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Puy de Vivanson quarry, Perpezat, Rochefort-Montagne, Puy-de-Dôme, Auvergne, France
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Latitude: 45°38'32"N
Longitude: 2°46'37"E
Name(s) in local language(s): Carrière du puy de Vivanson, Perpezat, Rochefort-Montagne, Puy-de-Dôme, Auvergne, France
Active quarry in the Puy de Vivanson cinder cone. Puy de Vivanson is a relatively young (>150 ka) hawaiitic edifice belonging to the Monts-Dore Sancy stratovolcano. The scoria and the crosscuting dike contain numerous thermometamorphosed crustal xenoliths. Fumarolic mineralization is common in some of the cinder.

Mineral List

'Clinopyroxene Subgroup'
Zircon ?

8 entries listed. 6 valid minerals.

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- Valverde, J. (2009): Prospection dans la carrière du puy de Vivanson, Perpezat, Puy-de-Dôme. Le Cahier des Micromonteurs, 106, 30-31.

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