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Beauvoir quarry, Échassières, Ébreuil, Allier, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France

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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?).

Mineral List

Mineral list contains entries from the region specified including sub-localities

Albite

Alunite Supergroup

Amblygonite

'Apatite'

Arsenopyrite

Bariopharmacosiderite

Baryte

Beryl

'Beudantite Group' ?

Bismite

Bismuth

Bismutite

Brazilianite

Bromargyrite ?

Cacoxenite

Carminite

Cassiterite

Cerussite

Chalcocite

Chalcopyrite

Chalcosiderite

Childrenite

Chrysocolla ?

Churchite-(Y)

Columbite-(Fe)

Columbite-(Mn)

Copper

Covellite

Crandallite ?

Cryptomelane

Cyrilovite

Ferberite

Fluorcalciopyrochlore

Fluorite

'Fornacite-Vauquelinite Series'

Galena

Goethite

Gold

Gorceixite

Goyazite

Gypsum

Hematite

Hemimorphite

Hentschelite

Hinsdalite

Hydroxylapatite

var: Carbonate-rich Hydroxylapatite

Hydroxylherderite

Iodargyrite

Jarosite

Kaolinite

'K Feldspar'

Kidwellite

Lacroixite

Lepidocrocite

'Lepidolite'

Leucophosphite

Libethenite

'Limonite'

Marcasite ?

Mawsonite

Microlite Group

'Monazite'

Montebrasite

Muscovite

Natrojarosite

Parsonsite

Plumbogummite

Pseudomalachite ?

Pyrite

Pyromorphite

Quartz

var: Smoky Quartz

Reichenbachite ?

Russellite

Scheelite

Scorodite

Scorzalite

'Silica'

Silver

Sphalerite

Stannite

Stolzite

Strengite

Tantalite-(Mn)

Tennantite

Topaz

Torbernite

'Tourmaline'

Tsumebite

Turquoise

Uraninite

'Uranpyrochlore (of Hogarth 1977)'

Variscite

Varlamoffite

Wardite ?

Wavellite

Zavaritskite

Zircon


87 valid minerals.

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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Permian - Carboniferous
252.17 - 358.9 Ma



ID: 1378785
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. [18]

Data and map coding provided by Macrostrat.org, used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License


Localities in this Region

France
  • Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

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References

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De Rosen, A. (1965) Évolution continue d'un massif granitique et succession minérale: le massif des Colettes (Échassières, Allier). Première partie: Granites et micaschistes. Bulletin de la Société Française de Minéralogie et de Cristallographie, 88, 678-687.
De Rosen, A. (1966) Évolution continue d'un massif granitique et succession minérale: le massif des Colettes (Échassières, Allier). Deuxième partie: filons, altérations et minéralisations. Bulletin de la Société Française de Minéralogie et de Cristallographie, 89, 155-176.
Rucheng Wang, Monchoux, P., and Fontan, F. (1991) Zoning in columbite crystals from the Beauvoir granite, Massif Central, France: types, composition and constraints on their formation. Acta Mineralogica Sinica 11(3), 225-233 (in Chinese with English abstract).
Rucheng Wang, Fontan, F., and Monchoux, P. (1994) Study on Pyrochlore-Group Minerals from the Beauvoir Granite, France. Acta Petrologica et Mineralogica 13(2) (in Chinese with English abstract).
Raimbeault, L., Cuney, M., Azencott, C., Duthou, J.-L. & Joron, J. L. (1995) Geochemical evidence for a multistage magmatic genesis of Ta-Sn-Li mineralization in the granite at Beauvoir, French Massif Central. Economic Geology, 90, 548-576.

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