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Beauraing, Namur, Wallonia, Belgiumi
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BeauraingMunicipality
NamurProvince
WalloniaRegion
BelgiumCountry

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Largest Settlements:
PlacePopulation
Beauraing8,242 (2012)
Other Languages:
Dutch:
Beauraing, Namen, Wallonië, België
French:
Beauraing, Province de Namur, Région wallonne, Belgique
German:
Beauraing, Provinz Namur, Wallonische Region, Belgien
Italian:
Beauraing, Provincia di Namur, Vallonia, Belgio
Russian:
Борен, Намюр, Валлония, Бельгия
Simplified Chinese:
博兰, 那慕爾省, 瓦隆大区, 比利时
Spanish:
Beauraing, Provincia de Namur, Región Valona, Bélgica
Walloon:
Biarin, Province di Nameur, Walonreye, Beldjike
Basque:
Beauraing, Namurreko probintzia, Valonia, Belgika
Breton:
Beauraing, Namur, Wallonia, Belgia
Bulgarian:
Борен, Намюр, Валония, Белгия
Catalan:
Beauraing, Província de Namur, Valònia, Bèlgica
Cebuano:
Beauraing, Province de Namur, Wallonia, Belhika
Danish:
Beauraing, Namur, Vallonien, Belgien
Esperanto:
Beauraing, Namuro, Valonio, Belgio
Estonian:
Beauraing, Namuri provints, Valloonia, Belgia
Farsi/Persian:
برن, استان نامور, والونی, بلژیک
Hungarian:
Beauraing, Namur, Vallónia, Belgium
Indonesian:
Beauraing, Walonia, Belgia
Japanese:
ボーラン, ナミュール州, ワロン地域, ベルギー
Limburgian:
Beauraing, Name, Wallonië, Belsj
Luxembourgish:
Beauraing, Provënz Namouer, Wallounesch Regioun, Belsch
Macedonian:
Борен, Валонија, Белгија
Norwegian:
Beauraing, Namur, Vallonia, Belgia
Occitan:
Beauraing, Província de Namur, Valonia, Belgica
Polish:
Beauraing, Namur, Region Waloński, Belgia
Portuguese:
Beauraing, Namur, Valônia, Bélgica
Romanian:
Beauraing, Namur, Valonia, Belgia
Slovak:
Beauraing, Namursko, Valónsky región, Belgicko
Slovenian:
Beauraing, Valonija, Belgija
Swedish:
Beauraing, Namur, Vallonien, Belgien
Traditional Chinese:
博蘭, 華隆, 比利時
Vietnamese:
Beauraing, Namur, Wallonie, Bỉ
Volapük:
Beauraing, Namur, Belgän
Waray:
Beauraing, Namur, Wallonie, Belhika


South border of Dinant synclinorium.

Mesodevonian (Givetian-Frasnian) carbonate series.

Mineralization in diagonal NE-SW fractures:

1) Idiomorphic sphalerite on limestone wall rocks

2) Fluorite I (cubic crystals) encrusting sphalerite
Deposited by saline NaCl-CaCl2-H2O fluids of MVT-type (1000 b / 180 °C)

3) Calcite + fluorite II
Deposition due to fracture reopening and pressure fall (general distension)

4) Baryte + galena, late, in remaining voids.

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Mineral List

Mineral list contains entries from the region specified including sub-localities

21 valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

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Detailed Mineral List:

