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Almadén Mine, Almadén, Almadén District, Ciudad Real, Castile-La Mancha, Spain
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Latitude: 38°46'31"N
Longitude: 4°50'51"W
 
 
A mercury mine started before 1850. Owned by Minas de Almadén.
Volcano-sedimentary Hg ores hosted in quartzite and volcanic rocks.

The name Almadén stems from the Arabic al-ma 'daniy 'yun, "the mine" or "the mineral".

Mineral List

'Apatite'
Baryte
'Bilibinite'
Calcite
Calomel
Chalcopyrite
'Chlorite Group'
Cinnabar
Dickite
Dolomite
Galena
Graphite
Greenockite
Gypsum
Ilmenite
Kaolinite
'Leucoxene'
Marcasite
Mercury
Metacinnabar
Millerite
Muscovite
var: Sericite

'Pumpellyite'
Pyrite
Pyrrhotite
Quartz
Schuetteite
Sphalerite
Titanite


29 entries listed. 23 valid minerals.

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References

- Mining Annual review (1985):119.
- Crawford, J.W. (1988). "Famous mineral localities: The Almaden mines Ciudad Real Spain." Mineralogical Record, 19(5), 297-302.
- Hall C. M., Higueras P. L., Kesler S. E., Lunar R., Dong H., Halliday A. N., 1997. Dating of alteration episodes related to mercury mineralization in the Almadén district. Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. 148, 287-298.
- Hernandez, A., Jébrak M., Higueras P., Oyarzun R., Morata D., Munhà J., 1999. The Almadén mercury mining district, Spain. Miner. Deposita, 34, 539-548.

External Links

www.gl.rhul.ac.uk/geode/Variscides/Almaden.html

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