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Nouvelle-Aquitaine, Francei
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Locality type:Region
Largest Settlements:
PlacePopulation
Bordeaux231,844 (2018)
Limoges141,176 (2016)
Poitiers85,960 (2016)
Pau82,697 (2018)
La Rochelle76,810 (2018)
Mérignac69,791 (2016)
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Other/historical names associated with this locality:Aquitaine; Limousin; Poitou-Charentes


This region comprises the departments 'Charente', 'Charente-Maritime', 'Corrèze', 'Creuse', 'Dordogne', 'Gironde', 'Landes', 'Lot-et-Garonne', 'Pyrénées-Atlantique', 'Deux-Sèvres', 'Viennes' and 'Haute-Vienne'.

This region is issued from the regrouping of the former regions 'Aquitaine'; 'Limousin' and 'Poitou-Charentes'.

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358 valid minerals. 12 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals. 1 erroneous literature entry.

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Acanthite
Formula: Ag2S
Actinolite
Formula: ☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Aerinite
Formula: (Ca5.1Na0.5)(Fe3+,Al,Fe2+,Mg)4(Al,Mg)6[HSi12O36(OH)12][(CO3)1.2(H2O)12]
Description: Hydrothermal crack-fillings in dolerite.
Reference: Azambre, B., & Monchoux, P. (1988). Aerinite-New Mineralogical Data on Aerinite from a New Occurrence at Saint-Pandelon (Landes, France). Bulletin de Mineralogie, 111(1), 39-47.; [Clark, 1993 - "Hey's Mineral Index, 3rd Edition"]
Aeschynite-(Ce)
Formula: (Ce,Ca,Fe,Th)(Ti,Nb)2(O,OH)6
Agrinierite (TL)
Formula: K2(Ca,Sr)[(UO2)3O3(OH)2]2 · 5H2O
Type Locality:
Reference: Mineralogical Magazine(1972) 38, 781-789
Albite
Formula: Na(AlSi3O8)
Localities: Reported from at least 17 localities in this region.
'Albite-Anorthite Series'
Allanite-(Ce)
Formula: {CaCe}{Al2Fe2+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
'Allanite Group'
Formula: {A12+REE3+}{M3+2M32+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Description: Tardimagmatic, in microfractures.
Reference: B. Azambre and P. Monchoux, Bull. Minéral. , 1988, 111, pp. 39-47.
Allophane
Formula: (Al2O3)(SiO2)1.3-2 · 2.5-3H2O
Reference: http://perso.wanadoo.fr/jeldemine/listes%20mineraux.html
Alluaudite
Formula: (Na,Ca)Mn2+(Fe3+,Mn2+,Fe2+,Mg)2(PO4)3
'Alluaudite-Na□'
Formula: 4Na4Mn2+4Fe3+8(PO4)12
Reference: Moore and Ito, 1971, Mineralogical Magazine 43:227
'Alluaudite-NaNa'
Formula: Na4Na4Mn2+4 Fe3+8(PO4)12
Reference: Moore and Ito, 1971, Mineralogical Magazine 43:227
Almandine
Formula: Fe2+3Al2(SiO4)3
Localities: Reported from at least 6 localities in this region.
'Almandine-Pyrope Series'
Description: Dark eclogites.
Reference: D. Coffrant, Bull. Soc. Fr. Minéral. Cristallogr. , 1974, 97, pp. 70-78.
Alunite
Formula: KAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
Reference: Gilg, H.A., and Frei, R. (1997) in: Pei Rongfu (ed.): Proceedings of the 30th International Geological Congress, Vol.9, VSP (Utrecht, Tokyo), pp. 123-132.
'Amber'
Reference: NÉRAUDEAU D., PERRICHOT V., DEJAX J., MASURE E., NEL A., PHILIPPE M., MOREAU P., GUILLOCHEAU F. & GUYOT T. 2002. — Un nouveau gisement à ambre insectifère et à végétaux (Albien terminal probable) : Archingeay (Charente-Maritime, France). Geobios 35: 233-240.
Amblygonite
Formula: LiAl(PO4)F
'Amblygonite-Montebrasite Series'
Reference: Pirard, C., Hatert, F., and Fransolet, A.-M. (2007) Alteration sequences of aluminium phosphates from Montebras Pegmatite, Massif Central, France. Granitic Pegmatites: The State of the Art – International Symposium. 06th – 12th May 2007, Porto, Portugal.; Patureau, J., Chiaperro, P.-J., and Lebocey, J. (2011) Mines et minéraux de Montebras, Soumans (Creuse). Le Règne Minéral, 99, 5-33.
'Amphibole Supergroup'
Formula: AX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
Reference: Collected by François Périnet
Analcime
Formula: Na(AlSi2O6) · H2O
Anatase
Formula: TiO2
Localities: Reported from at least 15 localities in this region.
Anatase var: Niobian Anatase
Formula: (Ti,Nb)O2
Reference: Harlaux, M., Marignac, C., Cuney, M., Mercadier, J., Magott, R., Mouthier B. (2015): Nb-Ti-Y-HREE-W-U Oxide Minerals With Uncommon Compositions Associated With the Tungsten Mineralization In the Puy-Les-Vignes Deposit (Massif Central, France): Evidence For Rare-Metal Mobilization By Late Hydrothermal Fluids With A Peralkaline Signature. Canadian Mineralogist: 53: 653-672; http://forum.amiminerals.it/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=12887 (2016)
Andalusite
Formula: Al2(SiO4)O
Localities: Reported from at least 9 localities in this region.
Andalusite var: Chiastolite
Formula: Al2(SiO4)O
'Andorite'
Formula: AgPbSb3S6
Reference: [MinRec 1982, 5, p.261-268]
'Andrewsite'
Reference: Boisson, J. M. (1988) - Les monts d'Ambazac, Le Cahier des Micromonteurs, (2), 3-33.
Anglesite
Formula: PbSO4
Ankerite
Formula: Ca(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Annabergite
Formula: Ni3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
Reference: Belot, Victor R. (1978) Guide des minéraux, coquillages et fossiles: où les trouver en France, comment les reconnaître et les collectionner (Guides Horay). Pierre Horay (Ed.), 224 pp.
Anorthite
Formula: Ca(Al2Si2O8)
Anorthite var: Labradorite
Formula: (Ca,Na)[Al(Al,Si)Si2O8]
Reference: D. Coffrant, Bull. Soc. Fr. Minéral. Cristallogr. , 1974, 97, pp. 70-78.
Antimony
Formula: Sb
Reference: Bellot et al (2001) The Biards Sb-Au bearing Variscan shear zone, French Massif Central. in Mineral Deposits at the Beginning of the 21st Century. edited by A. Piestrzynski pp863-865
'Apatelite'
Formula: Fe3(SO4)2(OH)5 · 0.5H2O
Reference: A. Lacroix : "Minéralogie de la France et de ses colonies", 1913.
'Apatite'
Localities: Reported from at least 34 localities in this region.
Aragonite
Formula: CaCO3
Aramayoite
Formula: Ag3Sb2(Bi,Sb)S6
Reference: Anthony, Bideaux, Bladh, Nichols: "Handbook of Mineralogy", Vol. 1, 1990
Argyrodite
Formula: Ag8GeS6
Reference: P. Picot, Z. Johan : "Atlas of Ore Minerals", BRGM, Elsevier, 1982
Arrojadite-(KFe)
Formula: {KNa}{Fe2+◻}{Ca}{Na2◻}{Fe2+13}{Al}(PO4)11(HPO4)(OH)2
Reference: Anthony, Bideaux, Bladh, Nichols: "Handbook of Mineralogy", Vol. 4, 2000
Arsenic
Formula: As
Arseniosiderite ?
