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Côte d'Abot, Saint-Saturnin, Puy-de-Dôme, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, Francei
Regional Level Types
Côte d'AbotDeposit
Saint-SaturninCommune
Puy-de-DômeDepartment
Auvergne-Rhône-AlpesRegion
FranceCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
45° 38' 21'' North , 3° 5' 3'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Köppen climate type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Saint-Sandoux633 (2016)1.8km
Saint-Saturnin1,079 (2016)2.3km
Olloix235 (2016)3.4km
Ludesse365 (2016)3.8km
Saint-Amant-Tallende1,781 (2016)3.8km
Other/historical names associated with this locality:
Auvergne; Rhône-Alpes
Other Languages:
French:
Côte d'Abot, Saint-Saturnin, Puy-de-Dôme, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France


Baryte deposit due to post-Oligocene thermal spring activity.
Located west of Saint-Sandoux, northeast of Olloix and south of Saint-Saturnin. On labels, the locality is often attributed to one of the former villages.

How to get there: "(Coming from Saint-Amant-Tallende). Take the N9 from Clermont to the aforementioned locality and turn right on the D213. The old Côte d'Abot workings are located on the right side of the D119 after the intersection with the D28. Honey-coloured baryte in good, sometimes twinned crystals." (Belot, 1978).

NOTE: The site is a private property and the owner doesn't give any access as he exploits the vein a few weeks each year.
There are a lot of 'Propriété Privée - Entrée Interdite' (private property - access not authorized) signs all around the site.

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


1 valid mineral.

Detailed Mineral List:

Baryte
Formula: BaSO4
Habit: Tabular prism
Colour: Brown, honey yellow
Description: Floating coffin-shaped crystals, up to 15 centimeters.
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.; Merchandier, Y. and Galvier, J. (1996) La barytine miel de la Côte d'Abot, St-Saturnin, Puy-de-Dôme. Le Règne Minéral, n° spécial, 38-43.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Baryte7.AD.35BaSO4

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Baryte28.3.1.1BaSO4

List of minerals for each chemical element

OOxygen
O BaryteBaSO4
SSulfur
S BaryteBaSO4
BaBarium
Ba BaryteBaSO4

References

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Year (asc) Year (desc) Author (A-Z) Author (Z-A)
Archives départementales du Puy-de-Dôme - Report SGN/GMX/GIT 601 (1979)
Perichaud, J.-J. (1986) Où trouver les minéraux d'Auvergne, vol. 1.
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.
Merchandier, Y. and Galvier, J. (1996) La barytine miel de la Côte d'Abot, St-Saturnin, Puy-de-Dôme. Le Règne Minéral, n° spécial, 38-43.

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