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Les Moulins Mine, Saint-Luc, Anniviers Valley, Wallis (Valais), Switzerland

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Location is approximate, estimate based on other nearby localities.
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 46° 13' 0'' North , 7° 35' 59'' East (est.)
Margin of Error:~0km
Other regions containing this locality:The Alps, Europe
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:ET : Tundra
Name(s) in local language(s):Mine des Moulins, Saint-Luc, Val d'Anniviers, Valais (Wallis), Suisse (Schweiz; Svizzera)

An abandoned mine having mainly worked a polymetallic (Pb-Zn-Cu-Ag) vein.
Galleries were opened on three levels. The lower level is inaccessible from long time. The gallery of the intermediate level is still accessible. The main vein (consisting of galena, sphalerite, "fahlore", chalcopyrite, and pyrite in baryte-quartz-carbonate gangue) crops out on the left of the entrance of this gallery and can be followed along the first meters of the same gallery, where the multicolour secondary minerals are very abundant. The upper level, where some bad-preserved galleries are still visible, exploited a vein of disseminated pyrite (fahlband). Hisingerite is the sole secondary mineral of a certain interest in this mineralisation.

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- Dreier, F. (2000): Die Mine des Moulins im Val d'Anniviers (VS), Schweiz. Lapis 25 (7-8), 67-73; 86 (in German).
- Ansermet, S. with contributions of Meisser, N. (2012): Mines et minéraux du Valais. II. Anniviers et Tourtemagne. Musée de la Nature (Sion), Musée Cantonal de Géologie (Lausanne), and Editions Porte-Plumes (Ayer), 374 pp.

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