Formula: Ca2Fe3+3(AsO4)3O2 · 3H2O
Reference: Patrice Queneau Collection ( ex visual identification : Carminite )
Arsenopyrite
Formula: FeAsS
Localities: Reported from at least 33 localities in this region.
Arsenuranospathite
Formula: Al[(UO2)(AsO4)]2F(H2O)20
Arthurite
Formula: CuFe3+2(AsO4)2(OH)2 · 4H2O
Reference: Lebocey, J., Meisser, N., Chatenet, FX, Boisson, JM et Husson, F. (2010) Découverte d'arthurite dans les monts d'Ambazac (Haute-Vienne), Le Règne Minéral, 96, 51
'Asbestos'
Augite
Formula: (CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Aurostibite
Formula: AuSb2
Autunite
Formula: Ca(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 11H2O
Localities: Reported from at least 38 localities in this region.
'Axinite Group'
Azurite
Formula: Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Reference: Belot, Victor R. (1978) Guide des minéraux, coquillages et fossiles: où les trouver en France, comment les reconnaître et les collectionner (Guides Horay). Pierre Horay (Ed.), 224 pp.
Barbosalite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2(PO4)2(OH)2
Reference: http://perso.wanadoo.fr/jeldemine/listes%20mineraux.html
'Barrandite'
Reference: G. Aubert : "Les coupoles granitiques de Montebras et d'Echassières (Massif Central Français) et la genèse de leur minéralisations (BRGM, 1969)
Baryte
Formula: BaSO4
Localities: Reported from at least 39 localities in this region.
Bassetite
Formula: Fe2+(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 10H2O
Becquerelite
Formula: Ca(UO2)6O4(OH)6 · 8H2O
Bendadaite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2(AsO4)2(OH)2 · 4H2O
Reference: Meisser, N. (2010): Sur la présence de bendadaite à la Villatte-Haute (Monts d'Amabazac, Haute-Vienne), Le Règne Minéral, 94, 40.
Bermanite
Formula: Mn2+Mn3+2(PO4)2(OH)2 · 4H2O
Reference: FONTAN F (1976) Les phosphates des pegmatites de la région de Crozant. Bulleti de la société française de minéralogie et de cristallographie 99 p 318-321
Berthierite
Formula: FeSb2S4
Bertrandite
Formula: Be4(Si2O7)(OH)2
Localities: Reported from at least 8 localities in this region.
Beryl
Formula: Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Localities: Reported from at least 40 localities in this region.
Beryl var: Aquamarine
Formula: Be3Al2Si6O18
Beryl var: Emerald
Formula: Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Reference: http://pujol.chez.tiscali.fr/ident/beryl.html
Beryl var: Heliodor
Formula: Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Betpakdalite-CaCa
Formula: [Ca2(H2O)17Ca(H2O)6][Mo6+8As5+2Fe3+3O36(OH)]
Beudantite
Formula: PbFe3(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6
Billietite
Formula: Ba(UO2)6O4(OH)6 · 4-8H2O
'Biotite'
Localities: Reported from at least 13 localities in this region.
Bismite ?
Formula: Bi2O3
Reference: Patrice Queneau Collection
Bismuth
Formula: Bi
Localities: Reported from at least 7 localities in this region.
Bismuthinite
Formula: Bi2S3
Localities: Reported from at least 7 localities in this region.
Bismutite
Formula: (BiO)2CO3
'Bitumen'
Boltwoodite
Formula: (K,Na)(UO2)(SiO3OH) · 1.5H2O
Reference: Le Règne Minéral, Hors Série IV, 1998
Bornite
Formula: Cu5FeS4
Localities: Reported from at least 9 localities in this region.
Boulangerite
Formula: Pb5Sb4S11
Bournonite
Formula: PbCuSbS3
Reference: [MinRec 1982, 5, p.261-268]
'Bravoite'
Formula: (Fe,Ni)S2
Reference: Y. Laurent, J. Lougnon, R. Pierrot, H.J. Schubnel : "La Crocoïte de Nontron (Dordogne) et les Minéraux Associés", Bull. Soc. Fr. Minéral. Cristallogr., 1967, XC, N°3, 377-382
Breithauptite
Formula: NiSb
Reference: Anthony, Bideaux, Bladh, Nichols: "Handbook of Mineralogy", Vol. 1, 1990
Breithauptite var: Arite
Formula: Ni(Sb,As)
Reference: Clark (1993) Heys Mineral Index 3rd ed.
Brochantite
Formula: Cu4(SO4)(OH)6
Brookite
Formula: TiO2
Brucite ?
Formula: Mg(OH)2
Reference: Patrice Queneau Collection
Brushite
Formula: Ca(HPO4) · 2H2O
Reference: Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II: 705.
Cacoxenite
Formula: Fe3+24AlO6(PO4)17(OH)12 · 75H2O
Localities: Reported from at least 12 localities in this region.
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Localities: Reported from at least 38 localities in this region.
Cannizzarite ?
Formula: Pb48Bi56S132
Reference: Patrice Queneau Collection
Cannonite
Formula: Bi2(SO4)O(OH)2
Carminite
Formula: PbFe3+2(AsO4)2(OH)2
Carnotite
Formula: K2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
Reference: Le Règne Minéral, Hors Série IV, 1998
Cassiterite
Formula: SnO2
Localities: Reported from at least 25 localities in this region.
Cerussite
Formula: PbCO3
Localities: Reported from at least 9 localities in this region.
Cervantite
Formula: Sb3+Sb5+O4
'Chabazite'
Chalcanthite
Formula: CuSO4 · 5H2O
Chalcocite
Formula: Cu2S
Localities: Reported from at least 8 localities in this region.
Chalcophyllite ?
Formula: Cu18Al2(AsO4)4(SO4)3(OH)24 · 36H2O
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Localities: Reported from at least 26 localities in this region.
Chalcosiderite
Formula: CuFe3+6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
Chenevixite ?
Formula: Cu2Fe3+2(AsO4)2(OH)4
Reference: Patrice Queneau Collection
Chevkinite-(Ce)
Formula: (Ce,La,Ca,Th)4(Fe2+,Mg)(Fe2+,Ti,Fe3+)2(Ti,Fe3+)2(Si2O7)2O8
Chlorapatite
Formula: Ca5(PO4)3Cl
Reference: Brearley, A.J. & Jones, R.H. (1998) Chondritic Meteorites. In: Planetary Materials (Papike, JJ - Ed.), Chapter 3: 1-398: Mineralogical Society of America, Washington, DC, USA. ; Jones, R.H., McCubbin, F.M., Dreeland, L., Guan, Y., Burger, P.V. & Shearer, C.K. (2014) Phosphate minerals in LL chondrites: A record of the action of fluids during metamorphism on ordinary chondrite parent bodies. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 132: pp. 120-140. (May 2014).
'Chlorite Group'
Localities: Reported from at least 9 localities in this region.
Chromite
Formula: Fe2+Cr3+2O4
Chrysocolla ?
Formula: Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Reference: Patrice Queneau Collection
Chrysotile
Formula: Mg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Churchite-(Y)
Formula: Y(PO4) · 2H2O
Reference: Le Cahier des micromonteurs, 2002, N°75, pp 8-25
'Clinopyroxene Subgroup'
Reference: Jones, R.H., McCubbin, F.M., Dreeland, L., Guan, Y., Burger, P.V. & Shearer, C.K. (2014) Phosphate minerals in LL chondrites: A record of the action of fluids during metamorphism on ordinary chondrite parent bodies. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 132: pp. 120-140. (May 2014).
Clinozoisite
Formula: {Ca2}{Al3}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Description: Dark eclogites.
Reference: D. Coffrant, Bull. Soc. Fr. Minéral. Cristallogr. , 1974, 97, pp. 70-78.
Coffinite
Formula: U(SiO4) · nH2O
Localities: Reported from at least 10 localities in this region.
Columbite-(Fe)
Formula: Fe2+Nb2O6
Localities: Reported from at least 6 localities in this region.
