Beauvoir quarry, Échassières, Ébreuil, Allier, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France
|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||46° 10' 44'' North , 2° 57' 13'' East|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||46.17894,2.95387|
|Köppen climate type:||Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate|
|Name(s) in local language(s):||Carrière de Beauvoir, Échassières, Ébreuil, Allier, Auvergne, France|
|Other/historical region names associated with this locality:||Auvergne; Rhône-Alpes|
Active, huge kaolinite quarry in albite-lepidolite granite ('Beauvoir granite'), albitites and greisens. Located NW of the La Bosse mine, about 2 km ESE of Échassières.
The mineralogy is similar to that of the nearby Les Montmins Mine, except that arsenates are extremely rare in the quarry.
Excellent wavellite, variscite, and plumbogummite come from here.
Access is prohibited (only during working hours?).
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87 valid minerals.
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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|Permian - Carboniferous|
252.17 - 358.9 Ma
|Carboniferous-Permian plutonic rocks|
Age: Paleozoic (252.17 - 358.9 Ma)
Comments: Deep-seated to high-level intrusions are included. Many charnockites, anorthosites, and large ophiolites, classified as plutons, are distinguished in the database using the SIGNIF item. Ophiolites were classified as plutons, even where remnants may be extrusive and/or sedimentary.
Lithology: Plutonic rocks
Reference: Geological Survey of Canada. Generalized geological map of the world and linked databases. doi:10.4095/195142. Open File 2915d. 
Localities in this Region
- Beauvoir quarry