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Château de Valmy, Argelès-sur-Mer, Albères massif, Pyrénées-Orientales, Occitanie, Francei
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Château de Valmy- not defined -
Argelès-sur-Mer- not defined -
Albères massifMassif
Pyrénées-OrientalesDepartment
OccitanieRegion
FranceCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 42° 31' 49'' North , 3° 1' 45'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 42.53028,3.02917
GeoHash:G#: spd1uymub
Köppen climate type:Csa : Hot-summer Mediterranean climate
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Argelers10,044 (2016)2.0km
Collioure3,171 (2016)4.4km
Sant Andreu de Sureda2,757 (2016)5.3km
Sorède2,941 (2016)5.9km
Portvendres4,479 (2016)6.4km
Other/historical names associated with this locality:Languedoc-Roussillon


Abandoned quarries used for feldspar exploitation, south of the castle.
Many pegmatites also existing in the area.
Vineyards north of the castle.

NOTE: Collecting is strictly prohibited. [Only in castle area?]

Regions containing this locality

Eurasian PlateTectonic Plate
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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List

Mineral list contains entries from the region specified including sub-localities

17 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Albite
Formula: Na(AlSi3O8)
Reference: Berbain, C., Favreau, G. & Aymar, J. (2005): Mines et minéraux des Pyrénées-Orientales et des Corbières, Association Française de Microminéralogie Ed., 136.
Andalusite
Formula: Al2(SiO4)O
Reference: Berbain, C., Favreau, G. & Aymar, J. (2005): Mines et minéraux des Pyrénées-Orientales et des Corbières, Association Française de Microminéralogie Ed., 135-137.
Arsenopyrite
Formula: FeAsS
Reference: Berbain,C., Riley, T., Favreau, G., (2012): Phosphates des pegmatites du massif des Albères (Pyrénées-Orientales). Le Cahier des Micromonteurs. 117, 121-172 (Association Française de Micromineralogie)
Autunite
Formula: Ca(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 11H2O
Reference: Berbain, C., Favreau, G. & Aymar, J. (2005): Mines et minéraux des Pyrénées-Orientales et des Corbières, Association Française de Microminéralogie Ed., 135-137.
Copiapite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+4(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O
Reference: Berbain, C., Favreau, G. & Aymar, J. (2005): Mines et minéraux des Pyrénées-Orientales et des Corbières, Association Française de Microminéralogie Ed., 135-137.
'Feldspar Group'
Reference: Calvet M., Autran A., Wiazemsky M., Laumonier B., Guitard G.† (2015) – Carte géol. France (1/50 000), feuille Argelès-sur-Mer – Cerbère (1097). Orléans : BRGM. Notice explicative par Laumonier B., Calvet M., Barbey P., Guennoc P., Lambert J., Lenoble J.-L., Wiazemsky M. (2015), p. 105.
Fillowite
Formula: {Mn2+}{Na8}{Ca4Na4}{(Mn2+,Fe2+)43}(PO4)36
Reference: FONTAN, F. (1971) Pegmatites phospholithinifères des massifs d'Arize, d'Aston et des Albères. Thèse 3ème cycle Université P. Sabatier, Toulouse, p 87-99
Graftonite
Formula: Fe2+Fe2+2(PO4)2
Reference: Berbain, C., Favreau, G. & Aymar, J. (2005): Mines et minéraux des Pyrénées-Orientales et des Corbières, Association Française de Microminéralogie Ed., 135-137.
Halotrichite
Formula: FeAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
Reference: Berbain, C., Favreau, G. & Aymar, J. (2005): Mines et minéraux des Pyrénées-Orientales et des Corbières, Association Française de Microminéralogie Ed., 135-137.
Melanterite
Formula: Fe2+(H2O)6SO4 · H2O
Reference: Berbain, C., Favreau, G. & Aymar, J. (2005): Mines et minéraux des Pyrénées-Orientales et des Corbières, Association Française de Microminéralogie Ed., 135-137.
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Berbain, C., Favreau, G. & Aymar, J. (2005): Mines et minéraux des Pyrénées-Orientales et des Corbières, Association Française de Microminéralogie Ed., 135-137.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Berbain, C., Favreau, G. & Aymar, J. (2005): Mines et minéraux des Pyrénées-Orientales et des Corbières, Association Française de Microminéralogie Ed., 137.