Aragonite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: De Nul, R. (2006): De mijn van Beauraing, Namur, België. Geonieuws, Mineralogische Kring Antwerpen V.Z.W.
Baryte
Formula: BaSO4
Reference: Denaeyer, M.E. (1925) Sur un filon de galène et de blende dans le calcaire givétien de Beauraing (Namur). Bulletin de la Société Belge de Géologie, 35, 83-85.; Hatert, F., Deliens, M., Fransolet, A.-M., Van Der Meersche, E. (2002) Les minéraux de Belgique. 2ème édition, Muséum des Sciences Naturelles, Bruxelles, Belgium, 304 pages (in French).
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Hatert, F., Deliens, M., Fransolet, A.-M., Van Der Meersche, E. (2002) Les minéraux de Belgique. 2ème édition, Muséum des Sciences Naturelles, Bruxelles, Belgium, 304 pages (in French).; Van Troyen, F., Ruelle, G., Van Bellingen, L. (2018) La mine de Beauraing. Ferrantia 77, 67-113.
Cerussite
Formula: PbCO3
Reference: Hatert, F., Deliens, M., Fransolet, A.-M., Van Der Meersche, E. (2002) Les minéraux de Belgique. 2ème édition, Muséum des Sciences Naturelles, Bruxelles, Belgium, 304 pages (in French).; De Nul, R. (2006) De mijn van Beauraing, Namur, België. Geonieuws, 31(6), 67-80.
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Description: Small inclusions in galena and/or calcite.
Reference: Hatert, F., Deliens, M., Fransolet, A.-M., Van Der Meersche, E. (2002) Les minéraux de Belgique. 2ème édition, Muséum des Sciences Naturelles, Bruxelles, Belgium, 304 pages (in French).; De Nul, R. (2006) De mijn van Beauraing, Namur, België. Geonieuws, 31(3), 67-80.
Dolomite
Formula: CaMg(CO3)2
Fluorite
Formula: CaF2
Reference: Bull. Minéral. , 1984, 107, pp. 227-232; Van Troyen, F., Ruelle, G., Van Bellingen, L. (2018): La mine de Beauraing. Ferrantia 77, 67-113. [https://ps.mnhn.lu/ferrantia/publications/Ferrantia77/Ferrantia77_67-113.pdf]
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: Hatert, F., Deliens, M., Fransolet, A.-M., Van Der Meersche, E. (2002) Les minéraux de Belgique. 2ème édition, Muséum des Sciences Naturelles, Bruxelles, Belgium, 304 pages (in French).; Van Troyen, F., Ruelle, G., Van Bellingen, L. (2018) La mine de Beauraing. Ferrantia, 77, 67-113.
Goethite
Formula: α-Fe3+O(OH)
Reference: De Nul, R. (2006): De mijn van Beauraing, Namur, België. Geonieuws, Mineralogische Kring Antwerpen V.Z.W.
Hemimorphite
Formula: Zn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
Reference: De Nul, R. (2006): De mijn van Beauraing, Namur, België. Geonieuws, Mineralogische Kring Antwerpen V.Z.W.
Hydrocerussite
Formula: Pb3(CO3)2(OH)2
Reference: Van Troyen, F., Ruelle, G., Van Bellingen, L. (2018): La mine de Beauraing. Ferrantia 77, 67-113. [https://ps.mnhn.lu/ferrantia/publications/Ferrantia77/Ferrantia77_67-113.pdf]
Hydrozincite
Formula: Zn5(CO3)2(OH)6
Reference: Van Troyen, F., Ruelle, G., Van Bellingen, L. (2018): La mine de Beauraing. Ferrantia 77, 67-113. [https://ps.mnhn.lu/ferrantia/publications/Ferrantia77/Ferrantia77_67-113.pdf]
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Reference: Van Troyen, F., Ruelle, G., Van Bellingen, L. (2018): La mine de Beauraing. Ferrantia 77, 67-113. [https://ps.mnhn.lu/ferrantia/publications/Ferrantia77/Ferrantia77_67-113.pdf]
Marcasite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Van Troyen, F., Ruelle, G., Van Bellingen, L. (2018): La mine de Beauraing. Ferrantia 77, 67-113. [https://ps.mnhn.lu/ferrantia/publications/Ferrantia77/Ferrantia77_67-113.pdf]
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: De Nul, R. (2006): De mijn van Beauraing, Namur, België. Geonieuws, Mineralogische Kring Antwerpen V.Z.W.
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Hatert, F., Deliens, M., Fransolet, A.-M., Van Der Meersche, E. (2002) Les minéraux de Belgique. 2ème édition, Muséum des Sciences Naturelles, Bruxelles, Belgium, 304 pages (in French).; Van Troyen, F., Ruelle, G., Van Bellingen, L. (2018) La mine de Beauraing. Ferrantia, 77, 67-113.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Van Troyen, F., Ruelle, G., Van Bellingen, L. (2018): La mine de Beauraing. Ferrantia 77, 67-113. [https://ps.mnhn.lu/ferrantia/publications/Ferrantia77/Ferrantia77_67-113.pdf]
Siderite
Formula: FeCO3
Reference: Hatert, F., Deliens, M., Fransolet, A.-M., Van Der Meersche, E. (2002) Les minéraux de Belgique. 2ème édition, Muséum des Sciences Naturelles, Bruxelles, Belgium, 304 pages (in French).
Smithsonite
Formula: ZnCO3
Reference: Hatert, F., Deliens, M., Fransolet, A.-M., Van Der Meersche, E. (2002) Les minéraux de Belgique. 2ème édition, Muséum des Sciences Naturelles, Bruxelles, Belgium, 304 pages (in French).; Van Troyen, F., Ruelle, G., Van Bellingen, L. (2018) La mine de Beauraing. Ferrantia, 77, 67-113.
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Colour: red
Reference: Warin, R. (1996) De mineralogische verzameling. Pages 77-87 in: Schatten der Aarde. Van mineraal tot juweel. Tentoonstelling in de abdij Saint-Gérard de Brogne van 27 april tot 27 oktober 1996. Catalogus opgemaakt onder de leiding van R. Warin, AGAB en P. Van hee, MKA (in Dutch).; Blondieau, M. (1997) Recherches minières, mines et carrières de Famenne. Édition M. Blondieau, 111 pages.; Van Der Meersche, E. (2000) Sphalérite, Beauraing. Mineralcolor, 2000, 9.; Hatert, F., Deliens, M., Fransolet, A.-M., Van Der Meersche, E. (2002) Les minéraux de Belgique. 2ème édition, Muséum des Sciences Naturelles, Bruxelles, Belgium, 304 pages (in French).; Van Troyen, F., Ruelle, G., Van Bellingen, L. (2018) La mine de Beauraing. Ferrantia, 77, 67-113.
Sulphur
Formula: S8
Colour: yellowish
Reference: Hatert, F., Deliens, M., Fransolet, A.-M., Van Der Meersche, E. (2002) Les minéraux de Belgique. 2ème édition, Muséum des Sciences Naturelles, Bruxelles, Belgium, 304 pages (in French).; De Nul, R. (2006) De mijn van Beauraing, Namur, België. Geonieuws, 31(6), 67-80.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Sulphur1.CC.05S8
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Marcasite2.EB.10aFeS2
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Group 3 - Halides
Fluorite3.AB.25CaF2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Goethite4.00.α-Fe3+O(OH)
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Aragonite5.AB.15CaCO3
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Cerussite5.AB.15PbCO3
Dolomite5.AB.10CaMg(CO3)2
Hydrocerussite5.BE.10Pb3(CO3)2(OH)2
Hydrozincite5.BA.15Zn5(CO3)2(OH)6
Malachite5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Siderite5.AB.05FeCO3
Smithsonite5.AB.05ZnCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Baryte7.AD.35BaSO4
Group 9 - Silicates
Hemimorphite9.BD.10Zn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
Muscovite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Semi-metals and non-metals
Sulphur1.3.5.1S8
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Marcasite2.12.2.1FeS2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 6 - HYDROXIDES AND OXIDES CONTAINING HYDROXYL
XO(OH)
Goethite6.1.1.2α-Fe3+O(OH)
Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX2
Fluorite9.2.1.1CaF2
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Cerussite14.1.3.4PbCO3
Siderite14.1.1.3FeCO3
Smithsonite14.1.1.6ZnCO3
AB(XO3)2
Dolomite14.2.1.1CaMg(CO3)2
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Hydrocerussite16a.2.2.1Pb3(CO3)2(OH)2
Malachite16a.3.1.1Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Hydrozincite16a.4.1.1Zn5(CO3)2(OH)6
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Baryte28.3.1.1BaSO4
Group 56 - SOROSILICATES Si2O7 Groups, With Additional O, OH, F and H2O
Si2O7 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with cations in [4] coordination
Hemimorphite56.1.2.1Zn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Muscovite71.2.2a.1KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Aragonite-CaCO3

