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Eugenia Mine, Bellmunt del Priorat, Priorat, Tarragona, Catalonia, Spaini
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Eugenia MineMine
Bellmunt del Priorat- not defined -
PrioratCounty
TarragonaProvince
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
41° 9' 47'' North , 0° 45' 47'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Gratallops221 (2012)3.5km
el Molar302 (2010)4.8km
Falset2,662 (2012)5.1km
La Figuera316 (2012)6.5km
Porrera506 (2012)8.3km


Pb (Zn, Ag, Ba, Cu, Ni, Co, Fe) lode emplaced in Carboniferous turbidite sequence cut by late-Hercynian granite porphyry dikes. The mineralization a brecciated vein cemented by carbonates and sulfides.
Old dumps below the village.

The village of Bellmunt del Priorat was the center of one of the most prolific lead mining areas in Catalonia between the end of the 19th century and the 1970s.

The Eugenia Mine was the most important Pb mine in the area: it consisted of more than 14 km of galleries up to 620 m deep distributed in 20 levels, reaching more than 300 m below the sea level. A metallurgical ore-processing complex was built around the mine during the first years of the 20th century. A modernist syle building built in 1905, called "Casa de les Mines", hosted the "Minas del Priorato, S.A." company headquarters, laboratories and offices until the mine was definitely closed in 1972.

Since 2002, the area has been restored as a museum associated to the "Museu de la Ciència i de la Tècnica de Catalunya" (Science and Technics Museum of Catalonia). Some buildings have been rehabilitated and host a small display about the history and geology of the mine. Today, the visit includes a guided tour that enters the gallery of level 1 for a walk of 700 m, 35 m below the surface. Free mineral collecting is not authorized, although it may be permitted upon request for scientific purposes.


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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


