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Regoufe Mines, Covelo de Paivó, Arouca, Aveiro District, Portugal

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 40° 53' 60'' North , 8° 2' 60'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 40.90000,-8.05000
GeoHash:G#: ez628vd5v
Locality type:Group of Mines
Köppen climate type:Csb : Warm-summer Mediterranean climate
Name(s) in local language(s):Couto Mineiro de Regoufe, Covelo de Paivó, Arouca, Distrito de Aveiro, Portugal


Inactive tin-tungsten mines (Poça da Cadela, Muro, Raposeira, Cerdeiral).

Rather curious is the fact that during the Second World War period, Arouca was the only place where the British and the Germans lived together peacefully - the Germans exploring the tungsten in Rio de Frades (Companhia Mineira do Norte de Portugal) and the British in Regoufe (Companhia Portuguesa de Minas).

Separated by five kilometers (less than four miles), Rio de Frades belonging to the Germans, and Regoufe to the British, were not symbolic by their mines dimension but because for five years the warring factions lived in peace in a forgotten place in Portugal, to make the war throughout Europe.

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A mina de Poça da Cadela, situada junto a Regoufe, aldeia da freguesia de Covêlo de Paivó, foi concedida para exploração em 9-9-1915, tendo sido extinta por decreto lei em 1990. Esta mina foi explorada, no seu período áureo, pela Companhia Portuguesa de Minas, que na realidade pertencia a ingleses. Sendo a mais importante na zona de Regoufe, era composta por mais de uma dezena de filões de quartzo com uma mineralização de volframite, cassiterite, arsenopirite e, acessoriamente, pirite, blenda, apatite e berilo. Os filões de direcção média N 30º E, e 35º a 45º de inclinação para NW, tinham, normalmente, uma espessura entre 10 e 20 cm (excepcionalmente, até 50 cm); encontravam-se encaixados no granito de Regoufe. Contornando o plutão existe uma auréola de metamorfismo de contacto até 2 km do granito, onde existiram outras minas (Muro, Raposeira e Cerdeiral) - in Percurso na Geologia de Arouca - website da C.M.AROUCA.