'Columbite-(Fe)-Columbite-(Mn) Series'
Localities: Reported from at least 6 localities in this region.
Columbite-(Mn)
Formula: Mn2+Nb2O6
Reference: Boisson, J.-M., Leconte, J. (2018) Analyses 2017 MNHN-Micromonteurs. La revue des Micromonteurs, 27, 3-33
'Columbite-Tantalite'
Compreignacite (TL)
Formula: K2(UO2)6O4(OH)6 · 7H2O
Type Locality:
Reference: Bull.Soc.fr.Min.Crist.(1964) 87, 365-371
Conichalcite ?
Formula: CaCu(AsO4)(OH)
Reference: Queneau Patrice collection
Connellite
Formula: Cu19(SO4)(OH)32Cl4 · 3H2O
Reference: Queneau Patrice collection
Copiapite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+4(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O
Reference: Patrice Queneau Collection
Copper
Formula: Cu
Localities: Reported from at least 7 localities in this region.
Cordierite
Formula: (Mg,Fe)2Al3(AlSi5O18)
Cornubite ?
Formula: Cu5(AsO4)2(OH)4
Reference: Patrice Queneau Collection
Corrensite
Formula: (Mg,Fe)9((Si,Al)8O20)(OH)10 · nH2O
Reference: Patureau, J., Chiappero, P-J. & Lebocey, J. (2011): Mines et minéraux de Montebras, Soumans, Creuse. Le Règne Minéral. 99, 5-33
Corundum
Formula: Al2O3
Corundum var: Sapphire
Formula: Al2O3
Cosalite
Formula: Pb2Bi2S5
Reference: Patrice Queneau Collection
Covellite
Formula: CuS
Localities: Reported from at least 7 localities in this region.
Crandallite
Formula: CaAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
Reference: Patureau, J., Chiappero, P-J. & Lebocey, J. (2011): Mines et minéraux de Montebras, Soumans, Creuse. Le Règne Minéral. 99, 5-33
Criddleite
Formula: TlAg2Au3Sb10S10
Description: In quartz vugs, with gold and aurostibite. Criddleite replaces aurostibite.
Reference: ontariominerals.com
Crocoite
Formula: PbCrO4
Reference: Y. Laurent, J. Lougnon, R. Pierrot, H.J. Schubnel : "La Crocoïte de Nontron (Dordogne) et les Minéraux Associés", Bull. Soc. Fr. Minéral. Cristallogr., 1967, XC, N°3, 377-382
Cryptomelane
Formula: K(Mn4+7Mn3+)O16
Cuprite
Formula: Cu2O
Curite
Formula: Pb3(UO2)8O8(OH)6 · 3H2O
Cyrilovite
Formula: NaFe3+3(PO4)2(OH)4 · 2H2O
Descloizite
Formula: PbZn(VO4)(OH)
Reference: [MinRec 1982, 5, p.261-268]
Devilline
Formula: CaCu4(SO4)2(OH)6 · 3H2O
Dewindtite
Formula: H2Pb3(UO2)2(PO4)4O4 · 12H2O
Digenite
Formula: Cu9S5
Diopside
Formula: CaMgSi2O6
Diopside var: Diallage
Formula: CaMgSi2O6
Description: In metagabbros.
Reference: D. Coffrant, Bull. Soc. Fr. Minéral. Cristallogr. , 1974, 97, pp. 70-78.
'Diopside-Hedenbergite Series'
Djurleite
Formula: Cu31S16
Reference: M.Deliens, C.Lheur, W.Peraud & D.Virlogeux (2004)- Les minéraux d'uranium du Boucheron, près de Davignac (Corrèze)- Le Cahier des Micromonteurs, n°84, pp 3-25.
Dolomite
Formula: CaMg(CO3)2
Localities: Reported from at least 16 localities in this region.
Dufrénite (TL)
Formula: Ca0.5Fe2+Fe3+5(PO4)4(OH)6 · 2H2O
Localities: Reported from at least 8 localities in this region.
Reference: Brongniart A: Tab. Espèces Min.(1833) p. 20
Dundasite ?
Formula: PbAl2(CO3)2(OH)4 · H2O
Reference: Legrand, N., Faure, E. & Lebocey, J.(2008): Minéralogie des Mines du Notronnais, Dordogne. Le Règne Minéral, 84, 5-22
Dyscrasite
Formula: Ag3Sb
Reference: [MinRec 1982, 5, p.261-268]
Edenite
Formula: {Na}{Ca2}{Mg5}(AlSi7O22)(OH)2
Reference: B. Azambre et al. , Bull. Minéral. , 1987, 110, pp. 379-396.
Elbaite
Formula: Na(Li1.5Al1.5)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
'Elbaite-Schorl Series'
Reference: Collected by François Périnet
'Electrum'
Formula: (Au, Ag)
Embreyite
Formula: Pb5(CrO4)2(PO4)2 · H2O
Reference: Cuchet, S., Ansermet S. & Meisser, N. (2008) L'embreyite et l'hisingerite du filon du Cantonnier, Nontron, Dordogne (France), Le Règne Minéral, 84, 23-24.
Enargite
Formula: Cu3AsS4
Eosphorite
Formula: Mn2+Al(PO4)(OH)2 · H2O
Reference: Pirard, C., Hatert, F., and Fransolet, A.-M. (2007) Alteration sequences of aluminium phosphates from Montebras Pegmatite, Massif Central, France. Granitic Pegmatites: The State of the Art – International Symposium. 06th – 12th May 2007, Porto, Portugal.; Patureau, J., Chiaperro, P.-J., and Lebocey, J. (2011) Mines et minéraux de Montebras, Soumans (Creuse). Le Règne Minéral, 99, 5-33.
Epidote
Formula: {Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Localities: Reported from at least 11 localities in this region.
Epidote-(Sr)
Formula: {CaSr}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
'Euxenite-(Y)-Columbite solid solution'
Reference: Harlaux, M., Marignac, C., Cuney, M., Mercadier, J., Magott, R., Mouthier B. (2015): Nb-Ti-Y-HREE-W-U Oxide Minerals With Uncommon Compositions Associated With the Tungsten Mineralization In the Puy-Les-Vignes Deposit (Massif Central, France): Evidence For Rare-Metal Mobilization By Late Hydrothermal Fluids With A Peralkaline Signature. Canadian Mineralogist: 53: 653-672; http://forum.amiminerals.it/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=12887 (2016)
Famatinite
Formula: Cu3SbS4
Reference: [MinRec 1982, 5, p.261-268]
'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'
'Feldspar Group'
'Feldspar Group var: Perthite'
Reference: various added photos
Ferberite
Formula: FeWO4
Localities: Reported from at least 13 localities in this region.
Ferberite var: Reinite
Formula: FeWO4
Reference: Queneau P. (2001), Un gîte historique: Puy-les-Vignes (Haute-Vienne), Le Cahier des Micromonteurs, n°4, pp: 18-26
Fergusonite-(Y)
Formula: YNbO4
Ferrihydrite
Formula: Fe3+10O14(OH)2
Reference: Gautier, J, Grosbois, C., Courtin-Nomade, A., Floc'h, J. P. and Martin, F. (2006): Transformation of natural As-associated ferrihydrite downstream of a remediated mining site. Eur. J. Mineral. 18, 187-195.
Ferrimolybdite
Formula: Fe2(MoO4)3 · nH2O
Ferroalluaudite (TL)
Formula: (Na,Ca)Fe2+(Fe3+,Mn2+,Fe2+)2(PO4)3
Type Locality:
Reference: Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II: 675.
Ferro-edenite
Formula: {Na}{Ca2}{Fe2+5}(AlSi7O22)(OH)2
Reference: B. Azambre and P. Monchoux, Bull. Minéral. , 1988, 111, pp. 39-47.
