The Ni-Cu-(PGE) Aguablanca Ore Deposit (SW Spain)

  • Rubén Piña

Part of the SpringerBriefs in World Mineral Deposits book series (BRIEFSWMD)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Rubén Piña
    Pages 1-6
  3. Rubén Piña
    Pages 7-13
  4. Rubén Piña
    Pages 15-30

About this book


This book describes the Aguablanca Ni-Cu-PGE sulfide deposit, the first, and to date only, mineralization of this type in southwestern (SW) Europe. Since its discovery in 1993, this ore deposit has attracted the attention of the resource geology community due to its unusual geodynamic context, namely an active plate margin. The book focuses on the key features of the deposit and reports on the ore-forming processes that were most important for its formation.


Ore deposits Spanish mining Active plate margin sulphide deposit PGE deposit Ni- CU-PGE deposits

Authors and affiliations

  • Rubén Piña
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Mineralogy and Petrology, Faculty of Geological SciencesUniversity Complutense of MadridMadridSpain

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