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Montcada hill quarry (Pedrera del Turó de Montcada), Montcada i Reixac, Vallès Occidental, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 41° 28' 50'' North , 2° 10' 50'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 41.48056,2.18056
GeoHash:G#: sp3ecx7cf
Locality type:Quarry
Köppen climate type:Csa : Hot-summer Mediterranean climate
Name(s) in local language(s):Pedrera del Turó de Montcada


Limestone quarry on top of Montcada hill, 10 km north of Barcelona city.

Geology consists of Silurian-Devonian slates, schists, marls, and limestones, with several phosphate-rich beds and disseminations. Phosphate minerals are found in thin layers, nodules, and veins mainly in Silurian slates.

The quarry is worked since 1917 and produces limestone rock for a cement factory belonging to the company ‘Compañía General de Asfaltos y Portland’ (ASLAND).

Alternative Label Names

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Montcada hill quarry, Montcada i Reixac, Vallès Occidental, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain

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Iberian Peninsula

Peninsula - 1,540 mineral species & varietal names listed

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


51 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Allophane
Formula: (Al2O3)(SiO2)1.3-2 · 2.5-3H2O
Description: Analyses at Laboratorio de Técnicas Instrumentales Universidad de Valladolid
Reference: Mineralogistes de Catalunya (2004), VIII (5): 11-13
Aluminocopiapite
Formula: Al2/3Fe3+4(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O
Colour: orange
Reference: Joan Rosell
Alumohydrocalcite
Formula: CaAl2(CO3)2(OH)4 · 4H2O
Habit: Spherules of acicular crystals up to 1.5 mm
Reference: Mineralogistes de Catalunya (1997), VII (1): 34-55
Alunite
Formula: KAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
Reference: Mineralogistes de Catalunya (1997), VII (1): 34-55
Ankerite
Formula: Ca(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Reference: Mineralogistes de Catalunya (1997), VII (1): 34-55
'Apatite'
Reference: Mineralogistes de Catalunya (1997), VII (1): 34-55
Aragonite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Mineralogistes de Catalunya (1997), VII (1): 34-55
Azurite
Formula: Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Reference: Mineralogistes de Catalunya (1997), VII (1): 34-55
Beraunite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+5(PO4)4(OH)5 · 6H2O
Reference: Rosell, J. & Garrido, J.L. (2006) The minerals of Montcada Hill Quarry. Mineral Up, 2006/2, 16-20.
Calcioferrite
Formula: Ca2Fe3+2(PO4)3(OH) · 7H2O
Reference: Mineralogistes de Catalunya (1997), VII (1): 34-55
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Mineralogistes de Catalunya (1997), VII (1): 34-55
Chalcanthite
Formula: CuSO4 · 5H2O
Reference: Mineralogistes de Catalunya (1997), VII (1): 34-55
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: Mineralogistes de Catalunya (1997), VII (1): 34-55
Chrysocolla
Formula: Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Reference: Mineralogistes de Catalunya (1997), VII (1): 34-55
Copper
Formula: Cu
Reference: http://www.foro-minerales.com/forum/viewtopic.php?SRC=YWxmcmVkb0BtaW5kYXQub3Jn&p=133085#133085
Crandallite
Formula: CaAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
Reference: Mineralogistes de Catalunya (1997), VII (1): 34-55
Cuprite
Formula: Cu2O
Reference: http://www.foro-minerales.com/forum/viewtopic.php?SRC=YWxmcmVkb0BtaW5kYXQub3Jn&p=133085#133085
Delvauxite
Formula: CaFe4(PO4,SO4)2(OH)8 · 4-6H2O not confirmed ·
Description: Analyses at Laboratorio de Técnicas Instrumentales Universidad de Valladolid and at Institut Jaume Almera (CSIC) Barcelona
Reference: Mineralogistes de Catalunya (1997), VII (1): 56-58
Dolomite
Formula: CaMg(CO3)2
Reference: Mineralogistes de Catalunya (1997), VII (1): 34-55
Evansite
Formula: Al3(PO4)(OH)6 · 6H2O
