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Peña de Hierro Mine, Nerva, Huelva, Andalusia, Spaini
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Peña de Hierro MineMine
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HuelvaProvince
AndalusiaAutonomous Community
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View of the Huelva pyrite mining area, in 1909.

Peña de Hierro Mine, Nerva, Huelva, Andalusia, Spain
View of the Huelva pyrite mining area, in 1909.

Peña de Hierro Mine, Nerva, Huelva, Andalusia, Spain
View of the Huelva pyrite mining area, in 1909.

Peña de Hierro Mine, Nerva, Huelva, Andalusia, Spain
View of the Huelva pyrite mining area, in 1909.

Peña de Hierro Mine, Nerva, Huelva, Andalusia, Spain
View of the Huelva pyrite mining area, in 1909.

Peña de Hierro Mine, Nerva, Huelva, Andalusia, Spain
View of the Huelva pyrite mining area, in 1909.

Peña de Hierro Mine, Nerva, Huelva, Andalusia, Spain
View of the Huelva pyrite mining area, in 1909.

Peña de Hierro Mine, Nerva, Huelva, Andalusia, Spain
View of the Huelva pyrite mining area, in 1909.

Peña de Hierro Mine, Nerva, Huelva, Andalusia, Spain
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
37° 43' 35'' North , 6° 33' 20'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Nerva6,009 (2012)3.4km
Zalamea la Real3,506 (2012)10.5km
Berrocal369 (2012)13.1km
Aracena7,351 (2014)18.6km
El Castillo de las Guardas1,633 (2012)21.5km
Name(s) in local language(s):
Mina Peña del Hierro, Nerva, Huelva, Andalucía, España


Massive sulphide deposit in the Iberian Pyrite Belt.
Efflorescent sulfates originated due to acid-mine drainage.

Located north of Nerva.

Regions containing this locality

Eurasian PlateTectonic Plate
EuropeContinent
Iberian PeninsulaPeninsula

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


9 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Alpersite
Formula: Mg(SO4) · 7H2O
Reference: Romero, A., I. Gonzalez & E. Galan (2006): The role of efflorescent sulfates in the storage of trace elements in stream waters polluted by acid mine-drainage: the case of Pena del Hierro, southwestern Spain. Canadian Mineralogist 44, 1431-1446.
Coquimbite
Formula: Fe2-xAlx(SO4)3 · 9H2O, x ~0.5
Reference: Romero, A., I. Gonzalez & E. Galan (2006): The role of efflorescent sulfates in the storage of trace elements in stream waters polluted by acid mine-drainage: the case of Pena del Hierro, southwestern Spain. Canadian Mineralogist 44, 1431-1446.
Epsomite
Formula: MgSO4 · 7H2O
Reference: Romero, A., I. Gonzalez & E. Galan (2006): The role of efflorescent sulfates in the storage of trace elements in stream waters polluted by acid mine-drainage: the case of Pena del Hierro, southwestern Spain. Canadian Mineralogist 44, 1431-1446.
Hexahydrite
Formula: MgSO4 · 6H2O
Reference: Romero, A., I. Gonzalez & E. Galan (2006): The role of efflorescent sulfates in the storage of trace elements in stream waters polluted by acid mine-drainage: the case of Pena del Hierro, southwestern Spain. Canadian Mineralogist 44, 1431-1446.
Magnesiocopiapite
Formula: MgFe3+4(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O
Reference: Romero, A., I. Gonzalez & E. Galan (2006): The role of efflorescent sulfates in the storage of trace elements in stream waters polluted by acid mine-drainage: the case of Pena del Hierro, southwestern Spain. Canadian Mineralogist 44, 1431-1446.
Pickeringite
Formula: MgAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
Reference: Romero, A., I. Gonzalez & E. Galan (2006): The role of efflorescent sulfates in the storage of trace elements in stream waters polluted by acid mine-drainage: the case of Pena del Hierro, southwestern Spain. Canadian Mineralogist 44, 1431-1446.
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Sáez, R., Pascual, E., Toscano, M., and Almodóvar, G.R. (1999): Mineralium Deposita 34, 549-570.
Rhomboclase
Formula: (H5O2)Fe3+(SO4)2 · 2H2O
Reference: Romero, A., I. Gonzalez & E. Galan (2006): The role of efflorescent sulfates in the storage of trace elements in stream waters polluted by acid mine-drainage: the case of Pena del Hierro, southwestern Spain. Canadian Mineralogist 44, 1431-1446.
Starkeyite
Formula: MgSO4 · 4H2O
Reference: Romero, A., I. Gonzalez & E. Galan (2006): The role of efflorescent sulfates in the storage of trace elements in stream waters polluted by acid mine-drainage: the case of Pena del Hierro, southwestern Spain. Canadian Mineralogist 44, 1431-1446.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Alpersite7.CB.35Mg(SO4) · 7H2O
Coquimbite7.CB.55Fe2-xAlx(SO4)3 · 9H2O, x ~0.5
Epsomite7.CB.40MgSO4 · 7H2O
Hexahydrite7.CB.25MgSO4 · 6H2O
Magnesiocopiapite7.DB.35MgFe3+4(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O
Pickeringite7.CB.85MgAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
Rhomboclase7.CB.55(H5O2)Fe3+(SO4)2 · 2H2O
Starkeyite7.CB.15MgSO4 · 4H2O

