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Maurevieille Mine, Mandelieu, Alpes-Maritimes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, Francei
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Maurevieille MineMine
Mandelieu- not defined -
Alpes-MaritimesDepartment
Provence-Alpes-Côte d'AzurRegion
FranceCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 43° 30' 46'' North , 6° 54' 30'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 43.51299,6.90845
GeoHash:G#: spszt1q9d
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:Csb : Warm-summer Mediterranean climate
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Théoule-sur-Mer1,347 (2016)2.7km
Mandelieu-la-Napoule19,292 (2016)4.6km
Tanneron1,410 (2016)9.1km
Cannes70,011 (2016)9.4km
Pégomas6,052 (2016)9.7km


Old fluorite mine worked from 1958 to 1976.

French lambert coordinates : x=969,26 ; y=144,46 ; z=140 (Map of Frejus/St Raphael, IGN n°3544 East)

"(Coming from Mandelieu). South of a new oratory there is a flooded mine that can still yield baryte, native silver and copper, chalcopyrite, galena, pyrite, and quartz." [Belot, 1978]

Regions containing this locality

Eurasian PlateTectonic Plate
EuropeContinent
The Alps, EuropeMountain Range

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


17 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Baryte
Formula: BaSO4
Habit: lamellar
Colour: colourless to white or pink
Reference: Belot, Victor R. (1978) Guide des minéraux, coquillages et fossiles: où les trouver en France, comment les reconnaître et les collectionner (Guides Horay). Pierre Horay (Ed.), 224 pp.; Mari, G. (1979) Mines et minéraux de la Provence cristalline (Maures.Esterel.Tanneron). Ed. Serres (in French).;
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Habit: Prismatic
Colour: Yellow
Reference: Belot, Victor R. (1978) Guide des minéraux, coquillages et fossiles: où les trouver en France, comment les reconnaître et les collectionner (Guides Horay). Pierre Horay (Ed.), 224 pp.; Mari, G. (1979) Mines et minéraux de la Provence cristalline (Maures.Esterel.Tanneron). Ed. Serres (in French).
Copper
Formula: Cu
Reference: Belot, Victor R. (1978) Guide des minéraux, coquillages et fossiles: où les trouver en France, comment les reconnaître et les collectionner (Guides Horay). Pierre Horay (Ed.), 224 pp.
Fluorite
Formula: CaF2
Habit: isometric, agregats
Colour: colourless to white, blue, yellow or green
Reference: Mines et mineraux de la provence cristalline (G. MARI, 1979)
Galena
Formula: PbS
Habit: isometric, massive agregats
Colour: grey
Reference: Belot, Victor R. (1978) Guide des minéraux, coquillages et fossiles: où les trouver en France, comment les reconnaître et les collectionner (Guides Horay). Pierre Horay (Ed.), 224 pp.; Mari, G. (1979) Mines et minéraux de la Provence cristalline (Maures.Esterel.Tanneron). Ed. Serres (in French).
Goethite
Formula: α-Fe3+O(OH)
Habit: spheroïdal agregats
Colour: brown
Reference: Self collected by S. MAURY
Gypsum
Formula: CaSO4 · 2H2O
Habit: Prismatic, agregats
Colour: Colourless to white or brown
Reference: Self collected by S. MAURY
Kaolinite
Formula: Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Habit: Massive agregats
Colour: White
Reference: Mines et mineraux de la provence cristalline (G. MARI, 1979)
Marcasite
Formula: FeS2
Habit: Massive agregats
Colour: Yellow
Reference: Self collected by S. MAURY
Pearceite
Formula: [Ag9CuS4][(Ag,Cu)6(As,Sb)2S7]
Reference: Mines et mineraux de la provence cristalline (G. MARI, 1979)
Polybasite
Formula: [(Ag,Cu)6(Sb,As)2S7][Ag9CuS4]
Reference: Mines et mineraux de la provence cristalline (G. MARI, 1979)
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Habit: Isometric, massive agregats
Colour: Yellow
Reference: Belot, Victor R. (1978) Guide des minéraux, coquillages et fossiles: où les trouver en France, comment les reconnaître et les collectionner (Guides Horay). Pierre Horay (Ed.), 224 pp.; Mari, G. (1979) Mines et minéraux de la Provence cristalline (Maures.Esterel.Tanneron). Ed. Serres (in French).
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Habit: Prismatic
Colour: White
Reference: Belot, Victor R. (1978) Guide des minéraux, coquillages et fossiles: où les trouver en France, comment les reconnaître et les collectionner (Guides Horay). Pierre Horay (Ed.), 224 pp.; Mari, G. (1979) Mines et minéraux de la Provence cristalline (Maures.Esterel.Tanneron). Ed. Serres (in French).
Siderite
Formula: FeCO3
Habit: Rhomboedral
Colour: Brown
Reference: Self collected by S. MAURY
Silver
Formula: Ag
Reference: Belot, Victor R. (1978) Guide des minéraux, coquillages et fossiles: où les trouver en France, comment les reconnaître et les collectionner (Guides Horay). Pierre Horay (Ed.), 224 pp.; Mari, G. (1979) Mines et minéraux de la Provence cristalline (Maures.Esterel.Tanneron). Ed. Serres (in French).
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: Mines et mineraux de la provence cristalline (G. MARI, 1979)
Sulphur
Formula: S8
Habit: Prismatic
Colour: Pale greenish yellow
Reference: Self collected by S. MAURY

