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Alto do Sobrido Mine, Melres, Gondomar, Porto, Portugali
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Alto do Sobrido MineMine
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PortoDistrict
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Name(s) in local language(s):Mina do Alto do Sobrido, Melres, Gondomar, Distrito do Porto, Portugal
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 41° 4' 15'' North , 8° 25' 58'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 41.07092,-8.43295
GeoHash:G#: ez618her6
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:Csb : Warm-summer Mediterranean climate
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Melres10,328 (2018)2.7km
Moreira11,336 (2018)4.0km
Rio Mau1,407 (2018)5.6km
Foz do Sousa6,315 (2018)6.4km
Sandim6,449 (2018)7.4km


Sb-Au mine.
Stockwork and silicified masse types of stibnite-gold mineralisation. The gold pervades the pores, the fractures and the foliation of metasedimentary rocks.

Mining concession no. 100 "Alto do Sobrido" (Sb), Melres, Gondomar, Porto, registration date 01-08-1874.

Regions containing this locality

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Iberian PeninsulaPeninsula

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


11 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Antimony
Formula: Sb
Arsenopyrite
Formula: FeAsS
Berthierite
Formula: FeSb2S4
Goethite
Formula: α-Fe3+O(OH)
Gold
Formula: Au
Reference: LNEG - Laboratório Nacional de Energia e Geologia, Siorminp database ID "8AuSb".
Kermesite
Formula: Sb2S2O
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Senarmontite
Formula: Sb2O3
Stibnite
Formula: Sb2S3
Valentinite
Formula: Sb2O3

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Antimony1.CA.05Sb
Gold1.AA.05Au
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Arsenopyrite2.EB.20FeAsS
Berthierite2.HA.20FeSb2S4
Kermesite2.FD.05Sb2S2O
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Stibnite2.DB.05Sb2S3
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Goethite4.00.α-Fe3+O(OH)
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Senarmontite4.CB.50Sb2O3
Valentinite4.CB.55Sb2O3

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Metals, other than the Platinum Group
Gold1.1.1.1Au
Semi-metals and non-metals
Antimony1.3.1.2Sb
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:3
Stibnite2.11.2.1Sb2S3
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Arsenopyrite2.12.4.1FeAsS
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Oxysulfides
Kermesite2.13.1.1Sb2S2O
Group 3 - SULFOSALTS
ø = 2
Berthierite3.7.9.3FeSb2S4
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Senarmontite4.3.9.2Sb2O3
Valentinite4.3.11.1Sb2O3
Group 6 - HYDROXIDES AND OXIDES CONTAINING HYDROXYL
XO(OH)
Goethite6.1.1.2α-Fe3+O(OH)
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 Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
OOxygen
O KermesiteSb2S2O
O QuartzSiO2
O SenarmontiteSb2O3
O ValentiniteSb2O3
O Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
SSulfur
S StibniteSb2S3
S KermesiteSb2S2O
S PyriteFeS2
S ArsenopyriteFeAsS
S BerthieriteFeSb2S4
FeIron
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe ArsenopyriteFeAsS
Fe BerthieriteFeSb2S4
Fe Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
AsArsenic
As ArsenopyriteFeAsS
SbAntimony
Sb StibniteSb2S3
Sb KermesiteSb2S2O
Sb AntimonySb
Sb SenarmontiteSb2O3
Sb ValentiniteSb2O3
Sb BerthieriteFeSb2S4
AuGold
Au GoldAu

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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Late Carboniferous
298.9 - 323.2 Ma



ID: 3158898
continental molasse

Age: Pennsylvanian (298.9 - 323.2 Ma)

Lithology: Major:{sandstone}, Minor{conglomerate,claystone,coal}

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]

Cambrian
485.4 - 541 Ma



ID: 3193156
Paleozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Cambrian (485.4 - 541 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]

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

References

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LNEG - Laboratório Nacional de Energia e Geologia, Siorminp database ID "8AuSb".
Neto Parra, Acurcio A. H.; Farinha Ramos, J. M. (1997): Preliminary note on the discovery of new gold-​antimony resources in Alto do Sobrido. Estudos, Notas e Trabalhos do Instituto Geologico e Mineiro 39, 165-168 (in Portuguese).


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