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Fluorite mine, Valzergues, Aveyron, Occitanie, Francei
Regional Level Types
Fluorite mineMine
Valzergues- not defined -
AveyronDepartment
OccitanieRegion
FranceCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
44° North , 2° East (est.)
Estimate based on other nearby localities or region boundaries.
Margin of Error:
~73km
Locality type:
Köppen climate type:
Other/historical names associated with this locality:
Midi-Pyrénées


Ancient fluorite mine. Located 7 km SSW of Decazeville.

A must about that mining district is the book by GUILLOU-GOTKOVSKY (1999).




Regions containing this locality

Eurasian PlateTectonic Plate
EuropeContinent

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


6 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Agardite-(Y)
Formula: YCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2O
Habit: Fiber
Colour: Clear green
Reference: Lheur C., Peraud W., Meisser N. (2002), Résultats d'analyses concernant les arséniates et découverte de chéralite-(Ce) à la mine de Valzergues (Aveyron), Le Cahier des Micromonteurs, n°2, pp: 3-8
Cheralite
Formula: CaTh(PO4)2
Habit: Globule
Colour: Colorless
Reference: Lheur C., Peraud W., Meisser N. (2002), Résultats d'analyses concernant les arséniates et découverte de chéralite-(Ce) à la mine de Valzergues (Aveyron), Le Cahier des Micromonteurs, n°2, pp: 3-8
Conichalcite
Formula: CaCu(AsO4)(OH)
Habit: Ball
Colour: Clear green
Reference: Lheur C., Peraud W., Meisser N. (2002), Résultats d'analyses concernant les arséniates et découverte de chéralite-(Ce) à la mine de Valzergues (Aveyron), Le Cahier des Micromonteurs, n°2, pp: 3-8
Fluorite
Formula: CaF2
Reference: No reference listed
Fluorite var: Stink-Fluss
Formula: CaF2
Reference: www.fluorites.com
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Reference: Patrice Queneau Collection
Zálesíite
Formula: CaCu6(AsO4)2(AsO3OH)(OH)6 · 3H2O
Habit: Fiber
Colour: Clear green
Reference: Lheur C., Peraud W., Meisser N. (2002), Résultats d'analyses concernant les arséniates et découverte de chéralite-(Ce) à la mine de Valzergues (Aveyron), Le Cahier des Micromonteurs, n°2, pp: 3-8

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 3 - Halides
Fluorite3.AB.25CaF2
var: Stink-Fluss3.AB.25CaF2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Malachite5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Agardite-(Y)8.DL.15YCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2O
Cheralite8.AD.50CaTh(PO4)2
Conichalcite8.BH.35CaCu(AsO4)(OH)
Zálesíite8.DL.15CaCu6(AsO4)2(AsO3OH)(OH)6 · 3H2O

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX2
Fluorite9.2.1.1CaF2
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Malachite16a.3.1.1Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 38 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL PHOSPHATES, ARSENATES, AND VANADATES
AXO4
Cheralite38.4.3.5CaTh(PO4)2
Group 41 - ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)2(XO4)Zq
Conichalcite41.5.1.2CaCu(AsO4)(OH)
Group 42 - HYDRATED PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)7(XO4)3Zq·xH2O
Agardite-(Y)42.5.1.2YCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2O
Zálesíite42.5.1.7CaCu6(AsO4)2(AsO3OH)(OH)6 · 3H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Fluorite
var: Stink-Fluss
-CaF2

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H ConichalciteCaCu(AsO4)(OH)
H Agardite-(Y)YCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2O
H ZálesíiteCaCu6(AsO4)2(AsO3OH)(OH)6 · 3H2O
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
CCarbon
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
OOxygen
O ConichalciteCaCu(AsO4)(OH)
O Agardite-(Y)YCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2O
O ZálesíiteCaCu6(AsO4)2(AsO3OH)(OH)6 · 3H2O
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
O CheraliteCaTh(PO4)2
FFluorine
F FluoriteCaF2
F Fluorite (var: Stink-Fluss)CaF2
PPhosphorus
P CheraliteCaTh(PO4)2
CaCalcium
Ca ConichalciteCaCu(AsO4)(OH)
Ca ZálesíiteCaCu6(AsO4)2(AsO3OH)(OH)6 · 3H2O
Ca FluoriteCaF2
Ca Fluorite (var: Stink-Fluss)CaF2
Ca CheraliteCaTh(PO4)2
CuCopper
Cu ConichalciteCaCu(AsO4)(OH)
Cu Agardite-(Y)YCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2O
Cu ZálesíiteCaCu6(AsO4)2(AsO3OH)(OH)6 · 3H2O
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
AsArsenic
As ConichalciteCaCu(AsO4)(OH)
As Agardite-(Y)YCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2O
As ZálesíiteCaCu6(AsO4)2(AsO3OH)(OH)6 · 3H2O
YYttrium
Y Agardite-(Y)YCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2O
ThThorium
Th CheraliteCaTh(PO4)2

References

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Year (asc) Year (desc) Author (A-Z) Author (Z-A)
- Descouens, D. (1987). "Les mines de Valzergues." Monde et Minéraux, (1/2), 4-6.
- Etienne GUILLOU-GOTKOVSKY (1999): La mine de fluorine de Valzergues, Aveyron


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