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Gralex Quarry (Pont-à-Nôle quarry), Mont-sur-Marchienne, Charleroi, Hainaut, Wallonia, Belgiumi
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Gralex Quarry (Pont-à-Nôle quarry)Quarry
Mont-sur-Marchienne- not defined -
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HainautProvince
WalloniaRegion
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Name(s) in local language(s):Carrière Gralex (Carrière Pont-à-Nôle), Mont-sur-Marchienne, Hainaut (Henegouwen; Hennegau) Province, Belgium
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 50° 22' 54'' North , 4° 23' 31'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 50.38167,4.39222
GeoHash:G#: u0gnegwq6
Locality type:Quarry
Köppen climate type:Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Charleroi200,132 (2011)5.0km
Thuin14,682 (2011)8.9km
Anderlues11,597 (2011)9.0km
Courcelles29,473 (2011)9.2km
Lobbes5,467 (2011)9.4km


Open quarry (calcareous) that was operated by SA Gralex company; inactive since 1998.

Located south of Charleroi.

Regions containing this locality

Eurasian PlateTectonic Plate
EuropeContinent
Rhenish Massif, EuropeMassif

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


16 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Aragonite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Hubert, F. (2001): La carrière de Mont-sur-Marchienne, Hainaut, Belgique: La calcite dans tous ces états, Association des Micromonteurs de Minéraux de Montigny-le-Tilleul
Azurite ?
Formula: Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Reference: http://www.artistones1.be/chapitres/collection_j_evlard/calcite/les%20carrieres%20belges/msm.htm
Baryte
Formula: BaSO4
Reference: Hubert, F. (2001): La carrière de Mont-sur-Marchienne, Hainaut, Belgique: La calcite dans tous ces états, Association des Micromonteurs de Minéraux de Montigny-le-Tilleul
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Habit: Hubert, F. (2001): La carrière de Mont-sur-Marchienne, Hainaut, Belgique: La calcite dans tous ces états, Association des Micromonteurs de Minéraux de Montigny-le-Tilleul
Colour: Yellow, brown, colourless, white, amber
Description: superb cristals of calcite , up to 25 cm... Nice honey colour
Reference: Hubert, F. (2001): La carrière de Mont-sur-Marchienne, Hainaut, Belgique: La calcite dans tous ces états, Association des Micromonteurs de Minéraux de Montigny-le-Tilleul
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: Hubert, F. (2001): La carrière de Mont-sur-Marchienne, Hainaut, Belgique: La calcite dans tous ces états, Association des Micromonteurs de Minéraux de Montigny-le-Tilleul
Dolomite
Formula: CaMg(CO3)2
Reference: Hubert, F. (2001): La carrière de Mont-sur-Marchienne, Hainaut, Belgique: La calcite dans tous ces états, Association des Micromonteurs de Minéraux de Montigny-le-Tilleul
Fluorite
Formula: CaF2
Reference: Hubert, F. (2001): La carrière de Mont-sur-Marchienne, Hainaut, Belgique: La calcite dans tous ces états, Association des Micromonteurs de Minéraux de Montigny-le-Tilleul
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: Hubert, F. (2001): La carrière de Mont-sur-Marchienne, Hainaut, Belgique: La calcite dans tous ces états, Association des Micromonteurs de Minéraux de Montigny-le-Tilleul
Goethite
Formula: α-Fe3+O(OH)
Reference: Hubert, F. (2001): La carrière de Mont-sur-Marchienne, Hainaut, Belgique: La calcite dans tous ces états, Association des Micromonteurs de Minéraux de Montigny-le-Tilleul
Gypsum
Formula: CaSO4 · 2H2O
Reference: Hubert, F. (2001): La carrière de Mont-sur-Marchienne, Hainaut, Belgique: La calcite dans tous ces états, Association des Micromonteurs de Minéraux de Montigny-le-Tilleul
'Limonite'
Formula: (Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Reference: Hubert, F. (2001): La carrière de Mont-sur-Marchienne, Hainaut, Belgique: La calcite dans tous ces états, Association des Micromonteurs de Minéraux de Montigny-le-Tilleul
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Reference: Hubert, F. (2001): La carrière de Mont-sur-Marchienne, Hainaut, Belgique: La calcite dans tous ces états, Association des Micromonteurs de Minéraux de Montigny-le-Tilleul
Marcasite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Hubert, F. (2001): La carrière de Mont-sur-Marchienne, Hainaut, Belgique: La calcite dans tous ces états, Association des Micromonteurs de Minéraux de Montigny-le-Tilleul
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Hubert, F. (2001): La carrière de Mont-sur-Marchienne, Hainaut, Belgique: La calcite dans tous ces états, Association des Micromonteurs de Minéraux de Montigny-le-Tilleul
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Hubert, F. (2001): La carrière de Mont-sur-Marchienne, Hainaut, Belgique: La calcite dans tous ces états, Association des Micromonteurs de Minéraux de Montigny-le-Tilleul
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: Hubert, F. (2001): La carrière de Mont-sur-Marchienne, Hainaut, Belgique: La calcite dans tous ces états, Association des Micromonteurs de Minéraux de Montigny-le-Tilleul
Violarite ?
Formula: Fe2+Ni3+2S4

