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Salt deposits, Suria, Bages, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spaini
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Salt depositsGroup of Deposits
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Name(s) in local language(s):Depósitos salinos, Suria (Súria), Bages, Barcelona, Cataluña, España
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 41° 49' 42'' North , 1° 46' 1'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 41.82833,1.76694
GeoHash:G#: sp3mbnwes
Locality type:Group of Deposits
Köppen climate type:Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Súria6,230 (2010)1.5km
Balsareny3,233 (2012)9.6km
Sant Joan de Vilatorrada10,779 (2010)9.7km
Sallent7,107 (2012)10.6km
Fonollosa1,239 (2012)10.9km


Salt deposits from Upper Eocene age, located in the extensive "Cuenca Potasica Catalana" (Catalonian Potassic Basin). Unlike those in Cardona and Sallent-Balsareny, the evaporite layers are inclined, acording an anticlinal structure. They were exploited for halite since the second third of the nineteenth century. Potassium salts were discovered in 1911, and have been mainly exploited for these since this date. Thus, in 1956 were exploited around 470.000 tons of potasium salts a year. Halite is currently exploited as a "byproduct" of the potash mining, yielding about 200,000 tons a year, mainly used for road maintenance in winter.

Regions containing this locality

Eurasian PlateTectonic Plate
EuropeContinent
Iberian PeninsulaPeninsula

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


5 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Anhydrite
Formula: CaSO4
Reference: - Calvo, M. (2006): Minerales y Minas de España. Vol. III, Halogenuros. Museo de Ciencias Naturales de Álava, 267 pp
Carnallite
Formula: KMgCl3 · 6H2O
Reference: - Calvo, M. (2006): Minerales y Minas de España. Vol. III, Halogenuros. Museo de Ciencias Naturales de Álava, 267 pp
Gypsum
Formula: CaSO4 · 2H2O
Reference: - Calvo, M. (2006): Minerales y Minas de España. Vol. III, Halogenuros. Museo de Ciencias Naturales de Álava, 267 pp
Halite
Formula: NaCl
Reference: - Calvo, M. (2006): Minerales y Minas de España. Vol. III, Halogenuros. Museo de Ciencias Naturales de Álava, 267 pp
'Sylvinite'
Reference: - Calvo, M. (2006): Minerales y Minas de España. Vol. III, Halogenuros. Museo de Ciencias Naturales de Álava, 267 pp
Sylvite
Formula: KCl
Reference: - Calvo, M. (2006): Minerales y Minas de España. Vol. III, Halogenuros. Museo de Ciencias Naturales de Álava, 267 pp

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 3 - Halides
Carnallite3.BA.10KMgCl3 · 6H2O
Halite3.AA.20NaCl
Sylvite3.AA.20KCl
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Anhydrite7.AD.30CaSO4
Gypsum7.CD.40CaSO4 · 2H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Sylvinite'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX
Halite9.1.1.1NaCl
Sylvite9.1.1.2KCl
Group 11 - HALIDE COMPLEXES
AmBX3
Carnallite11.1.2.1KMgCl3 · 6H2O
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Anhydrite28.3.2.1CaSO4
Group 29 - HYDRATED ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4·xH2O
Gypsum29.6.3.1CaSO4 · 2H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Sylvinite'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H CarnalliteKMgCl3 · 6H2O
H GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
OOxygen
O AnhydriteCaSO4
O CarnalliteKMgCl3 · 6H2O
O GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
NaSodium
Na HaliteNaCl
MgMagnesium
Mg CarnalliteKMgCl3 · 6H2O
SSulfur
S AnhydriteCaSO4
S GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
ClChlorine
Cl CarnalliteKMgCl3 · 6H2O
Cl HaliteNaCl
Cl SylviteKCl
KPotassium
K CarnalliteKMgCl3 · 6H2O
K SylviteKCl
CaCalcium
Ca AnhydriteCaSO4
Ca GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O

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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Miocene - Oligocene
5.333 - 33.9 Ma



ID: 3189183
Cenozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Cenozoic (5.333 - 33.9 Ma)

Comments: Ebro Basin; Ebro Basin

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]

Miocene - Eocene
5.333 - 56 Ma



ID: 2513489

Age: Cenozoic (5.333 - 56 Ma)

Description: Calcareous turbidites. Limestone, sandy limestone, sandstone and sandy marl

Lithology: Conglomerate, sandstone, clay and limestone. evaporites

Reference: Mapa Geológico de la Península Ibérica, Baleares y Canarias a escala 1:1.000.000. Instituto Geológico y Minero de España. [77]

Oligocene
23.03 - 33.9 Ma



ID: 3142033
continental molasse

Age: Oligocene (23.03 - 33.9 Ma)

Lithology: Major:{sandstone}, Minor{conglomerate,marl}

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]

Priabonian
33.9 - 37.8 Ma



ID: 3104185
Paleogene sedimentary rocks

Age: Eocene (33.9 - 37.8 Ma)

Description: Margues i calcàries amb nivells de guixos i lignits. Complex lacustre de Sanaüja. Priabonià. English: Marl and limestones with levels of gypsum and lignite. Lake Sanaüja Complex. Priabonian.

Reference: Institut Cartogràfic i Geològic de Catalunya. Mapa geològic comarcal de Catalunya 1:50.000. Generalitat de Catalunya. [140]

Data and map coding provided by Macrostrat.org, used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License

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- Calvo, M. (2006): Minerales y Minas de España. Vol. III, Halogenuros. Museo de Ciencias Naturales de Álava, 267 pp


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