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Puy de Tunisset, Saint-Ours-les-Roches, Pontgibaud, Puy-de-Dôme, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 45° 51' 17'' North , 2° 57' 52'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 45.8547222222, 2.96444444444
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.

Mineral List

17 valid minerals. 1 erroneous literature entry.

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- Mboungou-Kongo J.B. (2002) L'hématite spéculaire du Puy de Tunisset, Chaîne des Puys (Puy-de-Dôme). Le Règne Minéral 46: 51-55.
- Médard P. et al. (2009) La pseudobrookite du Puy de Tunisset (Puy-de-Dôme). Le Cahier des Micromonteurs 105: 3-11.

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