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The careers of Lights! It is the continuous play which we appreciate particularly when heat is smelt.
You will be stunned in front of these gigantic blocks of careers on which are thrown in music of the famous works.
But how were they born?
There are 20 million years. The training of the stone of the Leases The stone extracted in the South is baptized locally by the name of the municipality where it is exploited (stone of the Leases, Fontvieille …). Also said "stone of noon", the stone of the Leases is a calcareous rock slightly coquillée, in fine grain and about white and fair color. She results from the aggregation of carbonate of calcium on a calcareous sand. We find numerous marine fossil fragments there which give evidence of the presence of the sea. XIXth century Opening of the career of ocean depths The industrial development also involves the construction of numerous buildings (factories, warehouses, stations …).
It is especially the nearby village of that from the Leases, Fontvieille, that benefits of the considerable development of the stony request at that time because his white stone is of better quality than that of the Leases.
However, that of the Leases is not outdone and also takes advantage of the bright spell if we judge it by the number of careers then in exploitation, of which the career of ocean depths, known today under the name of Careers of Lights.