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Schirmeck tunnel, Schirmeck, Bruche valley (Breuch valley), Bas-Rhin, Grand Est, Francei
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Schirmeck tunnelTunnel
Schirmeck- not defined -
Bruche valley (Breuch valley)Valley
Bas-RhinDepartment
Grand EstRegion
FranceCountry

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Location is approximate, estimate based on other nearby localities.
 
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 48° North , 7° East (est.)
Margin of Error:~1km
Locality type:Tunnel
Köppen climate type:Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate
Other/historical names associated with this locality:Alsace


This tunnel, 600 meters long, was excavated in 2004-2005.
After 200 meters from its entrance, several small dolomite veins of widths up to 20 cm were cut. They did include copper sulphides.

Refs.:
- http://www.bas-rhin.equipement.gouv.fr/dde/tun_schi.htm
- http://www.bas-rhin.equipement.gouv.fr/dde/cont_schirmeck13.htm (for Photos)

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


11 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Baryte
Formula: BaSO4
Reference: Alain Steinmetz and Thierry Brunsperger Collection
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Alain Steinmetz and Thierry Brunsperger Collection
Cerussite
Formula: PbCO3
Reference: Alain Steinmetz and Thierry Brunsperger Collection
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: Alain Steinmetz and Thierry Brunsperger Collection
Dolomite
Formula: CaMg(CO3)2
Reference: Alain Steinmetz and Thierry Brunsperger Collection
Galena
Formula: PbS
Habit: All crystals are troncated with small {111} face
Reference: Alain Steinmetz and Thierry Brunsperger Collection
Proustite
Formula: Ag3AsS3
Reference: Alain Steinmetz and Thierry Brunsperger Collection
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Alain Steinmetz and Thierry Brunsperger Collection
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Habit: prismatics crystals
Reference: Alain Steinmetz and Thierry Brunsperger Collection
Tetrahedrite
Formula: Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Reference: Alain Steinmetz and Thierry Brunsperger Collection
Xanthoconite
Formula: Ag3AsS3
Colour: Orange-brown
Reference: Alain Steinmetz Collection, Analysed by Nicolas Meisser; Lausanne Geological Museum

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Proustite2.GA.05Ag3AsS3
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Tetrahedrite2.GB.05Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Xanthoconite2.GA.10Ag3AsS3
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Cerussite5.AB.15PbCO3
Dolomite5.AB.10CaMg(CO3)2
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Baryte7.AD.35BaSO4

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 3 - SULFOSALTS
3 <ø < 4
Tetrahedrite3.3.6.1Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
ø = 3
Proustite3.4.1.1Ag3AsS3
Xanthoconite3.4.2.1Ag3AsS3
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Cerussite14.1.3.4PbCO3
AB(XO3)2
Dolomite14.2.1.1CaMg(CO3)2
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Baryte28.3.1.1BaSO4
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

CCarbon
C DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
C CalciteCaCO3
C CerussitePbCO3
OOxygen
O DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
O QuartzSiO2
O CalciteCaCO3
O BaryteBaSO4
O CerussitePbCO3
MgMagnesium
Mg DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
SSulfur
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S PyriteFeS2
S GalenaPbS
S TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
S ProustiteAg3AsS3
S XanthoconiteAg3AsS3
S BaryteBaSO4
CaCalcium
Ca DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
Ca CalciteCaCO3
FeIron
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
CuCopper
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
ZnZinc
Zn TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
AsArsenic
As ProustiteAg3AsS3
As XanthoconiteAg3AsS3
AgSilver
Ag ProustiteAg3AsS3
Ag XanthoconiteAg3AsS3
SbAntimony
Sb TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
BaBarium
Ba BaryteBaSO4
PbLead
Pb GalenaPbS
Pb CerussitePbCO3

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