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Teresita Mine (Aramo Mine; Texeu Mine), Riosa, Asturias, Spaini
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Teresita Mine (Aramo Mine; Texeu Mine)Mine
Riosa- not defined -
AsturiasAutonomous Community
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
43° North , 5° West (est.)
Estimate based on other nearby localities or region boundaries.
Margin of Error:
~6km
Locality type:
Name(s) in local language(s):
Mina Teresita (Mina del Aramo)


Epigenetic, carbonate-hosted Cu/Co/Ni deposit.

Host-rocks: Black fetid Namurian bituminous limestones (700 meters thick).
Complex mineralization with three successive primary stages and an important later supergene stage:

1) Pyrite-marcasite-bravoite: Co/Ni sulfarsenides and arsenides in dolomite; associated with acanthite. Cobaltite, safflorite, gersdorffite.

2) Intermediate stage: Tennantite and sphalerite in quartz/dolomite.
Renierite. Chalcopyrite (with briartite inclusions) and talnakhite replacing early assemblage. Tennantite and sphalerite replace cobaltite and safflorite.

3) Cu/Fe sulphides: Chalcopyrite, talnakhite, and bornite. Chalcocite, djurleite, digenite, covellite.

4) Oxidation sequence: Cementation copper sulfides, native elements, and oxidation minerals.

Production and reserves: 200,000 tons extracted.
400,000 tons ore reserves @ 1-3% Ni and 1-3% Co, 1-20% Cu.

