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Ambiciosa Mine, Vide de Alba, Losacino, Zamora, Castile and Leon, Spaini
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Ambiciosa MineMine
Vide de Alba- not defined -
Losacino- not defined -
Zamora- not defined -
Castile and LeonAutonomous Community
SpainCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
41° 40' 17'' North , 6° 7' 5'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Vegalatrave147 (2012)3.3km
Losacino291 (2012)3.4km
Samir de los Caños221 (2012)3.8km
Fonfría1,029 (2012)4.5km
Gallegos del Río722 (2012)8.5km
Name(s) in local language(s):
Mina Ambiciosa, Vide de Alba, Municipio de Losacino, Zamora


Mine located southwest of the town of Vide de Alba in the municipality of Losacinos where an important lenticular mass of baryte (10-15 m) was mined.

This is a perfect example of stratiform deposit of baryte of origin volcano-sedimentary (SEDEX), with subvertical disposition between materials of the Silurian and lenticular structure (boudin).
Between the mass of baryte are found associated sulfides, especially tetrahedrite, giving a number of alteration minerals including any uncommon like camerolaite.

Regions containing this locality

Eurasian PlateTectonic Plate
EuropeContinent
Iberian PeninsulaPeninsula

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


12 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Allophane
Formula: (Al2O3)(SiO2)1.3-2 · 2.5-3H2O
Reference: Garcia Guinea J.y Martinez Frias J.(1992),Recursos Minerales de España. Consejo Superior de Invest. Científicas (176-183)
Azurite
Formula: Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
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. Madrid
Baryte
Formula: BaSO4
Reference: Moro, M.C., Arribas, A. y Cembranos, M.L. (1987). Celestina en el yacimiento sedimentario de barita de Vide de Alba (provincia de Zamora). Aspectos mineralógicos y genéticos. Boletín de la Sociedad Española de Mineralogía, 10(1), 34; Calvo, Miguel. (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.
'Bindheimite'
Formula: Pb2Sb2O6O
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. Madrid
Camérolaite
Formula: Cu6Al3(OH)18(H2O)2[Sb(OH)6](SO4)
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. Madrid
Celestine
Formula: SrSO4
Reference: Calvo, Miguel. (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.
Celsian
Formula: Ba(Al2Si2O8)
Reference: Moro, M.C.,Cembranos,M.L. y Fernandez,A. (2001) Celsian, (Ba,K)-feldspar and cymrite from SEDEX barite deposits of Zamora, Spain. The Canadian Mineralogist, 39, 1039-1051
Cymrite
Formula: BaAl2Si2(O,OH)8 · H2O
Reference: Moro, M.C.,Cembranos,M.L. y Fernandez,A. (2001) Celsian, (Ba,K)-feldspar and cymrite from SEDEX barite deposits of Zamora, Spain. The Canadian Mineralogist, 39, 1039-1051
Dolomite
Formula: CaMg(CO3)2
Reference: Garcia Guinea J.y Martinez Frias J.(1992),Recursos Minerales de España. Consejo Superior de Invest. Científicas (176-183)
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Garcia Guinea J.y Martinez Frias J.(1992),Recursos Minerales de España. Consejo Superior de Invest. Científicas (176-183)
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Col. Agustin Agudo Espinosa.
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: Garcia Guinea J.y Martinez Frias J.(1992),Recursos Minerales de España. Consejo Superior de Invest. Científicas (176-183)
Tetrahedrite
Formula: Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Reference: Garcia Guinea J.y Martinez Frias J.(1992),Recursos Minerales de España. Consejo Superior de Invest. Científicas (176-183)

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Tetrahedrite2.GB.05Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
'Bindheimite'4.DH.20Pb2Sb2O6O
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Azurite5.BA.05Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Dolomite5.AB.10CaMg(CO3)2
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Baryte7.AD.35BaSO4
Camérolaite7.DE.75Cu6Al3(OH)18(H2O)2[Sb(OH)6](SO4)
Celestine7.AD.35SrSO4
Group 9 - Silicates
Allophane9.ED.20(Al2O3)(SiO2)1.3-2 · 2.5-3H2O
Celsian9.FA.30Ba(Al2Si2O8)
Cymrite9.EG.05BaAl2Si2(O,OH)8 · H2O

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 3 - SULFOSALTS
3 <ø < 4
Tetrahedrite3.3.6.1Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
AB(XO3)2
Dolomite14.2.1.1CaMg(CO3)2
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Azurite16a.2.1.1Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Baryte28.3.1.1BaSO4
Celestine28.3.1.2SrSO4
Group 44 - ANTIMONATES
A2X2O6(O,OH,F)
'Bindheimite'44.1.1.2Pb2Sb2O6O
Miscellaneous
Camérolaite44.3.11.1Cu6Al3(OH)18(H2O)2[Sb(OH)6](SO4)
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 1:1 layers
Allophane71.1.5.1(Al2O3)(SiO2)1.3-2 · 2.5-3H2O
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Group 76 - TECTOSILICATES Al-Si Framework
Al-Si Framework with Al-Si frameworks
Celsian76.1.1.4Ba(Al2Si2O8)
Group 78 - Unclassified Silicates
Miscellaneous
Cymrite78.1.3.1BaAl2Si2(O,OH)8 · H2O

