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Alès, Gard, Occitanie, Francei
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Alès- not defined -
GardDepartment
OccitanieRegion
FranceCountry

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Neighbouring regions:
Largest Settlements:
PlacePopulation
Alès42,410 (2016)
Saint-Christol-lès-Alès6,113 (2016)
Saint-Martin-de-Valgalgues4,696 (2016)
Saint-Privat-des-Vieux4,496 (2016)
Saint-Hilaire-de-Brethmas3,992 (2016)
Saint-Ambroix3,541 (2016)
Other/historical names associated with this locality:Languedoc-Roussillon


"In the Alès region there exist numerous coal mines as well as small mining operations which have been abandoned because they were not profitable. One could especially find baryte, sphalerite, fluorite, galena, as well as other lead and zinc minerals." [Belot, 1978]

"We would also like to point out that the alluvials of waterways such as the Gardon d'Alès, the Luech, and the Vidourle are reputed to tumble gold-bearing flakes." [Belot, 1978]

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16 valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

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Detailed Mineral List:

Arsenopyrite
Formula: FeAsS
Reference: Belot, Victor R. (1978) Guide des minéraux, coquillages et fossiles: où les trouver en France, comment les reconnaître et les collectionner (Guides Horay). Pierre Horay (Ed.), 224 pp.
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Brearley, A. J. & Jones, R. H. (1998). Chondritic Meteorites. In: Planetary Materials (Papike, J. J., Editor): Chapter 3, 398 pages. Mineralogical Society of America: Washington, DC, USA. (1998)
Chromite
Formula: Fe2+Cr3+2O4
Reference: Paul Ramdohr (1973). The Opaque Minerals in Stony Meteorites. Elsevier Publishing Company: Amsterdam; London: New York. 245 pages.
Copper
Formula: Cu
Reference: Paul Ramdohr (1973). The Opaque Minerals in Stony Meteorites. Elsevier Publishing Company: Amsterdam; London: New York. 245 pages.
Cubanite
Formula: CuFe2S3
Reference: John F. Kerridge, J. Douglas Macdougall & K. Marti (1979). Clues to the origin of sulfide minerals in CI chondrites. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, Volume 43, #3, 359–367. (June 1979).
Dolomite
Formula: CaMg(CO3)2
Reference: Magnus Endreß & Adolf Bischoff (1996). Carbonates in CI chondrites: Clues to parent body evolution. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta Volume 60, #3, 489–507. (February 1996).
'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'
Reference: JJ. Douglas MacDougall & John Kerridge (1976). Unusual anhydrous mineral assemblage in the Alais (C1) meteorite. Meteoritics, Vol. 11, p.326-327.
Forsterite
Formula: Mg2SiO4
Reference: JJ. Douglas MacDougall & John Kerridge (1976). Unusual anhydrous mineral assemblage in the Alais (C1) meteorite. Meteoritics, Vol. 11, p.326-327.
Gold
Formula: Au
Reference: Belot, Victor R. (1978) Guide des minéraux, coquillages et fossiles: où les trouver en France, comment les reconnaître et les collectionner (Guides Horay). Pierre Horay (Ed.), 224 pp.
Iron
Formula: Fe
Reference: Paul Ramdohr (1973). The Opaque Minerals in Stony Meteorites. Elsevier Publishing Company: Amsterdam; London: New York. 245 pages.
Iron var: Kamacite
Formula: (Fe,Ni)
Reference: Paul Ramdohr (1973). The Opaque Minerals in Stony Meteorites. Elsevier Publishing Company: Amsterdam; London: New York. 245 pages.
Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Reference: Paul Ramdohr (1973). The Opaque Minerals in Stony Meteorites. Elsevier Publishing Company: Amsterdam; London: New York. 245 pages.
Pentlandite
Formula: (FexNiy)Σ9S8
Reference: Paul Ramdohr (1973). The Opaque Minerals in Stony Meteorites. Elsevier Publishing Company: Amsterdam; London: New York. 245 pages.
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Belot, Victor R. (1978) Guide des minéraux, coquillages et fossiles: où les trouver en France, comment les reconnaître et les collectionner (Guides Horay). Pierre Horay (Ed.), 224 pp.
'Pyroxene Group'
Reference: JJ. Douglas MacDougall & John Kerridge (1976). Unusual anhydrous mineral assemblage in the Alais (C1) meteorite. Meteoritics, Vol. 11, p.326-327.
Pyrrhotite
Formula: Fe7S8
Reference: John F. Kerridge, J. Douglas Macdougall & K. Marti (1979). Clues to the origin of sulfide minerals in CI chondrites. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, Volume 43, #3, 359–367. (June 1979).
Schreibersite
Formula: (Fe,Ni)3P
Reference: Paul Ramdohr (1973). The Opaque Minerals in Stony Meteorites. Elsevier Publishing Company: Amsterdam; London: New York. 245 pages.
Troilite
Formula: FeS
Reference: Paul Ramdohr (1973). The Opaque Minerals in Stony Meteorites. Elsevier Publishing Company: Amsterdam; London: New York. 245 pages.
Zircon
Formula: Zr(SiO4)
Reference: JJ. Douglas MacDougall & John Kerridge (1976). Unusual anhydrous mineral assemblage in the Alais (C1) meteorite. Meteoritics, Vol. 11, p.326-327.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Copper1.AA.05Cu
Gold1.AA.05Au
Iron1.AE.05Fe
var: Kamacite1.AE.05(Fe,Ni)
Schreibersite1.BD.05(Fe,Ni)3P
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Arsenopyrite2.EB.20FeAsS
Cubanite2.CB.55aCuFe2S3
Pentlandite2.BB.15(FexNiy)Σ9S8
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Pyrrhotite2.CC.10Fe7S8
Troilite2.CC.10FeS
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Chromite4.BB.05Fe2+Cr3+2O4
Magnetite4.BB.05Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Dolomite5.AB.10CaMg(CO3)2
Group 9 - Silicates
Forsterite9.AC.05Mg2SiO4
Zircon9.AD.30Zr(SiO4)
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'-
'Pyroxene Group'-

