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Algares deposit, Aljustrel Mine, Aljustrel, Aljustrel, Beja, Portugali
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Algares depositDeposit
Aljustrel MineMine
Aljustrel- not defined -
Aljustrel- not defined -
BejaDistrict
PortugalCountry

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Name(s) in local language(s):Algares, Mina de Aljustrel, Aljustrel, Aljustrel, Distrito de Beja, Portugal
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 37° 52' 5'' North , 8° 9' 47'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 37.86829,-8.16327
GeoHash:G#: eydpqjxwt
Locality type:Deposit
Köppen climate type:Csa : Hot-summer Mediterranean climate
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Aljustrel5,334 (2018)1.0km
Santa Vitória981 (2018)16.4km
Castro Verde4,857 (2014)20.1km
Mombeja981 (2018)20.5km
Ferreira do Alentejo4,689 (2014)23.2km


Pyrite mine with post-mining sulfate stalactites.

Mindat Articles


A briefing of Ajustrel Mines http://www.mindat.org/article.php/1643 by Rui Nunes

The Bronze Boards of Vipasca http://www.mindat.org/article.php/1681 by Martins da Pedra



Regions containing this locality

Eurasian PlateTectonic Plate
EuropeContinent
Iberian PeninsulaPeninsula

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


12 valid minerals.

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
Alunogen7.CB.45Al2(SO4)3 · 17H2O
Copiapite7.DB.35Fe2+Fe3+4(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O
Gypsum7.CD.40CaSO4 · 2H2O
Halotrichite7.CB.85FeAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
Melanterite7.CB.35Fe2+(H2O)6SO4 · H2O
var: Cuprian Melanterite7.CB.35(Fe,Cu)SO4 · 7H2O
Natrojarosite7.BC.10NaFe3(SO4)2(OH)6
Pickeringite7.CB.85MgAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
Rhomboclase7.CB.55(H5O2)Fe3+(SO4)2 · 2H2O
Schwertmannite7.DE.15Fe3+16(OH,SO4)12-13O16 · 10-12H2O
Siderotil7.CB.20FeSO4 · 5H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)

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 6 - HYDROXIDES AND OXIDES CONTAINING HYDROXYL
Miscellaneous
Schwertmannite6.4.10.1Fe3+16(OH,SO4)12-13O16 · 10-12H2O
Group 29 - HYDRATED ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
Hydrated Acid Sulfates
Rhomboclase29.1.1.1(H5O2)Fe3+(SO4)2 · 2H2O
AXO4·xH2O
Gypsum29.6.3.1CaSO4 · 2H2O
Melanterite29.6.10.1Fe2+(H2O)6SO4 · H2O
Siderotil29.6.7.2FeSO4 · 5H2O
AB2(XO4)4·H2O
Halotrichite29.7.3.2FeAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
Pickeringite29.7.3.1MgAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
A2(XO4)3·H2O
Alunogen29.8.6.1Al2(SO4)3 · 17H2O
Group 31 - HYDRATED SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Miscellaneous
Copiapite31.10.5.1Fe2+Fe3+4(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Melanterite
var: Cuprian Melanterite
-(Fe,Cu)SO4 · 7H2O
Natrojarosite-NaFe3(SO4)2(OH)6

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H MelanteriteFe2+(H2O)6SO4 · H2O
H HalotrichiteFeAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
H PickeringiteMgAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
H AlunogenAl2(SO4)3 · 17H2O
H Melanterite (var: Cuprian Melanterite)(Fe,Cu)SO4 · 7H2O
H SiderotilFeSO4 · 5H2O
H CopiapiteFe2+Fe43+(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O
H Rhomboclase(H5O2)Fe3+(SO4)2 · 2H2O
H NatrojarositeNaFe3(SO4)2(OH)6
H GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
H Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
H SchwertmanniteFe163+(OH,SO4)12-13O16 · 10-12H2O
OOxygen
O MelanteriteFe2+(H2O)6SO4 · H2O
O HalotrichiteFeAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
O PickeringiteMgAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
O AlunogenAl2(SO4)3 · 17H2O
O Melanterite (var: Cuprian Melanterite)(Fe,Cu)SO4 · 7H2O
O SiderotilFeSO4 · 5H2O
O CopiapiteFe2+Fe43+(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O
O Rhomboclase(H5O2)Fe3+(SO4)2 · 2H2O
O NatrojarositeNaFe3(SO4)2(OH)6
O GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
O Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
O SchwertmanniteFe163+(OH,SO4)12-13O16 · 10-12H2O
NaSodium
Na NatrojarositeNaFe3(SO4)2(OH)6
MgMagnesium
Mg PickeringiteMgAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
AlAluminium
Al HalotrichiteFeAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
Al PickeringiteMgAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
Al AlunogenAl2(SO4)3 · 17H2O
SSulfur
S PyriteFeS2
S MelanteriteFe2+(H2O)6SO4 · H2O
S HalotrichiteFeAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
S PickeringiteMgAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
S AlunogenAl2(SO4)3 · 17H2O
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S Melanterite (var: Cuprian Melanterite)(Fe,Cu)SO4 · 7H2O
S SiderotilFeSO4 · 5H2O
S CopiapiteFe2+Fe43+(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O
S Rhomboclase(H5O2)Fe3+(SO4)2 · 2H2O
S NatrojarositeNaFe3(SO4)2(OH)6
S GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
S SchwertmanniteFe163+(OH,SO4)12-13O16 · 10-12H2O
CaCalcium
Ca GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
FeIron
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe MelanteriteFe2+(H2O)6SO4 · H2O
Fe HalotrichiteFeAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe Melanterite (var: Cuprian Melanterite)(Fe,Cu)SO4 · 7H2O
Fe SiderotilFeSO4 · 5H2O
Fe CopiapiteFe2+Fe43+(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O
Fe Rhomboclase(H5O2)Fe3+(SO4)2 · 2H2O
Fe NatrojarositeNaFe3(SO4)2(OH)6
Fe Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Fe SchwertmanniteFe163+(OH,SO4)12-13O16 · 10-12H2O
CuCopper
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu Melanterite (var: Cuprian Melanterite)(Fe,Cu)SO4 · 7H2O

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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Miocene
5.333 - 23.03 Ma



ID: 3185813
Cenozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Miocene (5.333 - 23.03 Ma)

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]

Early Carboniferous - Late Devonian
323.2 - 382.7 Ma



ID: 3131252
Late Devonian meta-rhyolite

Age: Paleozoic (323.2 - 382.7 Ma)

Description: low grade metamorphic

Lithology: Major:{meta-rhyolite}, Minor{meta-basalt group,shale/slate,quartzite}

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]

Data and map coding provided by Macrostrat.org, used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License

References

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Bobos, I.; Duraes, N.; Noronha, F. (2006): Mineralogy and geochemistry of mill tailings impoundments from Algares (Aljustrel), Portugal: Implications for acid sulfate mine waters formation. Journal of Geochemical Exploration 88, 1-5.


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