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Cadacu quarry, Laval-Pradel, Gard, Occitanie, Francei
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Cadacu quarryQuarry
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Name(s) in local language(s):Carrière de Cadacu, Laval-Pradel, Gard, Languedoc-Roussillon, France
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 44° 13' 9'' North , 4° 3' 34'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 44.21917,4.05944
GeoHash:G#: spfgs3ggr
Locality type:Quarry
Köppen climate type:Csb : Warm-summer Mediterranean climate
Nearest Settlements:
Laval-Pradel1,075 (2016)1.5km
Les Salles-du-Gardon2,789 (2016)2.2km
Le Martinet828 (2016)4.2km
Saint-Florent-sur-Auzonnet1,225 (2016)4.8km
Branoux-les-Taillades1,392 (2016)5.0km
Other/historical names associated with this locality:Languedoc-Roussillon

Quarry opened on the Rouvergue mountain, North-East of La Grand-Combe (Gard).

Regions containing this locality

Eurasian PlateTectonic Plate

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List

3 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Averous, J.-P. (2001): Sauvons les calcites de Cadacu (Gard)! Le Règne Minéral, 41, 46-47.
Formula: CaMg(CO3)2
Reference: Averous, J.-P. (2001): Sauvons les calcites de Cadacu (Gard)! Le Règne Minéral, 41, 46-47.
Formula: (Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Reference: Averous, J.-P. (2001): Sauvons les calcites de Cadacu (Gard)! Le Règne Minéral, 41, 46-47.
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Averous, J.-P. (2001): Sauvons les calcites de Cadacu (Gard)! Le Règne Minéral, 41, 46-47.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.

List of minerals for each chemical element

H Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
C CalciteCaCO3
C DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
O CalciteCaCO3
O QuartzSiO2
O Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
O DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
Mg DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
Si QuartzSiO2
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
Fe Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)

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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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]

Early Jurassic
174.1 - 201.3 Ma

ID: 3158389
mostly detrital deposit

Age: Early Jurassic (174.1 - 201.3 Ma)

Lithology: Major:{sandstone}, Minor{siltstone,dolomite/dolostone,conglomerate}

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]

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