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Minancos Mine, Barrancos, Barrancos, Beja District, Portugal

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 38° 8' 21'' North , 6° 59' 16'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 38.13922,-6.98784
GeoHash:G#: eyg0bzp95
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:Csa : Hot-summer Mediterranean climate
Name(s) in local language(s):Mina de Minancos, Barrancos, Barrancos, Distrito de Beja, Portugal


Inactive Cu mine [1885 - 1932(?)].

Minancos was the first Cu concession (dated 1877) in the Barrancos mining area.




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Portuguese Ossa-Morena Zone Mining by Martins da Pedra http://www.mindat.org/article.php/1631

Regions containing this locality

Iberian Peninsula

Peninsula - 1,540 mineral species & varietal names listed

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


24 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Azurite
Formula: Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Brochantite
Formula: Cu4(SO4)(OH)6
Chalcoalumite
Formula: CuAl4(SO4)(OH)12 · 3H2O
Reference: Pedro Alves collection and analytical data
Chalcocite
Formula: Cu2S
Description: Amílcar Mário de Jesus - Minerais de Portugal Continental "Com. dos Serv. Geol. de Portugal" Tomo XVI.
Reference: Amílcar Mário de Jesus - Minerais de Portugal Continental "Com. dos Serv. Geol. de Portugal" Tomo XVI.
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Chrysocolla
Formula: Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Reference: Rui Nunes collection 2012
Copper
Formula: Cu
Description: Amílcar Mário de Jesus - Minerais de Portugal Continental "Com. dos Serv. Geol. de Portugal" Tomo XVI.
Reference: Amílcar Mário de Jesus - Minerais de Portugal Continental "Com. dos Serv. Geol. de Portugal" Tomo XVI. Rui Nunes collection.
Covellite
Formula: CuS
Reference: Amílcar Mário de Jesus - Minerais de Portugal Continental "Com. dos Serv. Geol. de Portugal" Tomo XVI.
Crandallite
Formula: CaAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
Reference: Pedro Alves collection and analytical data.
Cuprite
Formula: Cu2O
Reference: Amílcar Mário de Jesus - Minerais de Portugal Continental "Com. dos Serv. Geol. de Portugal" Tomo XVI.
Cyanotrichite
Formula: Cu4Al2(SO4)(OH)12 · 2H2O
Digenite
Formula: Cu9S5
Reference: Prof. Marques de Sá
Goethite
Formula: α-Fe3+O(OH)
Reference: Pedro Alves collection and analytical data.
Libethenite
Formula: Cu2(PO4)(OH)
Reference: Pedro Alves collection.
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Planerite
Formula: Al6(PO4)2(HPO4)2(OH)8 · 4 H2O
Reference: Pedro Alves collection
Pseudomalachite
Formula: Cu5(PO4)2(OH)4
Reference: Pedro Alves collection
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Alfredo Bensaude museum - IST, Lisbon
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Tenorite
Formula: CuO
Description: Amílcar Mário de Jesus - Minerais de Portugal Continental "Com. dos Serv. Geol. de Portugal" Tomo XVI.
Reference: Amílcar Mário de Jesus - Minerais de Portugal Continental "Com. dos Serv. Geol. de Portugal" Tomo XVI. Rui Nunes collection.
Tetrahedrite
Formula: Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Description: Amílcar Mário de Jesus - Minerais de Portugal Continental "Com. dos Serv. Geol. de Portugal" Tomo XVI.
Reference: Amílcar Mário de Jesus - Minerais de Portugal Continental "Com. dos Serv. Geol. de Portugal" Tomo XVI.
Turquoise
Formula: Cu(Al,Fe3+)6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
Reference: Pedro Alves collection
Volborthite
Formula: Cu3(V2O7)(OH)2 · 2H2O
Reference: Rui Nunes collection
Wavellite