36 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Anglesite
Formula: PbSO4
Ankerite
Formula: Ca(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Reference: López, E. C., i Sabaté, À. C., & Arrufat, J. T. (1990). Late deposits and post-Hecynian low temperature veins in the Catalonian Coastel Ranges. Acta geológica hispánica, 25(1), 75-81.
Antlerite
Formula: Cu3(SO4)(OH)4
Reference: Joan Abella i Creus (2008): Minerals I Mines De La Conca De Bellmunt Del Priorat.
'Apatite'
Formula: Ca5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
Reference: Joan Abella i Creus (2008): Minerals I Mines De La Conca De Bellmunt Del Priorat.
Aragonite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Joan Abella i Creus (2008): Minerals I Mines De La Conca De Bellmunt Del Priorat.
Azurite
Formula: Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Baryte
Formula: BaSO4
Brochantite
Formula: Cu4(SO4)(OH)6
Reference: Joan Abella i Creus (2008): Minerals I Mines De La Conca De Bellmunt Del Priorat.
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Cerussite
Formula: PbCO3
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: López, E. C., i Sabaté, À. C., & Arrufat, J. T. (1990). Late deposits and post-Hecynian low temperature veins in the Catalonian Coastel Ranges. Acta geológica hispánica, 25(1), 75-81.
'Chlorite Group'
Reference: López, E. C., i Sabaté, À. C., & Arrufat, J. T. (1990). Late deposits and post-Hecynian low temperature veins in the Catalonian Coastel Ranges. Acta geológica hispánica, 25(1), 75-81.
Dolomite
Formula: CaMg(CO3)2
Reference: López, E. C., i Sabaté, À. C., & Arrufat, J. T. (1990). Late deposits and post-Hecynian low temperature veins in the Catalonian Coastel Ranges. Acta geológica hispánica, 25(1), 75-81.
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: López, E. C., i Sabaté, À. C., & Arrufat, J. T. (1990). Late deposits and post-Hecynian low temperature veins in the Catalonian Coastel Ranges. Acta geológica hispánica, 25(1), 75-81.
Gaspéite
Formula: Ni(CO3)
Reference: Joan Abella i Creus (2008): Minerals I Mines De La Conca De Bellmunt Del Priorat.
Gersdorffite
Formula: NiAsS
Reference: Joan Abella i Creus (2008): Minerals I Mines De La Conca De Bellmunt Del Priorat.
Goethite
Formula: α-Fe3+O(OH)
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Reference: Joan Abella i Creus (2008): Minerals I Mines De La Conca De Bellmunt Del Priorat.
Jamborite
Formula: Ni2+1-xCo3+x(OH)2-x(SO4)x · nH2O
Reference: Joan Abella i Creus (2008): Minerals I Mines De La Conca De Bellmunt Del Priorat.
Jamesonite
Formula: Pb4FeSb6S14
Reference: Joan Abella i Creus (2008): Minerals I Mines De La Conca De Bellmunt Del Priorat.
Kaolinite
Formula: Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Reference: Joan Abella i Creus (2008): Minerals I Mines De La Conca De Bellmunt Del Priorat.; López, E. C., i Sabaté, À. C., & Arrufat, J. T. (1990). Late deposits and post-Hecynian low temperature veins in the Catalonian Coastel Ranges. Acta geológica hispánica, 25(1), 75-81.
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Marcasite
Formula: FeS2
Melanterite
Formula: Fe2+(H2O)6SO4 · H2O
Reference: Joan Abella i Creus (2008): Minerals I Mines De La Conca De Bellmunt Del Priorat.
Millerite
Formula: NiS
Reference: López, E. C., i Sabaté, À. C., & Arrufat, J. T. (1990). Late deposits and post-Hecynian low temperature veins in the Catalonian Coastel Ranges. Acta geológica hispánica, 25(1), 75-81.
Morenosite
Formula: NiSO4 · 7H2O
Reference: Joan Abella i Creus (2008): Minerals I Mines De La Conca De Bellmunt Del Priorat.
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: López, E. C., i Sabaté, À. C., & Arrufat, J. T. (1990). Late deposits and post-Hecynian low temperature veins in the Catalonian Coastel Ranges. Acta geológica hispánica, 25(1), 75-81.
Muscovite var: Sericite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: López, E. C., i Sabaté, À. C., & Arrufat, J. T. (1990). Late deposits and post-Hecynian low temperature veins in the Catalonian Coastel Ranges. Acta geológica hispánica, 25(1), 75-81.
Polydymite
Formula: Ni2+Ni3+2S4
Reference: Joan Abella i Creus (2008): Minerals I Mines De La Conca De Bellmunt Del Priorat.
Posnjakite
Formula: Cu4(SO4)(OH)6 · H2O
Reference: Joan Abella i Creus (2008): Minerals I Mines De La Conca De Bellmunt Del Priorat.
