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Agoncillo, La Rioja, Spaini
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La RiojaAutonomous Community
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Agoncillo, La Rioja, España


The Pepita Mine includes two accessible mine entrances in order to extract glauberite, one belongs to Alcanadre and the other to Agoncillo (near San Martín de Berberana).

The mining concession expired a few years ago.

In Agoncillo, at the end of the small principal gallery, it is possible to find halite in crystals up to 1 cm.

Located about 20 km east of Logroño, near Arrúbal.

Regions containing this locality

Eurasian PlateTectonic Plate
EuropeContinent
Iberian PeninsulaPeninsula

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6 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Anhydrite
Formula: CaSO4
Description: Perfect cristalization of glauberite, gypsum, halite and polyhalite in a sedimmentary deposit
Reference: No reference listed
Glauberite
Formula: Na2Ca(SO4)2
Description: Perfect cristalization of glauberite, gypsum, and halite in a sedimmentary deposit
Reference: Calvo, Miguel. (2014). Minerales y Minas de España. Vol. VI. Sulfatos (Seleniatos, Teluratos), Cromatos, Molibdatos y Wolframatos. Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros de Minas de Madrid. Fundación Gómez Pardo. 653 págs.
Gypsum
Formula: CaSO4 · 2H2O
Description: Perfect cristalization of glauberite, gypsum, halite and polyhalite in a sedimmentary deposit
Reference: Calvo, Miguel. (2014). Minerales y Minas de España. Vol. VI. Sulfatos (Seleniatos, Teluratos), Cromatos, Molibdatos y Wolframatos. Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros de Minas de Madrid. Fundación Gómez Pardo. 653 págs.
Halite
Formula: NaCl
Description: Perfect cristalization of glauberite, gypsum, halite and polyhalite in a sedimmentary deposit
Reference: José Rafael González López.
Mirabilite
Formula: Na2SO4 · 10H2O
Description: Perfect cristalization of glauberite, gypsum, halite and polyhalite in a sedimmentary deposit
Reference: No reference listed
Polyhalite
Formula: K2Ca2Mg(SO4)4 · 2H2O
Description: Perfect cristalization of glauberite, gypsum, halite and polyhalite in a sedimmentary deposit
Reference: No reference listed

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 3 - Halides
Halite3.AA.20NaCl
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Anhydrite7.AD.30CaSO4
Glauberite7.AD.25Na2Ca(SO4)2
Gypsum7.CD.40CaSO4 · 2H2O
Mirabilite7.CD.10Na2SO4 · 10H2O
Polyhalite7.CC.65K2Ca2Mg(SO4)4 · 2H2O

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX
Halite9.1.1.1NaCl
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Anhydrite28.3.2.1CaSO4
Miscellaneous
Glauberite28.4.2.1Na2Ca(SO4)2
Group 29 - HYDRATED ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
A2XO4·xH2O
Mirabilite29.2.2.1Na2SO4 · 10H2O
AmBn(XO4)p·xH2O, with (m+n):p < 3:2 and > 1:1
Polyhalite29.4.5.1K2Ca2Mg(SO4)4 · 2H2O
AXO4·xH2O
Gypsum29.6.3.1CaSO4 · 2H2O

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
H PolyhaliteK2Ca2Mg(SO4)4 · 2H2O
H MirabiliteNa2SO4 · 10H2O
OOxygen
O GlauberiteNa2Ca(SO4)2
O GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
O PolyhaliteK2Ca2Mg(SO4)4 · 2H2O
O MirabiliteNa2SO4 · 10H2O
O AnhydriteCaSO4
NaSodium
Na GlauberiteNa2Ca(SO4)2
Na HaliteNaCl
Na MirabiliteNa2SO4 · 10H2O
MgMagnesium
Mg PolyhaliteK2Ca2Mg(SO4)4 · 2H2O
SSulfur
S GlauberiteNa2Ca(SO4)2
S GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
S PolyhaliteK2Ca2Mg(SO4)4 · 2H2O
S MirabiliteNa2SO4 · 10H2O
S AnhydriteCaSO4
ClChlorine
Cl HaliteNaCl
KPotassium
K PolyhaliteK2Ca2Mg(SO4)4 · 2H2O
CaCalcium
Ca GlauberiteNa2Ca(SO4)2
Ca GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
Ca PolyhaliteK2Ca2Mg(SO4)4 · 2H2O
Ca AnhydriteCaSO4

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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Miocene - Oligocene
5.333 - 33.9 Ma



ID: 3189183
Cenozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Cenozoic (5.333 - 33.9 Ma)

Comments: Ebro Basin; Ebro Basin

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]

Miocene
5.333 - 23.03 Ma



ID: 3137209
continental molasse

Age: Miocene (5.333 - 23.03 Ma)

Lithology: Major:{marl}, Minor{conglomerate,limestone,gypsum}

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]

Langhian - Aquitanian
13.82 - 23.03 Ma



ID: 2506074

Age: Miocene (13.82 - 23.03 Ma)

Description: Reef limestone, calcarenite and conglomerate. Clay with olistolites

Lithology: Sandstone, conglomerate, clay; limestone and evaporites

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

Data and map coding provided by Macrostrat.org, used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License

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