Regions containing this locality

Eurasian PlateTectonic Plate
EuropeContinent
Iberian PeninsulaPeninsula

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


29 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Acanthite
Formula: Ag2S
Reference: A. Paniagua et al. , Bull. Minéral. , 1988, 111, pp. 383-391.
Aragonite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Joaquín Puga collection
Azurite
Formula: Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Reference: A. Paniagua et al. , Bull. Minéral. , 1988, 111, pp. 383-391. Ambert, P., Balestro, F., Laroche, M., Figueroa, V. and Rovira, S. (2014) Technological aspects of the earliest metallurgy in France: ‘furnaces’ and slags from La Capitelle du Broum (Péret, France). Historical Metallurgy 47(1), 60-74.
'Bitumen'
Reference: A. Paniagua et al. , Bull. Minéral. , 1988, 111, pp. 383-391.
Bornite
Formula: Cu5FeS4
Reference: A. Paniagua et al. , Bull. Minéral. , 1988, 111, pp. 383-391.
'Bravoite'
Formula: (Fe,Ni)S2
Reference: A. Paniagua et al. , Bull. Minéral. , 1988, 111, pp. 383-391.
Briartite
Formula: Cu2(Fe,Zn)GeS4
Reference: A. Paniagua et al. , Bull. Minéral. , 1988, 111, pp. 383-391.
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Description: Late carbonate phase.
Reference: A. Paniagua et al. , Bull. Minéral. , 1988, 111, pp. 383-391.
Chalcocite
Formula: Cu2S
Reference: A. Paniagua et al. , Bull. Minéral. , 1988, 111, pp. 383-391.
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: A. Paniagua et al. , Bull. Minéral. , 1988, 111, pp. 383-391.
Cobaltite
Formula: CoAsS
Reference: A. Paniagua et al. , Bull. Minéral. , 1988, 111, pp. 383-391.
Copper
Formula: Cu
Reference: A. Paniagua et al. , Bull. Minéral. , 1988, 111, pp. 383-391.
Covellite
Formula: CuS
Reference: A. Paniagua et al. , Bull. Minéral. , 1988, 111, pp. 383-391.
Cuprite
Formula: Cu2O
Reference: A. Paniagua et al. , Bull. Minéral. , 1988, 111, pp. 383-391.
Digenite
Formula: Cu9S5
Reference: A. Paniagua et al. , Bull. Minéral. , 1988, 111, pp. 383-391.
Djurleite
Formula: Cu31S16
Reference: A. Paniagua et al. , Bull. Minéral. , 1988, 111, pp. 383-391.
Dolomite
Formula: CaMg(CO3)2
Reference: A. Paniagua et al. , Bull. Minéral. , 1988, 111, pp. 383-391.
Erythrite
Formula: Co3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
Reference: A. Paniagua et al. , Bull. Minéral. , 1988, 111, pp. 383-391.
Gersdorffite
Formula: NiAsS
Reference: A. Paniagua et al. , Bull. Minéral. , 1988, 111, pp. 383-391.
Gold
Formula: Au
Description: Chemical gold in cuprian pyrites, cuprian bravoites and Co/Ni arsenides. Native gold microparticules.
Reference: A. Paniagua et al. , Bull. Minéral. , 1988, 111, pp. 383-391.
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Reference: Calvo, M. (2012). Minerales y Minas de España. Vol. V. Carbonatos y Nitratos. Boratos. Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros de Minas de Madrid. Fundación Gómez Pardo. 711 págs.
Marcasite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: A. Paniagua et al. , Bull. Minéral. , 1988, 111, pp. 383-391.
Olivenite
Formula: Cu2(AsO4)(OH)
Reference: A. Paniagua et al. , Bull. Minéral. , 1988, 111, pp. 383-391.
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: A. Paniagua et al. , Bull. Minéral. , 1988, 111, pp. 383-391.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: A. Paniagua et al. , Bull. Minéral. , 1988, 111, pp. 383-391.
Renierite
Formula: (Cu1+,Zn)11Fe4(Ge4+,As5+)2S16
Description: Zn/As-renierite.
Reference: A. Paniagua et al. , Bull. Minéral. , 1988, 111, pp. 383-391.
Safflorite
Formula: (Co,Ni,Fe)As2
Reference: A. Paniagua et al. , Bull. Minéral. , 1988, 111, pp. 383-391.
Silver
Formula: Ag
Reference: A. Paniagua et al. , Bull. Minéral. , 1988, 111, pp. 383-391.
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: A. Paniagua et al. , Bull. Minéral. , 1988, 111, pp. 383-391.
Tennantite
Formula: Cu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2As4S12S
Reference: A. Paniagua et al. , Bull. Minéral. , 1988, 111, pp. 383-391.
Tenorite
Formula: CuO
Reference: A. Paniagua et al. , Bull. Minéral. , 1988, 111, pp. 383-391.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Copper1.AA.05Cu
Gold1.AA.05Au
Silver1.AA.05Ag
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Acanthite2.BA.35Ag2S
Bornite2.BA.15Cu5FeS4
Briartite2.KA.10Cu2(Fe,Zn)GeS4
Chalcocite2.BA.05Cu2S
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Cobaltite2.EB.25CoAsS
Covellite2.CA.05aCuS
Digenite2.BA.10Cu9S5
Djurleite2.BA.05Cu31S16
Gersdorffite2.EB.25NiAsS
Marcasite2.EB.10aFeS2
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Renierite2.CB.35a(Cu1+,Zn)11Fe4(Ge4+,As5+)2S16
Safflorite2.EB.15a(Co,Ni,Fe)As2
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Tennantite2.GB.05Cu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2As4S12S
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Cuprite4.AA.10Cu2O
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Tenorite4.AB.10CuO
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Aragonite5.AB.15CaCO3
Azurite5.BA.05Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Dolomite5.AB.10CaMg(CO3)2
Malachite5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Erythrite8.CE.40Co3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
Olivenite8.BB.30Cu2(AsO4)(OH)
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Bitumen'-
'Bravoite'-(Fe,Ni)S2

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
Gold1.1.1.1Au
Silver1.1.1.2Ag
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:1
Acanthite2.4.1.1Ag2S
Chalcocite2.4.7.1Cu2S
Digenite2.4.7.3Cu9S5
Djurleite2.4.7.2Cu31S16
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 3:2
Bornite2.5.2.1Cu5FeS4
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Covellite2.8.12.1CuS
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Briartite2.9.2.3Cu2(Fe,Zn)GeS4
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
Renierite2.9.4.1(Cu1+,Zn)11Fe4(Ge4+,As5+)2S16
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Cobaltite2.12.3.1CoAsS
Gersdorffite2.12.3.2NiAsS
Marcasite2.12.2.1FeS2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Safflorite2.12.2.11(Co,Ni,Fe)As2
Group 3 - SULFOSALTS
3 <ø < 4
Tennantite3.3.6.2Cu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2As4S12S
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X
Cuprite4.1.1.1Cu2O
AX
Tenorite4.2.3.1CuO
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
AB(XO3)2
Dolomite14.2.1.1CaMg(CO3)2
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Azurite16a.2.1.1Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Malachite16a.3.1.1Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 40 - HYDRATED NORMAL PHOSPHATES,ARSENATES AND VANADATES
A3(XO4)2·xH2O
Erythrite40.3.6.3Co3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
Group 41 - ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
A2(XO4)Zq
Olivenite41.6.6.1Cu2(AsO4)(OH)
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Aragonite-CaCO3
'Bitumen'-
'Bravoite'-(Fe,Ni)S2

