Aurora Mine, Montevives, Alhendín (La Malahá), Granada, Andalusia, Spain
|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||37° 6' 12'' North , 3° 41' 24'' West|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||37.10333,-3.69000|
|Other regions containing this locality:||Iberian Peninsula|
|Köppen climate type:||Csa : Hot-summer Mediterranean climate|
|Name(s) in local language(s):||Mina Aurora, Montevives, Alhendín (La Malahá), Granada, Andalusia, Espãna|
Aurora Mine is an open pit exploitation where significant amounts of strontium ore were removed.
It is located on the mountain called "Montevives", between municipal Terms of "Alhendín" and "La Malahá".
It is a sedimentary deposit formed by the alternation of levels of calcite and levels of celestine in marl of Miocene age and is related to processes of diagenetic replacement.
7 valid minerals.
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 - 7.246 Ma
Age: Miocene (5.333 - 7.246 Ma)
Reference: Mapa Geológico de la Península Ibérica, Baleares y Canarias a escala 1:1.000.000. Instituto Geológico y Minero de España.