It is located in SE of Spain following the previous investigations of deposits of Cu and Cu-Pb in the permotriassic sandstones, Some of these mines had specific cobalt productions, hand concentrated for ceramics
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The area is plenty of small mines of Pb, Zn, Cu, Mn, Fe, Co, Ag, Sr and Ba, although the operations of extraction -inexistent in the last 30 years- they should not overcome, except few exceptions, the 25.000 t of ore concentrates due the lack of market and poor mechanic development.
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 in the benefit of cobalt.
The mineralization is enriched in several elements (Co-Ni-Ag-Se-As-Hg) that entry into the category of RSE (redox-sensitive elements). Bearing in mind that the mineralization is stratified with high TOC dolomites affected by thrusts, a Mississippy Valley-type origin can be extrapolated for this deposit, with the origin of the metals in the washing of marine series or from the mafic intercalations into the series, with the carbonate/dolomite formations as a “reducing trap” for mineralization.
The concentrations of Primary Energy Metals minerals are important and it may be interesting to check their regional extension. This type of deposit can be very widespread in Betica, and could also concentrate elements of the platinum group. It is quite similar to the D.R.C. mineralizations.