|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||43° 16' 57'' North , 1° 48' 34'' West|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||43.28252,-1.80953|
|Other regions containing this locality:||Iberian Peninsula|
|Köppen climate type:||Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate|
|Name(s) in local language(s):||Arditurri, Peñas de Aya (Aiako Harria), Oyarzun (Oiartzun ), Guipúzcoa (Gipuzkoa), Euskadi (País Vasco), España|
Ancient Pb-Zn(-Ag) mining district, in which the Romans exploited Ag-bearing galena ore. As late as the 5th century, the mines were abandoned by the Romans, but were exploited in the Middle Ages for iron, and spurred the construction of many foundries nearby.
Modern mining stopped in 1984.
Located on the western foot of the Peñas de Aya massif.
Since 1995 part of the Peñas de Aya (Aiako Harria) National Park.
Note: coordinates approximate.
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13 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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100.5 - 145 Ma
|Mesozoic sedimentary rocks|
Age: Early Cretaceous (100.5 - 145 Ma)
Comments: Cantabrian Orogen
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. 
|Permian - Devonian|
252.17 - 419.2 Ma
298.9 - 358.9 Ma
Age: Carboniferous (298.9 - 358.9 Ma)
Description: flysch (sediments)
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.