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Las Cuevas Mine, Almadén, Almadén District, Ciudad Real, Castile-La Mancha, Spaini
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Las Cuevas MineMine
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Almadén DistrictDistrict
Ciudad Real- not defined -
Castile-La ManchaAutonomous Community
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
38° North , 4° West (est.)
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Margin of Error:
~17km
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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


18 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Albite
Formula: Na(AlSi3O8)
Reference: Higueras, P., Oyarzun, R., Lunar, R., Sierra, J., and Parras, J. (1999): Mineralium Deposita 34, 211-214.
Ankerite
Formula: Ca(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Reference: Higueras, P., Oyarzun, R., Lunar, R., Sierra, J., and Parras, J. (1999): Mineralium Deposita 34, 211-214.
Baryte
Formula: BaSO4
Reference: Sainz de Baranda Graf, B., Menor Salvan, C. (2019) The Almadén mining district, Ciudad Real, Spain. The Mineralogical Record, 50 (1), 11-60.
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Higueras, P., Oyarzun, R., Lunar, R., Sierra, J., and Parras, J. (1999): Mineralium Deposita 34, 211-214.
'Chlorite Group'
Reference: Higueras, P., Oyarzun, R., Lunar, R., Sierra, J., and Parras, J. (1999): Mineralium Deposita 34, 211-214.
Cinnabar
Formula: HgS
Reference: Higueras, P., Oyarzun, R., Lunar, R., Sierra, J., and Parras, J. (1999): Mineralium Deposita 34, 211-214.
Dolomite
Formula: CaMg(CO3)2
Reference: Calvo, M. (2012). Minerales y Minas de España. Vol. V. Carbonatos y Nitratos. Boratos. Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros de Minas de Madrid. Fundación Gómez Pardo. 711 págs.
Kaolinite
Formula: Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Reference: Higueras, P., Oyarzun, R., Lunar, R., Sierra, J., and Parras, J. (1999): Mineralium Deposita 34, 211-214.
Magnesite
Formula: MgCO3
Reference: Higueras, P., Oyarzun, R., Lunar, R., Sierra, J., and Parras, J. (1999): Mineralium Deposita 34, 211-214.
Mercury
Formula: Hg
Reference: Salvador Maturana, Angel Hernández (1995): Almadén del Azogue. Bocamina, 1, 38-64.
Metacinnabar
Formula: HgS
Reference: Sainz de Baranda Graf, B., Menor Salvan, C. (2019) The Almadén mining district, Ciudad Real, Spain. The Mineralogical Record, 50 (1), 11-60.
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Hernández, A., Jébrak, M., Higueras, P., Oyarzun, R., Morata, D., and Munhá, J. (1999): Mineralium Deposita 34, 539-548.
Muscovite var: Illite
Formula: K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
Reference: Higueras, P., Oyarzun, R., Lunar, R., Sierra, J., and Parras, J. (1999): Mineralium Deposita 34, 211-214.
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Salvador Maturana, Angel Hernández (1995): Almadén del Azogue. Bocamina, 1, 38-64.
Pyrophyllite
Formula: Al2Si4O10(OH)2
Reference: Higueras, P., Oyarzun, R., Lunar, R., Sierra, J., and Parras, J. (1999): Mineralium Deposita 34, 211-214.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Salvador Maturana, Angel Hernández (1995): Almadén del Azogue. Bocamina, 1, 38-64.
Rectorite
Formula: (Na,Ca)Al4((Si,Al)8O20)(OH)4 · 2H2O
Reference: Higueras, P., Oyarzun, R., Lunar, R., Sierra, J., and Parras, J. (1999): Mineralium Deposita 34, 211-214.
Schuetteite
Formula: Hg2+3(SO4)O2
Reference: Reiner Mielke 2015
Siderite
Formula: FeCO3
Reference: Higueras, P., Oyarzun, R., Lunar, R., Sierra, J., and Parras, J. (1999): Mineralium Deposita 34, 211-214.
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: Sainz de Baranda Graf, B., Menor Salvan, C. (2019) The Almadén mining district, Ciudad Real, Spain. The Mineralogical Record, 50 (1), 11-60.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Mercury1.AD.05Hg
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Cinnabar2.CD.15aHgS
Metacinnabar2.CB.05aHgS
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Ankerite5.AB.10Ca(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Dolomite5.AB.10CaMg(CO3)2
Magnesite5.AB.05MgCO3
Siderite5.AB.05FeCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Baryte7.AD.35BaSO4
Schuetteite7.BB.40Hg2+3(SO4)O2
Group 9 - Silicates
Albite9.FA.35Na(AlSi3O8)
