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Propières, Beaujeu, Rhône, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, Francei
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RhôneDepartment
Auvergne-Rhône-AlpesRegion
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
46° 11' 1'' North , 4° 27' 7'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Köppen climate type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Propières456 (2016)1.5km
Azolette122 (2016)2.8km
Chénelette334 (2016)3.4km
Belleroche249 (2016)3.7km
Poule-les-Écharmeaux896 (2016)3.9km
Other/historical names associated with this locality:
Rhône-Alpes
Name(s) in local language(s):
Propières, Beaujeu, Rhône, Rhône-Alpes, France


Old Pb mines.

The Propières locality is a quartz-barite vein with argentiferous galena and cadmium bearing sphalerite. the vein is about 1 meter large, oriented N 15 ° E with subvertical dip, located in visean rhyodacitic tuffs

The first known working in Propière mine are dated from the Middle Ages (the oldest known records date back to the 15th century). Main workings have been made from time to time ​​during the 19th and the beginning of 20th century. The last one ended in 1906.

In 2008 the association "Patrimoine en haut Sornin" unblocked a collapsed gallery entrance and started preservation workings. The former mine is now a hibernation site for bats. This association organizes events 2 times a year, with guided visit in a secured part of the mine, (usually in summer, apart of the bats hibernating period). Limited mineralogical samplings are also possible, in order to better know the paragenesis of the deposit


Le gite de Propières est un filon quartzo-barytique, à galène argentifère et blende cadmifère, puissant d'un mètre environ, orienté N 15° E avec un pendage subvertical, encaissé dans les tufs rhyodacitiques viséens

Les premiers travaux miniers effectués à Propière remontent au moyen age (les plus ancienne archives connues remontent au XV° siècle). Les principaux travaux miniers ont été effectués sporadiquement au cours du XIX° et au début du XX° siècle. La mine est définitivement abandonnée depuis 1906.

En 2008 l' Association "Patrimoine en Haut Sornin" a désobstrué l'entrée éboulée d'une galerie et aménagé cette dernière pour les visites. L'ancienne mine est désormais un site d'hibernation pour les chauves-souris. L'association organise également des visites destinées au grand public 2 fois par an, visite guidée uniquement dans la partie aménagée, et hors période hivernage des chauves souris. Des prélèvements minéralogiques limités sont également possibles, afin de mieux connaitre la paragenèse du gisement

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


27 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Acanthite
Formula: Ag2S
Reference: Vessely Collection
Anglesite
Formula: PbSO4
Reference: Chollet Pascal collection
Aurichalcite
Formula: (Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
Reference: Data BRGM 0649-2X-4001
Baryte
Formula: BaSO4
Reference: Chollet Pascal collection
'Beudantite Group'
Formula: AM3(XO4)(SO4)(OH)6
Reference: Chollet Pascal collection
Brochantite
Formula: Cu4(SO4)(OH)6
Reference: Vessely Collection
Caledonite
Formula: Pb5Cu2(SO4)3(CO3)(OH)6
Reference: Y. Vessely collection
Cerussite
Formula: PbCO3
Reference: Th Brunsperger collection
Chrysocolla ?
Formula: Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Description: Not analysed - might also be Cu-bearing allophane
Reference: Chollet Pascal Collection
Covellite
Formula: CuS
Reference: Chollet Pascal collection
Cuprite
Formula: Cu2O
Reference: Vessely Collection
Fluorite
Formula: CaF2
Reference: Data BRGM 0649-2X-4001
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: Data BRGM 0649-2X-4001
Greenockite
Formula: CdS
Reference: Data BRGM 0649-2X-4001
Gypsum
Formula: CaSO4 · 2H2O
Reference: Y. Vessely collection
Hemimorphite
Formula: Zn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
Reference: Chollet Pascal collection
Langite
Formula: Cu4(SO4)(OH)6 · 2H2O
Reference: Y. Vessely collection
Leadhillite ?
Formula: Pb4(CO3)2(SO4)(OH)2
Description: Visual id. might also be susannite
Reference: Y.Vessely collection;
Linarite
Formula: PbCu(SO4)(OH)2
Description: Visual id. + HCl test to exclude azurite
Reference: Chollet Pascal Collection
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Reference: Y. Vessely collection
Pyromorphite
Formula: Pb5(PO4)3Cl
Reference: Th Brunsperger collection
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Th Brunsperger collection
Quartz var: Sceptre Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Anthony Geneyton Collection
Schulenbergite
Formula: (Cu,Zn)7(SO4)2(OH)10 · 3H2O
Reference: Vessely Collection
Serpierite
Formula: Ca(Cu,Zn)4(SO4)2(OH)6 · 3H2O
Description: visual identification + HCl test
Reference: Chollet Pascal Collection
Silver
Formula: Ag
Reference: Chollet Pascal collection
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: Data BRGM 0649-2X-4001
Sulphur
Formula: S8
Reference: Chollet Pascal collection
Wulfenite
Formula: Pb(MoO4)
Reference: Th Brunsperger collection

