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La Preste, Prats-de-Mollo-la Preste (Prats de Molló-la Presta), Pyrénées-Orientales, Occitanie, Francei
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Pyrénées-OrientalesDepartment
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 42° 24' 55'' North , 2° 20' 53'' East (est.)
Margin of Error:~0km
Köppen climate type:Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate
Other/historical names associated with this locality:Languedoc-Roussillon


Mining works began in la Preste at 18th century after the creation in 1731 of a Royal Mining Company for the Pyrenees which head office settled in this village.
Works for Cu in Saint-Louis and for Ag in Sainte-Barbe.
Works didn't last very long as they proved uneconomic (from 1732 to 1737).
Other exploitation took place at 19th century (Sainte-Marie mine) and other mineralogical sites exist in the large area.
La Preste is now and since long ago a health resort.

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Eurasian PlateTectonic Plate
EuropeContinent
Iberian PeninsulaPeninsula

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List

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18 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Arsenic
Formula: As
Reference: Berbain, C., Favreau, G. & Aymar, J. (2005): Mines et minéraux des Pyrénées-Orientales et des Corbières, Association Française de Microminéralogie Ed., 26.
Arsenopyrite
Formula: FeAsS
Reference: Companyo, L. (1861): Histoire naturelle des Pyrénées-Orientales, Imprimerie de J.-B. Alzine, Tome I, 353. Lacroix, A. (1910): Minéralogie de la France et de ses colonies, Librairie Polytechnique, Ch. Béranger Editeur, Tome II, 668.
Azurite
Formula: Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Reference: Berbain, C., Favreau, G. & Aymar, J. (2005): Mines et minéraux des Pyrénées-Orientales et des Corbières, Association Française de Microminéralogie Ed., 24-26.
Brochantite
Formula: Cu4(SO4)(OH)6
Reference: Berbain, C., Favreau, G. & Aymar, J. (2005): Mines et minéraux des Pyrénées-Orientales et des Corbières, Association Française de Microminéralogie Ed., 24-26.
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Chalcanthite
Formula: CuSO4 · 5H2O
Reference: Berbain, C., Favreau, G. & Aymar, J. (2005): Mines et minéraux des Pyrénées-Orientales et des Corbières, Association Française de Microminéralogie Ed., 24-26.
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: Berbain, C., Favreau, G. & Aymar, J. (2005): Mines et minéraux des Pyrénées-Orientales et des Corbières, Association Française de Microminéralogie Ed., 24-26.
Chrysocolla
Formula: Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Reference: Berbain, C., Favreau, G. & Aymar, J. (2005): Mines et minéraux des Pyrénées-Orientales et des Corbières, Association Française de Microminéralogie Ed., 24-26.
Conichalcite
Formula: CaCu(AsO4)(OH)
Reference: Berbain, C., Favreau, G. & Aymar, J. (2005): Mines et minéraux des Pyrénées-Orientales et des Corbières, Association Française de Microminéralogie Ed., 24-26.
Fluorite
Formula: CaF2
Reference: Berbain, C., Favreau, G. & Aymar, J. (2005): Mines et minéraux des Pyrénées-Orientales et des Corbières, Association Française de Microminéralogie Ed., 29.
Gypsum
Formula: CaSO4 · 2H2O
Reference: Berbain, C., Favreau, G. & Aymar, J. (2005): Mines et minéraux des Pyrénées-Orientales et des Corbières, Association Française de Microminéralogie Ed., 24-26.
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., 24-26.
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Reference: Berbain, C., Favreau, G. & Aymar, J. (2005): Mines et minéraux des Pyrénées-Orientales et des Corbières, Association Française de Microminéralogie Ed., 24-26.
Orpiment
Formula: As2S3
Reference: Berbain, C., Favreau, G. & Aymar, J. (2005): Mines et minéraux des Pyrénées-Orientales et des Corbières, Association Française de Microminéralogie Ed., 24-26.
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Quartz var: Chalcedony
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Companyo, L. (1861): Histoire naturelle des Pyrénées-Orientales, Imprimerie de J.-B. Alzine, Tome I, 346.
Quartz var: Prase
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Companyo, L. (1861): Histoire naturelle des Pyrénées-Orientales, Imprimerie de J.-B. Alzine, Tome I, 346.
Scorodite
Formula: Fe3+AsO4 · 2H2O
Reference: Berbain, C., Favreau, G. & Aymar, J. (2005): Mines et minéraux des Pyrénées-Orientales et des Corbières, Association Française de Microminéralogie Ed., 24-26.
Tyrolite
Formula: Ca2Cu9(AsO4)4(CO3)(OH)8 · 11H2O
Reference: Berbain, C., Favreau, G. & Aymar, J. (2005): Mines et minéraux des Pyrénées-Orientales et des Corbières, Association Française de Microminéralogie Ed., 24-26.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Arsenic1.CA.05As
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Arsenopyrite2.EB.20FeAsS
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Orpiment2.FA.30As2S3
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Group 3 - Halides
Fluorite3.AB.25CaF2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Hematite4.CB.05Fe2O3
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
var: Chalcedony4.DA.05SiO2
var: Prase4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Azurite5.BA.05Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Malachite5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Brochantite7.BB.25Cu4(SO4)(OH)6
Chalcanthite7.CB.20CuSO4 · 5H2O
Gypsum7.CD.40CaSO4 · 2H2O
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Conichalcite8.BH.35CaCu(AsO4)(OH)
Scorodite8.CD.10Fe3+AsO4 · 2H2O
Tyrolite8.DM.10Ca2Cu9(AsO4)4(CO3)(OH)8 · 11H2O
Group 9 - Silicates
Chrysocolla9.ED.20Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Semi-metals and non-metals
Arsenic1.3.1.1As
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:3
Orpiment2.11.1.1As2S3
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Arsenopyrite2.12.4.1FeAsS
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX2
Fluorite9.2.1.1CaF2
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Azurite16a.2.1.1Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Malachite16a.3.1.1Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 29 - HYDRATED ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4·xH2O
Chalcanthite29.6.7.1CuSO4 · 5H2O
Gypsum29.6.3.1CaSO4 · 2H2O
Group 30 - ANHYDROUS SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)m(XO4)pZq, where m:p>2:1
Brochantite30.1.3.1Cu4(SO4)(OH)6
Group 40 - HYDRATED NORMAL PHOSPHATES,ARSENATES AND VANADATES
(AB)5(XO4)2·xH2O
Scorodite40.4.1.3Fe3+AsO4 · 2H2O
Group 41 - ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)2(XO4)Zq
Conichalcite41.5.1.2CaCu(AsO4)(OH)
Group 42 - HYDRATED PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)5(XO4)2Zq·xH2O
Tyrolite42.4.3.1Ca2Cu9(AsO4)4(CO3)(OH)8 · 11H2O
Group 74 - PHYLLOSILICATES Modulated Layers
Modulated Layers with joined strips
Chrysocolla74.3.2.1Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
var: Chalcedony-SiO2
var: Prase-SiO2

