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Cierco, Vilaller, Alta Ribagorça, Lleida (Lérida), Catalonia, Spain

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Name(s) in local language(s): Cierco
Low temperature, base metal vein system telescoping a barren skarn.

Important mines, Zn and Pb with a significant proportion of Ag, exploited since ancient times until the year 1981.
Three veins were exploited, known by the names "Obaga" "Solana" and "Rey" with potencies of up to three meters, situated in a ravine, with a large gap, so they constructed a cableway for unloading ore.
There are remains of buildings and dumps at the exit of the gorge.

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20 entries listed. 18 valid minerals.

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  • Catalonia
    • Lleida (Lérida)

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- Johnson, C; Cardellach, E.; Tritlla, J. and Hanan, B. (1996) “Cierco Pb-Zn-Ag Vein Deposits: Isotopic and Fluid Inclusion Evidence for Formation During Mesozoic Rifting in the Pyrenees of Spain”. Economic Geology, 91, 497-506.

-Mata-Perelló, J.M. (1990) "Els Minerals de Catalunya". Institut d´Estudis Catalans. Barcelona. 441 pp.

-Castroviejo,R.y Moreno,R.(1983) Estructura y Metalogenia del campo filoniano de Cierco (Pb-Zn-Ag)en el Pirineo de Lérida. Boletín Geológico y Minero, 94, 291-320.

-Calvo, M. (2003): "Minerales y Minas de España". Vol.II Sulfuros y Sulfosales. Museo de Ciencias Naturales de Alava. 705 pp.

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