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Silver1.AA.05Ag
Sulphur1.CC.05S8
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Acanthite2.BA.35Ag2S
Covellite2.CA.05aCuS
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Greenockite2.CB.45CdS
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Group 3 - Halides
Fluorite3.AB.25CaF2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Cuprite4.AA.10Cu2O
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
var: Sceptre Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Aurichalcite5.BA.15(Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
Cerussite5.AB.15PbCO3
Leadhillite ?5.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
Brochantite7.BB.25Cu4(SO4)(OH)6
Caledonite7.BC.50Pb5Cu2(SO4)3(CO3)(OH)6
Gypsum7.CD.40CaSO4 · 2H2O
Langite7.DD.10Cu4(SO4)(OH)6 · 2H2O
Linarite7.BC.65PbCu(SO4)(OH)2
Schulenbergite7.DD.80(Cu,Zn)7(SO4)2(OH)10 · 3H2O
Serpierite7.DD.30Ca(Cu,Zn)4(SO4)2(OH)6 · 3H2O
Wulfenite7.GA.05Pb(MoO4)
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Pyromorphite8.BN.05Pb5(PO4)3Cl
Group 9 - Silicates
Chrysocolla ?9.ED.20Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Hemimorphite9.BD.10Zn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Beudantite Group'-AM3(XO4)(SO4)(OH)6

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Metals, other than the Platinum Group
Silver1.1.1.2Ag
Semi-metals and non-metals
Sulphur1.3.5.1S8
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:1
Acanthite2.4.1.1Ag2S
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Covellite2.8.12.1CuS
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Greenockite2.8.7.2CdS
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X
Cuprite4.1.1.1Cu2O
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
Malachite16a.3.1.1Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Aurichalcite16a.4.2.1(Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
Group 17 - COMPOUND CARBONATES
Miscellaneous
Leadhillite ?17.1.2.1Pb4(CO3)2(SO4)(OH)2
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Anglesite28.3.1.3PbSO4
Baryte28.3.1.1BaSO4
Group 29 - HYDRATED ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4·xH2O
Gypsum29.6.3.1CaSO4 · 2H2O
Group 30 - ANHYDROUS SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)m(XO4)pZq, where m:p>2:1
Brochantite30.1.3.1Cu4(SO4)(OH)6
(AB)2(XO4)Zq
Linarite30.2.3.1PbCu(SO4)(OH)2
Group 31 - HYDRATED SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)m(XO4)pZq·xH2O, where m:p > 6:1
Schulenbergite31.1.6.1(Cu,Zn)7(SO4)2(OH)10 · 3H2O
(AB)4(XO4)Zq·xH2O
Langite31.4.3.1Cu4(SO4)(OH)6 · 2H2O
(AB)5(XO4)2Zq·xH2O
Serpierite31.6.2.1Ca(Cu,Zn)4(SO4)2(OH)6 · 3H2O
Group 32 - COMPOUND SULFATES
Anhydrous Compound Sulfates containing Hydroxyl or Halogen
Caledonite32.3.2.1Pb5Cu2(SO4)3(CO3)(OH)6
Group 41 - ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
A5(XO4)3Zq
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
Chrysocolla ?74.3.2.1Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Beudantite Group'-AM3(XO4)(SO4)(OH)6
Quartz
var: Sceptre Quartz
-SiO2

