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St Pierre vein, Giromagny, Territoire-de-Belfort, Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, Francei
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St Pierre veinVein
Giromagny- not defined -
Territoire-de-BelfortDepartment
Bourgogne-Franche-ComtéRegion
FranceCountry

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Name(s) in local language(s):Filon Saint Pierre, Giromagny, Territoire-de-Belfort, Franche-Comté, France
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 47° 45' 4'' North , 6° 49' 19'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 47.75111,6.82194
GeoHash:G#: u0kzehzd6
Locality type:Vein
Köppen climate type:Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Lepuix1,155 (2016)1.1km
Giromagny3,294 (2016)1.1km
Vescemont753 (2016)1.9km
Rougegoutte933 (2016)3.0km
Auxelles-Bas479 (2016)3.6km
Other/historical names associated with this locality:Franche-Comté


The oldest documents describing the operation of the vein "Saint-Pierre Vein" dates from the fifteenth century, but they may have begun well before during the thirteenth century.
It was a great mine in the past, one of three most profitable.
Before the nineteenth century historians have described a deep mine of 13 schafts under river level(approx. 400 meters). One of the most important regional pumping machinery was installed into the mine and with a water wheel outside the edge of the first schaft.
This mine isn't avaible to visiting, since closure in 1850.
Currently the village has been built around this area and the neighborhood is named after the mine.
Only the water channel of mines is still visible, dumps were erased.
No mineralogicals old time specimens were preserved or knomn.
The fluorite specimens represented into Mindat Gallery are discovered at vein outcrop, related in the French mineralogical journal.

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


10 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Colour: White, pale yellow
Fluorescence: No
Description: Frenquents millimetrics polysynthetics and primatics crystals. Rarely in biggest scalenoedral 6cm pale yellow crystals.
Reference: Thierry Brunsperger collection; La fluorine de Saint-Pierre, Giromagny; Le règne minéral N°107-Sept/Oct2012
Cerussite
Formula: PbCO3
Colour: white
Fluorescence: no
Description: Micro-crystals on galena.
Reference: Thierry Brunsperger collection; La fluorine de Saint-Pierre, Giromagny; Le règne minéral N°107-Sept/Oct2012
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Colour: yellow
Fluorescence: No
Reference: Thierry Brunsperger collection; La fluorine de Saint-Pierre, Giromagny; Le règne minéral N°107-Sept/Oct2012
Dolomite
Formula: CaMg(CO3)2
Colour: Creamy white, light brown.
Fluorescence: No
Description: Sometimes replacimng millimetrics scalenoedricals calcite.
Reference: Thierry Brunsperger collection; La fluorine de Saint-Pierre, Giromagny; Le règne minéral N°107-Sept/Oct2012
Fluorite
Formula: CaF2
Colour: Light yellow
Description: Frequency could be not given for all this location while the new discvery touch a little part (2 meters long and 1.5m deep) of this 400m deep vein reconnized at 18th century! Only one 19mm on edge crystal was found and twinned crystals are rare (only 12 founded).
Reference: Thierry Brunsperger collection; La fluorine de Saint-Pierre, Giromagny; Le règne minéral N°107-Sept/Oct2012
Galena
Formula: PbS
Colour: grey
Description: Crystals are all troncated and didn't exceed 8mm. They are altered a little.
Reference: Thierry Brunsperger collection; La fluorine de Saint-Pierre, Giromagny; Le règne minéral N°107-Sept/Oct2012
Marcasite
Formula: FeS2
Colour: yellow
Description: Millimetrics crystals in association with pyrite.
Reference: Thierry Brunsperger collection; La fluorine de Saint-Pierre, Giromagny; Le règne minéral N°107-Sept/Oct2012
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Colour: yellow to metallic white
Fluorescence: No
Description: hexaedricals to octaedricals micro-crystals.
Reference: Thierry Brunsperger collection; La fluorine de Saint-Pierre, Giromagny; Le règne minéral N°107-Sept/Oct2012
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Colour: translucent to white
Description: Probably the first deposit minerals. It cover every vein size but only with micro-crystals.
Reference: La fluorine de Saint-Pierre, Giromagny; Le règne minéral N°107-Sept/Oct2012
Tetrahedrite
Formula: Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Colour: Metallic dark grey
Fluorescence: No
Description: As the mine in closed since 18th century, and that any preserved minerals were known it'll be difficult to tell abot this mineral rarity! At working period this mine was worked for this mineral!
Reference: Thierry Brunsperger collection; La fluorine de Saint-Pierre, Giromagny; Le règne minéral N°107-Sept/Oct2012

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Marcasite2.EB.10aFeS2
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Tetrahedrite2.GB.05Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Group 3 - Halides
Fluorite3.AB.25CaF2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Cerussite5.AB.15PbCO3
Dolomite5.AB.10CaMg(CO3)2

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Marcasite2.12.2.1FeS2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 3 - SULFOSALTS
3 <ø < 4
Tetrahedrite3.3.6.1Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX2
Fluorite9.2.1.1CaF2
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Cerussite14.1.3.4PbCO3
AB(XO3)2
Dolomite14.2.1.1CaMg(CO3)2
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 DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
C CerussitePbCO3
C CalciteCaCO3
OOxygen
O DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
O CerussitePbCO3
O CalciteCaCO3
O QuartzSiO2
FFluorine
F FluoriteCaF2
MgMagnesium
Mg DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
SSulfur
S PyriteFeS2
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
S MarcasiteFeS2
S GalenaPbS
CaCalcium
Ca FluoriteCaF2
Ca DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
Ca CalciteCaCO3
FeIron
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Fe MarcasiteFeS2
CuCopper
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
ZnZinc
Zn TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
SbAntimony
Sb TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
PbLead
Pb GalenaPbS
Pb CerussitePbCO3

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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Holocene
0 - 0.0117 Ma



ID: 2608185

Age: Anthropocene (0 - 0.0117 Ma)

Description: fluvial

Comments: In part, under alluvial clay [in den Alps with Pleistocene terraces and talus]

Lithology: Sand, gravel, crushed stone

Reference: Toloczyki, M., P. Trurnit, A. Voges, H. Wittekindt, A. Zitzmann. Geological Map of Germany 1:M. Bundesanstalt für Geowissenschaften und Rohstoffe. [94]

Pleistocene
0.0117 - 2.588 Ma



ID: 2362037
Quartre Lockergesteine

Age: Pleistocene (0.0117 - 2.588 Ma)

Lithology: Loamy gravel, sand, silt, blocks (moraine)

Reference: Geological Institute. Geological Map of Switzerland 1:500,000. isbn: 3906723399. University of Bern. [49]

Late Paleozoic
251.902 - 358.9 Ma



ID: 3191396
Paleozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Phanerozoic (251.902 - 358.9 Ma)

Lithology: Sedimentary 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]

Early Carboniferous
323.2 - 358.9 Ma



ID: 3150213
tholeiitic volcanics

Age: Mississippian (323.2 - 358.9 Ma)

Description: low grade metamorphic

Lithology: Meta-rhyolite group

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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Conraux, P. et Brunsperger, T. (2012) La fluorine de Saint-Pierre, Giromagny, Territoire de Belfort. Le Règne Minéral, 107, 13-18.


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