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Chañarcillo, Copiapó Province, Atacama Region, Chile
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Detailed Mineral List:
Acanthite
Formula: Ag2S
Reference: [MinRec 10:201]
Localities: Recorded from at least 16 other localities in this region.
Photo: © . Acanthite from Chañarcillo, Copiapó Province, Atacama Region, Chile
Actinolite
Formula: ☐{Ca2}{(Mg,Fe2+)5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Reference: Cook, R B. (1979): Famous mineral localities; Chanarcillo, Chile. Mineralogical Record. 10, 197-204.
Adamite (TL)
Formula: Zn2(AsO4)(OH)
Type Locality: Chañarcillo, Copiapó Province, Atacama Region, Chile
Reference: C. R. Acad. Sci. Paris (1866): 62, 692; Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II: 866.
Photo: © maurizio dini. Adamite from Chañarcillo, Copiapó Province, Atacama Region, Chile
'Albite-Anorthite Series'
Reference: Cook, R B. (1979): Famous mineral localities; Chanarcillo, Chile. Mineralogical Record. 10, 197-204.
'Andorite'
Formula: PbAgSb3S6
Reference: Gunnar Farber
Arsenic
Formula: As
Localities: Manto de Ossa Mine, Chañarcillo, Copiapó Province, Atacama Region, Chile
Reventón Colorada Mine, Chañarcillo, Copiapó Province, Atacama Region, Chile
Flor de María Mine, Chañarcillo, Copiapó Province, Atacama Region, Chile
Arsenopyrite
Formula: FeAsS
Reference: Cook, R B. (1979): Famous mineral localities; Chanarcillo, Chile. Mineralogical Record. 10, 197-204.
'Asbestos'
Locality: Dolores I Mine, Chañarcillo, Copiapó Province, Atacama Region, Chile
'Asbestos var: Mountain Leather'
Reference: Henwood, W.J. (1871): Transactions of the Royal Geological Society of Cornwall 8(1), 154-167
'Atlasite'
Formula: near Cu15(CO3)6Cl2(OH)16 · H2O
Reference: Heys Mineral Index 3rd ed.
Augite
Formula: (Ca,Na)(Mg,Fe2+,Al,Fe3+,Ti)[(Si,Al)2O6]
Reference: Cook, R B. (1979): Famous mineral localities; Chanarcillo, Chile. Mineralogical Record. 10, 197-204.
Baryte
Formula: BaSO4
Localities: Locura mine, Chañarcillo, Copiapó Province, Atacama Region, Chile
Margarita Segunda mine, Chañarcillo, Copiapó Province, Atacama Region, Chile
Confianza mine, Chañarcillo, Copiapó Province, Atacama Region, Chile
Flor de María Mine, Chañarcillo, Copiapó Province, Atacama Region, Chile
Huanaca mine, Chañarcillo, Copiapó Province, Atacama Region, Chile
'Biotite'
Reference: Cook, R B. (1979): Famous mineral localities; Chanarcillo, Chile. Mineralogical Record. 10, 197-204.
Bornite
Formula: Cu5FeS4
Locality: Loreto Mine, Chañarcillo, Copiapó Province, Atacama Region, Chile
Bromargyrite
Formula: AgBr
Reference: Palache, Charles, Harry Berman & Clifford Frondel (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II, John Wiley and Sons, Inc., New York, 7th edition, revised and enlarged, 1124 pp.: 14; Mineralogical Record: 10: 202-203.
Localities: Recorded from at least 5 other localities in this region.
Photo: © Rob Lavinsky. Bromargyrite from Chañarcillo, Copiapó Province, Atacama Region, Chile
Bromargyrite var: Iodian Bromargyrite
Reference: Cook, R B. (1979): Famous mineral localities; Chanarcillo, Chile. Mineralogical Record. 10, 197-204.