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Allophane(Al2O3)(SiO2)1.3-2 · 2.5-3H2O
H CymriteBaAl2Si2(O,OH)8 · H2O
H CamérolaiteCu6Al3(OH)18(H2O)2[Sb(OH)6](SO4)
H AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
CCarbon
C DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
C AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
OOxygen
O CelestineSrSO4
O BaryteBaSO4
O DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
O Allophane(Al2O3)(SiO2)1.3-2 · 2.5-3H2O
O QuartzSiO2
O CymriteBaAl2Si2(O,OH)8 · H2O
O CelsianBa(Al2Si2O8)
O CamérolaiteCu6Al3(OH)18(H2O)2[Sb(OH)6](SO4)
O AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
O BindheimitePb2Sb2O6O
MgMagnesium
Mg DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
AlAluminium
Al Allophane(Al2O3)(SiO2)1.3-2 · 2.5-3H2O
Al CymriteBaAl2Si2(O,OH)8 · H2O
Al CelsianBa(Al2Si2O8)
Al CamérolaiteCu6Al3(OH)18(H2O)2[Sb(OH)6](SO4)
SiSilicon
Si Allophane(Al2O3)(SiO2)1.3-2 · 2.5-3H2O
Si QuartzSiO2
Si CymriteBaAl2Si2(O,OH)8 · H2O
Si CelsianBa(Al2Si2O8)
SSulfur
S CelestineSrSO4
S BaryteBaSO4
S SphaleriteZnS
S TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
S PyriteFeS2
S CamérolaiteCu6Al3(OH)18(H2O)2[Sb(OH)6](SO4)
CaCalcium
Ca DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
FeIron
Fe TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Fe PyriteFeS2
CuCopper
Cu TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Cu CamérolaiteCu6Al3(OH)18(H2O)2[Sb(OH)6](SO4)
Cu AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
Zn TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
SrStrontium
Sr CelestineSrSO4
SbAntimony
Sb TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Sb CamérolaiteCu6Al3(OH)18(H2O)2[Sb(OH)6](SO4)
Sb BindheimitePb2Sb2O6O
BaBarium
Ba BaryteBaSO4
Ba CymriteBaAl2Si2(O,OH)8 · H2O
Ba CelsianBa(Al2Si2O8)
PbLead
Pb BindheimitePb2Sb2O6O

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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Silurian
419.2 - 443.8 Ma



ID: 3157946
Silurian shale/slate

Age: Silurian (419.2 - 443.8 Ma)

Description: undifferentiated metamorphic

Lithology: Major:{shale/slate}, Minor{quartzite,siliceous ooze,greenschist}

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]

Silurian
419.2 - 443.8 Ma



ID: 2498488

Age: Silurian (419.2 - 443.8 Ma)

Description: Ampelite, quartzite, chert, and volcaniclastic rocks

Lithology: Sandstone, slate 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]

Ordovician
443.8 - 485.4 Ma



ID: 3185519
Paleozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Ordovician (443.8 - 485.4 Ma)

Comments: Cantabrian Orogen

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

References

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Garcia Guinea, J. and Martinez Frias, J. (1992): Recursos Minerales de España. Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (pp. 176-183).
Moro M.C. (1980), Las Mineralizaciones de barita y sulfuros asociados al Sinclinorio de Alcañices-Carbajales de Alba.- Rev. Real. Acad. de Ciencias Exactas Físicas y Naturales., Programa Internacional de correlación Geológica (PICG), 281-298.
Perez del Villar L., Moro M.C. and Cembranos M.L. (1992): ALLOPHANE IN WEATHERED ZONES OF BARITE ORE DEPOSITS (VIDE DE ALBA AND SAN BLAS, ZAMORA,SPAIN);MINERALOGY AND GENESIS. Clay Minerals 27, 309-323.
Calvo, M. (2014) "Minerales y Minas de España", Vol. VI (Sulfatos (seleniatos, teluratos),cromatos,molibdatos y wolframatos). Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros de Minas. Madrid
Moro, M.C., Cembranos,M.L. y Perez del Villar, L. (1993). Cymrite in the stratiform barite deposits of Zamora province (Central West Spain). En: Current Research in Geology Applied to Ore Deposits. (Fenoll,P. Torres,J. y Gervilla,F. eds) Universidad de Granada. 175-178.
Moro, M.C.,Cembranos,M.L. y Fernandez,A. (2001) Celsian, (Ba,K)-feldspar and cymrite from SEDEX barite deposits of Zamora, Spain. The Canadian Mineralogist, 39, 1039-1051.
Calvo, Miguel. (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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