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El Soplao cave, La Florida mining area, Sierra de Arnero, Cantabria, Spaini
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El Soplao caveCave
La Florida mining areaArea
Sierra de ArneroSierra
CantabriaAutonomous Community
SpainCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
43° 17' 44'' North , 4° 24' 37'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Köppen climate type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
San Vicente de la Barquera4,475 (2011)10.0km
Ruente992 (2012)12.3km
Comillas2,439 (2013)13.9km
Cabezón de la Sal8,057 (2012)14.2km
Barrio de la Iglesia772 (2012)16.0km
Name(s) in local language(s):
Cueva de El Soplao, Zona minera de La Florida, Sierra de Arnero, Cantabria, España


Large cave inside the La Florida mines, noted mainly by the eccentric aragonite concretions. Open to tourists.

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Standard Detailed Gallery Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


7 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Aragonite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Calvo, M. (2012): Minerales y Minas de España. Vol. V, Carbonatos y Nitratos. Boratos. Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros de Minas de Madrid - Fundación Gómez Pardo. 711 pp.
Birnessite
Formula: (Na,Ca)0.5(Mn4+,Mn3+)2O4 · 1.5H2O
Reference: Rossi, C., Lozano, R.P., Isanta, N. y Hellstrom, J. (2010). Manganese stromatolites in caves: El Soplao (Cantabria, Spain). Geology, 38, 1119–1122
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Calvo, M. (2012): Minerales y Minas de España. Vol. V, Carbonatos y Nitratos. Boratos. Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros de Minas de Madrid - Fundación Gómez Pardo. 711 pp.
Dolomite
Formula: CaMg(CO3)2
Reference: Calvo, M. (2012): Minerales y Minas de España. Vol. V, Carbonatos y Nitratos. Boratos. Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros de Minas de Madrid - Fundación Gómez Pardo. 711 pp.
Goethite
Formula: α-Fe3+O(OH)
Reference: Rossi, C., Lozano, R.P., Isanta, N. y Hellstrom, J. (2010). Manganese stromatolites in caves: El Soplao (Cantabria, Spain). Geology, 38, 1119–1122
Hausmannite
Formula: Mn2+Mn3+2O4
Reference: Rossi, C., Lozano, R.P., Isanta, N. y Hellstrom, J. (2010). Manganese stromatolites in caves: El Soplao (Cantabria, Spain). Geology, 38, 1119–1122
Ranciéite
Formula: (Ca,Mn2+)0.2(Mn4+,Mn3+)O2 · 0.6H2O
Reference: Rossi, C., Lozano, R.P., Isanta, N. y Hellstrom, J. (2010). Manganese stromatolites in caves: El Soplao (Cantabria, Spain). Geology, 38, 1119–1122
'Zaccagnaite-3R'
Reference: Lozano, R.P., Rossi,C., La Iglesia, A. y Matesanz, E. (2012). Zaccagnaite-3R, a new Zn-Al hydrotalcite polytype from El Soplao cave (Cantabria, Spain). American Mineralogist, 97, 513–523,

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Birnessite4.FL.45(Na,Ca)0.5(Mn4+,Mn3+)2O4 · 1.5H2O
Goethite4.00.α-Fe3+O(OH)
Hausmannite4.BB.10Mn2+Mn3+2O4
Ranciéite4.FL.40(Ca,Mn2+)0.2(Mn4+,Mn3+)O2 · 0.6H2O
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Aragonite5.AB.15CaCO3
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Dolomite5.AB.10CaMg(CO3)2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Zaccagnaite-3R'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 6 - HYDROXIDES AND OXIDES CONTAINING HYDROXYL
XO(OH)
Goethite6.1.1.2α-Fe3+O(OH)
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Hausmannite7.2.7.1Mn2+Mn3+2O4
(AB)2X3
Birnessite7.5.3.1(Na,Ca)0.5(Mn4+,Mn3+)2O4 · 1.5H2O
AB4X9
Ranciéite7.10.1.1(Ca,Mn2+)0.2(Mn4+,Mn3+)O2 · 0.6H2O
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
AB(XO3)2
Dolomite14.2.1.1CaMg(CO3)2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Aragonite-CaCO3
'Zaccagnaite-3R'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
H Birnessite(Na,Ca)0.5(Mn4+,Mn3+)2O4 · 1.5H2O
H Ranciéite(Ca,Mn2+)0.2(Mn4+,Mn3+)O2 · 0.6H2O
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
C AragoniteCaCO3
C DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
OOxygen
O CalciteCaCO3
O AragoniteCaCO3
O HausmanniteMn2+Mn23+O4
O Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
O Birnessite(Na,Ca)0.5(Mn4+,Mn3+)2O4 · 1.5H2O
O Ranciéite(Ca,Mn2+)0.2(Mn4+,Mn3+)O2 · 0.6H2O
O DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
NaSodium
Na Birnessite(Na,Ca)0.5(Mn4+,Mn3+)2O4 · 1.5H2O
MgMagnesium
Mg DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca AragoniteCaCO3
Ca Birnessite(Na,Ca)0.5(Mn4+,Mn3+)2O4 · 1.5H2O
Ca Ranciéite(Ca,Mn2+)0.2(Mn4+,Mn3+)O2 · 0.6H2O
Ca DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
MnManganese
Mn HausmanniteMn2+Mn23+O4
Mn Birnessite(Na,Ca)0.5(Mn4+,Mn3+)2O4 · 1.5H2O
Mn Ranciéite(Ca,Mn2+)0.2(Mn4+,Mn3+)O2 · 0.6H2O
FeIron
Fe Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)

References

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Year (asc) Year (desc) Author (A-Z) Author (Z-A)
Calvo, M. (2012): Minerales y Minas de España. Vol. V, Carbonatos y Nitratos. Boratos. Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros de Minas de Madrid - Fundación Gómez Pardo. 711 pp.
García, G., Palero, F. J.; Rabadán, J. and Hedrosa, M. (2007). Las minas de La Florida. Bocamina (20)
Lozano, R.P., Rossi,C., La Iglesia, A. y Matesanz, E. (2012). Zaccagnaite-3R, a new Zn-Al hydrotalcite polytype from El Soplao cave (Cantabria, Spain). American Mineralogist, 97, 513–523,
Rossi, C., Lozano, R.P., Isanta, N. y Hellstrom, J. (2010). Manganese stromatolites in caves: El Soplao (Cantabria, Spain). Geology, 38, 1119–1122.

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