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Grosse Marguerite Cave, Aiguèze, Gard, Occitanie, Francei
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Grosse Marguerite CaveCave
AiguèzeCommune
GardDepartment
OccitanieRegion
FranceCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
44° 20' 12'' North , 4° 29' 44'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Le Garn240 (2016)3.9km
Laval-Saint-Roman217 (2016)4.4km
Bidon118 (2016)4.5km
Aiguèze222 (2016)6.1km
Saint-Remèze589 (2016)6.3km
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French:
Grotte de la Grosse Marguerite, Aiguèze, Occitanie, France


The cave opens on a ledge below the top of the cliff, about 115 m above the Ardèche River. The cave corresponds to an ancient passage of an underground flow, now truncated by the cliff, and is clogged by sediments in its inner part. It is developed along ~200 m of rising passages, which split inward in two branches; passage size is about 10 m wide and 10 to 20 m high, with deep cupolas and chimneys where bat colonies gather. A guano deposit, about 6 m wide and 3 m thick, is located in the main cave branch, at the foot of the last slope 20 m from the cave end.

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1 valid mineral.

Rock Types Recorded

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Gypsum
Formula: CaSO4 · 2H2O
Reference: Audra, P., De Waele, J., Bentaleb, I., Chroňáková, A., Krištůfek, V., D’Angeli, I. M., Carbone, C., Madonia, G., Vattano, M., Scopelliti, G., Cailhol, D., Vanara, N., Temovski, M., Bigot, J.-Y., Nobécourt, J.-C., Galli, E., Rull, F., and Sanz-Arranz, A. (2019) Guano-related phosphate-rich minerals in European caves. International Journal of Speleology, 48, 1, 75-105.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Gypsum7.CD.40CaSO4 · 2H2O

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 29 - HYDRATED ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4·xH2O
Gypsum29.6.3.1CaSO4 · 2H2O

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
OOxygen
O GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
SSulfur
S GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
CaCalcium
Ca GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O

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Audra, P., De Waele, J., Bentaleb, I., Chroňáková, A., Krištůfek, V., D’Angeli, I. M., Carbone, C., Madonia, G., Vattano, M., Scopelliti, G., Cailhol, D., Vanara, N., Temovski, M., Bigot, J.-Y., Nobécourt, J.-C., Galli, E., Rull, F., and Sanz-Arranz, A. (2019) Guano-related phosphate-rich minerals in European caves. International Journal of Speleology, 48, 1, 75-105.


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