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Sítio do Castelo Mine (Folgosinho quarry), Folgosinho, Gouveia, Guarda District, Portugal

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 40° 30' 41'' North , 7° 30' 29'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 40.51139,-7.50806
GeoHash:G#: ez4wmnugc
Other regions containing this locality:Iberian Peninsula
Locality type:Mine (Abandoned) - last checked 2018
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


Commodity List

This is a list of exploitable or exploited mineral commodities recorded at this locality.


Mineral List

Almandine

Anatase

Andalusite

'Apatite'

Arsenopyrite

Autunite

Barbosalite

Benyacarite

Beraunite

Bermanite

Beryl

Bobierrite

Cacoxenite

Chalcanthite

Chalcopyrite

Chalcosiderite

Chamosite

Childrenite

'Columbite-(Fe)-Columbite-(Mn) Series'

Copper

Covellite

Cryptomelane

Dufrénite

Earlshannonite

Ecandrewsite

Eleonorite

Ferristrunzite

Fluorapatite

Fluorite

Frondelite

Gahnite

Ganophyllite

'Garnet Group'

Goethite

Greenockite

Gypsum

var: Selenite

Hematite

Hopeite

Hureaulite

Hydroxylapatite

Ilmenite

Isokite

Jahnsite-(CaMnFe)

Jahnsite-(CaMnMn)

'Jahnsite Group'

Jahnsite-(MnMnMn)

Jarosite

Keckite

Kidwellite

Kolbeckite

Laueite

Leucophosphite

Ludlamite

Lun'okite

Malachite

Manjiroite

Melanterite

Metaswitzerite

Metatorbernite

Mitridatite

Molybdenite

Muscovite

Nsutite

Parasymplesite

Paulkerrite ?

Pharmacosiderite

Phosphophyllite

Phosphosiderite

Plimerite

Pyrite

Pyrrhotite

Quartz

Ramsdellite

Realgar

Robertsite ?

Rockbridgeite

Rutile

Sabugalite

Sampleite

Schoonerite

Scorodite

var: Phosphoscorodite

Serrabrancaite

Siderite

Sphalerite

'Spinel Group'

Stewartite

Strengite

Strunzite

Sulphur

'Tourmaline'

Triplite

Uraninite

Vivianite

Wavellite

Whitmoreite

Zaïrite

Zincostrunzite (TL)

Zwieselite


92 valid minerals. 1 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.

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.

Click on geological units on the map for more information. Click here to view full-screen map on Macrostrat.org

Paleozoic
252.17 - 541 Ma



ID: 3189819
Paleozoic intrusive rocks

Age: Paleozoic (252.17 - 541 Ma)

Lithology: Intrusive igneous 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]

Middle Cambrian - Neoproterozoic
501 - 1000 Ma



ID: 3156212
Xisto-Grauvaquico Complex

Age: Neoproterozoic to Cambrian (501 - 1000 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Xisto-Grauvaquico Complex

Description: flysch (sediments)

Lithology: Shale/slate

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]

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



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References

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Rewitzer, C. and Röschl, N. (1984) Portugal - locality descriptions and travel recommendations. Lapis, 9 (12), 13-17 (in German).
Keck, E., Witzke, T., Pöllmann, H., and Friese, K. (1998) Benyacarit aus ostbayerischen und portugiesischen Pegmatiten. Aufschluss 49, 281-285.
Alves, P., Leal Gomes, C., and Lopes Nunes, J.E. (2012) Produtos de evolução de triplite-zwieselite, fluorapatite e isokite da mina Sítio do Castelo (Folgosinho, Guarda). II Congresso Jovens Investigadores em Geociências, LEG 2012.
Garate-Olabe, I., Roda-Robles, E., Gil-Crespo, P.-L., Pérez, A., Vieira, R., and Lima, A. (2012) Estudio Textural y Mineralogico del Dique de Cuarzo con Fosfatos de Folgosinho (Guarda, Portugal). Macle N°16, revista de la sociedad espanola de mineralogia.
Alves, P. (2015) Folgosinho: Fosfatos secundarios de la mina Sítio do Castelo. Revista de Minerales 2015/2, 6-27 (in Spanish).
Kampf, A.R., Grey, I.E., Alves, P., Mills, S.J., Nash, B.P., MacRae, C.M., and Keck, E. (2017) Zincostrunzite, ZnFe3+2(PO4)2(OH)2.6.5H2O, a new mineral from the Sítio do Castelo mine, Portugal, and the Hagendorf-Sud pegmatite, Germany. European Journal of Mineralogy, 29, 315-322.
Alves, P. and Kampf, A.R. (2017) Serrabrancaíta de la mina Sitio do Castelo, Folgosinho (Guarda, Portugal). Acopios, 8: 11-15 (in Spanish).

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