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Rui Nunes' Photo Gallery

9NH-QTHCalcite

Pedreira do Vidro quarry, Moita do Poço, Turquel, Alcobaça, Leiria, Portugal

Field of View: 90 mm

If there is a calcite's true and classic locality in Portugal, then it is, without a doubt, this abandoned, small and old quarry located in the foothills of the Serra dos Candeeiros. I could not get much information about this locality: there are some records of the early activity of a calcite quarry in 1973 and its closure in 1978. This specimen, collected in the 90's, is a good example given its color and crystals shape which could be found in the past.
Moita do Poço is a small place whose age is lost in the dust of time where people live in healthier air of the smell of rosemary and still in a certain bucolic landscape. People lived until a few decades ago of grazing, mining and extraction of stone. Still today the extraction of limestone is strongly established.
This specimen is ~ 70 mm wide.
Rui Nunes' collection and photo.
Copyright: © Rui Nunes 2019      Photo ID: 936129     Uploaded by: Rui Nunes   View Count: 23   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 4608 x 3456 pixels (15.9 Mpix)

H3V-HACCalcite

Cabeça da Chã quarry, Alcobertas, Rio Maior, Santarém, Portugal

Field of View: 70 mm

Close-up of a calcite cluster with its main crystal measuring 35 mm on edge.
Collection and photo Rui Nunes.
Copyright: © Rui Nunes 2019      Photo ID: 935897     Uploaded by: Rui Nunes   View Count: 20   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 4608 x 3456 pixels (15.9 Mpix)

JDA-JN4Lepidolite, Feldspar Group

Multiple photos available
Castanho Mine, Gonçalo, Guarda, Guarda, Portugal

Field of View: 210 mm

Pink lepidolite and white feldspar. This banded pegmatite slice is 210 mm wide.
A gift from Manuel Maia.
Collection and photo Rui Nunes, February 2019.
Copyright: © Rui Nunes 2019      Photo ID: 935726     Uploaded by: Rui Nunes   View Count: 39   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 4608 x 3456 pixels (15.9 Mpix)

Railway map

Portugal

Portugal railway map in 1895 (with former African colonies, Mozambique and Angola).
National Library of Lisbon archive.


Photo ID: 933856     Uploaded by: Rui Nunes   View Count: 24   Approval status: User gallery    Type: Photo - 2382 x 3892 pixels (9.3 Mpix)

QLA-UWWDolomite

Barrigão Mine, Santa Cruz, Almodôvar, Beja, Portugal

Field of View: 40 mm

Dolomite stained by Fe oxides; fov ~ 40 mm.
Rui Nunes collection and photo, December 2018.
Copyright: © Rui Nunes 2018      Photo ID: 932881     Uploaded by: Rui Nunes   View Count: 19   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 4608 x 3456 pixels (15.9 Mpix)

6WG-D86Dolomite, Quartz

Barrigão Mine, Santa Cruz, Almodôvar, Beja, Portugal

Field of View: 30 mm

Dolomite crystals on quartz; fov 30 mm.
Rui Nunes collection and photo, December 2018.
Copyright: © Rui Nunes 2018      Photo ID: 932880     Uploaded by: Rui Nunes   View Count: 22   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 4608 x 3456 pixels (15.9 Mpix)

Steam locomotive

Multiple photos available
Aljustrel Mine, Aljustrel, Aljustrel, Beja, Portugal

This well preserved steam locomotive [Société Belge des Mines no. 11 (0-6-0T, built by Orenstein & Koppel in 1937)] has been on display for some years and stands beside a roundabout on the national road EN2 outside the former mine.
Rui Nunes' photo, December 2018.
Copyright: © Rui Nunes 2018      Photo ID: 929861     Uploaded by: Rui Nunes   View Count: 30   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 4608 x 3456 pixels (15.9 Mpix)

Landscape

Barrigão Mine, Santa Cruz, Almodôvar, Beja, Portugal

This is a typical view of the open rolling plains of the south of the Alentejo. One can see some ruins of the mining facilities on the right.
Rui Nunes photo taken in December 2018.
Copyright: © Rui Nunes 2018      Photo ID: 929400     Uploaded by: Rui Nunes   View Count: 16   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 4608 x 3456 pixels (15.9 Mpix)

A view of the locality

Barrigão Mine, Santa Cruz, Almodôvar, Beja, Portugal

Some ruins of the old mining facilities.
Rui Nunes' photo, December 2018.
Copyright: © Rui Nunes 2018      Photo ID: 929323     Uploaded by: Rui Nunes   View Count: 19   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 4608 x 3456 pixels (15.9 Mpix)

1XU-LUPSiderite, Dolomite

Barrigão Mine, Santa Cruz, Almodôvar, Beja, Portugal

Field of View: 30 mm

Brownish siderite with dolomite, fov ~ 30 mm.
Rui Nunes' collection and photo, December 2018.
Copyright: © Rui Nunes 2018      Photo ID: 929223     Uploaded by: Rui Nunes   View Count: 20   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 4608 x 3456 pixels (15.9 Mpix)
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