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Quartz from
La Gardette Mine, 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.

R. Weil (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.
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, Bourg d'Oisans, Isère, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France
Nearest other occurrences of Quartz
2.4km (1.5 miles) A Le Rocher d'Armentier, Bourg d'Oisans, Isère, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France
3.7km (2.3 miles) B La Rampe des Commères, Bourg d'Oisans, Isère, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France
3.7km (2.3 miles) C La Balme d'Auris, Bourg d'Oisans, Isère, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France
6.5km (4.0 miles) D Rif Fournel, Freney d'Oisans, Bourg d'Oisans, Isère, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France
8.2km (5.1 miles) E Cime du Cornillon, Bourg d'Oisans, Isère, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France
11.5km (7.2 miles) F Plan-du-Lac, Saint Christophe-en-Oisans, Isère, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France
11.7km (7.2 miles) G Les Chalanches Mine, Allemont, Isère, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France
14.5km (9.0 miles) H La Combe de la Selle, St Christophe-en-Oisans, Bourg d'Oisans, Isère, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France
14.9km (9.3 miles) I Rif de Muretouse Ravine, La Grave, Hautes-Alpes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France
17.9km (11.1 miles) J Rif Galan Ravine, La Grave, Hautes-Alpes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France
17.9km (11.1 miles) K Javanel vein, Le Grand Clot mine, La Grave, Hautes-Alpes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France
18.0km (11.2 miles) L Escarcelle vein, Le Grand Clot mine, La Grave, Hautes-Alpes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France
19.1km (11.9 miles) M Pierre Plate mine, Vizille, Isère, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France
19.5km (12.1 miles) N Le Chazelet mine, La Grave, Hautes-Alpes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France
19.9km (12.3 miles) O Les Freaux, La Grave, Hautes-Alpes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France
21.9km (13.6 miles) P La Meije torrent, La Grave, Hautes-Alpes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France
23.4km (14.5 miles) Q La Mure coal mines, La Mure, Isère, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France
24.7km (15.3 miles) R Joubert works, Saint-Maurice-en-Valgodemard, Hautes-Alpes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France
24.9km (15.5 miles) S Le Roux mine, Saint-Maurice-en-Valgodemard, Hautes-Alpes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France
26.0km (16.2 miles) T L'Homme glacier, Villar-d'Arêne, Hautes-Alpes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France
26.3km (16.4 miles) U Trois Evêchés peak, La Grave, Hautes-Alpes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France
27.5km (17.1 miles) V Pointe Gravelotte, Villar-d'Arêne, Hautes-Alpes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France
28.1km (17.4 miles) W Le Pendillon mine, La Chapelle-en-Valgaudemar (La Chapelle-en-Valgaudémar), Hautes-Alpes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France
28.1km (17.4 miles) X L'Alp, Villar-d'Arêne, Hautes-Alpes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France
30.0km (18.7 miles) Y La Chauvetane, La Chapelle-en-Valgaudemar (La Chapelle-en-Valgaudémar), Hautes-Alpes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France
30.4km (18.9 miles) Z Les Clochettes mine, Villar-d'Arêne, Hautes-Alpes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France
33.7km (20.9 miles) 0 Jas Roux, La Chapelle-en-Valgaudemar (La Chapelle-en-Valgaudémar), Hautes-Alpes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France
33.8km (21.0 miles) 1 La Londonnière, Riou Beyrou, La Motte-en-Champsaur, Hautes-Alpes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France
35.6km (22.1 miles) 2 Clot l'Ouréou, Pelvoux, Hautes-Alpes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France
36.3km (22.6 miles) 3 Le Bois Feuillet vein, Jarrier, Maurienne valley, Savoie, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France
36.5km (22.7 miles) 4 Ailefroide, Pelvoux, Hautes-Alpes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France
36.8km (22.9 miles) 5 Le Rocheray vein, Saint Jean de Maurienne, Maurienne valley, Savoie, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France
38.0km (23.6 miles) 6 Le Viallet pass, Saint-Michel-de-Chaillol, Hautes-Alpes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France
38.7km (24.0 miles) 7 Riou de Buissard ravine, Saint-Michel-de-Chaillol, Hautes-Alpes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France
43.2km (26.9 miles) 8 Notre-Dame-du-Cruet, La Lauzière massif, Savoie, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France
44.1km (27.4 miles) 9 Cristols Lakes, La Salle-les-Alpes, Hautes-Alpes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France
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