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Lower Chrétien Mine, Chrétien vein, Neuenberg, Ste Marie-aux-Mines (Markirch), Haut-Rhin, Grand Est, Francei
Regional Level Types
Lower Chrétien MineMine
Chrétien veinVein
Neuenberg- not defined -
Ste Marie-aux-Mines (Markirch)- not defined -
Haut-RhinDepartment
Grand EstRegion
FranceCountry

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Name(s) in local language(s):Mine Chrétien Inférieur, Filon Chrétien
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 48° 13' 16'' North , 7° 9' 50'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 48.22111,7.16389
GeoHash:G#: u0t4742s6
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines6,189 (2018)3.2km
Aubure424 (2016)5.0km
Wisembach410 (2016)5.8km
Fréland1,371 (2016)5.8km
Le Bonhomme806 (2018)6.5km
Other/historical names associated with this locality:Alsace


As this locality lies in the Sainte Marie-aux-Mines district, the place is protected by a archaeological mining district status and all collecting is prohibited.

Regions containing this locality

Eurasian PlateTectonic Plate
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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


23 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Acanthite
Formula: Ag2S
Annabergite
Formula: Ni3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
Reference: Pierre et Terre 1982
Arsenic
Formula: As
Reference: Pierre et Terre 1982
Arsenopyrite
Formula: FeAsS
Reference: Pierre et Terre 1982
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Pierre et Terre 1982
Clinosafflorite
Formula: CoAs2
Reference: Pierre et Terre 1982
Cobaltite
Formula: CoAsS
Reference: Paul De Bondt
Erythrite
Formula: Co3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
Reference: Pierre et Terre 1982
Glaucodot
Formula: (Co0.50Fe0.50)AsS
Reference: Pierre et Terre 1982
Hörnesite
Formula: Mg3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
Reference: Pierre et Terre 1982
Löllingite
Formula: FeAs2
Reference: Pierre et Terre 1982
Nickeline
Formula: NiAs
Reference: Pierre et Terre 1982
Nickelskutterudite
Formula: (Ni,Co,Fe)As3
Reference: Paul De Bondt
Parasymplesite
Formula: Fe2+3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
Reference: Pierre et Terre 1982
Picropharmacolite
Formula: Ca4Mg(AsO4)2(HAsO4)2 · 11H2O
Reference: Pierre et Terre 1982
Pitticite
Formula: (Fe, SO4, AsO4, H2O) ?
Reference: Pierre et Terre 1982
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Pierre et Terre 1982
Rauenthalite
Formula: Ca3(AsO4)2 · 10H2O
Reference: Pierre et Terre 1982
Safflorite
Formula: (Co,Ni,Fe)As2
Reference: Paul De Bondt
Sainfeldite
Formula: Ca5(AsO4)2(AsO3OH)2 · 4H2O
Reference: Pierre et Terre 1982
Scorodite
Formula: Fe3+AsO4 · 2H2O
Reference: Pierre et Terre 1982
Silver
Formula: Ag
Reference: Pierre et Terre 1982
Skutterudite
Formula: CoAs3
Reference: Pierre et Terre 1982

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Arsenic1.CA.05As
Silver1.AA.05Ag
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Acanthite2.BA.35Ag2S
Arsenopyrite2.EB.20FeAsS
Clinosafflorite2.EB.15aCoAs2
Cobaltite2.EB.25CoAsS
Glaucodot2.EB.10c(Co0.50Fe0.50)AsS
Löllingite2.EB.15aFeAs2
Nickeline2.CC.05NiAs
Nickelskutterudite2.EC.05(Ni,Co,Fe)As3
Safflorite2.EB.15a(Co,Ni,Fe)As2
Skutterudite2.EC.05CoAs3
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Annabergite8.CE.40Ni3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
Erythrite8.CE.40Co3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
Hörnesite8.CE.40Mg3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
Parasymplesite8.CE.40Fe2+3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
Picropharmacolite8.CH.15Ca4Mg(AsO4)2(HAsO4)2 · 11H2O
Pitticite8.DB.05(Fe, SO4, AsO4, H2O) ?
Rauenthalite8.CJ.40Ca3(AsO4)2 · 10H2O
Sainfeldite8.CB.10Ca5(AsO4)2(AsO3OH)2 · 4H2O
Scorodite8.CD.10Fe3+AsO4 · 2H2O

