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Punta del Aguila, Playa Blanca, Yaiza, Lanzarote, Las Palmas Province, Canary Islands, Spain

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 28° 51' 20'' North , 13° 48' 40'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 28.85556,-13.81111
GeoHash:G#: etnhjszpc
Köppen climate type:BWh : Hot deserts climate


Low cliffs 3km east of resort of Playa Blanca. Punta del Aguila is recognisable by having the 18th century Castillo de las Coloradas on its promontory, and one zeolite site is 100m west of this. More interesting material is exposed 500 m east of the point itself.

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


14 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Analcime
Formula: Na(AlSi2O6) · H2O
Habit: trapazohedra 2-3mm in Diameter
Colour: colorless,transparent
Reference: Tschernich, R. (1992): Zeolites of the World, p. 52, 101, 301, 323, 362, 386, 415, 493.
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Tschernich, R. (1992): Zeolites of the World, p. 52, 101, 301, 323, 362, 386, 414, 415, 493.
'Chabazite'
Habit: crystals to 8mm in diameter
Colour: colorless
Reference: Tschernich, R. (1992): Zeolites of the World, p. 52, 101, 301, 323, 362, 386, 414, 415, 493.
'Chabazite var: Phacolite'
Habit: crystals to 8mm in diameter
Colour: colorless
Reference: Tschernich, R. (1992): Zeolites of the World, p. 52, 101, 301, 323, 362, 386, 414, 415, 493.
Chabazite-Na
Formula: (Na2,K2,Ca,Sr,Mg)2[Al2Si4O12]2 · 12H2O
Reference: Kratzsch E. (2001) Mineralfundstellen auf Lanzarote, Kanarische Inseln; Lapis 2001, 3, 13-23 (reference via Ferdinando Giovine)
Clinochlore
Formula: Mg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
Reference: Kratzsch E. (2001) Mineralfundstellen auf Lanzarote, Kanarische Inseln; Lapis 2001, 3, 13-23 (reference via Ferdinando Giovine)
Cowlesite
Formula: CaAl2Si3O10 · 6H2O
Reference: Kratzsch E. (2001) Mineralfundstellen auf Lanzarote, Kanarische Inseln; Lapis 2001, 3, 13-23 (reference via Ferdinando Giovine)
'Erionite'
Habit: silky-fibrous
Colour: white
Description: often as overgrowths with Offretite on the {0001} pinacoid of Levyne plates
Reference: Tschernich, R. (1992): Zeolites of the World, p. 52, 101, 301, 323, 362, 386, 415, 493.
'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'
Reference: No reference listed
Gonnardite
Formula: (Na,Ca)2(Si,Al)5O10 · 3H2O
Reference: Kratzsch E. (2001) Mineralfundstellen auf Lanzarote, Kanarische Inseln; Lapis 2001, 3, 13-23 (reference via Ferdinando Giovine)
'Lévyne'
Habit: tabular hexagonal plates to 5mm in diameter
Colour: colorless, transparent to opaque
Description: often with a silky white offretite-erionite overgrowths on the {0001} pinacoid
Reference: Tschernich, R. (1992): Zeolites of the World, p. 52, 101, 301, 323, 362, 386, 414, 415, 493.
'Manganomelane'
Reference: Kratzsch E. (2001) Mineralfundstellen auf Lanzarote, Kanarische Inseln; Lapis 2001, 3, 13-23 (reference via Ferdinando Giovine)
Mesolite
Formula: Na2Ca2Si9Al6O30 · 8H2O
Habit: Thin needles, to 10mm long, forming radiating groups
Description: often covered by a thin outer coating of natrolite and extending from bladed thomsonite aggregates
Reference: Tschernich, R. (1992): Zeolites of the World, p. 52, 101, 301, 323, 362, 386, 415, 493.
Natrolite
Formula: Na2Al2Si3O10 · 2H2O
Habit: epitaxial coatings on 10mm mesolite needles
Description: As a thin outer coating on mesolite and extending from bladed thomsonite aggregates
Reference: Tschernich, R. (1992): Zeolites of the World, p. 52, 101, 301, 323, 362, 386, 415, 493.
Offretite
Formula: KCaMg(Si13Al5)O36 · 15H2O
Habit: silky-fibrous
Colour: white
Description: often as overgrowths with erionite on the {0001} pinacoid of Levyne plates
Reference: Tschernich, R. (1992): Zeolites of the World, p. 52, 101, 301, 323, 362, 386, 415, 493.
'Phillipsite'
Habit: compact radial aggregates, up to 2cm in diameter, and Morvenite twins to 4mm long
Colour: colorless
Reference: Tschernich, R. (1992): Zeolites of the World, p. 52, 101, 301, 323, 362, 386, 414, 415, 493.
Saponite
Formula: Ca0.25(Mg,Fe)3((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Reference: Kratzsch E. (2001) Mineralfundstellen auf Lanzarote, Kanarische Inseln; Lapis 2001, 3, 13-23 (reference via Ferdinando Giovine)
'Smectite Group'
Formula: A0.3D2-3[T4O10]Z2 · nH2O
Reference: Kratzsch E. (2001) Mineralfundstellen auf Lanzarote, Kanarische Inseln; Lapis 2001, 3, 13-23 (reference via Ferdinando Giovine)
Sodalite ?
Formula: Na8(Al6Si6O24)Cl2
Reference: No reference listed
Thomsonite-Ca
Formula: NaCa2[Al5Si5O20] · 6H2O
Habit: blades froming fan shaped aggregates and hemispherical groups up to 8mm in diameter
Colour: colorless
Reference: Tschernich, R. (1992): Zeolites of the World, p. 52, 101, 301, 323, 362, 386, 415, 493.
Todorokite
Formula: (Na,Ca,K,Ba,Sr)1-x(Mn,Mg,Al)6O12 · 3-4H2O
Reference: Kratzsch E. (2001) Mineralfundstellen auf Lanzarote, Kanarische Inseln; Lapis 2001, 3, 13-23 (reference via Ferdinando Giovine)
Vermiculite
Formula: Mg0.7(Mg,Fe,Al)6(Si,Al)8O20(OH)4 · 8H2O
Reference: Kratzsch E. (2001) Mineralfundstellen auf Lanzarote, Kanarische Inseln; Lapis 2001, 3, 13-23 (reference via Ferdinando Giovine)

