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Vale das Gatas Mines (São Lourenço de Riba Pinhão and Souto Maior), Sabrosa, Vila Real District, Portugal

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Detailed Mineral List:
Acanthite
Reference: Bowles, J. (1987). Silver mineralization at the Vale das Gatas tungsten mine, Portugal. Mineralogical Magazine, 51, 305-10.
Anatase
Reference: Michel Ambroise collection
Photo: Anatase from Vale das Gatas Mines, Sabrosa, Vila Real District, Portugal
Anglesite
Reference: Bowles, J. (1987). Silver mineralization at the Vale das Gatas tungsten mine, Portugal. Mineralogical Magazine, 51, 305-10.
Localities: Recorded from at least 1 other locality in this region.
'Apatite'
Description: In granite.
Reference: Bull. Minéral. , 1987, 110, pp. 613-622.
Argyrodite
Reference: Bowles, J. (1987). Silver mineralization at the Vale das Gatas tungsten mine, Portugal. Mineralogical Magazine, 51, 305-10.
Arsenopyrite
Reference: Rui Nunes collection; Bowles, J. (1987). Silver mineralization at the Vale das Gatas tungsten mine, Portugal. Mineralogical Magazine, 51, 305-10.
Localities: Recorded from at least 1 other locality in this region.
Photo: © Rui Nunes 2012. Arsenopyrite from Vale das Gatas Mines, Sabrosa, Vila Real District, Portugal
Beudantite
Locality: Codeceira Mine, Vale das Gatas Mines (São Lourenço de Riba Pinhão and Souto Maior), Sabrosa, Vila Real District, Portugal
Photo: Beudantite from Vale das Gatas Mines, Sabrosa, Vila Real District, Portugal
'Biotite'
Reference: Bull. Minéral. , 1987, 110, pp. 613-622.
Bismuth
Reference: Gaspar, O., Bowles, F.W., 1985; Mineralizações e Recuros em W/Sn...; Bowles, J. (1987). Silver mineralization at the Vale das Gatas tungsten mine, Portugal. Mineralogical Magazine, 51, 305-10.
Bismuthinite
Reference: Bowles, J. (1987). Silver mineralization at the Vale das Gatas tungsten mine, Portugal. Mineralogical Magazine, 51, 305-10.
Canfieldite
Reference: Gaspar, O., Bowles, F.W., 1985; Mineralizações e Recuros em W/Sn...
Carminite
Locality: Codeceira Mine, Vale das Gatas Mines (São Lourenço de Riba Pinhão and Souto Maior), Sabrosa, Vila Real District, Portugal
Photo: © Rui Nunes 2013. Carminite from Codeceira Mine, Vale das Gatas Mines, Sabrosa, Vila Real District, Portugal
Cassiterite
Reference: Rui Nunes and Pedro Alves collections; Bowles, J. (1987). Silver mineralization at the Vale das Gatas tungsten mine, Portugal. Mineralogical Magazine, 51, 305-10.
Localities: Recorded from at least 1 other locality in this region.
Photo: © Rui Nunes 2012. Cassiterite from Vale das Gatas Mines, Sabrosa, Vila Real District, Portugal
Chalcocite
Reference: Bowles, J. (1987). Silver mineralization at the Vale das Gatas tungsten mine, Portugal. Mineralogical Magazine, 51, 305-10.
Chalcopyrite
Reference: Bowles, J. (1987). Silver mineralization at the Vale das Gatas tungsten mine, Portugal. Mineralogical Magazine, 51, 305-10.
Localities: Recorded from at least 1 other locality in this region.
'Chlorite Group'
Reference: Bull. Minéral. , 1987, 110, pp. 613-622.
Covellite
Reference: Bowles, J. (1987). Silver mineralization at the Vale das Gatas tungsten mine, Portugal. Mineralogical Magazine, 51, 305-10.
Localities: Recorded from at least 1 other locality in this region.
Digenite
Reference: Bowles, J. (1987). Silver mineralization at the Vale das Gatas tungsten mine, Portugal. Mineralogical Magazine, 51, 305-10.
Dolomite
Locality: Codeceira Mine, Vale das Gatas Mines (São Lourenço de Riba Pinhão and Souto Maior), Sabrosa, Vila Real District, Portugal
Ferberite
Description: Late replacement of hubnerite.
Reference: Bull. Minéral. , 1987, 110, pp. 613-622.; Bowles, J. (1987). Silver mineralization at the Vale das Gatas tungsten mine, Portugal. Mineralogical Magazine, 51, 305-10.