Rockbridgeite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+4(PO4)3(OH)5
Reference: Berbain, C., Favreau, G. & Aymar, J. (2005): Mines et minéraux des Pyrénées-Orientales et des Corbières, Association Française de Microminéralogie Ed., 135-137.
Sarcopside
Formula: (Fe2+,Mn2+,Mg)3(PO4)2
Reference: Berbain, C., Favreau, G. & Aymar, J. (2005): Mines et minéraux des Pyrénées-Orientales et des Corbières, Association Française de Microminéralogie Ed., 135-137.
Torbernite
Formula: Cu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 12H2O
Reference: Berbain, C., Favreau, G. & Aymar, J. (2005): Mines et minéraux des Pyrénées-Orientales et des Corbières, Association Française de Microminéralogie Ed., 135-137.
Uraninite
Formula: UO2
Reference: Berbain, C., Favreau, G. & Aymar, J. (2005): Mines et minéraux des Pyrénées-Orientales et des Corbières, Association Française de Microminéralogie Ed., 135-137.
Vivianite
Formula: Fe2+3(PO4)2 · 8H2O
Reference: Berbain, C., Favreau, G. & Aymar, J. (2005): Mines et minéraux des Pyrénées-Orientales et des Corbières, Association Française de Microminéralogie Ed., 135-137.
Wagnerite
Formula: (Mg,Fe2+)2(PO4)F
Reference: Berbain, C., Favreau, G. & Aymar, J. (2005): Mines et minéraux des Pyrénées-Orientales et des Corbières, Association Française de Microminéralogie Ed., 135-137.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Arsenopyrite2.EB.20FeAsS
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Uraninite4.DL.05UO2
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Copiapite7.DB.35Fe2+Fe3+4(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O
Halotrichite7.CB.85FeAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
Melanterite7.CB.35Fe2+(H2O)6SO4 · H2O
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Autunite8.EB.05Ca(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 11H2O
Fillowite8.AC.50{Mn2+}{Na8}{Ca4Na4}{(Mn2+,Fe2+)43}(PO4)36
Graftonite8.AB.20Fe2+Fe2+2(PO4)2
Rockbridgeite8.BC.10Fe2+Fe3+4(PO4)3(OH)5
Sarcopside8.AB.15(Fe2+,Mn2+,Mg)3(PO4)2
Torbernite8.EB.05Cu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 12H2O
Vivianite8.CE.40Fe2+3(PO4)2 · 8H2O
Wagnerite8.BB.15(Mg,Fe2+)2(PO4)F
Group 9 - Silicates
Albite9.FA.35Na(AlSi3O8)
Andalusite9.AF.10Al2(SiO4)O
Muscovite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Feldspar Group'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Arsenopyrite2.12.4.1FeAsS
Group 5 - OXIDES CONTAINING URANIUM OR THORIUM
AXO2·xH2O
Uraninite5.1.1.1UO2
Group 29 - HYDRATED ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4·xH2O
Melanterite29.6.10.1Fe2+(H2O)6SO4 · H2O
AB2(XO4)4·H2O
Halotrichite29.7.3.2FeAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
Group 31 - HYDRATED SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Miscellaneous
Copiapite31.10.5.1Fe2+Fe3+4(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O
Group 38 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL PHOSPHATES, ARSENATES, AND VANADATES
(AB)5(XO4)3
Fillowite38.2.5.1{Mn2+}{Na8}{Ca4Na4}{(Mn2+,Fe2+)43}(PO4)36
(AB)3(XO4)2
Graftonite38.3.3.1Fe2+Fe2+2(PO4)2
Sarcopside38.3.1.1(Fe2+,Mn2+,Mg)3(PO4)2
Group 40 - HYDRATED NORMAL PHOSPHATES,ARSENATES AND VANADATES
AB2(XO4)2·xH2O, containing (UO2)2+
Autunite40.2a.1.1Ca(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 11H2O
Torbernite40.2a.13.1Cu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 12H2O
A3(XO4)2·xH2O
Vivianite40.3.6.1Fe2+3(PO4)2 · 8H2O
Group 41 - ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
A2(XO4)Zq
Wagnerite41.6.2.1(Mg,Fe2+)2(PO4)F
(AB)5(XO4)3Zq
Rockbridgeite41.9.2.1Fe2+Fe3+4(PO4)3(OH)5
Group 52 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups and O,OH,F,H2O
Insular SiO4 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with cations in [4] and >[4] coordination
Andalusite52.2.2b.1Al2(SiO4)O
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Muscovite71.2.2a.1KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Group 76 - TECTOSILICATES Al-Si Framework
Al-Si Framework with Al-Si frameworks
Albite76.1.3.1Na(AlSi3O8)
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Feldspar Group'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H AutuniteCa(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 11H2O
