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La Grande Vernissière (Fressac), Durfort mines, Durfort, Durfort-et-Saint-Martin-de-Sossenac, Gard, Occitanie, Francei
Regional Level Types
La Grande Vernissière (Fressac)- not defined -
Durfort minesGroup of Mines
Durfort- not defined -
Durfort-et-Saint-Martin-de-Sossenac- not defined -
GardDepartment
OccitanieRegion
FranceCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
43° 59' 56'' North , 3° 56' 22'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Durfort-et-Saint-Martin-de-Sossenac653 (2016)1.6km
Saint-Félix-de-Pallières220 (2016)2.2km
Monoblet633 (2016)4.2km
Tornac781 (2016)5.2km
Vabres110 (2016)5.2km
Other/historical names associated with this locality:
Languedoc-Roussillon


Old exploitation classicaly related to "Durfort mines". In fact on Fressac commune and not Durfort.

The Grande Vernissière, takes its name from the alquifoux (leadsulfide lacquer) used to varnish the pottery. Its exploitation began in the eighteenth century, but its peak of exploitation took place only from 1904 to 1907 with 18 to 20 tons per year thanks to the construction of a wash plant, galleries and a rise. Work has ceased in 1954.

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No minerals currently recorded for this locality.

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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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Jurassic
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: 3152275
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]

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

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