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Les Porres Mine, Les Arcs, Var, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, Francei
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Les Porres MineMine
Les Arcs- not defined -
VarDepartment
Provence-Alpes-Côte d'AzurRegion
FranceCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 43° 25' 5'' North , 6° 31' 18'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 43.41806,6.52167
GeoHash:G#: spsxh2hbt
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:Csa : Hot-summer Mediterranean climate
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Les Arcs5,910 (2016)5.5km
Le Muy8,474 (2016)7.1km
Vidauban7,931 (2016)7.2km
La Motte2,555 (2016)8.2km
Taradeau1,754 (2016)8.6km


Old baryte mine closed in 1986.
Note: Coordinates are for level 0.

Annual baryte yield:

10,000 t/year from 1946 to 1956.

15,000 to 18,000 t/year from 1957 to 1963.

22,000 to 32,000 t/year from 1964 to 1981.

Less than 20,000 t during the last 2 years.

Total: approximately 750,000 tonnes.

"South of Draguignan on the N555 [currently the D555]. Take the N7 [currently the DN7] to the left. Immediately to the right, there is a road leading to the mine at the place called Les Porres with baryte, calcite, chalcopyrite, fluorite, quartz, and other minerals." [Belot, 1978]

Regions containing this locality

Eurasian PlateTectonic Plate
EuropeContinent
The Alps, EuropeMountain Range

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


16 valid minerals. 1 erroneous literature entry.

Detailed Mineral List:

'Ankerite-Dolomite Series'
Reference: Chollet Pascal collection
Aragonite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Mari G. (1996), Le filon des Porres, Le Règne Minéral, n° spécial, pp: 18-24
Baryte
Formula: BaSO4
Habit: Massive to prismatic
Colour: Colourless to white or blue
Reference: Belot, Victor R. (1978) Guide des minéraux, coquillages et fossiles: où les trouver en France, comment les reconnaître et les collectionner (Guides Horay). Pierre Horay (Ed.), 224 pp.; Mari, G. (1996) Le filon des Porres. La barytine en France. Le Règne Minéral, Hors-Série 2, 18-24.
Boulangerite
Formula: Pb5Sb4S11
Reference: Self collected by S. MAURY
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Belot, Victor R. (1978) Guide des minéraux, coquillages et fossiles: où les trouver en France, comment les reconnaître et les collectionner (Guides Horay). Pierre Horay (Ed.), 224 pp.; Mari, G. (1996) Le filon des Porres. La barytine en France. Le Règne Minéral, Hors-Série 2, 18-24.
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: Belot, Victor R. (1978) Guide des minéraux, coquillages et fossiles: où les trouver en France, comment les reconnaître et les collectionner (Guides Horay). Pierre Horay (Ed.), 224 pp.; Mari, G. (1996) Le filon des Porres. La barytine en France. Le Règne Minéral, Hors-Série 2, 18-24.
Dolomite
Formula: CaMg(CO3)2
Reference: Mari G. (1996), Le filon des Porres, Le Règne Minéral, n° spécial, pp: 18-24
Fluorite
Formula: CaF2
Habit: isometrics, up to 5mm
Colour: Colourless to yellow, frequently brown
Description: Some fluorite shown on the "fluorite from Les Porres" page certainly comes from other localities (probably Font-Sante, but not only). Largers fluorite crystals from "Les Porres" do not exceed 5mm (G.Mari, Mines et minéraux de la Provence cristalline, 1979)
Reference: Belot, Victor R. (1978) Guide des minéraux, coquillages et fossiles: où les trouver en France, comment les reconnaître et les collectionner (Guides Horay). Pierre Horay (Ed.), 224 pp.; Mari, G. (1979) Mines et minéraux de la Provence cristalline (Maures.Esterel.Tanneron). Ed. Serres (in French), xx pp.; Mari, G. (1996) Le filon des Porres. La barytine en France. Le Règne Minéral, Hors-Série 2, 18-24.
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: Mari G. (1996), Le filon des Porres, Le Règne Minéral, n° spécial, pp: 18-24
Marcasite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Mari G. (1996), Le filon des Porres, Le Règne Minéral, n° spécial, pp: 18-24
Miargyrite
Formula: AgSbS2
Description: Chollet Pascal Collection - SEM-EDS analysed by Vincent Bourgoin at Jean Wyart association
Reference: Chollet Pascal Collection
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Mari G. (1996), Le filon des Porres, Le Règne Minéral, n° spécial, pp: 18-24
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Belot, Victor R. (1978) Guide des minéraux, coquillages et fossiles: où les trouver en France, comment les reconnaître et les collectionner (Guides Horay). Pierre Horay (Ed.), 224 pp.; Mari, G. (1996) Le filon des Porres. La barytine en France. Le Règne Minéral, Hors-Série 2, 18-24.
Semseyite
Formula: Pb9Sb8S21
Habit: Agregats
Colour: Grey, metallic
Reference: Mari G. (1996), Le filon des Porres, Le Règne Minéral, n° spécial, pp: 18-24
Siderite
Formula: FeCO3
Reference: Mari G. (1996), Le filon des Porres, Le Règne Minéral, n° spécial, pp: 18-24
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: Mari G. (1996), Le filon des Porres, Le Règne Minéral, n° spécial, pp: 18-24
Stibnite
Formula: Sb2S3
Reference: Self collected by S. MAURY - Discredited after EDS analyses. (turned to semseyite)
Strontianite
Formula: SrCO3
Reference: Mari G. (1996), Le filon des Porres, Le Règne Minéral, n° spécial, pp: 18-24

