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Thier del Preu quarry (Thier del Preux; Tiers del Preu), Petit-Sart, Lierneux, Lienne valley, Stavelot Massif, Liège, Wallonia, Belgiumi
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Thier del Preu quarry (Thier del Preux; Tiers del Preu)Quarry
Petit-Sart- not defined -
Lierneux- not defined -
Lienne valleyValley
Stavelot MassifMassif
LiègeProvince
WalloniaRegion
BelgiumCountry

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Name(s) in local language(s):Carrière du Thier del Preu (Thier del Preux; Tiers del Preu), Petit-Sart, Lierneux, Vallee de la Lienne, Massif de Stavelot, Province de Liège, Belgique
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 50° 16' 46'' North , 5° 50' 26'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 50.27944,5.84056
GeoHash:G#: u0unhchfy
Locality type:Quarry
Köppen climate type:Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Lierneux3,332 (2012)3.5km
Vielsalm7,291 (2012)5.3km
Trois-Ponts2,533 (2011)10.4km
Manhay3,128 (2012)11.8km
Gouvy4,706 (2012)12.5km


Quarry operated by the "Ardennes Coticule" company, it is the last remaining exploitation of Coticule in the region.
Coticule is used (and has been for ages) as a whetstone, or sharpening stone. Coticule from the Lierneux-Vielsalm region has been exported all over the world.
Coticule is a metamorphic quartzitic rock that owes its abrasive quality to microsopical spessartine garnets.
The andalusite found in this quarry is greenish due to incorporation of Mn.

Regions containing this locality

Eurasian PlateTectonic Plate
EuropeContinent
Rhenish Massif, EuropeMassif
Stavelot Massif, BelgiumMassif

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

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11 valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

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Detailed Mineral List:

Andalusite
Formula: Al2(SiO4)O
Ardennite-(As)
Formula: Mn2+4Al4(AlMg)(AsO4)(SiO4)2(Si3O10)(OH)6
Braunite
Formula: Mn2+Mn3+6(SiO4)O8
Cryptomelane
Formula: K(Mn4+7Mn3+)O16
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Pyrophyllite
Formula: Al2Si4O10(OH)2
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Spessartine
Formula: Mn2+3Al2(SiO4)3
Turquoise
Formula: Cu(Al,Fe3+)6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
Wavellite
Formula: Al3(PO4)2(OH,F)3 · 5H2O

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Cryptomelane4.DK.05aK(Mn4+7Mn3+)O16
Hematite4.CB.05Fe2O3
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Turquoise8.DD.15Cu(Al,Fe3+)6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
Wavellite8.DC.50Al3(PO4)2(OH,F)3 · 5H2O
Group 9 - Silicates
Andalusite9.AF.10Al2(SiO4)O
Ardennite-(As)9.BJ.40Mn2+4Al4(AlMg)(AsO4)(SiO4)2(Si3O10)(OH)6
Braunite9.AG.05Mn2+Mn3+6(SiO4)O8
Muscovite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Pyrophyllite9.EC.10Al2Si4O10(OH)2
Spessartine9.AD.25Mn2+3Al2(SiO4)3

