Located in the south of the province of Granada, about 90 kms from the capital. The geological environment of the deposit is given by a discordant deposit of cream-colored Triassic marbles, among which the mineralization fits.
The mineralization adopts a stratiform morphology but closely related to a network of small fractures and diaclases, as well as to the porosity of bedding rocks.
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The main mineralizations are Pb-Zn (F) and Cu-Co (Ni, Ag). The first are embedded in carbonated formations of the Trías, associated with limestones and dolomites formed in environments restricted. The second, which is also within Triassic dolomites, barely known, although present a clear interest:
The mineralization adopts a stratiform morphology but closely related to a network of small fractures and diaclases, as well as to the porosity of the host rocks.
The deposit consists of primary and secondary minerals of silver (Ag), copper (Cu), Cobalt (Co) and nickel (Ni).
This deposit began to be exploited at the end of the 19th century for the extraction of cobalt and nickel that was used for the manufacture of dyes for the ceramic industry
In the first third of the twentieth century, there is a great demand for mineral resources by Europe, basically lead, iron and copper and Pb, these mines were exploited, but vanadium and molybdenum were rejected for their low price