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Gergovie, La-Roche-Blanche, Veyre-Monton, Puy-de-Dôme, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, Francei
Regional Level Types
Gergovie- not defined -
La-Roche-Blanche- not defined -
Veyre-Monton- not defined -
Puy-de-DômeDepartment
Auvergne-Rhône-AlpesRegion
FranceCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 45° 43' 8'' North , 3° 7' 50'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 45.71889,3.13056
GeoHash:G#: u04hp4zeg
Köppen climate type:Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
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.

Regions containing this locality

Eurasian PlateTectonic Plate
EuropeContinent

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


4 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Aragonite
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
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Habit: Balls of calcite.
Colour: White
Reference: Arliguie M collection S. Berger Collection
Opal
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.
Staurolite
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
Aragonite5.AB.15CaCO3
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Group 9 - Silicates
Staurolite9.AF.30Fe2+2Al9Si4O23(OH)

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
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
Staurolite52.2.3.1Fe2+2Al9Si4O23(OH)
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with H2O and organics
Opal75.2.1.1SiO2 · nH2O
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Aragonite-CaCO3

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H StauroliteFe22+Al9Si4O23(OH)
H OpalSiO2 · nH2O
CCarbon
C AragoniteCaCO3
C CalciteCaCO3
OOxygen
O StauroliteFe22+Al9Si4O23(OH)
O OpalSiO2 · nH2O
O AragoniteCaCO3
O CalciteCaCO3
AlAluminium
Al StauroliteFe22+Al9Si4O23(OH)
SiSilicon
Si StauroliteFe22+Al9Si4O23(OH)
Si OpalSiO2 · nH2O
CaCalcium
Ca AragoniteCaCO3
Ca CalciteCaCO3
FeIron
Fe StauroliteFe22+Al9Si4O23(OH)

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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Miocene
5.333 - 23.03 Ma



ID: 3191181
Cenozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Miocene (5.333 - 23.03 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]

Oligocene
23.03 - 33.9 Ma



ID: 3162568
marine deposit

Age: Oligocene (23.03 - 33.9 Ma)

Lithology: Major:{clay}, Minor{sand,carbonates, consolidated,marl}

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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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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