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Serra da Mina Mine, Cercal, Santiago do Cacém, Setúbal, Portugali
Regional Level Types
Serra da Mina MineMine
Cercal- not defined -
Santiago do Cacém- not defined -
SetúbalDistrict
PortugalCountry

This page kindly sponsored by Rui Nunes
Key
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
37° 47' 25'' North , 8° 42' 28'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Cercal3,772 (2018)3.2km
São Luis1,006 (2018)9.1km
Vila Nova de Milfontes4,393 (2012)9.9km
Porto Covo1,400 (2011)10.0km
Almograve1,356 (2018)16.6km
Name(s) in local language(s):
Mina Serra da Mina, Cercal (Cercal do Alentejo), Santiago do Cacém, Distrito de Setubal, Portugal


Inactive (since 2000) Fe-Mn mines.

Regions containing this locality

Eurasian PlateTectonic Plate
EuropeContinent
Iberian PeninsulaPeninsula

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


15 valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

Note: this is a very new system on mindat.org and data is currently VERY limited. Please bear with us while we work towards adding this information!

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Alphabetical List Tree Diagram

Detailed Mineral List:

Baryte
Formula: BaSO4
Reference: Rui Nunes collection
Braunite
Formula: Mn2+Mn3+6(SiO4)O8
Description: Pic 1Pic 2
Reference: (?) 1947 - José Maria da Costa Almeida e Guilherme Mendes Pereira
Corkite
Formula: PbFe3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6
Habit: Trigonal
Colour: Brown to light yellowish
Reference: EMPA analyses by Christian Rewitzer
Cryptomelane
Formula: K(Mn4+7Mn3+)O16
Description: XRD analyses by Thomas Witzke
Goethite
Formula: α-Fe3+O(OH)
Reference: [www.johnbetts-fineminerals.com]
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Reference: Rui Nunes collection
Jarosite
Formula: KFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Reference: Pedro Alves collection. Characterized by EPMA (Dr. Rupert Hochleitner data)
Lepidocrocite
Formula: γ-Fe3+O(OH)
Reference: LNEG - Laboratório Nacional de Energia e Geologia, Siorminp ID 1142FeMn
'Limonite'
Formula: (Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Reference: LNEG - Laboratório Nacional de Energia e Geologia, Siorminp ID 1142FeMn
'Limonite var: Stilpnosiderite'
Reference: Principais Jazigos Minerais do Sul de Portugal, D. Carvalho, J.A.C. Goinhas, L.J.G. Schermerhorn; Direcção-Geral de Minas e Serviços Geológicos, Lisboa, 1971
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Reference: Rui Nunes collection, visit on 25 Oct 2015
'Manganese Oxides'
Reference: Rui Nunes collection
Manganite ?
Formula: Mn3+O(OH)
Plumbogummite
Formula: PbAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
Colour: yellow
Description: Previously characterized by p-XRD and EDS. New data, by EMPA, showed zoned corkite with external layer of plumbogummite. Plumbogummite can also be found as separated mineral phase, and quite pure (low Fe content)
Reference: Pedro Alves collection
Plumbojarosite
Formula: Pb0.5Fe3+3(SO4)2(OH)6
Reference: Pedro Alves collection
'Psilomelane'
Formula: Mn, O
Reference: Antonio Martins collection
Pyrolusite
Formula: Mn4+O2
Reference: Rui Nunes' collection
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Rui Nunes January 2009
Quartz var: Chalcedony
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Martins da Pedra collection
Quartz var: Jasper
Reference: Rui Nunes' collection, visit on 25 Oct 2015. Also found in one gallery of the second level in Aug 2018.
Siderite ?
Formula: FeCO3
Reference: Found by Rui Nunes in 2012
'Turgite'
Reference: Principais Jazigos Minerais do Sul de Portugal, D. Carvalho, J.A.C. Goinhas, L.J.G. Schermerhorn; Direcção-Geral de Minas e Serviços Geológicos, Lisboa, 1971
'Wad'
Reference: LNEG - Laboratório Nacional de Energia e Geologia, Siorminp ID 1142FeMn

