Neaux quarry, Neaux, Saint-Symphorien-de-Lay, Loire, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France
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|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||45° 57' 30'' North , 4° 10' 50'' East|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||45.9583333333, 4.18055555556|
|Name(s) in local language(s):||Ancienne carrière de Neaux|
|Other/historical region names associated with this locality:||Rhône-Alpes|
A former quarry (closed in 1998) situated below the village and dug in Visean rocks showing 3 areas: a central area (sandstones and anthracite) and two peripheral areas (ignimbrites). All mineralized veins (quartz/fluorite/calcite) are in the two peripheral areas and are still visible today but the best specimens were found during the operation in the 1990's.
Beware: this place is very dangerous due to frequent landslides!
6 valid minerals.
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- Gateau J. (2002): La fluorite et la calcite de Neaux, Seuil de Neulise (Loire), Le Règne Minéral, 45, 33-37.