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Albuñuelas, Granada, Andalusia, Spaini
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AlbuñuelasVillage
GranadaProvince
AndalusiaAutonomous Community
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Largest Settlements:
PlacePopulation
Albuñuelas1,063 (2012)
Other Languages:
French:
Albuñuelas, Grenade, Andalousie, Espagne
German:
Albuñuelas, Provinz Granada, Andalusien, Spanien
Italian:
Albuñuelas, provincia di Granada, Andalusia, Spagna
Russian:
Альбуньуэлас, Гранада, Андалусия, Испания
Simplified Chinese:
阿尔武纽埃拉斯, 格拉納達省, 安達盧西亞, 西班牙
Spanish:
Albuñuelas, provincia de Granada, Andalucía, España
Arabic:
ألبونيويلاس, غرناطة, أندلوسيا, إسبانيا
Armenian:
Ալբունյուելաս, Գրանադա, Անդալուզիա, Իսպանիա
Asturian:
Albuñuelas, Provincia de Granada, Andalucía, España
Basque:
Albuñuelas, Granadako probintzia, Andaluzia, Espainia
Bulgarian:
Албунюелас, Гранада, Андалусия, Испания
Catalan:
Albuñuelas, Granada, Andalusia, Espanya
Cebuano:
Albuñuelas , Provincia de Granada, Andalucía, Espanya
Dutch:
Albuñuelas, Granada, Andalusië, Spanje
Esperanto:
Albuñuelas, Granado, Andaluzio, Hispanio
Farsi/Persian:
البونولاس, استان گرانادا, اندلس, اسپانیا
Haitian:
Albuñuelas, Andalouzi, Espay
Hungarian:
Albuñuelas, Granada, Andalúzia, Spanyolország
Kazakh (Cyrillic Script):
Альбуньуэлас, Гранада, Андалусия (Испания автономиясы), Испания
Malay:
Albuñuelas, Wilayah Granada, Andalusia, Sepanyol
Minnan / Hokkien-Taiwanese:
Albuñuelas, Granada Séng, Andalucía, Se-pan-gâ
Occitan:
Albuñuelas, Granada, Andalosia, Espanha
Polish:
Albuñuelas, Grenada, Andaluzja, Hiszpania
Portuguese:
Albuñuelas, Granada, Andaluzia, Espanha
South Azerbaijani:
البونولاس, قرانادا اوستانی, ایسپانیا
Swedish:
Albuñuelas, Granada, Andalusien, Spanien
Traditional Chinese:
阿爾武紐埃拉斯, 格蘭納達省, 安達盧西亞, 西班牙
Turkish:
Albuñuelas, Granada ili, Endülüs (özerk topluluk), İspanya
Ukrainian:
Альбуньюелас, Гранада, Андалусія, Іспанія
Uzbek (Latin Script):
Albuñuelas, Granada, Andalusiya, Ispaniya
Vietnamese:
Albuñuelas, Granada, Andalucía, Tây Ban Nha
Waray:
Albuñuelas, Provincia de Granada, Andalucía, Espanya
Zazaki:
Albuñuelas, Granada , Endulus, İspanya


In and around the village of Albuñuelas, there are a number of small old mines which were worked in the early twentieth century first for the extraction of Galena and later for the use of the Wulfenite for Molybdenum.

The mineralizations are part of the set of strata-bound deposits that exist within the Triassic materials of the complex "Alpujárride", and more precisely within the Carbonated formation that forms the roof of the series, consisting of limestones and dolomites that were deposited in a marine environment (in this case restricted to shallow lagoons).
These materials are affected by varying degrees of metamorphism, in many cases transformed into marble.

The first stage in the genesis of these deposits is related to volcanic and tectonic phenomena that provided the elements that were deposited along the limestone in the zones of the "lagoons", and later suffering diagenetic dolomitization processes (this being the most probable mechanism of the concentration of mineralization.)

Apparently, the presence of Molybdenum and Vanadium has a source synchronous with the other elements resulting in the appearance of Wulfenite with Vanadinite and Descloizite in the form of beautiful crystallizations that these sites have become famous for.

Recent analysis (2011) has revealed that the Arsenatian Vanadinite of this locality is simply Vanadinite. No Arsenic has been found. But there are references in the literature so the species is kept as 'erroneously reported'.

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List

Mineral list contains entries from the region specified including sub-localities

22 valid minerals. 1 erroneous literature entry.

