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La Encontrada Mine, Molvizar, Granada, Andalusia, Spaini
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La Encontrada MineMine
MolvizarMunicipality
GranadaProvince
AndalusiaAutonomous Community
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
36° 48' 8'' North , 3° 37' 18'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Ítrabo1,065 (2012)1.6km
Molvízar2,704 (2012)2.2km
Otívar1,055 (2012)5.4km
Lentegí330 (2012)6.0km
Salobreña12,747 (2012)7.3km
Name(s) in local language(s):
Mina La Encontrada (Cerro o Paraje del Tesorillo- Monte Tesoro), Molvizar, Granada, Andalucía, España


Currently known as the La Encontrada Mine, these old mine workings are located in the area known as "Cerro del Tesorillo", where in the nineteenth century a number of concessions were recorded ("La Maria"- "Los Hijos de Llorca" - "Grandeza Española" and "Riqueza Positiva").

Co-Cu mineralisations in dolomite, with many secondary minerals.
Worked mainly for oxides of cobalt for the manufacture of ceramic enamels.

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29 valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

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Detailed Mineral List:

Annabergite
Formula: Ni3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
Reference: Castillo, R. Arana & Mallego, M. Rodriguez (1972):. Tyrolite from Molvizar (Granada). Cuad. Geol., Univ. Granada 3, 41-47. (in Spanish); Anthony, Bideaux, Bladh, Nichols: "Handbook of Mineralogy", Vol. 4, 2000
Asbolane
Formula: (Ni,Co)2-xMn4+(O,OH)4 · nH2O
Reference: J. Gröbner and M. A. Fernández Périz (2006): Minerals of the Copper-Cobalt Deposits Molvizar and Cerro Minado in Andalusia. Mineralup February 2006, 48-56.
Azurite
Formula: Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Reference: J. Gröbner and M. A. Fernández Périz (2006): Minerals of the Copper-Cobalt Deposits Molvizar and Cerro Minado in Andalusia. Mineralup February 2006, 48-56.
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: J. Gröbner and M. A. Fernández Périz (2006): Minerals of the Copper-Cobalt Deposits Molvizar and Cerro Minado in Andalusia. Mineralup February 2006, 48-56.
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: Castillo, R. Arana & Mallego, M. Rodriguez (1972):. Tyrolite from Molvizar (Granada). Cuad. Geol., Univ. Granada 3, 41-47. (in Spanish)
Chrysocolla
Formula: Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Reference: J. Gröbner and M. A. Fernández Périz (2006): Minerals of the Copper-Cobalt Deposits Molvizar and Cerro Minado in Andalusia. Mineralup February 2006, 48-56.
Cinnabar
Formula: HgS
Reference: J. Gröbner and M. A. Fernández Périz (2006): Minerals of the Copper-Cobalt Deposits Molvizar and Cerro Minado in Andalusia. Mineralup February 2006, 48-56.
Cobaltite
Formula: CoAsS
Reference: J. Gröbner and M. A. Fernández Périz (2006): Minerals of the Copper-Cobalt Deposits Molvizar and Cerro Minado in Andalusia. Mineralup February 2006, 48-56.
Conichalcite
Formula: CaCu(AsO4)(OH)
Reference: J. Gröbner and M. A. Fernández Périz (2006): Minerals of the Copper-Cobalt Deposits Molvizar and Cerro Minado in Andalusia. Mineralup February 2006, 48-56.
Copper
Formula: Cu
Reference: J. Gröbner and M. A. Fernández Périz (2006): Minerals of the Copper-Cobalt Deposits Molvizar and Cerro Minado in Andalusia. Mineralup February 2006, 48-56.
Covellite
Formula: CuS
Reference: J. Gröbner and M. A. Fernández Périz (2006): Minerals of the Copper-Cobalt Deposits Molvizar and Cerro Minado in Andalusia. Mineralup February 2006, 48-56.
