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Voltennes mine, La Petite-Verrière, Lucenay-l'Evêque, Saône-et-Loire, Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, Francei
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Voltennes mineMine
La Petite-Verrière- not defined -
Lucenay-l'Evêque- not defined -
Saône-et-LoireDepartment
Bourgogne-Franche-ComtéRegion
FranceCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
47° 1' 52'' North , 4° 10' 27'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Köppen climate type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Sommant186 (2016)3.8km
Roussillon-en-Morvan311 (2016)4.2km
Tavernay530 (2016)4.9km
Cussy-en-Morvan465 (2016)6.6km
Reclesne319 (2016)7.3km
Other/historical names associated with this locality:
Burgandy; Franche-Comté
Name(s) in local language(s):
Mine de Voltennes, La Petite-Verrière, , Saône-et-Loire, Bourgogne, France


"(Coming from Mervans). Northwest of Autun on the D978, take the D2 to the right of Bellevue. Baryte, fluorite, galena, hematite, pyrite, quartz, and wulfenite in the dumps of the extensive underground workings. Quite often finds of exceptional crystals." [Belot, 1978]

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


18 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Azurite
Formula: Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Description: Visual id. + HCl test
Reference: Chollet Pascal Collection
Baryte
Formula: BaSO4
Description: personal find, in the gallery of the mine, Filon René. August 1975 Collection personelle CLAUDE ; jm
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.
Cerussite
Formula: PbCO3
Reference: Chollet Pascal Collection
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Description: - Maigrot, M. (1975). "Les carrières de Voltennes commune de la Petite Verrière (Saône et Loire)." Minéraux et Fossiles, 4, 12-18. - Maigrot, M. (1975). "Les carrières de Voltennes commune de la Petite Verrière (Saône et Loire) - Suite." Minéraux et Fossiles, 5, 10-14.
Reference: Claude JM. trouvaille et collection personnelle 1978
Chrysocolla ?
Formula: Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Description: Visual id. could also be Cu-bearing allophane
Reference: Chollet Pascal Collection
Dolomite
Formula: CaMg(CO3)2
Description: personal find, in the gallery of the Barrot mine. August 1975 Collection personnelle CLAUDE jm
Fluorite
Formula: CaF2
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.
Galena
Formula: PbS
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.
Goethite
Formula: α-Fe3+O(OH)
Gypsum
Formula: CaSO4 · 2H2O
Reference: Nino Pastoors and Chollet Pascal collections
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
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.
'K Feldspar'
'K Feldspar var: Adularia'
Formula: KAlSi3O8
Langite
Formula: Cu4(SO4)(OH)6 · 2H2O
Reference: Vessely Collection
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Mimetite
Formula: Pb5(AsO4)3Cl
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Chollet Pascal Collection.; 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.
Pyromorphite
Formula: Pb5(PO4)3Cl
Description: Samples collected in 2012 with wulfenite (some with "campyllite" habit) turned to be pyromorphite. - A green sample showed a P/As ratio about 3 - A light brown sample showed a P/As ratio about 15 SEM-EDS analyse by Chollet Pascal at "Laboratoire magmas et volcans", Clermont-Ferrand
Reference: Chollet Pascal collection
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Alain Tuel Collection.; 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.
Wulfenite
Formula: Pb(MoO4)
Reference: David Steiner collection, found September 2008.; 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.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Group 3 - Halides
Fluorite3.AB.25CaF2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Goethite4.00.α-Fe3+O(OH)
Hematite4.CB.05Fe2O3
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Azurite5.BA.05Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Cerussite5.AB.15PbCO3
Dolomite5.AB.10CaMg(CO3)2
Malachite5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Baryte7.AD.35BaSO4
Gypsum7.CD.40CaSO4 · 2H2O
Langite7.DD.10Cu4(SO4)(OH)6 · 2H2O
Wulfenite7.GA.05Pb(MoO4)
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Mimetite8.BN.05Pb5(AsO4)3Cl
Pyromorphite8.BN.05Pb5(PO4)3Cl
Group 9 - Silicates
Chrysocolla ?9.ED.20Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'K Feldspar'-
'var: Adularia'-KAlSi3O8