Reference: Mineralogistes de Catalunya (1997), VII (1): 34-55
Fluorapatite
Formula: Ca5(PO4)3F
Reference: Rosell, J. & Garrido, J.L. (2006) The minerals of Montcada Hill Quarry. Mineral Up, 2006/2, 16-20.
Fluorapatite var: Carbonate-rich Fluorapatite
Formula: Ca5(PO4,CO3)3(F,O)
Reference: Rosell, J. & Garrido, J.L. (2006) The minerals of Montcada Hill Quarry. Mineral Up, 2006/2, 16-20.
Gibbsite
Formula: Al(OH)3
Reference: Rosell, J. & Garrido, J.L. (2006) The minerals of Montcada Hill Quarry. Mineral Up, 2006/2, 16-20.
Goethite
Formula: α-Fe3+O(OH)
Reference: Mineralogistes de Catalunya (1997), VII (1): 34-55
Graphite
Formula: C
Reference: Mineralogistes de Catalunya (1997), VII (1): 34-55
'Halloysite'
Formula: Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Reference: Mineralogistes de Catalunya (1997), VII (1): 34-55
Huntite
Formula: CaMg3(CO3)4
Description: Analyses at X-Ray Laboratory, Institut Jaume Almera (CSIC), Barcelona
Reference: Mineralogistes de Catalunya (1997), VII (1): 59
Hydroxylapatite
Formula: Ca5(PO4)3(OH)
Reference: Rosell, J. & Garrido, J.L. (2006) The minerals of Montcada Hill Quarry. Mineral Up, 2006/2, 16-20.
Hydroxylapatite var: Carbonate-rich Hydroxylapatite
Formula: Ca5(PO4,CO3)3(OH,O)
Reference: Rosell, J. & Garrido, J.L. (2006) The minerals of Montcada Hill Quarry. Mineral Up, 2006/2, 16-20.
Jarosite
Formula: KFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Reference: Mineralogistes de Catalunya (1997), VII (1): 34-55
Koninckite
Formula: Fe3+PO4 · 3H2O
Description: Analyses at Serveis Científicotècnics Universitat de Barcelona
Reference: Mineralogistes de Catalunya (1997), VII (1): 34-55
Libethenite
Formula: Cu2(PO4)(OH)
Habit: Prismatic, spherules up to 2 mm
Colour: Dark green
Description: Analyses at Serveis Científicotècnics Universitat de Barcelona
Reference: Mineralogistes de Catalunya (1997), VII (1): 34-55
Magnesite
Formula: MgCO3
Reference: Mineralogistes de Catalunya (1997), VII (1): 34-55
Magnesite var: Breunnerite
Formula: (Mg,Fe)CO3
Reference: Rosell, J. & Garrido, J.L. (2006) The minerals of Montcada Hill Quarry. Mineral Up, 2006/2, 16-20.
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Reference: Mineralogistes de Catalunya (1997), VII (1): 34-55
Marcasite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Rosell, J. & Garrido, J.L. (2006) The minerals of Montcada Hill Quarry. Mineral Up, 2006/2, 16-20.
Melanterite
Formula: Fe2+(H2O)6SO4 · H2O
Reference: Mineralogistes de Catalunya (1997), VII (1): 34-55
Metavariscite
Formula: AlPO4 · 2H2O
Habit: Acicular
Colour: Dark green
Description: Analyses at Serveis Científicotècnics Universitat de Barcelona
Reference: Mineralogistes de Catalunya (1997), VII (1): 34-55
Mitridatite
Formula: Ca2Fe3+3(PO4)3O2 · 3H2O
Reference: Pavel M. Kartashov analytical data of 2016, Joan Abella i Creus samples
Montgomeryite
Formula: Ca4MgAl4(PO4)6(OH)4 · 12H2O
Habit: Tabular up to 2 mm
Reference: Mineralogistes de Catalunya (1997), VII (1): 34-55
Montmorillonite
Formula: (Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Reference: Mineralogistes de Catalunya (1997), VII (1): 34-55
Natroalunite
Formula: NaAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
Reference: Rosell, J. & Garrido, J.L. (2006) The minerals of Montcada Hill Quarry. Mineral Up, 2006/2, 16-20.
Natrojarosite
Formula: NaFe3(SO4)2(OH)6
Reference: Rosell, J. & Garrido, J.L. (2006) The minerals of Montcada Hill Quarry. Mineral Up, 2006/2, 16-20.
Opal
Formula: SiO2 · nH2O
Reference: Mineralogistes de Catalunya (1997), VII (1): 34-55
Phosphosiderite
Formula: FePO4 · 2H2O
Description: Analyses at Serveis Científicotècnics Universitat de Barcelona
Reference: Mineralogistes de Catalunya (1997), VII (1): 34-55
Pseudomalachite
Formula: Cu5(PO4)2(OH)4
Reference: Rosell, J. & Garrido, J.L. (2006) The minerals of Montcada Hill Quarry. Mineral Up, 2006/2, 16-20.
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Mineralogistes de Catalunya (1997), VII (1): 34-55
