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Mas Rouge, Les Baux-de-Provence, Bouches-du-Rhône, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 43° 43' 52'' North , 4° 49' 56'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 43.73137,4.83224
GeoHash:G#: spg2vcn9x
Köppen climate type:Csa : Hot-summer Mediterranean climate


Bauxite was discovered in 1821. Mining ceased in 1991.
Presence of small hexagonal crystals of gibbsite.
Actually flooded, the adits are not accessible and the site is told as dangerous.
Others quarries/mines were exploited in the near Val d'Enfer (Enfer valley); the most closed about on 1935. The "Carrieres de Lumiers", near Le Baux was turned in an underground museum site, where multimedia reproductions of famous artistic works are projected onto the rock walls.

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

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8 valid minerals. 1 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

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Detailed Mineral List:

'Bauxite'
Reference: S. Caillère and Th. Pobeguin : "Quelques Aspects Microscopiques de la Gibbsite dans les Bauxites du Mas Rouge (Région des Baux)", Bull. Soc. Fr. Minéral. Cristallogr., 1967, XC, N°3, 414-416
Böhmite (TL)
Formula: AlO(OH)
Reference: S. Caillère and Th. Pobeguin : "Quelques Aspects Microscopiques de la Gibbsite dans les Bauxites du Mas Rouge (Région des Baux)", Bull. Soc. Fr. Minéral. Cristallogr., 1967, XC, N°3, 414-416
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: S. Caillère and Th. Pobeguin : "Quelques Aspects Microscopiques de la Gibbsite dans les Bauxites du Mas Rouge (Région des Baux)", Bull. Soc. Fr. Minéral. Cristallogr., 1967, XC, N°3, 414-416
Diaspore
Formula: AlO(OH)
Reference: S. Caillère and Th. Pobeguin : "Quelques Aspects Microscopiques de la Gibbsite dans les Bauxites du Mas Rouge (Région des Baux)", Bull. Soc. Fr. Minéral. Cristallogr., 1967, XC, N°3, 414-416
Gibbsite
Formula: Al(OH)3
Description: Small hexagonal lamellar crystals
Reference: S. Caillère and Th. Pobeguin : "Quelques Aspects Microscopiques de la Gibbsite dans les Bauxites du Mas Rouge (Région des Baux)", Bull. Soc. Fr. Minéral. Cristallogr., 1967, XC, N°3, 414-416
Goethite
Formula: α-Fe3+O(OH)
Reference: S. Caillère and Th. Pobeguin : "Quelques Aspects Microscopiques de la Gibbsite dans les Bauxites du Mas Rouge (Région des Baux)", Bull. Soc. Fr. Minéral. Cristallogr., 1967, XC, N°3, 414-416
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Reference: S. Caillère and Th. Pobeguin : "Quelques Aspects Microscopiques de la Gibbsite dans les Bauxites du Mas Rouge (Région des Baux)", Bull. Soc. Fr. Minéral. Cristallogr., 1967, XC, N°3, 414-416
Kaolinite
Formula: Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Reference: S. Caillère and Th. Pobeguin : "Quelques Aspects Microscopiques de la Gibbsite dans les Bauxites du Mas Rouge (Région des Baux)", Bull. Soc. Fr. Minéral. Cristallogr., 1967, XC, N°3, 414-416
Rutile
Formula: TiO2
Reference: S. Caillère and Th. Pobeguin : "Quelques Aspects Microscopiques de la Gibbsite dans les Bauxites du Mas Rouge (Région des Baux)", Bull. Soc. Fr. Minéral. Cristallogr., 1967, XC, N°3, 414-416

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
'Böhmite' (TL)4.FE.15AlO(OH)
'Diaspore'4.FD.10AlO(OH)
'Gibbsite'4.FE.10Al(OH)3
'Goethite'4.00.α-Fe3+O(OH)
'Hematite'4.CB.05Fe2O3
'Rutile'4.DB.05TiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
'Calcite'5.AB.05CaCO3
Group 9 - Silicates
'Kaolinite'9.ED.05Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Bauxite'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
AX2
Rutile4.4.1.1TiO2
Group 6 - HYDROXIDES AND OXIDES CONTAINING HYDROXYL
XO(OH)
Böhmite (TL)6.1.2.1AlO(OH)
Diaspore6.1.1.1AlO(OH)
Goethite6.1.1.2α-Fe3+O(OH)
X(OH)3
Gibbsite6.3.1.1Al(OH)3
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Bauxite'-
Kaolinite-Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H BöhmiteAlO(OH)
H DiasporeAlO(OH)
H GibbsiteAl(OH)3
H Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
H KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
OOxygen
O BöhmiteAlO(OH)
O CalciteCaCO3
O DiasporeAlO(OH)
O GibbsiteAl(OH)3
O Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
O HematiteFe2O3
O KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
O RutileTiO2
AlAluminium
Al BöhmiteAlO(OH)
Al DiasporeAlO(OH)
Al GibbsiteAl(OH)3
Al KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
SiSilicon
Si KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
TiTitanium
Ti RutileTiO2
FeIron
Fe Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
Fe HematiteFe2O3

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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Paleogene
23.03 - 66 Ma



ID: 3186272
Cenozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Paleogene (23.03 - 66 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 Cretaceous
66 - 100.5 Ma



ID: 3140092
detrital and biogenic deposit

Age: Late Cretaceous (66 - 100.5 Ma)

Lithology: Major:{limestone}, Minor{sandstone,siltstone,marl}

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


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