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Puech de Vermus, Espalion, Aveyron, Occitanie, Francei
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 44° 30' 54'' North , 2° 46' 45'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 44.51523,2.77935
GeoHash:G#: spcvppzb5
Köppen climate type:Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Espalion4,652 (2016)1.5km
Bessuéjouls235 (2016)4.2km
Coubisou523 (2016)5.8km
Bozouls2,429 (2016)6.6km
Gabriac473 (2016)7.2km
Other/historical names associated with this locality:Midi-Pyrénées


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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


18 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Aegirine ?
Formula: NaFe3+Si2O6
Reference: Patrice Queneau Collection
Analcime
Formula: Na(AlSi2O6) · H2O
Reference: Boutry C., Pelisson P., Pillard F. (1986), Les zéolites d'Espalion, Le Cahier des Micromonteurs, n°2, pp: 3-7
'Apophyllite'
Reference: JR & C EYTIER collection
Aragonite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Yves Masson specimen
Augite
Formula: (CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Reference: Boutry C., Pelisson P., Pillard F. (1986), Les zéolites d'Espalion, Le Cahier des Micromonteurs, n°2, pp: 3-7
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: JR & C EYTIER collection
'Chabazite'
Reference: Patrice Queneau Collection
Ettringite ?
Formula: Ca6Al2(SO4)3(OH)12 · 26H2O
Description: So far, all analyses of "ettringite" have turned to be thaumasite.
Reference: Boutry C., Pelisson P., Pillard F. (1986), Les zéolites d'Espalion, Le Cahier des Micromonteurs, n°2, pp: 3-7
'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'
Reference: JR & C EYTIER collection
'Gismondine'
Reference: Oral Communication
Gyrolite
Formula: NaCa16Si23AlO60(OH)8 · 14H2O
Reference: Boutry C., Pelisson P., Pillard F. (1986), Les zéolites d'Espalion, Le Cahier des Micromonteurs, n°2, pp: 3-7
Hercynite
Formula: Fe2+Al2O4
Description: Hercynite, in small grains, is included in montmorillonite spherules. Surprisingly, this association closely looks like the clay/magnesioferrite spherules resulting of meteorite impacts.
Reference: Boutry C., Pelisson P., Pillard F. (1986), Les zéolites d'Espalion, Le Cahier des Micromonteurs, n°2, pp: 3-7
Mesolite
Formula: Na2Ca2Si9Al6O30 · 8H2O
Reference: Collection Elmar Lackner
Montmorillonite
Formula: (Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Reference: Boutry C., Pelisson P., Pillard F. (1986), Les zéolites d'Espalion, Le Cahier des Micromonteurs, n°2, pp: 3-7
Natrolite
Formula: Na2Al2Si3O10 · 2H2O
Reference: Boutry C., Pelisson P., Pillard F. (1986), Les zéolites d'Espalion, Le Cahier des Micromonteurs, n°2, pp: 3-7
'Phillipsite'
Reference: Boutry C., Pelisson P., Pillard F. (1986), Les zéolites d'Espalion, Le Cahier des Micromonteurs, n°2, pp: 3-7
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: JR & C EYTIER collection
Scolecite ?
Formula: CaAl2Si3O10 · 3H2O
Description: So far, all analyzed "scolecite" have turned to be natrolite.
Reference: Boutry C., Pelisson P., Pillard F. (1986), Les zéolites d'Espalion, Le Cahier des Micromonteurs, n°2, pp: 3-7
Spinel
Formula: MgAl2O4
Reference: Boutry C., Pelisson P., Pillard F. (1986), Les zéolites d'Espalion, Le Cahier des Micromonteurs, n°2, pp: 3-7
Tacharanite
Formula: Ca12Al2Si18O33 (OH)36
Reference: Boutry C., Pelisson P., Pillard F. (1986), Les zéolites d'Espalion, Le Cahier des Micromonteurs, n°2, pp: 3-7
Thaumasite
Formula: Ca3(SO4)[Si(OH)6](CO3) · 12H2O
Reference: Boutry C., Pelisson P., Pillard F. (1986), Les zéolites d'Espalion, Le Cahier des Micromonteurs, n°2, pp: 3-7
Thomsonite-Ca
Formula: NaCa2[Al5Si5O20] · 6H2O
Reference: Boutry C., Pelisson P., Pillard F. (1986), Les zéolites d'Espalion, Le Cahier des Micromonteurs, n°2, pp: 3-7
Tobermorite
Formula: [Ca4Si6O17 · 2H2O]·(Ca·3H2O)
Reference: Boutry C., Pelisson P., Pillard F. (1986), Les zéolites d'Espalion, Le Cahier des Micromonteurs, n°2, pp: 3-7

