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Chilca Juliana deposit, Talapazo, Tafí del Valle Department, Tucumán, Argentina
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Latitude: 26°24'25"S
Longitude: 66°2'16"W
 
Name(s) in local language(s): Yacimiento de Mica "Chilca Juliana", Talapazo, Departamento Tafí del Valle, Provincia de Tucumán, Argentina.
 
"Chilca Juliana" deposit: town Talapazo, Colalao del Valle.
Coordinates: 26 ° 24' 25" S - 66 ° 02' 16" W. Elevation: 2,373 masl.
The site is owned by the mining company Talapazo S. R. L., which exploits by mica and Gemological minerals. Holdings is made by rudimentary methods of pirquineo (to strike stone wall).
Registered according to file 556/110-LL-97 of the register of mines of the province of Tucumán.

This sample is composed of aggregates laminar mica, subhedrales, transparent with smoked tones. Grain size varies from more than ³⁄₄" up to lower a mesh 100 #, the first being the most abundant. Observed that the content of the material in the fraction of 50-100 # presents rates of 10% pure mica, impure mica 90% and 40% of impurities free, where faith minerals make up 30 per cent. It is not appropriate to assign to this sample use and industrial application.

Mineral List

Albite
var: Oligoclase
'Albite-Anorthite Series'
Almandine
'Apatite'
Beryl
var: Aquamarine
'Garnet'
'Manganese Oxides
var: Manganese Dendrites'

'Mica Group'
Microcline
Muscovite
Orthoclase
Quartz
Schorl
'Tourmaline'


16 entries listed. 8 valid minerals.

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References

Galliski, M.A. (1999) Distrito pegmatítico Punilla. In E.O. Zappettini, Ed., Recursos Minerales de la república Argentina. Instituto de Geología y recursos Minerales, SEGEMAr, Anales, 35, 547–550.

Padrón de minas de la provincia de Tucumán (1997).

Albornoz, H. G., CARACTERIZACIÓN DEL “SCRAP” DE MICA EN LOS YACIMIENTOS DE TALAPAZO, EL PICHAO Y RINCÓN DE QUILMES, SIERRA DE QUILMES, TUCUMÁN.
SEGEMAR. Delegación Tucumán. [email protected]

Tauber Larry, R. J. (2013). Visit to the area in November 2013.

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