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Matra Mine, Matra, Moïta, Corte, Haute-Corse, Corsica, Francei
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Matra MineMine
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Name(s) in local language(s):Mine de Matra, Matra, Moïta, Corte, Haute-Corse, Corse, France
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 42° 17' 7'' North , 9° 23' 25'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 42.28546,9.39049
GeoHash:G#: spw8t9vfw
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:Csb : Warm-summer Mediterranean climate
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Zalana142 (2016)3.2km
Perelli119 (2016)4.0km
Tox115 (2016)5.0km
Pietra-di-Verde126 (2016)5.1km
Tallone294 (2016)6.3km


An arsenic mine, located near Matra.

"On the N198 towards Bastia take the D16 until Matra where, near old mining buildings, it is possible to collect abundant orpiment, realgar, and stibnite." [Belot, 1978]

Regions containing this locality

Eurasian PlateTectonic Plate
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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


21 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Awaruite
Formula: Ni3Fe
Reference: Picot, P. and Johan, Z. (1977). Atlas des Minéraux Métalliques, BRGM, Elsevier
'Bravoite'
Formula: (Fe,Ni)S2
Reference: H. Azais et al.
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Yves Masson specimen
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: H. Azais et al.
Chromite
Formula: Fe2+Cr3+2O4
Reference: H. Azais et al.
Greigite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2S4
Reference: Picot, P. and Johan, Z. (1977). Atlas des Minéraux Métalliques, BRGM, Elsevier
Heazlewoodite
Formula: Ni3S2
Reference: H. Azais et al.
Hercynite
Formula: Fe2+Al2O4
Reference: H. Azias et al. : "Le problème du nickel dans les serpentinites de Corse", Extrait du Bulletin du BRGM, N°1, 1968
Hercynite var: Picotite
Formula: (Fe,Mg)(Al,Cr)2O4
Reference: H. Azias et al. : "Le problème du nickel dans les serpentinites de Corse", Extrait du Bulletin du BRGM, N°1, 1968
Hörnesite
Formula: Mg3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
Reference: Van King
Ilmenite
Formula: Fe2+TiO3
Reference: H. Azais et al.
Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Reference: H. Azais et al.
Millerite
Formula: NiS
Reference: H. Azais et al.
Orpiment
Formula: As2S3
Reference: Belot, Victor R. (1978) Guide des minéraux, coquillages et fossiles: où les trouver en France, comment les reconnaître et les collectionner (Guides Horay). Pierre Horay (Ed.), 224 pp.; Rocks & Minerals (xxxx) 20, 310.
Pääkkönenite ?
Formula: Sb2AsS2
Description: No analytical details given.
Reference: Gunnar Färber
Pararealgar
Formula: As4S4
Reference: Frank Keutsch collection, # FNK GRE 1 (originally via Fred Kennedy collection)
Pentlandite
Formula: (FexNiy)Σ9S8
Reference: H. Azais et al.
Picropharmacolite
Formula: Ca4Mg(AsO4)2(HAsO4)2 · 11H2O
Reference: Van King
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: H. Azais et al.
Realgar
Formula: As4S4
Reference: Belot, Victor R. (1978) Guide des minéraux, coquillages et fossiles: où les trouver en France, comment les reconnaître et les collectionner (Guides Horay). Pierre Horay (Ed.), 224 pp.; Rocks & Minerals (xxxx) 20, 310.
Stibarsen
Formula: AsSb
Reference: http://www.mindat.org/photo-359180.html
Stibnite
Formula: Sb2S3
Description: Earlier than realgar in the paragenesis.
Reference: Picot, P. and Johan, Z. (1977) Atlas des Minéraux Métalliques. BRGM/Elsevier.; Belot, Victor R. (1978) Guide des minéraux, coquillages et fossiles: où les trouver en France, comment les reconnaître et les collectionner (Guides Horay). Pierre Horay (Ed.), 224 pp.
Valleriite
Formula: (Fe2+,Cu)4(Mg,Al)3S4(OH,O)6
Reference: H. Azias et al. : "Le problème du nickel dans les serpentinites de Corse", Extrait du Bulletin du BRGM, N°1, 1968

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Awaruite1.AE.20Ni3Fe
Stibarsen1.CA.05AsSb
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Greigite2.DA.05Fe2+Fe3+2S4
Heazlewoodite2.BB.05Ni3S2
Millerite2.CC.20NiS
Orpiment2.FA.30As2S3
Pararealgar2.FA.15bAs4S4
Pentlandite2.BB.15(FexNiy)Σ9S8
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Pääkkönenite ?2.DB.05Sb2AsS2
Realgar2.FA.15aAs4S4
Stibnite2.DB.05Sb2S3
Valleriite2.FD.30(Fe2+,Cu)4(Mg,Al)3S4(OH,O)6
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Chromite4.BB.05Fe2+Cr3+2O4
Hercynite4.BB.05Fe2+Al2O4
var: Picotite4.BB.05(Fe,Mg)(Al,Cr)2O4
Ilmenite4.CB.05Fe2+TiO3
Magnetite4.BB.05Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Hörnesite8.CE.40Mg3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
Picropharmacolite8.CH.15Ca4Mg(AsO4)2(HAsO4)2 · 11H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Bravoite'-(Fe,Ni)S2

