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Quartz from
Argentière Glacier, Mont Blanc Massif (Monte Bianco Massif), Chamonix, Haute-Savoie, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France

Locality type:Glacier
Classification
Species:Quartz
Formula:SiO2
Habit:Normal habit, macromosaic quartz, smoky, sometimes as gwindels.
Colour:smoky brown
Quality for species:Excellent - world class for species or very significant. (!!)
Confirmation
Validity:Believed Valid
References
References:G. Signorelli
Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Amethyst7 photos of Quartz associated with Amethyst at this locality.
Fluorite2 photos of Quartz associated with Fluorite at this locality.
Data
Mineral Data:Click here to view Quartz data
Locality Data:Click here to view Argentière Glacier, Mont Blanc Massif (Monte Bianco Massif), Chamonix, Haute-Savoie, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France
Nearest other occurrences of Quartz
1.6km (1.0 miles) A Col des Cristaux, Mont Blanc Massif (Monte Bianco Massif), Chamonix, Haute-Savoie, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France
2.0km (1.2 miles) B Les Droites (north face), Mont Blanc Massif (Monte Bianco Massif), Chamonix, Haute-Savoie, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France
2.3km (1.5 miles) C Tour Noir, La Fouly, Ferret Valley, Entremont Valley, Bagnes Valley, Wallis (Valais), Switzerland
2.6km (1.6 miles) D Aiguille du Tour Noir, Catchment basin of Argentière, Mont Blanc Massif (Monte Bianco Massif), Chamonix, Haute-Savoie, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France
3.3km (2.0 miles) E Aiguille Verte, Mont Blanc Massif (Monte Bianco Massif), Chamonix, Haute-Savoie, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France
3.3km (2.0 miles) F Col de Talèfre, Mont Blanc Massif (Monte Bianco Massif), Chamonix, Haute-Savoie, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France
4.0km (2.5 miles) G Talèfre glacier, Mont Blanc Massif (Monte Bianco Massif), Chamonix, Haute-Savoie, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France
4.3km (2.7 miles) H Aiguille de Talèfre, Talèfre glacier, Mont Blanc Massif (Monte Bianco Massif), Chamonix, Haute-Savoie, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France
4.3km (2.7 miles) I Aiguille de Pierre Joseph, Talèfre glacier, Mont Blanc Massif (Monte Bianco Massif), Chamonix, Haute-Savoie, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France
5.3km (3.3 miles) J Triolet Glacier, Ferret Valley, Monte Bianco Massif (Mont Blanc Massif), Courmayeur, Aosta Valley, Italy
5.7km (3.6 miles) K Moraine, Leschaux glacier, Mont Blanc Massif (Monte Bianco Massif), Chamonix, Haute-Savoie, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France
7.0km (4.4 miles) L Le Portalet, Orny glacier, Bagnes Valley, Wallis (Valais), Switzerland
7.1km (4.4 miles) M Aiguille du Tacul, Mont Blanc Massif (Monte Bianco Massif), Chamonix, Haute-Savoie, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France
7.2km (4.5 miles) N Leschaux glacier, Mont Blanc Massif (Monte Bianco Massif), Chamonix, Haute-Savoie, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France
7.5km (4.6 miles) O Pointe des Periades, Leschaux glacier, Mont Blanc Massif (Monte Bianco Massif), Chamonix, Haute-Savoie, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France
10.6km (6.6 miles) P Val d'Arpette, Champex, Entremont Valley, Bagnes Valley, Wallis (Valais), Switzerland
11.2km (6.9 miles) Q Géant glacier, Mont Blanc Massif (Monte Bianco Massif), Chamonix, Haute-Savoie, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France
14.2km (8.8 miles) R Trou des Romains (Chapy-Courmayeur), Sapin Valley, Courmayeur, Aosta Valley, Italy
14.4km (8.9 miles) S Tré les Eaux, Vallorcine, Haute-Savoie, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France
15.0km (9.3 miles) T Tête Noire, Le Trient Valley, Wallis (Valais), Switzerland
15.4km (9.6 miles) U Durnand gorges, Le Borgeaud, Bagnes Valley, Wallis (Valais), Switzerland
16.2km (10.1 miles) V Finhaut, Le Trient Valley, Wallis (Valais), Switzerland
17.0km (10.6 miles) W Aiguille du Gouter, Mont Blanc Massif (Monte Bianco Massif), Chamonix, Haute-Savoie, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France
17.4km (10.8 miles) X Six-Blanc, Bruson, Bagnes Valley, Wallis (Valais), Switzerland
17.7km (11.0 miles) Y Les Trappistes, Sembrancher, Bagnes Valley, Wallis (Valais), Switzerland
18.3km (11.4 miles) Z Chez Larze, Mont Chemin, Martigny, Wallis (Valais), Switzerland
18.7km (11.6 miles) 0 Tête des Econduits, Mont Chemin, Martigny, Wallis (Valais), Switzerland
18.8km (11.7 miles) 1 Les Montées Pélissier, Les Houches, Haute-Savoie, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France
20.2km (12.6 miles) 2 La Creusa U prospect (La Creusaz U prospect), Les Marécottes, Le Trient Valley, Wallis (Valais), Switzerland
24.7km (15.3 miles) 3 Petite Aiguille des Glaciers, Estellette Glacier, Veny Valley, Monte Bianco Massif (Mont Blanc Massif), Courmayeur, Aosta Valley, Italy
25.4km (15.8 miles) 4 Mont Joux, Vens, Saint-Nicolas, Aosta Valley, Italy
30.9km (19.2 miles) 5 Cleuson lake, Nendaz Valley, Wallis (Valais), Switzerland
33.4km (20.7 miles) 6 Choëx-Massongex quarry, Massongex, Illiez Valley, Monthey, Wallis (Valais), Switzerland
38.0km (23.6 miles) 7 Crête de Thyon, Thyon, Hérens Valley, Wallis (Valais), Switzerland
40.4km (25.1 miles) 8 Varenche Mine, Saint-Barthélemy, Nus, Aosta Valley, Italy
43.3km (26.9 miles) 9 Servette-Chuc mining complex, Saint-Marcel, Aosta Valley, Italy
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