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Minera I Quarry (Ávila Quarry), Lebrija, Seville, Andalusia, Spain

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 36° North , 6° West (est.)
Margin of Error:~19km
Locality type:Quarry
Köppen climate type:Csa : Hot-summer Mediterranean climate
Name(s) in local language(s):Cantera Minera I (Cantera Ávila), Cerro del Serrano, Lebrija, Sevilla, Andalucía, España


The "Minera I" quarry is located in Serrano's Hill at 15 km ESE of Lebrija, Seville. It is an ophite quarry worked for crushed stone by Eiffage Infraestructuras. Previosly the quarry was named Ávila quarry. It is well known for the prehnites that show different morphologies and colours, but you can find also other minerals like anfibols and fluorapatite.
Recent analysis (XRD) have confirmed that the amphibol belongs to the ferro-actinolite-tremolite series, closer to tremolite end. It must be said that there is no a complete certainty because with complex amphiboles like these further analysis would be neccessary (Polarised-light microscopy and EPMA).

La cantera "Minera I" está situada en el Cerro del Serrano, a 15 km al ESE de lebrija. Es una cantera de ofita explotada para obtener áridos de machaqueo por la empresa Eiffage Infraestructuras. Anteriormente fue explotada con el nombre de cantera "Ávila". Es bien conocida por los ejemplares de prehnita, de distintos colores y morfologías, pero también pueden encontrarse otros minerales como anfíboles y fluorapatito.
Análisis recientes de XRD han confirmado que el anfíbol presente pertenece a la serie de la ferro-actinolita-tremolite series, próximo al término tremolita. Hay que aclarar que para identificar con seguridad un ejemplar de los anfíboles complejos es necesario utilizar también otras técnicas, como microscopía de luz polarizada y EPMA.

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5 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Albite
Formula: Na(AlSi3O8)
Reference: FMF Forum
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Joan Rosell - Rosell Minerals (2014)
'Ferro-Actinolite-Tremolite Series'
Reference: FMF Forum
Fluorapatite
Formula: Ca5(PO4)3F
Reference: Calvo, M. (2015). Minerales y Minas de España. Vol VII. Fosfatos, Arseniatos y Vanadatos. Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros de Minas de Madrid. Fundación Gómez Pardo. 479 págs.
Prehnite
Formula: Ca2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
Description: Nice specimens, as divergent agregates.
Reference: Calvo, M. (2018). Minerales y Minas de España. Vol IX. Silicatos. Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros de Minas de Madrid. Fundación Gómez Pardo. 767 págs.
Titanite
Formula: CaTi(SiO4)O
Reference: Calvo, M. (2018). Minerales y Minas de España. Vol IX. Silicatos. Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros de Minas de Madrid. Fundación Gómez Pardo. 767 págs.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
'Calcite'5.AB.05CaCO3
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
'Fluorapatite'8.BN.05Ca5(PO4)3F
Group 9 - Silicates
'Albite'9.FA.35Na(AlSi3O8)
'Prehnite'9.DP.20Ca2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
'Titanite'9.AG.15CaTi(SiO4)O
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Ferro-Actinolite-Tremolite Series'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Group 41 - ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
A5(XO4)3Zq
Fluorapatite41.8.1.1Ca5(PO4)3F
Group 52 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups and O,OH,F,H2O
Insular SiO4 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with cations in [6] and/or >[6] coordination
Titanite52.4.3.1CaTi(SiO4)O
Group 72 - PHYLLOSILICATES Two-Dimensional Infinite Sheets with Other Than Six-Membered Rings
Two-Dimensional Infinite Sheets with Other Than Six-Membered Rings with 4-membered rings
Prehnite72.1.3.1Ca2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
Group 76 - TECTOSILICATES Al-Si Framework
Al-Si Framework with Al-Si frameworks
Albite76.1.3.1Na(AlSi3O8)
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Ferro-Actinolite-Tremolite Series'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H PrehniteCa2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
OOxygen
O AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
O CalciteCaCO3
O FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
O PrehniteCa2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
O TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
FFluorine
F FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
NaSodium
Na AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
AlAluminium
Al AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Al PrehniteCa2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
SiSilicon
Si AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Si PrehniteCa2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
Si TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
PPhosphorus
P FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
Ca PrehniteCa2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
Ca TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
TiTitanium
Ti TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O

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Calvo, M. (2018). Minerales y Minas de España. Vol IX. Silicatos. Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros de Minas de Madrid. Fundación Gómez Pardo. 767 págs.

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