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Castanheira, Albergaria da Serra, Arouca, Aveiro, Portugali
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Albergaria da Serra- not defined -
Arouca- not defined -
AveiroDistrict
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Name(s) in local language(s):Castanheira, Albergaria da Serra, Arouca, Distrito de Aveiro, Portugal
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 40° 51' 2'' North , 8° 16' 59'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 40.85062,-8.28314
GeoHash:G#: ez607s8kh
Köppen climate type:Csb : Warm-summer Mediterranean climate
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Macieira de Cambra4,909 (2018)7.6km
Vale de Cambra7,649 (2014)9.3km
Vila Chã4,295 (2018)15.5km
São Roque5,575 (2018)16.0km
Oliveira de Azemeis11,771 (2014)16.2km


Granite outcrop very rich in discoidal biotite nodules http://www.mindat.org/photo-159429.html

It is a rare type of granite with plagioclase, muscovite and biotite containing rounded nodules of biotite. These nodules are progressively detached by erosion resembling to the local people a rock that gives birth.

Besides biotite, the mineralogical composition of these nodules comprises quartz, orthoclase, albite and muscovite. The acessory minerals zircon, apatite, rutile, titanite, chlorite, fibrolite and silimanite have also been identified [C.T. Assunção & C. Teixeira (Boletim do Museu e Laboratório Mineralógico e Geológico Faculdade de Ciências, 1957, v. 27, pp. 7-17)].


Casa das Pedras Parideiras http://www.mindat.org/mesg-25-279737.html

Regions containing this locality

Eurasian PlateTectonic Plate
EuropeContinent
Iberian PeninsulaPeninsula

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

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8 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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Detailed Mineral List:

Albite
Formula: Na(AlSi3O8)
Reference: According to pioneer work carried out in the 1950s by C.T Assunção & C.Teixeira (Boletim do Museu e Laboratório Mineralógico e Geológico Faculdadede Ciências, 1954, v.27, pp.7–17).
'Apatite'
Reference: According to pioneer work carried out in the 1950s by C.T Assunção & C.Teixeira (Boletim do Museu e Laboratório Mineralógico e Geológico Faculdadede Ciências, 1954, v.27, pp.7–17).
'Biotite'
Reference: - According to pioneer work carried out in the 1950s by C.T Assunção & C.Teixeira (Boletim do Museu e Laboratório Mineralógico e Geológico Faculdadede Ciências, 1954, v.27, pp.7–17). - Rui Nunes October 2011.
'Chlorite Group'
Reference: According to pioneer work carried out in the 1950s by C.T Assunção & C.Teixeira (Boletim do Museu e Laboratório Mineralógico e Geológico Faculdadede Ciências, 1954, v.27, pp.7–17).
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: According to pioneer work carried out in the 1950s by C.T Assunção & C.Teixeira (Boletim do Museu e Laboratório Mineralógico e Geológico Faculdadede Ciências, 1954, v.27, pp.7–17).
Orthoclase
Formula: K(AlSi3O8)
Reference: According to pioneer work carried out in the 1950s by C.T Assunção & C.Teixeira (Boletim do Museu e Laboratório Mineralógico e Geológico Faculdadede Ciências, 1954, v.27, pp.7–17).
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: - According to pioneer work carried out in the 1950s by C.T Assunção & C.Teixeira (Boletim do Museu e Laboratório Mineralógico e Geológico Faculdadede Ciências, 1954, v.27, pp.7–17). - Rui Nunes October 2011.
Rutile
Formula: TiO2
Reference: According to pioneer work carried out in the 1950s by C.T Assunção & C.Teixeira (Boletim do Museu e Laboratório Mineralógico e Geológico Faculdadede Ciências, 1954, v.27, pp.7–17).
Sillimanite
Formula: Al2(SiO4)O
Reference: According to pioneer work carried out in the 1950s by C.T Assunção & C.Teixeira (Boletim do Museu e Laboratório Mineralógico e Geológico Faculdadede Ciências, 1954, v.27, pp.7–17).
Sillimanite var: Fibrolite
Formula: Al2(SiO4)O
Reference: According to pioneer work carried out in the 1950s by C.T Assunção & C.Teixeira (Boletim do Museu e Laboratório Mineralógico e Geológico Faculdadede Ciências, 1954, v.27, pp.7–17).
Titanite
Formula: CaTi(SiO4)O
Reference: According to pioneer work carried out in the 1950s by C.T Assunção & C.Teixeira (Boletim do Museu e Laboratório Mineralógico e Geológico Faculdadede Ciências, 1954, v.27, pp.7–17).
'Tourmaline'
Formula: A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
Reference: Rui Nunes' info 2019
Zircon
Formula: Zr(SiO4)
Reference: According to pioneer work carried out in the 1950s by C.T Assunção & C.Teixeira (Boletim do Museu e Laboratório Mineralógico e Geológico Faculdadede Ciências, 1954, v.27, pp.7–17).