Fluorite
Localities: Recorded from at least 1 other locality in this region.
Photo: © Rui Nunes 2010. Fluorite from Vale das Gatas Mines, Sabrosa, Vila Real District, Portugal
Galena
Reference: Bull. Minéral. , 1987, 110, pp. 613-622.; Bowles, J. (1987). Silver mineralization at the Vale das Gatas tungsten mine, Portugal. Mineralogical Magazine, 51, 305-10.
Localities: Recorded from at least 1 other locality in this region.
Galena var: Argentiferous Galena
Reference: Bowles, J. (1987). Silver mineralization at the Vale das Gatas tungsten mine, Portugal. Mineralogical Magazine, 51, 305-10.
Geffroyite
Reference: Bowles, J. (1987). Silver mineralization at the Vale das Gatas tungsten mine, Portugal. Mineralogical Magazine, 51, 305-10.
Gypsum
Reference: Antonio Monteiro collection
Hematite
Reference: Bowles, J. (1987). Silver mineralization at the Vale das Gatas tungsten mine, Portugal. Mineralogical Magazine, 51, 305-10.
Hübnerite
Reference: Bull. Minéral. , 1987, 110, pp. 613-622.; Bowles, J. (1987). Silver mineralization at the Vale das Gatas tungsten mine, Portugal. Mineralogical Magazine, 51, 305-10.
Localities: Recorded from at least 1 other locality in this region.
Ilmenite
Reference: LNEG - Laboratório Nacional de Energia e Geologia
'Limonite'
Reference: Bowles, J. (1987). Silver mineralization at the Vale das Gatas tungsten mine, Portugal. Mineralogical Magazine, 51, 305-10.
Magnetite
Reference: Bowles, J. (1987). Silver mineralization at the Vale das Gatas tungsten mine, Portugal. Mineralogical Magazine, 51, 305-10.
Marcasite
Reference: Gaspar, O., Bowles, F.W., 1985; Mineralizações e Recuros em W/Sn...; Bowles, J. (1987). Silver mineralization at the Vale das Gatas tungsten mine, Portugal. Mineralogical Magazine, 51, 305-10.
Matildite
Reference: Gaspar, O., Bowles, F.W., 1985; Mineralizações e Recuros em W/Sn...; Bowles, J. (1987). Silver mineralization at the Vale das Gatas tungsten mine, Portugal. Mineralogical Magazine, 51, 305-10.
Mimetite
Locality: Codeceira Mine, Vale das Gatas Mines (São Lourenço de Riba Pinhão and Souto Maior), Sabrosa, Vila Real District, Portugal
Photo: © P. Alves. Mimetite from Codeceira Mine, Vale das Gatas Mines, Sabrosa, Vila Real District, Portugal
'Monazite'
Reference: LNEG - Laboratório Nacional de Energia e Geologia
Muscovite
Description: Replaces biotite in granite. Quartz/muscovite symplectites (post-magmatic growth in granite).
Reference: Bull. Minéral. , 1987, 110, pp. 613-622.
Muscovite var: Phengite
Description: In vein muscovite.
Reference: Bull. Minéral. , 1987, 110, pp. 613-622.
Muscovite var: Sericite
Description: Replaces plagioclases.
Reference: Bull. Minéral. , 1987, 110, pp. 613-622.
Neyite
Reference: Gaspar, O., Bowles, F.W., 1985; Mineralizações e Recuros em W/Sn...; Bowles, J. (1987). Silver mineralization at the Vale das Gatas tungsten mine, Portugal. Mineralogical Magazine, 51, 305-10.
Pavonite
Reference: Gaspar, O., Bowles, F.W., 1985; Mineralizações e Recuros em W/Sn...; Bowles, J. (1987). Silver mineralization at the Vale das Gatas tungsten mine, Portugal. Mineralogical Magazine, 51, 305-10.
Pearceite
Reference: Bowles, J. (1987). Silver mineralization at the Vale das Gatas tungsten mine, Portugal. Mineralogical Magazine, 51, 305-10.
Pharmacosiderite
Locality: Codeceira Mine, Vale das Gatas Mines (São Lourenço de Riba Pinhão and Souto Maior), Sabrosa, Vila Real District, Portugal
Photo: Pharmacosiderite from Codeceira Mine, Vale das Gatas Mines, Sabrosa, Vila Real District, Portugal
Proustite
Reference: Bowles, J. (1987). Silver mineralization at the Vale das Gatas tungsten mine, Portugal. Mineralogical Magazine, 51, 305-10.
Pyrite
