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

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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.

Mineral List

Aikinite

Alloclasite

Anglesite

Ankerite

Annabergite

Antlerite

Apjohnite

Aragonite

Arsenolite

Arsenopyrite

Asbolane

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

Nowackiite

Olivenite

Opal

var: Opal-AN

Orickite

Parasymplesite

Pentlandite

Pharmacolite

Pitticite

Plumbojarosite

Posnjakite

Pyrite

Pyromorphite

Pyrrhotite

Quartz

Römerite

Scorodite

Segnitite

Serpierite

Siderite

Skutterudite

Smolyaninovite

Spangolite

Sphalerite

Stannite

Sulphur

Talc

Tennantite

Tenorite

Tschermigite

Wittichenite


107 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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