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H HydrocerussitePb3(CO3)2(OH)2
H HydrozinciteZn5(CO3)2(OH)6
H Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
CCarbon
C SmithsoniteZnCO3
C DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
C CalciteCaCO3
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
C HydrocerussitePb3(CO3)2(OH)2
C HydrozinciteZn5(CO3)2(OH)6
C CerussitePbCO3
C AragoniteCaCO3
C SideriteFeCO3
OOxygen
O SmithsoniteZnCO3
O HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
O DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
O CalciteCaCO3
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
O QuartzSiO2
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O HydrocerussitePb3(CO3)2(OH)2
O HydrozinciteZn5(CO3)2(OH)6
O CerussitePbCO3
O Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
O AragoniteCaCO3
O BaryteBaSO4
O SideriteFeCO3
FFluorine
F FluoriteCaF2
MgMagnesium
Mg DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
AlAluminium
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
SiSilicon
Si HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
Si QuartzSiO2
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
SSulfur
S SphaleriteZnS
S GalenaPbS
S MarcasiteFeS2
S SulphurS8
S PyriteFeS2
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S BaryteBaSO4
KPotassium
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CaCalcium
Ca DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca FluoriteCaF2
Ca AragoniteCaCO3
FeIron
Fe MarcasiteFeS2
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
Fe SideriteFeCO3
CuCopper
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
Zn SmithsoniteZnCO3
Zn HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
Zn HydrozinciteZn5(CO3)2(OH)6
BaBarium
Ba BaryteBaSO4
PbLead
Pb GalenaPbS
Pb HydrocerussitePb3(CO3)2(OH)2
Pb CerussitePbCO3

