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Cruz dos Meninos quarry, Santa Maria, Estremoz, Évora, Portugali
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Cruz dos Meninos quarryQuarry
Santa Maria- not defined -
Estremoz- not defined -
ÉvoraDistrict
PortugalCountry

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Name(s) in local language(s):Pedreira da Cruz dos Meninos, Santa Maria, Estremoz, Distrito de Évora, Portugal
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 38° 49' 56'' North , 7° 34' 8'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 38.83237,-7.56914
GeoHash:G#: eyfsgv0qf
Locality type:Quarry
Köppen climate type:Csa : Hot-summer Mediterranean climate
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Estremoz9,350 (2014)2.0km
Borba4,586 (2014)10.4km
Vila Viçosa8,319 (2017)14.4km
Redondo5,845 (2014)20.5km
Monforte3,329 (2018)27.1km


Active marble quarry (2012).

- Collecting minerals is not allowed since 2011.

Regions containing this locality

Eurasian PlateTectonic Plate
EuropeContinent
Iberian PeninsulaPeninsula

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

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4 valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

Note: this is a very new system on mindat.org and data is currently VERY limited. Please bear with us while we work towards adding this information!

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Alphabetical List Tree Diagram

Detailed Mineral List:

Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Rui Nunes, September 2010
Dolomite
Formula: CaMg(CO3)2
Reference: Rui Nunes, September 2010
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Reference: Rui Nunes
'Limonite'
Formula: (Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Reference: Rui Nunes 2018
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Rui Nunes, September 2010

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Hematite4.CB.05Fe2O3
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Dolomite5.AB.10CaMg(CO3)2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
AB(XO3)2
Dolomite14.2.1.1CaMg(CO3)2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
C DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
OOxygen
O CalciteCaCO3
O DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
O HematiteFe2O3
O Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
MgMagnesium
Mg DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
SSulfur
S PyriteFeS2
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
FeIron
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe HematiteFe2O3
Fe Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)

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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Early Silurian - Late Ordovician
427.4 - 458.4 Ma



ID: 3188575
Paleozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Paleozoic (427.4 - 458.4 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Moura-St. Aleixo Volcanosedimentary Complex

Comments: Zona De Ossa Morena

Lithology: Sandstone-siltstone

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]

Neoproterozoic
541 - 1000 Ma



ID: 3142795
Serie Negra

Age: Neoproterozoic (541 - 1000 Ma)

Description: flysch (sediments)

Lithology: Major:{gneiss}, Minor{meta-sediment group,phyllite,quartzite}

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


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