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Peña del Hierro mine, Rio Tinto Mines (Riotinto Mines), Minas de Riotinto, Huelva, Andalusia, Spaini
Regional Level Types
Peña del Hierro mine- not defined -
Rio Tinto Mines (Riotinto Mines)Group of Mines
Minas de Riotinto- not defined -
HuelvaProvince
AndalusiaAutonomous Community
SpainCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
37° North , 6° West (est.)
Estimate based on other nearby localities or region boundaries.
Margin of Error:
~7km
Name(s) in local language(s):
, Minas de Rio Tinto (Minas de Riotinto), Minas de Riotinto, Huelva, Andalucía, España


Abandoned pyrite (+ Cu) mine.

The mine was opened in the middle of the 19th century and closed in 1966.

Regions containing this locality

Eurasian PlateTectonic Plate
EuropeContinent
Iberian PeninsulaPeninsula

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


10 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Alpersite
Formula: Mg(SO4) · 7H2O
Reference: Romero, A., I. Gonzalez & E. Galan (2006): The role of efflorescent sulfates in the storage of trace elements in stream waters polluted by acid mine-drainage: the case of Peña del Hierro, southwestern Spain. Can. Mineral. 44, 1431-1446.
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: Romero, A., I. Gonzalez & E. Galan (2006): The role of efflorescent sulfates in the storage of trace elements in stream waters polluted by acid mine-drainage: the case of Peña del Hierro, southwestern Spain. Can. Mineral. 44, 1431-1446.
Coquimbite
Formula: Fe2-xAlx(SO4)3 · 9H2O, x ~0.5
Reference: Romero, A., I. Gonzalez & E. Galan (2006): The role of efflorescent sulfates in the storage of trace elements in stream waters polluted by acid mine-drainage: the case of Peña del Hierro, southwestern Spain. Can. Mineral. 44, 1431-1446.
Epsomite
Formula: MgSO4 · 7H2O
Reference: Romero, A., I. Gonzalez & E. Galan (2006): The role of efflorescent sulfates in the storage of trace elements in stream waters polluted by acid mine-drainage: the case of Peña del Hierro, southwestern Spain. Can. Mineral. 44, 1431-1446.
Hexahydrite
Formula: MgSO4 · 6H2O
Reference: Romero, A., I. Gonzalez & E. Galan (2006): The role of efflorescent sulfates in the storage of trace elements in stream waters polluted by acid mine-drainage: the case of Peña del Hierro, southwestern Spain. Can. Mineral. 44, 1431-1446.
Magnesiocopiapite
Formula: MgFe3+4(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O
Reference: Romero, A., I. Gonzalez & E. Galan (2006): The role of efflorescent sulfates in the storage of trace elements in stream waters polluted by acid mine-drainage: the case of Peña del Hierro, southwestern Spain. Can. Mineral. 44, 1431-1446.
Pickeringite
Formula: MgAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
Reference: Romero, A., I. Gonzalez & E. Galan (2006): The role of efflorescent sulfates in the storage of trace elements in stream waters polluted by acid mine-drainage: the case of Peña del Hierro, southwestern Spain. Can. Mineral. 44, 1431-1446.
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Romero, A., I. Gonzalez & E. Galan (2006): The role of efflorescent sulfates in the storage of trace elements in stream waters polluted by acid mine-drainage: the case of Peña del Hierro, southwestern Spain. Can. Mineral. 44, 1431-1446.
Rhomboclase
Formula: (H5O2)Fe3+(SO4)2 · 2H2O
Reference: Romero, A., I. Gonzalez & E. Galan (2006): The role of efflorescent sulfates in the storage of trace elements in stream waters polluted by acid mine-drainage: the case of Peña del Hierro, southwestern Spain. Can. Mineral. 44, 1431-1446.
Starkeyite
Formula: MgSO4 · 4H2O
Reference: Romero, A., I. Gonzalez & E. Galan (2006): The role of efflorescent sulfates in the storage of trace elements in stream waters polluted by acid mine-drainage: the case of Peña del Hierro, southwestern Spain. Can. Mineral. 44, 1431-1446.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Alpersite7.CB.35Mg(SO4) · 7H2O
Coquimbite7.CB.55Fe2-xAlx(SO4)3 · 9H2O, x ~0.5
Epsomite7.CB.40MgSO4 · 7H2O
Hexahydrite7.CB.25MgSO4 · 6H2O
Magnesiocopiapite7.DB.35MgFe3+4(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O
Pickeringite7.CB.85MgAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
Rhomboclase7.CB.55(H5O2)Fe3+(SO4)2 · 2H2O
Starkeyite7.CB.15MgSO4 · 4H2O

