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Copper Mine, Sant Gervasi de Cassoles, Collserola mountain range, Barcelona city, Barcelonès, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 41° 24' 47'' North , 2° 7' 29'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 41.41306,2.12472
GeoHash:G#: sp3e8750t
Other regions containing this locality:Iberian Peninsula
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:Csa : Hot-summer Mediterranean climate
Name(s) in local language(s):Mina de Coure, Sant Gervasi de Cassoles, Serra de Collserola, Barcelona ciutat, Barcelonès, Barcelona, Catalunya (Cataluña), España

Copper mineralization related to a small skarn, located near the cemetery.
It was operated at the beginning of the twentieth century and was partly covered by the construction of a school.

In the entire area between the cemetery of San Gervasi and the road named as "Carretera de les Aigües" occur outcrops of contact metamorphic rocks.

This site belongs to the city of Barcelona.
The area is a nature park, the sampling of minerals is prohibited.

Mineral List

8 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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Late Paleozoic
252.17 - 358.9 Ma

ID: 3186344
Paleozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Paleozoic (252.17 - 358.9 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]

Early Devonian - Ordovician
393.3 - 485.4 Ma

ID: 3156337
Ordovician shale/slate

Age: Paleozoic (393.3 - 485.4 Ma)

Description: low grade metamorphic

Lithology: Shale/slate

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]

443.8 - 541 Ma

ID: 3065480
Metamorphic rocks associated with Hercinian orogeny

Age: Paleozoic (443.8 - 541 Ma)

Description: Cornubianites i esquists. Roques de la unitat ÇOrpc afectades pel metamorfisme de contacte hercinià. Edat del metamorfisme: Carbonífer-Permià. English: Hornfels and shingles. Rocks of the ÇOrpc unit affected by the hierarchical contact metamorphism. Age of metamorphism: Carboniferous-Permian.

Reference: Institut Cartogràfic i Geològic de Catalunya. Mapa geològic comarcal de Catalunya 1:50.000. Generalitat de Catalunya. [140]

Late Cambrian - Early Cambrian
485.4 - 541 Ma

ID: 2511040

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]

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-Calderón, S.(1910). "Los Minerales de España". Junta para Ampliación de Estudios e Investigaciones Científicas. Madrid. Volumen I. 416 pp.
-Calvo, M. (2003): "Minerales y Minas de España". Vol.II Sulfuros y Sulfosales. Museo de Ciencias Naturales de Alava. 705 pp
-Gil Ibarguchi,J.I.y Julivert,M.(1988):"Petrología de la Aureola metamórfica de la granodiorita de Barcelona en la Sierra de Collserola (Tibidabo);Estudios geol., 44,: 353-374.
-Mata-Perelló, J.M. (1990) "Els Minerals de Catalunya". Institut d´Estudis Catalans. Barcelona. 441 pp
-Vaquer, R. (1973)."El Metamorfismo y las rocas plutónicas y filonianas de la sierra de Collserola (Tibidabo). Barcelona." Tes. Doc. Univ. Barc. (UB)

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