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
Group 6 - HYDROXIDES AND OXIDES CONTAINING HYDROXYL
XO(OH)
Goethite6.1.1.2α-Fe3+O(OH)
Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX2
Fluorite9.2.1.1CaF2
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Cerussite14.1.3.4PbCO3
AB(XO3)2
Dolomite14.2.1.1CaMg(CO3)2
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Azurite16a.2.1.1Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Malachite16a.3.1.1Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Baryte28.3.1.1BaSO4
Group 29 - HYDRATED ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4·xH2O
Gypsum29.6.3.1CaSO4 · 2H2O
Group 31 - HYDRATED SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)4(XO4)Zq·xH2O
Langite31.4.3.1Cu4(SO4)(OH)6 · 2H2O
Group 41 - ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
A5(XO4)3Zq
Mimetite41.8.4.2Pb5(AsO4)3Cl
Pyromorphite41.8.4.1Pb5(PO4)3Cl
Group 48 - ANHYDROUS MOLYBDATES AND TUNGSTATES
AXO4
Wulfenite48.1.3.1Pb(MoO4)
Group 74 - PHYLLOSILICATES Modulated Layers
Modulated Layers with joined strips
Chrysocolla ?74.3.2.1Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'K Feldspar'-
'var: Adularia'-KAlSi3O8

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
H GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
H LangiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6 · 2H2O
H AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
H ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
CCarbon
C DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
C CerussitePbCO3
C AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
OOxygen
O K Feldspar (var: Adularia)KAlSi3O8
O BaryteBaSO4
O DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
O MimetitePb5(AsO4)3Cl
O Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
O WulfenitePb(MoO4)
O GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
O QuartzSiO2
O CerussitePbCO3
O PyromorphitePb5(PO4)3Cl
O HematiteFe2O3
O LangiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6 · 2H2O
O AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
O ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
FFluorine
F FluoriteCaF2
MgMagnesium
Mg DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
AlAluminium
Al K Feldspar (var: Adularia)KAlSi3O8
Al ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
SiSilicon
Si K Feldspar (var: Adularia)KAlSi3O8
Si QuartzSiO2
Si ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
PPhosphorus
P PyromorphitePb5(PO4)3Cl
SSulfur
S BaryteBaSO4
S GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S PyriteFeS2
S GalenaPbS
S LangiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6 · 2H2O
ClChlorine
Cl MimetitePb5(AsO4)3Cl
Cl PyromorphitePb5(PO4)3Cl
KPotassium
K K Feldspar (var: Adularia)KAlSi3O8
CaCalcium
Ca FluoriteCaF2
Ca DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
Ca GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
FeIron
Fe Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe HematiteFe2O3
CuCopper
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu LangiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6 · 2H2O
Cu AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Cu ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
AsArsenic
As MimetitePb5(AsO4)3Cl
MoMolybdenum
Mo WulfenitePb(MoO4)
BaBarium
Ba BaryteBaSO4
PbLead
Pb MimetitePb5(AsO4)3Cl
Pb WulfenitePb(MoO4)
Pb CerussitePbCO3
Pb PyromorphitePb5(PO4)3Cl
Pb GalenaPbS

References

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Year (asc) Year (desc) Author (A-Z) Author (Z-A)
Maigrot, M. (1975) Les carrières de Voltennes commune de la Petite Verrière (Saône et Loire). Minéraux et Fossiles, 4, 12-18.
Maigrot, M. (1975) Les carrières de Voltennes commune de la Petite Verrière (Saône et Loire) - Suite. Minéraux et Fossiles, 5, 10-14.
Thiery, V. (2004) Les mines de fluorine de Voltenne. Minéraux et Fossiles, 329, 5-11.
Passaqui, J.-P., Demaiziere, J.-F., Gourault, C., Szulak, L., Thiery, V., Perraudin, M., and De Ascencao Guedes, R. (2007) Voltennes (Saône-et-Loire). Le Règne Minéral Hors série 13, 40-56.
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.


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