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Les Molérats Mine, Saint-Prix, Saint-Léger-sous-Beuvray, Saône-et-Loire, Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, Francei
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Les Molérats MineMine
Saint-Prix- not defined -
Saint-Léger-sous-Beuvray- not defined -
Saône-et-LoireDepartment
Bourgogne-Franche-ComtéRegion
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
46° 57' 57'' North , 4° 3' 4'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Köppen climate type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Glux-en-Glenne106 (2016)1.9km
Saint-Prix231 (2016)2.0km
Saint-Léger-sous-Beuvray525 (2016)6.1km
La Grande-Verrière575 (2016)6.8km
Villapourçon536 (2016)7.2km
Other/historical names associated with this locality:
Burgandy; Franche-Comté
Name(s) in local language(s):
Mine des Molérats, Saint-Prix, Saint-Léger-sous-Beuvray , Beuvray, Saône-et-Loire, Bourgogne, France


"At the place called 'Les Molérats' (towards Chanson), there are dumps along a waterway with fluorite, galena, and pyromorphite." [Belot, 1978]

Mineralization age: 275 +/- 80 My (Blanc, 1967).

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


23 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Anglesite
Formula: PbSO4
Reference: ASSELBORN E. (1982) - Mine des Molérats à Saint-Prix, Saône-et-Loire. - Minéraux et Fossiles, 85, pp 15-19
Arsenopyrite
Formula: FeAsS
Reference: ASSELBORN E. (1982) - Mine des Molérats à Saint-Prix, Saône-et-Loire. - Minéraux et Fossiles, 85, pp 15-19
Azurite
Formula: Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Reference: ASSELBORN E. (1982) - Mine des Molérats à Saint-Prix, Saône-et-Loire. - Minéraux et Fossiles, 85, pp 15-19
Baryte
Formula: BaSO4
Reference: ASSELBORN E. (1982) - Mine des Molérats à Saint-Prix, Saône-et-Loire. - Minéraux et Fossiles, 85, pp 15-19
Cerussite
Formula: PbCO3
Reference: ASSELBORN E. (1982) - Mine des Molérats à Saint-Prix, Saône-et-Loire. - Minéraux et Fossiles, 85, pp 15-19
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: ASSELBORN E. (1982) - Mine des Molérats à Saint-Prix, Saône-et-Loire. - Minéraux et Fossiles, 85, pp 15-19
Chrysocolla
Formula: Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Reference: ASSELBORN E. (1982) - Mine des Molérats à Saint-Prix, Saône-et-Loire. - Minéraux et Fossiles, 85, pp 15-19
Fluorite
Formula: CaF2
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.; Asselborn, E. (1982) Mine des Molérats à Saint-Prix, Saône-et-Loire. Minéraux et Fossiles, 85, 15-19.
Galena
Formula: PbS
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.; Asselborn, E. (1982) Mine des Molérats à Saint-Prix, Saône-et-Loire. Minéraux et Fossiles, 85, 15-19.
Hemimorphite
Formula: Zn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
Reference: ASSELBORN E. (1982) - Mine des Molérats à Saint-Prix, Saône-et-Loire. - Minéraux et Fossiles, 85, pp 15-19
Hydrocerussite
Formula: Pb3(CO3)2(OH)2
Reference: PASSAQUI J.-P., DEMAIZIERE J.-F., GOURAULT C., SZULAK L., PERRAUDIN M., DE ASCENCAO GUEDES R. (2007) – Les Molérats (Saône-et-Loire), Le Règne Minéral Hors série XIII, pp.91-96.
Kaolinite
Formula: Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Reference: OLLIC Pascal collection
Leadhillite
Formula: Pb4(CO3)2(SO4)(OH)2
Reference: ASSELBORN E. (1982) - Mine des Molérats à Saint-Prix, Saône-et-Loire. - Minéraux et Fossiles, 85, pp 15-19
Linarite
Formula: PbCu(SO4)(OH)2
Reference: PASSAQUI J.-P., DEMAIZIERE J.-F., GOURAULT C., SZULAK L., PERRAUDIN M., DE ASCENCAO GUEDES R. (2007) – Les Molérats (Saône-et-Loire), Le Règne Minéral Hors série XIII, pp.91-96.
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Reference: ASSELBORN E. (1982) - Mine des Molérats à Saint-Prix, Saône-et-Loire. - Minéraux et Fossiles, 85, pp 15-19
Mimetite
Formula: Pb5(AsO4)3Cl
Reference: ASSELBORN E. (1982) - Mine des Molérats à Saint-Prix, Saône-et-Loire. - Minéraux et Fossiles, 85, pp 15-19
Mimetite var: Prixite
Formula: Pb5(AsO4)3Cl
Reference: No reference listed
Minium
Formula: Pb3O4
Reference: ASSELBORN E. (1982) - Mine des Molérats à Saint-Prix, Saône-et-Loire. - Minéraux et Fossiles, 85, pp 15-19
Plumbotsumite
Formula: Pb13(CO3)6(Si10O27) · 3H2O
Reference: Vincent Bourgoin collection.
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: ASSELBORN E. (1982) - Mine des Molérats à Saint-Prix, Saône-et-Loire. - Minéraux et Fossiles, 85, pp 15-19
Pyromorphite
Formula: Pb5(PO4)3Cl
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.; Asselborn, E. (1982) Mine des Molérats à Saint-Prix, Saône-et-Loire. Minéraux et Fossiles, 85, 15-19.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: ASSELBORN E. (1982) - Mine des Molérats à Saint-Prix, Saône-et-Loire. - Minéraux et Fossiles, 85, pp 15-19
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: ASSELBORN E. (1982) - Mine des Molérats à Saint-Prix, Saône-et-Loire. - Minéraux et Fossiles, 85, pp 15-19
Wulfenite
Formula: Pb(MoO4)
Reference: ASSELBORN E. (1982) - Mine des Molérats à Saint-Prix, Saône-et-Loire. - Minéraux et Fossiles, 85, pp 15-19