Pyrolusite
Formula: Mn4+O2
Reference: Mineralogistes de Catalunya (1997), VII (1): 34-55
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Calvo, M. (2016). Minerales y Minas de España. Vol. VIII. Cuarzo y otros minerales de la sílice. Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros de Minas de Madrid. Fundación Gómez Pardo. 399 págs.
Siderite
Formula: FeCO3
Reference: Mineralogistes de Catalunya (1997), VII (1): 34-55
Strengite
Formula: FePO4 · 2H2O
Description: Analyses at Serveis Científicotècnics Universitat de Barcelona
Reference: Mineralogistes de Catalunya (1997), VII (1): 34-55
Tenorite
Formula: CuO
Reference: http://www.foro-minerales.com/forum/viewtopic.php?SRC=YWxmcmVkb0BtaW5kYXQub3Jn&p=133085#133085
Tinticite
Formula: Fe3+5.34(PO4)3.62(VO4)0.38(OH)4 · 6.7H2O
Habit: Nodular up to 5 cm
Description: Analyses at Serveis Científicotècnics Universitat de Barcelona
Reference: Mineralogistes de Catalunya (1997), VII (1): 34-55
Turquoise ?
Formula: Cu(Al,Fe3+)6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
Reference: http://www.foro-minerales.com/forum/viewtopic.php?SRC=YWxmcmVkb0BtaW5kYXQub3Jn&p=133085#133085
Variscite
Formula: AlPO4 · 2H2O
Habit: Massive
Colour: Yellow, pale green, bluish green
Description: Analyses at Serveis Científicotècnics Universitat de Barcelona
Reference: Mineralogistes de Catalunya (1997), VII (1): 34-55
Whitlockite
Formula: Ca9Mg(PO4)6(HPO4)
Reference: Rosell, J., Viñals, J. y Moreno, M. (2010). Whitlockita, Ca9Mg(PO3OH)(PO4)4, un nuevo fosfato de la cantera del Turó de Montcada, Montcada i Reixac, Vallés Occidental, Barcelona. Revista de Minerales, 4, (4), 58-60.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Copper1.AA.05Cu
Graphite1.CB.05aC
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Marcasite2.EB.10aFeS2
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Cuprite4.AA.10Cu2O
Gibbsite4.FE.10Al(OH)3
Goethite4.00.α-Fe3+O(OH)
Opal4.DA.10SiO2 · nH2O
Pyrolusite4.DB.05Mn4+O2
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Tenorite4.AB.10CuO
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
'Alumohydrocalcite'5.DB.05CaAl2(CO3)2(OH)4 · 4H2O
'Ankerite'5.AB.10Ca(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
'Aragonite'5.AB.15CaCO3
'Azurite'5.BA.05Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Dolomite5.AB.10CaMg(CO3)2
Huntite5.AB.25CaMg3(CO3)4
Magnesite5.AB.05MgCO3
var: Breunnerite5.AB.05(Mg,Fe)CO3
Malachite5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Siderite5.AB.05FeCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
'Aluminocopiapite'7.DB.35Al2/3Fe3+4(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O
'Alunite'7.BC.10KAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
Chalcanthite7.CB.20CuSO4 · 5H2O
Jarosite7.BC.10KFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Melanterite7.CB.35Fe2+(H2O)6SO4 · H2O
Natroalunite7.BC.10NaAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
Natrojarosite7.BC.10NaFe3(SO4)2(OH)6
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
'Beraunite'8.DC.27Fe2+Fe3+5(PO4)4(OH)5 · 6H2O
Calcioferrite8.DH.25Ca2Fe3+2(PO4)3(OH) · 7H2O
Crandallite8.BL.10CaAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
Delvauxite8.DM.35CaFe4(PO4,SO4)2(OH)8 · 4-6H2O not confirmed ·
Evansite8.DF.10Al3(PO4)(OH)6 · 6H2O
Fluorapatite8.BN.05Ca5(PO4)3F
var: Carbonate-rich Fluorapatite8.BN.05Ca5(PO4,CO3)3(F,O)
Hydroxylapatite8.BN.05Ca5(PO4)3(OH)
var: Carbonate-rich Hydroxylapatite8.BN.05Ca5(PO4,CO3)3(OH,O)
Koninckite8.CE.55Fe3+PO4 · 3H2O
Libethenite8.BB.30Cu2(PO4)(OH)
Metavariscite8.CD.05AlPO4 · 2H2O
Mitridatite8.DH.30Ca2Fe3+3(PO4)3O2 · 3H2O
Montgomeryite8.DH.25Ca4MgAl4(PO4)6(OH)4 · 12H2O
Phosphosiderite8.CD.05FePO4 · 2H2O
Pseudomalachite8.BD.05Cu5(PO4)2(OH)4
Strengite8.CD.10FePO4 · 2H2O
Tinticite8.DC.32Fe3+5.34(PO4)3.62(VO4)0.38(OH)4 · 6.7H2O
Turquoise ?8.DD.15Cu(Al,Fe3+)6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
Variscite8.CD.10AlPO4 · 2H2O
Whitlockite8.AC.45Ca9Mg(PO4)6(HPO4)
