Puy de Tunisset, Saint-Ours-les-Roches, Pontgibaud, Puy-de-Dôme, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France
|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||45° 51' 17'' North , 2° 57' 52'' East|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||45.85472,2.96444|
|Köppen climate type:||Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate|
|Name(s) in local language(s):||Puy de Tunisset (Puy de Ténuzet)|
|Other/historical region names associated with this locality:||Auvergne; Rhône-Alpes|
The "Puy de Tunisset" (or Puy de Ténuzet) cinder cone belongs to the Holocene volcanic group of the "Chaîne des Puys". It has almost been wiped out by mining activity, through a set of two quarries, now merged. A variety of fumarolized areas have been exposed, and showcase a large set of typical secondary minerals.
17 valid minerals. 1 erroneous literature entry.
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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541 - 1000 Ma
|Neoproterozoic mixed volcanic, volcaniclastic and sedimentary rocks|
Age: Neoproterozoic (541 - 1000 Ma)
Reference: Geological Survey of Canada. Generalized geological map of the world and linked databases. doi:10.4095/195142. Open File 2915d. 
- Médard P. et al. (2009) La pseudobrookite du Puy de Tunisset (Puy-de-Dôme). Le Cahier des Micromonteurs 105: 3-11.