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Cerro Blanco district, Copiapó Province, Atacama Region, Chile

A huge old Cu-Ag-Pb district, now abandoned, but very active during silver and copper ages (1800 to first 50 years of 1900). This district hosts a considerable number of veins and more than 30 mine properties.

Mineral List

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Acanthite
Ankerite
Atacamite
Azurite
Baryte
Bismuthinite
Bornite
Brochantite
Calcite
Cerussite
Chalcocite
Chalcopyrite
Chlorargyrite
var: Bromian Chlorargyrite
Copper
Covellite
Cuprite
Cuprotungstite
Emplectite
Galena
Goethite
Gold
Gypsum
Hematite
'Limonite'
Malachite
Proustite
Pyrargyrite
Pyrite
Quartz
Quartz
var: Agate

var: Jasper
Siderite
Silver
var: Arquerite
Sphalerite
Tennantite
Tenorite
Tetrahedrite
'Tourmaline'


40 entries listed. 34 valid minerals.

Localities in this Region

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References

Flores, H. (1938): "Informe Geológico preliminar sobre el mineral de Cerro Blanco". Sociedad Explotadora de Minas, Paipote (Copiapó), Chile

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