Group 9 - Silicates
'Allophane'9.ED.20(Al2O3)(SiO2)1.3-2 · 2.5-3H2O
Chrysocolla9.ED.20Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Halloysite9.ED.10Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Montmorillonite9.EC.40(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Apatite'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Metals, other than the Platinum Group
Copper1.1.1.3Cu
Semi-metals and non-metals
Graphite1.3.6.2C
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Marcasite2.12.2.1FeS2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X
Cuprite4.1.1.1Cu2O
AX
Tenorite4.2.3.1CuO
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
Gibbsite6.3.1.1Al(OH)3
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Magnesite14.1.1.2MgCO3
Siderite14.1.1.3FeCO3
AB(XO3)2
Ankerite14.2.1.2Ca(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Dolomite14.2.1.1CaMg(CO3)2
Miscellaneous
Huntite14.4.3.1CaMg3(CO3)4
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Azurite16a.2.1.1Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Malachite16a.3.1.1Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 16b - HYDRATED CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Alumohydrocalcite16b.2.3.1CaAl2(CO3)2(OH)4 · 4H2O
Group 29 - HYDRATED ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4·xH2O
Chalcanthite29.6.7.1CuSO4 · 5H2O
Melanterite29.6.10.1Fe2+(H2O)6SO4 · H2O
Group 30 - ANHYDROUS SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)2(XO4)Zq
Alunite30.2.4.1KAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
Jarosite30.2.5.1KFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Group 31 - HYDRATED SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Miscellaneous
Aluminocopiapite31.10.5.7Al2/3Fe3+4(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O
Group 38 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL PHOSPHATES, ARSENATES, AND VANADATES
(AB)3(XO4)2
Whitlockite38.3.4.1Ca9Mg(PO4)6(HPO4)
Group 40 - HYDRATED NORMAL PHOSPHATES,ARSENATES AND VANADATES
(AB)5(XO4)2·xH2O
Koninckite40.4.2.1Fe3+PO4 · 3H2O
Metavariscite40.4.3.1AlPO4 · 2H2O
Phosphosiderite40.4.3.2FePO4 · 2H2O
Strengite40.4.1.2FePO4 · 2H2O
Variscite40.4.1.1AlPO4 · 2H2O
Group 41 - ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)5(XO4)2Zq
Pseudomalachite41.4.3.1Cu5(PO4)2(OH)4
A2(XO4)Zq
Libethenite41.6.6.2Cu2(PO4)(OH)
A5(XO4)3Zq
Fluorapatite41.8.1.1Ca5(PO4)3F
var: Carbonate-rich Fluorapatite41.8.1.4Ca5(PO4,CO3)3(F,O)
Hydroxylapatite41.8.1.3Ca5(PO4)3(OH)
Group 42 - HYDRATED PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
A3(XO4)Zq·xH2O
Evansite42.1.2.1Al3(PO4)(OH)6 · 6H2O
A2(XO4)Zq·xH2O
Delvauxite42.6.6.1CaFe4(PO4,SO4)2(OH)8 · 4-6H2O not confirmed ·
(AB)2(XO4)Zq·xH2O
Crandallite42.7.3.1CaAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
(AB)5(XO4)3Zq·xH2O
Mitridatite42.8.4.1Ca2Fe3+3(PO4)3O2 · 3H2O
(AB)7(XO4)4Zq·xH2O
Turquoise ?42.9.3.1Cu(Al,Fe3+)6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
(AB)3(XO4)2Zq·xH2O
Beraunite42.11.16.1Fe2+Fe3+5(PO4)4(OH)5 · 6H2O
Calcioferrite42.11.8.3Ca2Fe3+2(PO4)3(OH) · 7H2O
Montgomeryite42.11.8.1Ca4MgAl4(PO4)6(OH)4 · 12H2O
(AB)4(XO4)3Zq·xH2O
Tinticite42.12.4.1Fe3+5.34(PO4)3.62(VO4)0.38(OH)4 · 6.7H2O
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 1:1 layers
Allophane71.1.5.1(Al2O3)(SiO2)1.3-2 · 2.5-3H2O
'Halloysite'71.1.1.4Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 clays
Montmorillonite71.3.1a.2(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Group 74 - PHYLLOSILICATES Modulated Layers
Modulated Layers with joined strips
Chrysocolla74.3.2.1Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with H2O and organics
Opal75.2.1.1SiO2 · nH2O
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Apatite'-
Aragonite-CaCO3
Hydroxylapatite
var: Carbonate-rich Hydroxylapatite
-Ca5(PO4,CO3)3(OH,O)
Magnesite
var: Breunnerite
-(Mg,Fe)CO3
Natroalunite-NaAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
Natrojarosite-NaFe3(SO4)2(OH)6

