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Belgium

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Location is approximate, based on center of defined region.
 
Latitude & Longitude: 50° North , 4° East (est.)
Area:30,528 km2


Belgium is subdivided into three official regions: the Flemish Region, the Walloon Region, and the Brussels-Capital Region. The first two regions are each subdivided into five provinces.

Mindat Articles

Belgium, Calcite paradise by Harjo Neutkens




Commodity List

This is a list of exploitable or exploited mineral commodities recorded from this region.


Mineral List

Mineral list contains entries from the region specified including sub-localities

Acanthite

Actinolite

Akaganeite

Albite

var: Andesine

var: Oligoclase

'Albite-Anorthite Series'

Allophane

var: Allophane-evansite

Almandine

Altaite

Alumohydrocalcite

Alunogen

Amphibole Supergroup

Analcime

Anatase

Andalusite

var: Viridine

'Andalusite-Kanonaite Series'

Anglesite

Anhydrite

Anilite

Ankerite

'Apatite'

'Apophyllite'

Aragonite

Ardennite-(As) (TL)

Ardennite-(V)

Arsenic

Arsenoflorencite-(Ce)

Arsenogoyazite

Arsenopyrite

'Asbestos'

Aurichalcite

Autunite

'Axinite Group'

Azurite

Balyakinite

Baryte

Bassetite

Bastnäsite-(Ce)

'Bastonite'

Bazhenovite

Beraunite

Beryl

Beudantite

'Biotite'

'Bitumen'

Bornite

Brannerite

Braunite

'Bravoite'

Brianyoungite

Brochantite

Brookite

Cacoxenite

'Calamine'

Calcioancylite-(Ce)

Calcite

var: Ferroan Calcite

Caledonite

Carminite

Carpholite

Cassiterite

Celestine

var: Barian Celestine

Cerussite

'Chabazite'

Chabazite-Ca

Chalcoalumite

Chalcocite

Chalcophanite

Chalcophyllite

Chalcopyrite

Chamosite

Chenite

'Chlorite Group'

Chloritoid

Chromite

Chrysocolla

Cinnabar

Clausthalite

Clinochlore

Clinoclase

Clinozoisite

'Clinozoisite-Epidote Series'

Cobaltite

Connellite

Cookeite

Copiapite

Copper

Coquimbite

Corkite

Covellite

Crandallite

Cryptomelane

Cuprite

var: Chalcotrichite

Davreuxite (TL)

Dawsonite

Delafossite

Delvauxite (TL)

Destinezite (TL)

Devilline

Diadochite

Diaspore

Dickite

Digenite

Diopside

Djurleite

Dolomite

var: Ferroan Dolomite

Donbassite

Drugmanite (TL)

Dundasite

Dypingite

Eleonorite

Elyite

Epidote

Epsomite

Ettringite

Euclase

Evansite

Faustite

'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'

Ferrimolybdite

Ferristrunzite (TL)

'Florencite'

Florencite-(Ce)

Fluellite

Fluorapatite

Fluorite

Fougèrite

Fraipontite (TL)

Gahnite

Galena

'Garnet'

Gersdorffite

Gibbsite

Glauconite

Goethite

Gold

var: Palladian Gold

Gonnardite

Goslarite

Goyazite

Graemite

Graphite

Graulichite-(Ce) (TL)

Greenockite

Greigite

Groutite

Gypsum

var: Selenite

Halite

'Halloysite'

Halloysite-10Å (TL)

Halloysite-7Å (TL)

Halotrichite

Hausmannite

Hawleyite

Hematite

var: Martite

Hemimorphite

Hessite

Hetaerolite

Hibonite

Hinsdalite

Hollandite

Hopeite (TL)

'Hornblende'

Hydrocalumite

Hydrocerussite

Hydromagnesite

Hydroniumjarosite

Hydrozincite

Ice

Idaite

Ilmenite

Iron

var: Kamacite

Isocubanite

Jarosite

Kanonaite

Kaolinite

'K Feldspar'

'var: Adularia'

Kintoreite

Koninckite (TL)

Ktenasite

Kutnohorite

Lanarkite

Langite

Laumontite

Lead

Leadhillite

Lechatelierite

Lepidocrocite

'Lepidolite'

Leucoxene

Libethenite

'Limonite'

Linarite

Litharge

Lithiophorite

Mackinawite

Magnetite

Malachite

Malhmoodite

'Manganese Oxides'

Manganite

Marcasite

Mascagnite

'Maskelynite'

