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Arcos de las Salinas saltworks, Arcos de las Salinas, Teruel, Aragón, Spaini
Regional Level Types
Arcos de las Salinas saltworksExploration Area (Abandoned)
Arcos de las SalinasCommune
AragónAutonomous Community

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
39° 59' 30'' North , 1° 3' 41'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Exploration Area (Abandoned) - last checked 2019
Nearest Settlements:
Arcos de las Salinas126 (2012)2.6km
Aras de los Olmos427 (2018)10.3km
Titaguas544 (2012)14.0km
Alpuente861 (2012)14.4km
La Yesa250 (2011)15.3km
Other/historical names associated with this locality:
Salinas del Arroyo Torrijano, Salinas del Río de Arcos

Saltworks located in the vicinity of Arroyo Torrijano river (Río de Arcos), about 1,700 m west of the village of Arcos de las Salinas. They were the most important in the province of Teruel in the 19th century, being in operation at least since the middle ages. Salt was obtained by evaporation in rafts of water extracted with ferris wheels from Keuper levels. These satworks have been active until end of the 20th century. Currently they are inactive and the rafts are dry, although the facilities are in acceptable good condition. The place is listed as a Site of Cultural Interest since 2010.

Salinas situadas en la proximidad del río Arroyo Torrijano (o Río de Arcos) a unos 1.700 m al oeste de la localidad de Arcos de las Salinas. Fueron las más importantes de la provincia de Teruel en el siglo XIX, estando en explotación, al menos, desde la Edad Media. Se obtenia sal por evaporación en balsas de agua extraida con norias de terrenos del Keuper. Estas salinas han estado en activo hasta finales del siglo XX. En la actualidad se encuentran inactivas y las balsas están secas, aunque las instalaciones se encuentran en aceptable buen estado. El conjunto está catalogado como Bien de Interés Cultural desde 2010.

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List

1 valid mineral.

Detailed Mineral List:

Formula: NaCl
Reference: - Calvo, M. (2006). Minerales y Minas de España. Vol. III. Halogenuros. Museo de Ciencias Naturales de Alava. Vitoria. 267 págs.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 3 - Halides

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification


List of minerals for each chemical element

Na HaliteNaCl
Cl HaliteNaCl

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