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


14 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

'Albite-Anorthite Series'
Reference: Rui Nunes Abril 2008: paragénese do granito e dos filões de Sn-W das minas de Regoufe tal como foi definida na tese de doutoramento de Slujk (1963)
'Apatite'
Reference: Rui Nunes April 2008 - in Percurso na Geologia de Arouca - C.M.A.; Rui Nunes Abril 2008: paragénese do granito e dos filões de Sn-W das minas de Regoufe tal como foi definida na tese de doutoramento de Slujk (1963)
Arsenopyrite
Formula: FeAsS
Reference: Rui Nunes April 2008 - in Percurso na Geologia de Arouca - C.M.A.
Autunite
Formula: Ca(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 11H2O
Reference: Rui Nunes Abril 2008: paragénese do granito e dos filões de Sn-W das minas de Regoufe tal como foi definida na tese de doutoramento de Slujk (1963)
Bertrandite
Formula: Be4(Si2O7)(OH)2
Reference: Rui Nunes Abril 2008: paragénese do granito e dos filões de Sn-W das minas de Regoufe tal como foi definida na tese de doutoramento de Slujk (1963)
Beryl
Formula: Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Reference: Rui Nunes April 2008 - in Percurso na Geologia de Arouca - C.M.A.
'Bindheimite'
Formula: Pb2Sb2O6O
Reference: Rui Nunes Abril 2008: paragénese do granito e dos filões de Sn-W das minas de Regoufe tal como foi definida na tese de doutoramento de Slujk (1963)
'Biotite'
Reference: Rui Nunes Abril 2008: paragénese do granito e dos filões de Sn-W das minas de Regoufe tal como foi definida na tese de doutoramento de Slujk (1963)
Bismuthinite
Formula: Bi2S3
Reference: Rui Nunes Abril 2008: paragénese do granito e dos filões de Sn-W das minas de Regoufe tal como foi definida na tese de doutoramento de Slujk (1963)
Cassiterite
Formula: SnO2
Reference: Rui Nunes April 2008 - in Percurso na Geologia de Arouca - C.M.A.; Rui Nunes April 2008 - in Percurso na Geologia de Arouca - C.M.A.
'Garnet Group'
Formula: X3Z2(SiO4)3
Reference: Rui Nunes Abril 2008: paragénese do granito e dos filões de Sn-W das minas de Regoufe tal como foi definida na tese de doutoramento de Slujk (1963)
'Limonite'
Formula: (Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Reference: Rui Nunes Abril 2008: paragénese do granito e dos filões de Sn-W das minas de Regoufe tal como foi definida na tese de doutoramento de Slujk (1963)
Microcline
Formula: K(AlSi3O8)
Reference: Rui Nunes Abril 2008: paragénese do granito e dos filões de Sn-W das minas de Regoufe tal como foi definida na tese de doutoramento de Slujk (1963)
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Rui Nunes Abril 2008: paragénese do granito e dos filões de Sn-W das minas de Regoufe tal como foi definida na tese de doutoramento de Slujk (1963)
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Rui Nunes Abril 2008: paragénese do granito e dos filões de Sn-W das minas de Regoufe tal como foi definida na tese de doutoramento de Slujk (1963)
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Rui Nunes April 2008 - in Percurso na Geologia de Arouca - C.M.A.
Schorl
Formula: Na(Fe2+3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Reference: Rui Nunes collection
Scorodite
Formula: Fe3+AsO4 · 2H2O
Reference: Rui Nunes Abril 2008: paragénese do granito e dos filões de Sn-W das minas de Regoufe tal como foi definida na tese de doutoramento de Slujk (1963)
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: Rui Nunes April 2008 - in Percurso na Geologia de Arouca - C.M.A.
'Tourmaline'
Formula: A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
Reference: Rui Nunes Abril 2008: paragénese do granito e dos filões de Sn-W das minas de Regoufe tal como foi definida na tese de doutoramento de Slujk (1963)
'Wolframite'
Formula: (Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4
Reference: Rui Nunes April 2008 - in Percurso na Geologia de Arouca - C.M.A.
Zircon
Formula: Zr(SiO4)
Reference: Rui Nunes Abril 2008: paragénese do granito e dos filões de Sn-W das minas de Regoufe tal como foi definida na tese de doutoramento de Slujk (1963)