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Marcasite2.EB.10aFeS2
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Violarite ?2.DA.05Fe2+Ni3+2S4
Group 3 - Halides
Fluorite3.AB.25CaF2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Goethite4.00.α-Fe3+O(OH)
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Aragonite5.AB.15CaCO3
Azurite ?5.BA.05Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Dolomite5.AB.10CaMg(CO3)2
Malachite5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Baryte7.AD.35BaSO4
Gypsum7.CD.40CaSO4 · 2H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 3:4
Violarite ?2.10.1.8Fe2+Ni3+2S4
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Marcasite2.12.2.1FeS2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 6 - HYDROXIDES AND OXIDES CONTAINING HYDROXYL
XO(OH)
Goethite6.1.1.2α-Fe3+O(OH)
Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX2
Fluorite9.2.1.1CaF2
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
AB(XO3)2
Dolomite14.2.1.1CaMg(CO3)2
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Azurite ?16a.2.1.1Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Malachite16a.3.1.1Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Baryte28.3.1.1BaSO4
Group 29 - HYDRATED ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4·xH2O
Gypsum29.6.3.1CaSO4 · 2H2O
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Aragonite-CaCO3
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
H Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
H Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
H AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
C AragoniteCaCO3
C DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
C AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
OOxygen
O CalciteCaCO3
O GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
O Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
O AragoniteCaCO3
O BaryteBaSO4
O DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
O Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
O QuartzSiO2
O AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
FFluorine
F FluoriteCaF2
MgMagnesium
Mg DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
SSulfur
S GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
S BaryteBaSO4
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S GalenaPbS
S MarcasiteFeS2
S PyriteFeS2
S SphaleriteZnS
S ViolariteFe2+Ni23+S4
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca FluoriteCaF2
Ca GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
Ca AragoniteCaCO3
Ca DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
FeIron
Fe Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Fe MarcasiteFeS2
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe ViolariteFe2+Ni23+S4
NiNickel
Ni ViolariteFe2+Ni23+S4
CuCopper
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
Cu AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
BaBarium
Ba BaryteBaSO4
PbLead
Pb GalenaPbS

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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Devonian
358.9 - 419.2 Ma



ID: 3186341
Paleozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Devonian (358.9 - 419.2 Ma)

Lithology: Sedimentary 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]

Early Devonian
393.3 - 419.2 Ma



ID: 3150430
Early Devonian sandstone

Age: Early Devonian (393.3 - 419.2 Ma)

Lithology: Major:{sandstone}, Minor{claystone,shale/slate,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]

Data and map coding provided by Macrostrat.org, used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License

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