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Ampliación a Victoria Mine, Navajún, La Rioja, Spaini
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Ampliación a Victoria MineMine
La RiojaAutonomous Community

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
41° 59' 9'' North , 2° 6' 41'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
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Köppen climate type:
Nearest Settlements:
Cornago535 (2012)8.8km
Aguilar del Río Alhama700 (2012)10.1km
Magaña104 (2012)10.4km
San Pedro Manrique536 (2012)11.0km
Igea726 (2012)12.3km
Name(s) in local language(s):
Mina Ampliación a Victoria, Navajún, La Rioja, España

This mine-quarry is exploited to obtain pyrite only for collection and decoration. It is located 2.4 km to the NNW of Navajún, and you can access it via a track that begins in Navajún (near Cervera del Río Alhama).
The best cubic crystals of pyrite of the world are extracted from this mine. The biggest crystal so far had a size of 19 cm and weighed 9.5 kg.

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4 valid minerals.

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Formula: (Fe2+,Mg,Al,Fe3+)6(Si,Al)4O10(OH,O)8
Reference: Fernando Gascón Collection
Formula: (Fe2+,Mg,Mn2+)Al2(SiO4)O(OH)2
Reference: Lodders, K., Klingelhofer, G., Kremser, D. T. (1998): Chloritoid inclusions in pyrite from Navajun, Spain. Canadian Mineralogist 36, 137-145.
Formula: (Al2Li)Al2(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
Reference: Mata, M.P., et al.(1991). Cloritas dioctaédricasasociadas a piritas en metapelitas de la Sierra de los Cameros. Estudios Geológicos, 47, 129-135
Formula: FeS2
Description: Exceptional cubes up to 12cm
Reference: Calvo, M. and Sevillano, E. (1989) Pyrite crystals from Soria and la Rioja provinces, Spain. The Mineralogical Record, 20, 451-456. Calvo, Miguel. (2003) Minerales y Minas de España. Vol. II. Sulfuros y sulfosales. Museo de Ciencias Naturales de Alava. Vitoria. 705 págs.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Group 9 - Silicates

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Group 52 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups and O,OH,F,H2O
Insular SiO4 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with cations in [6] coordination only
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings interlayered 1:1, 2:1, and octahedra

List of minerals for each chemical element

H Cookeite(Al2Li)Al2(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
H Chloritoid(Fe2+,Mg,Mn2+)Al2(SiO4)O(OH)2
H Chamosite(Fe2+,Mg,Al,Fe3+)6(Si,Al)4O10(OH,O)8
Li Cookeite(Al2Li)Al2(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
O Cookeite(Al2Li)Al2(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
O Chloritoid(Fe2+,Mg,Mn2+)Al2(SiO4)O(OH)2
O Chamosite(Fe2+,Mg,Al,Fe3+)6(Si,Al)4O10(OH,O)8
Mg Chloritoid(Fe2+,Mg,Mn2+)Al2(SiO4)O(OH)2
Mg Chamosite(Fe2+,Mg,Al,Fe3+)6(Si,Al)4O10(OH,O)8
Al Cookeite(Al2Li)Al2(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
Al Chloritoid(Fe2+,Mg,Mn2+)Al2(SiO4)O(OH)2
Al Chamosite(Fe2+,Mg,Al,Fe3+)6(Si,Al)4O10(OH,O)8
Si Cookeite(Al2Li)Al2(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
Si Chloritoid(Fe2+,Mg,Mn2+)Al2(SiO4)O(OH)2
Si Chamosite(Fe2+,Mg,Al,Fe3+)6(Si,Al)4O10(OH,O)8
S PyriteFeS2
Mn Chloritoid(Fe2+,Mg,Mn2+)Al2(SiO4)O(OH)2
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe Chloritoid(Fe2+,Mg,Mn2+)Al2(SiO4)O(OH)2
Fe Chamosite(Fe2+,Mg,Al,Fe3+)6(Si,Al)4O10(OH,O)8


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Year (asc) Year (desc) Author (A-Z) Author (Z-A)
Calvo, Miguel, Sevillano, Emiliana (1989) Pyrite crystals from Soria and La Rioja provinces, Spain. The Mineralogical Record: 20(6): 451-456.
Alonso Azcárate, J., Rodas, M., Mas, R., Velasco, F. (1995) Origen de las piritas de la cuenca de Cameros, (La Rioja). Geogaceta: 18: 180-183.
Cuesta Bustillo, E., García Gonzalo, G. (1995) Navajún: naturaleza cubista. Bocamina: 1: 30-37.
Alonso Azcárate, J. (1998) Evolución de los Filosilicatos y Génesis de los Yacimientos de Pirita en la Cuenca de cameros: Su Relación con las Facies de Metamorfismo. Cretácico Inferior. La Rioja - Soria. Tesis Doctoral. Universidad de Huelva. Edición en CD.
Lodders, Katharina, Klingelhofer, Goestar, Kremser, Daniel T. (1998) Chloritoid inclusions in pyrite from Navajun, Spain. Canadian Mineralogist: 36(1): 137-145.
Alonso Azcárate, J., Boyce, A.J., Bottrell, S.H., Macaulay, C.I., Rodas, M., Fallick, A.E., Mas, J.R. (1999) Development and use of in situ laser sulfur isotope analyses for pyrite-anhydrite geothermometry: An example from pyrite deposits of the Cameros Basin, NE Spain. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta: 63: 509-513.
Alonso Azcárate, J., Rodas, M., Bottrell, S.H., Raiswell, R., Velasco, F., Mas, J.R. (1999) Pathways and distances of fluid flow during deposits of the Cameros Basin, Spain. Journal of Metamorphic Geology: 17: 339-348.
Alonso Azcárate, J., Rodas, M., Bottrell, S.H., Mas, J.R., Raiswell, R. (1999). Estudio textural e isotópico de los sulfuros diseminados en los sedimentos de la cuenca de Cameros (La Rioja, España). Revista de la Sociedad Geológica de España: 12: 241-249.
Alonso Azcárate, J., Bottrell, S.H., Tritlla, J. (2001) Sulfur redox reactions and formation of native sulfur veins during low-grade metamorphism of gypsum evaporites, Cameros Basin (NE Spain). Chemical Geology: 174: 398-402.
Calvo Rebollar, M. (2003) Minerales y Minas de España. Volumen II. Sulfuros y sulfosales. Museo de Ciencias Naturales de Álava, 703 pages.

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