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Las Costes Mine, Alban - Le Fraysse area, Tarn, Occitanie, Francei
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Las Costes MineMine
Alban - Le Fraysse areaArea
TarnDepartment
OccitanieRegion
FranceCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
43° 54' 10'' North , 2° 25' 29'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Köppen climate type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Le Fraysse394 (2016)0.7km
Alban928 (2016)3.4km
Saint-André115 (2016)4.5km
Paulinet595 (2016)6.0km
Ambialet448 (2016)6.1km
Other/historical names associated with this locality:
Midi-Pyrénées


Old iron mine.
The main vein, oriented N 85° E, was already worked during the Middle-Age.
From the XIXth Century to 1937, the mine knew its bigger activity.
4 levels of galleries, 140m depth and 1 000m long.

Regions containing this locality

Eurasian PlateTectonic Plate
EuropeContinent

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


28 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Anatase
Formula: TiO2
Reference: Rémy Pauvert secimen
'Apatite'
Formula: Ca5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
Reference: Rémy Pauvert secimen
Arsenopyrite
Formula: FeAsS
Reference: - PIERROT, R., PICOT, P., FORTUNE, J.-P. & TOLLON, F., (1976) - Inventaire minéralogique de la France n°6 - Tarn, Editions du BRGM, 47.
Azurite
Formula: Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Reference: - PIERROT, R., PICOT, P., FORTUNE, J.-P. & TOLLON, F., (1976) - Inventaire minéralogique de la France n°6 - Tarn, Editions du BRGM, 47.
Baryte
Formula: BaSO4
Reference: - PIERROT, R., PICOT, P., FORTUNE, J.-P. & TOLLON, F., (1976) - Inventaire minéralogique de la France n°6 - Tarn, Editions du BRGM, 47.
Chalcocite
Formula: Cu2S
Reference: - PIERROT, R., PICOT, P., FORTUNE, J.-P. & TOLLON, F., (1976) - Inventaire minéralogique de la France n°6 - Tarn, Editions du BRGM, 47.
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: - PIERROT, R., PICOT, P., FORTUNE, J.-P. & TOLLON, F., (1976) - Inventaire minéralogique de la France n°6 - Tarn, Editions du BRGM, 47.
Copper
Formula: Cu
Reference: LACROIX A: Mineralogie de la France et de ses territoires d'outre-mer 1963 Tome V p 169
Covellite
Formula: CuS
Reference: - PIERROT, R., PICOT, P., FORTUNE, J.-P. & TOLLON, F., (1976) - Inventaire minéralogique de la France n°6 - Tarn, Editions du BRGM, 47.
Cryptomelane
Formula: K(Mn4+7Mn3+)O16
Reference: - PIERROT, R., PICOT, P., FORTUNE, J.-P. & TOLLON, F., (1976) - Inventaire minéralogique de la France n°6 - Tarn, Editions du BRGM, 47.
Cuprite
Formula: Cu2O
Reference: LACROIX A: Mineralogie de la France et de ses territoires d'outre-mer 1963 Tome V p 169
Digenite
Formula: Cu9S5
Reference: - PIERROT, R., PICOT, P., FORTUNE, J.-P. & TOLLON, F., (1976) - Inventaire minéralogique de la France n°6 - Tarn, Editions du BRGM, 47.
Fluorite
Formula: CaF2
Reference: - PIERROT, R., PICOT, P., FORTUNE, J.-P. & TOLLON, F., (1976) - Inventaire minéralogique de la France n°6 - Tarn, Editions du BRGM, 47.
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: - PIERROT, R., PICOT, P., FORTUNE, J.-P. & TOLLON, F., (1976) - Inventaire minéralogique de la France n°6 - Tarn, Editions du BRGM, 47.
Goethite
Formula: α-Fe3+O(OH)
Reference: - PIERROT, R., PICOT, P., FORTUNE, J.-P. & TOLLON, F., (1976) - Inventaire minéralogique de la France n°6 - Tarn, Editions du BRGM, 47.
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Reference: - PIERROT, R., PICOT, P., FORTUNE, J.-P. & TOLLON, F., (1976) - Inventaire minéralogique de la France n°6 - Tarn, Editions du BRGM, 47.
'Limonite'
Formula: (Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Reference: - PIERROT, R., PICOT, P., FORTUNE, J.-P. & TOLLON, F., (1976) - Inventaire minéralogique de la France n°6 - Tarn, Editions du BRGM, 47.
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Reference: - PIERROT, R., PICOT, P., FORTUNE, J.-P. & TOLLON, F., (1976) - Inventaire minéralogique de la France n°6 - Tarn, Editions du BRGM, 47. ; LACROIX A: Mineralogie de la France et de ses territoires d'outre-mer 1963 Tome V p 169
Manganite
Formula: Mn3+O(OH)
Reference: LACROIX A: Mineralogie de la France et de ses territoires d'outre-mer 1963 Tome V p 169
