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Vallon-Caoüd mine, Vallon de l'Aube, Vidauban, Var, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, Francei
Regional Level Types
Vallon-Caoüd mineMine
Vallon de l'Aube- not defined -
Vidauban- not defined -
VarDepartment
Provence-Alpes-Côte d'AzurRegion
FranceCountry

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Name(s) in local language(s):Mine de Vallon-Caoüd,, Vallon de l'Aube, Vidauban, Var, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 43° 23' 31'' North , 6° 30' 41'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 43.39213,6.51155
GeoHash:G#: spswu5m96
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:Csa : Hot-summer Mediterranean climate
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Le Plan-de-la-Tour2,558 (2016)7.2km
Vidauban7,931 (2016)7.5km
Les Arcs5,910 (2016)7.7km
La Garde-Freinet1,777 (2016)9.0km
Taradeau1,754 (2016)9.7km
Other/historical names associated with this locality:Filon Berte, Mine de Vallon-Caoüd, Vidauban, Var, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France


Baryte vein in the group of "Arcs forest".
This vein measures at least 350 m to 400 m(length), 100 m (height) and has an average thickness of 1.40 m.
The vein was exploited for baryte, but it produced also some fluorites.
Three levels in the mountains with 380 m galeries (total)

Regions containing this locality

Eurasian PlateTectonic Plate
EuropeContinent
The Alps, EuropeMountain Range

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


8 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Baryte
Formula: BaSO4
Reference: MARI, G. (1979) "Mines et minéraux de la Provence cristalline" Eds Serres, pp 50 & 85
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Dietrich, J.E., Mari, G. & Dalia, A. (1995): La Wulfénite de la Provence cristalline, Le Règne Minéral, n°3, 11-17.
Fluorite
Formula: CaF2
Reference: MARI, G. (1979) "Mines et minéraux de la Provence cristalline" Eds Serres, pp 50 & 85
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: MARI, G. (1979) "Mines et minéraux de la Provence cristalline" Eds Serres, pp 50 & 85
Pyromorphite
Formula: Pb5(PO4)3Cl
Reference: BRGM report
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Dietrich, J.E., Mari, G. & Dalia, A. (1995): La Wulfénite de la Provence cristalline, Le Règne Minéral, n°3, 11-17.
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: MARI, G. (1979) "Mines et minéraux de la Provence cristalline" Eds Serres, pp 50 & 85
Wulfenite
Formula: Pb(MoO4)
Reference: Dietrich, J.E., Mari, G. & Dalia, A. (1995): La Wulfénite de la Provence cristalline, Le Règne Minéral, n°3, 11-17.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Group 3 - Halides
Fluorite3.AB.25CaF2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Baryte7.AD.35BaSO4
Wulfenite7.GA.05Pb(MoO4)
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Pyromorphite8.BN.05Pb5(PO4)3Cl

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
Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX2
Fluorite9.2.1.1CaF2
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Baryte28.3.1.1BaSO4
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 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 BaryteBaSO4
O QuartzSiO2
O CalciteCaCO3
O WulfenitePb(MoO4)
O PyromorphitePb5(PO4)3Cl
FFluorine
F FluoriteCaF2
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
PPhosphorus
P PyromorphitePb5(PO4)3Cl
SSulfur
S BaryteBaSO4
S SphaleriteZnS
S GalenaPbS
ClChlorine
Cl PyromorphitePb5(PO4)3Cl
CaCalcium
Ca FluoriteCaF2
Ca CalciteCaCO3
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
MoMolybdenum
Mo WulfenitePb(MoO4)
BaBarium
Ba BaryteBaSO4
PbLead
Pb GalenaPbS
Pb WulfenitePb(MoO4)
Pb PyromorphitePb5(PO4)3Cl

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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Paleozoic - Precambrian
251.902 - 4000 Ma



ID: 3190673
Precambrian-Phanerozoic volcanic rocks

Age: Eoarchean to Triassic (251.902 - 4000 Ma)

Lithology: Felsite; orthogneiss/metavolcanic gneiss

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: 3154744
peraluminous syn orogenic plutonism

Age: Pennsylvanian (298.9 - 323.2 Ma)

Lithology: Granite

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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MARI, G. (1979) "Mines et minéraux de la Provence cristalline". Eds Serres, pp 50 & 85.
Dietrich, J.E., Mari, G. & Dalia, A. (1995): La Wulfénite de la Provence cristalline, Le Règne Minéral, n°3, 11-17.
Rapport BRGM


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