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Serranía Mutun, Chiquitos Province, Santa Cruz Department, Bolivia
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Latitude: 19°10'S
Longitude: 57°54'W
 
 
The world's largest iron ore deposit, not yet worked on a significant scale because of its remoteness from industrial centers. Serrania Mutun is a range of hills up to 845m elevation, rising 600m out of a swampy plain, composed of silica-rich Fe oxides, a typical banded iron formation (BIF). The deposit extends across the border into Brazil, where it is called the Serrania de Jacadigo.

Ref.:
Ahlfeld, F. and Schneider-Scherbina, A. (1964) Los Yacimientos Minerales y de Hidrocarburos de Bolivia, pages 43-49 (Ministerio de Minas y Petroleo, La Paz)

Mineral List

Cryptomelane
Goethite
Hausmannite
Hematite
Maghemite
Magnetite
'Psilomelane'
Pyrolusite
Quartz
var: Jasper

Siderite


10 entries listed. 8 valid minerals.

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