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La Araña Quarry, Málaga city, Málaga, Andalusia, Spaini
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
36° 43' 6'' North , 4° 19' 24'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
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Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Rincón de la Victoria38,666 (2012)4.2km
Totalán800 (2018)5.7km
Moclinejo1,167 (2012)8.5km
Valdés13,529 (2016)8.5km
Málaga568,305 (2011)8.6km


The quarry was settled in a white-creamy limestone formation Infralias-Jurassic age containing vugs and extraordinary cavities (karst formation) plenty of calcite crystals developments up to 2cm included in reddish clay. Geode and vuggy cavities were irregularly encountered following a well developed karstic system.
Currently the access to the deposit is private and the owner does not allow trespassing.

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Eurasian PlateTectonic Plate
Iberian PeninsulaPeninsula

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


1 valid mineral. 1 erroneous literature entry.

Detailed Mineral List:

'Asbestos'
Description: Unlikely mineral as per assemblage and deposit.
Reference: Akhenaton.
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Calvo, M. (2012). Minerales y Minas de España. Vol. V. Carbonatos y Nitratos. Boratos. Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros de Minas de Madrid. Fundación Gómez Pardo. 711 págs.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Asbestos' ?-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Asbestos' ?-

List of minerals for each chemical element

CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
OOxygen
O CalciteCaCO3
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3

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Calvo, M. (2012). Minerales y Minas de España. Vol. V. Carbonatos y Nitratos. Boratos. Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros de Minas de Madrid. Fundación Gómez Pardo. 711 págs.


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