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Birrity Quarry, Arbouet-Sussaute, Pyrénées-Atlantiques, Aquitaine, France
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Fluorite
Birrity Quarry, Arbouet-Sussaute, Pyrénées-Atlantiques, Aquitaine, France

Photo: Jacques Malassé
 
Name(s) in local language(s): Carrière d'Arbouet (ou de Birrity / Astokotxo)
 
Quarry named "Carrière Birrity", still in operation.
Fluorite and calcite crystals are in clay-filled cracks and dissolution vugs of Albian limestones (Mississippi Valley Type deposit). This deposit has some similarities with those of Asturias in Spain.

Mineral List

Aragonite
Calcite
Fluorite
Gypsum
Hemimorphite


5 entries listed. 5 valid minerals.

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References

Cussey, R.(1999): Le gîte de fluorite d'Arbouet, Pyrénées-Atlantique, France. Le Règne Minéral, 29, 36-45.
Chauvaud, D.(2013): L'hémimorphite "se met en boule" à Arbouet, Pyrénées-Atlantiques. Le Règne Minéral, 114, 21-25.

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