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Arsenopyrite2.EB.20FeAsS
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Group 3 - Halides
Fluorite3.AB.25CaF2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Minium4.BD.05Pb3O4
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Azurite5.BA.05Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Cerussite5.AB.15PbCO3
Hydrocerussite5.BE.10Pb3(CO3)2(OH)2
Leadhillite5.BF.40Pb4(CO3)2(SO4)(OH)2
Malachite5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Anglesite7.AD.35PbSO4
Baryte7.AD.35BaSO4
Linarite7.BC.65PbCu(SO4)(OH)2
Wulfenite7.GA.05Pb(MoO4)
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Mimetite8.BN.05Pb5(AsO4)3Cl
var: Prixite8.BN.05Pb5(AsO4)3Cl
Pyromorphite8.BN.05Pb5(PO4)3Cl
Group 9 - Silicates
Chrysocolla9.ED.20Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Hemimorphite9.BD.10Zn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
Kaolinite9.ED.05Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Plumbotsumite9.HH.20Pb13(CO3)6(Si10O27) · 3H2O

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
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
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Minium7.2.8.1Pb3O4
Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX2
Fluorite9.2.1.1CaF2
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Cerussite14.1.3.4PbCO3
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Azurite16a.2.1.1Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Hydrocerussite16a.2.2.1Pb3(CO3)2(OH)2
Malachite16a.3.1.1Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 17 - COMPOUND CARBONATES
Miscellaneous
Leadhillite17.1.2.1Pb4(CO3)2(SO4)(OH)2
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Anglesite28.3.1.3PbSO4
Baryte28.3.1.1BaSO4
Group 30 - ANHYDROUS SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)2(XO4)Zq
Linarite30.2.3.1PbCu(SO4)(OH)2
Group 41 - ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
A5(XO4)3Zq
Mimetite41.8.4.2Pb5(AsO4)3Cl
Pyromorphite41.8.4.1Pb5(PO4)3Cl
Group 48 - ANHYDROUS MOLYBDATES AND TUNGSTATES
AXO4
Wulfenite48.1.3.1Pb(MoO4)
Group 56 - SOROSILICATES Si2O7 Groups, With Additional O, OH, F and H2O
Si2O7 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with cations in [4] coordination
Hemimorphite56.1.2.1Zn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
Group 74 - PHYLLOSILICATES Modulated Layers
Modulated Layers with joined strips
Chrysocolla74.3.2.1Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Group 78 - Unclassified Silicates
Miscellaneous
Plumbotsumite78.1.7.1Pb13(CO3)6(Si10O27) · 3H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Kaolinite-Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Mimetite
var: Prixite
-Pb5(AsO4)3Cl

