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Vallon des Graus, Capelet Mt., Belvédère, Saint-Martin-Vésubie, Alpes-Maritimes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, Francei
Regional Level Types
Vallon des Graus- not defined -
Capelet Mt.Mountain
Belvédère- not defined -
Saint-Martin-Vésubie- not defined -
Alpes-MaritimesDepartment
Provence-Alpes-Côte d'AzurRegion
FranceCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
44° 1' 20'' North , 7° 21' 59'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Köppen climate type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Belvédère519 (2016)3.6km
La Bollène-Vésubie431 (2016)4.8km
Roquebillière1,563 (2016)4.8km
Lantosque1,063 (2016)6.9km
Venanson128 (2016)9.6km


Abundant mineralization in white early Trias conglomeratic sandstones.
On the left and above the path in Vallon des Graus, towards Granges du Colonel.
Actually in the forbidden area of the "Parc National du Mercantour"

Regions containing this locality

Eurasian PlateTectonic Plate
EuropeContinent
The Alps, EuropeMountain Range

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


20 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Azurite
Formula: Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Reference: R. Pierrot, P. Picot, J. Féraud, J. Vernet : "Inventaire Minéralogique de la France N° 4 : Alpes-Maritimes", BRGM, 1974
Baryte
Formula: BaSO4
Reference: R. Pierrot, P. Picot, J. Féraud, J. Vernet : "Inventaire Minéralogique de la France N° 4 : Alpes-Maritimes", BRGM, 1974
Bayldonite
Formula: PbCu3(AsO4)2(OH)2
Reference: R. Pierrot, P. Picot, J. Féraud, J. Vernet : "Inventaire Minéralogique de la France N° 4 : Alpes-Maritimes", BRGM, 1974
Cerussite
Formula: PbCO3
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
Chrysocolla
Formula: Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
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
Duftite
Formula: PbCu(AsO4)(OH)
Reference: R. Pierrot, P. Picot, J. Féraud, J. Vernet : "Inventaire Minéralogique de la France N° 4 : Alpes-Maritimes", BRGM, 1974
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: R. Pierrot, P. Picot, J. Féraud, J. Vernet : "Inventaire Minéralogique de la France N° 4 : Alpes-Maritimes", BRGM, 1974
Goethite
Formula: α-Fe3+O(OH)
Reference: R. Pierrot, P. Picot, J. Féraud, J. Vernet : "Inventaire Minéralogique de la France N° 4 : Alpes-Maritimes", BRGM, 1974
Hemimorphite
Formula: Zn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
Reference: R. Pierrot, P. Picot, J. Féraud, J. Vernet : "Inventaire Minéralogique de la France N° 4 : Alpes-Maritimes", BRGM, 1974
'Limonite'
Formula: (Fe,O,OH,H2O)
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
Plattnerite
Formula: PbO2
Reference: R. Pierrot, P. Picot, J. Féraud, J. Vernet : "Inventaire Minéralogique de la France N° 4 : Alpes-Maritimes", BRGM, 1974
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: R. Pierrot, P. Picot, J. Féraud, J. Vernet : "Inventaire Minéralogique de la France N° 4 : Alpes-Maritimes", BRGM, 1974
Pyrrhotite
Formula: Fe7S8
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
Rutile
Formula: TiO2
Reference: R. Pierrot, P. Picot, J. Féraud, J. Vernet : "Inventaire Minéralogique de la France N° 4 : Alpes-Maritimes", BRGM, 1974
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
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
Zircon
Formula: Zr(SiO4)
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
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Covellite2.CA.05aCuS
Digenite2.BA.10Cu9S5
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Pyrrhotite2.CC.10Fe7S8
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Goethite4.00.α-Fe3+O(OH)
Plattnerite4.DB.05PbO2
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Rutile4.DB.05TiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Azurite5.BA.05Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Cerussite5.AB.15PbCO3
Malachite5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Baryte7.AD.35BaSO4
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Bayldonite8.BH.45PbCu3(AsO4)2(OH)2
Duftite8.BH.35PbCu(AsO4)(OH)
Group 9 - Silicates
Chrysocolla9.ED.20Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Hemimorphite9.BD.10Zn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
Zircon9.AD.30Zr(SiO4)
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
'Tennantite-Tetrahedrite Series'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:1
Digenite2.4.7.3Cu9S5
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Covellite2.8.12.1CuS
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Pyrrhotite2.8.10.1Fe7S8
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
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
AX2
Plattnerite4.4.1.6PbO2
Rutile4.4.1.1TiO2
Group 6 - HYDROXIDES AND OXIDES CONTAINING HYDROXYL
XO(OH)
Goethite6.1.1.2α-Fe3+O(OH)
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Cerussite14.1.3.4PbCO3
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 41 - ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)2(XO4)Zq
Bayldonite41.5.14.1PbCu3(AsO4)2(OH)2
Duftite41.5.1.4PbCu(AsO4)(OH)
Group 51 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups Only
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in >[6] coordination
Zircon51.5.2.1Zr(SiO4)
Group 56 - SOROSILICATES Si2O7 Groups, With Additional O, OH, F and H2O
Si2O7 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with cations in [4] coordination
Hemimorphite56.1.2.1Zn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
Group 74 - PHYLLOSILICATES Modulated Layers
Modulated Layers with joined strips
Chrysocolla74.3.2.1Cu2-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.
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
'Tennantite-Tetrahedrite Series'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
H Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
H HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
H Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
H DuftitePbCu(AsO4)(OH)
H ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
H BayldonitePbCu3(AsO4)2(OH)2
H AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
CCarbon
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
C CerussitePbCO3
C AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
OOxygen
O QuartzSiO2
O BaryteBaSO4
O RutileTiO2
O ZirconZr(SiO4)
O PlattneritePbO2
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
O Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
O HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
O Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
O DuftitePbCu(AsO4)(OH)
O ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
O CerussitePbCO3
O BayldonitePbCu3(AsO4)2(OH)2
O AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
AlAluminium
Al ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
Si ZirconZr(SiO4)
Si HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
Si ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
SSulfur
S BaryteBaSO4
S PyrrhotiteFe7S8
S PyriteFeS2
S GalenaPbS
S DigeniteCu9S5
S CovelliteCuS
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S SphaleriteZnS
TiTitanium
Ti RutileTiO2
FeIron
Fe PyrrhotiteFe7S8
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Fe Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
CuCopper
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
Cu DuftitePbCu(AsO4)(OH)
Cu DigeniteCu9S5
Cu CovelliteCuS
Cu ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu BayldonitePbCu3(AsO4)2(OH)2
Cu AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
ZnZinc
Zn HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
Zn SphaleriteZnS
AsArsenic
As DuftitePbCu(AsO4)(OH)
As BayldonitePbCu3(AsO4)2(OH)2
ZrZirconium
Zr ZirconZr(SiO4)
BaBarium
Ba BaryteBaSO4
PbLead
Pb PlattneritePbO2
Pb GalenaPbS
Pb DuftitePbCu(AsO4)(OH)
Pb CerussitePbCO3
Pb BayldonitePbCu3(AsO4)2(OH)2

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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Triassic
201.3 - 251.902 Ma



ID: 3158173
detrital and evaporitic deposit

Age: Triassic (201.3 - 251.902 Ma)

Lithology: Major:{sandstone}, Minor{gypsum, anhydrite,dolomite/dolostone,claystone}

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]

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


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