Ferroskutterudite
Formula: (Fe,Co)As3
Reference: Harlaux, M., Marignac, C., Cuney, M., & Mercadier, J. (2015, August). The Puy-les-Vignes breccia pipe (Massif Central, France): a unique occurrence of polymetallic W-Nb±Ta-HREE-Bi-Cu-As±Au-Ag mineralization in the Variscan belt. In 13th Biennial SGA Meeting (Vol. 2, pp. 749-752).
Fizélyite
Formula: Ag5Pb14Sb21S48
Reference: [MinRec 1982, 5, p.261-268]
Fluorapatite
Formula: Ca5(PO4)3F
Localities: Reported from at least 9 localities in this region.
Fluorapatite var: Mn-bearing Fluorapatite
Formula: (Ca,Mn2+)5(PO4)3(F,Cl,OH) or Ca5([P,Mn5+]O4)3(F,Cl,OH)
Fluorapophyllite-(K) ?
Formula: KCa4(Si8O20)(F,OH) · 8H2O
Reference: Patrice Queneau collection
Fluorite
Formula: CaF2
Localities: Reported from at least 39 localities in this region.
Fluorite var: Stink-Fluss
Formula: CaF2
Reference: M Arliguie collection
Fluoro-tremolite
Formula: ☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)F2
Reference: Marco E. Ciriotti new data
Forsterite
Formula: Mg2SiO4
Freibergite
Formula: Ag6[Cu4Fe2]Sb4S13-x
Reference: [MinRec 1982, 5, p.261-268]
Freieslebenite
Formula: AgPbSbS3
Reference: [MinRec 1982, 5, p.261-268]
'Frondelite-Rockbridgeite Series'
Reference: F-X Chatenet, J.M. Boisson, F.Husson, J.Patureau, J.Lebocey. Minéralogie des pegmatites des Monts d'Ambazac. Le Règne Minéral HS 2008
Galena
Formula: PbS
Localities: Reported from at least 37 localities in this region.
Galena var: Argentiferous Galena
Formula: PbS
Galenobismutite
Formula: PbBi2S4
Reference: Patrice Queneau Collection
'Garnet Group'
Formula: X3Z2(SiO4)3
Localities: Reported from at least 15 localities in this region.
'Garnet Supergroup'
Formula: X3Z2(TO4)3
Geocronite
Formula: Pb14(Sb,As)6S23
Gersdorffite
Formula: NiAsS
Reference: [MinRec 1982, 5, p.261-268]
Gibbsite
Formula: Al(OH)3
'Gigantolite'
Reference: http://perso.wanadoo.fr/jeldemine/listes%20mineraux.html
Goethite
Formula: α-Fe3+O(OH)
Localities: Reported from at least 14 localities in this region.
Gold
Formula: Au
Localities: Reported from at least 22 localities in this region.
Gorceixite
Formula: BaAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
Reference: Pirard, C., Hatert, F., and Fransolet, A.-M. (2007) Alteration sequences of aluminium phosphates from Montebras Pegmatite, Massif Central, France. Granitic Pegmatites: The State of the Art – International Symposium. 06th – 12th May 2007, Porto, Portugal.; Patureau, J., Chiaperro, P.-J., and Lebocey, J. (2011) Mines et minéraux de Montebras, Soumans (Creuse). Le Règne Minéral, 99, 5-33.
Graphite
Formula: C
Greenockite
Formula: CdS
Reference: P. DIDIER: les especes minerales du Limousin
Greifensteinite
Formula: Ca2Fe2+5Be4(PO4)6(OH)4 · 6H2O
Reference: Patrice Queneau Collection; Boisson, J.-M. & Leconte, J. (2014): Analyses 2012-2013 MNHN-MICROMONTEURS. La revue de Micromonteurs, 21.
Greigite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2S4
Grossular
Formula: Ca3Al2(SiO4)3
Gudmundite
Formula: FeSbS
Reference: PsilomelaneP. Picot, Z. Johan : "Atlas of Ore Minerals", BRGM, Elsevier, 1982
'Gummite'
Localities: Reported from at least 12 localities in this region.
'Gummite var: Coracite'
Reference: J. Geffroy, J.A. Sarcia, J. Chervet : "Les Minéraux Uranifères Français", 1960, Institut National des Sciences et Techniques Nucléaires / Saclay - PUF.
Gypsum
Formula: CaSO4 · 2H2O
Localities: Reported from at least 15 localities in this region.
Gypsum var: Selenite
Formula: CaSO4 · 2H2O
Reference: Jacques Malassé personal collection;
Halite
Formula: NaCl
'Halloysite'
Formula: Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Harmotome
Formula: (Ba0.5,Ca0.5,K,Na)5[Al5Si11O32] · 12H2O
Reference: "Les minéraux, leurs gisements, leurs associations", P. Bariand, F. Cesbron et J. Geffroy (1977), Editions Minéraux et Fossiles, BRGM
Heinrichite
Formula: Ba(UO2)2(AsO4)2 · 10H2O
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Localities: Reported from at least 26 localities in this region.
Hemimorphite
Formula: Zn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
Reference: Cussey R. (1999), Le gîte de fluorite d'Arbouet, Pyrénées-Atlantiques, France, Le Règne Minéral, n°29, pp: 36-45
Hentschelite
Formula: CuFe3+2(PO4)2(OH)2
Reference: http://perso.wanadoo.fr/jeldemine/listes%20mineraux.html
Heterosite (TL)
Formula: (Fe3+,Mn3+)PO4
Reference: Annal. Chim. Phys. (1825): 30, 294; Annal. Sci. Nat. (1826); Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II: 676.
Heulandite-K
Formula: (K,Ca,Na)5(Si27Al9)O72 · 26H2O
Reference: Lebocey j. & RDAG (2011) - autres gisements et indices de zéolites, In zéolites de France, Le Règne Minéral hors-série 17, 113-121
'Heulandite subgroup'
Reference: "Les minéraux, leurs gisements, leurs associations", P. Bariand, F. Cesbron et J. Geffroy (1977), Editions Minéraux et Fossiles, BRGM
Hisingerite
Formula: Fe3+2(Si2O5)(OH)4 · 2H2O
Reference: Cuchet, S., Ansermet S. & Meisser, N. (2008) L'embreyite et l'hisingerite du filon du Cantonnier, Nontron, Dordogne (France), Le Règne Minéral, 84, 23-24.
'Hornblende'
Hübnerite
Formula: MnWO4
Hureaulite (TL)
Formula: (Mn,Fe)5(PO4)2(HPO4)2 · 4H2O
Reference: Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II: 702; J.W. Anthony, R.A. Bideaux, K.W. Bladh, M.C. Nichols: Handbook of Mineralogy, Vol. IV (2000)
Hydrokenoelsmoreite
Formula: 2W2O6(H2O)
Hydrokenoelsmoreite var: Ferritungstite
Hydrotungstite
Formula: WO3 · 2H2O
Hydroxylapatite
Formula: Ca5(PO4)3(OH)
Reference: M.Deliens, C.Lheur, W.Peraud & D.Virlogeux (2004)- Les minéraux d'uranium du Boucheron, près de Davignac (Corrèze)- Le Cahier des Micromonteurs, n°84, pp 3-25.
Hydroxylapatite var: Carbonate-rich Hydroxylapatite
Formula: Ca5(PO4,CO3)3(OH,O)
Reference: M.Deliens, C.Lheur, W.Peraud & D.Virlogeux (2004)- Les minéraux d'uranium du Boucheron, près de Davignac (Corrèze)- Le Cahier des Micromonteurs, n°84, pp 3-25.
Hydrozincite
Formula: Zn5(CO3)2(OH)6
Reference: Belot, Victor R. (1978) Guide des minéraux, coquillages et fossiles: où les trouver en France, comment les reconnaître et les collectionner (Guides Horay). Pierre Horay (Ed.), 224 pp.
