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La Sorpresa Mine (Nieves Mine; Trinidad Mine), Montoro, Córdoba, Andalusia, Spain

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 38° 7' 53'' North , 4° 16' 36'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 38.13139,-4.27667
Other regions containing this locality:Iberian Peninsula
Köppen climate type:Csa : Hot-summer Mediterranean climate
Name(s) in local language(s):Mina la Sorpresa (Mina Nieves, Mina Trinidad), Montoro, Córdoba, Andalucía, España


Mine or group of mines located in the "Cerro Cabezas" formerly known as "El Cerro del Vidrio", located between the Kilometers 24 and 25 of the road from Villar del Rio to Cardena and were exploited in the first half of the century XX for the extraction of Tungsten.
It is of mineralization associated with some veins of Quartz and porphyritic granite probably associated with hydrothermal phenomena and alteration type greisen.




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4 valid minerals.

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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Carboniferous - Devonian
298.9 - 419.2 Ma



ID: 2500905

Age: Paleozoic (298.9 - 419.2 Ma)

Description: Slate and greywacke; conglomerate and limestone

Lithology: Conglomerate, sandstone, slate and limestone. coal

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

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References

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-Ariza, R. (1906). La explotación de minas de tugsteno en la provincia de Córdoba. Revista Minera, metalúrgica y de Ingeniería, 57, 121-122
-Calderón,S. (1910). Los Minerales de España. Junta para Ampliación de Estudios e Investigaciónes Científicas. Madrid. Volumen 2. 563 págs.
-Calvo, M. (2009): Minerales y Minas de España. Vol. IV, Óxidos e Hidróxidos. Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros de Minas de Madrid - Fundación Gómez Pardo. 752 pp
-Calvo, M. (2014) "Minerales y Minas de España", Vol. VI (Sulfatos (seleniatos, teluratos),cromatos,molibdatos y wolframatos). Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros de Minas. Madrid

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