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Bissieux Mine, Saint-Joseph, Rive-de-Gier, Loire, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 45° 34' 10'' North , 4° 37' 22'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 45.56944,4.62278
GeoHash:G#: u0571pwjq
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate
Name(s) in local language(s):Ancienne mine d'or et d'antimoine de Bissieux
Other/historical names associated with this locality:Rhône-Alpes


A famous old mine worked from the Middle Ages to the early 20th century (1914) for gold then for antimony. Seven quartz veins are known and have been exploited for their sulfides by shafts and adits. These deposits are spread over two districts: the La Combe district to the south and the Virieux district to the north. They are in the same geological context as veins of the Lavoute-Chilhac district in Haute-Loire.
Today, the La Combe district is an archeological site managed by the association "La mine d'or de Bissieux". Two tunnels were cleared and some visits are regularly organized but mineral collecting is strictly prohibited.

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

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9 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Arsenopyrite
Formula: FeAsS
Reference: BRGM (1981) - Fiche BSS 07218X4002/GT
Berthierite
Formula: FeSb2S4
Reference: BRGM (1981) - Fiche BSS 07218X4002/GT
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: BRGM (1981) - Fiche BSS 07218X4002/GT
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: BRGM (1981) - Fiche BSS 07218X4002/GT
Gold
Formula: Au
Reference: BRGM (1981) - Fiche BSS 07218X4002/GT
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: BRGM (1981) - Fiche BSS 07218X4002/GT
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: BRGM (1981) - Fiche BSS 07218X4002/GT
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: BRGM (1981) - Fiche BSS 07218X4002/GT
Stibnite
Formula: Sb2S3
Reference: BRGM (1981) - Fiche BSS 07218X4002/GT

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
'Gold'1.AA.05Au
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
'Arsenopyrite'2.EB.20FeAsS
'Berthierite'2.HA.20FeSb2S4
'Galena'2.CD.10PbS
'Pyrite'2.EB.05aFeS2
'Sphalerite'2.CB.05aZnS
'Stibnite'2.DB.05Sb2S3
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
'Quartz'4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
'Calcite'5.AB.05CaCO3

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Metals, other than the Platinum Group
Gold1.1.1.1Au
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:3
Stibnite2.11.2.1Sb2S3
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Arsenopyrite2.12.4.1FeAsS
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 3 - SULFOSALTS
ø = 2
Berthierite3.7.9.3FeSb2S4
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 CalciteCaCO3
O QuartzSiO2
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
SSulfur
S ArsenopyriteFeAsS
S BerthieriteFeSb2S4
S GalenaPbS
S PyriteFeS2
S SphaleriteZnS
S StibniteSb2S3
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
FeIron
Fe ArsenopyriteFeAsS
Fe BerthieriteFeSb2S4
Fe PyriteFeS2
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
AsArsenic
As ArsenopyriteFeAsS
SbAntimony
Sb BerthieriteFeSb2S4
Sb StibniteSb2S3
AuGold
Au GoldAu
PbLead
Pb GalenaPbS

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.

Click on geological units on the map for more information. Click here to view full-screen map on Macrostrat.org

Paleozoic
251.902 - 541 Ma



ID: 3130251
Amphibolite-leptynite unit

Age: Phanerozoic (251.902 - 541 Ma)

Description: ophiolite complex

Lithology: Major:{amphibolite}, Minor{eclogite,granulite}

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]

Neoproterozoic
541 - 1000 Ma



ID: 3190376
Neoproterozoic crystalline metamorphic rocks

Age: Neoproterozoic (541 - 1000 Ma)

Lithology: Migmatite; orthogneiss/paragneiss

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]

Data and map coding provided by Macrostrat.org, used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License

References

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Year (asc) Year (desc) Author (A-Z) Author (Z-A)
- ARCHIVES DU SERVICE DES MINES DE SAINT-ÉTIENNE
- TRAORE (1969) D.E.A. LYON
- CARTE GEOL. A 1/80.000
- CARTE DES GITES MINERAUX A 1/320.000, FEUILLE LYON, N.208
- FICHE DAM/DL/CLERMONT-FD

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