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The Orgues d'Ille, Ille-sur-Têt, Pyrénées-Orientales, Occitanie, Francei
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The Orgues d'Ille- not defined -
Ille-sur-Têt- not defined -
Pyrénées-OrientalesDepartment
OccitanieRegion
FranceCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 42° 41' 11'' North , 2° 37' 18'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 42.68639,2.62167
GeoHash:G#: sp9fgdv41
Köppen climate type:Cfa : Humid subtropical climate
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Ille-sur-Têt5,470 (2016)1.7km
Bélesta236 (2016)3.5km
Néfiach865 (2016)3.8km
Saint-Michel-de-Llotes297 (2016)4.5km
Corbère596 (2016)4.9km


Pliocene sedimentary deposits showing differential erosion with soft rock columns surmounted by stronger caps leading to fairy chimney rocks.
Two sites exist, this one the Orgues d'Ille, the most visited and famous, another one situated west of the bridge crossing the Têt river: the Orgues.

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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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Pliocene
2.588 - 5.333 Ma



ID: 3147823
fluviatil

Age: Pliocene (2.588 - 5.333 Ma)

Lithology: Major:{clay}, Minor{sand,gravel}

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]

Devonian
358.9 - 419.2 Ma



ID: 3190260
Paleozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Devonian (358.9 - 419.2 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]

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Berger, G.M. and al. (1993): Notice explicative de la feuille Rivesaltes à 1/50000, B.R.G.M., Editions du Service géologique national, p. 116.


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