St Pierre vein, Giromagny, Territoire-de-Belfort, Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, France
|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||47° 45' 4'' North , 6° 49' 19'' East|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||47.75111,6.82194|
|Köppen climate type:||Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate|
|Name(s) in local language(s):||Filon Saint Pierre, Giromagny, Territoire-de-Belfort, Franche-Comté, France|
|Other/historical region 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.
10 valid minerals.
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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0 - 0.0117 Ma
Age: Anthropocene (0 - 0.0117 Ma)
Reference: Toloczyki, M., P. Trurnit, A. Voges, H. Wittekindt, A. Zitzmann. Geological Map of Germany 1:M. Bundesanstalt für Geowissenschaften und Rohstoffe. 
0.0117 - 2.588 Ma