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Montgros Mine, Pinols, Pinols, Haute-Loire, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, Francei
Regional Level Types
Montgros MineMine
Pinols- not defined -
Pinols- not defined -
Haute-LoireDepartment
Auvergne-Rhône-AlpesRegion
FranceCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
45° North , 3° East (est.)
Estimate based on other nearby localities or region boundaries.
Margin of Error:
~61km
Locality type:
Köppen climate type:
Other/historical names associated with this locality:
Auvergne; Rhône-Alpes
Name(s) in local language(s):
Mine de Montgros, Pinols, Pinols, Haute-Loire, Auvergne, France


Ancient lead and zinc mine (mined between 1899 and 1912), located 4 km S of Pinols and around 11 km SW of Langeac.

Dumps and old buildings are on the left side of La Gourgueyre ravine, between Chanteloube and La Boriette hamlets.

French Lambert coordinates: X=6835, Y=3028.

Four veins are known, consisting of quartz, mylonites and breccias in silicified leptynites.

Age of mineralization: 400 +/- 70 My.

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


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

Detailed Mineral List:

Anglesite
Formula: PbSO4
Reference: Médard P., Pourtier G., Barrier D. (2006) Le Cahier des Micromonteurs 94: 19-23
Ankerite
Formula: Ca(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Reference: Périchaud J.J. (1970) Les gisements métalliques du district à antimoine de Brioude-Massiac. PhD Thesis, Clermont-Ferrand.
Arsenopyrite
Formula: FeAsS
Reference: Périchaud J.J. (1970) Les gisements métalliques du district à antimoine de Brioude-Massiac. PhD Thesis, Clermont-Ferrand.
Baryte
Formula: BaSO4
Reference: Périchaud J.J. (1970) Les gisements métalliques du district à antimoine de Brioude-Massiac. PhD Thesis, Clermont-Ferrand.
'Bravoite'
Formula: (Fe,Ni)S2
Reference: P.G. Pelisson : "Etude Mineralogique et Metallogenique du district filonien polytype de Paulhaguet, Haute-Loire, Massif Central Français. Doctorate Thesis, 1989
Brianyoungite
Formula: Zn3(CO3,SO4)(OH)4
Reference: http://micromineral.geoglob-market.com/catalogue/
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Périchaud J.J. (1970) Les gisements métalliques du district à antimoine de Brioude-Massiac. PhD Thesis, Clermont-Ferrand.
Cerussite
Formula: PbCO3
Reference: Périchaud J.J. (1970) Les gisements métalliques du district à antimoine de Brioude-Massiac. PhD Thesis, Clermont-Ferrand.
'Chlorite Group'
Reference: P.G. Pelisson : "Etude Mineralogique et Metallogenique du district filonien polytype de Paulhaguet, Haute-Loire, Massif Central Français. Doctorate Thesis, 1989
'Chlorite Group var: Brunsvigite'
Formula: (Fe2+,Mg,Al)6(Si,Al)4O10(OH)8
Reference: P.G. Pelisson : "Etude Mineralogique et Metallogenique du district filonien polytype de Paulhaguet, Haute-Loire, Massif Central Français. Doctorate Thesis, 1989
Clinochlore
Formula: Mg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
Reference: P.G. Pelisson : "Etude Mineralogique et Metallogenique du district filonien polytype de Paulhaguet, Haute-Loire, Massif Central Français. Doctorate Thesis, 1989
Freibergite
Formula: Ag6[Cu4Fe2]Sb4S13-x
Reference: Périchaud J.J. (1970) Les gisements métalliques du district à antimoine de Brioude-Massiac. PhD Thesis, Clermont-Ferrand.
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: Périchaud J.J. (1970) Les gisements métalliques du district à antimoine de Brioude-Massiac. PhD Thesis, Clermont-Ferrand.
Hawleyite
Formula: CdS
Reference: http://micromineral.geoglob-market.com/catalogue/
Hemimorphite
Formula: Zn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
Reference: Médard P., Pourtier G., Barrier D. (2006) Le Cahier des Micromonteurs 94: 19-23
Hydrozincite
Formula: Zn5(CO3)2(OH)6
Reference: Médard P., Pourtier G., Barrier D. (2006) Le Cahier des Micromonteurs 94: 19-23
Kaolinite
Formula: Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Reference: P.G. Pelisson : "Etude Mineralogique et Metallogenique du district filonien polytype de Paulhaguet, Haute-Loire, Massif Central Français. Doctorate Thesis, 1989
Laforêtite (TL)
Formula: AgInS2
Type Locality:
Reference: Meisser N. et al (1999) European Journal of Mineralogy 11: 891-897.
Marcasite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Périchaud J.J. (1970) Les gisements métalliques du district à antimoine de Brioude-Massiac. PhD Thesis, Clermont-Ferrand.
Orthoclase
Formula: K(AlSi3O8)
Reference: P.G. Pelisson : "Etude Mineralogique et Metallogenique du district filonien polytype de Paulhaguet, Haute-Loire, Massif Central Français. Doctorate Thesis, 1989
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Périchaud J.J. (1970) Les gisements métalliques du district à antimoine de Brioude-Massiac. PhD Thesis, Clermont-Ferrand.
Pyromorphite
Formula: Pb5(PO4)3Cl
Reference: Médard P., Pourtier G., Barrier D. (2006) Le Cahier des Micromonteurs 94: 19-23
Pyrrhotite
Formula: Fe7S8
Reference: P.G. Pelisson : "Etude Mineralogique et Metallogenique du district filonien polytype de Paulhaguet, Haute-Loire, Massif Central Français. Doctorate Thesis, 1989
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Périchaud J.J. (1970) Les gisements métalliques du district à antimoine de Brioude-Massiac. PhD Thesis, Clermont-Ferrand.
Rutile
Formula: TiO2
Reference: P.G. Pelisson : "Etude Mineralogique et Metallogenique du district filonien polytype de Paulhaguet, Haute-Loire, Massif Central Français. Doctorate Thesis, 1989
Smithsonite
Formula: ZnCO3
Reference: Médard P., Pourtier G., Barrier D. (2006) Le Cahier des Micromonteurs 94: 19-23
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: Périchaud J.J. (1970) Les gisements métalliques du district à antimoine de Brioude-Massiac. PhD Thesis, Clermont-Ferrand.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Arsenopyrite2.EB.20FeAsS
Freibergite2.GB.05Ag6[Cu4Fe2]Sb4S13-x
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Hawleyite2.CB.05aCdS
Laforêtite (TL)2.CB.10aAgInS2
Marcasite2.EB.10aFeS2
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Pyrrhotite2.CC.10Fe7S8
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Rutile4.DB.05TiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Ankerite5.AB.10Ca(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Brianyoungite5.BF.30Zn3(CO3,SO4)(OH)4
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Cerussite5.AB.15PbCO3
Hydrozincite5.BA.15Zn5(CO3)2(OH)6
Smithsonite5.AB.05ZnCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Anglesite7.AD.35PbSO4
Baryte7.AD.35BaSO4
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Pyromorphite8.BN.05Pb5(PO4)3Cl
Group 9 - Silicates
Clinochlore9.EC.55Mg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
Hemimorphite9.BD.10Zn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
Kaolinite9.ED.05Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Orthoclase9.FA.30K(AlSi3O8)
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Bravoite'-(Fe,Ni)S2
'Chlorite Group'-
'var: Brunsvigite'-(Fe2+,Mg,Al)6(Si,Al)4O10(OH)8

