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Roya, Auron, Saint-Etienne-de-Tinée, Alpes-Maritimes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, Francei
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Roya- not defined -
Auron- not defined -
Saint-Etienne-de-Tinée- not defined -
Alpes-MaritimesDepartment
Provence-Alpes-Côte d'AzurRegion
FranceCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 44° 11' 23'' North , 6° 55' 38'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 44.18990,6.92742
GeoHash:G#: spugmss2u
Köppen climate type:Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Saint-Étienne-de-Tinée1,311 (2018)6.7km
Péone710 (2016)8.3km
Isola589 (2016)9.8km
Beuil486 (2016)10.9km
Guillaumes613 (2016)13.4km


Uranium mineralization in sandstone levels in black shales of early Autunian.
Localized at La Ginestière, near the torrent thalweg, near the path from Pra Géla (on road D 61) to Saint-Sébastien ruined chapel.

Regions containing this locality

Eurasian PlateTectonic Plate
EuropeContinent
The Alps, EuropeMountain Range

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


5 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: R. Pierrot, P. Picot, J. Feraud, J. Vernet : "Inventaire Minéralogique de la France, N° 4, Alpes Maritimes", BRGM, 1974
Covellite
Formula: CuS
Reference: R. Pierrot, P. Picot, J. Feraud, J. Vernet : "Inventaire Minéralogique de la France, N° 4, Alpes Maritimes", BRGM, 1974
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: R. Pierrot, P. Picot, J. Feraud, J. Vernet : "Inventaire Minéralogique de la France, N° 4, Alpes Maritimes", BRGM, 1974
Uranocircite
Formula: Ba(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 10H2O
Reference: R. Pierrot, P. Picot, J. Feraud, J. Vernet : "Inventaire Minéralogique de la France, N° 4, Alpes Maritimes", BRGM, 1974
Zeunerite
Formula: Cu(UO2)2(AsO4)2 · 12H2O
Reference: R. Pierrot, P. Picot, J. Feraud, 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
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Uranocircite8.EB.05Ba(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 10H2O
Zeunerite8.EB.05Cu(UO2)2(AsO4)2 · 12H2O

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Covellite2.8.12.1CuS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 40 - HYDRATED NORMAL PHOSPHATES,ARSENATES AND VANADATES
AB2(XO4)2·xH2O, containing (UO2)2+
Uranocircite40.2a.3.1Ba(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 10H2O
Zeunerite40.2a.14.1Cu(UO2)2(AsO4)2 · 12H2O

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H UranocirciteBa(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 10H2O
H ZeuneriteCu(UO2)2(AsO4)2 · 12H2O
OOxygen
O UranocirciteBa(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 10H2O
O ZeuneriteCu(UO2)2(AsO4)2 · 12H2O
PPhosphorus
P UranocirciteBa(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 10H2O
SSulfur
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S CovelliteCuS
S PyriteFeS2
FeIron
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe PyriteFeS2
CuCopper
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu CovelliteCuS
Cu ZeuneriteCu(UO2)2(AsO4)2 · 12H2O
AsArsenic
As ZeuneriteCu(UO2)2(AsO4)2 · 12H2O
BaBarium
Ba UranocirciteBa(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 10H2O
UUranium
U UranocirciteBa(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 10H2O
U ZeuneriteCu(UO2)2(AsO4)2 · 12H2O

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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Late Jurassic
145 - 163.5 Ma



ID: 3155633
mostly biogenic deposit

Age: Jurassic (145 - 163.5 Ma)

Lithology: Major:{limestone}, Minor{marlstone,dolomite/dolostone,sandstone}

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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