Cuproroméite ?
Formula: Cu2Sb2(O,OH)7
Reference: J. Gröbner and M. A. Fernández Périz (2006): Minerals of the Copper-Cobalt Deposits Molvizar and Cerro Minado in Andalusia. Mineralup February 2006, 48-56.
Digenite
Formula: Cu9S5
Reference: J. Gröbner and M. A. Fernández Périz (2006): Minerals of the Copper-Cobalt Deposits Molvizar and Cerro Minado in Andalusia. Mineralup February 2006, 48-56.
Enargite
Formula: Cu3AsS4
Reference: Castillo, R. Arana & Mallego, M. Rodriguez (1972):. Tyrolite from Molvizar (Granada). Cuad. Geol., Univ. Granada 3, 41-47. (in Spanish)
Erythrite
Formula: Co3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
Reference: Castillo, R. Arana & Mallego, M. Rodriguez (1972):. Tyrolite from Molvizar (Granada). Cuad. Geol., Univ. Granada 3, 41-47. (in Spanish)
Goethite
Formula: α-Fe3+O(OH)
Reference: J. Gröbner and M. A. Fernández Périz (2006): Minerals of the Copper-Cobalt Deposits Molvizar and Cerro Minado in Andalusia. Mineralup February 2006, 48-56.
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Reference: J. Gröbner and M. A. Fernández Périz (2006): Minerals of the Copper-Cobalt Deposits Molvizar and Cerro Minado in Andalusia. Mineralup February 2006, 48-56.
Jarosite
Formula: KFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Reference: J. Gröbner and M. A. Fernández Périz (2006): Minerals of the Copper-Cobalt Deposits Molvizar and Cerro Minado in Andalusia. Mineralup February 2006, 48-56.
Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Reference: J. Gröbner and M. A. Fernández Périz (2006): Minerals of the Copper-Cobalt Deposits Molvizar and Cerro Minado in Andalusia. Mineralup February 2006, 48-56.
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Reference: [www.thamesvalleyminerals.com]
Olivenite
Formula: Cu2(AsO4)(OH)
Reference: J. Gröbner and M. A. Fernández Périz (2006): Minerals of the Copper-Cobalt Deposits Molvizar and Cerro Minado in Andalusia. Mineralup February 2006, 48-56.
Pitticite ?
Formula: (Fe, AsO4, H2O) (?)
Reference: J. Gröbner and M. A. Fernández Périz (2006): Minerals of the Copper-Cobalt Deposits Molvizar and Cerro Minado in Andalusia. Mineralup February 2006, 48-56.
Proustite
Formula: Ag3AsS3
Reference: J. Gröbner and M. A. Fernández Périz (2006): Minerals of the Copper-Cobalt Deposits Molvizar and Cerro Minado in Andalusia. Mineralup February 2006, 48-56.
Pyrargyrite
Formula: Ag3SbS3
Reference: J. Gröbner and M. A. Fernández Périz (2006): Minerals of the Copper-Cobalt Deposits Molvizar and Cerro Minado in Andalusia. Mineralup February 2006, 48-56.
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Castillo, R. Arana & Mallego, M. Rodriguez (1972):. Tyrolite from Molvizar (Granada). Cuad. Geol., Univ. Granada 3, 41-47. (in Spanish)
Pyrolusite
Formula: Mn4+O2
Reference: J. Gröbner and M. A. Fernández Périz (2006): Minerals of the Copper-Cobalt Deposits Molvizar and Cerro Minado in Andalusia. Mineralup February 2006, 48-56.
Smolyaninovite
Formula: Co3Fe3+2(AsO4)4 · 11H2O
Reference: J. Gröbner and M. A. Fernández Périz (2006): Minerals of the Copper-Cobalt Deposits Molvizar and Cerro Minado in Andalusia. Mineralup February 2006, 48-56.
Tennantite
Formula: Cu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2As4S12S
Reference: J. Gröbner and M. A. Fernández Périz (2006): Minerals of the Copper-Cobalt Deposits Molvizar and Cerro Minado in Andalusia. Mineralup February 2006, 48-56.
Tyrolite
Formula: Ca2Cu9(AsO4)4(CO3)(OH)8 · 11H2O
Reference: Castillo, R. Arana & Mallego, M. Rodriguez (1972):. Tyrolite from Molvizar (Granada). Cuad. Geol., Univ. Granada 3, 41-47. (in Spanish)

