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Marble quarries, Estremoz, Évora, Portugali
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Marble quarriesGroup of Quarries
Estremoz- not defined -
ÉvoraDistrict
PortugalCountry

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Name(s) in local language(s):Pedreiras de mármore da região de Estremoz, Estremoz, Distrito de Évora, Portugal
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 38° 49' 58'' North , 7° 34' 8'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 38.83300,-7.56900
GeoHash:G#: eyfsgv26t
Locality type:Group of Quarries
Köppen climate type:Csa : Hot-summer Mediterranean climate


Together with the two other marble towns, Borba and Vila Viçosa, Estremoz is internationally known for its fine to medium marble.

Alternative Label Names

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Marble quarries, Estremoz, Évora District, Portugal

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Iberian Peninsula

Peninsula - 1,601 mineral species & varietal names listed

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

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2 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Martins de Pedra and Rui Nunes collections
Dolomite
Formula: CaMg(CO3)2
Reference: Rui Nunes collection

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
'Calcite'5.AB.05CaCO3
'Dolomite'5.AB.10CaMg(CO3)2

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
AB(XO3)2
Dolomite14.2.1.1CaMg(CO3)2

List of minerals for each chemical element

CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
C DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
OOxygen
O CalciteCaCO3
O DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
MgMagnesium
Mg DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2

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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Early Silurian - Late Ordovician
427.4 - 458.4 Ma



ID: 3188575
Paleozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Paleozoic (427.4 - 458.4 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Moura-St. Aleixo Volcanosedimentary Complex

Comments: Zona De Ossa Morena

Lithology: Sandstone-siltstone

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]

Neoproterozoic
541 - 1000 Ma



ID: 3142795
Serie Negra

Age: Neoproterozoic (541 - 1000 Ma)

Description: flysch (sediments)

Lithology: Major:{gneiss}, Minor{meta-sediment group,phyllite,quartzite}

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]

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

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