Ianthinite
Formula: U4+(UO2)5O7 · 10H2O
Ilmenite
Formula: Fe2+TiO3
Localities: Reported from at least 10 localities in this region.
Iron
Formula: Fe
Iron var: Kamacite
Formula: (Fe,Ni)
Isocubanite
Formula: CuFe2S3
Reference: Paul Ramdohr (1973). The Opaque Minerals in Stony Meteorites. Elsevier Publishing Company: Amsterdam; London: New York. 245 pages.
Ixiolite
Formula: (Ta,Nb,Sn,Fe,Mn)4O8
Ixiolite var: Wolframoixiolite
Formula: (Nb,W,Ta,Fe,Mn,Nb)2O4
Reference: Harlaux, M., Marignac, C., Cuney, M., & Mercadier, J. (2015, August). The Puy-les-Vignes breccia pipe (Massif Central, France): a unique occurrence of polymetallic W-Nb±Ta-HREE-Bi-Cu-As±Au-Ag mineralization in the Variscan belt. In 13th Biennial SGA Meeting (Vol. 2, pp. 749-752).
Jamesonite
Formula: Pb4FeSb6S14
Reference: Lips, ALW (2006) A review of non-ferrous mineral deposits in Europe - Finalised initial database BRGM/RP -54957 - FR
Jarosite
Formula: KFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Johannite
Formula: Cu(UO2)2(SO4)2(OH)2 · 8H2O
Reference: M.Deliens, C.Lheur, W.Peraud & D.Virlogeux (2004)- Les minéraux d'uranium du Boucheron, près de Davignac (Corrèze)- Le Cahier des Micromonteurs, n°84, pp 3-25.
Jordanite
Formula: Pb14(As,Sb)6S23
Reference: P. Picot, Z. Johan : "Atlas of Ore Minerals", BRGM, Elsevier, 1982
Kaatialaite ?
Formula: Fe(H2AsO4)3 · 5H2O
Reference: Patrice Queneau Collection
Kaňkite ?
Formula: FeAsO4 · 3.5H2O
Reference: Patrice Queneau Collection
Kaolinite
Formula: Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Localities: Reported from at least 21 localities in this region.
Karibibite ?
Formula: Fe3+3(As3+O2)4(As3+2O5)(OH)
Reference: Queneau Patrice collection
Kasolite
Formula: Pb(UO2)[SiO4] · H2O
Kermesite
Formula: Sb2S2O
Kësterite
Formula: Cu2ZnSnS4
Reference: P. Cantinolle et al. , Bull. Minéral. , 1985, 108, pp. 245-248
'K Feldspar'
'K Feldspar var: Adularia'
Formula: KAlSi3O8
Kintoreite
Formula: PbFe3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
Reference: Patrice Queneau Collection
Koragoite
Formula: (Mn2+,Fe3+)3(Nb,Ta,Ti)2(Nb,Mn)2(W,Ta)2O20
Reference: Ansermet, S., Cuchet, S. & Meisser, N. (2010): Minéralogie de la mine de La grange, Meymac, Corrèze. Le Règne Minéral, 91: 23-31
Kyanite
Formula: Al2(SiO4)O
Localities: Reported from at least 7 localities in this region.
Lacroixite
Formula: NaAl(PO4)F
Langite ?
Formula: Cu4(SO4)(OH)6 · 2H2O
Reference: Patrice Queneau Collection
Laumontite
Formula: CaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O
Reference: "Les minéraux, leurs gisements, leurs associations", P. Bariand, F. Cesbron et J. Geffroy (1977), Editions Minéraux et Fossiles, BRGM
Leadhillite ?
Formula: Pb4(CO3)2(SO4)(OH)2
Reference: Legrand, N., Faure, E. & Lebocey, J.(2008): Minéralogie des Mines du Notronnais, Dordogne. Le Règne Minéral, 84, 5-22
Lepidocrocite ?
Formula: γ-Fe3+O(OH)
Reference: Queneau Patrice collection
'Lepidolite'
Localities: Reported from at least 12 localities in this region.
Leucophosphite
Formula: KFe3+2(PO4)2(OH) · 2H2O
Leucoxene
Libethenite
Formula: Cu2(PO4)(OH)
Reference: Patureau, J., Chiappero, P-J. & Lebocey, J. (2011): Mines et minéraux de Montebras, Soumans, Creuse. Le Règne Minéral. 99, 5-33
'Limonite'
Formula: (Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Localities: Reported from at least 11 localities in this region.
Lindgrenite
Formula: Cu3(MoO4)2(OH)2
Reference: Queneau Patrice collection
Lipscombite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2(PO4)2(OH)2
Lithiophilite
Formula: LiMn2+PO4
Löllingite
Formula: FeAs2
Localities: Reported from at least 11 localities in this region.
Ludlamite
Formula: Fe2+3(PO4)2 · 4H2O
Reference: FONTAN F (1976) Les phosphates des pegmatites de la région de Crozant. Bulleti de la société française de minéralogie et de cristallographie 99 p 318-321
Luzonite
Formula: Cu3AsS4
Reference: P. Cantinolle et al. , Bull. Minéral. , 1985, 108, pp. 245-248
Mackinawite
Formula: (Fe,Ni)9S8
Reference: Paul Ramdohr (1973). The Opaque Minerals in Stony Meteorites. Elsevier Publishing Company: Amsterdam; London: New York. 245 pages.
Magnesite
Formula: MgCO3
Reference: Patrice Queneau Collection
Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Localities: Reported from at least 16 localities in this region.
Magnetite var: Titaniferous Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+(Fe3+,Ti)2O4
Description: In dolerite.
Reference: B. Azambre and P. Monchoux, Bull. Minéral. , 1988, 111, pp. 39-47.
Malachite ?
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Reference: Queneau Patrice collection
'Manganese Oxides'
Reference: Belot, Victor R. (1978) Guide des minéraux, coquillages et fossiles: où les trouver en France, comment les reconnaître et les collectionner (Guides Horay). Pierre Horay (Ed.), 224 pp.
Manganite
Formula: Mn3+O(OH)
Reference: Patureau, J., Chiappero, P-J. & Lebocey, J. (2011): Mines et minéraux de Montebras, Soumans, Creuse. Le Règne Minéral. 99, 5-33
Mansfieldite ?
Formula: AlAsO4 · 2H2O
Reference: Patrice Queneau Collection
Marcasite
Formula: FeS2
Localities: Reported from at least 17 localities in this region.
Marialite
Formula: Na4Al3Si9O24Cl
Reference: Tschermak, G. (1883): Die Skapolithreihe, Monatshefte für Chemie, Vol. 4, 851-888
Mawsonite
Formula: Cu6Fe2SnS8
'Melnikovite'
Reference: J. Geffroy, J.A. Sarcia, J. Chervet : "Les Minéraux Uranifères Français", 1960, Institut National des Sciences et Techniques Nucléaires / Saclay - PUF.
Merrillite
Formula: Ca9NaMg(PO4)7
Reference: Manhes, G., Minster, J.-F., & Allegre, C. J. (1975). Lead-lead and rubidium-strontium study of the Saint-Severin LL6 chondrite: Meteoritics 10: p.451; Jones, R.H., McCubbin, F.M., Dreeland, L., Guan, Y., Burger, P.V. & Shearer, C.K. (2014) Phosphate minerals in LL chondrites: A record of the action of fluids during metamorphism on ordinary chondrite parent bodies. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 132: pp. 120-140. (May 2014).
Mesolite
Formula: Na2Ca2Si9Al6O30 · 8H2O
Description: Hydrothermal crack-fillings in dolerite.
Reference: B. Azambre and P. Monchoux, Bull. Minéral. , 1988, 111, pp. 39-47.
