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Colle Rousse outcrop, Tende, Alpes-Maritimes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, Francei
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Colle Rousse outcropOutcrop
Tende- not defined -
Alpes-MaritimesDepartment
Provence-Alpes-Côte d'AzurRegion
FranceCountry

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Name(s) in local language(s):Indice du nord de Colle Rousse, Tende, Alpes-Maritimes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 44° 3' 29'' North , 7° 28' 49'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 44.05806,7.48028
GeoHash:G#: spv6dhwbz
Locality type:Outcrop
Köppen climate type:Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Fontan311 (2016)8.4km
Tende1,953 (2016)9.5km
Saorge411 (2016)9.8km
Breil-sur-Roya2,138 (2016)13.0km
Belvédère519 (2016)13.5km


Quartz vein in Permian conglomerates.

Located to the north of Colle Rousse on the right side of Vallon de la Minière (3 km WSW of Vallauria), near the path to Refuge des Merveilles.

French Lambert coordinates :
X=1011.86, Y=208.21, Z=1850

"Close to the Merveilles mountain hut, on the left side of the path towards the Colle Rousse, [there is] azurite, chalcopyrite, covellite, hematite, limonite, malachite, and pyrite." [Belot, 1978]

Regions containing this locality

Eurasian PlateTectonic Plate
EuropeContinent
The Alps, EuropeMountain Range

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


11 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Aikinite
Formula: PbCuBiS3
Reference: R. Pierrot, P. Picot, J. Feraud, J. Vernet : "Inventaire Minéralogique de la France, N° 4, Alpes Maritimes", BRGM, 1974
Azurite
Formula: Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Reference: Pierrot, R., Picot, P., Feraud, J., and Vernet, J. (1974) Inventaire minéralogique de la France n°4. Alpes Maritimes. Editions B.R.G.M, Paris, 168 pp.; 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.
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: Pierrot, R., Picot, P., Feraud, J., and Vernet, J. (1974) Inventaire minéralogique de la France n°4. Alpes Maritimes. Editions B.R.G.M, Paris, 168 pp.; 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.
Covellite
Formula: CuS
Reference: Pierrot, R., Picot, P., Feraud, J., and Vernet, J. (1974) Inventaire minéralogique de la France n°4. Alpes Maritimes. Editions B.R.G.M, Paris, 168 pp.; 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: R. Pierrot, P. Picot, J. Feraud, J. Vernet : "Inventaire Minéralogique de la France, N° 4, Alpes Maritimes", BRGM, 1974
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Reference: Pierrot, R., Picot, P., Feraud, J., and Vernet, J. (1974) Inventaire minéralogique de la France n°4. Alpes Maritimes. Editions B.R.G.M, Paris, 168 pp.; 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.
Hessite
Formula: Ag2Te
Reference: R. Pierrot, P. Picot, J. Feraud, J. Vernet : "Inventaire Minéralogique de la France, N° 4, Alpes Maritimes", BRGM, 1974
'Limonite'
Formula: (Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Reference: Pierrot, R., Picot, P., Feraud, J., and Vernet, J. (1974) Inventaire minéralogique de la France n°4. Alpes Maritimes. Editions B.R.G.M, Paris, 168 pp.; 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.
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Reference: Pierrot, R., Picot, P., Feraud, J., and Vernet, J. (1974) Inventaire minéralogique de la France n°4. Alpes Maritimes. Editions B.R.G.M, Paris, 168 pp.; 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.
Matildite
Formula: AgBiS2
Description: Selenium-bearing matildite.
Reference: R. Pierrot, P. Picot, J. Feraud, J. Vernet : "Inventaire Minéralogique de la France, N° 4, Alpes Maritimes", BRGM, 1974
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Pierrot, R., Picot, P., Feraud, J., and Vernet, J. (1974) Inventaire minéralogique de la France n°4. Alpes Maritimes. Editions B.R.G.M, Paris, 168 pp.; 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.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
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
Aikinite2.HB.05aPbCuBiS3
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Covellite2.CA.05aCuS
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Hessite2.BA.60Ag2Te
Matildite2.JA.20AgBiS2
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Hematite4.CB.05Fe2O3
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Azurite5.BA.05Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Malachite5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:1
Hessite2.4.2.1Ag2Te
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Covellite2.8.12.1CuS
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 3 - SULFOSALTS
ø = 3
Aikinite3.4.5.1PbCuBiS3
ø = 2
Matildite3.7.1.1AgBiS2
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Azurite16a.2.1.1Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Malachite16a.3.1.1Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
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)

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
H Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
CCarbon
C AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
OOxygen
O QuartzSiO2
O AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
O HematiteFe2O3
O Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
SSulfur
S AikinitePbCuBiS3
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S CovelliteCuS
S GalenaPbS
S MatilditeAgBiS2
S PyriteFeS2
FeIron
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe HematiteFe2O3
Fe Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Fe PyriteFeS2
CuCopper
Cu AikinitePbCuBiS3
Cu AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu CovelliteCuS
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
AgSilver
Ag HessiteAg2Te
Ag MatilditeAgBiS2
TeTellurium
Te HessiteAg2Te
PbLead
Pb AikinitePbCuBiS3
Pb GalenaPbS
BiBismuth
Bi AikinitePbCuBiS3
Bi MatilditeAgBiS2

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
251.902 - 298.9 Ma



ID: 3160874
marine or continental molasse

Age: Phanerozoic (251.902 - 298.9 Ma)

Lithology: Major:{sandstone}, Minor{siltstone,conglomerate}

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

References

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Pierrot, R., Picot, P., Feraud, J., and Vernet, J. (1974) Inventaire minéralogique de la France n°4. Alpes Maritimes. Editions B.R.G.M, Paris, 168 pp.
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.
Mari, D., and Mari, G. (1982) Mines et minéraux des Alpes Maritimes. Editions Serre, Nice, 304 pp.


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