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Quartz from
La Gardette Mine, Le Bourg-d'Oisans, Isère, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France

Locality type:Mine
Classification
Species:Quartz
Formula:SiO2
Comments:Large groups of well-developed, slender, clear rock crystals of very good luster. Dauphiné habit common. La Gardette is the "type locality" of crystals with lamellar structure as described by Weil (1930, 1931), and the "type locality" of Japan law twins, initially called "La Gardette twins" by Weiss (1829).
Habit:Slender crystals, Dauphiné habit common.
Colour:Colorless.
Quality for species:Excellent - world class for species or very significant. (!!)
Significance:Classic locality for this mineral (see references.)
Abundance at site:Common
Confirmation
Validity:Believed Valid
References
References:Weiss, C.S. (1829) Über die herzförmig genannten Zwillingskrystalle von Kalkspath, und gewisse analoge von Quarz. Abhandlungen der Königlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin: 77-87.;
Weil, R. (1930) Nouvelles observations sur le quartz. Type L. Comptes rendus hebdomadaires des séances de l'Académie des sciences, 191, 380-382.;
Weil, R. (1931) Quelques observations concernant la structure du quartz. Compte Rendu 1er Réunion de l'Institut d'Optique: 2-11.;
Poty, B. (1967) La croissance des cristaux de quartz dans le filons sur l'exemple du filon de La Gardette (Bourg d'Oisans) et des filons du massif du Mont-Blanc. Thesis. Minéralogie. Université de Nancy.;
Bariand, P., Cesbron, F., Geffroy, J. (1977) Les minéraux, leurs gisements, leurs associations. Editions Minéraux et Fossiles, BRGM.;
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.
Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Chalcopyrite3 photos of Quartz associated with Chalcopyrite at this locality.
Muscovite2 photos of Quartz associated with Muscovite at this locality.
Limonite1 photo of Quartz associated with Limonite at this locality.
Malachite1 photo of Quartz associated with Malachite at this locality.
Pyrite1 photo of Quartz associated with Pyrite at this locality.
Data
Mineral Data:Click here to view Quartz data
Locality Data:Click here to view La Gardette Mine, Le Bourg-d'Oisans, Isère, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France
Nearest other occurrences of Quartz
1.9km (1.2 miles) A Le Bourg-d'Oisans, Isère, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France
2.4km (1.5 miles) B Le Rocher d'Armentier, Le Bourg-d'Oisans, Isère, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France
3.7km (2.3 miles) C La Rampe des Commères, Le Bourg-d'Oisans, Isère, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France
3.7km (2.3 miles) D La Balme d'Auris, Le Bourg-d'Oisans, Isère, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France
4.6km (2.9 miles) E Virage No. 11, L'Alpe d'Huez, Le Bourg-d'Oisans, Isère, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France
4.7km (2.9 miles) F Lignarre Valley, Le Bourg-d'Oisans, Isère, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France
6.5km (4.0 miles) G Rif Fournel, Freney d'Oisans, Le Bourg-d'Oisans, Isère, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France
8.2km (5.1 miles) H Cime du Cornillon, Le Bourg-d'Oisans, Isère, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France
8.3km (5.2 miles) I Vénosc, Grenoble, Isère, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France
11.5km (7.2 miles) J Plan-du-Lac, Saint Christophe-en-Oisans, Le Bourg-d'Oisans, Isère, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France
11.7km (7.2 miles) K Les Chalanches Mine, Allemont (Allemond), Isère, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France
12.7km (7.9 miles) L Massif des Grandes Rousses, Isère, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France
14.5km (9.0 miles) M La Combe de la Selle, Saint Christophe-en-Oisans, Le Bourg-d'Oisans, Isère, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France
14.9km (9.3 miles) N Rif de Muretouse Ravine, La Grave, Hautes-Alpes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France
17.9km (11.1 miles) O Rif Galan Ravine, La Grave, Hautes-Alpes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France
17.9km (11.1 miles) P Javanel vein, Le Grand Clot mine, La Grave, Hautes-Alpes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France
18.0km (11.2 miles) Q Escarcelle vein, Le Grand Clot mine, La Grave, Hautes-Alpes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France
19.1km (11.9 miles) R Pierre Plate mine, Vizille, Isère, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France
19.1km (11.9 miles) S Sabot pass, Vaujany, Isère, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France
19.5km (12.1 miles) T Le Chazelet mine, La Grave, Hautes-Alpes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France
19.9km (12.3 miles) U Les Freaux, La Grave, Hautes-Alpes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France
20.9km (13.0 miles) V Les Mourres Rouges, Villar-Loubière, Hautes-Alpes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France
21.2km (13.1 miles) W Mésage Mine, Saint-Pierre-de-Mésage, Vizille, Isère, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France
21.7km (13.5 miles) X Orgières, Villar-Loubière, Hautes-Alpes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France
21.9km (13.6 miles) Y La Meije torrent, La Grave, Hautes-Alpes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France
23.2km (14.4 miles) Z Les Ouergues, Villar-Loubière, Hautes-Alpes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France
23.4km (14.5 miles) 0 La Mure coal mines, La Mure, Isère, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France
24.4km (15.2 miles) 1 Les Peines, Villar-Loubière, Hautes-Alpes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France
24.7km (15.3 miles) 2 Joubert works, Saint-Maurice-en-Valgodemard, Hautes-Alpes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France
24.9km (15.5 miles) 3 Le Roux mine, Saint-Maurice-en-Valgodemard, Hautes-Alpes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France
26.0km (16.2 miles) 4 L'Homme glacier, Villar-d'Arêne, Hautes-Alpes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France
26.2km (16.3 miles) 5 Combe Guichard, Prunières, La Mure, Isère, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France
26.3km (16.4 miles) 6 Trois Evêchés peak, La Grave, Hautes-Alpes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France
27.5km (17.1 miles) 7 Pointe Gravelotte, Villar-d'Arêne, Hautes-Alpes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France
27.8km (17.3 miles) 8 Meylan, Grenoble, Isère, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France
28.1km (17.4 miles) 9 Le Pendillon mine, La Chapelle-en-Valgaudemar (La Chapelle-en-Valgaudémar), Hautes-Alpes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France
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