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H LeadhillitePb4(CO3)2(SO4)(OH)2
H HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
H ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
H AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
H PlumbotsumitePb13(CO3)6(Si10O27) · 3H2O
H HydrocerussitePb3(CO3)2(OH)2
H LinaritePbCu(SO4)(OH)2
H KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
CCarbon
C CerussitePbCO3
C LeadhillitePb4(CO3)2(SO4)(OH)2
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
C AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
C PlumbotsumitePb13(CO3)6(Si10O27) · 3H2O
C HydrocerussitePb3(CO3)2(OH)2
OOxygen
O Mimetite (var: Prixite)Pb5(AsO4)3Cl
O QuartzSiO2
O BaryteBaSO4
O MimetitePb5(AsO4)3Cl
O PyromorphitePb5(PO4)3Cl
O CerussitePbCO3
O AnglesitePbSO4
O LeadhillitePb4(CO3)2(SO4)(OH)2
O WulfenitePb(MoO4)
O MiniumPb3O4
O HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
O ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
O AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
O PlumbotsumitePb13(CO3)6(Si10O27) · 3H2O
O HydrocerussitePb3(CO3)2(OH)2
O LinaritePbCu(SO4)(OH)2
O KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
FFluorine
F FluoriteCaF2
AlAluminium
Al ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Al KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
Si HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
Si ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Si PlumbotsumitePb13(CO3)6(Si10O27) · 3H2O
Si KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
PPhosphorus
P PyromorphitePb5(PO4)3Cl
SSulfur
S BaryteBaSO4
S GalenaPbS
S SphaleriteZnS
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S ArsenopyriteFeAsS
S PyriteFeS2
S AnglesitePbSO4
S LeadhillitePb4(CO3)2(SO4)(OH)2
S LinaritePbCu(SO4)(OH)2
ClChlorine
Cl Mimetite (var: Prixite)Pb5(AsO4)3Cl
Cl MimetitePb5(AsO4)3Cl
Cl PyromorphitePb5(PO4)3Cl
CaCalcium
Ca FluoriteCaF2
FeIron
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe ArsenopyriteFeAsS
Fe PyriteFeS2
CuCopper
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
Cu AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Cu LinaritePbCu(SO4)(OH)2
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
Zn HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
AsArsenic
As Mimetite (var: Prixite)Pb5(AsO4)3Cl
As ArsenopyriteFeAsS
As MimetitePb5(AsO4)3Cl
MoMolybdenum
Mo WulfenitePb(MoO4)
BaBarium
Ba BaryteBaSO4
PbLead
Pb Mimetite (var: Prixite)Pb5(AsO4)3Cl
Pb GalenaPbS
Pb MimetitePb5(AsO4)3Cl
Pb PyromorphitePb5(PO4)3Cl
Pb CerussitePbCO3
Pb AnglesitePbSO4
Pb LeadhillitePb4(CO3)2(SO4)(OH)2
Pb WulfenitePb(MoO4)
Pb MiniumPb3O4
Pb PlumbotsumitePb13(CO3)6(Si10O27) · 3H2O
Pb HydrocerussitePb3(CO3)2(OH)2
Pb LinaritePbCu(SO4)(OH)2

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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Carboniferous
298.9 - 358.9 Ma



ID: 3193234
Paleozoic volcanic and intrusive rocks

Age: Carboniferous (298.9 - 358.9 Ma)

Comments: Massif Central

Lithology: Intermediate-felsic volcanic 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 Carboniferous
298.9 - 323.2 Ma



ID: 3157679
calc-alkaline volcanics

Age: Pennsylvanian (298.9 - 323.2 Ma)

Lithology: Rhyodacite

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

References

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Blanc, Y. (1967) Datation par analyse isotopique du plomb commun: Application à des galènes du Massif Central Français. Doctorate Thesis, Clermont-Ferrand University, xx pp.
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.
Asselborn, E. (1982) Mine des Molérats à Saint-Prix, Saône-et-Loire. Minéraux et Fossiles, 85, 15-19.
Passaqui, J.-P., Demaiziere, J.-F., Gourault, C., Szulak, L., Perraudin, M., and De Ascencao Guedes, R. (2007) Les Molérats (Saône-et-Loire). Le Règne Minéral Hors série XIII, 91-96.


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