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Corocoro, Pacajes Province, La Paz Department, Bolivia
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Copper
Corocoro, Pacajes Province, La Paz Department, Bolivia

Photo: Rob Lavinsky
Latitude: 17°10'9"S
Longitude: 68°27'4"W
 
 
Copper mining district centered around the town of Corocoro. Mineralization is hosted in late Oligocene poorly-consolidated sediments (sometimes considered to be Miocene age). Most famous to mineral collectors for its unique native copper pseudomorphs after aragonite.

Mineral List

Mineral list contains entries from the region specified including sub-localities
Algodonite
Anglesite
Anhydrite
Aragonite
Azurite
Baryte
Bornite
Brochantite
Calcite
Celestine
var: Barian Celestine
Cerussite
Chalcocite
Chalcophyllite
Chrysocolla
Connellite
Copper
Covellite
Cuprite
Domeykite
Fluorite
Galena
Gypsum
Hematite
Jamesonite
Malachite
'Petrified Wood'
Quartz
var: Chalcedony
Silver
Tenorite
Tetrahedrite


45 entries listed. 29 valid minerals.

Localities in this Region

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References

Metal Mining Mining Geology, A.I.M.E. (1937): 541-558; Min.Rec.: 32:469.
J. T. Singewald Jr. & Edward Berry (1922) The geology of the Corocoro Copper District of Bolivia. John Hopkins Press Studies in Geology No. 1 116p.

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