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 29 - HYDRATED ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
Hydrated Acid Sulfates
Rhomboclase29.1.1.1(H5O2)Fe3+(SO4)2 · 2H2O
AXO4·xH2O
Epsomite29.6.11.1MgSO4 · 7H2O
Hexahydrite29.6.8.1MgSO4 · 6H2O
Starkeyite29.6.6.2MgSO4 · 4H2O
AB2(XO4)4·H2O
Pickeringite29.7.3.1MgAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
A2(XO4)3·H2O
Coquimbite29.8.3.1Fe2-xAlx(SO4)3 · 9H2O, x ~0.5
Group 31 - HYDRATED SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Miscellaneous
Magnesiocopiapite31.10.5.2MgFe3+4(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Alpersite-Mg(SO4) · 7H2O

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H CoquimbiteFe2-xAlx(SO4)3 · 9H2O, x ~0.5
H MagnesiocopiapiteMgFe43+(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O
H PickeringiteMgAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
H Rhomboclase(H5O2)Fe3+(SO4)2 · 2H2O
H AlpersiteMg(SO4) · 7H2O
H EpsomiteMgSO4 · 7H2O
H HexahydriteMgSO4 · 6H2O
H StarkeyiteMgSO4 · 4H2O
OOxygen
O CoquimbiteFe2-xAlx(SO4)3 · 9H2O, x ~0.5
O MagnesiocopiapiteMgFe43+(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O
O PickeringiteMgAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
O Rhomboclase(H5O2)Fe3+(SO4)2 · 2H2O
O AlpersiteMg(SO4) · 7H2O
O EpsomiteMgSO4 · 7H2O
O HexahydriteMgSO4 · 6H2O
O StarkeyiteMgSO4 · 4H2O
MgMagnesium
Mg MagnesiocopiapiteMgFe43+(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O
Mg PickeringiteMgAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
Mg AlpersiteMg(SO4) · 7H2O
Mg EpsomiteMgSO4 · 7H2O
Mg HexahydriteMgSO4 · 6H2O
Mg StarkeyiteMgSO4 · 4H2O
AlAluminium
Al PickeringiteMgAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
SSulfur
S CoquimbiteFe2-xAlx(SO4)3 · 9H2O, x ~0.5
S MagnesiocopiapiteMgFe43+(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O
S PickeringiteMgAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
S Rhomboclase(H5O2)Fe3+(SO4)2 · 2H2O
S AlpersiteMg(SO4) · 7H2O
S EpsomiteMgSO4 · 7H2O
S HexahydriteMgSO4 · 6H2O
S StarkeyiteMgSO4 · 4H2O
S PyriteFeS2
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
FeIron
Fe CoquimbiteFe2-xAlx(SO4)3 · 9H2O, x ~0.5
Fe MagnesiocopiapiteMgFe43+(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O
Fe Rhomboclase(H5O2)Fe3+(SO4)2 · 2H2O
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
CuCopper
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2

References

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Romero, A., Gonzalez, I., and Galan, E. (2006) The role of efflorescent sulfates in the storage of trace elements in stream waters polluted by acid mine-drainage: the case of Peña del Hierro, southwestern Spain. Canadian Mineralogist, 44, 1431-1446.


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