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
Gold1.1.1.1Au
Iron
var: Kamacite
1.1.11.1(Fe,Ni)
Schreibersite1.1.21.2(Fe,Ni)3P
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 9:8
Pentlandite2.7.1.1(FexNiy)Σ9S8
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Pyrrhotite2.8.10.1Fe7S8
Troilite2.8.9.1FeS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Cubanite2.9.13.1CuFe2S3
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Arsenopyrite2.12.4.1FeAsS
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Chromite7.2.3.3Fe2+Cr3+2O4
Magnetite7.2.2.3Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
AB(XO3)2
Dolomite14.2.1.1CaMg(CO3)2
Group 51 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups Only
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with all cations in octahedral [6] coordination
Forsterite51.3.1.2Mg2SiO4
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in >[6] coordination
Zircon51.5.2.1Zr(SiO4)
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'-
Iron-Fe
'Pyroxene Group'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
C DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
OOxygen
O CalciteCaCO3
O ChromiteFe2+Cr23+O4
O MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
O ForsteriteMg2SiO4
O ZirconZr(SiO4)
O DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
MgMagnesium
Mg ForsteriteMg2SiO4
Mg DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
SiSilicon
Si ForsteriteMg2SiO4
Si ZirconZr(SiO4)
PPhosphorus
P Schreibersite(Fe,Ni)3P
SSulfur
S Pentlandite(FexNiy)Σ9S8
S TroiliteFeS
S PyrrhotiteFe7S8
S CubaniteCuFe2S3
S ArsenopyriteFeAsS
S PyriteFeS2
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
CrChromium
Cr ChromiteFe2+Cr23+O4
FeIron
Fe ChromiteFe2+Cr23+O4
Fe Iron (var: Kamacite)(Fe,Ni)
Fe MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
Fe Pentlandite(FexNiy)Σ9S8
Fe Schreibersite(Fe,Ni)3P
Fe TroiliteFeS
Fe PyrrhotiteFe7S8
Fe CubaniteCuFe2S3
Fe IronFe
Fe ArsenopyriteFeAsS
Fe PyriteFeS2
NiNickel
Ni Iron (var: Kamacite)(Fe,Ni)
Ni Pentlandite(FexNiy)Σ9S8
Ni Schreibersite(Fe,Ni)3P
CuCopper
Cu CopperCu
Cu CubaniteCuFe2S3
AsArsenic
As ArsenopyriteFeAsS
ZrZirconium
Zr ZirconZr(SiO4)
AuGold
Au GoldAu

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Belot, Victor R. (1978) Guide des minéraux, coquillages et fossiles: où les trouver en France, comment les reconnaître et les collectionner (Guides Horay). Pierre Horay (Ed.), 224 pp.

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