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Laroque-des-Albères, Albères massif, Pyrénées-Orientales, Occitanie, Francei
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Albères massifMassif
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Laroque, La Roca, La Roche, The Rock !
First traces of mining exploitation in Albères massif date back to Roman Republican period, in this case as evidenced in Laroque galleries and slag heaps still visible in the village area.
This mining works were then abandoned till the 10th century at Middle-Age where mentions of "menario" in 927 and minario in 981 are made (A. Catafau). But already soon competed with Canigou richest veins of iron oxides (Laroque mines whose mineral content does not exceed 25%) this activity is a new once neglected. The exploitation resumes at the end of the 18th century to supply the catalan forge of Sorède. It will continue until it closed in the late 19th century.

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9 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Bornite
Formula: Cu5FeS4
Reference: Lacroix, A. (1910): Minéralogie de la France et de ses colonies, Librairie Polytechnique, Ch. Béranger Editeur, Tome II, 682.
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: Lacroix, A. (1910): Minéralogie de la France et de ses colonies, Librairie Polytechnique, Ch. Béranger Editeur, Tome II, 682.
Goethite
Formula: α-Fe3+O(OH)
Reference: Berbain, C., Favreau, G. & Aymar, J. (2005): Mines et minéraux des Pyrénées-Orientales et des Corbières, Association Française de Microminéralogie Ed., 134-135.
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., 134-135.
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Reference: Lacroix, A. (1910): Minéralogie de la France et de ses colonies, Librairie Polytechnique, Ch. Béranger Editeur, Tome II, 682.
Molybdenite
Formula: MoS2
Reference: Berbain, C., Favreau, G. & Aymar, J. (2005): Mines et minéraux des Pyrénées-Orientales et des Corbières, Association Française de Microminéralogie Ed., 135.
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Berbain, C., Favreau, G. & Aymar, J. (2005): Mines et minéraux des Pyrénées-Orientales et des Corbières, Association Française de Microminéralogie Ed., 134-135.
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., 134-135.
Schorl
Formula: Na(Fe2+3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Reference: Olivier Mével specimen

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Bornite2.BA.15Cu5FeS4
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Molybdenite2.EA.30MoS2
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Goethite4.00.α-Fe3+O(OH)
Hematite4.CB.05Fe2O3
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Malachite5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 9 - Silicates
Schorl9.CK.05Na(Fe2+3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 3:2
Bornite2.5.2.1Cu5FeS4
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Molybdenite2.12.10.1MoS2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
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 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Malachite16a.3.1.1Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 61 - CYCLOSILICATES Six-Membered Rings
Six-Membered Rings with borate groups
Schorl61.3.1.10Na(Fe2+3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
H Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
BBoron
B SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
CCarbon
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
OOxygen
O SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
O HematiteFe2O3
O QuartzSiO2
O Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
NaSodium
Na SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
AlAluminium
Al SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
SiSilicon
Si SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Si QuartzSiO2
SSulfur
S PyriteFeS2
S MolybdeniteMoS2
S BorniteCu5FeS4
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
FeIron
Fe SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Fe HematiteFe2O3
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
Fe BorniteCu5FeS4
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
CuCopper
Cu BorniteCu5FeS4
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
MoMolybdenum
Mo MolybdeniteMoS2

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., 134-135.
Catafau, A., Passarius, O. (1995-1996): Laroque-des-Albères de l'Antiquité à la fin du Moyen-Age, in: Etudes Roussillonnaises, tome XIV.
Lacombe Massot, J.P., Tocabens, J. (2000): L'Albera, 2000 ans d'histoire et plus, Sources Ed., 384-385.

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