Reference: Bull. Minéral. , 1987, 110, pp. 613-622.; Bowles, J. (1987). Silver mineralization at the Vale das Gatas tungsten mine, Portugal. Mineralogical Magazine, 51, 305-10.
Localities: Recorded from at least 1 other locality in this region.
Photo: © Rui Nunes 2013. Pyrite from Codeceira Mine, Vale das Gatas Mines, Sabrosa, Vila Real District, Portugal
Pyromorphite
Description: Visual identification
Reference: Antonio Monteiro's mineral collection, Oct 2014
Photo: Pyromorphite from Vale das Gatas Mines, Sabrosa, Vila Real District, Portugal
Pyrrhotite
Reference: Bull. Minéral. , 1987, 110, pp. 613-622.; Bowles, J. (1987). Silver mineralization at the Vale das Gatas tungsten mine, Portugal. Mineralogical Magazine, 51, 305-10.
Quartz
Localities: Recorded from at least 1 other locality in this region.
Photo: © Rui Nunes 2012. Quartz from Vale das Gatas Mines, Sabrosa, Vila Real District, Portugal
Rutile
Reference: LNEG - Laboratório Nacional de Energia e Geologia
Scheelite
Reference: LNEG/Museu Jazigos Geológicos collection; Bowles, J. (1987). Silver mineralization at the Vale das Gatas tungsten mine, Portugal. Mineralogical Magazine, 51, 305-10.
Schorl
Description: In granite.
Reference: Bull. Minéral. , 1987, 110, pp. 613-622.
Scorodite
Reference: LNEG - Laboratório Nacional de Energia e Geologia
Localities: Recorded from at least 1 other locality in this region.
Photo: © P.Alves. Scorodite from Codeceira Mine, Vale das Gatas Mines, Sabrosa, Vila Real District, Portugal
Segnitite
Locality: Codeceira Mine, Vale das Gatas Mines (São Lourenço de Riba Pinhão and Souto Maior), Sabrosa, Vila Real District, Portugal
Photo: Segnitite from Codeceira Mine, Vale das Gatas Mines, Sabrosa, Vila Real District, Portugal
Siderite
Sillimanite
Description: In the core of granite muscovite.
Reference: Bull. Minéral. , 1987, 110, pp. 613-622.
Sphalerite
Reference: Bull. Minéral. , 1987, 110, pp. 613-622.; Bowles, J. (1987). Silver mineralization at the Vale das Gatas tungsten mine, Portugal. Mineralogical Magazine, 51, 305-10.
Localities: Recorded from at least 1 other locality in this region.
Stannite
Reference: Bull. Minéral. , 1987, 110, pp. 613-622.; Bowles, J. (1987). Silver mineralization at the Vale das Gatas tungsten mine, Portugal. Mineralogical Magazine, 51, 305-10.
Stolzite
Locality: Codeceira Mine, Vale das Gatas Mines (São Lourenço de Riba Pinhão and Souto Maior), Sabrosa, Vila Real District, Portugal
Sulphur
Locality: Codeceira Mine, Vale das Gatas Mines (São Lourenço de Riba Pinhão and Souto Maior), Sabrosa, Vila Real District, Portugal
Tetrahedrite
Reference: Bowles, J. (1987). Silver mineralization at the Vale das Gatas tungsten mine, Portugal. Mineralogical Magazine, 51, 305-10.
Titanite
Reference: LNEG - Laboratório Nacional de Energia e Geologia
'Tourmaline'
Reference: LNEG - Laboratório Nacional de Energia e Geologia
'Wolframite'
Reference: Museu Geológico de Lisboa collection; Bowles, J. (1987). Silver mineralization at the Vale das Gatas tungsten mine, Portugal. Mineralogical Magazine, 51, 305-10.
Photo: © Rui Nunes 2012. Wolframite from Vale das Gatas Mines, Sabrosa, Vila Real District, Portugal
Zircon
Reference: LNEG - Laboratório Nacional de Energia e Geologia


62 entries listed. 52 valid minerals.

References

- Gaspar, O., Bowles, F.W., 1985. Nota preliminar sobre a paragénese dos sulfussais de Bi-Pb-Ag do jazigo de tungsténio de Vale das Gatas (Norte de Portugal). Estudos, Notas e Trabalhos do IGM, Tomo XXVII, 49-54.

Bowles, J. (1987). Silver mineralization at the Vale das Gatas tungsten mine, Portugal. Mineralogical Magazine, 51, 305-10.

- Maria Otília Pereira Lage, Wolframio - Terra Revolvida, Memória Revolta para uma análise transversal da Sociedade Portuguesa (1930/1960), Novembro 2002.

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