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
'Arsenopyrite'2.EB.20FeAsS
'Bismuthinite'2.DB.05Bi2S3
'Pyrite'2.EB.05aFeS2
'Sphalerite'2.CB.05aZnS
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
'Bindheimite'4.DH.20Pb2Sb2O6O
'Cassiterite'4.DB.05SnO2
'Quartz'4.DA.05SiO2
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
'Autunite'8.EB.05Ca(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 11H2O
'Scorodite'8.CD.10Fe3+AsO4 · 2H2O
Group 9 - Silicates
'Bertrandite'9.BD.05Be4(Si2O7)(OH)2
'Beryl'9.CJ.05Be3Al2(Si6O18)
'Microcline'9.FA.30K(AlSi3O8)
'Muscovite'9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
'Schorl'9.CK.05Na(Fe2+3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
'Zircon'9.AD.30Zr(SiO4)
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Albite-Anorthite Series'-
'Apatite'-
'Biotite'-
'Garnet Group'-X3Z2(SiO4)3
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
'Tourmaline'-A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
'Wolframite'-(Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:3
Bismuthinite2.11.2.3Bi2S3
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Arsenopyrite2.12.4.1FeAsS
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
AX2
Cassiterite4.4.1.5SnO2
Group 40 - HYDRATED NORMAL PHOSPHATES,ARSENATES AND VANADATES
AB2(XO4)2·xH2O, containing (UO2)2+
Autunite40.2a.1.1Ca(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 11H2O
(AB)5(XO4)2·xH2O
Scorodite40.4.1.3Fe3+AsO4 · 2H2O
Group 44 - ANTIMONATES
A2X2O6(O,OH,F)
'Bindheimite'44.1.1.2Pb2Sb2O6O
Group 51 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups Only
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in >[6] coordination
Zircon51.5.2.1Zr(SiO4)
Group 56 - SOROSILICATES Si2O7 Groups, With Additional O, OH, F and H2O
Si2O7 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with cations in [4] coordination
Bertrandite56.1.1.1Be4(Si2O7)(OH)2
Group 61 - CYCLOSILICATES Six-Membered Rings
Six-Membered Rings with [Si6O18] rings; possible (OH) and Al substitution
Beryl61.1.1.1Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Six-Membered Rings with borate groups
Schorl61.3.1.10Na(Fe2+3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Muscovite71.2.2a.1KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Group 76 - TECTOSILICATES Al-Si Framework
Al-Si Framework with Al-Si frameworks
Microcline76.1.1.5K(AlSi3O8)
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Albite-Anorthite Series'-
'Apatite'-
'Biotite'-
'Garnet Group'-X3Z2(SiO4)3
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
'Tourmaline'-A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
'Wolframite'-(Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H AutuniteCa(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 11H2O
H BertranditeBe4(Si2O7)(OH)2
H Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
H ScoroditeFe3+AsO4 · 2H2O
BeBeryllium
Be BertranditeBe4(Si2O7)(OH)2
Be BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
BBoron
B SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
B TourmalineA(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
OOxygen
O AutuniteCa(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 11H2O
O BertranditeBe4(Si2O7)(OH)2
O BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
O BindheimitePb2Sb2O6O
O CassiteriteSnO2
O Garnet GroupX3Z2(SiO4)3
O Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
O MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O QuartzSiO2
O SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
O ScoroditeFe3+AsO4 · 2H2O
O TourmalineA(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
O Wolframite(Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4
O ZirconZr(SiO4)
NaSodium
Na SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
AlAluminium
Al BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
Al MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
SiSilicon
Si BertranditeBe4(Si2O7)(OH)2
Si BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
Si Garnet GroupX3Z2(SiO4)3
Si MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si QuartzSiO2
Si SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Si ZirconZr(SiO4)
PPhosphorus
P AutuniteCa(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 11H2O
SSulfur
S ArsenopyriteFeAsS
S BismuthiniteBi2S3
S PyriteFeS2
S SphaleriteZnS
KPotassium
K MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CaCalcium
Ca AutuniteCa(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 11H2O
MnManganese
Mn Wolframite(Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4
FeIron
Fe ArsenopyriteFeAsS
Fe Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Fe ScoroditeFe3+AsO4 · 2H2O
Fe Wolframite(Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
AsArsenic
As ArsenopyriteFeAsS
As ScoroditeFe3+AsO4 · 2H2O
ZrZirconium
Zr ZirconZr(SiO4)
SnTin
Sn CassiteriteSnO2
SbAntimony
Sb BindheimitePb2Sb2O6O
WTungsten
W Wolframite(Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4
PbLead
Pb BindheimitePb2Sb2O6O
BiBismuth
Bi BismuthiniteBi2S3
UUranium
U AutuniteCa(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 11H2O

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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Cambrian
485.4 - 541 Ma



ID: 3193156
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]

Middle Cambrian - Neoproterozoic
501 - 1000 Ma



ID: 3161697
Xisto-Grauvaquico Complex

Age: Neoproterozoic to Cambrian (501 - 1000 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Xisto-Grauvaquico Complex

Description: flysch (sediments)

Lithology: Shale/slate

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

References

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Werner, A.B.T., Sinclair, W.D., and Amey, E.B. (1998): International Strategic Mineral Issues Summary Report - Tungsten. US Geological Survey Circular 930-O.


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