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: López, E. C., i Sabaté, À. C., & Arrufat, J. T. (1990). Late deposits and post-Hecynian low temperature veins in the Catalonian Coastel Ranges. Acta geológica hispánica, 25(1), 75-81.
Pyrolusite
Formula: Mn4+O2
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Retgersite
Formula: NiSO4 · 6H2O
Reference: Joan Abella i Creus (2008): Minerals I Mines De La Conca De Bellmunt Del Priorat.
Siderite
Formula: FeCO3
Siegenite
Formula: CoNi2S4
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: López, E. C., i Sabaté, À. C., & Arrufat, J. T. (1990). Late deposits and post-Hecynian low temperature veins in the Catalonian Coastel Ranges. Acta geológica hispánica, 25(1), 75-81.
Sulphur
Formula: S8
Reference: Joan Abella i Creus (2008): Minerals I Mines De La Conca De Bellmunt Del Priorat.
Vaesite
Formula: NiS2
Reference: Joan Abella i Creus (2008): Minerals I Mines De La Conca De Bellmunt Del Priorat.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Sulphur1.CC.05S8
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Gersdorffite2.EB.25NiAsS
Jamesonite2.HB.15Pb4FeSb6S14
Marcasite2.EB.10aFeS2
Millerite2.CC.20NiS
Polydymite2.DA.05Ni2+Ni3+2S4
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Siegenite2.DA.05CoNi2S4
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Vaesite2.EB.05aNiS2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Goethite4.00.α-Fe3+O(OH)
Hematite4.CB.05Fe2O3
Jamborite4.FL.05Ni2+1-xCo3+x(OH)2-x(SO4)x · nH2O
Pyrolusite4.DB.05Mn4+O2
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Ankerite5.AB.10Ca(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Aragonite5.AB.15CaCO3
Azurite5.BA.05Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Cerussite5.AB.15PbCO3
Dolomite5.AB.10CaMg(CO3)2
Gaspéite5.AB.05Ni(CO3)
Malachite5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Siderite5.AB.05FeCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Anglesite7.AD.35PbSO4
Antlerite7.BB.15Cu3(SO4)(OH)4
Baryte7.AD.35BaSO4
Brochantite7.BB.25Cu4(SO4)(OH)6
Melanterite7.CB.35Fe2+(H2O)6SO4 · H2O
Morenosite7.CB.40NiSO4 · 7H2O
Posnjakite7.DD.10Cu4(SO4)(OH)6 · H2O
Retgersite7.CB.30NiSO4 · 6H2O
Group 9 - Silicates
Kaolinite9.ED.05Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Muscovite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
var: Sericite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Apatite'-Ca5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
'Chlorite Group'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Semi-metals and non-metals
Sulphur1.3.5.1S8
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Millerite2.8.16.1NiS
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 3:4
Polydymite2.10.1.7Ni2+Ni3+2S4
Siegenite2.10.1.6CoNi2S4
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Gersdorffite2.12.3.2NiAsS
Marcasite2.12.2.1FeS2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Vaesite2.12.1.2NiS2
Group 3 - SULFOSALTS
2 < ø < 2.49
Jamesonite3.6.7.1Pb4FeSb6S14
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
AX2
Pyrolusite4.4.1.4Mn4+O2
Group 6 - HYDROXIDES AND OXIDES CONTAINING HYDROXYL
XO(OH)
Goethite6.1.1.2α-Fe3+O(OH)
X(OH)3
Jamborite6.3.8.1Ni2+1-xCo3+x(OH)2-x(SO4)x · nH2O
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Cerussite14.1.3.4PbCO3
Gaspéite14.1.1.8Ni(CO3)
Siderite14.1.1.3FeCO3
AB(XO3)2
Ankerite14.2.1.2Ca(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Dolomite14.2.1.1CaMg(CO3)2
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Azurite16a.2.1.1Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Malachite16a.3.1.1Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Anglesite28.3.1.3PbSO4
Baryte28.3.1.1BaSO4
Group 29 - HYDRATED ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4·xH2O
Melanterite29.6.10.1Fe2+(H2O)6SO4 · H2O
Morenosite29.6.11.3NiSO4 · 7H2O
Retgersite29.6.9.1NiSO4 · 6H2O
Group 30 - ANHYDROUS SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)m(XO4)pZq, where m:p>2:1
Antlerite30.1.12.1Cu3(SO4)(OH)4
Brochantite30.1.3.1Cu4(SO4)(OH)6
Group 31 - HYDRATED SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)4(XO4)Zq·xH2O
Posnjakite31.4.1.1Cu4(SO4)(OH)6 · H2O
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Muscovite71.2.2a.1KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Apatite'-Ca5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
Aragonite-CaCO3
'Chlorite Group'-
Kaolinite-Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Muscovite
var: Sericite
-KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
H AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
H JamboriteNi2+1-xCox3+(OH)2-x(SO4)x · nH2O
H RetgersiteNiSO4 · 6H2O
H MelanteriteFe2+(H2O)6SO4 · H2O
H MorenositeNiSO4 · 7H2O
H BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
H PosnjakiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6 · H2O
H AntleriteCu3(SO4)(OH)4
H ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
H KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
H Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
C AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
C SideriteFeCO3
C CerussitePbCO3
C AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
C DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
C AragoniteCaCO3
C GaspéiteNi(CO3)
OOxygen
O Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
O PyrolusiteMn4+O2
O CalciteCaCO3
O AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
O SideriteFeCO3
O CerussitePbCO3
O AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
O AnglesitePbSO4
O DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
O BaryteBaSO4
O QuartzSiO2
O HematiteFe2O3
O JamboriteNi2+1-xCox3+(OH)2-x(SO4)x · nH2O
O AragoniteCaCO3
O GaspéiteNi(CO3)
O RetgersiteNiSO4 · 6H2O
O MelanteriteFe2+(H2O)6SO4 · H2O
O MorenositeNiSO4 · 7H2O
O BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
O PosnjakiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6 · H2O
O AntleriteCu3(SO4)(OH)4
O ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
O KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
O Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
FFluorine
F ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
MgMagnesium
Mg AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Mg DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
AlAluminium
Al KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Al Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
Si KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Si Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
PPhosphorus
P ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
SSulfur
S GalenaPbS
S SphaleriteZnS
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S MarcasiteFeS2
S PyriteFeS2
S SiegeniteCoNi2S4
S MilleriteNiS
S AnglesitePbSO4
S BaryteBaSO4
S SulphurS8
S PolydymiteNi2+Ni23+S4
S VaesiteNiS2
S GersdorffiteNiAsS
S JamesonitePb4FeSb6S14
S JamboriteNi2+1-xCox3+(OH)2-x(SO4)x · nH2O
S RetgersiteNiSO4 · 6H2O
S MelanteriteFe2+(H2O)6SO4 · H2O
S MorenositeNiSO4 · 7H2O
S BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
S PosnjakiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6 · H2O
S AntleriteCu3(SO4)(OH)4
ClChlorine
Cl ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
KPotassium
K Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Ca DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
Ca AragoniteCaCO3
Ca ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
MnManganese
Mn PyrolusiteMn4+O2
FeIron
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe MarcasiteFeS2
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
Fe AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Fe SideriteFeCO3
Fe JamesonitePb4FeSb6S14
Fe HematiteFe2O3
Fe MelanteriteFe2+(H2O)6SO4 · H2O
CoCobalt
Co SiegeniteCoNi2S4
Co JamboriteNi2+1-xCox3+(OH)2-x(SO4)x · nH2O
NiNickel
Ni SiegeniteCoNi2S4
Ni MilleriteNiS
Ni PolydymiteNi2+Ni23+S4
Ni VaesiteNiS2
Ni GersdorffiteNiAsS
Ni JamboriteNi2+1-xCox3+(OH)2-x(SO4)x · nH2O
Ni GaspéiteNi(CO3)
Ni RetgersiteNiSO4 · 6H2O
Ni MorenositeNiSO4 · 7H2O
CuCopper
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
Cu BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
Cu PosnjakiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6 · H2O
Cu AntleriteCu3(SO4)(OH)4
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
AsArsenic
As GersdorffiteNiAsS
SbAntimony
Sb JamesonitePb4FeSb6S14
BaBarium
Ba BaryteBaSO4
PbLead
Pb GalenaPbS
Pb CerussitePbCO3
Pb AnglesitePbSO4
Pb JamesonitePb4FeSb6S14

References

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Canals, A., Cardellach, E. and Ayora, C., (1989) The Eugenia Mine (Pb-Zn-Ag)(Bellmunt del Priorat, Tarragona): Fluid geochemistry and mechanisms of formation. Bol. Soc. Esp. de Mineralogía. (in press)
- Chronique de la Rechèrche Minière, Univ. Genève, (1998) (533, suppl.): 16
- Joan Abella i Creus (2008): Minerals I Mines De La Conca De Bellmunt Del Priorat. Encuadernación Rústica, 128 pp.

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