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Montecorto, Ronda Massif, Málaga, Andalusia, Spaini
Regional Level Types
Montecorto- not defined -
Ronda MassifMassif
MálagaProvince
AndalusiaAutonomous Community
SpainCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
36° North , 4° West (est.)
Estimate based on other nearby localities or region boundaries.
Margin of Error:
~86km
Other/historical names associated with this locality:
Victoria and Imperio mines at Las Alcaurias, Montecorto mining district


Historical mining group date from XVI century, and preferably solid mining period between 1871 and 1892 (late XIX century). Iron ores were also mined by the romans as the closely related settlement and urban civilization of Acinipo (Ancient Ronda, Arunda roman province). Late mining works are reported until year 1957 (Sorpresa mine).
Unfortunately the place is inside private property and can not be accessed.

Mineralization is stratiform, basically huge iron masses mainly formed by enriched massive pure hematite-goethite included in carbonatic sequences with dolomites, breccias and dolomitic breccia from Triassic-InfraLias age. The mining group is closely related to the contact zone to red sandstones-pelites members of Buntsandstein facies (Permotriassic), where a volcanic rock sequences (dolerites) are intruded. Recent Debris and cobbly-gravelly colluvium covered the natural slopes where the adits are emplaced. The area has a great enviromental value.

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:

Aurichalcite
Formula: (Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
Reference: Romero Silva JC (2003) Minerales y Rocas de la provincia de Malaga. 318 pp. Published by CEDMA Malaga County Council. Spain
Azurite
Formula: Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Reference: Romero Silva JC (2003) Minerales y Rocas de la provincia de Malaga. 318 pp. Published by CEDMA Malaga County Council. Spain
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Romero Silva JC (2003) Minerales y Rocas de la provincia de Malaga. 318 pp. Published by CEDMA Malaga County Council. Spain
Cerussite
Formula: PbCO3
Reference: Romero Silva JC (2003) Minerales y Rocas de la provincia de Malaga. 318 pp. Published by CEDMA Malaga County Council. Spain
Chalcocite
Formula: Cu2S
Reference: Romero Silva JC (2003) Minerales y Rocas de la provincia de Malaga. 318 pp. Published by CEDMA Malaga County Council. Spain
Cuprite
Formula: Cu2O
Reference: Romero Silva JC (2003) Minerales y Rocas de la provincia de Malaga. 318 pp. Published by CEDMA Malaga County Council. Spain
Fluorite
Formula: CaF2
Reference: Romero Silva JC (2003) Minerales y Rocas de la provincia de Malaga. 318 pp. Published by CEDMA Malaga County Council. Spain
Goethite
Formula: α-Fe3+O(OH)
Reference: Romero Silva JC (2003) Minerales y Rocas de la provincia de Malaga. 318 pp. Published by CEDMA Malaga County Council. Spain
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Reference: Romero Silva JC (2003) Minerales y Rocas de la provincia de Malaga. 318 pp. Published by CEDMA Malaga County Council. Spain
Hydrozincite
Formula: Zn5(CO3)2(OH)6
Reference: Romero Silva JC (2003) Minerales y Rocas de la provincia de Malaga. 318 pp. Published by CEDMA Malaga County Council. Spain
Jarosite
Formula: KFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Reference: Romero Silva JC (2003) Minerales y Rocas de la provincia de Malaga. 318 pp. Published by CEDMA Malaga County Council. Spain
'Limonite'
Formula: (Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Reference: Romero Silva JC (2003) Minerales y Rocas de la provincia de Malaga. 318 pp. Published by CEDMA Malaga County Council. Spain
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Reference: Romero Silva JC (2003) Minerales y Rocas de la provincia de Malaga. 318 pp. Published by CEDMA Malaga County Council. Spain

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Chalcocite2.BA.05Cu2S
Group 3 - Halides
Fluorite3.AB.25CaF2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Cuprite4.AA.10Cu2O
Goethite4.00.α-Fe3+O(OH)
Hematite4.CB.05Fe2O3
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Aurichalcite5.BA.15(Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
Azurite5.BA.05Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Cerussite5.AB.15PbCO3
Hydrozincite5.BA.15Zn5(CO3)2(OH)6
Malachite5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Jarosite7.BC.10KFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:1
Chalcocite2.4.7.1Cu2S
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X
Cuprite4.1.1.1Cu2O
A2X3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
Group 6 - HYDROXIDES AND OXIDES CONTAINING HYDROXYL
XO(OH)
Goethite6.1.1.2α-Fe3+O(OH)
Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX2
Fluorite9.2.1.1CaF2
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Cerussite14.1.3.4PbCO3
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Azurite16a.2.1.1Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Malachite16a.3.1.1Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Aurichalcite16a.4.2.1(Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
Hydrozincite16a.4.1.1Zn5(CO3)2(OH)6
Group 30 - ANHYDROUS SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)2(XO4)Zq
Jarosite30.2.5.1KFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
H AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
H HydrozinciteZn5(CO3)2(OH)6
H Aurichalcite(Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
H Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
H JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
CCarbon
C CerussitePbCO3
C AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
C HydrozinciteZn5(CO3)2(OH)6
C Aurichalcite(Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
C CalciteCaCO3
OOxygen
O HematiteFe2O3
O Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
O CerussitePbCO3
O CupriteCu2O
O AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
O HydrozinciteZn5(CO3)2(OH)6
O Aurichalcite(Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
O Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
O JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
O CalciteCaCO3
FFluorine
F FluoriteCaF2
SSulfur
S JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
S ChalcociteCu2S
KPotassium
K JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
CaCalcium
Ca FluoriteCaF2
Ca CalciteCaCO3
FeIron
Fe HematiteFe2O3
Fe Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
Fe Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Fe JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
CuCopper
Cu CupriteCu2O
Cu AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Cu Aurichalcite(Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
Cu ChalcociteCu2S
ZnZinc
Zn HydrozinciteZn5(CO3)2(OH)6
Zn Aurichalcite(Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
PbLead
Pb CerussitePbCO3

References

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Year (asc) Year (desc) Author (A-Z) Author (Z-A)
Moretti J (1867) Historia de Ronda. Fundacion Unicaja Edicion Fascimil Malaga 1993.
Bourgois J; Chauve,P (1971). Nouvelles donnes stratigraphiques et tectoniques sur les Sierras de Lagarin et du Malaver (Provinces de Cadix et Malaga) . Bulletin de la Societe Geologique de la france 7 (13) 321-327.
Romero Silva JC (2003). Minerales y Rocas de la provincia de Malaga. 318pp. 1 map. Edited by Malaga City Council CEDMA Institution.

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