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
'Todorokite'4.DK.10(Na,Ca,K,Ba,Sr)1-x(Mn,Mg,Al)6O12 · 3-4H2O
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
'Calcite'5.AB.05CaCO3
Group 9 - Silicates
'Analcime'9.GB.05Na(AlSi2O6) · H2O
'Chabazite-Na'9.GD.10(Na2,K2,Ca,Sr,Mg)2[Al2Si4O12]2 · 12H2O
'Clinochlore'9.EC.55Mg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
'Cowlesite'9.GG.05CaAl2Si3O10 · 6H2O
'Gonnardite'9.GA.05(Na,Ca)2(Si,Al)5O10 · 3H2O
'Mesolite'9.GA.05Na2Ca2Si9Al6O30 · 8H2O
'Natrolite'9.GA.05Na2Al2Si3O10 · 2H2O
'Offretite'9.GD.25KCaMg(Si13Al5)O36 · 15H2O
'Saponite'9.EC.45Ca0.25(Mg,Fe)3((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
'Sodalite' ?9.FB.10Na8(Al6Si6O24)Cl2
'Thomsonite-Ca'9.GA.10NaCa2[Al5Si5O20] · 6H2O
'Vermiculite'9.EC.50Mg0.7(Mg,Fe,Al)6(Si,Al)8O20(OH)4 · 8H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Chabazite'-
'var: Phacolite'-
'Erionite'-
'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'-
'Lévyne'-
'Manganomelane'-
'Phillipsite'-
'Smectite Group'-A0.3D2-3[T4O10]Z2 · nH2O

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB3X7
Todorokite7.8.1.1(Na,Ca,K,Ba,Sr)1-x(Mn,Mg,Al)6O12 · 3-4H2O
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Vermiculite71.2.2d.3Mg0.7(Mg,Fe,Al)6(Si,Al)8O20(OH)4 · 8H2O
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 clays
Saponite71.3.1b.2Ca0.25(Mg,Fe)3((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Sheets of 6-membered rings interlayered 1:1, 2:1, and octahedra
Clinochlore71.4.1.4Mg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
Group 76 - TECTOSILICATES Al-Si Framework
Al-Si Framework Feldspathoids and related species
Sodalite ?76.2.3.1Na8(Al6Si6O24)Cl2
Group 77 - TECTOSILICATES Zeolites
Zeolite group - True zeolites
Analcime77.1.1.1Na(AlSi2O6) · H2O
Cowlesite77.1.5.8CaAl2Si3O10 · 6H2O
Gonnardite77.1.5.7(Na,Ca)2(Si,Al)5O10 · 3H2O
'Lévyne'77.1.2.8
Mesolite77.1.5.4Na2Ca2Si9Al6O30 · 8H2O
Natrolite77.1.5.1Na2Al2Si3O10 · 2H2O
Offretite77.1.2.4KCaMg(Si13Al5)O36 · 15H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Chabazite'-
'var: Phacolite'-
Chabazite-Na-(Na2,K2,Ca,Sr,Mg)2[Al2Si4O12]2 · 12H2O
'Erionite'-
'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'-
'Manganomelane'-
'Phillipsite'-
'Smectite Group'-A0.3D2-3[T4O10]Z2 · nH2O
Thomsonite-Ca-NaCa2[Al5Si5O20] · 6H2O

