Sítio do Castelo Mine (Folgosinho quarry), Folgosinho, Gouveia, Guarda District, Portugal
|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||40° 30' 41'' North , 7° 30' 29'' West|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||40.51139,-7.50806|
|Other regions containing this locality:||Iberian Peninsula|
|Köppen climate type:||Csb : Warm-summer Mediterranean climate|
|Name(s) in local language(s):||Mina do Sítio do Castelo (Folgosinho), Folgosinho, Gouveia, Distrito da Guarda, Portugal|
A tungsten and quartz mine and a great locality for phosphates for micro collectors. The mine was (erroneously) called Folgosinho quarry among collectors.
Note to the mineral list:
As for the debate on paulkerrite/benyacarite see http://www.mindat.org/mesg-7-243388.html
92 valid minerals. 1 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.
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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|Permian - Carboniferous|
252.17 - 358.9 Ma
|Carboniferous-Permian plutonic rocks|
Age: Paleozoic (252.17 - 358.9 Ma)
Comments: Deep-seated to high-level intrusions are included. Many charnockites, anorthosites, and large ophiolites, classified as plutons, are distinguished in the database using the SIGNIF item. Ophiolites were classified as plutons, even where remnants may be extrusive and/or sedimentary.
Lithology: Plutonic rocks
Reference: Geological Survey of Canada. Generalized geological map of the world and linked databases. doi:10.4095/195142. Open File 2915d.