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Imón saltworks, Imón, Sigüenza, Guadalajara, Castile-La Mancha, Spain

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 41° 9' 36'' North , 2° 43' 44'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 41.16000,-2.72889
GeoHash:G#: ezq41uuyk
Köppen climate type:Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate
Name(s) in local language(s):Salinas de Imón, Imón, Sigüenza, Guadalajara, Castilla La Mancha, España


Water evaporation saltworks from springs and wells close the Rio Salado. The salt obtained, the halite, comes from the dissolution of salt deposits in levels of Keuper (Triassic Age). These saltworks ceased their activity in 2002. Nowadays, its installationss are quite well preserved, they are cataloged as cultural heritage, and enabled for turistic visits.

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Iberian Peninsula

Peninsula - 1,536 mineral species & varietal names listed

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1 valid mineral.

Detailed Mineral List:

Halite
Formula: NaCl
Reference: - Calvo, M. (2006): Minerales y Minas de España. Vol. III, Halogenuros. Museo de Ciencias Naturales de Álava, 267 pp

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 3 - Halides
'Halite'3.AA.20NaCl

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX
Halite9.1.1.1NaCl

List of minerals for each chemical element

NaSodium
Na HaliteNaCl
ClChlorine
Cl HaliteNaCl

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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Jurassic
145 - 201.3 Ma



ID: 3190932
Mesozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Jurassic (145 - 201.3 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]

Triassic
201.3 - 251.902 Ma



ID: 3162474
Germano-Andaluz

Age: Triassic (201.3 - 251.902 Ma)

Description: salt diapirism

Lithology: Major:{mud}, Minor{sandstone,dolomite/dolostone,evaporites}

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]

Late Triassic - Middle Triassic
201.3 - 247.2 Ma



ID: 2509747

Age: Triassic (201.3 - 247.2 Ma)

Description: Variegated clay and gypsum

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]

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

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- Calvo, M. (2006): Minerales y Minas de España. Vol. III, Halogenuros. Museo de Ciencias Naturales de Álava, 267 pp


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