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Precaución Mine (Del Niño Jesús Mine), Cabezo de San Ginés, El Estrecho de San Ginés, Sierra Minera de Cartagena-La Unión, Cartagena, Murcia, Spaini
Regional Level Types
Precaución Mine (Del Niño Jesús Mine)Mine
Cabezo de San Ginés- not defined -
El Estrecho de San Ginés- not defined -
Sierra Minera de Cartagena-La UniónSierra
Cartagena- not defined -
MurciaAutonomous Community
SpainCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
37° 37' 54'' North , 0° 49' 17'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Atamaría30,000 (2018)3.8km
La Unión17,737 (2012)5.2km
La Manga del Mar Menor10,000 (2018)9.3km
Cala Reona701 (2018)9.4km
Los Alcázares15,619 (2010)12.7km
Name(s) in local language(s):
Mina Precaución ( Mina del Niño Jesús), Cabezo de San Ginés, Estrecho de San Ginés, Sierra Minera de Cartagena-La Unión, Cartagena, Murcia, España


Cabezo de San Ginés is a hill that extends for several villages belonging to Cartagena, so it appears repeatedly in each one.

Mine located east of the town of "El Estrecho de San Ginés" at the foot of the hill "Cabeza de San Ginés".

It is a reservoir of morphology in veins with superficial alteration with the formation of significant levels of Fe and Mn oxides (gossan) with carbonates.

The mine is particularly interesting because of the presence of Hydrohetaerolite and Chalcophanite coating the surfaces of the holes with other minerals in the Limonite/gossan.

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


5 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Calvo, M. (1996). Mineralogía. La Unión. Bocamina, 2, 14-35
Chalcophanite
Formula: ZnMn4+3O7 · 3H2O
Reference: Calvo, M. (1996). Mineralogía. La Unión. Bocamina, 2, 14-35 Calvo Rebollar, Miguel. (2009). Minerales y Minas de España. Vol. IV. Óxidos e hidróxidos. Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros de Minas de Madrid. Fundación Gómez Pardo. 751 págs.
Goethite
Formula: α-Fe3+O(OH)
Reference: Calvo, M. (1996). Mineralogía. La Unión. Bocamina, 2, 14-35
Hemimorphite
Formula: Zn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
Reference: Calvo, M. (1996). La Unión; mineralogía. Bocamina, 2, 14-35
Hetaerolite var: Hydrohetaerolite
Formula: ZnMn2O4 · H2O
Description: (On analysis, some purported "hydrohetaerolite" specimens from here turned out to be chalcophanite.)
Reference: Calvo, M. (1996). Mineralogía. La Unión. Bocamina, 2, 14-35; - Calvo, M. (2009): Minerales y Minas de España. Vol. IV, Óxidos e Hidróxidos. Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros de Minas de Madrid - Fundación Gómez Pardo. 752 pp
Hydrozincite
Formula: Zn5(CO3)2(OH)6
Reference: -Calvo.M.(2012) "Minerales y Minas de España", Vol.V (Carbonatos y Nitratos Boratos).Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros de Minas. Madrid

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Chalcophanite4.FL.20ZnMn4+3O7 · 3H2O
Goethite4.00.α-Fe3+O(OH)
Hetaerolite
var: Hydrohetaerolite
4.BB.10ZnMn2O4 · H2O
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Hydrozincite5.BA.15Zn5(CO3)2(OH)6
Group 9 - Silicates
Hemimorphite9.BD.10Zn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 6 - HYDROXIDES AND OXIDES CONTAINING HYDROXYL
XO(OH)
Goethite6.1.1.2α-Fe3+O(OH)
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Hetaerolite
var: Hydrohetaerolite
7.2.7.3ZnMn2O4 · H2O
AB3X7
Chalcophanite7.8.2.1ZnMn4+3O7 · 3H2O
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Hydrozincite16a.4.1.1Zn5(CO3)2(OH)6
Group 56 - SOROSILICATES Si2O7 Groups, With Additional O, OH, F and H2O
Si2O7 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with cations in [4] coordination
Hemimorphite56.1.2.1Zn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
H Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
H Hetaerolite (var: Hydrohetaerolite)ZnMn2O4 · H2O
H ChalcophaniteZnMn34+O7 · 3H2O
H HydrozinciteZn5(CO3)2(OH)6
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
C HydrozinciteZn5(CO3)2(OH)6
OOxygen
O HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
O CalciteCaCO3
O Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
O Hetaerolite (var: Hydrohetaerolite)ZnMn2O4 · H2O
O ChalcophaniteZnMn34+O7 · 3H2O
O HydrozinciteZn5(CO3)2(OH)6
SiSilicon
Si HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
MnManganese
Mn Hetaerolite (var: Hydrohetaerolite)ZnMn2O4 · H2O
Mn ChalcophaniteZnMn34+O7 · 3H2O
FeIron
Fe Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
ZnZinc
Zn HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
Zn Hetaerolite (var: Hydrohetaerolite)ZnMn2O4 · H2O
Zn ChalcophaniteZnMn34+O7 · 3H2O
Zn HydrozinciteZn5(CO3)2(OH)6

References

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Manteca, J.I. and Ovejero, G. (1992) Los yacimientos de Zn, Pb, Ag-Fe del distrito minero de la Unión-Cartagena, Bética Oriental. En Recursos Minerales de España (Garcia, J. and Martinez, J. eds.), Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, Madrid. 1085-1102.
Grupo Mineralogísta de Madrid (1996) La Unión. Bocamina, Revista de Minerales y Yacimientos de España. Volumen 2, 75 pp.
Calvo, M. (2009) Minerales y Minas de España. Vol. IV, Óxidos e Hidróxidos. Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros de Minas de Madrid - Fundación Gómez Pardo. 752 pp.
Calvo, M. (2012) Minerales y Minas de España. Vol. V, Carbonatos y Nitratos Boratos. Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros de Minas. Madrid.

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