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Palhal Mine, Branca, Albergaria-a-Velha, Aveiro District, Portugal
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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.

Mineral List

Aikinite
Alloclasite
Anglesite
Ankerite
Annabergite
Antlerite
Apjohnite
Aragonite
Arsenolite
Arsenopyrite
Asbolane
'Asphaltum'
Aurichalcite
Azurite
Bieberite
Bornite
Brochantite
Calcite
Caledonite
Carminite
'Carrboydite'
Cerussite
Chalcanthite
Chalcocite
Chalcophyllite
Chalcopyrite
Chrysocolla
'Chrysoprase'
Clinoclase
Copper
Coquimbite
Cornwallite
Covellite
Cubanite
Cuprocopiapite
Delafossite
Devilline
Digenite
Dolomite
Dravite
Dwornikite
Enargite
Erythrite
Ferricopiapite
Fletcherite
Gahnite
Galena
Gersdorffite
Glaucophane
Greenockite
Gunningite
Gypsum
Halotrichite
Heterogenite
Hörnesite
Hydrohetaerolite
Hydrozincite
'Isoclasite'
Jamborite
Köttigite
Kurumsakite
Langite
Lavendulan
Linarite
Löllingite
Mackinawite
Mäkinenite
Malachite
Manganberzeliite
Marcasite
Melanterite
Miargyrite
Miharaite
Mimetite
Montmorillonite
Morenosite
Népouite
Nickeline
Nickelskutterudite
var: Chloanthite
Nowackiite
Olivenite
Opal
var: Opal-AN

Orickite
Parasymplesite
Pentlandite
Pharmacolite
'Pitticite'
Plumbojarosite
Posnjakite
Pyrite
Pyromorphite
Pyrrhotite
Quartz
Römerite
Scorodite
Segnitite
Serpierite
Siderite
Skutterudite
var: Smaltite
Smolyaninovite
Spangolite
Sphalerite
Stannite
Sulphur
Talc
Tennantite
Tenorite
Tschermigite
Wittichenite


111 entries listed. 103 valid minerals.

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References

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.

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