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Allos area, Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France

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Location is approximate, estimate based on other nearby localities.
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 44° North , 6° East (est.)
Margin of Error:~83km
Locality type:Area
Köppen climate type:Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate

Skeleton quartz and smoky quartz occurrences.


- Finds on nice baryte crystals in septarian nodules have been erroneously attributed to this locality (see In fact, they come from the La Sapée locality (Col du Défend, Alpes-de-Haute-Provence).

- The Allos Pass (Col d'Allos - 2250 m asl) is situated on the edge of Mercantour National Park approximately 80 km SE of Gap and 20 km from the small town of Barcelonnette.
Map ref.: 44°17'41.82"N / 06°36'08.68"E

Regions containing this locality

The Alps, Europe

Mountain Range - 2,202 mineral species & varietal names listed

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

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2 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Self collected by S. MAURY
Formula: SiO2
Habit: Window habit
Colour: Colorless
Reference: Rostan P. (2002), Cristaux de quartz d'habitus fenestré dans les Alpes du Sud, Le Règne Minéral, n°45, pp: 5-17

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si

List of minerals for each chemical element

C CalciteCaCO3
O CalciteCaCO3
O QuartzSiO2
Si QuartzSiO2
Ca CalciteCaCO3


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Year (asc) Year (desc) Author (A-Z) Author (Z-A)
- MARI G. (1982) : "Mines et minéraux des Alpes Maritimes" Ed. SERRES.
- ROSTAN P. (2002): "Cristaux de quartz d'habitus fenestré dans les Alpes du Sud", Le Règne Minéral 45, 5-17.
- Arnou, J. and Chion, J.L. (2006). "Un rêve de cristallier: la grande fissure à "quartz fenêtre" d'Allos, Alpes de Haute Provence." Le Règne Minéral (71), 18-27.

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