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La Olmeda saltworks, La Olmeda de Jadraque, Guadalajara, Castile-La Mancha, Spaini
Regional Level Types
La Olmeda saltworks- not defined -
La Olmeda de JadraqueMunicipality
Castile-La ManchaAutonomous Community

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
41° 7' 4'' North , 2° 43' 39'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Köppen climate type:
Nearest Settlements:
Sigüenza4,818 (2013)8.9km
Atienza433 (2012)14.9km
Algora109 (2012)17.9km
Torremocha del Campo251 (2012)18.0km
Mandayona394 (2012)18.1km
Other/historical names associated with this locality:
Salinas de La Olmeda
Name(s) in local language(s):
Salinas de La Olmeda

Water evaporation saltworks from springs and wells located between the Arroyo de la Dehesa and Rio del Cubillo, at its confluence with Rio de La Hoz. The salt obtained, the halite, comes from the dissolution of salt deposits in levels of Keuper (Triassic Age). These saltworks were formerly registered under the names "La Obligada" and "San José". The saltworks form two groups, separated by the Rio del Cubillo. Even today, its installations are well maintained and in operation and well worth a visit.

Salinas de evaporación de agua de manantiales y pozos ubicados entre el Arroyo de la Dehesa y el Río del Cubillo, en su confluencia con el Río de la Hoz. La sal obtenida, la halita, proviene de la disolución de depósitos de sal en niveles de Keuper (Edad Triásica). Estas salinas se registraron anteriormente con los nombres de "La Obligada" y "San José". Las salinas forman dos grupos, separados por el Río del Cubillo. Incluso hoy, sus instalaciones están bien mantenidas y en funcionamiento, y bien merecen una visita.

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2 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Formula: CaSO4 · 2H2O
Reference: - Calvo, M. (2006): Minerales y Minas de España. Vol. VI. Sulfatos (seleniatos, teluratos), cromatos, molibdatos y wolframatos. E.T.S. Ingenieros de Minas, Fundación Gómez Pardo, Madrid., 653 pp
Formula: NaCl
Reference: - Calvo, M. (2006): Minerales y Minas de España. Vol. III, Halogenuros. Museo de Ciencias Naturales de Álava, 267 pp


List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 3 - Halides
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Gypsum7.CD.40CaSO4 · 2H2O

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Gypsum29.6.3.1CaSO4 · 2H2O

List of minerals for each chemical element

H GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
O GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
Na HaliteNaCl
S GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
Cl HaliteNaCl
Ca GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O


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Calvo, M. (2006): Minerales y Minas de España. Vol. III, Halogenuros. Museo de Ciencias Naturales de Álava, 267 pp.
Trallero Sanz, A., Arroyo San José, J., Martínez Señor, V. (2003): Las salinas de la comarca de Atienza: Una guía para conocerlas y visitarlas. Aache ediciones de Guadalajara, 127 pp.

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- (Image gallery of halites and gypsum from La Olmeda de Jadraque)

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