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Rutile4.DB.05TiO2
Group 9 - Silicates
Albite9.FA.35Na(AlSi3O8)
Muscovite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Orthoclase9.FA.30K(AlSi3O8)
Sillimanite9.AF.05Al2(SiO4)O
var: Fibrolite9.AF.05Al2(SiO4)O
Titanite9.AG.15CaTi(SiO4)O
Zircon9.AD.30Zr(SiO4)
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Apatite'-
'Biotite'-
'Chlorite Group'-
'Tourmaline'-A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
AX2
Rutile4.4.1.1TiO2
Group 51 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups Only
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in >[6] coordination
Zircon51.5.2.1Zr(SiO4)
Group 52 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups and O,OH,F,H2O
Insular SiO4 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with cations in [4] and >[4] coordination
Sillimanite52.2.2a.1Al2(SiO4)O
Insular SiO4 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with cations in [6] and/or >[6] coordination
Titanite52.4.3.1CaTi(SiO4)O
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Muscovite71.2.2a.1KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Group 76 - TECTOSILICATES Al-Si Framework
Al-Si Framework with Al-Si frameworks
Albite76.1.3.1Na(AlSi3O8)
Orthoclase76.1.1.1K(AlSi3O8)
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Apatite'-
'Biotite'-
'Chlorite Group'-
Sillimanite
var: Fibrolite
-Al2(SiO4)O
'Tourmaline'-A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
BBoron
B TourmalineA(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
OOxygen
O ZirconZr(SiO4)
O AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O OrthoclaseK(AlSi3O8)
O QuartzSiO2
O RutileTiO2
O TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
O Sillimanite (var: Fibrolite)Al2(SiO4)O
O SillimaniteAl2(SiO4)O
O TourmalineA(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
NaSodium
Na AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
AlAluminium
Al AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al OrthoclaseK(AlSi3O8)
Al Sillimanite (var: Fibrolite)Al2(SiO4)O
Al SillimaniteAl2(SiO4)O
SiSilicon
Si ZirconZr(SiO4)
Si AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si OrthoclaseK(AlSi3O8)
Si QuartzSiO2
Si TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
Si Sillimanite (var: Fibrolite)Al2(SiO4)O
Si SillimaniteAl2(SiO4)O
KPotassium
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
K OrthoclaseK(AlSi3O8)
CaCalcium
Ca TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
TiTitanium
Ti RutileTiO2
Ti TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
ZrZirconium
Zr ZirconZr(SiO4)

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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Paleozoic
251.902 - 541 Ma



ID: 3136058
Palaeozoic granite

Age: Phanerozoic (251.902 - 541 Ma)

Lithology: Granite group

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]

Cambrian
485.4 - 541 Ma



ID: 3193156
Paleozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Cambrian (485.4 - 541 Ma)

Lithology: Sedimentary 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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C.T. Assunção & C. Teixeira, Boletim do Museu e Laboratório Mineralógico e Geológico Faculdade de Ciências, 1957, v. 27, pp. 7-17.
Peter Perkins, Arouca Geopark in Blackwell Publishing Ltd, The Geologists’ Association & The Geological Society of London, Geology Today, Vol. 27, No. 2, pages 49/50 March–April 2011.


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