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Copper1.AA.05Cu
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Cinnabar2.CD.15aHgS
Cobaltite2.EB.25CoAsS
Covellite2.CA.05aCuS
Digenite2.BA.10Cu9S5
Enargite2.KA.05Cu3AsS4
Proustite2.GA.05Ag3AsS3
Pyrargyrite2.GA.05Ag3SbS3
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Tennantite2.GB.05Cu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2As4S12S
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Asbolane4.FL.30(Ni,Co)2-xMn4+(O,OH)4 · nH2O
Cuproroméite ?4.DH.20Cu2Sb2(O,OH)7
Goethite4.00.α-Fe3+O(OH)
Hematite4.CB.05Fe2O3
Magnetite4.BB.05Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Pyrolusite4.DB.05Mn4+O2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Azurite5.BA.05Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Malachite5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Jarosite7.BC.10KFe3+3(SO4)2(OH)6
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Annabergite8.CE.40Ni3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
Conichalcite8.BH.35CaCu(AsO4)(OH)
Erythrite8.CE.40Co3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
Olivenite8.BB.30Cu2(AsO4)(OH)
Pitticite ?8.DB.05(Fe, AsO4, H2O) (?)
Smolyaninovite8.CH.55Co3Fe3+2(AsO4)4 · 11H2O
Tyrolite8.DM.10Ca2Cu9(AsO4)4(CO3)(OH)8 · 11H2O
Group 9 - Silicates
Chrysocolla9.ED.20Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Metals, other than the Platinum Group
Copper1.1.1.3Cu
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:1
Digenite2.4.7.3Cu9S5
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Cinnabar2.8.14.1HgS
Covellite2.8.12.1CuS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Cobaltite2.12.3.1CoAsS
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 3 - SULFOSALTS
ø = 4
Enargite3.2.1.1Cu3AsS4
3 <ø < 4
Tennantite3.3.6.2Cu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2As4S12S
ø = 3
Proustite3.4.1.1Ag3AsS3
Pyrargyrite3.4.1.2Ag3SbS3
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
AX2
Pyrolusite4.4.1.4Mn4+O2
Group 6 - HYDROXIDES AND OXIDES CONTAINING HYDROXYL
XO(OH)
Goethite6.1.1.2α-Fe3+O(OH)
Miscellaneous
Asbolane6.4.9.1(Ni,Co)2-xMn4+(O,OH)4 · nH2O
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Magnetite7.2.2.3Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Azurite16a.2.1.1Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Malachite16a.3.1.1Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 30 - ANHYDROUS SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)2(XO4)Zq
Jarosite30.2.5.1KFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Group 40 - HYDRATED NORMAL PHOSPHATES,ARSENATES AND VANADATES
A3(XO4)2·xH2O
Annabergite40.3.6.4Ni3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
Erythrite40.3.6.3Co3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
AXO4·xH2O
Smolyaninovite40.5.8.1Co3Fe3+2(AsO4)4 · 11H2O
Group 41 - ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)2(XO4)Zq
Conichalcite41.5.1.2CaCu(AsO4)(OH)
A2(XO4)Zq
Olivenite41.6.6.1Cu2(AsO4)(OH)
Group 42 - HYDRATED PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)5(XO4)2Zq·xH2O
Tyrolite42.4.3.1Ca2Cu9(AsO4)4(CO3)(OH)8 · 11H2O
Group 43 - COMPOUND PHOSPHATES, ETC.
Hydrated Compound Phosphates, etc·, Containing Hydroxyl or Halogen
Pitticite ?43.5.3.1(Fe, AsO4, H2O) (?)
Group 44 - ANTIMONATES
A2X2O6(O,OH,F)
Cuproroméite ?44.1.1.7Cu2Sb2(O,OH)7
Group 74 - PHYLLOSILICATES Modulated Layers
Modulated Layers with joined strips
Chrysocolla74.3.2.1Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H TyroliteCa2Cu9(AsO4)4(CO3)(OH)8 · 11H2O
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
H AnnabergiteNi3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
H ErythriteCo3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
H OliveniteCu2(AsO4)(OH)
H JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
H ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
H Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
H ConichalciteCaCu(AsO4)(OH)
H AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
H Asbolane(Ni,Co)2-xMn4+(O,OH)4 · nH2O
H SmolyaninoviteCo3Fe23+(AsO4)4 · 11H2O
H CuproroméiteCu2Sb2(O,OH)7
H Pitticite(Fe, AsO4, H2O) (?)
CCarbon
C TyroliteCa2Cu9(AsO4)4(CO3)(OH)8 · 11H2O
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
C CalciteCaCO3
C AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
OOxygen
O TyroliteCa2Cu9(AsO4)4(CO3)(OH)8 · 11H2O
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
O AnnabergiteNi3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
O ErythriteCo3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
O OliveniteCu2(AsO4)(OH)
O MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
O JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
O HematiteFe2O3
O ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
O Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
O ConichalciteCaCu(AsO4)(OH)
O CalciteCaCO3
O AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
O Asbolane(Ni,Co)2-xMn4+(O,OH)4 · nH2O
O PyrolusiteMn4+O2
O SmolyaninoviteCo3Fe23+(AsO4)4 · 11H2O
O CuproroméiteCu2Sb2(O,OH)7
O Pitticite(Fe, AsO4, H2O) (?)
AlAluminium
Al ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
SiSilicon
Si ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
SSulfur
S EnargiteCu3AsS4
S PyriteFeS2
S JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
S CovelliteCuS
S CobaltiteCoAsS
S DigeniteCu9S5
S CinnabarHgS
S ProustiteAg3AsS3
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S PyrargyriteAg3SbS3
S TennantiteCu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2As4S12S
KPotassium
K JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
CaCalcium
Ca TyroliteCa2Cu9(AsO4)4(CO3)(OH)8 · 11H2O
Ca ConichalciteCaCu(AsO4)(OH)
Ca CalciteCaCO3
MnManganese
Mn Asbolane(Ni,Co)2-xMn4+(O,OH)4 · nH2O
Mn PyrolusiteMn4+O2
FeIron
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
Fe JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Fe HematiteFe2O3
Fe Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe SmolyaninoviteCo3Fe23+(AsO4)4 · 11H2O
Fe TennantiteCu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2As4S12S
Fe Pitticite(Fe, AsO4, H2O) (?)
CoCobalt
Co ErythriteCo3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
Co CobaltiteCoAsS
Co Asbolane(Ni,Co)2-xMn4+(O,OH)4 · nH2O
Co SmolyaninoviteCo3Fe23+(AsO4)4 · 11H2O
NiNickel
Ni AnnabergiteNi3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
Ni Asbolane(Ni,Co)2-xMn4+(O,OH)4 · nH2O
CuCopper
Cu TyroliteCa2Cu9(AsO4)4(CO3)(OH)8 · 11H2O
Cu EnargiteCu3AsS4
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
Cu OliveniteCu2(AsO4)(OH)
Cu CovelliteCuS
Cu ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Cu DigeniteCu9S5
Cu ConichalciteCaCu(AsO4)(OH)
Cu CopperCu
Cu AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu TennantiteCu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2As4S12S
Cu CuproroméiteCu2Sb2(O,OH)7
ZnZinc
Zn TennantiteCu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2As4S12S
AsArsenic
As TyroliteCa2Cu9(AsO4)4(CO3)(OH)8 · 11H2O
As EnargiteCu3AsS4
As AnnabergiteNi3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
As ErythriteCo3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
As OliveniteCu2(AsO4)(OH)
As CobaltiteCoAsS
As ConichalciteCaCu(AsO4)(OH)
As ProustiteAg3AsS3
As SmolyaninoviteCo3Fe23+(AsO4)4 · 11H2O
As TennantiteCu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2As4S12S
As Pitticite(Fe, AsO4, H2O) (?)
AgSilver
Ag ProustiteAg3AsS3
Ag PyrargyriteAg3SbS3
SbAntimony
Sb PyrargyriteAg3SbS3
Sb CuproroméiteCu2Sb2(O,OH)7
HgMercury
Hg CinnabarHgS

