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Tres Hermanos Mine, Pilotuerto, Tineo, Asturias, Spain

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 43° 17' 47'' North , 6° 26' 20'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 43.29639,-6.43889
GeoHash:G#: ezeqm3z7e
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:Csb : Warm-summer Mediterranean climate
Name(s) in local language(s):Mina Tres Hermanos, Pilotuerto, Tineo, Asturias, España


The graphite is formed by the action of a porphyry intrusion on coalbeds. Graphite is microcrystalline, and prisms are formed by columnar partition.

Regions containing this locality

Iberian Peninsula

Peninsula - 1,540 mineral species & varietal names listed

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

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1 valid mineral.

Detailed Mineral List:

Graphite
Formula: C
Reference: Solans Huguet, J. & Escayo Morán, M.A.(1982): Minerales y Rocas de Asturias

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
'Graphite'1.CB.05aC

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Semi-metals and non-metals
Graphite1.3.6.2C

List of minerals for each chemical element

CCarbon
C GraphiteC

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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Cambrian
485.4 - 541 Ma



ID: 3131355
Cambrian meta-sandstone

Age: Cambrian (485.4 - 541 Ma)

Description: undifferentiated metamorphic

Lithology: Major:{meta-sandstone}, Minor{marble,shale/slate,greenschist}

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]

Late Cambrian - Early Cambrian
485.4 - 541 Ma



ID: 2511013

Age: Cambrian (485.4 - 541 Ma)

Description: Sandstone, slate, quartzite or limestone and conglomerate

Lithology: Quartzite, slate, sandstone and limestone

Reference: Mapa Geológico de la Península Ibérica, Baleares y Canarias a escala 1:1.000.000. Instituto Geológico y Minero de España. [77]

Precambrian
541 - 4000 Ma



ID: 3192201
Precambrian crystalline metamorphic rocks

Age: Precambrian (541 - 4000 Ma)

Comments: Cantabrian Orogen

Lithology: Crystalline metamorphic rocks

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]

Data and map coding provided by Macrostrat.org, used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License

References

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Calvo, M. (2003) Minerales y Minas de España. Vol I. Elementos. Museo de Ciencias Naturales de Alava. Vitoria. 156 págs.


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