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La Pinosa, Valmanya, Massif du Canigou, Pyrénées-Orientales, Occitanie, Francei
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La Pinosa- not defined -
Valmanya- not defined -
Massif du Canigou- not defined -
Pyrénées-OrientalesDepartment
OccitanieRegion
FranceCountry

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Name(s) in local language(s):La Pinouse
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 42° 30' 58'' North , 2° 32' 14'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 42.51611,2.53722
GeoHash:G#: sp9ccezd3
Köppen climate type:Cfa : Humid subtropical climate
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Cortsaví274 (2016)6.5km
Montferrer240 (2016)9.0km
Montboló207 (2016)10.2km
Estoher145 (2016)10.3km
Arles3,028 (2016)10.4km
Other/historical names associated with this locality:Languedoc-Roussillon


Altitude 1360 m and situated east of the Canigou iron belt, la Pinouse (la Pinosa) is told to have been already run during ancient roman times. In modern times the mine has been worked at nineteenth century then at intervals to close in 1931. The mine takes place at the north side of the Puig de l'Estelle mountain whereas the Batère mines are situated on the south side mount. Note that under earth communication between the two mines was possible at Roca Gelera site east of la Pinouse.
The iron ore got its way by cable down to the Rapaloum station (specially built - altitude 1200 m) then carried by train (7.5 miles) to the la Redoute station (Col de Formentera) then brought down to the valley again by cable to Amélie-les-Bains (alt 230 m).

Regions containing this locality

Eurasian PlateTectonic Plate
EuropeContinent
Iberian PeninsulaPeninsula

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


5 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Aragonite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Berbain, C., Favreau, G. & Aymar, J. (2005): Mines et minéraux des Pyrénées-Orientales et des Corbières, Association Française de Microminéralogie Ed., 128-129.
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Berbain, C., Favreau, G. & Aymar, J. (2005): Mines et minéraux des Pyrénées-Orientales et des Corbières, Association Française de Microminéralogie Ed., 128-129.
Goethite
Formula: α-Fe3+O(OH)
Reference: Guitard, G. (2010): Catalogue raisonné de la collection de minéralogie régionale, C.E.R.P. de Tautavel, 138.
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Reference: Berbain, C., Favreau, G. & Aymar, J. (2005): Mines et minéraux des Pyrénées-Orientales et des Corbières, Association Française de Microminéralogie Ed., 128-129. Companyo, L. (1861): Histoire naturelle des Pyrénées-Orientales, Imprimerie de J.-B. Alzine, Tome I, 352.
'Limonite'
Formula: (Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Reference: Lacroix, A. (1910): Minéralogie de la France et de ses colonies, Librairie Polytechnique, Ch. Béranger Editeur, Tome III, 608.
Siderite
Formula: FeCO3
Reference: Lacroix, A. (1910): Minéralogie de la France et de ses colonies, Librairie Polytechnique, Ch. Béranger Editeur, Tome III, 608.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Goethite4.00.α-Fe3+O(OH)
Hematite4.CB.05Fe2O3
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Aragonite5.AB.15CaCO3
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Siderite5.AB.05FeCO3
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
Group 6 - HYDROXIDES AND OXIDES CONTAINING HYDROXYL
XO(OH)
Goethite6.1.1.2α-Fe3+O(OH)
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Siderite14.1.1.3FeCO3
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Aragonite-CaCO3
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
H Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
CCarbon
C AragoniteCaCO3
C CalciteCaCO3
C SideriteFeCO3
OOxygen
O AragoniteCaCO3
O CalciteCaCO3
O HematiteFe2O3
O Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
O SideriteFeCO3
O Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
CaCalcium
Ca AragoniteCaCO3
Ca CalciteCaCO3
FeIron
Fe HematiteFe2O3
Fe Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Fe SideriteFeCO3
Fe Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)

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 Carboniferous
298.9 - 323.2 Ma



ID: 3157052
calc-alkaline syn orogenic plutonism

Age: Pennsylvanian (298.9 - 323.2 Ma)

Lithology: Granite

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]

Neoproterozoic - Ectasian
541 - 1400 Ma



ID: 3184602
Mesoproterozoic-Neoproterozoic crystalline metamorphic rocks

Age: Proterozoic (541 - 1400 Ma)

Comments: Pyrenees

Lithology: Crystalline metamorphic 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]

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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., 128-129.
Lacroix, A. (1910): Minéralogie de la France et de ses colonies, Librairie Polytechnique, Ch. Béranger Editeur, Tome III, 608.


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