Marcasite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: - PIERROT, R., PICOT, P., FORTUNE, J.-P. & TOLLON, F., (1976) - Inventaire minéralogique de la France n°6 - Tarn, Editions du BRGM, 47.
Pseudomalachite
Formula: Cu5(PO4)2(OH)4
Reference: Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II: 800.
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: - PIERROT, R., PICOT, P., FORTUNE, J.-P. & TOLLON, F., (1976) - Inventaire minéralogique de la France n°6 - Tarn, Editions du BRGM, 47.
Pyrolusite
Formula: Mn4+O2
Reference: - PIERROT, R., PICOT, P., FORTUNE, J.-P. & TOLLON, F., (1976) - Inventaire minéralogique de la France n°6 - Tarn, Editions du BRGM, 47.
Pyrrhotite
Formula: Fe7S8
Reference: - PIERROT, R., PICOT, P., FORTUNE, J.-P. & TOLLON, F., (1976) - Inventaire minéralogique de la France n°6 - Tarn, Editions du BRGM, 47.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: - PIERROT, R., PICOT, P., FORTUNE, J.-P. & TOLLON, F., (1976) - Inventaire minéralogique de la France n°6 - Tarn, Editions du BRGM, 47.
Ranciéite
Formula: (Ca,Mn2+)0.2(Mn4+,Mn3+)O2 · 0.6H2O
Reference: - PIERROT, R., PICOT, P., FORTUNE, J.-P. & TOLLON, F., (1976) - Inventaire minéralogique de la France n°6 - Tarn, Editions du BRGM, 47.
Rutile
Formula: TiO2
Reference: - PIERROT, R., PICOT, P., FORTUNE, J.-P. & TOLLON, F., (1976) - Inventaire minéralogique de la France n°6 - Tarn, Editions du BRGM, 47.
Siderite
Formula: FeCO3
Reference: - PIERROT, R., PICOT, P., FORTUNE, J.-P. & TOLLON, F., (1976) - Inventaire minéralogique de la France n°6 - Tarn, Editions du BRGM, 47.
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: - PIERROT, R., PICOT, P., FORTUNE, J.-P. & TOLLON, F., (1976) - Inventaire minéralogique de la France n°6 - Tarn, Editions du BRGM, 47.
'Turgite'
Reference: LACROIX A: Mineralogie de la France et de ses territoires d'outre-mer 1963 Tome V p 169
'Wad'
Reference: - PIERROT, R., PICOT, P., FORTUNE, J.-P. & TOLLON, F., (1976) - Inventaire minéralogique de la France n°6 - Tarn, Editions du BRGM, 47.
Zircon
Formula: Zr(SiO4)
Reference: - PIERROT, R., PICOT, P., FORTUNE, J.-P. & TOLLON, F., (1976) - Inventaire minéralogique de la France n°6 - Tarn, Editions du BRGM, 47.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Copper1.AA.05Cu
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Arsenopyrite2.EB.20FeAsS
Chalcocite2.BA.05Cu2S
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Covellite2.CA.05aCuS
Digenite2.BA.10Cu9S5
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Marcasite2.EB.10aFeS2
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Pyrrhotite2.CC.10Fe7S8
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Group 3 - Halides
Fluorite3.AB.25CaF2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Anatase4.DD.05TiO2
Cryptomelane4.DK.05aK(Mn4+7Mn3+)O16
Cuprite4.AA.10Cu2O
Goethite4.00.α-Fe3+O(OH)
Hematite4.CB.05Fe2O3
Manganite4.FD.15Mn3+O(OH)
Pyrolusite4.DB.05Mn4+O2
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Ranciéite4.FL.40(Ca,Mn2+)0.2(Mn4+,Mn3+)O2 · 0.6H2O
Rutile4.DB.05TiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Azurite5.BA.05Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Malachite5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Siderite5.AB.05FeCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Baryte7.AD.35BaSO4
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Pseudomalachite8.BD.05Cu5(PO4)2(OH)4
Group 9 - Silicates
Zircon9.AD.30Zr(SiO4)
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Apatite'-Ca5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
'Turgite'-
'Wad'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Metals, other than the Platinum Group
Copper1.1.1.3Cu
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:1
Chalcocite2.4.7.1Cu2S
Digenite2.4.7.3Cu9S5
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Covellite2.8.12.1CuS
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
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
Arsenopyrite2.12.4.1FeAsS
Marcasite2.12.2.1FeS2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X
Cuprite4.1.1.1Cu2O
A2X3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
AX2
Anatase4.4.4.1TiO2
Pyrolusite4.4.1.4Mn4+O2
Rutile4.4.1.1TiO2
Group 6 - HYDROXIDES AND OXIDES CONTAINING HYDROXYL
XO(OH)
Goethite6.1.1.2α-Fe3+O(OH)
Manganite6.1.3.1Mn3+O(OH)
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB8X16