Detailed Mineral List:

Aragonite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Gómez F. & Sola J.M. (2000) Albuñuelas, wulfenitas en los criaderos de plomo-molibdeno, Bocamina, 6, pp 30-47
Azurite
Formula: Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Reference: Gómez F. & Sola J.M. (2000) Albuñuelas, wulfenitas en los criaderos de plomo-molibdeno, Bocamina, 6, pp 30-47
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Localities: Reported from at least 6 localities in this region.
Cerussite
Formula: PbCO3
Localities: Reported from at least 7 localities in this region.
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: Gómez F. & Sola J.M. (2000) Albuñuelas, wulfenitas en los criaderos de plomo-molibdeno, Bocamina, 6, pp 30-47
Descloizite
Formula: PbZn(VO4)(OH)
Localities: Reported from at least 8 localities in this region.
Dolomite
Formula: CaMg(CO3)2
Reference: Gómez F. & Sola J.M. (2000) Albuñuelas, wulfenitas en los criaderos de plomo-molibdeno, Bocamina, 6, pp 30-47
Erythrite
Formula: Co3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
Reference: José Miguel Sola
Galena
Formula: PbS
Localities: Reported from at least 7 localities in this region.
Goethite
Formula: α-Fe3+O(OH)
Reference: José Miguel Sola
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Reference: José Miguel Sola
Hemimorphite
Formula: Zn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Reference: Gómez F. & Sola J.M. (2000) Albuñuelas, wulfenitas en los criaderos de plomo-molibdeno, Bocamina, 6, pp 30-47
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Reference: Gómez F. & Sola J.M. (2000) Albuñuelas, wulfenitas en los criaderos de plomo-molibdeno, Bocamina, 6, pp 30-47
Phosphohedyphane
Formula: Ca2Pb3(PO4)3Cl
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Gómez F. & Sola J.M. (2000) Albuñuelas, wulfenitas en los criaderos de plomo-molibdeno, Bocamina, 6, pp 30-47
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Smithsonite
Formula: ZnCO3
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Tremolite
Formula: ☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Reference: Gómez F. & Sola J.M. (2000) Albuñuelas, wulfenitas en los criaderos de plomo-molibdeno, Bocamina, 6, pp 30-47
Vanadinite
Formula: Pb5(VO4)3Cl
Vanadinite var: Arsenatian Vanadinite
Formula: Pb5[(V,As)O4]3Cl
Description: Recent analysis have reported that the Arsenatian Vanadinite of this locality is simply Vanadinite. No Arsenic has been found.
Reference: Gómez F. & Sola J.M. (2000) Albuñuelas, wulfenitas en los criaderos de plomo-molibdeno, Bocamina, 6, pp 30-47
Wulfenite
Formula: Pb(MoO4)
Localities: Reported from at least 10 localities in this region.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Goethite4.00.α-Fe3+O(OH)
Hematite4.CB.05Fe2O3
Magnetite4.BB.05Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Aragonite5.AB.15CaCO3
Azurite5.BA.05Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Cerussite5.AB.15PbCO3
Dolomite5.AB.10CaMg(CO3)2
Malachite5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Smithsonite5.AB.05ZnCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Wulfenite7.GA.05Pb(MoO4)
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Descloizite8.BH.40PbZn(VO4)(OH)
Erythrite8.CE.40Co3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
Phosphohedyphane8.BN.05Ca2Pb3(PO4)3Cl
Vanadinite8.BN.05Pb5(VO4)3Cl
var: Arsenatian Vanadinite ?8.BN.05Pb5[(V,As)O4]3Cl
Group 9 - Silicates
Hemimorphite9.BD.10Zn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
Tremolite9.DE.10☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
Group 6 - HYDROXIDES AND OXIDES CONTAINING HYDROXYL
XO(OH)
Goethite6.1.1.2α-Fe3+O(OH)
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Magnetite7.2.2.3Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Cerussite14.1.3.4PbCO3
Smithsonite14.1.1.6ZnCO3
AB(XO3)2
Dolomite14.2.1.1CaMg(CO3)2
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Azurite16a.2.1.1Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Malachite16a.3.1.1Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 40 - HYDRATED NORMAL PHOSPHATES,ARSENATES AND VANADATES
A3(XO4)2·xH2O
Erythrite40.3.6.3Co3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
Group 41 - ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)2(XO4)Zq
Descloizite41.5.2.1PbZn(VO4)(OH)
A5(XO4)3Zq
Vanadinite41.8.4.3Pb5(VO4)3Cl
Group 48 - ANHYDROUS MOLYBDATES AND TUNGSTATES
AXO4
Wulfenite48.1.3.1Pb(MoO4)
Group 56 - SOROSILICATES Si2O7 Groups, With Additional O, OH, F and H2O
Si2O7 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with cations in [4] coordination
Hemimorphite56.1.2.1Zn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
Group 66 - INOSILICATES Double-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=2)
Amphiboles - Mg-Fe-Mn-Li subgroup
Tremolite66.1.3a.1☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Aragonite-CaCO3
Phosphohedyphane-Ca2Pb3(PO4)3Cl
Vanadinite
var: Arsenatian Vanadinite ?
-Pb5[(V,As)O4]3Cl

