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Mas de l'Ayre mine, Malons-et-Elze, Gard, Occitanie, Francei
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Name(s) in local language(s):Mine du Mas de l'Ayre, Malons-et-Elze, Gard, Languedoc-Roussillon, France
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 44° 25' 45'' North , 3° 59' 26'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 44.42917,3.99056
GeoHash:G#: spfufb1fd
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Ponteils-et-Brésis300 (2016)3.1km
Saint-André-Capcèze151 (2016)3.6km
Villefort664 (2016)4.7km
Concoules279 (2016)6.5km
Malarce-sur-la-Thines246 (2016)7.1km
Other/historical names associated with this locality:Languedoc-Roussillon


Old mine for Pb-Zn located at the Mas de l'Ayre pass.
Exploited before XVIII century to 1975, a small vein of galena/sphalerite and mineralized cracks in sandstones near the Bayard - Vezolles fault

Regions containing this locality

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


7 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Baryte
Formula: BaSO4
Reference: MAIGROT, M. (1978): Généralités sur les exploitations de gîtes sulfurés de Lozère, Minéraux & Fossiles, 46, 27-28.
Cerussite
Formula: PbCO3
Reference: MAIGROT, M. (1978): Généralités sur les exploitations de gîtes sulfurés de Lozère, Minéraux & Fossiles, 46, 27-28.
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: MAIGROT, M. (1978): Généralités sur les exploitations de gîtes sulfurés de Lozère, Minéraux & Fossiles, 46, 27-28.
Hemimorphite
Formula: Zn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
Reference: self collected S. Maury
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: MAIGROT, M. (1978): Généralités sur les exploitations de gîtes sulfurés de Lozère, Minéraux & Fossiles, 46, 27-28.
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: MAIGROT, M. (1978): Généralités sur les exploitations de gîtes sulfurés de Lozère, Minéraux & Fossiles, 46, 27-28.
Sulphur
Formula: S8
Reference: MAIGROT, M. (1978): Généralités sur les exploitations de gîtes sulfurés de Lozère, Minéraux & Fossiles, 46, 27-28.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Sulphur1.CC.05S8
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Cerussite5.AB.15PbCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Baryte7.AD.35BaSO4
Group 9 - Silicates
Hemimorphite9.BD.10Zn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Semi-metals and non-metals
Sulphur1.3.5.1S8
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Cerussite14.1.3.4PbCO3
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Baryte28.3.1.1BaSO4
Group 56 - SOROSILICATES Si2O7 Groups, With Additional O, OH, F and H2O
Si2O7 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with cations in [4] coordination
Hemimorphite56.1.2.1Zn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
CCarbon
C CerussitePbCO3
OOxygen
O BaryteBaSO4
O CerussitePbCO3
O HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
SiSilicon
Si HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
SSulfur
S GalenaPbS
S PyriteFeS2
S SphaleriteZnS
S BaryteBaSO4
S SulphurS8
FeIron
Fe PyriteFeS2
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
Zn HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
BaBarium
Ba BaryteBaSO4
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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Paleozoic - Neoproterozoic
251.902 - 1000 Ma



ID: 3130489
para-autochtonous unit

Age: Neoproterozoic to Triassic (251.902 - 1000 Ma)

Description: high grade metamorphic

Lithology: Mica schist

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]

Neoproterozoic
541 - 1000 Ma



ID: 3186266
Neoproterozoic crystalline metamorphic rocks

Age: Neoproterozoic (541 - 1000 Ma)

Comments: Massif Central

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

References

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MAIGROT, M. (1978): Généralités sur les exploitations de gîtes sulfurés de Lozère, Minéraux & Fossiles, 46, 27-28.


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