|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||37° 34' North , 7° 57' West|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||37.56694,-7.95000|
|Other regions containing this locality:||Iberian Peninsula|
|Owned/operated by:||Lundin Mining|
|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.
Commodity ListThis is a list of exploitable or exploited mineral commodities recorded at this locality.
33 valid minerals.
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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298.9 - 358.9 Ma
Age: Carboniferous (298.9 - 358.9 Ma)
Description: flysch (sediments)
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. 
485.4 - 541 Ma
|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.