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Coal basin, Saint Hippolyte, Ribeauvillé, Haut-Rhin, Grand Est, Francei
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Coal basinBasin
Saint Hippolyte- not defined -
Ribeauvillé- not defined -
Haut-RhinDepartment
Grand EstRegion
FranceCountry

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Name(s) in local language(s):Bassin houillier, St Hippolyte, Ribeauvillé, Haut-Rhin, Alsace, France
Location is approximate, estimate based on other nearby localities.
 
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 48° North , 7° East (est.)
Margin of Error:~8km
Locality type:Basin
Köppen climate type:Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate
Other/historical names associated with this locality:Alsace


A small coal deposit, discovered in 1747 and worked until 1846 when most of the coal banks were exhausted. In the early 1950s, prospection works carried out by the French Atomic Energy Commission confirmed the presence of uranium in sedimentary rocks below the coal-bearing layer. The different uranium minerals however, do only occur as microscopic inclusions in the host rocks. Except for the Schaentzel section, where microscopic pitchblende inclusions were discovered, no primary uranium ore appears to be present. Due to the elaborate process needed to extract the uranium, the mines were abandoned soon after.
The deposit consisted of several coal banks (upper Carbonian age, Westphal) intercalating arkose sandstones, that covered a layer of bituminous and uranium-bearing sedimentary rocks. The entire formation had a height of about 100 m and was bordered to the east and to the west by two large fractures of the Vosges fault zone.
Located about 9 km NE of Ribeauvillé.

Ref.:
- J.-L. Hohl: "Minéraux et Mines du Massif Vosgien", Editions du Rhin (Mulhouse), 1994

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13 valid minerals.

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Detailed Mineral List:

Arsenopyrite
Formula: FeAsS
Reference: Wittern, Journée: "Mineralien finden in den Vogesen", von Loga (Cologne), 1997
Autunite
Formula: Ca(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 11H2O
Reference: Wittern, Journée: "Mineralien finden in den Vogesen", von Loga (Cologne), 1997
'Bitumen'
Reference: J.-L. Hohl: "Minéraux et Mines du Massif Vosgien", Editions du Rhin (Mulhouse), 1994
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: Wittern, Journée: "Mineralien finden in den Vogesen", von Loga (Cologne), 1997
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: Wittern, Journée: "Mineralien finden in den Vogesen", von Loga (Cologne), 1997
Meta-autunite
Formula: Ca(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 6-8H2O
Reference: Wittern, Journée: "Mineralien finden in den Vogesen", von Loga (Cologne), 1997
Metazeunerite
Formula: Cu(UO2)2(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
Reference: Wittern, Journée: "Mineralien finden in den Vogesen", von Loga (Cologne), 1997
'Phillipsite'
Reference: Wittern, Journée: "Mineralien finden in den Vogesen", von Loga (Cologne), 1997
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Wittern, Journée: "Mineralien finden in den Vogesen", von Loga (Cologne), 1997
Sabugalite
Formula: HAl(UO2)4(PO4)4 · 16H2O
Reference: Wittern, Journée: "Mineralien finden in den Vogesen", von Loga (Cologne), 1997
Scorodite
Formula: Fe3+AsO4 · 2H2O
Reference: Wittern, Journée: "Mineralien finden in den Vogesen", von Loga (Cologne), 1997
Siderite
Formula: FeCO3
Reference: Wittern, Journée: "Mineralien finden in den Vogesen", von Loga (Cologne), 1997
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: Wittern, Journée: "Mineralien finden in den Vogesen", von Loga (Cologne), 1997
Uraninite
Formula: UO2
Reference: Wittern, Journée: "Mineralien finden in den Vogesen", von Loga (Cologne), 1997
Uraninite var: Pitchblende
Formula: UO2
Reference: J.-L. Hohl: "Minéraux et Mines du Massif Vosgien", Editions du Rhin (Mulhouse), 1994
Zeunerite
Formula: Cu(UO2)2(AsO4)2 · 12H2O
Reference: Wittern, Journée: "Mineralien finden in den Vogesen", von Loga (Cologne), 1997

