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Baelo-Claudia San Bartolome quarry, Tarifa, Cádiz, Andalusia, Spain

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 36° 4' 26'' North , 5° 43' 38'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 36.0738888889, -5.72722222222
Name(s) in local language(s):Cantera Baelo-Claudia San Bartolomé, Tarifa, Cádiz, Andalucía, España
Other regions containing this locality:Iberian Peninsula

Roman quarry exploited during the first century to build the 5.7 Km long aqueduct from Punta Paloma wellspring to the old Roman village of Baelo Claudia, in Tarifa municipality, Cadiz province, Andalusia.

Karstic calcite is found filling some veins. Romans used calcite to manufacture mortar coating used inside the aqueduct. This calcite is very fluorescent under LW UV, in yellow-green or orange-pink depending if it is interior or external material.

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1 valid mineral.

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Baelo Claudia: una ciudad romana de la Bética, Pierre Sillières, Casa de Velázquez - Junta de Andalucía 1997, ISBN 84-86839-84-X

External Links (discussion about the locality with comments on fluorescence of species, pictures and literature, in Spanish language)

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