The Almadén mercury mining district, Spain

  title={The Almad{\'e}n mercury mining district, Spain},
  author={A. Hern{\'a}ndez and M. J{\'e}brak and P. Higueras and R. Oyarzun and D. Morata and J. Munh{\'a}},
  journal={Mineralium Deposita},
  • A. Hernández, M. Jébrak, +3 authors J. Munhá
  • Published 1999
  • Geology
  • Mineralium Deposita
  • Abstract The Almadén district is the largest mercury concentration in the world, with a total content of about 250 000 t of mercury, nearly one third of the known total mercury resources of the Earth. Mercury has been exploited since the Celtic and Roman times, with peak production during the Renaissance and between 1939–1945. The district is hosted by a Paleozoic synclinorium overlying Precambrian rocks. The Paleozoic sequence comprises epicontinental quartz arenite rocks, including black… CONTINUE READING
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