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San Esteban de los Buitres, Illano, Asturias, Spaini
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San Esteban de los BuitresOutcrop (Active)
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Asturias- not defined -
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 43° 18' 53'' North , 6° 49' 58'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 43.31479,-6.83283
GeoHash:G#: ezenkt0qz
Locality type:Outcrop (Active) - last checked 2018
Deposit first discovered:2018
Köppen climate type:Csb : Warm-summer Mediterranean climate
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Illano565 (2012)3.4km
Pesoz214 (2012)7.7km
Castrillón195 (2015)9.8km
Grandas de Salime1,203 (2012)11.6km
San Martín de Oscos471 (2012)11.8km


Efflorescences of pickeringite in slates of the Luarca Formation.

Regions containing this locality

Eurasian PlateTectonic Plate
EuropeContinent
Iberian PeninsulaPeninsula

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


1 valid mineral.

Detailed Mineral List:

Pickeringite
Formula: MgAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Pickeringite7.CB.85MgAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 29 - HYDRATED ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AB2(XO4)4·H2O
Pickeringite29.7.3.1MgAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H PickeringiteMgAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
OOxygen
O PickeringiteMgAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
MgMagnesium
Mg PickeringiteMgAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
AlAluminium
Al PickeringiteMgAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
SSulfur
S PickeringiteMgAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O

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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Ordovician
443.8 - 485.4 Ma



ID: 3130426
Ordovician quartzite

Age: Ordovician (443.8 - 485.4 Ma)

Description: undifferentiated metamorphic

Lithology: Major:{quartzite}, Minor{shale/slate,greenschist,conglomerate}

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]

Late Ordovician - Middle Ordovician
443.8 - 470 Ma



ID: 2498516

Age: Ordovician (443.8 - 470 Ma)

Description: Slate, sandstone, quartzite and limestone or volcaniclastic rocks

Lithology: Quartzite, slate, sandstone and limestone

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

Ordovician
443.8 - 485.4 Ma



ID: 3185519
Paleozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Ordovician (443.8 - 485.4 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. [154]

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