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Boulangerite2.HC.15Pb5Sb4S11
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Marcasite2.EB.10aFeS2
Miargyrite2.HA.10AgSbS2
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Semseyite2.HC.10dPb9Sb8S21
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Stibnite ?2.DB.05Sb2S3
Group 3 - Halides
Fluorite3.AB.25CaF2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Aragonite5.AB.15CaCO3
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Dolomite5.AB.10CaMg(CO3)2
Siderite5.AB.05FeCO3
Strontianite5.AB.15SrCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Baryte7.AD.35BaSO4
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Ankerite-Dolomite Series'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:3
Stibnite ?2.11.2.1Sb2S3
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Marcasite2.12.2.1FeS2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 3 - SULFOSALTS
2.5 < ø < 3
Boulangerite3.5.2.1Pb5Sb4S11
2 < ø < 2.49
Semseyite3.6.20.4Pb9Sb8S21
ø = 2
Miargyrite3.7.3.2AgSbS2
Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX2
Fluorite9.2.1.1CaF2
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Siderite14.1.1.3FeCO3
Strontianite14.1.3.3SrCO3
AB(XO3)2
Dolomite14.2.1.1CaMg(CO3)2
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Baryte28.3.1.1BaSO4
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Ankerite-Dolomite Series'-
Aragonite-CaCO3

List of minerals for each chemical element

CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
C DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
C AragoniteCaCO3
C StrontianiteSrCO3
C SideriteFeCO3
OOxygen
O QuartzSiO2
O CalciteCaCO3
O DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
O AragoniteCaCO3
O StrontianiteSrCO3
O SideriteFeCO3
O BaryteBaSO4
FFluorine
F FluoriteCaF2
MgMagnesium
Mg DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
SSulfur
S MarcasiteFeS2
S PyriteFeS2
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S SphaleriteZnS
S GalenaPbS
S BaryteBaSO4
S SemseyitePb9Sb8S21
S BoulangeritePb5Sb4S11
S MiargyriteAgSbS2
S StibniteSb2S3
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
Ca AragoniteCaCO3
Ca FluoriteCaF2
FeIron
Fe SideriteFeCO3
Fe MarcasiteFeS2
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
CuCopper
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
SrStrontium
Sr StrontianiteSrCO3
AgSilver
Ag MiargyriteAgSbS2
SbAntimony
Sb SemseyitePb9Sb8S21
Sb BoulangeritePb5Sb4S11
Sb MiargyriteAgSbS2
Sb StibniteSb2S3
BaBarium
Ba BaryteBaSO4
PbLead
Pb GalenaPbS
Pb SemseyitePb9Sb8S21
Pb BoulangeritePb5Sb4S11

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 - Precambrian
251.902 - 4000 Ma



ID: 3190673
Precambrian-Phanerozoic volcanic rocks

Age: Eoarchean to Triassic (251.902 - 4000 Ma)

Lithology: Felsite; orthogneiss/metavolcanic gneiss

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]

Late Carboniferous
298.9 - 323.2 Ma



ID: 3154744
peraluminous syn orogenic plutonism

Age: Pennsylvanian (298.9 - 323.2 Ma)

Lithology: Granite

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]

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)
Mari, G. (1979) Mines et minéraux de la Provence cristalline (Maures.Esterel.Tanneron). Ed. Serres (in French), xx pp.
Mari, G. (1977) Les Porres (Var). Minéraux et Fossiles, 35, 20-25.
Belot, Victor R. (1978) Guide des minéraux, coquillages et fossiles: où les trouver en France, comment les reconnaître et les collectionner (Guides Horay). Pierre Horay (Ed.), 224 pp.
Mari, G. (1996) Le filon des Porres. La barytine en France. Le Règne Minéral, Hors-Série 2, 18-24.


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