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La Paloma Mine, Zarza la Mayor, Cáceres, Extremadura, Spain

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 39° 50' 23'' North , 6° 51' 6'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 39.8397222222, -6.85166666667
Name(s) in local language(s): Mina La Paloma, Zarza la Mayor, Cáceres, Extremadura, España
Old apatite mine located 4 km SSE of Zarza la Mayor. Quartz-apatite vein in granite. Very interesting locality for micromounts of some rare species.

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Viñals, J. and Calvo, M. (2011). Secondary phosphates of La Paloma mine, Zarza la Mayor, Cáceres, Spain. Mineral Up 2 (5), 8-31.

Calvo, M. (2015): Minerales y Minas de España. Vol. VII, Fosfatos, arseniatos y vanadatos. Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros de Minas de Madrid - Fundación Gómez Pardo. 479 pp.

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