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H DescloizitePbZn(VO4)(OH)
H HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
H Tremolite☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
H AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
H ErythriteCo3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
H Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
C AragoniteCaCO3
C CerussitePbCO3
C SmithsoniteZnCO3
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
C AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
C DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
OOxygen
O WulfenitePb(MoO4)
O QuartzSiO2
O CalciteCaCO3
O VanadinitePb5(VO4)3Cl
O DescloizitePbZn(VO4)(OH)
O AragoniteCaCO3
O CerussitePbCO3
O HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
O SmithsoniteZnCO3
O Tremolite☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
O AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
O MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
O DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
O PhosphohedyphaneCa2Pb3(PO4)3Cl
O ErythriteCo3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
O Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
O HematiteFe2O3
O Vanadinite (var: Arsenatian Vanadinite)Pb5[(V,As)O4]3Cl
MgMagnesium
Mg Tremolite☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Mg DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
Si HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
Si Tremolite☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
PPhosphorus
P PhosphohedyphaneCa2Pb3(PO4)3Cl
SSulfur
S GalenaPbS
S SphaleriteZnS
S PyriteFeS2
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
ClChlorine
Cl VanadinitePb5(VO4)3Cl
Cl PhosphohedyphaneCa2Pb3(PO4)3Cl
Cl Vanadinite (var: Arsenatian Vanadinite)Pb5[(V,As)O4]3Cl
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca AragoniteCaCO3
Ca Tremolite☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Ca DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
Ca PhosphohedyphaneCa2Pb3(PO4)3Cl
VVanadium
V VanadinitePb5(VO4)3Cl
V DescloizitePbZn(VO4)(OH)
V Vanadinite (var: Arsenatian Vanadinite)Pb5[(V,As)O4]3Cl
FeIron
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
Fe Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
Fe HematiteFe2O3
CoCobalt
Co ErythriteCo3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
CuCopper
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
Cu AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
ZnZinc
Zn DescloizitePbZn(VO4)(OH)
Zn SphaleriteZnS
Zn HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
Zn SmithsoniteZnCO3
AsArsenic
As ErythriteCo3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
As Vanadinite (var: Arsenatian Vanadinite)Pb5[(V,As)O4]3Cl
MoMolybdenum
Mo WulfenitePb(MoO4)
PbLead
Pb WulfenitePb(MoO4)
Pb VanadinitePb5(VO4)3Cl
Pb DescloizitePbZn(VO4)(OH)
Pb GalenaPbS
Pb CerussitePbCO3
Pb PhosphohedyphaneCa2Pb3(PO4)3Cl
Pb Vanadinite (var: Arsenatian Vanadinite)Pb5[(V,As)O4]3Cl

References

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Calderon, S. (1910) Los Minerales de España, Junta para Ampliación de Estudios e Investigaciones Científicas. Madrid. Volumen II, 561 págs.
Arana, R. (1973) Investigaciones Mineralógicas en Sierra Nevada (Cordilleras Béticas. España). Tesis Doctoral. Universidad de Granada. 546 págs.
Fenoll Hach-Ali, P. (1992) Yacimientos de F-Pb-Zn. asociados a rocas carbonatadas Triásicas del SE de España. En: Recursos Minerales de España (García-Guinea, J. y Martínez-Frías, J., eds.), Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, Madrid. 1069-1083.
Gómez F. and Sola J.M. (2000) Albuñuelas, Wulfenitas en los criaderos de plomo-molibdeno, Bocamina, 6, pp. 30-47.
Calvo, M. (2003) Minerales y Minas de España. Vol.II Sulfuros y Sulfosales. Diputación Foral de Alava. 705 págs.
Menor, C. (2011) Actualización mineralógica de las minas de Albuñuelas (Granada), Acopios, 2: pp. 23-28.

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Wikipedia:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albu%C3%B1uelas
Wikidata ID:Q564780
GeoNames ID:2522185

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