont Blanc Massif (Monte Bianco Massif), Chamonix, Haute-Savoie, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France
Catchment basin of Argentière, Mont Blanc Massif (Monte Bianco Massif), Chamonix, Haute-Savoie, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France
Photo: © Rob Lavinsky & irocks.com. Gwindel from Mont Blanc Massif, Chamonix, Haute-Savoie, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France
Quartz var: Smoky Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Localities: Reported from at least 12 localities in this region.
Photo: © 2006 Joseph A. Freilich, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Smoky Quartz from Les Droites, Mont Blanc Massif, Chamonix, Haute-Savoie, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France
Rutile
Formula: TiO2
Localities: Talèfre glacier, Mont Blanc Massif (Monte Bianco Massif), Chamonix, Haute-Savoie, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France
Aiguille de Pierre Joseph, Talèfre glacier, Mont Blanc Massif (Monte Bianco Massif), Chamonix, Haute-Savoie, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France
Catchment basin of Argentière, Mont Blanc Massif (Monte Bianco Massif), Chamonix, Haute-Savoie, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France
'Sagenite'
Locality: Talèfre glacier, Mont Blanc Massif (Monte Bianco Massif), Chamonix, Haute-Savoie, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France
Photo: Sagenite from Talèfre glacier, Mont Blanc Massif, Chamonix, Haute-Savoie, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France
Scheelite
Formula: Ca(WO4)
Locality: Mont Blanc Massif (Monte Bianco Massif), Chamonix, Haute-Savoie, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France
Siderite
Formula: FeCO3
Localities: Talèfre glacier, Mont Blanc Massif (Monte Bianco Massif), Chamonix, Haute-Savoie, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France
Aiguille de Talèfre, Talèfre glacier, Mont Blanc Massif (Monte Bianco Massif), Chamonix, Haute-Savoie, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France
Photo: Siderite from Talèfre glacier, Mont Blanc Massif, Chamonix, Haute-Savoie, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France
'Skarn'
Locality: Mont Blanc Massif (Monte Bianco Massif), Chamonix, Haute-Savoie, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Locality: Aiguille du Gouter, Mont Blanc Massif (Monte Bianco Massif), Chamonix, Haute-Savoie, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France
Titanite
Formula: CaTi(SiO4)O
Localities: Aiguille du Tacul, Chamonix, Haute-Savoie, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France
Talèfre glacier, Mont Blanc Massif (Monte Bianco Massif), Chamonix, Haute-Savoie, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France
Aiguille de Talèfre, Talèfre glacier, Mont Blanc Massif (Monte Bianco Massif), Chamonix, Haute-Savoie, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France
Photo: © Chinellato Matteo. Titanite from Argentière Glacier, Chamonix, Haute-Savoie, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France

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