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Puy de Vivanson quarry, Perpezat, Rochefort-Montagne, Puy-de-Dôme, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 45° 38' 32'' North , 2° 46' 37'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 45.6422222222, 2.77694444444
Name(s) in local language(s):Carrière du puy de Vivanson, Perpezat, Rochefort-Montagne, Puy-de-Dôme, Auvergne, France
Other/historical region names associated with this locality:Auvergne; Rhône-Alpes

Active quarry in the Puy de Vivanson cinder cone. Puy de Vivanson is a relatively young (>150 ka) hawaiitic edifice belonging to the Monts-Dore Sancy stratovolcano. The scoria and the crosscuting dike contain numerous thermometamorphosed crustal xenoliths. Fumarolic mineralization is common in some of the cinder.

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6 valid minerals.

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- Valverde, J. (2009): Prospection dans la carrière du puy de Vivanson, Perpezat, Puy-de-Dôme. Le Cahier des Micromonteurs, 106, 30-31.

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