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Copper1.AA.05Cu
Silver1.AA.05Ag
Sulphur1.CC.05S8
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Marcasite2.EB.10aFeS2
Pearceite2.GB.15[Ag9CuS4][(Ag,Cu)6(As,Sb)2S7]
Polybasite2.GB.15[(Ag,Cu)6(Sb,As)2S7][Ag9CuS4]
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
Siderite5.AB.05FeCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Baryte7.AD.35BaSO4
Gypsum7.CD.40CaSO4 · 2H2O
Group 9 - Silicates
Kaolinite9.ED.05Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Metals, other than the Platinum Group
Copper1.1.1.3Cu
Silver1.1.1.2Ag
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 3 - SULFOSALTS
ø > 4
Pearceite3.1.8.1[Ag9CuS4][(Ag,Cu)6(As,Sb)2S7]
Polybasite3.1.7.2[(Ag,Cu)6(Sb,As)2S7][Ag9CuS4]
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)
Siderite14.1.1.3FeCO3
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Baryte28.3.1.1BaSO4
Group 29 - HYDRATED ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4·xH2O
Gypsum29.6.3.1CaSO4 · 2H2O
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Kaolinite-Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
H GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
H KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
CCarbon
C SideriteFeCO3
OOxygen
O BaryteBaSO4
O Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
O QuartzSiO2
O SideriteFeCO3
O GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
O KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
FFluorine
F FluoriteCaF2
AlAluminium
Al KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
Si KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
SSulfur
S SulphurS8
S Pearceite[Ag9CuS4][(Ag,Cu)6(As,Sb)2S7]
S Polybasite[(Ag,Cu)6(Sb,As)2S7][Ag9CuS4]
S SphaleriteZnS
S BaryteBaSO4
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S GalenaPbS
S PyriteFeS2
S MarcasiteFeS2
S GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
CaCalcium
Ca FluoriteCaF2
Ca GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
FeIron
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe SideriteFeCO3
Fe MarcasiteFeS2
CuCopper
Cu Pearceite[Ag9CuS4][(Ag,Cu)6(As,Sb)2S7]
Cu Polybasite[(Ag,Cu)6(Sb,As)2S7][Ag9CuS4]
Cu CopperCu
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
AsArsenic
As Pearceite[Ag9CuS4][(Ag,Cu)6(As,Sb)2S7]
As Polybasite[(Ag,Cu)6(Sb,As)2S7][Ag9CuS4]
AgSilver
Ag Pearceite[Ag9CuS4][(Ag,Cu)6(As,Sb)2S7]
Ag Polybasite[(Ag,Cu)6(Sb,As)2S7][Ag9CuS4]
Ag SilverAg
SbAntimony
Sb Pearceite[Ag9CuS4][(Ag,Cu)6(As,Sb)2S7]
Sb Polybasite[(Ag,Cu)6(Sb,As)2S7][Ag9CuS4]
BaBarium
Ba BaryteBaSO4
PbLead
Pb GalenaPbS

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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Permian
251.902 - 298.9 Ma



ID: 3186387
Paleozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Phanerozoic (251.902 - 298.9 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]

Permian
251.902 - 298.9 Ma



ID: 3136237
marine or continental molasse

Age: Phanerozoic (251.902 - 298.9 Ma)

Lithology: Major:{sandstone}, Minor{siltstone,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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Year (asc) Year (desc) Author (A-Z) Author (Z-A)
Belot, Victor R. (1978) Guide des minéraux, coquillages et fossiles: où les trouver en France, comment les reconnaître et les collectionner (Guides Horay). Pierre Horay (Ed.), 224 pp.
Mari, G. (1979) Mines et minéraux de la Provence cristalline (Maures.Esterel.Tanneron). Ed. Serres (in French).
Rostan, P. (1983) Étude géologique et minéralogique du filon de fluorite de Maurevieille. Thèse de doctorat de 3e cycle (in French).


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