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Birrity Quarry, Arbouet-Sussaute, Pyrénées-Atlantiques, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, Francei
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Birrity QuarryQuarry
Arbouet-Sussaute- not defined -
Pyrénées-AtlantiquesDepartment
Nouvelle-AquitaineRegion
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Name(s) in local language(s):Carrière d'Arbouet (ou de Birrity / Astokotxo)
Location is approximate, estimate based on other nearby localities.
 
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 43° North , 0° West (est.)
Margin of Error:~85km
Locality type:Quarry
Köppen climate type:Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate
Other/historical names associated with this locality:Aquitaine


Quarry named "Carrière Birrity", still in operation.
Fluorite and calcite crystals are in clay-filled cracks and dissolution vugs of Albian limestones (Mississippi Valley Type deposit). This deposit has some similarities with those of Asturias in Spain.

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


7 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Aragonite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Cussey R. (1999), Le gîte de fluorite d'Arbouet, Pyrénées-Atlantiques, France, Le Règne Minéral, n°29, pp: 36-45
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Cussey R. (1999), Le gîte de fluorite d'Arbouet, Pyrénées-Atlantiques, France, Le Règne Minéral, n°29, pp: 36-45
Fluorite
Formula: CaF2
Reference: Cussey R. (1999), Le gîte de fluorite d'Arbouet, Pyrénées-Atlantiques, France, Le Règne Minéral, n°29, pp: 36-45
Gypsum
Formula: CaSO4 · 2H2O
Reference: Cussey R. (1999), Le gîte de fluorite d'Arbouet, Pyrénées-Atlantiques, France, Le Règne Minéral, n°29, pp: 36-45
Hemimorphite
Formula: Zn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
Reference: Cussey R. (1999), Le gîte de fluorite d'Arbouet, Pyrénées-Atlantiques, France, Le Règne Minéral, n°29, pp: 36-45
Smithsonite
Formula: ZnCO3
Reference: Pascale & Daniel Journet Collection
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: Pascale & Daniel Journet Collection

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Group 3 - Halides
Fluorite3.AB.25CaF2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Aragonite5.AB.15CaCO3
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Smithsonite5.AB.05ZnCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Gypsum7.CD.40CaSO4 · 2H2O
Group 9 - Silicates
Hemimorphite9.BD.10Zn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX2
Fluorite9.2.1.1CaF2
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Smithsonite14.1.1.6ZnCO3
Group 29 - HYDRATED ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4·xH2O
Gypsum29.6.3.1CaSO4 · 2H2O
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
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Aragonite-CaCO3

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
H GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
C AragoniteCaCO3
C SmithsoniteZnCO3
OOxygen
O CalciteCaCO3
O AragoniteCaCO3
O HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
O GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
O SmithsoniteZnCO3
FFluorine
F FluoriteCaF2
SiSilicon
Si HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
SSulfur
S GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
S SphaleriteZnS
CaCalcium
Ca FluoriteCaF2
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca AragoniteCaCO3
Ca GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
ZnZinc
Zn HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
Zn SmithsoniteZnCO3
Zn SphaleriteZnS

References

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Year (asc) Year (desc) Author (A-Z) Author (Z-A)
Cussey, R.(1999): Le gîte de fluorite d'Arbouet, Pyrénées-Atlantique, France. Le Règne Minéral, 29, 36-45.
Chauvaud, D.(2013): L'hémimorphite "se met en boule" à Arbouet, Pyrénées-Atlantiques. Le Règne Minéral, 114, 21-25.


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