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Algares Mine, Portel, Portel, Évora, Portugali
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Name(s) in local language(s):Mina dos Algares (Mina do Outeiro dos Algares), Portel, Portel, Distrito de Évora, Portugal
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 38° 16' 54'' North , 7° 43' 46'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 38.28172,-7.72961
GeoHash:G#: eyf9b0grn
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:Csa : Hot-summer Mediterranean climate
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Vidigueira5,932 (2018)10.1km
Cuba4,878 (2018)19.2km
São Matias569 (2018)22.1km
Alvito2,504 (2018)23.0km
Reguengos de Monsaraz7,217 (2014)23.3km


Inactive Cu-Pb-Zn-Fe mine.








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Portuguese Ossa-Morena Zone Mining by Martins da Pedra

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


14 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Arsenopyrite
Formula: FeAsS
Reference: LNEG - Laboratório Nacional de Energia e Geologia (Siorminp ID 1191ZnPbCuPy)
Baryte
Formula: BaSO4
Reference: LNEG - Laboratório Nacional de Energia e Geologia (Siorminp ID 1191ZnPbCuPy)
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: LNEG - Laboratório Nacional de Energia e Geologia (Siorminp ID 1191ZnPbCuPy)
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: LNEG database
Galena
Formula: PbS
Hemimorphite
Formula: Zn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
Description: Alfredo Bensaude museum - Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisbon
Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Reference: LNEG - Laboratório Nacional de Energia e Geologia (Siorminp ID 1191ZnPbCuPy)
Marcasite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: LNEG - Laboratório Nacional de Energia e Geologia (Siorminp ID 1191ZnPbCuPy)
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: LNEG database
Pyrrhotite
Formula: Fe7S8
Reference: LNEG - Laboratório Nacional de Energia e Geologia (Siorminp ID 1191ZnPbCuPy)
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: LNEG - Laboratório Nacional de Energia e Geologia (Siorminp ID 1191ZnPbCuPy)
Smithsonite
Formula: ZnCO3
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Tetrahedrite
Formula: Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Reference: LNEG - Laboratório Nacional de Energia e Geologia (Siorminp ID 1191ZnPbCuPy)

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Arsenopyrite2.EB.20FeAsS
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Marcasite2.EB.10aFeS2
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Pyrrhotite2.CC.10Fe7S8
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Tetrahedrite2.GB.05Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Magnetite4.BB.05Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Smithsonite5.AB.05ZnCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Baryte7.AD.35BaSO4
Group 9 - Silicates
Hemimorphite9.BD.10Zn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Pyrrhotite2.8.10.1Fe7S8
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Arsenopyrite2.12.4.1FeAsS
Marcasite2.12.2.1FeS2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 3 - SULFOSALTS
3 <ø < 4
Tetrahedrite3.3.6.1Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Magnetite7.2.2.3Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Smithsonite14.1.1.6ZnCO3
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Baryte28.3.1.1BaSO4
Group 56 - SOROSILICATES Si2O7 Groups, With Additional O, OH, F and H2O
Si2O7 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with cations in [4] coordination
Hemimorphite56.1.2.1Zn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
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 HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
CCarbon
C SmithsoniteZnCO3
C CalciteCaCO3
OOxygen
O SmithsoniteZnCO3
O HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
O MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
O BaryteBaSO4
O CalciteCaCO3
O QuartzSiO2
SiSilicon
Si HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
Si QuartzSiO2
SSulfur
S PyrrhotiteFe7S8
S SphaleriteZnS
S GalenaPbS
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S PyriteFeS2
S ArsenopyriteFeAsS
S TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
S BaryteBaSO4
S MarcasiteFeS2
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
FeIron
Fe PyrrhotiteFe7S8
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
Fe ArsenopyriteFeAsS
Fe TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Fe MarcasiteFeS2
CuCopper
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
Zn SmithsoniteZnCO3
Zn HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
Zn TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
AsArsenic
As ArsenopyriteFeAsS
SbAntimony
Sb TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
BaBarium
Ba BaryteBaSO4
PbLead
Pb GalenaPbS

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: 3131581
Ordovician quartzite

Age: Paleozoic (393.3 - 485.4 Ma)

Description: low grade metamorphic

Lithology: Major:{quartzite}, Minor{phyllite,shale/slate,meta-volcanic rock group}

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]

Neoproterozoic - Mesoproterozoic
541 - 1600 Ma



ID: 3191847
Mesoproterozoic-Neoproterozoic crystalline metamorphic rocks

Age: Proterozoic (541 - 1600 Ma)

Comments: Zona De Ossa Morena

Lithology: Orthogneiss/paragneiss/metavolcanic gneiss

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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Jorge António Vidigal Possolo de Leão e Carvalho; Contribuição para o estudo dos jazigos de Algares de Portel e Balsa, Portel, Alentejo; Universidade de de Lisboa, Faculdade de Ciências, Departamento de Geologia, 1988.


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