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Millefonts, Col Ferrière, Valdeblore, Saint-Sauveur-sur-Tinée, Alpes-Maritimes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, Francei
Regional Level Types
Millefonts- not defined -
Col Ferrière- not defined -
Valdeblore- not defined -
Saint-Sauveur-sur-Tinée- not defined -
Alpes-MaritimesDepartment
Provence-Alpes-Côte d'AzurRegion
FranceCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 44° 5' 54'' North , 7° 11' 11'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 44.09843,7.18648
GeoHash:G#: spv4gec5c
Köppen climate type:Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Rimplas112 (2016)5.5km
Saint-Martin-Vésubie1,345 (2016)6.3km
Saint-Sauveur-sur-Tinée474 (2016)7.1km
Venanson128 (2016)7.4km
Roure201 (2016)8.4km


On the path from La Bolline-Valdeblore to La Vacherie des Millefonts, in screes between Rasdues and the torrent.
Mineralization in quartzites.

Regions containing this locality

Eurasian PlateTectonic Plate
EuropeContinent
The Alps, EuropeMountain Range

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


8 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Chalcocite
Formula: Cu2S
Reference: R. Pierrot, P. Picot, J. Féraud, J. Vernet : "Inventaire Minéralogique de la France N° 4 : Alpes-Maritimes", BRGM, 1974
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: R. Pierrot, P. Picot, J. Féraud, J. Vernet : "Inventaire Minéralogique de la France N° 4 : Alpes-Maritimes", BRGM, 1974
Covellite
Formula: CuS
Reference: R. Pierrot, P. Picot, J. Féraud, J. Vernet : "Inventaire Minéralogique de la France N° 4 : Alpes-Maritimes", BRGM, 1974
Digenite
Formula: Cu9S5
Reference: R. Pierrot, P. Picot, J. Féraud, J. Vernet : "Inventaire Minéralogique de la France N° 4 : Alpes-Maritimes", BRGM, 1974
'Gummite'
Reference: R. Pierrot, P. Picot, J. Féraud, J. Vernet : "Inventaire Minéralogique de la France N° 4 : Alpes-Maritimes", BRGM, 1974
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Reference: R. Pierrot, P. Picot, J. Féraud, J. Vernet : "Inventaire Minéralogique de la France N° 4 : Alpes-Maritimes", BRGM, 1974
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: R. Pierrot, P. Picot, J. Féraud, J. Vernet : "Inventaire Minéralogique de la France N° 4 : Alpes-Maritimes", BRGM, 1974
'Tennantite-Tetrahedrite Series'
Reference: R. Pierrot, P. Picot, J. Féraud, J. Vernet : "Inventaire Minéralogique de la France N° 4 : Alpes-Maritimes", BRGM, 1974
Uraninite
Formula: UO2
Reference: R. Pierrot, P. Picot, J. Féraud, J. Vernet : "Inventaire Minéralogique de la France N° 4 : Alpes-Maritimes", BRGM, 1974
Uraninite var: Pitchblende
Formula: UO2
Reference: R. Pierrot, P. Picot, J. Féraud, J. Vernet : "Inventaire Minéralogique de la France N° 4 : Alpes-Maritimes", BRGM, 1974
Uranophane
Formula: Ca(UO2)2(SiO3OH)2 · 5H2O
Reference: R. Pierrot, P. Picot, J. Féraud, J. Vernet : "Inventaire Minéralogique de la France N° 4 : Alpes-Maritimes", BRGM, 1974

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Chalcocite2.BA.05Cu2S
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Covellite2.CA.05aCuS
Digenite2.BA.10Cu9S5
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Uraninite4.DL.05UO2
var: Pitchblende4.DL.05UO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Malachite5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 9 - Silicates
Uranophane9.AK.15Ca(UO2)2(SiO3OH)2 · 5H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Gummite'-
'Tennantite-Tetrahedrite Series'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:1
Chalcocite2.4.7.1Cu2S
Digenite2.4.7.3Cu9S5
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Covellite2.8.12.1CuS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
Group 5 - OXIDES CONTAINING URANIUM OR THORIUM
AXO2·xH2O
Uraninite5.1.1.1UO2
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Malachite16a.3.1.1Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 53 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups and Other Anions or Complex Cations
Insular SiO4 Groups and Other Anions of Complex Cations with (UO2)
Uranophane53.3.1.2Ca(UO2)2(SiO3OH)2 · 5H2O
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Gummite'-
'Tennantite-Tetrahedrite Series'-
Uraninite
var: Pitchblende
-UO2

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
H UranophaneCa(UO2)2(SiO3OH)2 · 5H2O
CCarbon
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
OOxygen
O QuartzSiO2
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
O Uraninite (var: Pitchblende)UO2
O UranophaneCa(UO2)2(SiO3OH)2 · 5H2O
O UraniniteUO2
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
Si UranophaneCa(UO2)2(SiO3OH)2 · 5H2O
SSulfur
S ChalcociteCu2S
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S CovelliteCuS
S DigeniteCu9S5
CaCalcium
Ca UranophaneCa(UO2)2(SiO3OH)2 · 5H2O
FeIron
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
CuCopper
Cu ChalcociteCu2S
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu CovelliteCuS
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
Cu DigeniteCu9S5
UUranium
U Uraninite (var: Pitchblende)UO2
U UranophaneCa(UO2)2(SiO3OH)2 · 5H2O
U UraniniteUO2

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 - Proterozoic
251.902 - 2500 Ma



ID: 3159672
Proterozoic gneiss

Age: to Triassic (251.902 - 2500 Ma)

Description: undifferentiated metamorphic

Lithology: Gneiss

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]

Early Paleozoic
443.8 - 541 Ma



ID: 3189522
Paleozoic crystalline metamorphic rocks

Age: Paleozoic (443.8 - 541 Ma)

Lithology: Orthogneiss

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]

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