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La Chauvetane, La Chapelle-en-Valgaudemar (La Chapelle-en-Valgaudémar), Hautes-Alpes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, Francei
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La Chauvetane- not defined -
La Chapelle-en-Valgaudemar (La Chapelle-en-Valgaudémar)- not defined -
Hautes-AlpesDepartment
Provence-Alpes-Côte d'AzurRegion
FranceCountry

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Name(s) in local language(s):Mine de la Chauvetane, La Chapelle-en-Valgaudemar (La Chapelle-en-Valgaudémar), Hautes-Alpes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 44° 50' 40'' North , 6° 18' 10'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 44.84472,6.30278
GeoHash:G#: spurp7tx3
Köppen climate type:Cfc : Subpolar oceanic climate
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
La Chapelle-en-Valgaudémar141 (2016)8.7km
Champoléon122 (2016)13.5km
Vallouise694 (2017)14.2km
Puy-Saint-Vincent287 (2016)14.2km
Saint-Maurice-en-Valgodemard158 (2016)16.9km


"At the 'Crête de la Chauvetane' [Chauvetane ridge] there are old galleries and dumps with bournonite, calcite, chalcopyrite, galena, hematite, jamesonite, pyrargyrite, pyrite, pyrrhotite, and sphalerite." [Belot, 1978]

Prospects on lead ore with several galleries.

Actually inside of Les Ecrins National Parc where collecting is forbidden.

Regions containing this locality

Eurasian PlateTectonic Plate
EuropeContinent
The Alps, EuropeMountain Range

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


15 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Bournonite
Formula: PbCuSbS3
Reference: Pierrot, R., Picot, P., and Poulain, P.A. (1972) Inventaire Minéralogique de la France, N° 5, Hautes-Alpes. BRGM.; 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: Pierrot, R., Picot, P., and Poulain, P.A. (1972) Inventaire Minéralogique de la France, N° 5, Hautes-Alpes. BRGM.; 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.
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: Pierrot, R., Picot, P., and Poulain, P.A. (1972) Inventaire Minéralogique de la France, N° 5, Hautes-Alpes. BRGM.; 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.
Freieslebenite
Formula: AgPbSbS3
Reference: R. Pierrot, P. Picot, P.A. Poulain, "Inventaire Minéralogique de la France : Hautes-Alpes", BRGM, 1972
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: Pierrot, R., Picot, P., and Poulain, P.A. (1972) Inventaire Minéralogique de la France, N° 5, Hautes-Alpes. BRGM.; 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.
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Reference: Pierrot, R., Picot, P., and Poulain, P.A. (1972) Inventaire Minéralogique de la France, N° 5, Hautes-Alpes. BRGM.; 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.
Jamesonite
Formula: Pb4FeSb6S14
Reference: Pierrot, R., Picot, P., and Poulain, P.A. (1972) Inventaire Minéralogique de la France, N° 5, Hautes-Alpes. BRGM.; 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.
Polybasite
Formula: [(Ag,Cu)6(Sb,As)2S7][Ag9CuS4]
Reference: R. Pierrot, P. Picot, P.A. Poulain, "Inventaire Minéralogique de la France : Hautes-Alpes", BRGM, 1972
Pyrargyrite
Formula: Ag3SbS3
Reference: Pierrot, R., Picot, P., and Poulain, P.A. (1972) Inventaire Minéralogique de la France, N° 5, Hautes-Alpes. BRGM.; 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.
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Pierrot, R., Picot, P., and Poulain, P.A. (1972) Inventaire Minéralogique de la France, N° 5, Hautes-Alpes. BRGM.; 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.
Pyrrhotite
Formula: Fe7S8
Reference: Pierrot, R., Picot, P., and Poulain, P.A. (1972) Inventaire Minéralogique de la France, N° 5, Hautes-Alpes. BRGM.; 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.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: R. Pierrot, P. Picot, P.A. Poulain, "Inventaire Minéralogique de la France : Hautes-Alpes", BRGM, 1972
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: Pierrot, R., Picot, P., and Poulain, P.A. (1972) Inventaire Minéralogique de la France, N° 5, Hautes-Alpes. BRGM.; 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.
Tetrahedrite
Formula: Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Reference: R. Pierrot, P. Picot, P.A. Poulain, "Inventaire Minéralogique de la France : Hautes-Alpes", BRGM, 1972
Xanthoconite
Formula: Ag3AsS3
Reference: R. Pierrot, P. Picot, P.A. Poulain, "Inventaire Minéralogique de la France : Hautes-Alpes", BRGM, 1972

