|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||43° 0' 13'' North , 1° 30' 41'' West|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||43.00361,-1.51139|
|Köppen climate type:||Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate|
|Name(s) in local language(s):||Cantera Azcárate (Cantera Azkarate), Eugui (Eugi), Esteríbar (Esteribar), Navarra (Nafarroa), España|
|Other regions containing this locality:||Iberian Peninsula|
Active magnesite quarry located near the Spain - France border. The dolomite specimens found (up to 10 cm) are between the best in the world. In the quarry appear also black shales with uncommon phosphates.
Asturreta quarry is the first quarry worked in Eugui. Most of the finest dolomite specimens, and all the older specimens, are actually from Asturreta. It is located just at North of Azcárate quarry.
26 valid minerals.
This geological map and associated information on rock units at or nearby to the coordinates given for this locality is based on relatively small scale geological maps provided by various national Geological Surveys. This does not necessarily represent the complete geology at this locality but it gives a background for the region in which it is found.
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|Carboniferous - Devonian|
298.9 - 419.2 Ma
- M. Chaye d'Albissin, J. J. Guillou und R. Letolle (1988): Observation on the paper by F. Velasco et al.: A contribution to the ore genesis of the magnesite deposit of Eugui, Navarra (Spain). Mineralium Deposita
- Calvo, M. and Sevillano, E. (1991). Famous mineral localities : the Eugui quarries Navarra Spain. Mineralogical Record. 22, 137-142.
- Stefano Lugli, S., Torres-Ruiz, J., Garuti, G. & Olmedo, F. (2000): Petrography and Geochemistry of the Eugui Magnesite Deposit (Western Pyrenees, Spain): Evidence for the Development of a Peculiar Zebra Banding by Dolomite Replacement. Economic Geology, 95, 1775-1791.
- Calvo, M. y Viñals, J. (2003). Los minerales de las explotaciones de magnesita de Eugui (Navarra). Revista de Minerales, 2 (4), 6-21.