Kaolinite9.ED.05Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Muscovite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
var: Illite9.EC.15K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
Pyrophyllite9.EC.10Al2Si4O10(OH)2
Rectorite9.EC.60(Na,Ca)Al4((Si,Al)8O20)(OH)4 · 2H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Chlorite Group'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Metals, other than the Platinum Group
Mercury1.1.7.1Hg
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Cinnabar2.8.14.1HgS
Metacinnabar2.8.2.3HgS
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Magnesite14.1.1.2MgCO3
Siderite14.1.1.3FeCO3
AB(XO3)2
Ankerite14.2.1.2Ca(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Dolomite14.2.1.1CaMg(CO3)2
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Baryte28.3.1.1BaSO4
Group 30 - ANHYDROUS SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)m(XO4)pZq, where m:p>2:1
Schuetteite30.1.13.1Hg2+3(SO4)O2
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Muscovite71.2.2a.1KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
var: Illite71.2.2d.2K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
Pyrophyllite71.2.1.1Al2Si4O10(OH)2
Sheets of 6-membered rings interlayered 1:1, 2:1, and octahedra
Rectorite71.4.2.7(Na,Ca)Al4((Si,Al)8O20)(OH)4 · 2H2O
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Group 76 - TECTOSILICATES Al-Si Framework
Al-Si Framework with Al-Si frameworks
Albite76.1.3.1Na(AlSi3O8)
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Chlorite Group'-
Kaolinite-Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H PyrophylliteAl2Si4O10(OH)2
H KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
H Muscovite (var: Illite)K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
H Rectorite(Na,Ca)Al4((Si,Al)8O20)(OH)4 · 2H2O
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CCarbon
C AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
C SideriteFeCO3
C MagnesiteMgCO3
C CalciteCaCO3
C DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
OOxygen
O QuartzSiO2
O PyrophylliteAl2Si4O10(OH)2
O KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
O Muscovite (var: Illite)K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
O Rectorite(Na,Ca)Al4((Si,Al)8O20)(OH)4 · 2H2O
O AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
O AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
O SideriteFeCO3
O MagnesiteMgCO3
O CalciteCaCO3
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O SchuetteiteHg32+(SO4)O2
O DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
O BaryteBaSO4
NaSodium
Na Rectorite(Na,Ca)Al4((Si,Al)8O20)(OH)4 · 2H2O
Na AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
MgMagnesium
Mg AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Mg MagnesiteMgCO3
Mg DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
AlAluminium
Al PyrophylliteAl2Si4O10(OH)2
Al KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Al Muscovite (var: Illite)K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
Al Rectorite(Na,Ca)Al4((Si,Al)8O20)(OH)4 · 2H2O
Al AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
Si PyrophylliteAl2Si4O10(OH)2
Si KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Si Muscovite (var: Illite)K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
Si Rectorite(Na,Ca)Al4((Si,Al)8O20)(OH)4 · 2H2O
Si AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
SSulfur
S CinnabarHgS
S PyriteFeS2
S SchuetteiteHg32+(SO4)O2
S BaryteBaSO4
S MetacinnabarHgS
S SphaleriteZnS
KPotassium
K Muscovite (var: Illite)K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CaCalcium
Ca Rectorite(Na,Ca)Al4((Si,Al)8O20)(OH)4 · 2H2O
Ca AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
FeIron
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Fe SideriteFeCO3
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
BaBarium
Ba BaryteBaSO4
HgMercury
Hg CinnabarHgS
Hg MercuryHg
Hg SchuetteiteHg32+(SO4)O2
Hg MetacinnabarHgS

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Higueras, P., Oyarzun, R., Lunar, R., Sierra, J., Parras, J. (1999) The Las Cuevas deposit, Almaden district (Spain): An unusual case of deep-seated advanced argillic alteration related to mercury mineralization. Mineralium Deposita, 34, 211-214.
Sainz de Baranda Graf, B., Menor Salvan, C. (2019) The Almadén mining district, Ciudad Real, Spain. The Mineralogical Record, 50 (1), 11-60.


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