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Neves-Corvo Mine, Santa Bárbara de Padrões, Castro Verde, Beja District, Portugal

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 37° 34' North , 7° 57' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 37.56694,-7.95000
GeoHash:G#: eydmenfgr
Owned/operated by:Lundin Mining 
Locality type:Mine (Active) - last checked 2018
Köppen climate type:Csa : Hot-summer Mediterranean climate
Name(s) in local language(s):Mina de Neves-Corvo, Santa Bárbara de Padrões, Castro Verde, Distrito de Beja, Portugal


A volcanic-hosted massive sulfide (VHMS) deposit of the Iberian pyrite belt, which consists of five orebodies (Corvo, Graça, Neves, Lombador and Zambujal).
The copper-zinc-silver mine started 1984. Was to have produced 1 million tons/year ore by 1987. Previously owned by RTZ (49%) & Somincor. This is one of the most gigantic deposits of massive sulphides in the world.

Seven massive sulphide lenses have been defined at Neves-Corvo comprising Neves (divided into North and South), Corvo, Graça, Zambujal, Lombador (divided North, South and East), Semblana and Monte Branco. The base metal grades are segregated by the strong metal zoning into copper, tin and zinc zones, as well as barren massive pyrite. The massive sulphide deposits are typically underlain by stockwork sulphide zones which form an important part of the copper orebodies.

