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Pointe du Bile beach alluvials, Penestin, Morbihan, Brittany, France

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 47° 26' 34'' North , 2° 28' 56'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 47.4427777778, -2.48222222222
Name(s) in local language(s):Plage de la Pointe du Bile, Penestin, Morbihan, Bretagne, France


Mineralized placers in beach sands.
Nearby rock formations are micaschists with amphibolite layers (with actinote and epidote crystals) and veins of quartz/tourmalinites related to Piriac granite.
French Lambert coordinates : X=236.8, Y=282.5.

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34 valid minerals.

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References

PIERROT, R., CHAURIS, L., LAFORET, C., PILLARD, F. (1980) Inventaire Minéralogique de la France N°9, Morbihan, Editions du BRGM, p. 179.
CHAURIS L. (1982) - Les sables lourds des plages du Mor Bras – Introduction à l’étude des placers littoraux en Bretagne Méridionale, Bull. Soc. Sc. nat. Ouest de la France, nouvelle série, tome 4, (1) p. 14.
PERINET F. (2011) – Les sables lourds de la Pointe du Bile (Morbihan) : du chrysobéryl furtif à la barite néoformée. Le Cahier des Micromonteurs, n° 112, pp. 4-11.

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