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Aurichalcite(Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
H Beudantite GroupAM3(XO4)(SO4)(OH)6
H HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
H LinaritePbCu(SO4)(OH)2
H Schulenbergite(Cu,Zn)7(SO4)2(OH)10 · 3H2O
H SerpieriteCa(Cu,Zn)4(SO4)2(OH)6 · 3H2O
H CaledonitePb5Cu2(SO4)3(CO3)(OH)6
H LangiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6 · 2H2O
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
H GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
H BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
H ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
H LeadhillitePb4(CO3)2(SO4)(OH)2
CCarbon
C CerussitePbCO3
C Aurichalcite(Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
C CaledonitePb5Cu2(SO4)3(CO3)(OH)6
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
C LeadhillitePb4(CO3)2(SO4)(OH)2
OOxygen
O PyromorphitePb5(PO4)3Cl
O CerussitePbCO3
O WulfenitePb(MoO4)
O QuartzSiO2
O BaryteBaSO4
O Aurichalcite(Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
O Quartz (var: Sceptre Quartz)SiO2
O AnglesitePbSO4
O Beudantite GroupAM3(XO4)(SO4)(OH)6
O HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
O LinaritePbCu(SO4)(OH)2
O Schulenbergite(Cu,Zn)7(SO4)2(OH)10 · 3H2O
O CupriteCu2O
O SerpieriteCa(Cu,Zn)4(SO4)2(OH)6 · 3H2O
O CaledonitePb5Cu2(SO4)3(CO3)(OH)6
O LangiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6 · 2H2O
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
O GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
O BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
O ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
O LeadhillitePb4(CO3)2(SO4)(OH)2
FFluorine
F FluoriteCaF2
AlAluminium
Al ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
Si Quartz (var: Sceptre Quartz)SiO2
Si HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
Si ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
PPhosphorus
P PyromorphitePb5(PO4)3Cl
SSulfur
S BaryteBaSO4
S GalenaPbS
S SphaleriteZnS
S GreenockiteCdS
S AnglesitePbSO4
S CovelliteCuS
S SulphurS8
S Beudantite GroupAM3(XO4)(SO4)(OH)6
S LinaritePbCu(SO4)(OH)2
S Schulenbergite(Cu,Zn)7(SO4)2(OH)10 · 3H2O
S SerpieriteCa(Cu,Zn)4(SO4)2(OH)6 · 3H2O
S AcanthiteAg2S
S CaledonitePb5Cu2(SO4)3(CO3)(OH)6
S LangiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6 · 2H2O
S GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
S BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
S LeadhillitePb4(CO3)2(SO4)(OH)2
ClChlorine
Cl PyromorphitePb5(PO4)3Cl
CaCalcium
Ca FluoriteCaF2
Ca SerpieriteCa(Cu,Zn)4(SO4)2(OH)6 · 3H2O
Ca GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
CuCopper
Cu Aurichalcite(Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
Cu CovelliteCuS
Cu LinaritePbCu(SO4)(OH)2
Cu Schulenbergite(Cu,Zn)7(SO4)2(OH)10 · 3H2O
Cu CupriteCu2O
Cu SerpieriteCa(Cu,Zn)4(SO4)2(OH)6 · 3H2O
Cu CaledonitePb5Cu2(SO4)3(CO3)(OH)6
Cu LangiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6 · 2H2O
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
Cu BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
Cu ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
Zn Aurichalcite(Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
Zn HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
Zn Schulenbergite(Cu,Zn)7(SO4)2(OH)10 · 3H2O
Zn SerpieriteCa(Cu,Zn)4(SO4)2(OH)6 · 3H2O
MoMolybdenum
Mo WulfenitePb(MoO4)
AgSilver
Ag SilverAg
Ag AcanthiteAg2S
CdCadmium
Cd GreenockiteCdS
BaBarium
Ba BaryteBaSO4
PbLead
Pb PyromorphitePb5(PO4)3Cl
Pb CerussitePbCO3
Pb WulfenitePb(MoO4)
Pb GalenaPbS
Pb AnglesitePbSO4
Pb LinaritePbCu(SO4)(OH)2
Pb CaledonitePb5Cu2(SO4)3(CO3)(OH)6
Pb LeadhillitePb4(CO3)2(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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Early Carboniferous
323.2 - 358.9 Ma



ID: 3161598
flysch (sediments)

Age: Mississippian (323.2 - 358.9 Ma)

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

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]

Early Carboniferous
323.2 - 358.9 Ma



ID: 3192187
Paleozoic sedimentary and volcanic rocks

Age: Mississippian (323.2 - 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]

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