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Vallon des Graus - Les Adrés, Capelet Mt., Belvédère, Saint-Martin-Vésubie, Alpes-Maritimes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, Francei
Regional Level Types
Vallon des Graus - Les Adrés- not defined -
Capelet Mt.Mountain
Belvédère- not defined -
Saint-Martin-Vésubie- not defined -
Provence-Alpes-Côte d'AzurRegion

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
44° 1' 27'' North , 7° 20' 25'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Köppen climate type:
Nearest Settlements:
Belvédère519 (2016)1.8km
Roquebillière1,563 (2016)2.9km
La Bollène-Vésubie431 (2016)4.0km
Lantosque1,063 (2016)6.0km
Venanson128 (2016)7.6km
Name(s) in local language(s):
Vallon des Graus - Les Adrets, Capelet Mt., Belvédère, Saint-Martin-Vésubie, Alpes-Maritimes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France

Small outcrop in Permian reddish limestones with several quartz veins and cracks.

"(Coming from Lantosque []).
From this locality follow the road to Les Adrés and further to the Granges du Colonel [].
Along the right side riverbank of a waterway, there is azurite, malachite, and uranophane.
South of Les Adrés, a road leads to the Mont Pela.
Close to Le Candoulant [] along a waterway, there is malachite.
North of Les Adrés, follow the road to Les Blancons.
Before reaching the locality, a path to the right leads to La Barraque des Nautes [], close to the 'ru Le Guigon' with azurite, chalcopyrite, covellite, goethite, hematite, limonite, malachite, and pyrite." [Belot, 1978]

Regions containing this locality

Eurasian PlateTectonic Plate
The Alps, EuropeMountain Range

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List

4 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

'Allanite Group'
Formula: {A12+REE3+}{M3+2M32+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Reference: DALIA, DIETRICH "Anatase, brookite et minéraux des terres rares des Alpes Maritimes" Riviera Scientifique 1998 pp 69-76
Formula: TiO2
Reference: DALIA, DIETRICH "Anatase, brookite et minéraux des terres rares des Alpes Maritimes" Riviera Scientifique 1998 pp 69-76
Formula: Ca5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
Reference: DALIA, DIETRICH "Anatase, brookite et minéraux des terres rares des Alpes Maritimes" Riviera Scientifique 1998 pp 69-76
Formula: Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Reference: DALIA, DIETRICH "Anatase, brookite et minéraux des terres rares des Alpes Maritimes" Riviera Scientifique 1998 pp 69-76
Formula: SiO2
Reference: DALIA, DIETRICH "Anatase, brookite et minéraux des terres rares des Alpes Maritimes" Riviera Scientifique 1998 pp 69-76
Formula: CaTi(SiO4)O
Reference: DALIA, DIETRICH "Anatase, brookite et minéraux des terres rares des Alpes Maritimes" Riviera Scientifique 1998 pp 69-76

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Group 9 - Silicates
Chrysocolla9.ED.20Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Allanite Group'-{A12+REE3+}{M3+2M32+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 52 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups and O,OH,F,H2O
Insular SiO4 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with cations in [6] and/or >[6] coordination
Group 74 - PHYLLOSILICATES Modulated Layers
Modulated Layers with joined strips
Chrysocolla74.3.2.1Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Allanite Group'-{A12+REE3+}{M3+2M32+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)

List of minerals for each chemical element

H ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
H Allanite Group{A12+REE3+}{M23+M32+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
H ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
O AnataseTiO2
O TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
O QuartzSiO2
O ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
O Allanite Group{A12+REE3+}{M23+M32+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
O ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
F ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
Al ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Si TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
Si QuartzSiO2
Si ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Si Allanite Group{A12+REE3+}{M23+M32+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
P ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
Cl ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
Ca TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
Ca ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
Ti AnataseTiO2
Ti TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
Cu ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O

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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201.3 - 251.902 Ma

ID: 3158173
detrital and evaporitic deposit

Age: Triassic (201.3 - 251.902 Ma)

Lithology: Major:{sandstone}, Minor{gypsum, anhydrite,dolomite/dolostone,claystone}

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
443.8 - 541 Ma

ID: 3189522
Paleozoic crystalline metamorphic rocks

Age: Paleozoic (443.8 - 541 Ma)

Lithology: Orthogneiss

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]

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Dalia, A. and Dietrich, J.E. (1998) Anatase, brookite et minéraux des terres rares des Alpes Maritimes. Riviera Scientifique, 69-76.
Belot, Victor R. (1978) Guide des minéraux, coquillages et fossiles: où les trouver en France, comment les reconnaître et les collectionner (Guides Horay). Pierre Horay (Ed.), 224 pp.

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