The Cerro del Capon Mine - Albuñuelas


This mine is located in a area where the ground has lead-molybdenum. It is located at coordinates: 36º 57 '27' 'N - 3 ° 39' 13 '' W. You can find

Lead-molybdenum mineralization in gray marbles calcoesquistos corresponding to the upper reaches of the Jate unit, Manto de la Herradura and Alpujárride Complex. They are located on the hill of the same name which is accessed from the road to Cozvijar Albuñuelas, by the Barranco del Agua at kilometer 10.5, to reach the farmhouse of the Capon were you need to climb into a ravine. A second option is from Albuñuelas divertes a road at km 7.2 (36º57'48''N-3º36'25''W) to the farm Capon. After this farm, (36º57'32,89''N-3º39'3,64''W) you have to climb up to the ravine to the right until the mines. 

There are four entrances, but three of them are closed, but can be clearly distinguished because there is still a small hole in each. The fourth, located at the north end where you can have also a fantastic panorama on El Padul, is an inclined gallery (locked), divided about two meters from the entrance into three tunnels. The left one has a small gallery of about three meters and the right one about four meters, following the level of galena (about two centimeters thick and level of plumbífera arena, where you can see a few crystals of Wulfenite), and the tunnel in the center following the incline about 15 meters, 

Source: Grupo Mineralógico Mulhacén

 

Location Cerro del Capon Mine