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Sitio do Cobre Mine, Vila Velha de Ródão, Vila Velha de Ródão, Castelo Branco, Portugali
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Sitio do Cobre MineMine
Vila Velha de RódãoParish
Vila Velha de RódãoMunicipality
Castelo BrancoDistrict
PortugalCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
39° 41' 16'' North , 7° 39' 35'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Vila Velha de Ródão3,521 (2018)3.8km
São Simão / Pé da Serra250 (2011)12.5km
Cedillo574 (2012)14.4km
Nisa7,450 (2018)19.2km
Castelo Branco33,479 (2012)20.8km
Name(s) in local language(s):
Mina Sitio do Cobre, Minas dos Ingadanais, Tostão, Vila Velha de Rodão, Distrito de Castelo Branco, Portugal


In Sitio do Cobre mine are two wells with galleries / trenches aligned NE-SW, with well nº 1 to 140 m elevation and well nº 2 to 160 m elevation. It is possible to observe in these works, secondary copper minerals resulting from runoff. In well nº 2 there is a quartz vein under which the gallery follows. On the same side there is a dump with brownish yellow colour resulting from an erosion of the oxidation level (gossan) which extends up to the path that passes below the dump.

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Ruins of Ingadanais Mines by Martins da Pedra http://www.mindat.org/article.php/1620

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EuropeContinent
Iberian PeninsulaPeninsula

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13 valid minerals. 1 erroneous literature entry.

Rock Types Recorded

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Detailed Mineral List:

Antlerite
Formula: Cu3(SO4)(OH)4
Azurite
Formula: Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Reference: Martins da Pedra collection
Brochantite
Formula: Cu4(SO4)(OH)6
Reference: SXRD-analysed by Dr. Uwe Kolitsch
Cacoxenite
Formula: Fe3+24AlO6(PO4)17(OH)12 · 75H2O
Reference: Martins da Pedra collection
Chalcophyllite
Formula: Cu18Al2(AsO4)4(SO4)3(OH)24 · 36H2O
Reference: Uwe Kolitsch SXRD- and EDS-analyses ("chalcophyllite" samples were wrongly identified - they are in fact the "unnamed Cu-S-Si-O-H" phase)
Clinoclase
Formula: Cu3(AsO4)(OH)3
Reference: Martins da Pedra collection
Connellite
Formula: Cu19(SO4)(OH)32Cl4 · 3H2O
Reference: Rui P. Nunes and Martins da Pedra collections
Cuprite
Formula: Cu2O
Reference: Rui Nunes and Martins da Pedra collections
Cuprite var: Chalcotrichite
Formula: Cu2O
Reference: Rui Nunes collection
Jarosite ?
Formula: KFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Description: How was this mineral identified? We need further details.
Reference: Martins da Pedra collection
Libethenite
Formula: Cu2(PO4)(OH)
Reference: Martins da Pedra collection
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Reference: Martins da Pedra collection
Olivenite
Formula: Cu2(AsO4)(OH)
Reference: Martins da Pedra collection
Opal
Formula: SiO2 · nH2O
Reference: Martins da Pedra collection
Opal var: Opal-AN
Formula: SiO2 · nH2O
Reference: Martins da Pedra collection
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Rui Nunes collection
'Strunzite Group'
Reference: Martins da Pedra collection
'Unnamed (Cu-S-Si-O-H)'
Formula: Cu-S-Si-O-H
Reference: SXRD- and SEM-EDS-analysed by Uwe Kolitsch; Kolitsch, U. (2016): 1965) Gearksutit, nadeliger Magnetit und die unbenannte Cu-Si-S-O-H-Phase aus der Schlacke von St. Martin am Silberberg, Kärnten. Pp. 210-211 in Walter, F. et al. (2016): Neue Mineralfunde aus Österreich LXV. Carinthia II, 206./126., 203-250. [mentions that the phase is confirmed also from the slag dumps of the Sitio do Cobre Mine]

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 3 - Halides
Connellite3.DA.25Cu19(SO4)(OH)32Cl4 · 3H2O
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Cuprite4.AA.10Cu2O
var: Chalcotrichite4.AA.10Cu2O
Opal4.DA.10SiO2 · nH2O
var: Opal-AN4.DA.10SiO2 · nH2O
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Azurite5.BA.05Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Malachite5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Antlerite7.BB.15Cu3(SO4)(OH)4
Brochantite7.BB.25Cu4(SO4)(OH)6
Jarosite ?7.BC.10KFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Cacoxenite8.DC.40Fe3+24AlO6(PO4)17(OH)12 · 75H2O
Chalcophyllite ?8.DF.30Cu18Al2(AsO4)4(SO4)3(OH)24 · 36H2O
Clinoclase8.BE.20Cu3(AsO4)(OH)3
Libethenite8.BB.30Cu2(PO4)(OH)
Olivenite8.BB.30Cu2(AsO4)(OH)
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Strunzite Group'-
'Unnamed (Cu-S-Si-O-H)'-Cu-S-Si-O-H