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Iberian Peninsula

Peninsula - 1,535 mineral species & varietal names listed

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Commodity List

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Mineral List


33 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Ankerite
Formula: Ca(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Reference: Relvas, J. M. R. S. et al. (2006): Hydrothermal Alteration and Mineralization in the Neves-Corvo Volcanic-Hosted Massive Sulfide Deposit, Portugal. I. Geology, Mineralogy, and Geochemistry. Econ. Geology 101, 753-790.
Arsenopyrite
Formula: FeAsS
Reference: Relvas, J. M. R. S. et al. (2006): Hydrothermal Alteration and Mineralization in the Neves-Corvo Volcanic-Hosted Massive Sulfide Deposit, Portugal. I. Geology, Mineralogy, and Geochemistry. Econ. Geology 101, 753-790.; Serranti, S., Ferrini, V., Masi, U., & Cabri, L. J. (2002). Trace-element distribution in cassiterite and sulfides from rubané and massive ores of the Corvo deposit, Portugal. The Canadian Mineralogist, 40(3), 815-835.
Baryte
Formula: BaSO4
Bismuthinite
Formula: Bi2S3
Reference: Relvas, J.M.R.S., Tassinari, C.C.G., Munhá, J., and Barriga, F.J.A.S. (2001): Mineralium Deposita 36, 416-427.
Bornite
Formula: Cu5FeS4
Reference: Relvas, J.M.R.S., Tassinari, C.C.G., Munhá, J., and Barriga, F.J.A.S. (2001): Mineralium Deposita 36, 416-427.
Bournonite
Formula: PbCuSbS3
Reference: Relvas, J.M.R.S., Tassinari, C.C.G., Munhá, J., and Barriga, F.J.A.S. (2001): Mineralium Deposita 36, 416-427.
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Cassiterite
Formula: SnO2
Reference: Relvas, J. M. R. S. et al. (2006): Hydrothermal Alteration and Mineralization in the Neves-Corvo Volcanic-Hosted Massive Sulfide Deposit, Portugal. I. Geology, Mineralogy, and Geochemistry. Econ. Geology 101, 753-790.; Benzaazoua, M., Marion, P., Pinto, A., Migeon, H., & Wagner, F. E. (2003). Tin and indium mineralogy within selected samples from the Neves Corvo ore deposit (Portugal): a multidisciplinary study. Minerals Engineering, 16(11), 1291-1302.; Serranti, S., Ferrini, V., Masi, U., & Cabri, L. J. (2002). Trace-element distribution in cassiterite and sulfides from rubané and massive ores of the Corvo deposit, Portugal. The Canadian Mineralogist, 40(3), 815-835.
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: Relvas, J. M. R. S. et al. (2006): Hydrothermal Alteration and Mineralization in the Neves-Corvo Volcanic-Hosted Massive Sulfide Deposit, Portugal. I. Geology, Mineralogy, and Geochemistry. Econ. Geology 101, 753-790.; Benzaazoua, M., Marion, P., Pinto, A., Migeon, H., & Wagner, F. E. (2003). Tin and indium mineralogy within selected samples from the Neves Corvo ore deposit (Portugal): a multidisciplinary study. Minerals Engineering, 16(11), 1291-1302.; Serranti, S., Ferrini, V., Masi, U., & Cabri, L. J. (2002). Trace-element distribution in cassiterite and sulfides from rubané and massive ores of the Corvo deposit, Portugal. The Canadian Mineralogist, 40(3), 815-835.
Chamosite
Formula: (Fe2+,Mg,Al,Fe3+)6(Si,Al)4O10(OH,O)8
Reference: Relvas, J. M. R. S. et al. (2006): Hydrothermal Alteration and Mineralization in the Neves-Corvo Volcanic-Hosted Massive Sulfide Deposit, Portugal. I. Geology, Mineralogy, and Geochemistry. Econ. Geology 101, 753-790.
'Chlorite Group'
Reference: Relvas, J. M. R. S. et al. (2006): Hydrothermal Alteration and Mineralization in the Neves-Corvo Volcanic-Hosted Massive Sulfide Deposit, Portugal. I. Geology, Mineralogy, and Geochemistry. Econ. Geology 101, 753-790.; Serranti, S., Ferrini, V., Masi, U., & Cabri, L. J. (2002). Trace-element distribution in cassiterite and sulfides from rubané and massive ores of the Corvo deposit, Portugal. The Canadian Mineralogist, 40(3), 815-835.
Cobaltite
Formula: CoAsS
Reference: Relvas, J.M.R.S., Tassinari, C.C.G., Munhá, J., and Barriga, F.J.A.S. (2001): Mineralium Deposita 36, 416-427.
'commodity:Copper'
Formula: Cu
Reference:  
Dolomite
Formula: CaMg(CO3)2
Reference: Rui Nunes collection; Serranti, S., Ferrini, V., Masi, U., & Cabri, L. J. (2002). Trace-element distribution in cassiterite and sulfides from rubané and massive ores of the Corvo deposit, Portugal. The Canadian Mineralogist, 40(3), 815-835.
Donbassite
Formula: Al4.33(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
Reference: Relvas, J. M. R. S. et al. (2006): Hydrothermal Alteration and Mineralization in the Neves-Corvo Volcanic-Hosted Massive Sulfide Deposit, Portugal. I. Geology, Mineralogy, and Geochemistry. Econ. Geology 101, 753-790.
'Electrum'
Formula: (Au, Ag)
Reference: Relvas, J.M.R.S., Tassinari, C.C.G., Munhá, J., and Barriga, F.J.A.S. (2001): Mineralium Deposita 36, 416-427.
Freibergite
Formula: Ag6[Cu4Fe2]Sb4S13-x
Reference: Relvas, J.M.R.S., Tassinari, C.C.G., Munhá, J., and Barriga, F.J.A.S. (2001): Mineralium Deposita 36, 416-427.
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: Relvas, J. M. R. S. et al. (2006): Hydrothermal Alteration and Mineralization in the Neves-Corvo Volcanic-Hosted Massive Sulfide Deposit, Portugal. I. Geology, Mineralogy, and Geochemistry. Econ. Geology 101, 753-790.
Gold
Formula: Au
Reference: Relvas, J.M.R.S., Tassinari, C.C.G., Munhá, J., and Barriga, F.J.A.S. (2001): Mineralium Deposita 36, 416-427.
Graphite
Formula: C
Reference: Relvas, J.M.R.S., Tassinari, C.C.G., Munhá, J., and Barriga, F.J.A.S. (2001): Mineralium Deposita 36, 416-427.
Kaolinite
Formula: Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Reference: Relvas, J. M. R. S. et al. (2006): Hydrothermal Alteration and Mineralization in the Neves-Corvo Volcanic-Hosted Massive Sulfide Deposit, Portugal. I. Geology, Mineralogy, and Geochemistry. Econ. Geology 101, 753-790.
Kësterite
Formula: Cu2ZnSnS4
Reference: Relvas, J. M. R. S. et al. (2006): Hydrothermal Alteration and Mineralization in the Neves-Corvo Volcanic-Hosted Massive Sulfide Deposit, Portugal. I. Geology, Mineralogy, and Geochemistry. Econ. Geology 101, 753-790.; Serranti, S., Ferrini, V., Masi, U., & Cabri, L. J. (2002). Trace-element distribution in cassiterite and sulfides from rubané and massive ores of the Corvo deposit, Portugal. The Canadian Mineralogist, 40(3), 815-835.
Kiddcreekite ?
Formula: Cu6SnWS8
