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Gypsum outcrop, Galera, Granada, Andalusia, Spaini
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Gypsum outcropOutcrop
Galera- not defined -
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AndalusiaAutonomous Community
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Name(s) in local language(s):Afloramiento de yeso, Galera, Granada, Andalusia, Spain
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 37° 43' 26'' North , 2° 33' 6'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 37.72389,-2.55194
GeoHash:G#: eywntgmtx
Locality type:Outcrop
Köppen climate type:Csa : Hot-summer Mediterranean climate


Outcrop in Pleistocene sands and marls, with gypsum crystals, mainly and "sand roses", and menilite nodules.

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2 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Gypsum
Formula: CaSO4 · 2H2O
Reference: Calvo, M. (2014). Minerales y Minas de España. Vol VI. Sulfatos (Seleniatos, Teluratos), Cromatos, Molibdatos y Wolframatos. Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros de Minas de Madrid. Fundación Gómez Pardo. 653 págs.
Opal
Formula: SiO2 · nH2O
Reference: Calvo, M. (2016). Minerales y Minas de España. Vol VIII.Cuarzo y otros minerales de la sílice. Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros de Minas de Madrid. Fundación Gómez Pardo. 399 págs.
Opal var: Menilite
Formula: SiO2 · nH2O
Reference: Calvo, M. (2016). Minerales y Minas de España. Vol VIII.Cuarzo y otros minerales de la sílice. Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros de Minas de Madrid. Fundación Gómez Pardo. 399 págs.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Opal4.DA.10SiO2 · nH2O
var: Menilite4.DA.10SiO2 · nH2O
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
'Gypsum'7.CD.40CaSO4 · 2H2O

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 29 - HYDRATED ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4·xH2O
Gypsum29.6.3.1CaSO4 · 2H2O
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with H2O and organics
Opal75.2.1.1SiO2 · nH2O
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
var: Menilite-SiO2 · nH2O

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
H Opal (var: Menilite)SiO2 · nH2O
H OpalSiO2 · nH2O
OOxygen
O GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
O Opal (var: Menilite)SiO2 · nH2O
O OpalSiO2 · nH2O
SiSilicon
Si Opal (var: Menilite)SiO2 · nH2O
Si OpalSiO2 · nH2O
SSulfur
S GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
CaCalcium
Ca GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O

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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Quaternary - Neogene
0 - 23.03 Ma



ID: 3136516
Neogene conglomerate

Age: Cenozoic (0 - 23.03 Ma)

Lithology: Major:{conglomerate}, Minor{sand,mud}

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]

Pleistocene
0.0117 - 2.588 Ma



ID: 2512245

Age: Pleistocene (0.0117 - 2.588 Ma)

Description: Conglomerate, gravel, sand, sandstone, silt and clay. Fluvial and marine terraces

Lithology: Gravel, conglomerate, sand and silt

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

Miocene
5.333 - 23.03 Ma



ID: 3186176
Cenozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Miocene (5.333 - 23.03 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

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Calvo, M. (2014). Minerales y Minas de España. Vol VI. Sulfatos (Seleniatos, Teluratos), Cromatos, Molibdatos y Wolframatos. Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros de Minas de Madrid. Fundación Gómez Pardo. 653 págs.


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