Cryptomelane7.9.1.2K(Mn4+7Mn3+)O16
AB4X9
Ranciéite7.10.1.1(Ca,Mn2+)0.2(Mn4+,Mn3+)O2 · 0.6H2O
Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX2
Fluorite9.2.1.1CaF2
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Siderite14.1.1.3FeCO3
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Azurite16a.2.1.1Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Malachite16a.3.1.1Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Baryte28.3.1.1BaSO4
Group 41 - ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)5(XO4)2Zq
Pseudomalachite41.4.3.1Cu5(PO4)2(OH)4
Group 51 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups Only
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in >[6] coordination
Zircon51.5.2.1Zr(SiO4)
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Apatite'-Ca5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
'Turgite'-
'Wad'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H PseudomalachiteCu5(PO4)2(OH)4
H ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
H AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
H Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
H Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
H Ranciéite(Ca,Mn2+)0.2(Mn4+,Mn3+)O2 · 0.6H2O
H ManganiteMn3+O(OH)
CCarbon
C AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
C SideriteFeCO3
OOxygen
O PseudomalachiteCu5(PO4)2(OH)4
O BaryteBaSO4
O ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
O AnataseTiO2
O AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
O CryptomelaneK(Mn74+Mn3+)O16
O Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
O HematiteFe2O3
O Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
O PyrolusiteMn4+O2
O QuartzSiO2
O Ranciéite(Ca,Mn2+)0.2(Mn4+,Mn3+)O2 · 0.6H2O
O RutileTiO2
O SideriteFeCO3
O ZirconZr(SiO4)
O CupriteCu2O
O ManganiteMn3+O(OH)
FFluorine
F ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
F FluoriteCaF2
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
Si ZirconZr(SiO4)
PPhosphorus
P PseudomalachiteCu5(PO4)2(OH)4
P ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
SSulfur
S BaryteBaSO4
S SphaleriteZnS
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S ChalcociteCu2S
S CovelliteCuS
S DigeniteCu9S5
S GalenaPbS
S MarcasiteFeS2
S ArsenopyriteFeAsS
S PyriteFeS2
S PyrrhotiteFe7S8
ClChlorine
Cl ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
KPotassium
K CryptomelaneK(Mn74+Mn3+)O16
CaCalcium
Ca ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
Ca FluoriteCaF2
Ca Ranciéite(Ca,Mn2+)0.2(Mn4+,Mn3+)O2 · 0.6H2O
TiTitanium
Ti AnataseTiO2
Ti RutileTiO2
MnManganese
Mn CryptomelaneK(Mn74+Mn3+)O16
Mn PyrolusiteMn4+O2
Mn Ranciéite(Ca,Mn2+)0.2(Mn4+,Mn3+)O2 · 0.6H2O
Mn ManganiteMn3+O(OH)
FeIron
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
Fe HematiteFe2O3
Fe Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Fe MarcasiteFeS2
Fe ArsenopyriteFeAsS
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe PyrrhotiteFe7S8
Fe SideriteFeCO3
CuCopper
Cu PseudomalachiteCu5(PO4)2(OH)4
Cu AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu ChalcociteCu2S
Cu CovelliteCuS
Cu DigeniteCu9S5
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
Cu CopperCu
Cu CupriteCu2O
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
AsArsenic
As ArsenopyriteFeAsS
ZrZirconium
Zr ZirconZr(SiO4)
BaBarium
Ba BaryteBaSO4
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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Early Ordovician
470 - 485.4 Ma



ID: 3155598
detrital deposit

Age: Early Ordovician (470 - 485.4 Ma)

Description: low grade metamorphic

Lithology: Quartzite

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]

Neoproterozoic
541 - 1000 Ma



ID: 3188144
Neoproterozoic crystalline metamorphic rocks

Age: Neoproterozoic (541 - 1000 Ma)

Comments: Massif Central

Lithology: Crystalline metamorphic 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]

Data and map coding provided by Macrostrat.org, used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License

References

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- Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II: 800.
- Pierrot, R., Picot, P., Fortuné, J.-P. & Tollon, F.(1976): Inventaire minéralogique de la France n°6 - Tarn, Editions du BRGM, 47.


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