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Cerro Pastora, Torrox, Málaga, Andalusia, Spain

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Migmatites and granulitic gneiss including quartz veins with open joints, and pegmatitic veins. The whole unit is affected by regional migmatitization of the betic range (anatexia), in a context of colisional tectonic settings. Foliated schist are also presented as crystalline in conjunction with micaceous gneis.
Quartz crystals are also "faden type", mainly developed in vertical joints sets with muscovite and feldspar.
The outcrop is famous as large crystals up to 8cm of schorl tourmaline settled in pegmatitic veins with muscovite crystal up to 10cm. Transparent quartz is found in clayey pocket with muscovite and microcline.

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- Garcia Casco A. (1993). Evolucion metamorfica del complejo gneisico de Torrox y series adyacentes. 456 pp. Department of Petrology and Mineralogy. Thesis University of Granada Spain
- Romero Silva JC (2003. Minerales y Rocas de la provincia de Malaga. Edited by CEDMA Malaga County council. 318pages. 1 map.

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