Melanterite

'Melnikovite'

Melonite

Meta-autunite

Metatorbernite

Metavoltine

'Meteoritic Iron'

'Mica Group'

Microcline

Millerite

Mimetite

Minium

Minyulite

Mitridatite

Molybdenite

Molybdite

'Monazite'

Monazite-(Ce)

Montanite

Montmorillonite

Muscovite

var: Alurgite

var: Fuchsite

var: Illite

var: Sericite

Nahcolite

Natrojarosite

Natrolite

Nickeline

Nsutite

'Olivine'

Opal

var: Opal-AG

Orthoclase

'Orthopyroxene Subgroup'

Ottrélite (TL)

Paragonite

Parascholzite

Paratellurite

'Petrified Wood'

Pharmacosiderite

Philipsbornite

Phosphosiderite

Piemontite

'Pisolite'

Plumbogummite

Plumbojarosite

Posnjakite

Prehnite

Pseudomalachite

Pumpellyite-(Al) (TL)

Pumpellyite-(Fe2+)

Pyrite

'Pyrobitumen'

Pyrolusite

Pyromorphite

Pyrophyllite

'Pyroxene Group'

Pyrrhotite

Quartz

var: Agate

var: Amethyst

var: Chalcedony

var: Milky Quartz

var: Rock Crystal

var: Rutilated Quartz

var: Smoky Quartz

Rhabdophane-(Ce)

Rhodochrosite

Richellite (TL)

Rockbridgeite

Rosasite

Rozenite

Rutile

var: Sagenite (of Saussure)

Salammoniac

Sauconite

'Saussurite'

'Scapolite'

Scheelite

Scholzite

Schulenbergite

Scorodite

Serpierite

Siderite

var: Zincian Siderite

Sideronatrite

Siegenite

'Silica'

Silver

Simonkolleite

'Smectite Group'

Smithsonite

Spessartine

Sphalerite

var: Schalenblende

Stavelotite-(La) (TL)

Stilbite-Ca

Strengite

'Strickblende'

Strontiomelane

Sudoite

Sulphur

Sursassite

Sylvite

Taenite

Teineite

Tellurium

Tellurobismuthite

Tennantite

Tenorite

Tetradymite

Tetrahedrite

Tiemannite

Titanite

Todorokite

Torbernite

Tosudite

var: Alushtite

var: Lithium Tosudite

'Tourmaline'

Tridymite

Troilite

Turquoise

'UM1995-34-SO:Fe'

'Unnamed (Fe Sulphoxylane)'

'Unnamed (Pb Oxysulphate)'

'Unnamed (Pb Oxysulphate Hydrate)'

'Unnamed (Zn Sulphite)'

Uraninite

Uranosphaerite

Vantasselite (TL)

Variscite

Vashegyite

Viaeneite (TL)

'Viséite'

Vivianite

Volborthite

'Wad'

Wardite

Wavellite

Whitmoreite

Willemite (TL)

Wittichenite

Woodhouseite

Wroewolfeite

Wulfenite

Wurtzite

'Wurtzite-2H'

'Wurtzite-4H'

Xenotime-(Y)

Zaccagnaite

Zeunerite

Zinc

Zincite

Zircon

Zoisite


292 valid minerals. 19 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

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Localities in this Region

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References

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André, L., Hertogen, J., and Deutsch, S. (1986): Ordovician-Silurian magmatic provinces in Belgium and the Caledonian orogeny in middle Europe. Geology: 14: 879-882.
Daltry, V.D.C. & Deliens, M. (1994): The type mineralogy of Belgium. Annales de la Société Géologique de Belgique, 116, 15-28. [http://popups.ulg.ac.be/0037-9395/index.php?id=1842&file=1&pid=1827]
Hatert, F., Deliens, M., Fransolet, A.-M. & van der Meersche, E. (2002): Les minéraux de Belgique. 2ème édition, Muséum des Sciences Naturelles, Bruxelles, Ed., 304 p.
Van der Meersche, E., De Paepe, P. and Stoops, G. (2010): Minerals with Belgian roots - From hopeite (1824) to tazieffite (2009). Academia Press, Ghent, Belgium, 231 pp.
Geonieuws 38 (Special issue "The mineralogy of Belgium") (2013) [http://www.minerant.org/download/mineralsbelgium.pdf]
Neutkens, H. (2014): Calcite from Belgium. A short overview and an interesting new find. The Mineralogical Record 2014 nr 2

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