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Metals, other than the Platinum Group
Silver1.1.1.2Ag
Semi-metals and non-metals
Arsenic1.3.1.1As
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:1
Acanthite2.4.1.1Ag2S
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Nickeline2.8.11.1NiAs
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Arsenopyrite2.12.4.1FeAsS
Clinosafflorite2.12.4.6CoAs2
Cobaltite2.12.3.1CoAsS
Glaucodot2.12.6.1(Co0.50Fe0.50)AsS
Löllingite2.12.2.9FeAs2
Nickelskutterudite2.12.17.2(Ni,Co,Fe)As3
Safflorite2.12.2.11(Co,Ni,Fe)As2
Skutterudite2.12.17.1CoAs3
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Group 39 - HYDRATED ACID PHOSPHATES,ARSENATES AND VANADATES
(AB)5[HXO4]2[XO4]2.xH2O
Picropharmacolite39.2.4.1Ca4Mg(AsO4)2(HAsO4)2 · 11H2O
Sainfeldite39.2.1.2Ca5(AsO4)2(AsO3OH)2 · 4H2O
Group 40 - HYDRATED NORMAL PHOSPHATES,ARSENATES AND VANADATES
A3(XO4)2·xH2O
Annabergite40.3.6.4Ni3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
Erythrite40.3.6.3Co3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
Hörnesite40.3.6.7Mg3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
Parasymplesite40.3.6.6Fe2+3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
Rauenthalite40.3.11.1Ca3(AsO4)2 · 10H2O
(AB)5(XO4)2·xH2O
Scorodite40.4.1.3Fe3+AsO4 · 2H2O
Group 43 - COMPOUND PHOSPHATES, ETC.
Hydrated Compound Phosphates, etc·, Containing Hydroxyl or Halogen
Pitticite43.5.3.1(Fe, SO4, AsO4, H2O) ?
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

HHydrogen
H AnnabergiteNi3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
H ErythriteCo3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
H HörnesiteMg3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
H ParasymplesiteFe32+(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
H PicropharmacoliteCa4Mg(AsO4)2(HAsO4)2 · 11H2O
H Pitticite(Fe, SO4, AsO4, H2O) ?
H RauenthaliteCa3(AsO4)2 · 10H2O
H SainfelditeCa5(AsO4)2(AsO3OH)2 · 4H2O
H ScoroditeFe3+AsO4 · 2H2O
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
OOxygen
O AnnabergiteNi3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
O CalciteCaCO3
O ErythriteCo3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
O HörnesiteMg3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
O ParasymplesiteFe32+(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
O PicropharmacoliteCa4Mg(AsO4)2(HAsO4)2 · 11H2O
O Pitticite(Fe, SO4, AsO4, H2O) ?
O QuartzSiO2
O RauenthaliteCa3(AsO4)2 · 10H2O
O SainfelditeCa5(AsO4)2(AsO3OH)2 · 4H2O
O ScoroditeFe3+AsO4 · 2H2O
MgMagnesium
Mg HörnesiteMg3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
Mg PicropharmacoliteCa4Mg(AsO4)2(HAsO4)2 · 11H2O
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
SSulfur
S ArsenopyriteFeAsS
S Glaucodot(Co0.50Fe0.50)AsS
S Pitticite(Fe, SO4, AsO4, H2O) ?
S CobaltiteCoAsS
S AcanthiteAg2S
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca PicropharmacoliteCa4Mg(AsO4)2(HAsO4)2 · 11H2O
Ca RauenthaliteCa3(AsO4)2 · 10H2O
Ca SainfelditeCa5(AsO4)2(AsO3OH)2 · 4H2O
FeIron
Fe ArsenopyriteFeAsS
Fe Glaucodot(Co0.50Fe0.50)AsS
Fe LöllingiteFeAs2
Fe ParasymplesiteFe32+(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
Fe Pitticite(Fe, SO4, AsO4, H2O) ?
Fe ScoroditeFe3+AsO4 · 2H2O
Fe Nickelskutterudite(Ni,Co,Fe)As3
CoCobalt
Co ClinosaffloriteCoAs2
Co ErythriteCo3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
Co Glaucodot(Co0.50Fe0.50)AsS
Co SkutteruditeCoAs3
Co CobaltiteCoAsS
Co Nickelskutterudite(Ni,Co,Fe)As3
Co Safflorite(Co,Ni,Fe)As2
NiNickel
Ni AnnabergiteNi3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
Ni NickelineNiAs
Ni Nickelskutterudite(Ni,Co,Fe)As3
AsArsenic
As AnnabergiteNi3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
As ArsenicAs
As ArsenopyriteFeAsS
As ClinosaffloriteCoAs2
As ErythriteCo3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
As Glaucodot(Co0.50Fe0.50)AsS
As HörnesiteMg3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
As LöllingiteFeAs2
As NickelineNiAs
As ParasymplesiteFe32+(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
As PicropharmacoliteCa4Mg(AsO4)2(HAsO4)2 · 11H2O
As Pitticite(Fe, SO4, AsO4, H2O) ?
As RauenthaliteCa3(AsO4)2 · 10H2O
As SainfelditeCa5(AsO4)2(AsO3OH)2 · 4H2O
As ScoroditeFe3+AsO4 · 2H2O
As SkutteruditeCoAs3
As CobaltiteCoAsS
As Nickelskutterudite(Ni,Co,Fe)As3
As Safflorite(Co,Ni,Fe)As2
AgSilver
Ag SilverAg
Ag AcanthiteAg2S

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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Late Carboniferous
298.9 - 323.2 Ma



ID: 3135061
calc-alkaline 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]

Early Paleozoic - Proterozoic
443.8 - 2500 Ma



ID: 2599886

Age: to Ordovician (443.8 - 2500 Ma)

Description: metamorphic

Comments: Sammel-Code for gneiss in the Odenwald, Black Forest, Vosges

Lithology: Paragneiss

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

Neoproterozoic
541 - 1000 Ma



ID: 3187252
Neoproterozoic crystalline metamorphic rocks

Age: Neoproterozoic (541 - 1000 Ma)

Lithology: Crystalline metamorphic 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]

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


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