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Hercynite4.BB.05Fe2+Al2O4
Spinel4.BB.05MgAl2O4
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Aragonite5.AB.15CaCO3
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Ettringite ?7.DG.15Ca6Al2(SO4)3(OH)12 · 26H2O
Thaumasite7.DG.15Ca3(SO4)[Si(OH)6](CO3) · 12H2O
Group 9 - Silicates
Aegirine ?9.DA.25NaFe3+Si2O6
Analcime9.GB.05Na(AlSi2O6) · H2O
Augite9.DA.15(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
'Gismondine'9..
Gyrolite9.EE.30NaCa16Si23AlO60(OH)8 · 14H2O
Mesolite9.GA.05Na2Ca2Si9Al6O30 · 8H2O
Montmorillonite9.EC.40(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Natrolite9.GA.05Na2Al2Si3O10 · 2H2O
Scolecite ?9.GA.05CaAl2Si3O10 · 3H2O
Tacharanite9.HA.75Ca12Al2Si18O33 (OH)36
Thomsonite-Ca9.GA.10NaCa2[Al5Si5O20] · 6H2O
Tobermorite9.DG.10[Ca4Si6O17 · 2H2O]·(Ca·3H2O)
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Apophyllite'-
'Chabazite'-
'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'-
'Phillipsite'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Hercynite7.2.1.3Fe2+Al2O4
Spinel7.2.1.1MgAl2O4
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Group 31 - HYDRATED SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Miscellaneous
Ettringite ?31.10.2.1Ca6Al2(SO4)3(OH)12 · 26H2O
Group 32 - COMPOUND SULFATES
Hydrated Compound Sulfates containing Hydroxyl or Halogen
Thaumasite32.4.4.4Ca3(SO4)[Si(OH)6](CO3) · 12H2O
Group 65 - INOSILICATES Single-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=1)
Single-Width Unbranched Chains, W=1 with chains P=2
Aegirine ?65.1.3c.2NaFe3+Si2O6
Augite65.1.3a.3(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 clays
Montmorillonite71.3.1a.2(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Group 72 - PHYLLOSILICATES Two-Dimensional Infinite Sheets with Other Than Six-Membered Rings
Two-Dimensional Infinite Sheets with Other Than Six-Membered Rings with 3-, 4-, or 5-membered rings and 8-membered rings
Tacharanite72.3.2.6Ca12Al2Si18O33 (OH)36
Tobermorite72.3.2.1[Ca4Si6O17 · 2H2O]·(Ca·3H2O)
Group 73 - PHYLLOSILICATES Condensed Tetrahedral Sheets
Condensed Tetrahedral Sheets with double and single layers
Gyrolite73.2.2c.1NaCa16Si23AlO60(OH)8 · 14H2O
Group 77 - TECTOSILICATES Zeolites
Zeolite group - True zeolites
Analcime77.1.1.1Na(AlSi2O6) · H2O
'Gismondine'77.1.3.1
Mesolite77.1.5.4Na2Ca2Si9Al6O30 · 8H2O
Natrolite77.1.5.1Na2Al2Si3O10 · 2H2O
Scolecite ?77.1.5.5CaAl2Si3O10 · 3H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Apophyllite'-
Aragonite-CaCO3
'Chabazite'-
'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'-
'Phillipsite'-
Thomsonite-Ca-NaCa2[Al5Si5O20] · 6H2O

