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Neaux quarry, Neaux, Saint-Symphorien-de-Lay, Loire, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 45° 57' 30'' North , 4° 10' 50'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 45.9583333333, 4.18055555556
Name(s) in local language(s):Ancienne carrière de Neaux
Other/historical region names associated with this locality:Rhône-Alpes


A former quarry (closed in 1998) situated below the village and dug in Visean rocks showing 3 areas: a central area (sandstones and anthracite) and two peripheral areas (ignimbrites). All mineralized veins (quartz/fluorite/calcite) are in the two peripheral areas and are still visible today but the best specimens were found during the operation in the 1990's.
Beware: this place is very dangerous due to frequent landslides!

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6 valid minerals.

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References

- Gateau J. (2002): La fluorite et la calcite de Neaux, Seuil de Neulise (Loire), Le Règne Minéral, 45, 33-37.

 
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