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Conchita Mine, Estepona, Málaga, Andalusia, Spaini
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Conchita MineMine
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Conchite mine. Ventilation shaft. Current situation

Conchita Mine, Estepona, Málaga, Andalusia, Spain
Location is approximate, estimate based on other nearby localities.
 
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 36° North , 5° West (est.)
Margin of Error:~13km
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:Csa : Hot-summer Mediterranean climate


W-Bi-Te (Au-As-Pb) magnesium skarn which related to alpine marble-leucogranites-sillimanite gneis sequence, close to the border with lherzolitic type peridotites from Ronda Massif. The mineralization is formed in a granular dolomitic marble which is banded, and it includes folded exoskarn lenses with calcium-magnesium silicates (diopside-clinohumite), spinel, graphite and phlogopite.

Bismuth-Tungsten ores are related to metasomatism process as irregular skarn veins, where leucogranites and dolomitic marble are presented. There are at least two mineralization stages: one at irregular tungsten veins with tellurides (joseite-tetradimite group). sulphides arsenopyrite-pyrrhotite type, and graphite which related to pale-yellowish chondrodite and white pale or grey scheelite; and the second, which is most remarkable (deep-orange scheelite crystals) filling open spaces "atanor" after Cretaceous karst formation with talc-brucite, and joseite crystals.

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


19 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Aleksite
Formula: PbBi2Te2S2
Reference: Romero Silva,JC; Martos J; Navarro Garcia,JM (2012). La Mina Conchita de Estepona (Malaga). un raro yacimiento de metales complejos en Sierra Bermeja. Edita Anuario de Estudios sobre Ronda y la Serrania Takurunna nº2; año 2012 pag.9.
Altaite
Formula: PbTe
Reference: Romero Silva,JC; Martos J; Navarro Garcia,JM (2012). La Mina Conchita de Estepona (Malaga). un raro yacimiento de metales complejos en Sierra Bermeja. Edita Anuario de Estudios sobre Ronda y la Serrania Takurunna nº2; año 2012 pag.9.
Arsenopyrite
Formula: FeAsS
Reference: Romero Silva,JC; Martos J; Navarro Garcia,JM (2012). La Mina Conchita de Estepona (Malaga). un raro yacimiento de metales complejos en Sierra Bermeja. Edita Anuario de Estudios sobre Ronda y la Serrania Takurunna nº2; año 2012 pag.9.
Bismite
Formula: Bi2O3
Reference: Romero Silva,JC; Martos J; Navarro Garcia,JM (2012). La Mina Conchita de Estepona (Malaga). un raro yacimiento de metales complejos en Sierra Bermeja. Edita Anuario de Estudios sobre Ronda y la Serrania Takurunna nº2; año 2012 pag.9.
Bismuth
Formula: Bi
Reference: Calvo, M. (2003). Minerales y Minas de España. Vol I. Elementos. Museo de Ciencias Naturales de Álava. 217 pp.
Bismuthinite
Formula: Bi2S3
Reference: Calvo, M. (2003). Minerales y Minas de España. Vol II, Sulfuros. Museo de Ciencias Naturales de Álava. 705 pp.
Brucite
Formula: Mg(OH)2
