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La Paloma Mine, Zarza la Mayor, Cáceres, Extremadura, Spain

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 39° 50' 23'' North , 6° 51' 6'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 39.83972,-6.85167
Other regions containing this locality:Iberian Peninsula
Köppen climate type:Csa : Hot-summer Mediterranean climate
Name(s) in local language(s):Mina La Paloma, Zarza la Mayor, Cáceres, Extremadura, España


Old apatite mine located 4 km SSE of Zarza la Mayor. Quartz-apatite vein in granite. Very interesting locality for micromounts of some rare species.


Mineral List


29 valid minerals.

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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Vendian - Neoproterozoic
541 - 1000 Ma



ID: 2504633

Age: Neoproterozoic (541 - 1000 Ma)

Description: Slates, greywackes, conglomerates or porphyroids

Lithology: Slate, greywacke, quartzite and conglomerate

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

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References

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Viñals, J. and Calvo, M. (2011). Secondary phosphates of La Paloma mine, Zarza la Mayor, Cáceres, Spain. Mineral Up 2 (5), 8-31.
Calvo, M. (2015): Minerales y Minas de España. Vol. VII, Fosfatos, arseniatos y vanadatos. Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros de Minas de Madrid - Fundación Gómez Pardo. 479 pp.

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