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H AnalcimeNa(AlSi2O6) · H2O
H Chabazite-Na(Na2,K2,Ca,Sr,Mg)2[Al2Si4O12]2 · 12H2O
H ClinochloreMg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
H CowlesiteCaAl2Si3O10 · 6H2O
H Gonnardite(Na,Ca)2(Si,Al)5O10 · 3H2O
H MesoliteNa2Ca2Si9Al6O30 · 8H2O
H NatroliteNa2Al2Si3O10 · 2H2O
H OffretiteKCaMg(Si13Al5)O36 · 15H2O
H SaponiteCa0.25(Mg,Fe)3((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
H Smectite GroupA0.3D2-3[T4O10]Z2 · nH2O
H Thomsonite-CaNaCa2[Al5Si5O20] · 6H2O
H Todorokite(Na,Ca,K,Ba,Sr)1-x(Mn,Mg,Al)6O12 · 3-4H2O
H VermiculiteMg0.7(Mg,Fe,Al)6(Si,Al)8O20(OH)4 · 8H2O
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
OOxygen
O AnalcimeNa(AlSi2O6) · H2O
O CalciteCaCO3
O Chabazite-Na(Na2,K2,Ca,Sr,Mg)2[Al2Si4O12]2 · 12H2O
O ClinochloreMg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
O CowlesiteCaAl2Si3O10 · 6H2O
O Gonnardite(Na,Ca)2(Si,Al)5O10 · 3H2O
O MesoliteNa2Ca2Si9Al6O30 · 8H2O
O NatroliteNa2Al2Si3O10 · 2H2O
O OffretiteKCaMg(Si13Al5)O36 · 15H2O
O SaponiteCa0.25(Mg,Fe)3((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
O Smectite GroupA0.3D2-3[T4O10]Z2 · nH2O
O SodaliteNa8(Al6Si6O24)Cl2
O Thomsonite-CaNaCa2[Al5Si5O20] · 6H2O
O Todorokite(Na,Ca,K,Ba,Sr)1-x(Mn,Mg,Al)6O12 · 3-4H2O
O VermiculiteMg0.7(Mg,Fe,Al)6(Si,Al)8O20(OH)4 · 8H2O
NaSodium
Na AnalcimeNa(AlSi2O6) · H2O
Na Chabazite-Na(Na2,K2,Ca,Sr,Mg)2[Al2Si4O12]2 · 12H2O
Na Gonnardite(Na,Ca)2(Si,Al)5O10 · 3H2O
Na MesoliteNa2Ca2Si9Al6O30 · 8H2O
Na NatroliteNa2Al2Si3O10 · 2H2O
Na SaponiteCa0.25(Mg,Fe)3((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Na SodaliteNa8(Al6Si6O24)Cl2
Na Thomsonite-CaNaCa2[Al5Si5O20] · 6H2O
Na Todorokite(Na,Ca,K,Ba,Sr)1-x(Mn,Mg,Al)6O12 · 3-4H2O
MgMagnesium
Mg ClinochloreMg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
Mg OffretiteKCaMg(Si13Al5)O36 · 15H2O
Mg SaponiteCa0.25(Mg,Fe)3((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Mg Todorokite(Na,Ca,K,Ba,Sr)1-x(Mn,Mg,Al)6O12 · 3-4H2O
Mg VermiculiteMg0.7(Mg,Fe,Al)6(Si,Al)8O20(OH)4 · 8H2O
AlAluminium
Al AnalcimeNa(AlSi2O6) · H2O
Al Chabazite-Na(Na2,K2,Ca,Sr,Mg)2[Al2Si4O12]2 · 12H2O
Al ClinochloreMg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
Al CowlesiteCaAl2Si3O10 · 6H2O
Al Gonnardite(Na,Ca)2(Si,Al)5O10 · 3H2O
Al MesoliteNa2Ca2Si9Al6O30 · 8H2O
Al NatroliteNa2Al2Si3O10 · 2H2O
Al OffretiteKCaMg(Si13Al5)O36 · 15H2O
Al SaponiteCa0.25(Mg,Fe)3((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Al SodaliteNa8(Al6Si6O24)Cl2
Al Thomsonite-CaNaCa2[Al5Si5O20] · 6H2O
Al Todorokite(Na,Ca,K,Ba,Sr)1-x(Mn,Mg,Al)6O12 · 3-4H2O
Al VermiculiteMg0.7(Mg,Fe,Al)6(Si,Al)8O20(OH)4 · 8H2O
SiSilicon
Si AnalcimeNa(AlSi2O6) · H2O
Si Chabazite-Na(Na2,K2,Ca,Sr,Mg)2[Al2Si4O12]2 · 12H2O
Si ClinochloreMg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
Si CowlesiteCaAl2Si3O10 · 6H2O
Si Gonnardite(Na,Ca)2(Si,Al)5O10 · 3H2O
Si MesoliteNa2Ca2Si9Al6O30 · 8H2O
Si NatroliteNa2Al2Si3O10 · 2H2O
Si OffretiteKCaMg(Si13Al5)O36 · 15H2O
Si SaponiteCa0.25(Mg,Fe)3((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Si SodaliteNa8(Al6Si6O24)Cl2
Si Thomsonite-CaNaCa2[Al5Si5O20] · 6H2O
Si VermiculiteMg0.7(Mg,Fe,Al)6(Si,Al)8O20(OH)4 · 8H2O
ClChlorine
Cl SodaliteNa8(Al6Si6O24)Cl2
KPotassium
K Chabazite-Na(Na2,K2,Ca,Sr,Mg)2[Al2Si4O12]2 · 12H2O
K OffretiteKCaMg(Si13Al5)O36 · 15H2O
K Todorokite(Na,Ca,K,Ba,Sr)1-x(Mn,Mg,Al)6O12 · 3-4H2O
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca CowlesiteCaAl2Si3O10 · 6H2O
Ca Gonnardite(Na,Ca)2(Si,Al)5O10 · 3H2O
Ca MesoliteNa2Ca2Si9Al6O30 · 8H2O
Ca OffretiteKCaMg(Si13Al5)O36 · 15H2O
Ca SaponiteCa0.25(Mg,Fe)3((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Ca Thomsonite-CaNaCa2[Al5Si5O20] · 6H2O
Ca Todorokite(Na,Ca,K,Ba,Sr)1-x(Mn,Mg,Al)6O12 · 3-4H2O
MnManganese
Mn Todorokite(Na,Ca,K,Ba,Sr)1-x(Mn,Mg,Al)6O12 · 3-4H2O
FeIron
Fe SaponiteCa0.25(Mg,Fe)3((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Fe VermiculiteMg0.7(Mg,Fe,Al)6(Si,Al)8O20(OH)4 · 8H2O
SrStrontium
Sr Todorokite(Na,Ca,K,Ba,Sr)1-x(Mn,Mg,Al)6O12 · 3-4H2O
BaBarium
Ba Todorokite(Na,Ca,K,Ba,Sr)1-x(Mn,Mg,Al)6O12 · 3-4H2O