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X
Cuprite4.1.1.1Cu2O
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Azurite16a.2.1.1Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Malachite16a.3.1.1Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 30 - ANHYDROUS SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)m(XO4)pZq, where m:p>2:1
Antlerite30.1.12.1Cu3(SO4)(OH)4
Brochantite30.1.3.1Cu4(SO4)(OH)6
(AB)2(XO4)Zq
Jarosite ?30.2.5.1KFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Group 31 - HYDRATED SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)m(XO4)pZq·xH2O, where m:p > 6:1
Connellite31.1.1.1Cu19(SO4)(OH)32Cl4 · 3H2O
Group 41 - ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)3(XO4)Zq
Clinoclase41.3.1.1Cu3(AsO4)(OH)3
A2(XO4)Zq
Libethenite41.6.6.2Cu2(PO4)(OH)
Olivenite41.6.6.1Cu2(AsO4)(OH)
Group 42 - HYDRATED PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Miscellaneous
Cacoxenite42.13.5.1Fe3+24AlO6(PO4)17(OH)12 · 75H2O
Group 43 - COMPOUND PHOSPHATES, ETC.
Hydrated Compound Phosphates, etc·, Containing Hydroxyl or Halogen
Chalcophyllite ?43.5.14.1Cu18Al2(AsO4)4(SO4)3(OH)24 · 36H2O
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with H2O and organics
Opal75.2.1.1SiO2 · nH2O
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Cuprite
var: Chalcotrichite
-Cu2O
Opal
var: Opal-AN
-SiO2 · nH2O
'Strunzite Group'-
'Unnamed (Cu-S-Si-O-H)'-Cu-S-Si-O-H

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H AntleriteCu3(SO4)(OH)4
H BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
H ConnelliteCu19(SO4)(OH)32Cl4 · 3H2O
H Unnamed (Cu-S-Si-O-H)Cu-S-Si-O-H
H ClinoclaseCu3(AsO4)(OH)3
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
H AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
H LibetheniteCu2(PO4)(OH)
H OliveniteCu2(AsO4)(OH)
H Opal (var: Opal-AN)SiO2 · nH2O
H CacoxeniteFe243+AlO6(PO4)17(OH)12 · 75H2O
H OpalSiO2 · nH2O
H JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
H ChalcophylliteCu18Al2(AsO4)4(SO4)3(OH)24 · 36H2O
CCarbon
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
C AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
OOxygen
O Cuprite (var: Chalcotrichite)Cu2O
O AntleriteCu3(SO4)(OH)4
O BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
O ConnelliteCu19(SO4)(OH)32Cl4 · 3H2O
O CupriteCu2O
O Unnamed (Cu-S-Si-O-H)Cu-S-Si-O-H
O ClinoclaseCu3(AsO4)(OH)3
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
O AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
O LibetheniteCu2(PO4)(OH)
O OliveniteCu2(AsO4)(OH)
O Opal (var: Opal-AN)SiO2 · nH2O
O CacoxeniteFe243+AlO6(PO4)17(OH)12 · 75H2O
O QuartzSiO2
O OpalSiO2 · nH2O
O JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
O ChalcophylliteCu18Al2(AsO4)4(SO4)3(OH)24 · 36H2O
AlAluminium
Al CacoxeniteFe243+AlO6(PO4)17(OH)12 · 75H2O
Al ChalcophylliteCu18Al2(AsO4)4(SO4)3(OH)24 · 36H2O
SiSilicon
Si Unnamed (Cu-S-Si-O-H)Cu-S-Si-O-H
Si Opal (var: Opal-AN)SiO2 · nH2O
Si QuartzSiO2
Si OpalSiO2 · nH2O
PPhosphorus
P LibetheniteCu2(PO4)(OH)
P CacoxeniteFe243+AlO6(PO4)17(OH)12 · 75H2O
SSulfur
S AntleriteCu3(SO4)(OH)4
S BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
S ConnelliteCu19(SO4)(OH)32Cl4 · 3H2O
S Unnamed (Cu-S-Si-O-H)Cu-S-Si-O-H
S JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
S ChalcophylliteCu18Al2(AsO4)4(SO4)3(OH)24 · 36H2O
ClChlorine
Cl ConnelliteCu19(SO4)(OH)32Cl4 · 3H2O
KPotassium
K JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
FeIron
Fe CacoxeniteFe243+AlO6(PO4)17(OH)12 · 75H2O
Fe JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
CuCopper
Cu Cuprite (var: Chalcotrichite)Cu2O
Cu AntleriteCu3(SO4)(OH)4
Cu BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
Cu ConnelliteCu19(SO4)(OH)32Cl4 · 3H2O
Cu CupriteCu2O
Cu Unnamed (Cu-S-Si-O-H)Cu-S-Si-O-H
Cu ClinoclaseCu3(AsO4)(OH)3
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
Cu AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Cu LibetheniteCu2(PO4)(OH)
Cu OliveniteCu2(AsO4)(OH)
Cu ChalcophylliteCu18Al2(AsO4)4(SO4)3(OH)24 · 36H2O
AsArsenic
As ClinoclaseCu3(AsO4)(OH)3
As OliveniteCu2(AsO4)(OH)
As ChalcophylliteCu18Al2(AsO4)4(SO4)3(OH)24 · 36H2O

Localities in this Region

  • Castelo Branco
    • Vila Velha de Ródão
      • Vila Velha de Ródão

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