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Cerro Bayo, Chicligasta Department, Tucumán, Argentina

Latitude: 27°16'57"S
Longitude: 66°0'33"W
Cedrro Bayo, Departamento Chicligasta, Provincia de Tucumán, Argentina

Cerro Bayo, elevation: 2683 m. above sea level, situed at the west of Concepción city, nearby of border Tucumán-Catamarca:
The presence of ores, including Tungsten, Tin, Molybdenum and Copper, as well as rare minerals such as Caesium, Rubidium, Cadmium and Tantalum, which were studied in the University of Salamanca, Spain, within the framework of an agreement with the National University of Tucumán was detected in this area.

History:
By rule of law number 19,059 the nation ordered the three areas for mining research reserve in the province of Tucumán, completing similar provisions, whose essential purpose, for the moment, the assessment of the possibilities of mining economic performance. The three areas on which had jurisdiction the Under-Secretary of mining of the nation until 31 December 1974 were the so-called:
a)- "Aconquija", in the Chicligasta Department,
b)- "Cerro Quico" in La Cocha Department,
c)- "Chavarría" in Juan Bautista Alberdi Department.
The corresponding technical report pointed out that the first of these areas presents vein of Lead and Zinc and important areas of hydrothermal alteration, with possibilities of Copper spread in rocks.
The "Chavarría" area was included due to geochemical values of Tungsten and the corresponding to "Cerro Quico", also by alluvial Cassiterite and Wolfram.

Mineral List

Cassiterite
Sphalerite
Tantalite
Wolframite


4 entries listed. 2 valid minerals.

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References

Sub Secretaría de Minería de la Nación (1974). Reporte técnico. Argentina.

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