Regional Geology

This geological map and associated information on rock units at or nearby to the coordinates given for this locality is based on relatively small scale geological maps provided by various national Geological Surveys. This does not necessarily represent the complete geology at this locality but it gives a background for the region in which it is found.

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Quaternary
0 - 2.588 Ma



ID: 3187167
Cenozoic volcanic rocks

Age: Pleistocene (0 - 2.588 Ma)

Lithology: Mafic volcanic rocks

Reference: Chorlton, L.B. Generalized geology of the world: bedrock domains and major faults in GIS format: a small-scale world geology map with an extended geological attribute database. doi: 10.4095/223767. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 5529. [154]

Early Jurassic
174.1 - 201.3 Ma



ID: 3162512
North Atlantic Ocean

Age: Early Jurassic (174.1 - 201.3 Ma)

Comments: oceanic crust, older

Lithology: Tholeiitic basalt

Reference: Asch, K. The 1:5M International Geological Map of Europe and Adjacent Areas: Development and Implementation of a GIS-enabled Concept. Geologisches Jahrbuch, SA 3. [147]

Data and map coding provided by Macrostrat.org, used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License

References

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Year (asc) Year (desc) Author (A-Z) Author (Z-A)
- Betz, V. (1986): Zeolithe von Lanzarote. Lapis 11 (6), 21-23.
- Tschernich, R. (1992): Zeolites of the World, p. 52, 101, 301, 323, 362, 386, 414, 415.
- Kratsch, E. (2001): Mineralfundstellen auf Lanzarote: Lapis 26 (3), 13-23.
- Pearce, J. (1996) Lanzarote - Fire Mountain to Zeolites - UK Journal of Mines & Minerals, 16, 34-37

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