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
(AB)2X3
Braunite7.5.1.3Mn2+Mn3+6(SiO4)O8
AB8X16
Cryptomelane7.9.1.2K(Mn4+7Mn3+)O16
Group 42 - HYDRATED PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)7(XO4)4Zq·xH2O
Turquoise42.9.3.1Cu(Al,Fe3+)6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
A3(XO4)2Zq·xH2O
Wavellite42.10.2.1Al3(PO4)2(OH,F)3 · 5H2O
Group 51 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups Only
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in [6] and >[6] coordination
Spessartine51.4.3a.3Mn2+3Al2(SiO4)3
Group 52 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups and O,OH,F,H2O
Insular SiO4 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with cations in [4] and >[4] coordination
Andalusite52.2.2b.1Al2(SiO4)O
Group 58 - SOROSILICATES Insular, Mixed, Single, and Larger Tetrahedral Groups
Insular, Mixed, Single, and Larger Tetrahedral Groups with insular single and triple groups (n=1, 3)
Ardennite-(As)58.3.1.1Mn2+4Al4(AlMg)(AsO4)(SiO4)2(Si3O10)(OH)6
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Muscovite71.2.2a.1KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Pyrophyllite71.2.1.1Al2Si4O10(OH)2
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H TurquoiseCu(Al,Fe3+)6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H PyrophylliteAl2Si4O10(OH)2
H WavelliteAl3(PO4)2(OH,F)3 · 5H2O
H Ardennite-(As)Mn42+Al4(AlMg)(AsO4)(SiO4)2(Si3O10)(OH)6
OOxygen
O AndalusiteAl2(SiO4)O
O QuartzSiO2
O TurquoiseCu(Al,Fe3+)6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
O SpessartineMn32+Al2(SiO4)3
O HematiteFe2O3
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O BrauniteMn2+Mn63+(SiO4)O8
O CryptomelaneK(Mn74+Mn3+)O16
O PyrophylliteAl2Si4O10(OH)2
O WavelliteAl3(PO4)2(OH,F)3 · 5H2O
O Ardennite-(As)Mn42+Al4(AlMg)(AsO4)(SiO4)2(Si3O10)(OH)6
FFluorine
F WavelliteAl3(PO4)2(OH,F)3 · 5H2O
MgMagnesium
Mg Ardennite-(As)Mn42+Al4(AlMg)(AsO4)(SiO4)2(Si3O10)(OH)6
AlAluminium
Al AndalusiteAl2(SiO4)O
Al TurquoiseCu(Al,Fe3+)6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
Al SpessartineMn32+Al2(SiO4)3
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al PyrophylliteAl2Si4O10(OH)2
Al WavelliteAl3(PO4)2(OH,F)3 · 5H2O
Al Ardennite-(As)Mn42+Al4(AlMg)(AsO4)(SiO4)2(Si3O10)(OH)6
SiSilicon
Si AndalusiteAl2(SiO4)O
Si QuartzSiO2
Si SpessartineMn32+Al2(SiO4)3
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si BrauniteMn2+Mn63+(SiO4)O8
Si PyrophylliteAl2Si4O10(OH)2
Si Ardennite-(As)Mn42+Al4(AlMg)(AsO4)(SiO4)2(Si3O10)(OH)6
PPhosphorus
P TurquoiseCu(Al,Fe3+)6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
P WavelliteAl3(PO4)2(OH,F)3 · 5H2O
KPotassium
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
K CryptomelaneK(Mn74+Mn3+)O16
MnManganese
Mn SpessartineMn32+Al2(SiO4)3
Mn BrauniteMn2+Mn63+(SiO4)O8
Mn CryptomelaneK(Mn74+Mn3+)O16
Mn Ardennite-(As)Mn42+Al4(AlMg)(AsO4)(SiO4)2(Si3O10)(OH)6
FeIron
Fe TurquoiseCu(Al,Fe3+)6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
Fe HematiteFe2O3
CuCopper
Cu TurquoiseCu(Al,Fe3+)6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
AsArsenic
As Ardennite-(As)Mn42+Al4(AlMg)(AsO4)(SiO4)2(Si3O10)(OH)6

Regional Geology

This geological map and associated information on rock units at or nearby to the coordinates given for this locality is based on relatively small scale geological maps provided by various national Geological Surveys. This does not necessarily represent the complete geology at this locality but it gives a background for the region in which it is found.

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Devonian
358.9 - 419.2 Ma



ID: 3186341
Paleozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Devonian (358.9 - 419.2 Ma)

Lithology: Sedimentary rocks

Reference: Chorlton, L.B. Generalized geology of the world: bedrock domains and major faults in GIS format: a small-scale world geology map with an extended geological attribute database. doi: 10.4095/223767. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 5529. [154]

Early Devonian
393.3 - 419.2 Ma



ID: 3160747
Early Devonian sandstone

Age: Early Devonian (393.3 - 419.2 Ma)

Lithology: Major:{sandstone}, Minor{claystone,shale/slate,conglomerate}

Reference: Asch, K. The 1:5M International Geological Map of Europe and Adjacent Areas: Development and Implementation of a GIS-enabled Concept. Geologisches Jahrbuch, SA 3. [147]

Data and map coding provided by Macrostrat.org, used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License

References

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- Blondieau, M. (2005): Les gisements minéraux du Salmien dans le massif de Stavelot. Published by M. Blondieau, Tellin, Belgium, 90 pp.

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