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El Arteal tunnel, Sierra Almagrera, Cuevas del Almanzora (Cuevas de Vera), Almería, Andalusia, Spaini
Regional Level Types
El Arteal tunnelTunnel
Sierra AlmagreraSierra
Cuevas del Almanzora (Cuevas de Vera)- not defined -
Almería- not defined -
AndalusiaAutonomous Community
SpainCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
37° 16' 21'' North , 1° 46' 34'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Vera13,985 (2012)8.0km
El Realengo399 (2018)8.1km
Guazamara601 (2018)8.6km
Cuevas del Almanzora13,025 (2018)9.7km
Garrucha6,920 (2012)10.9km
Name(s) in local language(s):
Tunel del Arteal


Underground gallery known for jarosite.

Regions containing this locality

Eurasian PlateTectonic Plate
EuropeContinent
Iberian PeninsulaPeninsula

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


13 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Baryte
Formula: BaSO4
Reference: Calvo, M. (2003) Minerales y Minas de España. Vol. II. Sulfuros y sulfosales. Museo de Ciencias Naturales de Alava. Vitoria. 705 págs.
Brookite
Formula: TiO2
Reference: 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.
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: Calvo, M (2003): Minerales y Minas de España, II, Sulfuros y Sulfosales
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: Calvo, M. (2003) Minerales y Minas de España. Vol. II. Sulfuros y sulfosales. Museo de Ciencias Naturales de Alava. Vitoria. 705 págs.
Goethite
Formula: α-Fe3+O(OH)
Reference: found by FdW
Gypsum
Formula: CaSO4 · 2H2O
Reference: Found by Frank de Wit (overgrows jarosite-xls)
Hetaerolite
Formula: ZnMn2O4
Reference: 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.
Jarosite
Formula: KFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Reference: Calvo, M. (2014). Minerales y Minas de España. Vol. VI. Sulfatos (Seleniatos, Teluratos), Cromatos, Molibdatos y Wolframatos. Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros de Minas de Madrid. Fundación Gómez Pardo. 653 págs.
Manganite
Formula: Mn3+O(OH)
Reference: - 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.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: 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.
Siderite
Formula: FeCO3
Reference: Calvo, M. (2012). Minerales y Minas de España. Vol. V. Carbonatos y Nitratos. Boratos. Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros de Minas de Madrid. Fundación Gómez Pardo. 711 págs.
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: Calvo, M (2003): Minerales y Minas de España, II, Sulfuros y Sulfosales
Tetrahedrite
Formula: Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Reference: Calvo, M (2003): Minerales y Minas de España, II, Sulfuros y Sulfosales

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Tetrahedrite2.GB.05Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Brookite4.DD.10TiO2
Goethite4.00.α-Fe3+O(OH)
Hetaerolite4.BB.10ZnMn2O4
Manganite4.FD.15Mn3+O(OH)
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Siderite5.AB.05FeCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Baryte7.AD.35BaSO4
Gypsum7.CD.40CaSO4 · 2H2O
Jarosite7.BC.10KFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6

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
Group 3 - SULFOSALTS
3 <ø < 4
Tetrahedrite3.3.6.1Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
AX2
Brookite4.4.5.1TiO2
Group 6 - HYDROXIDES AND OXIDES CONTAINING HYDROXYL
XO(OH)
Goethite6.1.1.2α-Fe3+O(OH)
Manganite6.1.3.1Mn3+O(OH)
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Hetaerolite7.2.7.2ZnMn2O4
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Siderite14.1.1.3FeCO3
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Baryte28.3.1.1BaSO4
Group 29 - HYDRATED ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4·xH2O
Gypsum29.6.3.1CaSO4 · 2H2O
Group 30 - ANHYDROUS SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)2(XO4)Zq
Jarosite30.2.5.1KFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
H Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
H GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
H ManganiteMn3+O(OH)
CCarbon
C SideriteFeCO3
OOxygen
O SideriteFeCO3
O JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
O Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
O GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
O ManganiteMn3+O(OH)
O HetaeroliteZnMn2O4
O BrookiteTiO2
O QuartzSiO2
O BaryteBaSO4
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
SSulfur
S JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
S GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
S SphaleriteZnS
S BaryteBaSO4
S GalenaPbS
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
KPotassium
K JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
CaCalcium
Ca GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
TiTitanium
Ti BrookiteTiO2
MnManganese
Mn ManganiteMn3+O(OH)
Mn HetaeroliteZnMn2O4
FeIron
Fe SideriteFeCO3
Fe JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Fe Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
CuCopper
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
ZnZinc
Zn HetaeroliteZnMn2O4
Zn SphaleriteZnS
Zn TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
SbAntimony
Sb TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
BaBarium
Ba BaryteBaSO4
PbLead
Pb GalenaPbS

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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Messinian - Serravallian
5.333 - 13.82 Ma



ID: 2506210

Age: Miocene (5.333 - 13.82 Ma)

Description: Calc-alkaline volcanic rocks (andesite, dacite, rhyolite, shoshonite, lamproite)

Lithology: Volcanics and volcaniclastic rocks

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

Miocene
5.333 - 23.03 Ma



ID: 3141015
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]

Mesozoic
66 - 251.902 Ma



ID: 3191036
Mesozoic crystalline metamorphic rocks

Age: Mesozoic (66 - 251.902 Ma)

Lithology: Crystalline metamorphic 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]

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

References

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Navarro Flores, A., Martínez Sola, F. (2010) Evaluation of Metal Attenuation from Mine Tailings in SE Spain (Sierra Almagrera)​: A Soil-​Leaching Column Study. Mine Water and the Environment, 29:1, 53-67.

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