Palhal Mine, Branca, Albergaria-a-Velha, Aveiro District, Portugal
|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||40° 44' 50'' North , 8° 27' 21'' West|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||40.74725,-8.45585|
|Other regions containing this locality:||Iberian Peninsula|
|Köppen climate type:||Csb : Warm-summer Mediterranean climate|
|Name(s) in local language(s):||Mina do Palhal, Branca e Ribeira de Fráguas, Albergaria-a-Velha, Distrito de Aveiro, Portugal|
The old nickel and copper mines of Palhal and Telhadela are located near Albergaria-a-Velha town, District of Aveiro.
The article of Marques de Sá & Leal Gomes (2010) reviews the mineralogy of these mines (numerous species having recently been discovered, based on an exhaustive sampling on the dumps).
Discovered in 1744 (?). Last mine works in 1889.
107 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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541 - 1000 Ma
|Neoproterozoic sedimentary rocks|