References

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- Rodríguez, S. (1851). Apuntes sobre las minas de cobalto nuevamente descubiertas en el distrito de Granada y Almería. Revista Minera ,2, 592-598
- Arana Castillo, R, y Rodríguez Gallego,M.,(1972) Estudio mineralógico de una tirolita de Molvizar (Granada). Cuad. Geol., 3, 41-47
- Arana, R. (1973). Investigaciones Mineralógicas en Sierra Nevada (Cordilleras Béticas. España). Tesis Doctoral. Universidad de Granada. 546 págs.
- Calvo, M. (2003): Minerales y Minas de España. Vol. II, Sulfuros y Sulfosales. Museo de Ciencias Naturales de Álava, 705 pp.
- Gröbner, J. & Periz, M.A.F. (2003): Die Mineralien der Kupfer-Kobalt-Lagerstätte Molvizar und Cerro Minado in Andalusien, Spanien. Mineralien-Welt, 14 (3), 44-53.
- J. Gröbner and M. A. Fernández Périz (2006): Minerals of the Copper-Cobalt Deposits Molvizar and Cerro Minado in Andalusia. Mineralup February 2006, 48-56.
- Calvo, M. (2009): Minerales y Minas de España. Vol. IV, Óxidos e Hidróxidos. Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros de Minas de Madrid - Fundación Gómez Pardo. 752 pp
- Calvo, M.(2012) "Minerales y Minas de España", Vol.V (Carbonatos y Nitratos Boratos). Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros de Minas. Madrid

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