Palhal Mine, Branca, Albergaria-a-Velha, Aveiro District, Portugal
This page is currently not sponsored. Click here to sponsor this page.
|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||40° 44' 50'' North , 8° 27' 21'' West|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||40.747254, -8.455848|
|Name(s) in local language(s):||Mina do Palhal, Branca e Ribeira de Fráguas, Albergaria-a-Velha, Distrito de Aveiro, Portugal|
The old nickel and copper mines of Palhal and Telhadela are located near Albergaria-a-Velha town, District of Aveiro.
The article of Marques de Sá & Leal Gomes (2010) reviews the mineralogy of these mines (numerous species having recently been discovered, based on an exhaustive sampling on the dumps).
Discovered in 1744 (?). Last mine works in 1889.
Rock Types RecordedEntries shown in red are rocks recorded for this region.
Note: this is a very new system on mindat.org and data is currently VERY limited. Please bear with us while we work towards adding this information!
|Neoproterozoic541 - 1000 Ma||Neoproterozoic sedimentary rocks|
References for regional geology:
Data provided by Macrostrat.org
Geological Survey of Canada. Generalized geological map of the world and linked databases. doi:10.4095/195142. Open File 2915d.
107 valid minerals.
The above list contains all mineral locality references listed on mindat.org. This does not claim to be a complete list. If you know of more minerals from this site, please register so you can add to our database. This locality information is for reference purposes only. You should never attempt to visit any sites listed in mindat.org without first ensuring that you have the permission of the land and/or mineral rights holders for access and that you are aware of all safety precautions necessary.
Marques de Sá, J. & Leal Gomes, C. (2010): Les mines de cuivre et nickel de Palhal et Telhadela, Albergaria-a-Velha, Aveiro, Portugal. Le Règne Minéral, 92, 36-47.