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Arsenopyrite2.EB.20FeAsS
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Uraninite4.DL.05UO2
var: Pitchblende4.DL.05UO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Siderite5.AB.05FeCO3
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Autunite8.EB.05Ca(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 11H2O
Meta-autunite8.EB.10Ca(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 6-8H2O
Metazeunerite8.EB.10Cu(UO2)2(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
Sabugalite8.EB.55HAl(UO2)4(PO4)4 · 16H2O
Scorodite8.CD.10Fe3+AsO4 · 2H2O
Zeunerite8.EB.05Cu(UO2)2(AsO4)2 · 12H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Bitumen'-
'Phillipsite'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Arsenopyrite2.12.4.1FeAsS
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 5 - OXIDES CONTAINING URANIUM OR THORIUM
AXO2·xH2O
Uraninite5.1.1.1UO2
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Siderite14.1.1.3FeCO3
Group 40 - HYDRATED NORMAL PHOSPHATES,ARSENATES AND VANADATES
AB2(XO4)2·xH2O, containing (UO2)2+
Autunite40.2a.1.1Ca(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 11H2O
Meta-autunite40.2a.1.2Ca(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 6-8H2O
Metazeunerite40.2a.14.2Cu(UO2)2(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
Sabugalite40.2a.24.1HAl(UO2)4(PO4)4 · 16H2O
Zeunerite40.2a.14.1Cu(UO2)2(AsO4)2 · 12H2O
(AB)5(XO4)2·xH2O
Scorodite40.4.1.3Fe3+AsO4 · 2H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Bitumen'-
'Phillipsite'-
Uraninite
var: Pitchblende
-UO2

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Meta-autuniteCa(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 6-8H2O
H ZeuneriteCu(UO2)2(AsO4)2 · 12H2O
H AutuniteCa(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 11H2O
H MetazeuneriteCu(UO2)2(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
H SabugaliteHAl(UO2)4(PO4)4 · 16H2O
H ScoroditeFe3+AsO4 · 2H2O
CCarbon
C SideriteFeCO3
OOxygen
O UraniniteUO2
O Meta-autuniteCa(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 6-8H2O
O ZeuneriteCu(UO2)2(AsO4)2 · 12H2O
O AutuniteCa(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 11H2O
O MetazeuneriteCu(UO2)2(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
O SabugaliteHAl(UO2)4(PO4)4 · 16H2O
O SideriteFeCO3
O ScoroditeFe3+AsO4 · 2H2O
O Uraninite (var: Pitchblende)UO2
AlAluminium
Al SabugaliteHAl(UO2)4(PO4)4 · 16H2O
PPhosphorus
P Meta-autuniteCa(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 6-8H2O
P AutuniteCa(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 11H2O
P SabugaliteHAl(UO2)4(PO4)4 · 16H2O
SSulfur
S ArsenopyriteFeAsS
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S GalenaPbS
S PyriteFeS2
S SphaleriteZnS
CaCalcium
Ca Meta-autuniteCa(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 6-8H2O
Ca AutuniteCa(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 11H2O
FeIron
Fe ArsenopyriteFeAsS
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe SideriteFeCO3
Fe ScoroditeFe3+AsO4 · 2H2O
CuCopper
Cu ZeuneriteCu(UO2)2(AsO4)2 · 12H2O
Cu MetazeuneriteCu(UO2)2(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
AsArsenic
As ZeuneriteCu(UO2)2(AsO4)2 · 12H2O
As ArsenopyriteFeAsS
As MetazeuneriteCu(UO2)2(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
As ScoroditeFe3+AsO4 · 2H2O
PbLead
Pb GalenaPbS
UUranium
U UraniniteUO2
U Meta-autuniteCa(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 6-8H2O
U ZeuneriteCu(UO2)2(AsO4)2 · 12H2O
U AutuniteCa(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 11H2O
U MetazeuneriteCu(UO2)2(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
U SabugaliteHAl(UO2)4(PO4)4 · 16H2O
U Uraninite (var: Pitchblende)UO2

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