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Thomsonite-CaNaCa2[Al5Si5O20] · 6H2O
H NatroliteNa2Al2Si3O10 · 2H2O
H AnalcimeNa(AlSi2O6) · H2O
H GyroliteNaCa16Si23AlO60(OH)8 · 14H2O
H TacharaniteCa12Al2Si18O33 (OH)36
H Tobermorite[Ca4Si6O17 · 2H2O]·(Ca·3H2O)
H Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
H ThaumasiteCa3(SO4)[Si(OH)6](CO3) · 12H2O
H MesoliteNa2Ca2Si9Al6O30 · 8H2O
H ScoleciteCaAl2Si3O10 · 3H2O
H EttringiteCa6Al2(SO4)3(OH)12 · 26H2O
CCarbon
C ThaumasiteCa3(SO4)[Si(OH)6](CO3) · 12H2O
C AragoniteCaCO3
C CalciteCaCO3
OOxygen
O Thomsonite-CaNaCa2[Al5Si5O20] · 6H2O
O NatroliteNa2Al2Si3O10 · 2H2O
O AnalcimeNa(AlSi2O6) · H2O
O GyroliteNaCa16Si23AlO60(OH)8 · 14H2O
O TacharaniteCa12Al2Si18O33 (OH)36
O Tobermorite[Ca4Si6O17 · 2H2O]·(Ca·3H2O)
O Augite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
O Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
O ThaumasiteCa3(SO4)[Si(OH)6](CO3) · 12H2O
O SpinelMgAl2O4
O HercyniteFe2+Al2O4
O MesoliteNa2Ca2Si9Al6O30 · 8H2O
O AragoniteCaCO3
O CalciteCaCO3
O ScoleciteCaAl2Si3O10 · 3H2O
O EttringiteCa6Al2(SO4)3(OH)12 · 26H2O
O AegirineNaFe3+Si2O6
NaSodium
Na Thomsonite-CaNaCa2[Al5Si5O20] · 6H2O
Na NatroliteNa2Al2Si3O10 · 2H2O
Na AnalcimeNa(AlSi2O6) · H2O
Na GyroliteNaCa16Si23AlO60(OH)8 · 14H2O
Na Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Na MesoliteNa2Ca2Si9Al6O30 · 8H2O
Na AegirineNaFe3+Si2O6
MgMagnesium
Mg Augite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Mg Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Mg SpinelMgAl2O4
AlAluminium
Al Thomsonite-CaNaCa2[Al5Si5O20] · 6H2O
Al NatroliteNa2Al2Si3O10 · 2H2O
Al AnalcimeNa(AlSi2O6) · H2O
Al GyroliteNaCa16Si23AlO60(OH)8 · 14H2O
Al TacharaniteCa12Al2Si18O33 (OH)36
Al Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Al SpinelMgAl2O4
Al HercyniteFe2+Al2O4
Al MesoliteNa2Ca2Si9Al6O30 · 8H2O
Al ScoleciteCaAl2Si3O10 · 3H2O
Al EttringiteCa6Al2(SO4)3(OH)12 · 26H2O
SiSilicon
Si Thomsonite-CaNaCa2[Al5Si5O20] · 6H2O
Si NatroliteNa2Al2Si3O10 · 2H2O
Si AnalcimeNa(AlSi2O6) · H2O
Si GyroliteNaCa16Si23AlO60(OH)8 · 14H2O
Si TacharaniteCa12Al2Si18O33 (OH)36
Si Tobermorite[Ca4Si6O17 · 2H2O]·(Ca·3H2O)
Si Augite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Si Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Si ThaumasiteCa3(SO4)[Si(OH)6](CO3) · 12H2O
Si MesoliteNa2Ca2Si9Al6O30 · 8H2O
Si ScoleciteCaAl2Si3O10 · 3H2O
Si AegirineNaFe3+Si2O6
SSulfur
S ThaumasiteCa3(SO4)[Si(OH)6](CO3) · 12H2O
S PyriteFeS2
S EttringiteCa6Al2(SO4)3(OH)12 · 26H2O
CaCalcium
Ca Thomsonite-CaNaCa2[Al5Si5O20] · 6H2O
Ca GyroliteNaCa16Si23AlO60(OH)8 · 14H2O
Ca TacharaniteCa12Al2Si18O33 (OH)36
Ca Tobermorite[Ca4Si6O17 · 2H2O]·(Ca·3H2O)
Ca Augite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Ca Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Ca ThaumasiteCa3(SO4)[Si(OH)6](CO3) · 12H2O
Ca MesoliteNa2Ca2Si9Al6O30 · 8H2O
Ca AragoniteCaCO3
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca ScoleciteCaAl2Si3O10 · 3H2O
Ca EttringiteCa6Al2(SO4)3(OH)12 · 26H2O
FeIron
Fe Augite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Fe HercyniteFe2+Al2O4
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe AegirineNaFe3+Si2O6

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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Paleozoic - Neoproterozoic
251.902 - 1000 Ma



ID: 3130363
para-autochtonous unit

Age: Neoproterozoic to Triassic (251.902 - 1000 Ma)

Description: high grade metamorphic

Lithology: Mica schist

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]

Neoproterozoic
541 - 1000 Ma



ID: 3192304
Neoproterozoic crystalline metamorphic rocks

Age: Neoproterozoic (541 - 1000 Ma)

Comments: Massif Central

Lithology: Crystalline metamorphic 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]

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

References

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Year (asc) Year (desc) Author (A-Z) Author (Z-A)
Boutry, C., Pelisson, P., and Pillard, F. (1986) Les zéolites d'Espalion. Le Cahier des Micromonteurs, 3.
Chiappero, P.-J., Eytier, C., Eytier, J.-R., and Lebocey, J. (2011) La carrière du Puech de Vermus, Espalion (Aveyron). In Zéolites de France, Le Règne Minéral hors-série XVII, 59-64.
Lebocey, J. (2014) Paris: nouvelle acquisition au Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle. Le Règne Minéral, 116, 50.


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