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Liat mines, Vielha e Mijaran, Aran Valley, Lleida (Lérida), Catalonia, Spain

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 42° 47' 30'' North , 0° 52' 15'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 42.79166793823242, 0.8708333373069763


Zn-Pb-Fe stratiform deposit in Ordovician schists, slates, quartzites and limestones, slightly affected by Hercynian low grade regional metamorphism.
The deposit is known since 1717 and workings began around 1740. A French-Belgian mining company exploited the area until 1965. An aerial mining cable car built in 1912 was used for transporting the ore 1600 m down to Pontaut in the Garona River, 14 km to the west and only 2 km south of the French border. There it was shipped to France for processing.
Today, abandoned buildings, galleries, trenches and prospects are found spread across in Rasos de Liat, a grassy and rocky mountainous area at an altitude of 2300 m. A project by the Autonomous Government of the Aran Valley exists that pretends to rehabilitate the area for tourist visits.

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22 valid minerals.

Regional Geology

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Cambrian-Ordovician443.8 - 541 MaCambrian-Ordovician sedimentary rocks

Sedimentary rocks


References for regional geology:

Data provided by Macrostrat.org

Geological Survey of Canada. Generalized geological map of the world and linked databases. doi:10.4095/195142. Open File 2915d.


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