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Catalina and Micaela Mine, Albuñuelas, Granada, Andalusia, Spaini
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Catalina and Micaela MineMine
Albuñuelas- not defined -
Granada- not defined -
AndalusiaAutonomous Community
SpainCountry

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Name(s) in local language(s):Mina Catalina y Micaela, Albuñuelas, Granada, Andalucia., España.
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 36° 52' 26'' North , 3° 44' 8'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 36.87389,-3.73556
GeoHash:G#: eyt3fbxvg
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:Csa : Hot-summer Mediterranean climate
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Lentegí330 (2012)6.9km
Otívar1,055 (2012)8.1km
Albuñuelas1,063 (2012)11.0km
Jayena1,241 (2012)11.4km
Ítrabo1,065 (2012)11.9km


These are two different concessions but both are known by the same name, Catalina and Micaela. They are located on the Morro de los Prados, in front of Mesón Los Prados, kilometer 26 of the Cabra road linking El Padul with Almuñecar (Granada, Spain).
The exploitation on the right of the ravine, the one located on the hill of the meadows, consists of a small open-air exploitation and a pair of galleries with a mineralization of iron and copper in the form of earthy hematite, goethite, pyrite, malachite and azurite.
Facing this and about fifty meters to the west, there are buildings with a well of about 9 meters deep, now flooded. It is in this area where the minerals of nickel, cobalt, and copper (malachite, azurite, erythrite) are found.

José Miguel Sola, 2017

Regions containing this locality

Eurasian PlateTectonic Plate
EuropeContinent
Iberian PeninsulaPeninsula

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

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6 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Azurite
Formula: Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Reference: José Miguel Sola
Erythrite
Formula: Co3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
Reference: José Miguel Sola
Goethite
Formula: α-Fe3+O(OH)
Reference: José Miguel Sola
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Reference: José Miguel Sola
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Reference: José Miguel Sola
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: José Miguel Sola

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Goethite4.00.α-Fe3+O(OH)
Hematite4.CB.05Fe2O3
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Azurite5.BA.05Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Malachite5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Erythrite8.CE.40Co3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
Group 6 - HYDROXIDES AND OXIDES CONTAINING HYDROXYL
XO(OH)
Goethite6.1.1.2α-Fe3+O(OH)
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Azurite16a.2.1.1Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Malachite16a.3.1.1Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 40 - HYDRATED NORMAL PHOSPHATES,ARSENATES AND VANADATES
A3(XO4)2·xH2O
Erythrite40.3.6.3Co3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H ErythriteCo3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
H AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
H Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
CCarbon
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
C AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
OOxygen
O ErythriteCo3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
O AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
O Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
O HematiteFe2O3
SSulfur
S PyriteFeS2
FeIron
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
Fe HematiteFe2O3
CoCobalt
Co ErythriteCo3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
CuCopper
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
Cu AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
AsArsenic
As ErythriteCo3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O

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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Serravallian - Langhian
11.62 - 15.97 Ma



ID: 2507472

Age: Miocene (11.62 - 15.97 Ma)

Description: Conglomerate, limestone and marl. Marl with olistostromes from a different origin

Lithology: Sandstone, conglomerate, clay; limestone and evaporites

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

Mesozoic - Paleozoic
66 - 541 Ma



ID: 3131567
Alpujarride Complex

Age: Phanerozoic (66 - 541 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Alpujarride Complex

Description: undifferentiated metamorphic

Lithology: Major:{marble}, Minor{phyllite,mica schist,migmatite/anatexite}

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]

Triassic
201.3 - 251.902 Ma



ID: 3189798
Mesozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Triassic (201.3 - 251.902 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. [154]

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

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