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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): 41.09556,-1.17722
GeoHash:G#: ezr1v1nyb
Other regions containing this locality:Iberian Peninsula
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate
Name(s) in local language(s):Mina Nueva Virginia (Mina del Tio Jorge; Mina Virginia), Lanzuela, Teruel, Aragón, España

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.

Mineral List

28 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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Miocene - Oligocene
5.333 - 33.9 Ma

ID: 3189183
Cenozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Cenozoic (5.333 - 33.9 Ma)

Comments: Ebro Basin; Ebro Basin

Lithology: Sedimentary rocks

Reference: Chorlton, L.B. Generalized geology of the world: bedrock domains and major faults in GIS format: a small-scale world geology map with an extended geological attribute database. doi: 10.4095/223767. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 5529. [154]

Middle Triassic - Late Permian
237 - 272.3 Ma

ID: 2511085

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]

443.8 - 485.4 Ma

ID: 3130901
Ordovician quartzite

Age: Ordovician (443.8 - 485.4 Ma)

Description: undifferentiated metamorphic

Lithology: Major:{quartzite}, Minor{shale/slate,greenschist,conglomerate}

Reference: Asch, K. The 1:5M International Geological Map of Europe and Adjacent Areas: Development and Implementation of a GIS-enabled Concept. Geologisches Jahrbuch, SA 3. [147]

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- 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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