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Nueva Virginia Mine (Tio Jorge Mine), Lanzuela, Teruel, Aragón, Spain

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MIna Virginia dumps. Lanzuela, Teruel, Aragón

Nueva Virginia Mine, Lanzuela, Teruel, Aragón, Spain
Works in the dump to find fragments of ore

Nueva Virginia Mine, Lanzuela, Teruel, Aragón, Spain
MIna Virginia dumps. Lanzuela, Teruel, Aragón

Nueva Virginia Mine, Lanzuela, Teruel, Aragón, Spain
Works in the dump to find fragments of ore

Nueva Virginia Mine, Lanzuela, Teruel, Aragón, Spain
MIna Virginia dumps. Lanzuela, Teruel, Aragón

Nueva Virginia Mine, Lanzuela, Teruel, Aragón, Spain
Works in the dump to find fragments of ore

Nueva Virginia Mine, Lanzuela, Teruel, Aragón, Spain
 
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 41° 5' 44'' North , 1° 10' 38'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 41.0955555556, -1.17722222222
Name(s) in local language(s):Mina Nueva Virginia (Mina del Tio Jorge; Mina Virginia), Lanzuela, Teruel, Aragón, España
Other regions containing this locality:Iberian Peninsula


Small old antimony mine, also known as Mina del Tio Jorge (translatable as Uncle George Mine), located close to Royo ravine in Lanzuela. The mine has two levels, connected through a big hole, and two dumps located close to the entrances to access to each level of the mine.

Host rock is dolomite. Main minerals are semseyite and zinkenite pseudomorphs after stibnite.

It is a curious site of dyke morphology which fits in limestones of Ordovician age (Ashgill) associated with a zone of tectonic breakage (cataclasis) forming a level of Dolomite where the mineralization in the form of masses dispersed alongside veins of quartz and baryte.

The principal ore of this field are sulphosalts of lead and is formed into three phases which have been producing significant changes in paragenesis with a complicated sequence of transformations and substitutions of different mineral phases, apparently an example of metasomatism of lead of a primary antimony mineralization.

It is noteworthy the excellent samples of semseyite that has provided this small mine for sure the best in Spain.

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References

- Lopez Ciriano A., Subias Perez Ig., Fanlo Gonzalez Is., Fernandez Nieto Cons. (1994): Mineralogía y Mineralogénesis del yacimiento de Sb-Pb de Lanzuela (Cadena Ibérica Oriental). Bol.Soc. Esp.de Mineralogía, 17, 103-113.

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

- Viñals, J., Calvo, M. (2006): Lanzuela. Teruel, Spain. Ullmanite, Bottinoite and Polydydimite. Mineral Up, vol. I, 1. 58-60.

- Calvo, M. (2008). Minerales de Aragón. Prames, Zaragoza. 463 pp.


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