Meta-ankoleite
Formula: K2(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 6H2O
Reference: http://rruff.geo.arizona.edu/doclib/hom/metaankoleite.pdf
Meta-autunite
Formula: Ca(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 6-8H2O
Metatorbernite
Formula: Cu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 8H2O
Localities: Reported from at least 7 localities in this region.
Metauranocircite-I
Formula: Ba(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 7H2O
Metavoltine
Formula: Na6K2FeFe6(SO4)12O2 · 18H2O
Reference: A. Lacroix : "Minéralogie de la France et de ses colonies", 1913.
Meymacite
Formula: WO3 · 2H2O
Miargyrite
Formula: AgSbS2
Reference: Anthony, Bideaux, Bladh, Nichols: "Handbook of Mineralogy", Vol. 1, 1990
'Mica Group'
Reference: Belot, Victor R. (1978) Guide des minéraux, coquillages et fossiles: où les trouver en France, comment les reconnaître et les collectionner (Guides Horay). Pierre Horay (Ed.), 224 pp.
Microcline
Formula: K(AlSi3O8)
Localities: Reported from at least 8 localities in this region.
Millerite
Formula: NiS
Reference: A. Lacroix (1897) Mineralogie de la France - Volume 2, Part 2
Mimetite
Formula: Pb5(AsO4)3Cl
Mimetite var: Prixite
Formula: Pb5(AsO4)3Cl
Reference: Y. Laurent, J. Lougnon, R. Pierrot, H.J. Schubnel : "La Crocoïte de Nontron (Dordogne) et les Minéraux Associés", Bull. Soc. Fr. Minéral. Cristallogr., 1967, XC, N°3, 377-382
Molybdenite
Formula: MoS2
Localities: Reported from at least 13 localities in this region.
Molybdite
Formula: MoO3
Reference: Boisson, J. M. (1988) - Les monts d'Ambazac, Le Cahier des Micromonteurs, (2), 3-33.
'Monazite'
Localities: Reported from at least 7 localities in this region.
Monazite-(Ce)
Formula: Ce(PO4)
Montebrasite (TL)
Formula: LiAl(PO4)(OH)
Type Locality:
Reference: Des Cloizeaux, M. (1871) Note sur la montebrasite. Comptes rendus de l'Académie des Sciences, Paris. 73, 306.; Des Cloizeaux, M. (1872) Nouvelle note sur l'amblygonite et la montebrasite. Comptes rendus de l'Académie des Sciences, Paris. 75, 114-115.; Pirard, C., Hatert, F., and Fransolet, A.-M. (2007) Alteration sequences of aluminium phosphates from Montebras Pegmatite, Massif Central, France. Granitic Pegmatites: The State of the Art – International Symposium. 06th – 12th May 2007, Porto, Portugal.; Patureau, J., Chiaperro, P.-J., and Lebocey, J. (2011) Mines et minéraux de Montebras, Soumans (Creuse). Le Règne Minéral, 99, 5-33.
Montmorillonite (TL)
Formula: (Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Reference: Bulletin de la Société Géologique de France (1847) serie 2, 4, 168.; Belot, Victor R. (1978) Guide des minéraux, coquillages et fossiles: où les trouver en France, comment les reconnaître et les collectionner (Guides Horay). Pierre Horay (Ed.), 224 pp.
Montmorillonite var: Delanovite
Formula: (Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Reference: Dana's System of Mineralogy 5th ed.
Moolooite ?
Formula: Cu(C2O4) · 0.4H2O
Reference: Patrice Queneau Collection
Morinite (TL)
Formula: NaCa2Al2(PO4)2(OH)F4 · 2H2O
Reference: Lacroix, A. (1910) Minéralogie de France et de ses colonies, p. 923 T.4. Béranger, Paris.; Pirard, C., Hatert, F., and Fransolet, A.-M. (2007) Alteration sequences of aluminium phosphates from Montebras Pegmatite, Massif Central, France. Granitic Pegmatites: The State of the Art – International Symposium. 06th – 12th May 2007, Porto, Portugal.; Patureau, J., Chiaperro, P.-J., and Lebocey, J. (2011) Mines et minéraux de Montebras, Soumans (Creuse). Le Règne Minéral, 99, 5-33.
Mottramite
Formula: PbCu(VO4)(OH)
Reference: Patrice Queneau Collection
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Localities: Reported from at least 36 localities in this region.
Muscovite var: Damourite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Muscovite var: Fuchsite
Formula: K(Al,Cr)3Si3O10(OH)2
Muscovite var: Gilbertite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Muscovite var: Illite
Formula: K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
Localities: Reported from at least 6 localities in this region.
Muscovite var: Sericite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Nacrite
Formula: Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Colour: White nacreous
Description: discovered near entrance old mine.
Reference: Michel Treillard collection
Natanite
Formula: Fe2+[Sn(OH)6]
Natrodufrénite
Formula: NaFe2+Fe3+5(PO4)4(OH)6 · 2H2O
Description: All "dufrénite" samples turned out to be natrodufrénite according to unpublished SEM-EDS analyses by Vincent Bourgouin (Jean-Marc Johannet, pers. comm. to Uwe Kolitsch).
Reference: Jean-Marc Johannet collection (unpublished SEM-EDS analyses by Vincent Bourgouin)
Natrojarosite
Formula: NaFe3(SO4)2(OH)6
Reference: Ansermet, S., Cuchet, S. & Meisser, N. (2010): Minéralogie de la mine de La grange, Meymac, Corrèze. Le Règne Minéral, 91: 23-31
Nickeline
Formula: NiAs
Reference: Dana 7:I:237,302.
Nioboaeschynite-(Ce)
Formula: (Ce,Ca)(Nb,Ti)2(O,OH)6
Nontronite (TL)
Formula: Na0.3Fe2((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Type Locality:
Reference: Fleischer's Glossary of Mineral Species 2004
Nsutite ?
Formula: (Mn4+,Mn2+)(O,OH)2
Reference: Patrice Queneau Collection
Olivenite
Formula: Cu2(AsO4)(OH)
Reference: Club Eymoutiers Minéraux (2003): Les minéraux du Limousin, Trésors cachés, un siècle d'exploitation minière. Club Eymoutiers Minéraux Ed., 88p.
Omphacite
Formula: (NaaCabFe2+cMgd)(AleFe3+fFe2+gMgh)Si2O6
Description: Dark eclogites. Rims garnet.
Reference: D. Coffrant, Bull. Soc. Fr. Minéral. Cristallogr. , 1974, 97, pp. 70-78.
Opal
Formula: SiO2 · nH2O
Opal var: Opal-AN
Formula: SiO2 · nH2O
Reference: Ansermet, S., Cuchet, S. & Meisser, N. (2010): Minéralogie de la mine de La grange, Meymac, Corrèze. Le Règne Minéral, 91: 23-31
Opal var: Opal-CT
Formula: SiO2 · nH2O
Reference: Econ Geol (1989) 84:1541-1556
Orthoclase
Formula: K(AlSi3O8)
Localities: Reported from at least 17 localities in this region.
'Orthopyroxene Subgroup'
Owyheeite
Formula: Ag3+xPb10-2xSb11+xS28, -0.13 < x > +0.20
Reference: Anthony, Bideaux, Bladh, Nichols: "Handbook of Mineralogy", Vol. 1, 1990
'Ozocerite'
Pargasite
Formula: {Na}{Ca2}{Mg4Al}(Al2Si6O22)(OH)2
Description: In various ultrabasic rocks.
Reference: D. Coffrant, Bull. Soc. Fr. Minéral. Cristallogr. , 1974, 97, pp. 70-78.
Parnauite
Formula: Cu9(AsO4)2(SO4)(OH)10 · 7H2O
Parsonsite
Formula: Pb2(UO2)(PO4)2
Pearceite
Formula: [Ag9CuS4][(Ag,Cu)6(As,Sb)2S7]
Petalite
Formula: LiAl(Si4O10)
'Petrified Wood'
Reference: Daniël Torro collection
Pharmacosiderite
Formula: KFe3+4(AsO4)3(OH)4 · 6-7H2O
Localities: Reported from at least 8 localities in this region.
