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Trimouns Talc Mine, Luzenac, Ariège, Midi-Pyrénées, France

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Name(s) in local language(s): Carrière de talc de Trimouns
Note on the mineral list: analyses have shown that most specimens of "allanite-(Ce)" from this locality are in fact dissakisite-(Ce); the crystals may also be quite zoned.

Mineral List

60 entries listed. 52 valid minerals. 2 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.

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- Favreau, G. (1994): Trimouns, Ariège, Frankreich: Seltenerden-Mineralien aus dem Dolomit. Lapis, 19 (12), 18-39; 58. (in German)
- de Parseval, P., Fontan, F., Aigouy, T. (1997): Composition chimique des minéraux de terres rares de Trimouns (Ariège, France). C. R. Acad. Sc. Paris, 234, Sér. IIa, 625-630.
- Marty, F. (2004). "The Trimouns quarry, Luzenac - Ariège - France." The Mineralogical Record, 35(3), 225-247+274.
- Gatel, P. , Parodi, G. , Parseval (De), P. , Fontan, F. and Marty, F. (2002). "Les minéraux de terres rares à Trimouns." Le Règne Minéral(Hors série 8), 29-63.
- Gatel, P. , Parodi, G. , Parseval (De), P. and Fontan, F. (2002). "Les minéraux de terres rares (T.R.)." Le Règne Minéral(Hors série 8), 20-28.
- Gatel, P. and Marty, F. (2002). "Autres espèces de Trimouns." Le Règne Minéral(Hors série 8), 64-76.
- Gatel, P. (2006). "La trimounsite-(Y) de Trimouns, Luzenac (Ariège)." Le Cahier des Micromonteurs(93), 122-123.
- Mihoko Hoshino, Mitsuyoshi Kimata, Norimasa Nishida & Masahiro Shimizu (2008): Crystal chemical significance of chemical zoning in dissakisite-(Ce). Phys. Chem. Minerals 35, 59-70.

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