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 29 - HYDRATED ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
Hydrated Acid Sulfates
Rhomboclase29.1.1.1(H5O2)Fe3+(SO4)2 · 2H2O
AXO4·xH2O
Epsomite29.6.11.1MgSO4 · 7H2O
Hexahydrite29.6.8.1MgSO4 · 6H2O
Starkeyite29.6.6.2MgSO4 · 4H2O
AB2(XO4)4·H2O
Pickeringite29.7.3.1MgAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
A2(XO4)3·H2O
Coquimbite29.8.3.1Fe2-xAlx(SO4)3 · 9H2O, x ~0.5
Group 31 - HYDRATED SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Miscellaneous
Magnesiocopiapite31.10.5.2MgFe3+4(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Alpersite-Mg(SO4) · 7H2O

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H CoquimbiteFe2-xAlx(SO4)3 · 9H2O, x ~0.5
H MagnesiocopiapiteMgFe43+(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O
H PickeringiteMgAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
H Rhomboclase(H5O2)Fe3+(SO4)2 · 2H2O
H AlpersiteMg(SO4) · 7H2O
H EpsomiteMgSO4 · 7H2O
H HexahydriteMgSO4 · 6H2O
H StarkeyiteMgSO4 · 4H2O
OOxygen
O CoquimbiteFe2-xAlx(SO4)3 · 9H2O, x ~0.5
O MagnesiocopiapiteMgFe43+(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O
O PickeringiteMgAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
O Rhomboclase(H5O2)Fe3+(SO4)2 · 2H2O
O AlpersiteMg(SO4) · 7H2O
O EpsomiteMgSO4 · 7H2O
O HexahydriteMgSO4 · 6H2O
O StarkeyiteMgSO4 · 4H2O
MgMagnesium
Mg MagnesiocopiapiteMgFe43+(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O
Mg PickeringiteMgAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
Mg AlpersiteMg(SO4) · 7H2O
Mg EpsomiteMgSO4 · 7H2O
Mg HexahydriteMgSO4 · 6H2O
Mg StarkeyiteMgSO4 · 4H2O
AlAluminium
Al PickeringiteMgAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
SSulfur
S PyriteFeS2
S CoquimbiteFe2-xAlx(SO4)3 · 9H2O, x ~0.5
S MagnesiocopiapiteMgFe43+(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O
S PickeringiteMgAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
S Rhomboclase(H5O2)Fe3+(SO4)2 · 2H2O
S AlpersiteMg(SO4) · 7H2O
S EpsomiteMgSO4 · 7H2O
S HexahydriteMgSO4 · 6H2O
S StarkeyiteMgSO4 · 4H2O
FeIron
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe CoquimbiteFe2-xAlx(SO4)3 · 9H2O, x ~0.5
Fe MagnesiocopiapiteMgFe43+(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O
Fe Rhomboclase(H5O2)Fe3+(SO4)2 · 2H2O

References

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Year (asc) Year (desc) Author (A-Z) Author (Z-A)
- Sáez, R., Pascual, E., Toscano, M., and Almodóvar, G.R. (1999): Mineralium Deposita 34, 549-570.
- Romero, A., I. Gonzalez & E. Galan (2006): The role of efflorescent sulfates in the storage of trace elements in stream waters polluted by acid mine-drainage: the case of Pena del Hierro, southwestern Spain. Canadian Mineralogist 44, 1431-1446.


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