H CopiapiteFe2+Fe43+(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O
H HalotrichiteFeAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
H MelanteriteFe2+(H2O)6SO4 · H2O
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H RockbridgeiteFe2+Fe43+(PO4)3(OH)5
H TorberniteCu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 12H2O
H VivianiteFe32+(PO4)2 · 8H2O
OOxygen
O AndalusiteAl2(SiO4)O
O AutuniteCa(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 11H2O
O CopiapiteFe2+Fe43+(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O
O GraftoniteFe2+Fe22+(PO4)2
O HalotrichiteFeAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
O MelanteriteFe2+(H2O)6SO4 · H2O
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O RockbridgeiteFe2+Fe43+(PO4)3(OH)5
O Sarcopside(Fe2+,Mn2+,Mg)3(PO4)2
O TorberniteCu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 12H2O
O UraniniteUO2
O VivianiteFe32+(PO4)2 · 8H2O
O Wagnerite(Mg,Fe2+)2(PO4)F
O Fillowite{Mn2+}{Na8}{Ca4Na4}{(Mn2+,Fe2+)43}(PO4)36
O AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
O QuartzSiO2
FFluorine
F Wagnerite(Mg,Fe2+)2(PO4)F
NaSodium
Na Fillowite{Mn2+}{Na8}{Ca4Na4}{(Mn2+,Fe2+)43}(PO4)36
Na AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
MgMagnesium
Mg Wagnerite(Mg,Fe2+)2(PO4)F
AlAluminium
Al AndalusiteAl2(SiO4)O
Al HalotrichiteFeAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
SiSilicon
Si AndalusiteAl2(SiO4)O
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Si QuartzSiO2
PPhosphorus
P AutuniteCa(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 11H2O
P GraftoniteFe2+Fe22+(PO4)2
P RockbridgeiteFe2+Fe43+(PO4)3(OH)5
P Sarcopside(Fe2+,Mn2+,Mg)3(PO4)2
P TorberniteCu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 12H2O
P VivianiteFe32+(PO4)2 · 8H2O
P Wagnerite(Mg,Fe2+)2(PO4)F
P Fillowite{Mn2+}{Na8}{Ca4Na4}{(Mn2+,Fe2+)43}(PO4)36
SSulfur
S CopiapiteFe2+Fe43+(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O
S HalotrichiteFeAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
S MelanteriteFe2+(H2O)6SO4 · H2O
S ArsenopyriteFeAsS
KPotassium
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CaCalcium
Ca AutuniteCa(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 11H2O
Ca Fillowite{Mn2+}{Na8}{Ca4Na4}{(Mn2+,Fe2+)43}(PO4)36
MnManganese
Mn Fillowite{Mn2+}{Na8}{Ca4Na4}{(Mn2+,Fe2+)43}(PO4)36
FeIron
Fe CopiapiteFe2+Fe43+(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O
Fe GraftoniteFe2+Fe22+(PO4)2
Fe HalotrichiteFeAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
Fe MelanteriteFe2+(H2O)6SO4 · H2O
Fe RockbridgeiteFe2+Fe43+(PO4)3(OH)5
Fe Sarcopside(Fe2+,Mn2+,Mg)3(PO4)2
Fe VivianiteFe32+(PO4)2 · 8H2O
Fe ArsenopyriteFeAsS
CuCopper
Cu TorberniteCu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 12H2O
AsArsenic
As ArsenopyriteFeAsS
UUranium
U AutuniteCa(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 11H2O
U TorberniteCu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 12H2O
U UraniniteUO2

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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Quaternary
0 - 2.588 Ma



ID: 3192974
Cenozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Pleistocene (0 - 2.588 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]

Neoproterozoic
541 - 1000 Ma



ID: 3150302
marine molasse

Age: Neoproterozoic (541 - 1000 Ma)

Description: low grade metamorphic

Lithology: Major:{phyllite}, 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]

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

References

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Berbain, C., Favreau, G. & Aymar, J. (2005): Mines et minéraux des Pyrénées-Orientales et des Corbières, Association Française de Microminéralogie Ed., 136-137.
FONTAN, F. (1971) Pegmatites phospholithinifères des massifs d'Arize, d'Aston et des Albères. Thèse 3ème cycle Université P. Sabatier, Toulouse, p 87-99.
FONTAN, F. (1978): Etude minéralogique et essais expérimentaux sur des phosphates de fer et de manganèse de pegmatites des Jebilet (Maroc) et des Pyrénées. Thèse Doctorat d'état, Université P. Sabatier, Toulouse, 103-132

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