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Cerro de Agras volcano, Cofrentes, Valencia, Valencian Community, Spaini
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Cerro de Agras volcanoVolcano
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Valencian CommunityCommunity

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Name(s) in local language(s):volcán del Cerro de Agrás, Cofrentes, provincia de Valencia, Comunidad Valenciana, España
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 39° 14' 22'' North , 1° 4' 17'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 39.23972,-1.07139
GeoHash:G#: eyzppx7gf
Locality type:Volcano
Köppen climate type:Csa : Hot-summer Mediterranean climate
Nearest Settlements:
Cofrentes948 (2012)1.5km
Jalance981 (2012)4.4km
Jarafuel861 (2012)11.1km
Balsa de Ves244 (2012)11.5km
Cortes de Pallás999 (2012)11.9km

Volcanic outcrop located in Cerro de Agras, also known as El Volcán de Cofrentes. It was exploited in the 1980s by the Asland cement company for the extraction of basanites, lavas and other materials. It is estimated that his volcanism has being active during the Quaternary (Lower-Middle Pleistocene), being one of the most recent manifestations of volcanic activity in the Valencian Community.

Afloramiento volcánico situado en el Cerro de Agras, también conocido como El Volcán de Cofrentes. Fue explotado en los años 1980 por la cementera Asland para la extracción de basanitas, lavas y otros materiales. Se estima que este vulcanismo ha presentado actividad durante el Cuaternario (Pleistoceno inferior-medio), siendo una de las manifestaciones más recientes de la actividad volcánica en la Comunidad Valenciana.

Regions containing this locality

Eurasian PlateTectonic Plate
Iberian PeninsulaPeninsula

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List

3 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Formula: (CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Reference: undefined
'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'
Reference: Casanova Honrubia, Juan Miguel & Canseco Caballé, Manuel, 2002, Minerales de la Comunidad Valenciana : 237 p. Ed. Caja de Ahorros del Mediterráneo. Alicante
Formula: MgO · Fe2O3 · 3SiO2·4H2O
Reference: http://speedstar71.blogspot.com/2017/07/iddingsita-en-el-volcan-de-cofrentes.html https://www.aventurasgeologicas.com/2013/12/el-volcan-del-cerro-de-agras-cofrentes.html
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Reference: undefined
Formula: Na3K(Al4Si4O16)
Reference: undefined

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Group 9 - Silicates
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'-
'Iddingsite'-MgO · Fe2O3 · 3SiO2·4H2O

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 65 - INOSILICATES Single-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=1)
Single-Width Unbranched Chains, W=1 with chains P=2
Group 76 - TECTOSILICATES Al-Si Framework
Al-Si Framework Feldspathoids and related species
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'-
'Iddingsite'-MgO · Fe2O3 · 3SiO2·4H2O

List of minerals for each chemical element

H IddingsiteMgO · Fe2O3 · 3SiO2·4H2O
O IddingsiteMgO · Fe2O3 · 3SiO2·4H2O
O NephelineNa3K(Al4Si4O16)
O Augite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
O MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
Na NephelineNa3K(Al4Si4O16)
Mg IddingsiteMgO · Fe2O3 · 3SiO2·4H2O
Mg Augite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Al NephelineNa3K(Al4Si4O16)
Si IddingsiteMgO · Fe2O3 · 3SiO2·4H2O
Si NephelineNa3K(Al4Si4O16)
Si Augite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
K NephelineNa3K(Al4Si4O16)
Ca Augite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Fe IddingsiteMgO · Fe2O3 · 3SiO2·4H2O
Fe Augite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Fe MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4

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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5.333 - 23.03 Ma

ID: 3161136
continental molasse

Age: Miocene (5.333 - 23.03 Ma)

Lithology: Major:{marl}, Minor{conglomerate,limestone,gypsum}

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]

Early Cretaceous
100.5 - 145 Ma

ID: 3192646
Mesozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Early Cretaceous (100.5 - 145 Ma)

Lithology: Sedimentary 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]

Late Triassic - Middle Triassic
201.3 - 247.2 Ma

ID: 2509746

Age: Triassic (201.3 - 247.2 Ma)

Description: Variegated clay and gypsum

Lithology: Conglomerate, sandstone, limestone, gypsum and variegated clay

Reference: Mapa Geológico de la Península Ibérica, Baleares y Canarias a escala 1:1.000.000. Instituto Geológico y Minero de España. [77]

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


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Year (asc) Year (desc) Author (A-Z) Author (Z-A)
- Casanova Honrubia, J.M., Canseco Caballé, M. (2002). Minerales de la Comunidad Valenciana. Ed. Caja de Ahorros del Mediterráneo, Alicante, 237 págs.
- Calvo, M. (2018). Minas y Minerales de España, Vol. IX. Silicatos. Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros de Minas y Fundación Gómez Pardo (Madrid). 767 págs.

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