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Allophane(Al2O3)(SiO2)1.3-2 · 2.5-3H2O
H AluminocopiapiteAl2/3Fe43+(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O
H AlumohydrocalciteCaAl2(CO3)2(OH)4 · 4H2O
H AluniteKAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
H AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
H BerauniteFe2+Fe53+(PO4)4(OH)5 · 6H2O
H CalcioferriteCa2Fe23+(PO4)3(OH) · 7H2O
H Hydroxylapatite (var: Carbonate-rich Hydroxylapatite)Ca5(PO4,CO3)3(OH,O)
H ChalcanthiteCuSO4 · 5H2O
H ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
H CrandalliteCaAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
H DelvauxiteCaFe4(PO4,SO4)2(OH)8 · 4-6H2O not confirmed ·
H EvansiteAl3(PO4)(OH)6 · 6H2O
H GibbsiteAl(OH)3
H Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
H HalloysiteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
H HydroxylapatiteCa5(PO4)3(OH)
H JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
H KoninckiteFe3+PO4 · 3H2O
H LibetheniteCu2(PO4)(OH)
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
H MelanteriteFe2+(H2O)6SO4 · H2O
H MetavarisciteAlPO4 · 2H2O
H MitridatiteCa2Fe33+(PO4)3O2 · 3H2O
H MontgomeryiteCa4MgAl4(PO4)6(OH)4 · 12H2O
H Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
H NatroaluniteNaAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
H NatrojarositeNaFe3(SO4)2(OH)6
H OpalSiO2 · nH2O
H PhosphosideriteFePO4 · 2H2O
H PseudomalachiteCu5(PO4)2(OH)4
H StrengiteFePO4 · 2H2O
H TinticiteFe3+5.34(PO4)3.62(VO4)0.38(OH)4 · 6.7H2O
H TurquoiseCu(Al,Fe3+)6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
H VarisciteAlPO4 · 2H2O
H WhitlockiteCa9Mg(PO4)6(HPO4)
CCarbon
C AlumohydrocalciteCaAl2(CO3)2(OH)4 · 4H2O
C AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
C AragoniteCaCO3
C AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
C Magnesite (var: Breunnerite)(Mg,Fe)CO3
C CalciteCaCO3
C Fluorapatite (var: Carbonate-rich Fluorapatite)Ca5(PO4,CO3)3(F,O)
C Hydroxylapatite (var: Carbonate-rich Hydroxylapatite)Ca5(PO4,CO3)3(OH,O)
C DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
C GraphiteC
C HuntiteCaMg3(CO3)4
C MagnesiteMgCO3
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
C SideriteFeCO3
OOxygen
O Allophane(Al2O3)(SiO2)1.3-2 · 2.5-3H2O
O AluminocopiapiteAl2/3Fe43+(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O
O AlumohydrocalciteCaAl2(CO3)2(OH)4 · 4H2O
O AluniteKAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
O AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
O AragoniteCaCO3
O AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
O BerauniteFe2+Fe53+(PO4)4(OH)5 · 6H2O
O Magnesite (var: Breunnerite)(Mg,Fe)CO3
O CalcioferriteCa2Fe23+(PO4)3(OH) · 7H2O
O CalciteCaCO3
O Fluorapatite (var: Carbonate-rich Fluorapatite)Ca5(PO4,CO3)3(F,O)
O Hydroxylapatite (var: Carbonate-rich Hydroxylapatite)Ca5(PO4,CO3)3(OH,O)
O ChalcanthiteCuSO4 · 5H2O
O ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
O CrandalliteCaAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
O CupriteCu2O
O DelvauxiteCaFe4(PO4,SO4)2(OH)8 · 4-6H2O not confirmed ·
O DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
O EvansiteAl3(PO4)(OH)6 · 6H2O
O FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
