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Mont-Roc Mine, Villefranche d'Albigeois, Tarn, Occitanie, France

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 43° 49' 14'' North , 2° 22' 31'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 43.82083,2.37528
Köppen climate type:Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate
Name(s) in local language(s):Mine de Mont-Roc (Montroc)
Other/historical region names associated with this locality:Midi-Pyrénées


A huge fluorite vein (900m in length, 15m in width) with many small parallel veins, hosted in Cambrian black schists. It is the western part of a long structure including the Moulinal Mine.
This vein was mined during antiquity (for copper and iron) but was only rediscovered in 1945. It was operated (for fluorite) from 1964 until 2005, first underground then in a large quarry from 1980. During the operation, 1,260,000 tons of fluorite were worked out!
The mine was owned by SOGEREM (a subsidiary company of Pechiney, now Alcan), as well as Le Burc and Le Moulinal. The three closed in 2005.

Mineral List


21 valid minerals.

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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Cambrian-Ordovician
443.8 - 541 Ma



ID: 1381660
Cambrian-Ordovician sedimentary rocks

Age: Paleozoic (443.8 - 541 Ma)

Lithology: Sedimentary rocks

Reference: Geological Survey of Canada. Generalized geological map of the world and linked databases. doi:10.4095/195142. Open File 2915d. [18]

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