Reference: Romero Silva,JC; Martos J; Navarro Garcia,JM (2012). La Mina Conchita de Estepona (Malaga). un raro yacimiento de metales complejos en Sierra Bermeja. Edita Anuario de Estudios sobre Ronda y la Serrania Takurunna nº2; año 2012 pag.9.
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Romero Silva JC (2003) Minerales y Rocas de la provincia de Malaga. 318 pp. Published by CEDMA Malaga County Council. Spain
Chondrodite
Formula: (Mg,Fe2+)5(SiO4)2(F,OH)2
Reference: Brumós, R. (1981). La condrodita de Estepona (Málaga), Mineralogistes de Catalunya, 1, (13), 26-27.
Dolomite
Formula: CaMg(CO3)2
Reference: Romero Silva JC (2003) Minerales y Rocas de la provincia de Malaga. 318 pp. Published by CEDMA Malaga County Council. Spain
Forsterite
Formula: Mg2SiO4
Reference: Romero Silva,JC; Martos J; Navarro Garcia,JM (2012). La Mina Conchita de Estepona (Malaga). un raro yacimiento de metales complejos en Sierra Bermeja. Edita Anuario de Estudios sobre Ronda y la Serrania Takurunna nº2; año 2012 pag.9.
Graphite
Formula: C
Reference: Romero Silva, J.C. (2003) Minerales y Rocas de la Provincia de Málaga. Centro de Ediciones de la Diputación de Málaga, Málaga. 318 págs.
'Joséite'
Formula: Bi4TeS2
Reference: Romero Silva,JC; Martos J; Navarro Garcia,JM (2012). La Mina Conchita de Estepona (Malaga). un raro yacimiento de metales complejos en Sierra Bermeja. Edita Anuario de Estudios sobre Ronda y la Serrania Takurunna nº2; año 2012 pag.9.
Löllingite
Formula: FeAs2
Reference: Calvo, M. (2003). Minerales y Minas de España. Vol II, Sulfuros. Museo de Ciencias Naturales de Álava. 705 pp.
Pyrrhotite
Formula: Fe7S8
Reference: Romero Silva, J.C. (2003) Minerales y Rocas de la Provincia de Málaga. Centro de Ediciones de la Diputación de Málaga, Málaga. 318 págs.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: J. Gaspar
Scheelite
Formula: Ca(WO4)
Description: Some large an fine crystals are find during mine explotation. Presently can be found only small and crude crystals.
Reference: Rubio, E. (1926). Sobre una extraña asociación de minerales de bismuto y tungsteno en la Serranía de Ronda. Revista Minera, Metalúrgica y de Ingeniería, 77, 77-81. ; Romero Silva JC (2003) Minerales y Rocas de la provincia de Malaga España. Edita CEDMA County council
'Serpentine Subgroup'
Formula: D3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Reference: Romero Silva,JC; Martos J; Navarro Garcia,JM (2012). La Mina Conchita de Estepona (Malaga). un raro yacimiento de metales complejos en Sierra Bermeja. Edita Anuario de Estudios sobre Ronda y la Serrania Takurunna nº2; año 2012 pag.9.
Smirnite
Formula: Bi2Te4+O5
Reference: Romero Silva,JC; Martos J; Navarro Garcia,JM (2012). La Mina Conchita de Estepona (Malaga). un raro yacimiento de metales complejos en Sierra Bermeja. Edita Anuario de Estudios sobre Ronda y la Serrania Takurunna nº2; año 2012 pag.9.
Talc
Formula: Mg3Si4O10(OH)2
Reference: Romero Silva,JC; Martos J; Navarro Garcia,JM (2012). La Mina Conchita de Estepona (Malaga). un raro yacimiento de metales complejos en Sierra Bermeja. Edita Anuario de Estudios sobre Ronda y la Serrania Takurunna nº2; año 2012 pag.9.
Tremolite
Formula: ☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Reference: Estrada Sánchez

