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Gergovie, La Roche-Blanche, Clermont-Ferrand, Puy-de-Dôme, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, Francei
Regional Level Types
Gergovie- not defined -
La Roche-BlancheCommune

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
45° 43' 8'' North , 3° 7' 50'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Köppen climate type:
Nearest Settlements:
Pérignat-lès-Sarliève2,307 (2016)2.0km
La Roche-Blanche3,051 (2016)2.1km
Romagnat8,771 (2016)2.7km
Orcet2,802 (2016)3.4km
Le Crest1,178 (2016)3.6km
Other/historical names associated with this locality:
Auvergne; Rhône-Alpes

"(Coming from Romagnat). Exit Clermont on the N9 on the south side and immediately to the left take the D21 to arrive at Romagnat where one can find quartz at the place called 'Le Puy-Giroux'. Follow the D3 south and take the D52E left of the intersection to arrive at Gergovie." [Belot, 1978]

Small unauthorized workings on the eastern slope of the Gergovie plateau.

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Standard Detailed Gallery Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List

4 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Formula: CaCO3
Habit: Sprays of thin crystals.
Colour: White
Description: Nice crystalline sprays on a gossanny matrix, purchased from Isis Minerals, July 10th 2005. The aragonites are on puzzolana.
Reference: J.Ralph Collection S.Berger Collection
Formula: CaCO3
Habit: Balls of calcite.
Colour: White
Reference: Arliguie M collection S. Berger Collection
Formula: SiO2 · nH2O
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.; Périchaud, J.-J. (1985) Les Minéraux d'Auvergne, Vol. 1.
Formula: Fe2+2Al9Si4O23(OH)


List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Opal4.DA.10SiO2 · nH2O
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Group 9 - Silicates

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

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
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with H2O and organics
Opal75.2.1.1SiO2 · nH2O
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.

List of minerals for each chemical element

H StauroliteFe22+Al9Si4O23(OH)
H OpalSiO2 · nH2O
C AragoniteCaCO3
C CalciteCaCO3
O StauroliteFe22+Al9Si4O23(OH)
O OpalSiO2 · nH2O
O AragoniteCaCO3
O CalciteCaCO3
Al StauroliteFe22+Al9Si4O23(OH)
Si StauroliteFe22+Al9Si4O23(OH)
Si OpalSiO2 · nH2O
Ca AragoniteCaCO3
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Fe StauroliteFe22+Al9Si4O23(OH)


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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.
Périchaud, J.-J. (1985) Les Minéraux d'Auvergne, Vol. 1.

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