O GibbsiteAl(OH)3
O Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
O HalloysiteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
O HuntiteCaMg3(CO3)4
O HydroxylapatiteCa5(PO4)3(OH)
O JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
O KoninckiteFe3+PO4 · 3H2O
O LibetheniteCu2(PO4)(OH)
O MagnesiteMgCO3
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
O MelanteriteFe2+(H2O)6SO4 · H2O
O MetavarisciteAlPO4 · 2H2O
O MitridatiteCa2Fe33+(PO4)3O2 · 3H2O
O MontgomeryiteCa4MgAl4(PO4)6(OH)4 · 12H2O
O Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
O NatroaluniteNaAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
O NatrojarositeNaFe3(SO4)2(OH)6
O OpalSiO2 · nH2O
O PhosphosideriteFePO4 · 2H2O
O PseudomalachiteCu5(PO4)2(OH)4
O PyrolusiteMn4+O2
O QuartzSiO2
O SideriteFeCO3
O StrengiteFePO4 · 2H2O
O TenoriteCuO
O TinticiteFe3+5.34(PO4)3.62(VO4)0.38(OH)4 · 6.7H2O
O TurquoiseCu(Al,Fe3+)6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
O VarisciteAlPO4 · 2H2O
O WhitlockiteCa9Mg(PO4)6(HPO4)
FFluorine
F Fluorapatite (var: Carbonate-rich Fluorapatite)Ca5(PO4,CO3)3(F,O)
F FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
NaSodium
Na Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Na NatroaluniteNaAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
Na NatrojarositeNaFe3(SO4)2(OH)6
MgMagnesium
Mg AluminocopiapiteAl2/3Fe43+(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O
Mg AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Mg Magnesite (var: Breunnerite)(Mg,Fe)CO3
Mg CalcioferriteCa2Fe23+(PO4)3(OH) · 7H2O
Mg DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
Mg HuntiteCaMg3(CO3)4
Mg MagnesiteMgCO3
Mg MontgomeryiteCa4MgAl4(PO4)6(OH)4 · 12H2O
Mg Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Mg WhitlockiteCa9Mg(PO4)6(HPO4)
AlAluminium
Al Allophane(Al2O3)(SiO2)1.3-2 · 2.5-3H2O
Al AluminocopiapiteAl2/3Fe43+(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O
Al AlumohydrocalciteCaAl2(CO3)2(OH)4 · 4H2O
Al AluniteKAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
Al ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Al CrandalliteCaAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
Al EvansiteAl3(PO4)(OH)6 · 6H2O
Al GibbsiteAl(OH)3
Al HalloysiteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Al MetavarisciteAlPO4 · 2H2O
Al MontgomeryiteCa4MgAl4(PO4)6(OH)4 · 12H2O
Al Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Al NatroaluniteNaAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
Al TurquoiseCu(Al,Fe3+)6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
Al VarisciteAlPO4 · 2H2O
SiSilicon
Si Allophane(Al2O3)(SiO2)1.3-2 · 2.5-3H2O
Si ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Si HalloysiteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Si Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Si OpalSiO2 · nH2O
Si QuartzSiO2
PPhosphorus
P BerauniteFe2+Fe53+(PO4)4(OH)5 · 6H2O
P CalcioferriteCa2Fe23+(PO4)3(OH) · 7H2O
P Fluorapatite (var: Carbonate-rich Fluorapatite)Ca5(PO4,CO3)3(F,O)
P Hydroxylapatite (var: Carbonate-rich Hydroxylapatite)Ca5(PO4,CO3)3(OH,O)
P CrandalliteCaAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
P DelvauxiteCaFe4(PO4,SO4)2(OH)8 · 4-6H2O not confirmed ·