'Phillipsite'
Reference: Queneau Patrice Collection
Phlogopite ?
Formula: KMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Patrice Queneau Collection
Phosgenite
Formula: Pb2CO3Cl2
Reference: [MinRec 13:267]
Phosphoferrite
Formula: (Fe2+,Mn2+)3(PO4)2 · 3H2O
Reference: FONTAN F (1976) Les phosphates des pegmatites de la région de Crozant. Bulleti de la société française de minéralogie et de cristallographie 99 p 318-321
Phosphosiderite
Formula: FePO4 · 2H2O
Localities: Reported from at least 7 localities in this region.
Phosphosiderite var: Vilateite
Formula: FePO4 · 2H2O
Description: Occurs in pegmatite.
Reference: Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II: 771.
Phosphuranylite
Formula: (H3O)3KCa(UO2)7(PO4)4O4 · 8H2O
Localities: Reported from at least 6 localities in this region.
Phurcalite
Formula: Ca2(UO2)3(PO4)2O2 · 7H2O
Reference: Le Règne Minéral, Hors Série IV (1998), p. 48
Pigeonite
Formula: (CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
'Plessite'
Reference: Paul Ramdohr (1973). The Opaque Minerals in Stony Meteorites. Elsevier Publishing Company: Amsterdam; London: New York. 245 pages.
Plumbogummite
Formula: PbAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
Reference: Queneau Patrice collection
'Plumbogummite Group'
Description: Listed as "crandallite group".
Reference: Pirard, C., Hatert, F., and Fransolet, A.-M. (2007) Alteration sequences of aluminium phosphates from Montebras Pegmatite, Massif Central, France. Granitic Pegmatites: The State of the Art – International Symposium. 06th – 12th May 2007, Porto, Portugal.
Polybasite
Formula: [(Ag,Cu)6(Sb,As)2S7][Ag9CuS4]
Reference: P. Cantinolle et al. , Bull. Minéral. , 1985, 108, pp. 245-248
Posnjakite
Formula: Cu4(SO4)(OH)6 · H2O
Prehnite
Formula: Ca2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
Preisingerite
Formula: Bi3(AsO4)2O(OH)
Reference: Lebocey, J., Thiery, V. & Gratia, B. (2010): La concession minière de Meymac, Corrèze. Le Règne Minéral, 91: 9-21
Proustite
Formula: Ag3AsS3
Reference: [MinRec 13:267]
Pseudomalachite
Formula: Cu5(PO4)2(OH)4
'Psilomelane'
Purpurite
Formula: (Mn3+,Fe3+)PO4
Reference: Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II: 676.
Pyrargyrite
Formula: Ag3SbS3
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Localities: Reported from at least 50 localities in this region.
'Pyrochlore Group'
Formula: A2Nb2(O,OH)6Z
'Pyrochlore Supergroup'
Formula: A2-mD2X6-wZ1-n
'Pyrochlore Supergroup var: Betafite (of Hogarth 1977)'
Formula: A2-mD2X6-wZ1+w
Pyrolusite
Formula: Mn4+O2
Pyromorphite
Formula: Pb5(PO4)3Cl
Localities: Reported from at least 10 localities in this region.
Pyrope
Formula: Mg3Al2(SiO4)3
Pyrophanite
Formula: Mn2+TiO3
'Pyroxene Group'
Description: Pigeonite appears to be dominant, but the pyroxenes range from Wo2Fs65En34—Wo47Fs21En29. The Ca-rich values are consistent only with diopside, augite, or -perhaps- ferroaugite.
Reference: Mason B., Jarosewich E. & Nelen J. A. (1979) The pyroxene-plagioclase achondrites. Smithson. Contrib. Earth Sci. 22: 27-45. ; Dietderich, J. E.,Lapen, T. J., Andreasen, R & Righter, M. ( 2013) Isotope Systematics of the Type 7 Eucrite Jonzac: A Look into the History of the Eucrite Parent Body Using the Lu-Hf, Pb-Pb and U-Pb Isotopic Systems. Lunar Planetary Science Conference XLIIII. LPI Contribution No. 1719, pdf#2879. (March 2013)
Pyrrhotite
Formula: Fe7S8
Localities: Reported from at least 8 localities in this region.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Localities: Reported from at least 104 localities in this region.
Quartz var: Agate
Reference: M Arliguie collection
Quartz var: Amethyst
Formula: SiO2
Quartz var: Chalcedony
Formula: SiO2
Localities: Reported from at least 12 localities in this region.
Quartz var: Eisenkiesel
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Yves Masson specimens
Quartz var: Ferruginous Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Quartz var: Jacinto de Compostela Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Lacroix, A. (1901) Minéralogie de la France et de ses colonies : description physique et chimique des minéraux, étude des conditions géologiques de leurs gisements. Volume 3.; Belot, Victor R. (1978) Guide des minéraux, coquillages et fossiles: où les trouver en France, comment les reconnaître et les collectionner (Guides Horay). Pierre Horay (Ed.), 224 pp.
Quartz var: Jasper
Reference: TREILLARD Michel collection
Quartz var: Milky Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Philippe Michelin photo & specimen
Quartz var: Rose Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Patrice Queneau Collection
Quartz var: Sceptre Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Boisson, J. M. (1988) - Les monts d'Ambazac, Le Cahier des Micromonteurs, (2), 3-33.
Quartz var: Smoky Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Localities: Reported from at least 9 localities in this region.
Rameauite (TL)
Formula: K2Ca(H[3]2O)(H[5]2O)4[(UO2)6O6(OH)4](H[4]2O)
Type Locality:
Reference: F. Cesbron, W.L. Brown, P. Bariand, J. Geffroy: Mineralogical Magazine 38:781-789 (1972)
Ramsdellite
Formula: Mn4+O2
Reference: Patureau, J., Chiappero, P-J. & Lebocey, J. (2011): Mines et minéraux de Montebras, Soumans, Creuse. Le Règne Minéral. 99, 5-33
Raspite
Formula: Pb(WO4)
Reference: Ansermet, S., Cuchet, S. & Meisser, N. (2010): Minéralogie de la mine de La grange, Meymac, Corrèze. Le Règne Minéral, 91: 23-31
Rhodonite
Formula: Mn2+SiO3
Reference: Patureau, J., Chiappero, P-J. & Lebocey, J. (2011): Mines et minéraux de Montebras, Soumans, Creuse. Le Règne Minéral. 99, 5-33
Richterite
Formula: {Na}{NaCa}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Reference: Brearley, A.J. & Jones, R.H. (1998) Chondritic Meteorites. In: Planetary Materials (Papike, JJ - Ed.), Chapter 3: 1-398: Mineralogical Society of America, Washington, DC, USA.
Rockbridgeite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+4(PO4)3(OH)5
Rooseveltite
Formula: Bi(AsO4)
Reference: Harlaux, M., Marignac, C., Cuney, M., & Mercadier, J. (2015, August). The Puy-les-Vignes breccia pipe (Massif Central, France): a unique occurrence of polymetallic W-Nb±Ta-HREE-Bi-Cu-As±Au-Ag mineralization in the Variscan belt. In 13th Biennial SGA Meeting (Vol. 2, pp. 749-752).
Roquesite
Formula: CuInS2
Description: In bornite.
Reference: Cantinolle, P., Laforet, C., Maurel, C., Picot, P., & Grangeon, J. (1985). Contribution à la minéralogie de l'indium: découverte en France de deux nouveaux sulfures d'indium et de deux nouvelles occurrences de roquesite. Bulletin de minéralogie, 108(2), 245-248.; Anthony, Bideaux, Bladh, Nichols: "Handbook of Mineralogy", Vol. 1, 1990
'Rubellite'
Formula: A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
Russellite
Formula: Bi2WO6
Rutherfordine
Formula: (UO2)CO3
Rutile
Formula: TiO2
Localities: Reported from at least 20 localities in this region.
