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Matacães, Torres Vedras, Lisbon, Portugali
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
39° 5' North , 9° 12' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Nearest Settlements:
Torres Vedras24,443 (2014)5.1km
Sobral de Monte Agraço3,406 (2018)8.3km
Pereiro da Palhacana591 (2018)8.9km
Vila Verde1,162 (2018)10.8km
Ventosa5,215 (2012)11.1km
Name(s) in local language(s):
Matacães, Torres Vedras, Distrito de Lisboa, Portugal

Matacães was a parish in the Torres Vedras municipality, 50 km north of Lisbon. Due to an administrative merger held in Jan 2013 a new and bigger parish was formed "União das Freguesias de Torres Vedras (São Pedro, Santiago, Santa Maria do Castelo e São Miguel) e Matacães".

Note: the name Matacães has a literal translation of "kill dogs" or "dog killer". This name has its origin back in the Middle Ages, in the period of the Reconquest and it.

Two reported halite occurrences registered on 26-09-1953:
- Mining concession 2879, Matacães No. 1
- Mining concession 2880, Matacães No. 2

Regions containing this locality

Eurasian PlateTectonic Plate
Iberian PeninsulaPeninsula

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List

1 valid mineral.

Detailed Mineral List:

Formula: NaCl
Reference: LNEG Siorminp database

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 3 - Halides

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification


List of minerals for each chemical element

Na HaliteNaCl
Cl HaliteNaCl

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