Formula: Al3(PO4)2(OH,F)3 · 5H2O
Reference: Pedro Alves collection and analytical data.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
'Copper'1.AA.05Cu
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
'Chalcocite'2.BA.05Cu2S
'Chalcopyrite'2.CB.10aCuFeS2
'Covellite'2.CA.05aCuS
'Digenite'2.BA.10Cu9S5
'Pyrite'2.EB.05aFeS2
'Tetrahedrite'2.GB.05Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
'Cuprite'4.AA.10Cu2O
'Goethite'4.00.α-Fe3+O(OH)
'Quartz'4.DA.05SiO2
'Tenorite'4.AB.10CuO
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
'Azurite'5.BA.05Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
'Malachite'5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
'Brochantite'7.BB.25Cu4(SO4)(OH)6
'Chalcoalumite'7.DD.75CuAl4(SO4)(OH)12 · 3H2O
'Cyanotrichite'7.DE.10Cu4Al2(SO4)(OH)12 · 2H2O
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
'Crandallite'8.BL.10CaAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
'Libethenite'8.BB.30Cu2(PO4)(OH)
'Planerite'8.DD.15Al6(PO4)2(HPO4)2(OH)8 · 4 H2O
'Pseudomalachite'8.BD.05Cu5(PO4)2(OH)4
'Turquoise'8.DD.15Cu(Al,Fe3+)6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
'Volborthite'8.FD.05Cu3(V2O7)(OH)2 · 2H2O
'Wavellite'8.DC.50Al3(PO4)2(OH,F)3 · 5H2O
Group 9 - Silicates
'Chrysocolla'9.ED.20Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Metals, other than the Platinum Group
Copper1.1.1.3Cu
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:1
Chalcocite2.4.7.1Cu2S
Digenite2.4.7.3Cu9S5
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Covellite2.8.12.1CuS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 3 - SULFOSALTS
3 <ø < 4
Tetrahedrite3.3.6.1Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X
Cuprite4.1.1.1Cu2O
AX
Tenorite4.2.3.1CuO
Group 6 - HYDROXIDES AND OXIDES CONTAINING HYDROXYL
XO(OH)
Goethite6.1.1.2α-Fe3+O(OH)
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Azurite16a.2.1.1Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Malachite16a.3.1.1Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 30 - ANHYDROUS SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)m(XO4)pZq, where m:p>2:1
Brochantite30.1.3.1Cu4(SO4)(OH)6
Group 31 - HYDRATED SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)6(XO4)Zq·xH2O
Cyanotrichite31.2.1.1Cu4Al2(SO4)(OH)12 · 2H2O
(AB)5(XO4)Zq·xH2O
Chalcoalumite31.3.1.1CuAl4(SO4)(OH)12 · 3H2O
Group 40 - HYDRATED NORMAL PHOSPHATES,ARSENATES AND VANADATES
A3(XO4)2·xH2O
Volborthite40.3.10.1Cu3(V2O7)(OH)2 · 2H2O
Group 41 - ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)5(XO4)2Zq
Pseudomalachite41.4.3.1Cu5(PO4)2(OH)4
A2(XO4)Zq
Libethenite41.6.6.2Cu2(PO4)(OH)
Group 42 - HYDRATED PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)2(XO4)Zq·xH2O
Crandallite42.7.3.1CaAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
(AB)7(XO4)4Zq·xH2O
Planerite42.9.3.6Al6(PO4)2(HPO4)2(OH)8 · 4 H2O
Turquoise42.9.3.1Cu(Al,Fe3+)6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
A3(XO4)2Zq·xH2O
Wavellite42.10.2.1Al3(PO4)2(OH,F)3 · 5H2O
Group 74 - PHYLLOSILICATES Modulated Layers
Modulated Layers with joined strips
Chrysocolla74.3.2.1Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
H BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
H ChalcoalumiteCuAl4(SO4)(OH)12 · 3H2O
H ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
H CrandalliteCaAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
H CyanotrichiteCu4Al2(SO4)(OH)12 · 2H2O
H Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
H LibetheniteCu2(PO4)(OH)
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
H PlaneriteAl6(PO4)2(HPO4)2(OH)8 · 4 H2O
H PseudomalachiteCu5(PO4)2(OH)4
H TurquoiseCu(Al,Fe3+)6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