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
H BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
H ChalcanthiteCuSO4 · 5H2O
H ConichalciteCaCu(AsO4)(OH)
H GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
H ScoroditeFe3+AsO4 · 2H2O
H TyroliteCa2Cu9(AsO4)4(CO3)(OH)8 · 11H2O
H ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
CCarbon
C AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
C CalciteCaCO3
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
C TyroliteCa2Cu9(AsO4)4(CO3)(OH)8 · 11H2O
OOxygen
O AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
O BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
O CalciteCaCO3
O ChalcanthiteCuSO4 · 5H2O
O ConichalciteCaCu(AsO4)(OH)
O GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
O HematiteFe2O3
O QuartzSiO2
O ScoroditeFe3+AsO4 · 2H2O
O TyroliteCa2Cu9(AsO4)4(CO3)(OH)8 · 11H2O
O ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
O Quartz (var: Prase)SiO2
O Quartz (var: Chalcedony)SiO2
FFluorine
F FluoriteCaF2
AlAluminium
Al ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
Si ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Si Quartz (var: Prase)SiO2
Si Quartz (var: Chalcedony)SiO2
SSulfur
S ArsenopyriteFeAsS
S BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
S ChalcanthiteCuSO4 · 5H2O
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
S OrpimentAs2S3
S PyriteFeS2
CaCalcium
Ca FluoriteCaF2
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca ConichalciteCaCu(AsO4)(OH)
Ca GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
Ca TyroliteCa2Cu9(AsO4)4(CO3)(OH)8 · 11H2O
FeIron
Fe ArsenopyriteFeAsS
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe HematiteFe2O3
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe ScoroditeFe3+AsO4 · 2H2O
CuCopper
Cu AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Cu BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
Cu ChalcanthiteCuSO4 · 5H2O
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu ConichalciteCaCu(AsO4)(OH)
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
Cu TyroliteCa2Cu9(AsO4)4(CO3)(OH)8 · 11H2O
Cu ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
AsArsenic
As ArsenopyriteFeAsS
As ConichalciteCaCu(AsO4)(OH)
As OrpimentAs2S3
As ScoroditeFe3+AsO4 · 2H2O
As TyroliteCa2Cu9(AsO4)4(CO3)(OH)8 · 11H2O
As ArsenicAs

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Companyo, L. (1861): Histoire naturelle des Pyrénées-Orientales, Imprimerie de J.-B. Alzine, Tome I, 317.
Berbain, C., Favreau, G. & Aymar, J. (2005): Mines et minéraux des Pyrénées-Orientales et des Corbières, Association Française de Microminéralogie Ed., 24.

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