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Les Balmelles mine, Villefort, Lozère, Occitanie, Francei
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Les Balmelles mineMine
Villefort- not defined -
LozèreDepartment
OccitanieRegion
FranceCountry

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Location is approximate, estimate based on other nearby localities.
 
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 44° North , 3° East (est.)
Margin of Error:~53km
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate
Other/historical names associated with this locality:Languedoc-Roussillon


A baryte-quartz vein hosted in schistes and mined for lead then for baryte until 1960. The ore was transported to the road by a cable which you can still see some ruins.

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


4 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Baryte
Formula: BaSO4
Reference: J.MAIGROT (1978) MINERAUX ET FOSSILES N°46
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: J.MAIGROT (1978) MINERAUX ET FOSSILES N°46
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: J.MAIGROT (1978) MINERAUX ET FOSSILES N°46
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: J.MAIGROT (1978) MINERAUX ET FOSSILES N°46

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Baryte7.AD.35BaSO4

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Baryte28.3.1.1BaSO4
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

OOxygen
O BaryteBaSO4
O QuartzSiO2
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
SSulfur
S BaryteBaSO4
S GalenaPbS
S SphaleriteZnS
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
BaBarium
Ba BaryteBaSO4
PbLead
Pb GalenaPbS

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- G.VIE (1960) MINES ET METALLURGIE,N°5
- J.MAIGROT (1978) MINERAUX ET FOSSILES N°46


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