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Padrón river, Estepona, Málaga, Andalusia, Spain

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Name(s) in local language(s):Río Padrón

Bearing lithium Pegmatite veins intruded in granulitic-sillimanite-cordierite gneiss, leucogranites and granoblastic marble with tungsten-bismuth ores (Los Alemanes Adit in Puerto Mancilla). The site is boundary to the south with a small stream located in a low angle shear zone with paleozoic schist and graphitic phyllite.

Rubellite crystal up to 2cm were found very rare in a pocket with reddish brown clay, microcline, quartz and schorl tourmaline.

Also at the head of the basin close to the contact zone between lherzolites and granoblastic banded marble, a calcium skarn has been recognized. Mineral assemblage include vesubianite, tremolite, grossular garnet,epidote, clinoclore and clinozoisite. Graphite were also found in massive veins, subhorizontal shear zone in serpentinized peridotites and kinzigites.

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Romero Silva JC (2000). Rubellit Kristalle aus den Pegmatiten von Estepona bei Malaga, Spanien. Mineralien Welt Hefte nº5. Sept-Okt, pag 18-22.

- Romero Silva JC (2003). Minerales y Rocas de la provincia de Málaga. Edita CEDMA County Council of Malaga, 318pp. 1 Map.

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