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
H ErythriteCo3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
H OliveniteCu2(AsO4)(OH)
CCarbon
C DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
C CalciteCaCO3
C AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
C AragoniteCaCO3
OOxygen
O QuartzSiO2
O DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
O CalciteCaCO3
O CupriteCu2O
O TenoriteCuO
O AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
O ErythriteCo3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
O OliveniteCu2(AsO4)(OH)
O AragoniteCaCO3
MgMagnesium
Mg DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
SSulfur
S CobaltiteCoAsS
S GersdorffiteNiAsS
S PyriteFeS2
S MarcasiteFeS2
S Bravoite(Fe,Ni)S2
S TennantiteCu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2As4S12S
S SphaleriteZnS
S Renierite(Cu1+,Zn)11Fe4(Ge4+,As5+)2S16
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S BorniteCu5FeS4
S ChalcociteCu2S
S DjurleiteCu31S16
S CovelliteCuS
S DigeniteCu9S5
S AcanthiteAg2S
S BriartiteCu2(Fe,Zn)GeS4
CaCalcium
Ca DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca AragoniteCaCO3
FeIron
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe MarcasiteFeS2
Fe Bravoite(Fe,Ni)S2
Fe TennantiteCu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2As4S12S
Fe Renierite(Cu1+,Zn)11Fe4(Ge4+,As5+)2S16
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe BorniteCu5FeS4
Fe BriartiteCu2(Fe,Zn)GeS4
CoCobalt
Co CobaltiteCoAsS
Co Safflorite(Co,Ni,Fe)As2
Co ErythriteCo3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
NiNickel
Ni GersdorffiteNiAsS
Ni Bravoite(Fe,Ni)S2
CuCopper
Cu TennantiteCu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2As4S12S
Cu Renierite(Cu1+,Zn)11Fe4(Ge4+,As5+)2S16
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu BorniteCu5FeS4
Cu ChalcociteCu2S
Cu DjurleiteCu31S16
Cu CovelliteCuS
Cu DigeniteCu9S5
Cu CopperCu
Cu CupriteCu2O
Cu TenoriteCuO
Cu AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
Cu OliveniteCu2(AsO4)(OH)
Cu BriartiteCu2(Fe,Zn)GeS4
ZnZinc
Zn TennantiteCu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2As4S12S
Zn SphaleriteZnS
Zn Renierite(Cu1+,Zn)11Fe4(Ge4+,As5+)2S16
GeGermanium
Ge Renierite(Cu1+,Zn)11Fe4(Ge4+,As5+)2S16
Ge BriartiteCu2(Fe,Zn)GeS4
AsArsenic
As CobaltiteCoAsS
As Safflorite(Co,Ni,Fe)As2
As GersdorffiteNiAsS
As TennantiteCu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2As4S12S
As Renierite(Cu1+,Zn)11Fe4(Ge4+,As5+)2S16
As ErythriteCo3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
As OliveniteCu2(AsO4)(OH)
AgSilver
Ag SilverAg
Ag AcanthiteAg2S
AuGold
Au GoldAu

References

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Gomez Landeta, F. and Solans, J. (1981): Procesos supergénicos en la mina de cobre del Aramo (Asturias-España). Boletín Geológico y Minero: 92: 429-436.
Paniagua, A., Loredo, J. and Garcia Iglesias, J.(1988): Epithermal (Cu-Co-Ni) mineralization in the Aramo Mine (Cantabrian mountains, Spain): correlation between paragenetic and fluid inclusion data. Bulletin de Mineralogie: 111: 383-391.
Ambert, P., Balestro, F., Laroche, M., Figueroa, V. and Rovira, S. (2014) Technological aspects of the earliest metallurgy in France: ‘furnaces’ and slags from La Capitelle du Broum (Péret, France). Historical Metallurgy: 47(1): 60-74.

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