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Palomo Mine, Castrovirreyna Province, Huancavelica Department, Peru
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Anorpiment
Palomo Mine, Castrovirreyna Province, Huancavelica Department, Peru

Photo: Vincent Bourgoin
 
Name(s) in local language(s): Mina Palomo
 
Old mine located between Julcani and San Genaro, long closed, but currently being worked by freelance miners looking for specimen material. Located along dirt road #651, 12 km east of road 003A.

Mineral List

Anorpiment (TL)
Baryte
Calcite
Chalcopyrite
Cinnabar
Galena
Gypsum
Orpiment
Pararealgar
Polybasite
Proustite
Pyrargyrite
Pyrite
Quartz
Realgar
Rhodochrosite
Seligmannite
Sphalerite
Stibnite
Tetrahedrite


20 entries listed. 20 valid minerals. 1 type locality (valid mineral).

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References

- J. Hyrsl (2008) The Palomo Mine Huancavelica Department, Peru. Mineralogical Record 39:95-99.

- Kampf, A.R., Downs, R.T., Housley, R.M., Jenkins, R.A. & Hyrsl, J. (2011): Anorpiment, As2S3, the triclinic dimorph of orpiment. Mineralogical Magazine, 75, 2857-2867
- Jaroslav Hyrsl, Jack A.Crowley, Rock H.Currier, Terry Szenics.(2011): PERU - PARADISE OF MINERALS.544pp. / Palomo Mine. page 395

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