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Don Otto Mine, La Poma-San Carlos District, San Carlos Department, Salta, Argentina
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Latitude: 25°36'42"S
Longitude: 65°55'39"W
 
 
Uranium deposits in the sector of Tonco-Amblayo. Elevation: 2428 metres above sea level.
The largest of them was "Don Otto", which featured a continuous mineralization on surface over 2,500 meters, with useful power of 1 meter and average 0.15% U3O8. Development work met on the southern half of the deposit up to 100 meters of depth (level 0), with more than 2,000 meters of underground workings.
Main mineralization: Tyuyamunite, carnotite, gypsum, manganese oxides.

Mineral List

Carnotite
Gypsum
'Manganese Oxides'
Tyuyamunite


4 entries listed. 3 valid minerals.

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References

C. T Friz, F. Rodrigo y P. N. Stipanicic. Recursos y posibilidades uraníferas en Argentina. Session 2.11 P/405. Comisión Nacional de Energía Atómica. Argentina.

J. L. Gamba (1959). Prospección aérea por minerales radioactivos. Posibilidades operativas en la Provincia de Salta. Informe interno, Gerencia de materias Primas, CNEA.

P. N. Stipanicic, O. L Baulíes, F. Rodrigo y C. G. Martínez (1960). Anales de las primeras Jornadas Geológicas Argentinas, pág. 351-384, San Juan.

E. Linares y R. O. Toubes (1960). Anales de las primeras Jornadas Geológicas Argentinas, vol. 3, págs. 191-206, San Juan.

C. A. Parera y M. Ibáñez (1963). Yacimiento uranífero "Don Otto" y demás afloramientos del área Tonco-Amblayo. Anales de las segundas Jornadas Geológicas Argentinas. Salta.

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