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Quatre Heures vein, Orpierre mines, Orpierre, Hautes-Alpes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, Francei
Regional Level Types
Quatre Heures veinVein
Orpierre minesGroup of Mines
Orpierre- not defined -
Hautes-AlpesDepartment
Provence-Alpes-Côte d'AzurRegion
FranceCountry

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Name(s) in local language(s):Quartier Quatre Heures, Orpierre mines, Orpierre, Hautes-Alpes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 44° 19' 11'' North , 5° 42' 0'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 44.31975,5.70019
GeoHash:G#: spuh1snv0
Locality type:Vein
Köppen climate type:Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Orpierre313 (2016)1.0km
Trescléoux295 (2016)3.9km
Lagrand312 (2016)5.0km
Barret-le-Haut260 (2016)5.3km
Eyguians254 (2016)6.5km


Old worked area with around 1500 m of galleries.
Here the galleries permit to join the Belleric vein.

Regions containing this locality

Eurasian PlateTectonic Plate
EuropeContinent
The Alps, EuropeMountain Range

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


12 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: R. Pierrot, P. Picot, P.A. Poulain, "Inventaire Minéralogique de la France : Hautes-Alpes", BRGM, 1972
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: R. Pierrot, P. Picot, P.A. Poulain, "Inventaire Minéralogique de la France : Hautes-Alpes", BRGM, 1972
Greenockite
Formula: CdS
Reference: Jean-Luc Portes collection
Gypsum
Formula: CaSO4 · 2H2O
Reference: Jean-Luc Portes Collection
Hemimorphite
Formula: Zn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
Reference: Jean-Luc Portes collection
Hydrozincite
Formula: Zn5(CO3)2(OH)6
Reference: R. Pierrot, P. Picot, P.A. Poulain, "Inventaire Minéralogique de la France : Hautes-Alpes", BRGM, 1972
Köttigite
Formula: Zn3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
Description: Nickel köttigite
Reference: Fourcault,J-M.,Portes,J-L.,Pont,S.(2018),Hautes Alpes: la köttigite de la mine des Quatre Heures, Orpierre. Le Règne Minéral 140,45.
Marcasite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: R. Pierrot, P. Picot, P.A. Poulain, "Inventaire Minéralogique de la France : Hautes-Alpes", BRGM, 1972
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: R. Pierrot, P. Picot, P.A. Poulain, "Inventaire Minéralogique de la France : Hautes-Alpes", BRGM, 1972
Smithsonite
Formula: ZnCO3
Reference: R. Pierrot, P. Picot, P.A. Poulain, "Inventaire Minéralogique de la France : Hautes-Alpes", BRGM, 1972
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: R. Pierrot, P. Picot, P.A. Poulain, "Inventaire Minéralogique de la France : Hautes-Alpes", BRGM, 1972
Wavellite ?
Formula: Al3(PO4)2(OH,F)3 · 5H2O
Description: This mineral was extracted by my wife on the bank of the mine,in 2012. There are very beautiful crystals. A few monthes ago, I showed the piece to a friend. He told me that the rock could not be of this mine, but probably from the Beauvoir Quarry, Echassières in France. Is is probably a pollution by someone who has left this piece on this place.
Reference: Ref: Boisson J.M., Leconte J., Analyses 2014 - MNHN-Micromonteurs. La revue des Micromonteurs n°23 - 2015

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Greenockite2.CB.45CdS
Marcasite2.EB.10aFeS2
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Hydrozincite5.BA.15Zn5(CO3)2(OH)6
Smithsonite5.AB.05ZnCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Gypsum7.CD.40CaSO4 · 2H2O
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Köttigite8.CE.40Zn3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
Wavellite ?8.DC.50Al3(PO4)2(OH,F)3 · 5H2O
Group 9 - Silicates
Hemimorphite9.BD.10Zn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Greenockite2.8.7.2CdS
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Marcasite2.12.2.1FeS2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Smithsonite14.1.1.6ZnCO3
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Hydrozincite16a.4.1.1Zn5(CO3)2(OH)6
Group 29 - HYDRATED ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4·xH2O
Gypsum29.6.3.1CaSO4 · 2H2O
Group 40 - HYDRATED NORMAL PHOSPHATES,ARSENATES AND VANADATES
A3(XO4)2·xH2O
Köttigite40.3.6.5Zn3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
Group 42 - HYDRATED PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
A3(XO4)2Zq·xH2O
Wavellite ?42.10.2.1Al3(PO4)2(OH,F)3 · 5H2O
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 GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
H HydrozinciteZn5(CO3)2(OH)6
H HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
H KöttigiteZn3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
H WavelliteAl3(PO4)2(OH,F)3 · 5H2O
CCarbon
C HydrozinciteZn5(CO3)2(OH)6
C SmithsoniteZnCO3
C CalciteCaCO3
OOxygen
O GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
O HydrozinciteZn5(CO3)2(OH)6
O SmithsoniteZnCO3
O CalciteCaCO3
O HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
O KöttigiteZn3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
O WavelliteAl3(PO4)2(OH,F)3 · 5H2O
FFluorine
F WavelliteAl3(PO4)2(OH,F)3 · 5H2O
AlAluminium
Al WavelliteAl3(PO4)2(OH,F)3 · 5H2O
SiSilicon
Si HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
PPhosphorus
P WavelliteAl3(PO4)2(OH,F)3 · 5H2O
SSulfur
S GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
S SphaleriteZnS
S GalenaPbS
S MarcasiteFeS2
S PyriteFeS2
S GreenockiteCdS
CaCalcium
Ca GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
Ca CalciteCaCO3
FeIron
Fe MarcasiteFeS2
Fe PyriteFeS2
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
Zn HydrozinciteZn5(CO3)2(OH)6
Zn SmithsoniteZnCO3
Zn HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
Zn KöttigiteZn3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
AsArsenic
As KöttigiteZn3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
CdCadmium
Cd GreenockiteCdS
PbLead
Pb GalenaPbS

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 Jurassic
145 - 163.5 Ma



ID: 3162560
mostly biogenic deposit

Age: Jurassic (145 - 163.5 Ma)

Lithology: Major:{limestone}, Minor{marlstone,dolomite/dolostone,sandstone}

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]

Jurassic
145 - 201.3 Ma



ID: 3185222
Mesozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Jurassic (145 - 201.3 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]

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

References

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R. Pierrot, P. Picot, P.A. Poulain, "Inventaire Minéralogique de la France : Hautes-Alpes", BRGM, 1972


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