Reference: Benzaazoua, M., Marion, P., Pinto, A., Migeon, H., & Wagner, F. E. (2003). Tin and indium mineralogy within selected samples from the Neves Corvo ore deposit (Portugal): a multidisciplinary study. Minerals Engineering, 16(11), 1291-1302.
Löllingite
Formula: FeAs2
Reference: Relvas, J. M. R. S. et al. (2006): Hydrothermal Alteration and Mineralization in the Neves-Corvo Volcanic-Hosted Massive Sulfide Deposit, Portugal. I. Geology, Mineralogy, and Geochemistry. Econ. Geology 101, 753-790.
Mawsonite
Formula: Cu6Fe2SnS8
Reference: Relvas, J. M. R. S. et al. (2006): Hydrothermal Alteration and Mineralization in the Neves-Corvo Volcanic-Hosted Massive Sulfide Deposit, Portugal. I. Geology, Mineralogy, and Geochemistry. Econ. Geology 101, 753-790.; Benzaazoua, M., Marion, P., Pinto, A., Migeon, H., & Wagner, F. E. (2003). Tin and indium mineralogy within selected samples from the Neves Corvo ore deposit (Portugal): a multidisciplinary study. Minerals Engineering, 16(11), 1291-1302.
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Relvas, J. M. R. S. et al. (2006): Hydrothermal Alteration and Mineralization in the Neves-Corvo Volcanic-Hosted Massive Sulfide Deposit, Portugal. I. Geology, Mineralogy, and Geochemistry. Econ. Geology 101, 753-790.; Serranti, S., Ferrini, V., Masi, U., & Cabri, L. J. (2002). Trace-element distribution in cassiterite and sulfides from rubané and massive ores of the Corvo deposit, Portugal. The Canadian Mineralogist, 40(3), 815-835.
Muscovite var: Sericite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Relvas, J. M. R. S. et al. (2006): Hydrothermal Alteration and Mineralization in the Neves-Corvo Volcanic-Hosted Massive Sulfide Deposit, Portugal. I. Geology, Mineralogy, and Geochemistry. Econ. Geology 101, 753-790.; Serranti, S., Ferrini, V., Masi, U., & Cabri, L. J. (2002). Trace-element distribution in cassiterite and sulfides from rubané and massive ores of the Corvo deposit, Portugal. The Canadian Mineralogist, 40(3), 815-835.
Naumannite
Formula: Ag2Se
Reference: Relvas, J.M.R.S., Tassinari, C.C.G., Munhá, J., and Barriga, F.J.A.S. (2001): Mineralium Deposita 36, 416-427.
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Relvas, J. M. R. S. et al. (2006): Hydrothermal Alteration and Mineralization in the Neves-Corvo Volcanic-Hosted Massive Sulfide Deposit, Portugal. I. Geology, Mineralogy, and Geochemistry. Econ. Geology 101, 753-790.; Serranti, S., Ferrini, V., Masi, U., & Cabri, L. J. (2002). Trace-element distribution in cassiterite and sulfides from rubané and massive ores of the Corvo deposit, Portugal. The Canadian Mineralogist, 40(3), 815-835.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Relvas, J. M. R. S. et al. (2006): Hydrothermal Alteration and Mineralization in the Neves-Corvo Volcanic-Hosted Massive Sulfide Deposit, Portugal. I. Geology, Mineralogy, and Geochemistry. Econ. Geology 101, 753-790.; Serranti, S., Ferrini, V., Masi, U., & Cabri, L. J. (2002). Trace-element distribution in cassiterite and sulfides from rubané and massive ores of the Corvo deposit, Portugal. The Canadian Mineralogist, 40(3), 815-835.
Quartz var: Jasper
Reference: Moura, A. (2008): Ore Geology Reviews 34, 354-368.
Rutile
Formula: TiO2
Reference: Moura, A. (2008): Ore Geology Reviews 34, 354-368.
Siderite
Formula: FeCO3
Reference: Relvas, J. M. R. S. et al. (2006): Hydrothermal Alteration and Mineralization in the Neves-Corvo Volcanic-Hosted Massive Sulfide Deposit, Portugal. I. Geology, Mineralogy, and Geochemistry. Econ. Geology 101, 753-790.; Serranti, S., Ferrini, V., Masi, U., & Cabri, L. J. (2002). Trace-element distribution in cassiterite and sulfides from rubané and massive ores of the Corvo deposit, Portugal. The Canadian Mineralogist, 40(3), 815-835.
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: Relvas, J. M. R. S. et al. (2006): Hydrothermal Alteration and Mineralization in the Neves-Corvo Volcanic-Hosted Massive Sulfide Deposit, Portugal. I. Geology, Mineralogy, and Geochemistry. Econ. Geology 101, 753-790.; Serranti, S., Ferrini, V., Masi, U., & Cabri, L. J. (2002). Trace-element distribution in cassiterite and sulfides from rubané and massive ores of the Corvo deposit, Portugal. The Canadian Mineralogist, 40(3), 815-835.
Stannite
Formula: Cu2FeSnS4
Reference: Relvas, J. M. R. S. et al. (2006): Hydrothermal Alteration and Mineralization in the Neves-Corvo Volcanic-Hosted Massive Sulfide Deposit, Portugal. I. Geology, Mineralogy, and Geochemistry. Econ. Geology 101, 753-790.; Benzaazoua, M., Marion, P., Pinto, A., Migeon, H., & Wagner, F. E. (2003). Tin and indium mineralogy within selected samples from the Neves Corvo ore deposit (Portugal): a multidisciplinary study. Minerals Engineering, 16(11), 1291-1302.; Serranti, S., Ferrini, V., Masi, U., & Cabri, L. J. (2002). Trace-element distribution in cassiterite and sulfides from rubané and massive ores of the Corvo deposit, Portugal. The Canadian Mineralogist, 40(3), 815-835.
Stannoidite
Formula: Cu+6Cu2+2(Fe2+,Zn)3Sn2S12
Reference: Relvas, J. M. R. S. et al. (2006): Hydrothermal Alteration and Mineralization in the Neves-Corvo Volcanic-Hosted Massive Sulfide Deposit, Portugal. I. Geology, Mineralogy, and Geochemistry. Econ. Geology 101, 753-790.; Benzaazoua, M., Marion, P., Pinto, A., Migeon, H., & Wagner, F. E. (2003). Tin and indium mineralogy within selected samples from the Neves Corvo ore deposit (Portugal): a multidisciplinary study. Minerals Engineering, 16(11), 1291-1302.
Tennantite
Formula: Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]As4S13
Reference: Moura, A. (2008): Ore Geology Reviews 34, 354-368.; Serranti, S., Ferrini, V., Masi, U., & Cabri, L. J. (2002). Trace-element distribution in cassiterite and sulfides from rubané and massive ores of the Corvo deposit, Portugal. The Canadian Mineralogist, 40(3), 815-835.
Tetrahedrite
Formula: Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Reference: Moura, A. (2008): Ore Geology Reviews 34, 354-368.; Serranti, S., Ferrini, V., Masi, U., & Cabri, L. J. (2002). Trace-element distribution in cassiterite and sulfides from rubané and massive ores of the Corvo deposit, Portugal. The Canadian Mineralogist, 40(3), 815-835.
'Tetrahedrite Group'
Formula: A12D4X13
Reference: Rui Nunes collection
'commodity:Zinc'
Formula: Zn
Reference:  

