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Rocabruna Mines, Bruguers, Gavà, Baix Llobregat, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 41° 18' 57'' North , 1° 58' 24'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 41.31588,1.97333
Other regions containing this locality:Iberian Peninsula
Köppen climate type:Csa : Hot-summer Mediterranean climate
Name(s) in local language(s):Mines de Rocabruna, Bruguers, Gavà, Baix Llobregat, Barcelona, Catalunya

Mina Elvira is one of the names for a mining concession of "109 pertenencias (properties) of an iron mine entiteld Elvira, located in the Gavà city area, between the streams Curtills and Brugués (Barcelona)", around years 1945. Former names are "Jesús" (1941), "La Gavarra" (1930's)... Local people knows these mines as "Rocabruna mines". This name comes from the brown (bruna) color of the rocks. Rocabruna is the hill where these mines are located, in les Ferreres mountains (not to be confused with Les Ferreres mine, Rocabruna, Camprodon, Catalonia).

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34 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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Middle Triassic - Late Permian
237 - 272.3 Ma

ID: 2507940

Age: Phanerozoic (237 - 272.3 Ma)

Description: Conglomerate, sandstone, clay, dolomite, limestone and marl

Lithology: Conglomerate, sandstone, limestone, gypsum and variegated clay

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

Early Devonian - Silurian
393.3 - 443.8 Ma

ID: 3105099
Silurian-Devonian sedimentary rocks

Age: Paleozoic (393.3 - 443.8 Ma)

Description: Calcàries noduloses i pissarres sericítiques. Silurià - Devonià inferior. English: Limestone nodules and sericity slate. Silurian - Lower Devonian.

Reference: Institut Cartogràfic i Geològic de Catalunya. Mapa geològic comarcal de Catalunya 1:50.000. Generalitat de Catalunya. [140]

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Localities in this Region

  • Catalonia
    • Barcelona
      • Baix Llobregat

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- Diez, C., Rosell, J. (2013): "La Montgomeyita de les mines de Rocabruna, Bruguers, Gavà. Algunes consideracions sobre minerals de Bruguers". INFOMINER, 56, 1:56-57. Ed. Grup MIneralògic Català.
- Bareche, E., Viñals, J. (1994): "Els fosfats de Bruguers". Mineralogistes de Catalunya, Vol VI, 1:3-5.
- Bareche, E (2005) "Els minerals de Catalunya. Segle XX" Ed. Grup Mineralògic Català, Barcelona, 269 p.
- Tritlla, J. (1987): "Sobre la presencia de dufrenita en las minas de Bruguers (Prov. de Barcelona)". Mineralogistes de Catalunya, Vol.III, 8:208-209
- 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.

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