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La Farola Mine, Cerro Pintado, Las Pintadas district, Tierra Amarilla, Copiapó Province, Atacama Region, Chile

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Detailed Mineral List:
Atacamite
Reference: Lieber, W., Schnorrer, G., (1993): Idiomorphe Pseudomalachit-Kristalle aus der Mina La Farola bei Copiapo, Chile, Der Aufschluss, Vol. 44, pp. 301-307
Photo: © Saul Krotki 2001. Atacamite from La Farola Mine, Cerro Pintado, Las Pintadas district, Tierra Amarilla, Copiapó Province, Atacama Region, Chile
Calcite
Reference: Marschik, R., Singer, B.S., Munizaga, F., Tassinari, C., Moritz, R., and Fontboté, L. (1997): Mineralium Deposita 32, 531-546.
Chalcopyrite
Reference: Marschik, R., Singer, B.S., Munizaga, F., Tassinari, C., Moritz, R., and Fontboté, L. (1997): Mineralium Deposita 32, 531-546.
Chrysocolla
Reference: No reference listed
Photo: © fabreminerals.com. Chrysocolla from La Farola Mine, Cerro Pintado, Las Pintadas district, Tierra Amarilla, Copiapó Province, Atacama Region, Chile
Copper
Reference: Rob Lavinsky specimen
Photo: © fabreminerals.com. Copper from La Farola Mine, Cerro Pintado, Las Pintadas district, Tierra Amarilla, Copiapó Province, Atacama Region, Chile
Dioptase
Habit: Acicular, aggregated into tufts, sprays and botryoidal structures.
Colour: Turquoise / chrysocolla green
Fluorescence: None.
Description: Unusual structures and crystal forms.
Reference: Mr. Terry Szenics; Maurizio Dini collection
Photo: © Rob Lavinsky. Dioptase from La Farola Mine, Cerro Pintado, Las Pintadas district, Tierra Amarilla, Copiapó Province, Atacama Region, Chile
Goethite
Reference: various added photos
Gypsum
'Halloysite'
Colour: White
Description: Crusts of tiny hemispherules.
Reference: Terry Szenics, based on unspecified analysis.
Photo: © 2010, JGW. Halloysite from La Farola Mine, Cerro Pintado, Las Pintadas district, Tierra Amarilla, Copiapó Province, Atacama Region, Chile
Hematite
Reference: Marschik, R., Singer, B.S., Munizaga, F., Tassinari, C., Moritz, R., and Fontboté, L. (1997): Mineralium Deposita 32, 531-546.
Jarosite
Reference: V.Bourgoin EDX
Kaolinite
Reference: Lieber, W., Schnorrer, G., (1993): Idiomorphe Pseudomalachit-Kristalle aus der Mina La Farola bei Copiapo, Chile, Der Aufschluss, Vol. 44, pp. 301-307
Libethenite
Reference: Lieber, W., Schnorrer, G., (1993): Idiomorphe Pseudomalachit-Kristalle aus der Mina La Farola bei Copiapo, Chile, Der Aufschluss, Vol. 44, pp. 301-307
Photo: © Saul Krotki 2004. Libethenite from La Farola Mine, Cerro Pintado, Las Pintadas district, Tierra Amarilla, Copiapó Province, Atacama Region, Chile
'Limonite'
Reference: various added photos
Magnetite
Reference: Marschik, R., Singer, B.S., Munizaga, F., Tassinari, C., Moritz, R., and Fontboté, L. (1997): Mineralium Deposita 32, 531-546.
Olivenite
Description: Confused with libethenite.
Reference: Various EDS and PXRD analyses.
Paratacamite
Reference: No reference listed
Pseudomalachite
Reference: Lieber, W., Schnorrer, G., (1993): Idiomorphe Pseudomalachit-Kristalle aus der Mina La Farola bei Copiapo, Chile, Der Aufschluss, Vol. 44, pp. 301-307
Photo: © Saul Krotki 2004. Pseudomalachite from La Farola Mine, Cerro Pintado, Las Pintadas district, Tierra Amarilla, Copiapó Province, Atacama Region, Chile
Pyrite
Reference: Marschik, R., Singer, B.S., Munizaga, F., Tassinari, C., Moritz, R., and Fontboté, L. (1997): Mineralium Deposita 32, 531-546.
Quartz
Reference: Marschik, R., Singer, B.S., Munizaga, F., Tassinari, C., Moritz, R., and Fontboté, L. (1997): Mineralium Deposita 32, 531-546.
Photo: © Rob Lavinsky. Quartz from La Farola Mine, Cerro Pintado, Las Pintadas district, Tierra Amarilla, Copiapó Province, Atacama Region, Chile
Sampleite
Reference: various added photos
Photo: Sampleite from La Farola Mine, Cerro Pintado, Las Pintadas district, Tierra Amarilla, Copiapó Province, Atacama Region, Chile
Szenicsite
Reference: Mike Scott S102238 fm Cureton #CYN ID by A Roberts 1994


22 entries listed. 18 valid minerals. 2 erroneous literature entries.

References

- Lieber, W., Schnorrer, G. (1993): Idiomorphe Pseudomalachit-Kristalle aus der Mina La Farola bei Copiapo, Chile, Der Aufschluss, 44, 301-307.
- Marschik, R., Singer, B.S., Munizaga, F., Tassinari, C., Moritz, R., and Fontboté, L. (1997): Age of Cu-(Fe)-Au mineralization and thermal evolution of the Punta del Cobre district, Chile. Mineralium Deposita 32, 531-546.


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