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
'Electrum'1.AA.05(Au, Ag)
'Gold'1.AA.05Au
'Graphite'1.CB.05aC
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
'Arsenopyrite'2.EB.20FeAsS
'Bismuthinite'2.DB.05Bi2S3
'Bornite'2.BA.15Cu5FeS4
'Bournonite'2.GA.50PbCuSbS3
'Chalcopyrite'2.CB.10aCuFeS2
'Cobaltite'2.EB.25CoAsS
'Freibergite'2.GB.05Ag6[Cu4Fe2]Sb4S13-x
'Galena'2.CD.10PbS
Kiddcreekite ?2.CB.35aCu6SnWS8
Kësterite 2.CB.15aCu2ZnSnS4
Löllingite2.EB.15aFeAs2
Mawsonite2.CB.20Cu6Fe2SnS8
Naumannite2.BA.55Ag2Se
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Stannite2.CB.15aCu2FeSnS4
Stannoidite2.CB.15cCu+6Cu2+2(Fe2+,Zn)3Sn2S12
Tennantite2.GB.05Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]As4S13
Tetrahedrite2.GB.05Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
'Cassiterite'4.DB.05SnO2
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
var: Jasper4.DA.05SiO2
Rutile4.DB.05TiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
'Ankerite'5.AB.10Ca(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
'Calcite'5.AB.05CaCO3
'Dolomite'5.AB.10CaMg(CO3)2
Siderite5.AB.05FeCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
'Baryte'7.AD.35BaSO4
Group 9 - Silicates
'Chamosite'9.EC.55(Fe2+,Mg,Al,Fe3+)6(Si,Al)4O10(OH,O)8
'Donbassite'9.EC.55Al4.33(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
Kaolinite9.ED.05Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Muscovite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
var: Sericite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Chlorite Group'-
Tetrahedrite Group-A12D4X13

