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Seilles, Andenne, Namur, Wallonia, Belgiumi
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SeillesSection
AndenneMunicipality
NamurProvince
WalloniaRegion
BelgiumCountry

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50° 29' 53'' North , 5° 4' 49'' East
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Seilles is a section of the municipality of Andenne.

Note: Hatert et al. (2002) refer to the locality as both "Seilles" and "Tramaka". The "Rue de Tramaka" is to the northeast and east of Seilles.

An assemblage of two quarries, Boltry quarry on the west and Cimetière quarry on the east side. At the moment only Boltry quarry is being operated.

The fluorites came from Boltry quarry while the Pb, Zn and Fe minerals came from the Cimetière quarry.

It is not allowed to enter the site, the quarries are guarded and regularly checked for trespassers.

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14 valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

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Detailed Mineral List:

Baryte
Formula: BaSO4
Reference: Hatert, F., Deliens, M., Fransolet, A.-M., Van Der Meersche, E. (2002) Les minéraux de Belgique. 2ème édition, Muséum des Sciences Naturelles, Bruxelles, Belgium, 304 pages (in French).
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Description: associated with marcasite and fluorite
Reference: Cesàro, G. (1892) Sur la présence de l'isoscéloèdre de Rhisnes dans la calcite de Seilles. Annales de la Société géologique de Belgique, 19, 267.; Hatert, F., Deliens, M., Fransolet, A.-M., Van Der Meersche, E. (2002) Les minéraux de Belgique. 2ème édition, Muséum des Sciences Naturelles, Bruxelles, Belgium, 304 pages (in French).
Cerussite
Formula: PbCO3
Reference: Hatert, F., Deliens, M., Fransolet, A.-M., Van Der Meersche, E. (2002) Les minéraux de Belgique. 2ème édition, Muséum des Sciences Naturelles, Bruxelles, Belgium, 304 pages (in French).
Delvauxite
Formula: CaFe4(PO4,SO4)2(OH)8 · 4-6H2O not confirmed
Reference: Alan Backaert
Dolomite
Formula: CaMg(CO3)2
Reference: Hatert, F., Deliens, M., Fransolet, A.-M., Van Der Meersche, E. (2002) Les minéraux de Belgique. 2ème édition, Muséum des Sciences Naturelles, Bruxelles, Belgium, 304 pages (in French).
Fluorite
Formula: CaF2
Habit: cubes
Colour: various
Description: "According to Leckebusch et al. (1974), the colours of the Seilles fluorite are caused by F-centres. They occupy an anionic vacancy and are composed either of two electrons and one foreign trivalent cation (blue and green fluorites), or of one electron, one foreign cation and two oxygens (violet fluorite). The foreign cation would be a rare earth. Trace elements in the Seilles fluorites are Ba, Sr, Y, Ce, La, and Mg (Smith & Hirst, 1974)." (Hatert et al., 2002)
Reference: Leckebusch, R., Recker, K., Al-Mansur, M. (1974) Über die Farben der Fluorit von Seilles (Andenne, Belgien). Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie, Monatshefte, 143.; Smith, F., Hirst, D. (1974) Analysis of trace elements and fluid inclusions in fluorite from the Ardennes massif. Annales de la Société géologique de Belgique, 97, 281.; Hatert, F., Deliens, M., Fransolet, A.-M., Van Der Meersche, E. (2002) Les minéraux de Belgique. 2ème édition, Muséum des Sciences Naturelles, Bruxelles, Belgium, 304 pages (in French).
Galena
Formula: PbS
Description: The locality is listed as "Tramaka" in Hatert et al. (2002)
Reference: Harjo Neutkens collection; Hatert, F., Deliens, M., Fransolet, A.-M., Van Der Meersche, E. (2002) Les minéraux de Belgique. 2ème édition, Muséum des Sciences Naturelles, Bruxelles, Belgium, 304 pages (in French).
Goethite
Formula: α-Fe3+O(OH)
Reference: Hatert, F., Deliens, M., Fransolet, A.-M., Van Der Meersche, E. (2002) Les minéraux de Belgique. 2ème édition, Muséum des Sciences Naturelles, Bruxelles, Belgium, 304 pages (in French).
Gypsum
Formula: CaSO4 · 2H2O
Reference: Harjo Neutkens collection
Gypsum var. Selenite
Formula: CaSO4 · 2H2O
Reference: Harjo Neutkens collection
Hemimorphite
Formula: Zn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
Reference: Hatert, F., Deliens, M., Fransolet, A.-M., Van Der Meersche, E. (2002) Les minéraux de Belgique. 2ème édition, Muséum des Sciences Naturelles, Bruxelles, Belgium, 304 pages (in French).
'Limonite'
Formula: (Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Reference: Harjo Neutkens collection
Marcasite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Harjo Neutkens collection
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Paul De Bondt
'Pyrobitumen'
Reference: Hatert, F., Deliens, M., Fransolet, A.-M., Van Der Meersche, E. (2002) Les minéraux de Belgique. 2ème édition, Muséum des Sciences Naturelles, Bruxelles, Belgium, 304 pages (in French).
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Hatert, F., Deliens, M., Fransolet, A.-M., Van Der Meersche, E. (2002) Les minéraux de Belgique. 2ème édition, Muséum des Sciences Naturelles, Bruxelles, Belgium, 304 pages (in French).
Quartz var. Chalcedony
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Hatert, F., Deliens, M., Fransolet, A.-M., Van Der Meersche, E. (2002) Les minéraux de Belgique. 2ème édition, Muséum des Sciences Naturelles, Bruxelles, Belgium, 304 pages (in French).
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: Paul De Bondt.; Hatert, F., Deliens, M., Fransolet, A.-M., Van Der Meersche, E. (2002) Les minéraux de Belgique. 2ème édition, Muséum des Sciences Naturelles, Bruxelles, Belgium, 304 pages (in French).
Sphalerite var. Schalenblende
Reference: Harjo Neutkens collection

