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Barrachin quarry, Saint Crépin, Hautes-Alpes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, Francei
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Barrachin quarryQuarry
Saint Crépin- not defined -
Hautes-AlpesDepartment
Provence-Alpes-Côte d'AzurRegion
FranceCountry

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Name(s) in local language(s):Carrière de Barrachin, Saint Crépin, Hautes-Alpes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 44° 42' 51'' North , 6° 35' 17'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 44.71417,6.58806
GeoHash:G#: spuwmgvqb
Locality type:Quarry
Köppen climate type:Dfc : Subarctic climate
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Saint-Crépin576 (2016)1.7km
La Roche-de-Rame733 (2016)3.9km
Réotier182 (2016)5.5km
Guillestre2,409 (2016)7.8km
Risoul673 (2016)8.4km


Active quarry in the Anisian - Ladinian calcareous rock with calcite veins

Regions containing this locality

Eurasian PlateTectonic Plate
EuropeContinent
The Alps, EuropeMountain Range

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


6 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Azurite
Formula: Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Habit: Crusts on calcite
Colour: light blue
Reference: Self collected S. MAURY 2013
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Habit: Common in scalenohedron, rare in trigonal prisms
Colour: white, yellow, orange, red, pink, grey
Reference: Self collected S. MAURY 2013
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Habit: Massive
Colour: brass yellow
Reference: Self collected S. MAURY 2013
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Habit: Spherules or crusts on calcite
Colour: green, light green
Reference: Self collected S. MAURY 2013
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Habit: Nodules partially altered in the limestone
Reference: Self collected S. MAURY 2013
Siderite
Formula: FeCO3
Habit: Rhomboedrons on calcite
Colour: Light brown
Reference: Self collected S. MAURY 2013
'Tetrahedrite Group'
Formula: A12D4X13
Habit: Tetrahedron crystals in calcite cavities
Colour: Black
Reference: Self collected S. MAURY 2013

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Azurite5.BA.05Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Malachite5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Siderite5.AB.05FeCO3
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Tetrahedrite Group'-A12D4X13

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Siderite14.1.1.3FeCO3
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Azurite16a.2.1.1Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Malachite16a.3.1.1Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Tetrahedrite Group'-A12D4X13

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
H AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
C SideriteFeCO3
C AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
OOxygen
O CalciteCaCO3
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
O SideriteFeCO3
O AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
SSulfur
S PyriteFeS2
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
FeIron
Fe SideriteFeCO3
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
CuCopper
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
Cu AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2

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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Mesozoic
66 - 251.902 Ma



ID: 3130583
Schistes Lustrés Piémontais (Bündener Schiefer)

Age: Mesozoic (66 - 251.902 Ma)

Description: medium grade metamorphic

Lithology: Major:{mica schist}, Minor{quartzite,marble}

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


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