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Pitons du Carbet, Le Morne-Vert, Martinique, French West Indies, Francei
Regional Level Types
Pitons du Carbet- not defined -
Le Morne-Vert- not defined -
Martinique- not defined -
French West IndiesGroup of Overseas Territories
FranceCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 14° 41' 43'' North , 61° 7' 1'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 14.69519,-61.11694
GeoHash:G#: ddse970j8
Köppen climate type:Af : Tropical rainforest climate
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Saint-Pierre4,125 (2017)8.2km
Saint-Joseph16,974 (2018)8.8km
Le Morne-Rouge5,469 (2018)9.2km
Fort-de-France89,995 (2018)11.2km
Le Gros-Morne11,025 (2018)12.6km


Calco-alcaline volcanic arc of Lesser Antilles.
Acidic andesites (glowing cloud or Nuée Ardente type and pyroclastic flow deposit).
Highest peak is Piton Lacroix (1197 m) situated East border of Le Morne-Vert district such as Morne Piquet (1159 m ). Also note Piton Dumauzé (1112 m) and Piton de l'Alma (1107 m) - Schoelcher district.

Regions containing this locality

Caribbean PlateTectonic Plate
The CaribbeanRegion

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


6 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

'Albite-Anorthite Series'
Reference: Ph. D'arco, J. Cotten, Bull. Minéral. , 1985, 108, pp. 153-159.
'Apatite'
Reference: Ph. D'arco, J. Cotten, Bull. Minéral. , 1985, 108, pp. 153-159.
'Biotite'
Reference: Ph. D'arco, J. Cotten, Bull. Minéral. , 1985, 108, pp. 153-159.
Cummingtonite
Formula: ☐{Mg2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Reference: Ph. D'arco, J. Cotten, Bull. Minéral. , 1985, 108, pp. 153-159.
Edenite ?
Formula: {Na}{Ca2}{Mg5}(AlSi7O22)(OH)2
Description: Fluorine has not been analyzed, and within this geological context it is likely to be fluoro-edenite.
Reference: Ph. D'arco, J. Cotten, Bull. Minéral. , 1985, 108, pp. 153-159.
'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'
Reference: Lacroix, A. (1910): Minéralogie de la France et de ses colonies, Librairie Polytechnique, Ch. Béranger Editeur, Tome IV, 717.
Ilmenite
Formula: Fe2+TiO3
Reference: Ph. D'arco, J. Cotten, Bull. Minéral. , 1985, 108, pp. 153-159.
Magnesio-hornblende
Formula: ☐{Ca2}{Mg4Al}(AlSi7O22)(OH)2
Reference: Ph. D'arco, J. Cotten, Bull. Minéral. , 1985, 108, pp. 153-159.
Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Reference: Ph. D'arco, J. Cotten, Bull. Minéral. , 1985, 108, pp. 153-159.
Magnetite var: Titaniferous Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+(Fe3+,Ti)2O4
Reference: Ph. D'arco, J. Cotten, Bull. Minéral. , 1985, 108, pp. 153-159.
'Pyroxene Group'
Reference: Ph. D'arco, J. Cotten, Bull. Minéral. , 1985, 108, pp. 153-159.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Ph. D'arco, J. Cotten, Bull. Minéral. , 1985, 108, pp. 153-159.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Ilmenite4.CB.05Fe2+TiO3
Magnetite4.BB.05Fe2+Fe3+2O4
var: Titaniferous Magnetite4.BB.05Fe2+(Fe3+,Ti)2O4
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 9 - Silicates
Cummingtonite9.DE.05☐{Mg2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Edenite ?9.DE.15{Na}{Ca2}{Mg5}(AlSi7O22)(OH)2
Magnesio-hornblende9.DE.10☐{Ca2}{Mg4Al}(AlSi7O22)(OH)2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Albite-Anorthite Series'-
'Apatite'-
'Biotite'-
'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'-
'Pyroxene Group'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Ilmenite4.3.5.1Fe2+TiO3
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Magnetite7.2.2.3Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Group 66 - INOSILICATES Double-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=2)
Amphiboles - Mg-Fe-Mn-Li subgroup
Cummingtonite66.1.1.1☐{Mg2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Edenite ?66.1.3a.10{Na}{Ca2}{Mg5}(AlSi7O22)(OH)2
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Albite-Anorthite Series'-
'Apatite'-
'Biotite'-
'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'-
Magnesio-hornblende-☐{Ca2}{Mg4Al}(AlSi7O22)(OH)2
Magnetite
var: Titaniferous Magnetite
-Fe2+(Fe3+,Ti)2O4
'Pyroxene Group'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Magnesio-hornblende☐{Ca2}{Mg4Al}(AlSi7O22)(OH)2
H Cummingtonite☐{Mg2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
H Edenite{Na}{Ca2}{Mg5}(AlSi7O22)(OH)2
OOxygen
O QuartzSiO2
O Magnesio-hornblende☐{Ca2}{Mg4Al}(AlSi7O22)(OH)2
O Cummingtonite☐{Mg2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
O IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
O Magnetite (var: Titaniferous Magnetite)Fe2+(Fe3+,Ti)2O4
O MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
O Edenite{Na}{Ca2}{Mg5}(AlSi7O22)(OH)2
NaSodium
Na Edenite{Na}{Ca2}{Mg5}(AlSi7O22)(OH)2
MgMagnesium
Mg Magnesio-hornblende☐{Ca2}{Mg4Al}(AlSi7O22)(OH)2
Mg Cummingtonite☐{Mg2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Mg Edenite{Na}{Ca2}{Mg5}(AlSi7O22)(OH)2
AlAluminium
Al Magnesio-hornblende☐{Ca2}{Mg4Al}(AlSi7O22)(OH)2
Al Edenite{Na}{Ca2}{Mg5}(AlSi7O22)(OH)2
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
Si Magnesio-hornblende☐{Ca2}{Mg4Al}(AlSi7O22)(OH)2
Si Cummingtonite☐{Mg2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Si Edenite{Na}{Ca2}{Mg5}(AlSi7O22)(OH)2
CaCalcium
Ca Magnesio-hornblende☐{Ca2}{Mg4Al}(AlSi7O22)(OH)2
Ca Edenite{Na}{Ca2}{Mg5}(AlSi7O22)(OH)2
TiTitanium
Ti IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
Ti Magnetite (var: Titaniferous Magnetite)Fe2+(Fe3+,Ti)2O4
FeIron
Fe IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
Fe Magnetite (var: Titaniferous Magnetite)Fe2+(Fe3+,Ti)2O4
Fe MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4

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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Quaternary
0 - 2.588 Ma



ID: 3187214
Cenozoic volcanic rocks

Age: Pleistocene (0 - 2.588 Ma)

Comments: Antilles

Lithology: Intermediate volcanic rocks

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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