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Metals, other than the Platinum Group
Awaruite1.1.11.4Ni3Fe
Semi-metals and non-metals
Stibarsen1.3.1.3AsSb
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 3:2
Heazlewoodite2.5.3.1Ni3S2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 9:8
Pentlandite2.7.1.1(FexNiy)Σ9S8
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Millerite2.8.16.1NiS
Pararealgar2.8.21.2As4S4
Realgar2.8.21.1As4S4
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 3:4
Greigite2.10.1.10Fe2+Fe3+2S4
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:3
Orpiment2.11.1.1As2S3
Pääkkönenite ?2.11.5.1Sb2AsS2
Stibnite2.11.2.1Sb2S3
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Hydroxysulfides and Hydrated Sulfides
Valleriite2.14.1.1(Fe2+,Cu)4(Mg,Al)3S4(OH,O)6
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Ilmenite4.3.5.1Fe2+TiO3
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Chromite7.2.3.3Fe2+Cr3+2O4
Hercynite7.2.1.3Fe2+Al2O4
Magnetite7.2.2.3Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Group 39 - HYDRATED ACID PHOSPHATES,ARSENATES AND VANADATES
(AB)5[HXO4]2[XO4]2.xH2O
Picropharmacolite39.2.4.1Ca4Mg(AsO4)2(HAsO4)2 · 11H2O
Group 40 - HYDRATED NORMAL PHOSPHATES,ARSENATES AND VANADATES
A3(XO4)2·xH2O
Hörnesite40.3.6.7Mg3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Bravoite'-(Fe,Ni)S2
Hercynite
var: Picotite
-(Fe,Mg)(Al,Cr)2O4

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Valleriite(Fe2+,Cu)4(Mg,Al)3S4(OH,O)6
H HörnesiteMg3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
H PicropharmacoliteCa4Mg(AsO4)2(HAsO4)2 · 11H2O
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
OOxygen
O MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
O IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
O ChromiteFe2+Cr23+O4
O Valleriite(Fe2+,Cu)4(Mg,Al)3S4(OH,O)6
O Hercynite (var: Picotite)(Fe,Mg)(Al,Cr)2O4
O HörnesiteMg3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
O PicropharmacoliteCa4Mg(AsO4)2(HAsO4)2 · 11H2O
O CalciteCaCO3
O HercyniteFe2+Al2O4
MgMagnesium
Mg Valleriite(Fe2+,Cu)4(Mg,Al)3S4(OH,O)6
Mg Hercynite (var: Picotite)(Fe,Mg)(Al,Cr)2O4
Mg HörnesiteMg3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
Mg PicropharmacoliteCa4Mg(AsO4)2(HAsO4)2 · 11H2O
AlAluminium
Al Valleriite(Fe2+,Cu)4(Mg,Al)3S4(OH,O)6
Al Hercynite (var: Picotite)(Fe,Mg)(Al,Cr)2O4
Al HercyniteFe2+Al2O4
SSulfur
S RealgarAs4S4
S OrpimentAs2S3
S GreigiteFe2+Fe23+S4
S StibniteSb2S3
S Pentlandite(FexNiy)Σ9S8
S HeazlewooditeNi3S2
S MilleriteNiS
S Bravoite(Fe,Ni)S2
S PyriteFeS2
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S Valleriite(Fe2+,Cu)4(Mg,Al)3S4(OH,O)6
S PararealgarAs4S4
S PääkköneniteSb2AsS2
CaCalcium
Ca PicropharmacoliteCa4Mg(AsO4)2(HAsO4)2 · 11H2O
Ca CalciteCaCO3
TiTitanium
Ti IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
CrChromium
Cr ChromiteFe2+Cr23+O4
Cr Hercynite (var: Picotite)(Fe,Mg)(Al,Cr)2O4
FeIron
Fe AwaruiteNi3Fe
Fe GreigiteFe2+Fe23+S4
Fe Pentlandite(FexNiy)Σ9S8
Fe Bravoite(Fe,Ni)S2
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
Fe IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
Fe ChromiteFe2+Cr23+O4
Fe Valleriite(Fe2+,Cu)4(Mg,Al)3S4(OH,O)6
Fe Hercynite (var: Picotite)(Fe,Mg)(Al,Cr)2O4
Fe HercyniteFe2+Al2O4
NiNickel
Ni AwaruiteNi3Fe
Ni Pentlandite(FexNiy)Σ9S8
Ni HeazlewooditeNi3S2
Ni MilleriteNiS
Ni Bravoite(Fe,Ni)S2
CuCopper
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu Valleriite(Fe2+,Cu)4(Mg,Al)3S4(OH,O)6
AsArsenic
As RealgarAs4S4
As OrpimentAs2S3
As HörnesiteMg3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
As PicropharmacoliteCa4Mg(AsO4)2(HAsO4)2 · 11H2O
As StibarsenAsSb
As PararealgarAs4S4
As PääkköneniteSb2AsS2
SbAntimony
Sb StibniteSb2S3
Sb StibarsenAsSb
Sb PääkköneniteSb2AsS2

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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Mesozoic
66 - 251.902 Ma



ID: 3159169
Schistes Lustrés Piémontais (Bündener Schiefer)

Age: Mesozoic (66 - 251.902 Ma)

Description: medium grade metamorphic

Lithology: Major:{mica schist}, Minor{quartzite,marble}

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]

Cretaceous - Jurassic
66 - 201.3 Ma



ID: 3189249
Mesozoic crystalline metamorphic rocks

Age: Mesozoic (66 - 201.3 Ma)

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]

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

References

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Picot, P. and Johan, Z. (1977) Atlas des Minéraux Métalliques. BRGM/Elsevier.
Belot, Victor R. (1978) Guide des minéraux, coquillages et fossiles: où les trouver en France, comment les reconnaître et les collectionner (Guides Horay). Pierre Horay (Ed.), 224 pp.


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