Gallery:

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Marcasite2.EB.10aFeS2
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
var. Schalenblende2.CB.05aZnS
Group 3 - Halides
Fluorite3.AB.25CaF2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Goethite4.00.α-Fe3+O(OH)
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
var. Chalcedony4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Cerussite5.AB.15PbCO3
Dolomite5.AB.10CaMg(CO3)2
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Baryte7.AD.35BaSO4
Gypsum7.CD.40CaSO4 · 2H2O
var. Selenite7.CD.40CaSO4 · 2H2O
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Delvauxite8.DM.35CaFe4(PO4,SO4)2(OH)8 · 4-6H2O not confirmed
Group 9 - Silicates
Hemimorphite9.BD.10Zn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
'Pyrobitumen'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Marcasite2.12.2.1FeS2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 6 - HYDROXIDES AND OXIDES CONTAINING HYDROXYL
XO(OH)
Goethite6.1.1.2α-Fe3+O(OH)
Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX2
Fluorite9.2.1.1CaF2
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Cerussite14.1.3.4PbCO3
AB(XO3)2
Dolomite14.2.1.1CaMg(CO3)2
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Baryte28.3.1.1BaSO4
Group 29 - HYDRATED ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4·xH2O
Gypsum29.6.3.1CaSO4 · 2H2O
Group 42 - HYDRATED PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
A2(XO4)Zq·xH2O
Delvauxite42.6.6.1CaFe4(PO4,SO4)2(OH)8 · 4-6H2O not confirmed
Group 56 - SOROSILICATES Si2O7 Groups, With Additional O, OH, F and H2O
Si2O7 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with cations in [4] coordination
Hemimorphite56.1.2.1Zn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Gypsum
var. Selenite
-CaSO4 · 2H2O
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
'Pyrobitumen'-
Quartz
var. Chalcedony
-SiO2
Sphalerite
var. Schalenblende
-ZnS

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
H DelvauxiteCaFe4(PO4,SO4)2(OH)8 · 4-6H2O not confirmed
H Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
H HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
H Gypsum var. SeleniteCaSO4 · 2H2O
H GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
C DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
C CerussitePbCO3
OOxygen
O CalciteCaCO3
O QuartzSiO2
O DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
O BaryteBaSO4
O Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
O DelvauxiteCaFe4(PO4,SO4)2(OH)8 · 4-6H2O not confirmed
O Quartz var. ChalcedonySiO2
O CerussitePbCO3
O Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
O HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
O Gypsum var. SeleniteCaSO4 · 2H2O
O GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
FFluorine
F FluoriteCaF2
MgMagnesium
Mg DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
Si Quartz var. ChalcedonySiO2
Si HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
PPhosphorus
P DelvauxiteCaFe4(PO4,SO4)2(OH)8 · 4-6H2O not confirmed
SSulfur
S GalenaPbS
S MarcasiteFeS2
S BaryteBaSO4
S PyriteFeS2
S SphaleriteZnS
S DelvauxiteCaFe4(PO4,SO4)2(OH)8 · 4-6H2O not confirmed
S Gypsum var. SeleniteCaSO4 · 2H2O
S GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
Ca FluoriteCaF2
Ca DelvauxiteCaFe4(PO4,SO4)2(OH)8 · 4-6H2O not confirmed
Ca Gypsum var. SeleniteCaSO4 · 2H2O
Ca GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
FeIron
Fe MarcasiteFeS2
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Fe DelvauxiteCaFe4(PO4,SO4)2(OH)8 · 4-6H2O not confirmed
Fe Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
Zn HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
BaBarium
Ba BaryteBaSO4
PbLead
Pb GalenaPbS
Pb CerussitePbCO3

References

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Cesàro, G. (1892) Sur la présence de l'isoscéloèdre de Rhisnes dans la calcite de Seilles. Annales de la Société géologique de Belgique, 19, 267.
Corin, F. (1930) Présentation de fluorine et d'anthracite de Seilles. Bulletin de la Société belge de Géologie, 40, 77.
Leckebusch, R., Recker, K., Al-Mansur, M. (1974) Über die Farben der Fluorit von Seilles (Andenne, Belgien). Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie, Monatshefte, 143.
Smith, F., Hirst, D. (1974) Analysis of trace elements and fluid inclusions in fluorite from the Ardennes massif. Annales de la Société géologique de Belgique, 97, 281.
Mélon, J., Bourguignon, P., Fransolet, A.-M. (1976) Les minéraux de Belgique. Editions G. Lelotte, Dison (Belgique), 283 pages.
Hatert, F., Deliens, M., Fransolet, A.-M., Van Der Meersche, E. (2002) Les minéraux de Belgique. 2ème édition, Muséum des Sciences Naturelles, Bruxelles, Belgium, 304 pages (in French).
Goemaere, E., Philippo, S. (2010) La fluorite de Seilles. In: Terres, pierres et feu en vallée mosane. L'exploitation des ressources minérales de la commune d'Andenne: géologie, industries, cadre historique et patrimoines culturel et biologique. E. Goemaere (Ed.), Collection Géosciences n°3, Service géologique de Belgique, Institut Royal des Sciences naturelles de Belgique, 544 pages: 491-500.

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