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Hawleyite2.8.2.6CdS
Pyrrhotite2.8.10.1Fe7S8
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Arsenopyrite2.12.4.1FeAsS
Marcasite2.12.2.1FeS2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 3 - SULFOSALTS
3 <ø < 4
Freibergite3.3.6.3Ag6[Cu4Fe2]Sb4S13-x
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
AX2
Rutile4.4.1.1TiO2
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Cerussite14.1.3.4PbCO3
Smithsonite14.1.1.6ZnCO3
AB(XO3)2
Ankerite14.2.1.2Ca(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Hydrozincite16a.4.1.1Zn5(CO3)2(OH)6
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Anglesite28.3.1.3PbSO4
Baryte28.3.1.1BaSO4
Group 41 - ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
A5(XO4)3Zq
Pyromorphite41.8.4.1Pb5(PO4)3Cl
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 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings interlayered 1:1, 2:1, and octahedra
Clinochlore71.4.1.4Mg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Group 76 - TECTOSILICATES Al-Si Framework
Al-Si Framework with Al-Si frameworks
Orthoclase76.1.1.1K(AlSi3O8)
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Bravoite'-(Fe,Ni)S2
Brianyoungite-Zn3(CO3,SO4)(OH)4
'Chlorite Group'-
'var: Brunsvigite'-(Fe2+,Mg,Al)6(Si,Al)4O10(OH)8
Kaolinite-Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Laforêtite (TL)-AgInS2

