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Chitry les Mines, Nièvre, Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, France

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Location is approximate, based on center of defined region.
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 47° 15' 37'' North , 3° 39' 2'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 47.26028,3.65083
Area:50 km2
Neighbouring regions:
Name(s) in local language(s):
Other/historical region names associated with this locality:Chitry les Mines; Burgandy; Franche-Comté

Pb, Zn, Ag, F and Ba ore deposits contained in a siliciie upper triasic dolomitic rock leaving directly on the hercynian rocks and located at the border of the "Bassin de Paris".
Lead and silver had been extracted mainly between 1400 and 1600 and perhaps before, a main romain road passed through Chitry les Mines. Minning works has been near the groundfloor less than 20 meteres deep with hole and little galeries in a very large area.
Mineralized rocks extracted during work road around the village in 2012. These works have also rediscovered an old gallery.

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12 valid minerals.

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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: 3158840
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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BURNOL L, LHEGU J (1957) – Chitry-les-Mines. Rapport d’ensemble. Rapp BRGM A1273, 194p
MOUREY Y. (2014) - Les mines de plomb-zinc de Chitry-les-Mines (Nièvre) Le Cahier des Micromonteurs, n°124, pp. 3-25
MOUREY Y. (2014) - Les mines de plomb-zinc de Chitry-les-Mines (Nièvre) Le Cahier des Micromonteurs, n°124, pp. 3-25

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