P EvansiteAl3(PO4)(OH)6 · 6H2O
P FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
P HydroxylapatiteCa5(PO4)3(OH)
P KoninckiteFe3+PO4 · 3H2O
P LibetheniteCu2(PO4)(OH)
P MetavarisciteAlPO4 · 2H2O
P MitridatiteCa2Fe33+(PO4)3O2 · 3H2O
P MontgomeryiteCa4MgAl4(PO4)6(OH)4 · 12H2O
P PhosphosideriteFePO4 · 2H2O
P PseudomalachiteCu5(PO4)2(OH)4
P StrengiteFePO4 · 2H2O
P TinticiteFe3+5.34(PO4)3.62(VO4)0.38(OH)4 · 6.7H2O
P TurquoiseCu(Al,Fe3+)6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
P VarisciteAlPO4 · 2H2O
P WhitlockiteCa9Mg(PO4)6(HPO4)
SSulfur
S AluminocopiapiteAl2/3Fe43+(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O
S AluniteKAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
S ChalcanthiteCuSO4 · 5H2O
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
S MarcasiteFeS2
S MelanteriteFe2+(H2O)6SO4 · H2O
S NatroaluniteNaAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
S NatrojarositeNaFe3(SO4)2(OH)6
S PyriteFeS2
KPotassium
K AluniteKAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
K JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
CaCalcium
Ca AlumohydrocalciteCaAl2(CO3)2(OH)4 · 4H2O
Ca AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Ca AragoniteCaCO3
Ca CalcioferriteCa2Fe23+(PO4)3(OH) · 7H2O
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca Fluorapatite (var: Carbonate-rich Fluorapatite)Ca5(PO4,CO3)3(F,O)
Ca Hydroxylapatite (var: Carbonate-rich Hydroxylapatite)Ca5(PO4,CO3)3(OH,O)
Ca CrandalliteCaAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
Ca DelvauxiteCaFe4(PO4,SO4)2(OH)8 · 4-6H2O not confirmed ·
Ca DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
Ca FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
Ca HuntiteCaMg3(CO3)4
Ca HydroxylapatiteCa5(PO4)3(OH)
Ca MitridatiteCa2Fe33+(PO4)3O2 · 3H2O
Ca MontgomeryiteCa4MgAl4(PO4)6(OH)4 · 12H2O
Ca Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Ca WhitlockiteCa9Mg(PO4)6(HPO4)
MnManganese
Mn PyrolusiteMn4+O2
FeIron
Fe AluminocopiapiteAl2/3Fe43+(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O
Fe AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Fe BerauniteFe2+Fe53+(PO4)4(OH)5 · 6H2O
Fe Magnesite (var: Breunnerite)(Mg,Fe)CO3
Fe CalcioferriteCa2Fe23+(PO4)3(OH) · 7H2O
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe DelvauxiteCaFe4(PO4,SO4)2(OH)8 · 4-6H2O not confirmed ·
Fe Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
Fe JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Fe KoninckiteFe3+PO4 · 3H2O
Fe MarcasiteFeS2
Fe MelanteriteFe2+(H2O)6SO4 · H2O
Fe MitridatiteCa2Fe33+(PO4)3O2 · 3H2O
Fe NatrojarositeNaFe3(SO4)2(OH)6
Fe PhosphosideriteFePO4 · 2H2O
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe SideriteFeCO3
Fe StrengiteFePO4 · 2H2O
Fe TinticiteFe3+5.34(PO4)3.62(VO4)0.38(OH)4 · 6.7H2O
Fe TurquoiseCu(Al,Fe3+)6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
CuCopper
Cu AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Cu ChalcanthiteCuSO4 · 5H2O
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Cu CopperCu
Cu CupriteCu2O
Cu LibetheniteCu2(PO4)(OH)
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
Cu PseudomalachiteCu5(PO4)2(OH)4
Cu TenoriteCuO
Cu TurquoiseCu(Al,Fe3+)6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O