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H ClinochloreMg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
H Chlorite Group (var: Brunsvigite)(Fe2+,Mg,Al)6(Si,Al)4O10(OH)8
H KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
H HydrozinciteZn5(CO3)2(OH)6
H HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
H BrianyoungiteZn3(CO3,SO4)(OH)4
CCarbon
C AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
C CalciteCaCO3
C CerussitePbCO3
C HydrozinciteZn5(CO3)2(OH)6
C SmithsoniteZnCO3
C BrianyoungiteZn3(CO3,SO4)(OH)4
OOxygen
O ClinochloreMg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
O Chlorite Group (var: Brunsvigite)(Fe2+,Mg,Al)6(Si,Al)4O10(OH)8
O OrthoclaseK(AlSi3O8)
O RutileTiO2
O KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
O AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
O QuartzSiO2
O BaryteBaSO4
O CalciteCaCO3
O CerussitePbCO3
O PyromorphitePb5(PO4)3Cl
O HydrozinciteZn5(CO3)2(OH)6
O HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
O SmithsoniteZnCO3
O AnglesitePbSO4
O BrianyoungiteZn3(CO3,SO4)(OH)4
MgMagnesium
Mg ClinochloreMg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
Mg Chlorite Group (var: Brunsvigite)(Fe2+,Mg,Al)6(Si,Al)4O10(OH)8
Mg AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
AlAluminium
Al ClinochloreMg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
Al Chlorite Group (var: Brunsvigite)(Fe2+,Mg,Al)6(Si,Al)4O10(OH)8
Al OrthoclaseK(AlSi3O8)
Al KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
SiSilicon
Si ClinochloreMg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
Si Chlorite Group (var: Brunsvigite)(Fe2+,Mg,Al)6(Si,Al)4O10(OH)8
Si OrthoclaseK(AlSi3O8)
Si KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Si QuartzSiO2
Si HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
PPhosphorus
P PyromorphitePb5(PO4)3Cl
SSulfur
S LaforêtiteAgInS2
S Bravoite(Fe,Ni)S2
S PyrrhotiteFe7S8
S ArsenopyriteFeAsS
S PyriteFeS2
S MarcasiteFeS2
S GalenaPbS
S SphaleriteZnS
S BaryteBaSO4
S FreibergiteAg6[Cu4Fe2]Sb4S13-x
S AnglesitePbSO4
S BrianyoungiteZn3(CO3,SO4)(OH)4
S HawleyiteCdS
ClChlorine
Cl PyromorphitePb5(PO4)3Cl
KPotassium
K OrthoclaseK(AlSi3O8)
CaCalcium
Ca AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Ca CalciteCaCO3
TiTitanium
Ti RutileTiO2
FeIron
Fe Bravoite(Fe,Ni)S2
Fe PyrrhotiteFe7S8
Fe Chlorite Group (var: Brunsvigite)(Fe2+,Mg,Al)6(Si,Al)4O10(OH)8
Fe AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Fe ArsenopyriteFeAsS
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe MarcasiteFeS2
Fe FreibergiteAg6[Cu4Fe2]Sb4S13-x
NiNickel
Ni Bravoite(Fe,Ni)S2
CuCopper
Cu FreibergiteAg6[Cu4Fe2]Sb4S13-x
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
Zn HydrozinciteZn5(CO3)2(OH)6
Zn HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
Zn SmithsoniteZnCO3
Zn BrianyoungiteZn3(CO3,SO4)(OH)4
AsArsenic
As ArsenopyriteFeAsS
AgSilver
Ag LaforêtiteAgInS2
Ag FreibergiteAg6[Cu4Fe2]Sb4S13-x
CdCadmium
Cd HawleyiteCdS
InIndium
In LaforêtiteAgInS2
SbAntimony
Sb FreibergiteAg6[Cu4Fe2]Sb4S13-x
BaBarium
Ba BaryteBaSO4
PbLead
Pb GalenaPbS
Pb CerussitePbCO3
Pb PyromorphitePb5(PO4)3Cl
Pb AnglesitePbSO4

References

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Périchaud J.-J. (1970) Les gisements métalliques du district à antimoine de Brioude-Massiac. PhD Thesis, Clermont-Ferrand.
Périchaud J.-J. (1986) Les Minéraux d'Auvergne, Vol. 2.
Meisser N., Thelin P., Chiappero P.-J., Maurel C. (1999) Laforêtite, AgInS2, a new mineral of the chalcopyrite group from the Montgros mine, Haute-Loire, France. European Journal of Mineralogy 11: 891-897.
Médard P., Pourtier G., Barrier D. (2006) A Montgros en Haute-Loire, ces minéraux qui cachent laforêtite. Le Cahier des Micromonteurs 94: 19-23


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