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Remolinos salt mines, Remolinos, Zaragoza, Aragón, Spain

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Name(s) in local language(s):Minas de sal de Remolinos, Remolinos, Zaragoza, Aragón, España
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 41° 51' 19'' North , 1° 9' 29'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 41.85528,-1.15806
GeoHash:G#: ezrnjes8x
Locality type:Group of Mines
Köppen climate type:BSk : Cold semi-arid (steppe) climate


Large salt mines, worked at least from the Middle Ages onward.

Geographic coordinates correspond to the main entrance to the "Mina Real", the most important and oldest mine in the area.



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Iberian Peninsula

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Mineral List


4 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Anhydrite
Formula: CaSO4
Reference: -Calvo, M. (2008). Minerales de Aragón. Prames, Zaragoza, 463 pags.
Glauberite
Formula: Na2Ca(SO4)2
Reference: -Calvo, M. (2008). Minerales de Aragón. Prames, Zaragoza, 463 pags.
Gypsum
Formula: CaSO4 · 2H2O
Reference: -Calvo, M. (2008). Minerales de Aragón. Prames, Zaragoza, 463 pags.
Halite
Formula: NaCl
Reference: -Calvo, M. (2008). Minerales de Aragón. Prames, Zaragoza, 463 pags.
'commodity:Salt'
Reference: From USGS MRDS database

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 3 - Halides
'Halite'3.AA.20NaCl
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
'Anhydrite'7.AD.30CaSO4
'Glauberite'7.AD.25Na2Ca(SO4)2
'Gypsum'7.CD.40CaSO4 · 2H2O

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX
Halite9.1.1.1NaCl
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Anhydrite28.3.2.1CaSO4
Miscellaneous
Glauberite28.4.2.1Na2Ca(SO4)2
Group 29 - HYDRATED ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4·xH2O
Gypsum29.6.3.1CaSO4 · 2H2O

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
OOxygen
O AnhydriteCaSO4
O GlauberiteNa2Ca(SO4)2
O GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
NaSodium
Na GlauberiteNa2Ca(SO4)2
Na HaliteNaCl
SSulfur
S AnhydriteCaSO4
S GlauberiteNa2Ca(SO4)2
S GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
ClChlorine
Cl HaliteNaCl
CaCalcium
Ca AnhydriteCaSO4
Ca GlauberiteNa2Ca(SO4)2
Ca GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O

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]

Miocene
5.333 - 23.03 Ma



ID: 3137209
continental molasse

Age: Miocene (5.333 - 23.03 Ma)

Lithology: Major:{marl}, Minor{conglomerate,limestone,gypsum}

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]

Langhian - Aquitanian
13.82 - 23.03 Ma



ID: 2507723

Age: Miocene (13.82 - 23.03 Ma)

Description: Reef limestone, calcarenite and conglomerate. Clay with olistolites

Lithology: Sandstone, conglomerate, clay; limestone and evaporites

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

References

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Year (asc) Year (desc) Author (A-Z) Author (Z-A)
- Calvo, M. (2001). Las minas de sal de Remolinos, Zaragoza. Revista de Minerales, 2 (1), 3-25
- Calvo, M. (2008). Minerales de Aragón. Prames, Zaragoza, 463 pags.
- Calvo, M. (2006): Minerales y Minas de España. Vol. III, Halogenuros. Museo de Ciencias Naturales de Álava, 267 pp

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