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Bismuth1.CA.05Bi
Graphite1.CB.05aC
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Aleksite2.GC.40aPbBi2Te2S2
Altaite2.CD.10PbTe
Arsenopyrite2.EB.20FeAsS
Bismuthinite2.DB.05Bi2S3
Löllingite2.EB.15aFeAs2
Pyrrhotite2.CC.10Fe7S8
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Bismite4.CB.60Bi2O3
Brucite4.FE.05Mg(OH)2
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Smirnite4.JK.40Bi2Te4+O5
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Dolomite5.AB.10CaMg(CO3)2
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Scheelite7.GA.05Ca(WO4)
Group 9 - Silicates
Chondrodite9.AF.45(Mg,Fe2+)5(SiO4)2(F,OH)2
Forsterite9.AC.05Mg2SiO4
Talc9.EC.05Mg3Si4O10(OH)2
Tremolite9.DE.10☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Joséite'-Bi4TeS2
'Serpentine Subgroup'-D3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Semi-metals and non-metals
Bismuth1.3.1.4Bi
Graphite1.3.6.2C
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 4:3
Aleksite2.6.3.2PbBi2Te2S2
'Joséite'2.6.2.1Bi4TeS2
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Altaite2.8.1.3PbTe
Pyrrhotite2.8.10.1Fe7S8
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:3
Bismuthinite2.11.2.3Bi2S3
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Arsenopyrite2.12.4.1FeAsS
Löllingite2.12.2.9FeAs2
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Bismite4.3.10.2Bi2O3
Group 6 - HYDROXIDES AND OXIDES CONTAINING HYDROXYL
X(OH)2
Brucite6.2.1.1Mg(OH)2
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
AB(XO3)2
Dolomite14.2.1.1CaMg(CO3)2
Group 34 - SELENITES, TELLURITES AND SULFITES
A(XO3)
Smirnite34.1.8.1Bi2Te4+O5
Group 48 - ANHYDROUS MOLYBDATES AND TUNGSTATES
AXO4
Scheelite48.1.2.1Ca(WO4)
Group 51 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups Only
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with all cations in octahedral [6] coordination
Forsterite51.3.1.2Mg2SiO4
Group 52 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups and O,OH,F,H2O
Insular SiO4 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with cations in [6] coordination only
Chondrodite52.3.2b.2(Mg,Fe2+)5(SiO4)2(F,OH)2
Group 66 - INOSILICATES Double-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=2)
Amphiboles - Mg-Fe-Mn-Li subgroup
Tremolite66.1.3a.1☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Talc71.2.1.3Mg3Si4O10(OH)2
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Serpentine Subgroup'-D3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Tremolite☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
H BruciteMg(OH)2
H TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
H Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
CCarbon
C GraphiteC
C DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
C CalciteCaCO3
OOxygen
O ScheeliteCa(WO4)
O Chondrodite(Mg,Fe2+)5(SiO4)2(F,OH)2
O Tremolite☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
O QuartzSiO2
O BismiteBi2O3
O BruciteMg(OH)2
O TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
O Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
O ForsteriteMg2SiO4
O SmirniteBi2Te4+O5
O DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
O CalciteCaCO3
FFluorine
F Chondrodite(Mg,Fe2+)5(SiO4)2(F,OH)2
MgMagnesium
Mg Chondrodite(Mg,Fe2+)5(SiO4)2(F,OH)2
Mg Tremolite☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Mg BruciteMg(OH)2
Mg TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
Mg Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Mg ForsteriteMg2SiO4
Mg DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
AlAluminium
Al Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
SiSilicon
Si Chondrodite(Mg,Fe2+)5(SiO4)2(F,OH)2
Si Tremolite☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Si QuartzSiO2
Si TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
Si Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Si ForsteriteMg2SiO4
SSulfur
S BismuthiniteBi2S3
S PyrrhotiteFe7S8
S ArsenopyriteFeAsS
S JoséiteBi4TeS2
S AleksitePbBi2Te2S2
CaCalcium
Ca ScheeliteCa(WO4)
Ca Tremolite☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Ca DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
Ca CalciteCaCO3
MnManganese
Mn Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
FeIron
Fe LöllingiteFeAs2
Fe PyrrhotiteFe7S8
Fe ArsenopyriteFeAsS
Fe Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
NiNickel
Ni Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
ZnZinc
Zn Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
AsArsenic
As LöllingiteFeAs2
As ArsenopyriteFeAsS
TeTellurium
Te JoséiteBi4TeS2
Te AleksitePbBi2Te2S2
Te AltaitePbTe
Te SmirniteBi2Te4+O5
WTungsten
W ScheeliteCa(WO4)
PbLead
Pb AleksitePbBi2Te2S2
Pb AltaitePbTe
BiBismuth
Bi BismuthBi
Bi BismuthiniteBi2S3
Bi JoséiteBi4TeS2
Bi AleksitePbBi2Te2S2
Bi BismiteBi2O3
Bi SmirniteBi2Te4+O5

References

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Brumos,R (1981). La Condrodita de Estepona. Mineralogistes de Catalunya,1,13 pp.26-27.
Calvo Rebollar,M(2003). Minerales y minas de España. Museo de Ciencias Naturales de Alava. Vol.I y II.
Piña de Rubies, S(1919). La oruetita, nuevo sulfotelururo de bismuto. Revista minera,metalurgica y de ingenieria,2685,pp. 197-198.
Romero Silva, J.C. (2003) Minerales y Rocas de la Provincia de Málaga. Centro de Ediciones de la Diputación de Málaga, Málaga. 1 mining map. 318 págs.
Romero Silva,JC; Martos,J;Navarro Garcia,JM (2012). La Mina Conchita de Estepona (Malaga); un raro yacimiento de metales complejos en Sierra Bermeja. Edita Takurunna, Anuario de Estudios sobre Ronda y la Serrania. nº2 pag.9.
Rubio Sandoval, E. (1926). Sobre una extraña asociación de minerales de bismuto y tungsteno en la Serranía de Ronda. Revista Minera, Metalúrgica y de Ingeniería, 77, 77-81.

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