Rutile var: Ilmenorutile
Formula: Fex(Nb,Ta)2x · 4Ti1-xO2
'Rutilohematite'
Reference: W. Horn and A. El Goresy : "Discovery of Metallic Residues of the Rochechouart meteorite in basement rocks" , Bull. Minéral, 1981, 104, pp. 587-593, France.
Sabugalite
Formula: HAl(UO2)4(PO4)4 · 16H2O
Localities: Reported from at least 9 localities in this region.
'Sagenite'
Description: Dark eclogites. Inclusions in garnet.
Reference: D. Coffrant, Bull. Soc. Fr. Minéral. Cristallogr. , 1974, 97, pp. 70-78.
Saléeite
Formula: Mg(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 10H2O
Samarskite-(Y)
Formula: (Y,Fe3+,Fe2+,U,Th,Ca)2(Nb,Ta)2O8
'Scapolite'
Reference: Belot, Victor R. (1978) Guide des minéraux, coquillages et fossiles: où les trouver en France, comment les reconnaître et les collectionner (Guides Horay). Pierre Horay (Ed.), 224 pp.
Scheelite
Formula: Ca(WO4)
Localities: Reported from at least 11 localities in this region.
Schoepite
Formula: (UO2)8O2(OH)12 · 12H2O
Schorl
Formula: Na(Fe2+3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Localities: Reported from at least 9 localities in this region.
Schorl var: Magnesian Schorl
Formula: Na((Fe2+,Mg)3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Description: EDS analysed at "Laboratoire Magmas et Volcans, Clermont-Ferrand
Reference: Chollet Pascal collection
Scolecite
Formula: CaAl2Si3O10 · 3H2O
Description: Hydrothermal crack-fillings in dolerite.
Reference: B. Azambre and P. Monchoux, Bull. Minéral. , 1988, 111, pp. 39-47.
Scorodite
Formula: Fe3+AsO4 · 2H2O
Localities: Reported from at least 12 localities in this region.
Selenium
Formula: Se
Reference: Econ Geol (1989) 84:1541-1556
Semseyite
Formula: Pb9Sb8S21
Senarmontite
Formula: Sb2O3
Reference: Une ancienne mine d'Antimoine dans le Limousin aurifère ( Georges Hyvert ) Paris Béranger 1906
Sewardite ?
Formula: CaFe3+2(AsO4)2(OH)2
Reference: Patrice Queneau Collection
Sharpite
Formula: Ca(UO2)3(CO3)4 · 3H2O
Reference: Le Règne Minéral, Hors Série IV, 1998
Siderite
Formula: FeCO3
Localities: Reported from at least 11 localities in this region.
Sillimanite
Formula: Al2(SiO4)O
Silver
Formula: Ag
Localities: Reported from at least 6 localities in this region.
'Smectite Group'
Formula: A0.3D2-3[T4O10]Z2 · nH2O
Reference: Econ Geol (1997) 92:448-467
Smithsonite
Formula: ZnCO3
Spessartine
Formula: Mn2+3Al2(SiO4)3
Localities: Reported from at least 7 localities in this region.
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Localities: Reported from at least 29 localities in this region.
Sphalerite var: Marmatite
Formula: (Zn,Fe)S
Reference: J. Geffroy and P. Lafforgue, Bull. Soc. Franç. Minér. Crist., 1957, 80, pp. 402-404 ; Bull. Soc. Franç. Minér. Crist., 1963, N°2, LXXXVI, p. XLV.
Spinel
Formula: MgAl2O4
Stannite
Formula: Cu2FeSnS4
Stannoidite
Formula: Cu+6Cu2+2(Fe2+,Zn)3Sn2S12
Staurolite
Formula: Fe2+2Al9Si4O23(OH)
Stewartite
Formula: Mn2+Fe3+2(PO4)2(OH)2 · 8H2O
'Stibiconite'
Formula: Sb3+Sb5+2O6(OH)
Stibnite
Formula: Sb2S3
Localities: Reported from at least 11 localities in this region.
'Stilbite subgroup'
Reference: "Les minéraux, leurs gisements, leurs associations", P. Bariand, F. Cesbron et J. Geffroy (1977), Editions Minéraux et Fossiles, BRGM
Stolzite
Formula: Pb(WO4)
Reference: P. Picot, Z. Johan : "Atlas of Ore Minerals", BRGM, Elsevier, 1982
Strashimirite ?
Formula: Cu8(AsO4)4(OH)4 · 5H2O
Reference: Patrice Queneau Collection
Strengite
Formula: FePO4 · 2H2O
Localities: Reported from at least 6 localities in this region.
Strunzite
Formula: Mn2+Fe3+2(PO4)2(OH)2 · 6H2O
Reference: Boisson, J. M. (1988) - Les monts d'Ambazac, Le Cahier des Micromonteurs, (2), 3-33.
Studtite
Formula: [(UO2)(O2)(H2O)2] · H2O
Sulphur
Formula: S8
Symplesite
Formula: Fe2+3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
Taenite
Formula: (Fe,Ni)
Reference: Paul Ramdohr (1973). The Opaque Minerals in Stony Meteorites. Elsevier Publishing Company: Amsterdam; London: New York. 245 pages.
'Tantalite'
Formula: (Mn,Fe)(Ta,Nb)2O6
Tantalite-(Fe)
Formula: Fe2+Ta2O6
Reference: François Périnet collection
Tantalite-(Mn)
Formula: Mn2+Ta2O6
Reference: Lebocey, J. & Giuliani, G. (2013): La spessartine du Puy Bézin, Saint-Yrieix-le-Déjalat (Corrèze). Le Règne Minéral, 113, 23-30,
Tennantite
Formula: Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]As4S13
'Tennantite-Tetrahedrite Series'
Reference: P. Cantinolle et al. , Bull. Minéral. , 1985, 108, pp. 245-248
Tetrahedrite
Formula: Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Localities: Reported from at least 7 localities in this region.
Tetrataenite
Formula: FeNi
Reference: Tagai, T., Takeda, H., & Fukuda, T. (1992) Superstructure of Tetrataenite from the Saint Severin Meteorite: Meteoritics 27(3): p. 295. (July 1992).
Thorite
Formula: Th(SiO4)
Titanite
Formula: CaTi(SiO4)O
Localities: Reported from at least 9 localities in this region.
Topaz
Formula: Al2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
Localities: Reported from at least 9 localities in this region.
Torbernite
Formula: Cu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 12H2O
Localities: Reported from at least 20 localities in this region.
Tosudite
Formula: Na0.5(Al,Mg)6((Si,Al)8O18)(OH)12 · 5H2O
Reference: Econ Geol (1994) 89:757-777
'Tourmaline'
Formula: A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
Localities: Reported from at least 14 localities in this region.
Trilithionite
Formula: K(Li1.5Al1.5)(AlSi3O10)(F,OH)2
Reference: Brigatti, M. F., Caprilli E., Malferrari D., Medici L. and Poppi L. (2005) Crystal structure and chemistry of trilithionite-2M2 and polylithionite-2M2. European Journal of Mineralogy: 17(3): 475-481.
Triphylite
Formula: LiFe2+PO4
Localities: Reported from at least 6 localities in this region.
Triplite (TL)
Formula: (Mn2+,Fe2+)2(PO4)(F,OH)
Localities: Reported from at least 15 localities in this region.
Reference: Hausmann JFL: Handb.Mineral,(1813) 1st ed., vol.3, 1079; Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II: 851.
Troilite
Formula: FeS
Tungstite
Formula: WO3 · H2O