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Les Trois Vallons mine, Les Adrets, Var, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, Francei
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Les Trois Vallons mineMine
Les Adrets- not defined -
VarDepartment
Provence-Alpes-Côte d'AzurRegion
FranceCountry

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Name(s) in local language(s):Mine des Trois Vallons, Les Adrets, Var, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 43° 31' 15'' North , 6° 49' 44'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 43.52107,6.82912
GeoHash:G#: spsze6ub9
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:Csb : Warm-summer Mediterranean climate
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Tanneron1,410 (2016)8.6km
Mandelieu-la-Napoule19,292 (2016)9.0km
Théoule-sur-Mer1,347 (2016)9.1km
Bagnols-en-Forêt1,810 (2016)10.4km
Auribeau-sur-Siagne2,736 (2016)11.2km


Small fluorite mine on the Théoule - le Planestel fault. A large vein, up to 8 meters large, oriented 120°N.
It was exploited on 5 levels. Today only the upper one can be seen.

Regions containing this locality

Eurasian PlateTectonic Plate
EuropeContinent
The Alps, EuropeMountain Range

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


9 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Baryte
Formula: BaSO4
Reference: G. MARI (1979) : Mines et minéraux de la Provence cristalline (Maures.Esterel.Tanneron). Ed. SERRES.(in French)
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Self collected S. MAURY 2014
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: G. MARI (1979) : Mines et minéraux de la Provence cristalline (Maures.Esterel.Tanneron). Ed. SERRES.(in French)
Fluorite
Formula: CaF2
Reference: G. MARI (1979) : Mines et minéraux de la Provence cristalline (Maures.Esterel.Tanneron). Ed. SERRES.(in French)
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: G. MARI (1979) : Mines et minéraux de la Provence cristalline (Maures.Esterel.Tanneron). Ed. SERRES.(in French)
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: G. MARI (1979) : Mines et minéraux de la Provence cristalline (Maures.Esterel.Tanneron). Ed. SERRES.(in French)
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: G. MARI (1979) : Mines et minéraux de la Provence cristalline (Maures.Esterel.Tanneron). Ed. SERRES.(in French)
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: G. MARI (1979) : Mines et minéraux de la Provence cristalline (Maures.Esterel.Tanneron). Ed. SERRES.(in French)
Tetrahedrite
Formula: Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Reference: G. MARI (1979) : Mines et minéraux de la Provence cristalline (Maures.Esterel.Tanneron). Ed. SERRES.(in French)

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Tetrahedrite2.GB.05Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Group 3 - Halides
Fluorite3.AB.25CaF2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Baryte7.AD.35BaSO4

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 3 - SULFOSALTS
3 <ø < 4
Tetrahedrite3.3.6.1Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX2
Fluorite9.2.1.1CaF2
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Baryte28.3.1.1BaSO4
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

CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
OOxygen
O BaryteBaSO4
O QuartzSiO2
O CalciteCaCO3
FFluorine
F FluoriteCaF2
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
SSulfur
S BaryteBaSO4
S GalenaPbS
S PyriteFeS2
S SphaleriteZnS
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
CaCalcium
Ca FluoriteCaF2
Ca CalciteCaCO3
FeIron
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
CuCopper
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
Zn TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
SbAntimony
Sb TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
BaBarium
Ba BaryteBaSO4
PbLead
Pb GalenaPbS

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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Permian
251.902 - 298.9 Ma



ID: 3186387
Paleozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Phanerozoic (251.902 - 298.9 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]

Permian
251.902 - 298.9 Ma



ID: 3136237
marine or continental molasse

Age: Phanerozoic (251.902 - 298.9 Ma)

Lithology: Major:{sandstone}, Minor{siltstone,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]

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

References

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G. MARI (1979) : Mines et minéraux de la Provence cristalline (Maures.Esterel.Tanneron). Ed. SERRES.(in French)
P. SOLETY (1965) : Les gisements de fluorine de la Provence Cristalline (Maures, Tanneron, Estérel). Bull. Soc. Geol. Fr., 7, VII, 5, p733-738


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