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Bournonite2.GA.50PbCuSbS3
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Freieslebenite2.JB.15AgPbSbS3
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Jamesonite2.HB.15Pb4FeSb6S14
Polybasite2.GB.15[(Ag,Cu)6(Sb,As)2S7][Ag9CuS4]
Pyrargyrite2.GA.05Ag3SbS3
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Pyrrhotite2.CC.10Fe7S8
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Tetrahedrite2.GB.05Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Xanthoconite2.GA.10Ag3AsS3
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Hematite4.CB.05Fe2O3
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
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
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 3 - SULFOSALTS
ø > 4
Polybasite3.1.7.2[(Ag,Cu)6(Sb,As)2S7][Ag9CuS4]
3 <ø < 4
Tetrahedrite3.3.6.1Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
ø = 3
Bournonite3.4.3.2PbCuSbS3
Freieslebenite3.4.6.2AgPbSbS3
Pyrargyrite3.4.1.2Ag3SbS3
Xanthoconite3.4.2.1Ag3AsS3
2 < ø < 2.49
Jamesonite3.6.7.1Pb4FeSb6S14
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2

List of minerals for each chemical element

CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
OOxygen
O HematiteFe2O3
O QuartzSiO2
O CalciteCaCO3
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
SSulfur
S SphaleriteZnS
S BournonitePbCuSbS3
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S FreieslebeniteAgPbSbS3
S GalenaPbS
S JamesonitePb4FeSb6S14
S Polybasite[(Ag,Cu)6(Sb,As)2S7][Ag9CuS4]
S PyrrhotiteFe7S8
S TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
S XanthoconiteAg3AsS3
S PyrargyriteAg3SbS3
S PyriteFeS2
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
FeIron
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe HematiteFe2O3
Fe JamesonitePb4FeSb6S14
Fe PyrrhotiteFe7S8
Fe TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Fe PyriteFeS2
CuCopper
Cu BournonitePbCuSbS3
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu Polybasite[(Ag,Cu)6(Sb,As)2S7][Ag9CuS4]
Cu TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
Zn TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
AsArsenic
As Polybasite[(Ag,Cu)6(Sb,As)2S7][Ag9CuS4]
As XanthoconiteAg3AsS3
AgSilver
Ag FreieslebeniteAgPbSbS3
Ag Polybasite[(Ag,Cu)6(Sb,As)2S7][Ag9CuS4]
Ag XanthoconiteAg3AsS3
Ag PyrargyriteAg3SbS3
SbAntimony
Sb BournonitePbCuSbS3
Sb FreieslebeniteAgPbSbS3
Sb JamesonitePb4FeSb6S14
Sb Polybasite[(Ag,Cu)6(Sb,As)2S7][Ag9CuS4]
Sb TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Sb PyrargyriteAg3SbS3
PbLead
Pb BournonitePbCuSbS3
Pb FreieslebeniteAgPbSbS3
Pb GalenaPbS
Pb JamesonitePb4FeSb6S14

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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Jurassic
145 - 201.3 Ma



ID: 3185222
Mesozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Jurassic (145 - 201.3 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]

Paleozoic - Proterozoic
251.902 - 2500 Ma



ID: 3155261
Proterozoic gneiss

Age: to Triassic (251.902 - 2500 Ma)

Description: undifferentiated metamorphic

Lithology: Gneiss

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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Pierrot, R., Picot, P., and Poulain, P.A. (1972) Inventaire Minéralogique de la France, N° 5: Hautes-Alpes. Editions du BRGM, 184 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.


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