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Metals, other than the Platinum Group
Gold1.1.1.1Au
Semi-metals and non-metals
Graphite1.3.6.2C
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:1
Naumannite2.4.1.2Ag2Se
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 3:2
Bornite2.5.2.1Cu5FeS4
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
Kiddcreekite ?2.9.6.2Cu6SnWS8
Kësterite 2.9.2.9Cu2ZnSnS4
Mawsonite2.9.3.1Cu6Fe2SnS8
Stannite2.9.2.1Cu2FeSnS4
Stannoidite2.9.3.3Cu+6Cu2+2(Fe2+,Zn)3Sn2S12
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:3
Bismuthinite2.11.2.3Bi2S3
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Arsenopyrite2.12.4.1FeAsS
Cobaltite2.12.3.1CoAsS
Löllingite2.12.2.9FeAs2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 3 - SULFOSALTS
3 <ø < 4
Freibergite3.3.6.3Ag6[Cu4Fe2]Sb4S13-x
Tennantite3.3.6.2Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]As4S13
Tetrahedrite3.3.6.1Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
ø = 3
Bournonite3.4.3.2PbCuSbS3
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
AX2
Cassiterite4.4.1.5SnO2
Rutile4.4.1.1TiO2
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
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 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Muscovite71.2.2a.1KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Sheets of 6-membered rings interlayered 1:1, 2:1, and octahedra
Chamosite71.4.1.7(Fe2+,Mg,Al,Fe3+)6(Si,Al)4O10(OH,O)8
Donbassite71.4.1.1Al4.33(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Chlorite Group'-
'Electrum'-(Au, Ag)
Kaolinite-Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Muscovite
var: Sericite
-KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Quartz
var: Jasper
-SiO2
'Tetrahedrite Group'-A12D4X13

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Chamosite(Fe2+,Mg,Al,Fe3+)6(Si,Al)4O10(OH,O)8
H DonbassiteAl4.33(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
H KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CCarbon
C AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
C CalciteCaCO3
C DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
C GraphiteC
C SideriteFeCO3
OOxygen
O AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
O BaryteBaSO4
O CalciteCaCO3
O CassiteriteSnO2
O Chamosite(Fe2+,Mg,Al,Fe3+)6(Si,Al)4O10(OH,O)8
O DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
O DonbassiteAl4.33(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
O KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O QuartzSiO2
O RutileTiO2
O Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O SideriteFeCO3
MgMagnesium
Mg AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Mg Chamosite(Fe2+,Mg,Al,Fe3+)6(Si,Al)4O10(OH,O)8
Mg DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
AlAluminium
Al Chamosite(Fe2+,Mg,Al,Fe3+)6(Si,Al)4O10(OH,O)8
Al DonbassiteAl4.33(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
Al KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
SiSilicon
Si Chamosite(Fe2+,Mg,Al,Fe3+)6(Si,Al)4O10(OH,O)8
Si DonbassiteAl4.33(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
Si KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si QuartzSiO2
Si Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
SSulfur
S ArsenopyriteFeAsS
S BaryteBaSO4
S BismuthiniteBi2S3
S BorniteCu5FeS4
S BournonitePbCuSbS3
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S CobaltiteCoAsS
S FreibergiteAg6[Cu4Fe2]Sb4S13-x
S GalenaPbS
S Kësterite Cu2ZnSnS4
S KiddcreekiteCu6SnWS8
S MawsoniteCu6Fe2SnS8
S PyriteFeS2
S SphaleriteZnS
S StanniteCu2FeSnS4
S StannoiditeCu6+Cu22+(Fe2+,Zn)3Sn2S12
S TennantiteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]As4S13
S TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
KPotassium
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
K Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CaCalcium
Ca AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
TiTitanium
Ti RutileTiO2
FeIron
Fe AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Fe ArsenopyriteFeAsS
Fe BorniteCu5FeS4
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe Chamosite(Fe2+,Mg,Al,Fe3+)6(Si,Al)4O10(OH,O)8
Fe FreibergiteAg6[Cu4Fe2]Sb4S13-x
Fe LöllingiteFeAs2
Fe MawsoniteCu6Fe2SnS8
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe SideriteFeCO3
Fe StanniteCu2FeSnS4
Fe StannoiditeCu6+Cu22+(Fe2+,Zn)3Sn2S12
Fe TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
CoCobalt
Co CobaltiteCoAsS
CuCopper
Cu BorniteCu5FeS4
Cu BournonitePbCuSbS3
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu FreibergiteAg6[Cu4Fe2]Sb4S13-x
Cu Kësterite Cu2ZnSnS4
Cu KiddcreekiteCu6SnWS8
Cu MawsoniteCu6Fe2SnS8
Cu StanniteCu2FeSnS4
Cu StannoiditeCu6+Cu22+(Fe2+,Zn)3Sn2S12
Cu TennantiteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]As4S13
Cu TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
ZnZinc
Zn Kësterite Cu2ZnSnS4
Zn SphaleriteZnS
Zn StannoiditeCu6+Cu22+(Fe2+,Zn)3Sn2S12
Zn TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
AsArsenic
As ArsenopyriteFeAsS
As CobaltiteCoAsS
As LöllingiteFeAs2
As TennantiteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]As4S13
SeSelenium
Se NaumanniteAg2Se
AgSilver
Ag Electrum(Au, Ag)
Ag FreibergiteAg6[Cu4Fe2]Sb4S13-x
Ag NaumanniteAg2Se
SnTin
Sn CassiteriteSnO2
Sn Kësterite Cu2ZnSnS4
Sn KiddcreekiteCu6SnWS8
Sn MawsoniteCu6Fe2SnS8
Sn StanniteCu2FeSnS4
Sn StannoiditeCu6+Cu22+(Fe2+,Zn)3Sn2S12
SbAntimony
Sb BournonitePbCuSbS3
Sb FreibergiteAg6[Cu4Fe2]Sb4S13-x
Sb TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
BaBarium
Ba BaryteBaSO4
WTungsten
W KiddcreekiteCu6SnWS8
AuGold
Au Electrum(Au, Ag)
Au GoldAu
PbLead
Pb BournonitePbCuSbS3
Pb GalenaPbS
BiBismuth
Bi BismuthiniteBi2S3