Fossils

There are 3 fossil localities from the PaleoBioDB database within this region.

BETA TEST - These data are provided on an experimental basis and are taken from external databases. Mindat.org has no control currently over the accuracy of these data.

Occurrences11
Youngest Fossil Listed372 Ma (Late Devonian)
Oldest Fossil Listed383 Ma (Middle Devonian)
Stratigraphic Units
UnitNo. OccurrencesAge
Frasnian moyen11382.7 - 372.2 Ma (Late Devonian)
Fossils from RegionClick here to show the list.
Accepted NameHierarchy Age
Douvillina
genus
Animalia : Brachiopoda : Strophomenata : Strophomenida : Douvillinidae : Douvillina382.7 - 372.2 Ma
Late Devonian
Productella
genus
Animalia : Brachiopoda : Strophomenata : Productida : Productellidae : Productella382.7 - 372.2 Ma
Late Devonian
Schuchertella
genus
Animalia : Brachiopoda : Strophomenata : Orthotetida : Schuchertellidae : Schuchertella382.7 - 372.2 Ma
Late Devonian
Athyris
genus
Animalia : Brachiopoda : Rhynchonellata : Athyridida : Athyrididae : Athyris382.7 - 372.2 Ma
Late Devonian
Schizophoria striatula
species
Animalia : Brachiopoda : Rhynchonellata : Orthida : Schizophoriidae : Schizophoria : Schizophoria striatula382.7 - 372.2 Ma
Late Devonian
Productella subaculeata
species
Animalia : Brachiopoda : Strophomenata : Productida : Productellidae : Productella : Productella subaculeata382.7 - 372.2 Ma
Late Devonian
Fossil LocalitiesClick to show 3 fossil localities

References

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Denaeyer, M.E. (1925) Sur un filon de galène et de blende dans le calcaire givétien de Beauraing (Namur). Bulletin de la Société Belge de Géologie, 35, 83-85.
Van Der Meersche, E. (2000) Sphalérite, Beauraing. Mineralcolor, 2000, 9.
Hatert, F., Deliens, M., Fransolet, A.-M., Van Der Meersche, E. (2002) Les minéraux de Belgique. 2ème édition, Muséum des Sciences Naturelles, Bruxelles, Belgium, 304 pages (in French).
De Nul, R. (2006) De mijn van Beauraing, Namur, België. Geonieuws, 31(6), 67-80 [describes cerussite, chalcopyrite, goethite, muscovite, sulphur, hemimorphite and aragonite according to Van Troyen et al. (2018)].
Van Troyen, F., Ruelle, G., Van Bellingen, L. (2018) La mine de Beauraing. Ferrantia, 77, 67-113.

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Wikipedia:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beauraing
Wikidata ID:Q329621
GeoNames ID:2802502

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