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Cryptomelane4.DK.05aK(Mn4+7Mn3+)O16
Goethite4.00.α-Fe3+O(OH)
Hematite4.CB.05Fe2O3
Lepidocrocite4.FE.15γ-Fe3+O(OH)
Manganite ?4.FD.15Mn3+O(OH)
Pyrolusite4.DB.05Mn4+O2
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
var: Chalcedony4.DA.05SiO2
var: Jasper4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Malachite5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Siderite ?5.AB.05FeCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Baryte7.AD.35BaSO4
Jarosite7.BC.10KFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Plumbojarosite7.BC.10Pb0.5Fe3+3(SO4)2(OH)6
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Corkite8.BL.05PbFe3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6
Plumbogummite8.BL.10PbAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
Group 9 - Silicates
Braunite9.AG.05Mn2+Mn3+6(SiO4)O8
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
'var: Stilpnosiderite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
'Manganese Oxides'-
'Psilomelane'-Mn, O
'Turgite'-
'Wad'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
AX2
Pyrolusite4.4.1.4Mn4+O2
Group 6 - HYDROXIDES AND OXIDES CONTAINING HYDROXYL
XO(OH)
Goethite6.1.1.2α-Fe3+O(OH)
Lepidocrocite6.1.2.2γ-Fe3+O(OH)
Manganite ?6.1.3.1Mn3+O(OH)
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
(AB)2X3
Braunite7.5.1.3Mn2+Mn3+6(SiO4)O8
AB8X16
Cryptomelane7.9.1.2K(Mn4+7Mn3+)O16
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Siderite ?14.1.1.3FeCO3
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Malachite16a.3.1.1Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Baryte28.3.1.1BaSO4
Group 30 - ANHYDROUS SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)2(XO4)Zq
Jarosite30.2.5.1KFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Plumbojarosite30.2.5.6Pb0.5Fe3+3(SO4)2(OH)6
Group 42 - HYDRATED PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)2(XO4)Zq·xH2O
Plumbogummite42.7.3.5PbAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
Group 43 - COMPOUND PHOSPHATES, ETC.
Anhydrous Compound Phosphates, etc·, Containing Hydroxyl or Halogen
Corkite43.4.1.2PbFe3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
'var: Stilpnosiderite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
'Manganese Oxides'-
'Psilomelane'-Mn, O
Quartz
var: Chalcedony
-SiO2
var: Jasper-SiO2
'Turgite'-
'Wad'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H CorkitePbFe3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6
H PlumbogummitePbAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
H JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
H Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
H Lepidocrociteγ-Fe3+O(OH)
H Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
H PlumbojarositePb0.5Fe33+(SO4)2(OH)6
H ManganiteMn3+O(OH)
CCarbon
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
C SideriteFeCO3
OOxygen
O PyrolusiteMn4+O2
O CorkitePbFe3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6
O PlumbogummitePbAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
O JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
O Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
O BaryteBaSO4
O HematiteFe2O3
O CryptomelaneK(Mn74+Mn3+)O16
O QuartzSiO2
O BrauniteMn2+Mn63+(SiO4)O8
O Quartz (var: Chalcedony)SiO2
O PsilomelaneMn, O
O Lepidocrociteγ-Fe3+O(OH)
O Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
O PlumbojarositePb0.5Fe33+(SO4)2(OH)6
O ManganiteMn3+O(OH)
O SideriteFeCO3
AlAluminium
Al PlumbogummitePbAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
Si BrauniteMn2+Mn63+(SiO4)O8
Si Quartz (var: Chalcedony)SiO2
PPhosphorus
P CorkitePbFe3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6
P PlumbogummitePbAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
SSulfur
S CorkitePbFe3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6
S JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
S BaryteBaSO4
S PlumbojarositePb0.5Fe33+(SO4)2(OH)6
KPotassium
K JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
K CryptomelaneK(Mn74+Mn3+)O16
MnManganese
Mn PyrolusiteMn4+O2
Mn CryptomelaneK(Mn74+Mn3+)O16
Mn BrauniteMn2+Mn63+(SiO4)O8
Mn PsilomelaneMn, O
Mn ManganiteMn3+O(OH)
FeIron
Fe CorkitePbFe3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6
Fe JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Fe Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
Fe HematiteFe2O3
Fe Lepidocrociteγ-Fe3+O(OH)
Fe Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Fe PlumbojarositePb0.5Fe33+(SO4)2(OH)6
Fe SideriteFeCO3
CuCopper
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
BaBarium
Ba BaryteBaSO4
PbLead
Pb CorkitePbFe3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6
Pb PlumbogummitePbAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
Pb PlumbojarositePb0.5Fe33+(SO4)2(OH)6

References

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Jazigos de ferro e manganês de Odemira e Cercal, mina de Serra das Tulhas
Volume 13 de Relatórios, Portugal Serviço de Fomento Mineiro
Volume 13 de Relatório // Serviço de Fomento Mineiro, Direcção Geral de Minas e Serviços Geológicos, Ministério da Economia, República Portuguesa, 1950
- José Maria da Costa Almeida, João José de Oliveira Barros
Jazigos de ferro e manganês do Alentejo: estudo das minas da Serra da Mina, Toca do Mocho, Serra do Lagar da Bela Vista e Cerro do Pinheiro da Bela Vista
Volume 12 de Relatórios, Portugal Serviço de Fomento Mineiro, edição Ramos, Afonso & Moita, 1946
- José Maria da Costa Almeida
CARVALHO, D.: “Jazigos de ferro-manganés da região de Cercal-Odemira”: In: Principais Jazigos Minerais do Sul de Portugal (I Congresso Hispano-Luso-Americano de Geologia Económica). Lisboa: DGMSG, 1971, Págs. 65-73.
Principais Jazigos Minerais do Sul de Portugal, D. Carvalho, J.A.C. Goinhas, L.J.G. Schermerhorn; Direcção-Geral de Minas e Serviços Geológicos, Lisboa, 1971
CARVALHO, D.: “Considerações sobre o vulcanismo da região de Cercal-Odemira. Suas relações com a Faixa Piritosa Ibérica”. In: Comunicações Serviços Geológicos Portugueses, T.LX. - IIIª reunião sobre Geologia do SW da Península Ibérica Huelva-Beja, 1975. Lisboa, 1976, Págs. 215-238.

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