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Orpierre, Hautes-Alpes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 44° 18' 48'' North , 5° 41' 36'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 44.3134690131, 5.69356530905
Other regions containing this locality:The Alps, Europe

Large area around the Orpierre village including a small mining district and some septaria occuring in Oxfordian marls.

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53 valid minerals. 1 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.

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- Martin, R. (1973). "Morphologie des quartz de la zone d'Orpierre (Hautes-Alpes, France) - 1° partie." Le Cristallier Suisse, 3(3),pp:101-127.
- Martin, R. (1973). "Morphologie des quartz de la zone d'Orpierre (Hautes-Alpes, France) - 2° partie." Le Cristallier Suisse, 3(5),pp:177-194.
- Martin, R. (1990). "Morphologie des quartz d'Orpièrre (Htes Alpes)." Le Cahier des Micromonteurs(2),pp:25.
- Martin, R. and Beaudet, D. (1999). "Les septarias de la région d'Orpierre, Hautes-Alpes (F), décadence de leurs minéraux." Le Cristallier Suisse, 11(11),pp:509-525.

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