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Pierrefitte Mine, Pierrefitte, Argelès-Gazost, Hautes-Pyrénées, Occitanie, Francei
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Pierrefitte MineMine
Pierrefitte- not defined -
Argelès-Gazost- not defined -
Hautes-PyrénéesDepartment
OccitanieRegion
FranceCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 42° 57' 44'' North , 0° 1' 56'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 42.96222,-0.03222
GeoHash:G#: ezxurm091
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Beaucens366 (2016)1.5km
Artalens-Souin117 (2016)1.5km
Villelongue307 (2016)2.0km
Pierrefitte-Nestalas1,314 (2016)2.8km
Soulom257 (2016)3.1km
Other/historical names associated with this locality:Midi-Pyrénées


Located near Pierrefitte, about 7 km SE of Argelès-Gazost.

The element Gallium was discovered here in 1875.

Regions containing this locality

Eurasian PlateTectonic Plate
EuropeContinent

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


10 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Breithauptite
Formula: NiSb
Reference: Anthony, Bideaux, Bladh, Nichols: "Handbook of Mineralogy", Vol. 1 (1990)
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: Mineralogical Magazine 1931 22 : 477-481
Cobaltite
Formula: CoAsS
Reference: Picot, P. and Johan, Z. (1977). Atlas des Minéraux Métalliques, BRGM, Elsevier
Dyscrasite
Formula: Ag3Sb
Description: Inclusions in galena.
Reference: Picot, P. and Johan, Z. (1977). Atlas des Minéraux Métalliques, BRGM, Elsevier
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: Picot, P. and Johan, Z. (1977). Atlas des Minéraux Métalliques, BRGM, Elsevier; Mineralogical Magazine 1931 22 : 477-481
Greenockite
Formula: CdS
Reference: Anthony, Bideaux, Bladh, Nichols: "Handbook of Mineralogy", Vol. 1, 1990
Grunerite
Formula: ☐{Fe2+2}{Fe2+5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Reference: Mineralogical Magazine 1931 22 : 477-481
Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Reference: Mineralogical Magazine 1931 22 : 477-481
Pyrrhotite
Formula: Fe7S8
Reference: Mineralogical Magazine 1931 22 : 477-481
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: Dana 6: 62.; Mineralogical Magazine 1931 22 : 477-481

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Breithauptite2.CC.05NiSb
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Cobaltite2.EB.25CoAsS
Dyscrasite2.AA.35Ag3Sb
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Greenockite2.CB.45CdS
Pyrrhotite2.CC.10Fe7S8
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Magnetite4.BB.05Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Group 9 - Silicates
Grunerite9.DE.05☐{Fe2+2}{Fe2+5}(Si8O22)(OH)2

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 3:1
Dyscrasite2.2.1.1Ag3Sb
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Breithauptite2.8.11.2NiSb
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Greenockite2.8.7.2CdS
Pyrrhotite2.8.10.1Fe7S8
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Cobaltite2.12.3.1CoAsS
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Magnetite7.2.2.3Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Grunerite-☐{Fe2+2}{Fe2+5}(Si8O22)(OH)2

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Grunerite☐{Fe22+}{Fe52+}(Si8O22)(OH)2
OOxygen
O MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
O Grunerite☐{Fe22+}{Fe52+}(Si8O22)(OH)2
SiSilicon
Si Grunerite☐{Fe22+}{Fe52+}(Si8O22)(OH)2
SSulfur
S SphaleriteZnS
S GreenockiteCdS
S CobaltiteCoAsS
S GalenaPbS
S PyrrhotiteFe7S8
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
FeIron
Fe MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
Fe Grunerite☐{Fe22+}{Fe52+}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Fe PyrrhotiteFe7S8
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
CoCobalt
Co CobaltiteCoAsS
NiNickel
Ni BreithauptiteNiSb
CuCopper
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
AsArsenic
As CobaltiteCoAsS
AgSilver
Ag DyscrasiteAg3Sb
CdCadmium
Cd GreenockiteCdS
SbAntimony
Sb BreithauptiteNiSb
Sb DyscrasiteAg3Sb
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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Devonian
358.9 - 419.2 Ma



ID: 3190260
Paleozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Devonian (358.9 - 419.2 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]

Late Ordovician
443.8 - 458.4 Ma



ID: 3157998
detrital and euxinic deposit

Age: Late Ordovician (443.8 - 458.4 Ma)

Description: low grade metamorphic

Lithology: Major:{shale/slate}, Minor{quartzite,marble,phyllite}

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)
- Dana 6: 62.
- Besson, M. (1972): Les minéraux argentifères du gisement plombo-zincifère de Pierrefitte (Hautes Pyrénées). Bulletin de la Société Française de Minéralogie et de Cristallographie 95, 342-347.
- Besson, M. and Picot, P. (1973): Précisions sur l'étude micrographique des minéralisations de Pierrefitte (Hautes Pyrénées). Bulletin de la Société Française de Minéralogie et de Cristallographie 96, 74.


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