H VolborthiteCu3(V2O7)(OH)2 · 2H2O
H WavelliteAl3(PO4)2(OH,F)3 · 5H2O
CCarbon
C AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
OOxygen
O AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
O BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
O ChalcoalumiteCuAl4(SO4)(OH)12 · 3H2O
O ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
O CrandalliteCaAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
O CupriteCu2O
O CyanotrichiteCu4Al2(SO4)(OH)12 · 2H2O
O Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
O LibetheniteCu2(PO4)(OH)
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
O PlaneriteAl6(PO4)2(HPO4)2(OH)8 · 4 H2O
O PseudomalachiteCu5(PO4)2(OH)4
O QuartzSiO2
O TenoriteCuO
O TurquoiseCu(Al,Fe3+)6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
O VolborthiteCu3(V2O7)(OH)2 · 2H2O
O WavelliteAl3(PO4)2(OH,F)3 · 5H2O
AlAluminium
Al ChalcoalumiteCuAl4(SO4)(OH)12 · 3H2O
Al ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Al CrandalliteCaAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
Al CyanotrichiteCu4Al2(SO4)(OH)12 · 2H2O
Al PlaneriteAl6(PO4)2(HPO4)2(OH)8 · 4 H2O
Al TurquoiseCu(Al,Fe3+)6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
Al WavelliteAl3(PO4)2(OH,F)3 · 5H2O
SiSilicon
Si ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Si QuartzSiO2
PPhosphorus
P CrandalliteCaAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
P LibetheniteCu2(PO4)(OH)
P PlaneriteAl6(PO4)2(HPO4)2(OH)8 · 4 H2O
P PseudomalachiteCu5(PO4)2(OH)4
P TurquoiseCu(Al,Fe3+)6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
P WavelliteAl3(PO4)2(OH,F)3 · 5H2O
SSulfur
S BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
S ChalcoalumiteCuAl4(SO4)(OH)12 · 3H2O
S ChalcociteCu2S
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S CovelliteCuS
S CyanotrichiteCu4Al2(SO4)(OH)12 · 2H2O
S DigeniteCu9S5
S PyriteFeS2
S TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
CaCalcium
Ca CrandalliteCaAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
VVanadium
V VolborthiteCu3(V2O7)(OH)2 · 2H2O
FeIron
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Fe TurquoiseCu(Al,Fe3+)6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
CuCopper
Cu AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Cu BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
Cu ChalcoalumiteCuAl4(SO4)(OH)12 · 3H2O
Cu ChalcociteCu2S
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Cu CopperCu
Cu CovelliteCuS
Cu CupriteCu2O
Cu CyanotrichiteCu4Al2(SO4)(OH)12 · 2H2O
Cu DigeniteCu9S5
Cu LibetheniteCu2(PO4)(OH)
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
Cu PseudomalachiteCu5(PO4)2(OH)4
Cu TenoriteCuO
Cu TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Cu TurquoiseCu(Al,Fe3+)6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
Cu VolborthiteCu3(V2O7)(OH)2 · 2H2O
ZnZinc
Zn TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
SbAntimony
Sb TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13

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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Early Devonian - Ordovician
393.3 - 485.4 Ma



ID: 3130737
Ordovician shale/slate

Age: Paleozoic (393.3 - 485.4 Ma)

Description: low grade metamorphic

Lithology: Shale/slate

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]

Early Ordovician - Late Cambrian
470 - 501 Ma



ID: 3187313
Paleozoic crystalline metamorphic rocks

Age: Paleozoic (470 - 501 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Osso Formation

Comments: Zona De Ossa Morena

Lithology: Metasedimentary schist

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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