Inactive coal-lignite mine.
No. 2136 "Guimarota II", registered on 31-05-1945
No. 1747 "Guimarota", registered on 07-08-1930
Note: this mine is in the locality, parish, municipality and district of Leiria.
The Camadas de Guimarota, simply Guimarota, or Camadas de Alcobaça is a disused coal mine near the city of Leiria in central Portugal. This is an important geological formation dating back to the Kimmeridgian age of the Late Jurassic period it contains a diverse array of fossil animals and plants including dinosaurs and mammals. The locality was extensively worked by paleontologists from the Free University of Berlin but this activity stopped in 1982.
Regions containing this locality
|Eurasian Plate||Tectonic Plate|
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1 valid mineral.
Rock Types Recorded
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Detailed Mineral List:
Reference: Tiago Guia collection; Tiago Guia's collection
List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification
|Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates|
List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification
|Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES|
List of minerals for each chemical element
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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5.333 - 23.03 Ma
145 - 201.3 Ma
|Mesozoic sedimentary rocks|
Age: Jurassic (145 - 201.3 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.