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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Pleistocene
0.0117 - 2.588 Ma



ID: 2505053

Age: Pleistocene (0.0117 - 2.588 Ma)

Description: Conglomerate, gravel, sand, sandstone, silt and clay. Fluvial and marine terraces

Lithology: Gravel, conglomerate, sand and silt

Reference: Mapa Geológico de la Península Ibérica, Baleares y Canarias a escala 1:1.000.000. Instituto Geológico y Minero de España. [77]

Late Paleozoic
251.902 - 358.9 Ma



ID: 3186344
Paleozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Phanerozoic (251.902 - 358.9 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]

Early Devonian - Silurian
393.3 - 443.8 Ma



ID: 3105106
Silurian-Devonian sedimentary rocks

Age: Paleozoic (393.3 - 443.8 Ma)

Description: Calcàries noduloses i pissarres sericítiques. Silurià - Devonià inferior. English: Limestone nodules and sericity slate. Silurian - Lower Devonian.

Reference: Institut Cartogràfic i Geològic de Catalunya. Mapa geològic comarcal de Catalunya 1:50.000. Generalitat de Catalunya. [140]

Early Devonian - Ordovician
393.3 - 485.4 Ma



ID: 3156337
Ordovician shale/slate

Age: Paleozoic (393.3 - 485.4 Ma)

Description: low grade metamorphic

Lithology: Shale/slate

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]

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References

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Closas, J. (1933) Notes mineralógiques. Troballa de la breunerite i de la fosforita en el turó de Montcada. Butlletí de la Institució Catalana d'Historia Natural, 33,105-106.
Cendón, D.I. and Cendón, J.F. (1997) Huntita del Turó de Montcada (Montcada y Reixacs, Barcelona). Mineralogistes de Catalunya, 7, 59.
Rosell, J. (1997) El Turó de Montcada. Montcada i Reixac, Vallès Occidental. Història, mineria i mineralogia. Mineralogistes de Catalunya, VII, 1, 34-58. Barcelona, Spain.
Rosell, J. and Garrido, J.L. (2006) Minerals from Montcada Hill Quarry. Barcelona, Spain. Mineral Up, I, 2, 16-20. Barcelona, Spain.


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