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Chão do Castanheiro, Mesquitela, Mangualde, Viseu District, Portugal

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Location is approximate, estimate based on other nearby localities.
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 40° North , 7° West (est.)
Margin of Error:~15km
Other regions containing this locality:Iberian Peninsula
Köppen climate type:Csb : Warm-summer Mediterranean climate
Name(s) in local language(s):Chão do Castanheiro, Mesquitela, Mangualde, Distrito de Viseu, Portugal

Granite pegmatites: Be, Li, W, Sn and Ta mines.
Opened at 14-05-1935.
Mine nr. 1890.

1 - shafts nr. 1, 2 (Cabeço do Seixo) 3, 4, and 5 (Regada). These two localities correspond to the old mining concession of Chão do Castanheiro.
2 - today all the mines in this pegmatitic formation have a common name: Cubos. This applies to the following uploaded localities: Cabeço do Seixo, Regada, Rochel, Chão do Castanheiro and Cubos-Mesquitela-Mangualde area with eight shafts splited among them.


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Pereira M.F.C. & Figueiredo M.O. (1995). Megacristais de triplite de Mesquitela (Mangualde): Caracterização mineroquímica dos processos de alteração. IV Congresso Nacional de Geologia. Universidade do Porto - Faculdade de Ciências, Museu e Laboratório Mineralógico e geológico. Memória nº 4, p.659-663.

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