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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Carboniferous
298.9 - 358.9 Ma



ID: 3153052
Kulm

Age: Carboniferous (298.9 - 358.9 Ma)

Description: flysch (sediments)

Lithology: Major:{meta-sandstone}, Minor{shale/slate,meta-limestone}

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]

Cambrian
485.4 - 541 Ma



ID: 3187108
Paleozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Cambrian (485.4 - 541 Ma)

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]

Data and map coding provided by Macrostrat.org, used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License

References

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Fernando Real (1999). A Perspective on Neves - Corvo Mining Project Development: A Success Against an EU Trend. Mining Development Strategies With a Focus on the Case of the Iberian Pyrite Belt. Technical Journey 25th September 1998 Lisbon, Portugal
Relvas, J.M.R.S., Tassinari, C.C.G., Munhá, J., and Barriga, F.J.A.S. (2001): Multiple sources for ore-forming fluids in the Neves Corvo VHMS Deposit of the Iberian Pyrite Belt (Portugal): strontium, neodymium and lead isotope evidence. Mineralium Deposita 36, 416-427. DOI 10.1007/s001260100168
Serranti, S., Ferrini, V., Masi, U., & Cabri, L. J. (2002). Trace-element distribution in cassiterite and sulfides from rubané and massive ores of the Corvo deposit, Portugal. The Canadian Mineralogist, 40(3), 815-835.
Benzaazoua, M., Marion, P., Pinto, A., Migeon, H., & Wagner, F. E. (2003). Tin and indium mineralogy within selected samples from the Neves Corvo ore deposit (Portugal): a multidisciplinary study. Minerals Engineering, 16(11), 1291-1302.
De Ascencao Guedes, R. (2004): Un gîte européen: l'amas sulfuré de Neves-Corvo, Portugal. Le Règne Minéral 56, 47-49.
Relvas, J.M.R.S. et al. (2006): Hydrothermal Alteration and Mineralization in the Neves-Corvo Volcanic-Hosted Massive Sulfide Deposit, Portugal. I. Geology, Mineralogy, and Geochemistry. Econ. Geology 101, 753-790.
Moura, A. (2008): Metallogenesis at the Neves Corvo VHMS deposit (Portugal): A contribution from the study of fluid inclusions. Ore Geology Reviews 34, 354-368.

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