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Mun. de Muzo, Vasquez-Yacopí Mining District, Boyacá Department, Colombia

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Famous emerald district.
Located 60 miles north of Bogota.

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16 entries listed. 11 valid minerals. 1 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.

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- Feininger, T. (1970): Emerald Mining in Colombia: History & Geology. Mineralogical Record, 1 (4), 142-149.
- Nassau, K. (1978): Wie Mahlwerke für Zuckerrohr: Trapiche Smaragde von Muzo / Kolumbien. Lapis, 3 (4), 20 (in German).
- Hintze, J. (1979): Die Smaragdlagerstätten Kolumbiens. Der Aufschluss, 30 (3), 83-92 (in German).
- Nottes, G. (1981): Eine Reise zu den Smaragd-Gruben Kolumbiens. Der Aufschluss, 32 (10), 325-334 (in German).
- Schäfer, W. (1984): Die kolumbianischen Smaragdlagerstätten Chivor und Muzo. Lapis, 9 (4), 9-xx (in German).

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