Bromargyrite var: Mercuroan Bromargyrite
Formula: (Ag,Hg)Br
Reference: Cook, R B. (1979): Famous mineral localities; Chanarcillo, Chile. Mineralogical Record. 10, 197-204
Brucite
Formula: Mg(OH)2
Reference: Henwood, W.J. (1871): Transactions of the Royal Geological Society of Cornwall 8(1), 154-167
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Palache, Charles, Harry Berman & Clifford Frondel (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II, John Wiley and Sons, Inc., New York, 7th edition, revised and enlarged, 1124 pp.: 14.; American Mineralogist, Volume 94, pages 609–615, 2009
Localities: Recorded from at least 30 other localities in this region.
Chalcocite
Formula: Cu2S
Reference: Cook, R B. (1979): Famous mineral localities; Chanarcillo, Chile. Mineralogical Record. 10, 197-204.
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Locality: Loreto Mine, Chañarcillo, Copiapó Province, Atacama Region, Chile
'Chañarcillite'
Formula: Ag-As-Sb
Reference: Heys Mineral Index 3rd ed.
Chlorargyrite
Formula: AgCl
Localities: Reported from at least 13 localities in this region.
Photo: © Steve Hardinger. Chlorargyrite from Chañarcillo, Copiapó Province, Atacama Region, Chile
Chlorargyrite var: Bromian Chlorargyrite
Formula: Ag(Cl,Br)
Reference: Palache, Charles, Harry Berman & Clifford Frondel (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II, John Wiley and Sons, Inc., New York, 7th edition, revised and enlarged, 1124 pp.: 13.
Localities: Recorded from at least 8 other localities in this region.
Photo: © Rob Lavinsky. Bromian Chlorargyrite from Chañarcillo, Copiapó Province, Atacama Region, Chile
'Chlorite Group'
Reference: Cook, R B. (1979): Famous mineral localities; Chanarcillo, Chile. Mineralogical Record. 10, 197-204.
Chrysocolla
Formula: Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O (x < 1)
Locality: Manto de Cobo Mine, Chañarcillo, Copiapó Province, Atacama Region, Chile
Cinnabar
Formula: HgS
Locality: Los Frayles, Chañarcillo, Copiapó Province, Atacama Region, Chile
Conichalcite
Formula: CaCu(AsO4)(OH)
Locality: Manto de Cobo Mine, Chañarcillo, Copiapó Province, Atacama Region, Chile
Copper
Formula: Cu
Reference: Cook, R B. (1979): Famous mineral localities; Chanarcillo, Chile. Mineralogical Record. 10, 197-204.
Cuprite
Formula: Cu2O
Reference: Cook, R B. (1979): Famous mineral localities; Chanarcillo, Chile. Mineralogical Record. 10, 197-204.
Localities: Recorded from at least 1 other locality in this region.
Diopside
Formula: CaMgSi2O6
Reference: Cook, R B. (1979): Famous mineral localities; Chanarcillo, Chile. Mineralogical Record. 10, 197-204.
Dolomite
Formula: CaMg(CO3)2
Locality: Colorada Mine (Corrida Colorada Mine), Chañarcillo, Copiapó Province, Atacama Region, Chile
Domeykite
Formula: Cu3As
Locality: Dolores I Mine, Chañarcillo, Copiapó Province, Atacama Region, Chile
Dyscrasite
Formula: Ag3Sb
Reference: Cook, R B. (1979): Famous mineral localities; Chanarcillo, Chile. Mineralogical Record. 10, 197-204.
Localities: Recorded from at least 1 other locality in this region.
Epidote
Formula: {Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Reference: Henwood, W.J. (1871): Transactions of the Royal Geological Society of Cornwall 8(1), 154-167; Cook, R B. (1979): Famous mineral localities; Chanarcillo, Chile. Mineralogical Record. 10, 197-204.
Localities: Recorded from at least 5 other localities in this region.
Fettelite
Formula: [Ag6As2S7][Ag10HgAs2S8]
Reference: Bindi, L., Keutsch, F.N., Francis, C.A., Menchetti, S. (2009): Fettelite, [Ag6As2S7][Ag10HgAs2S8] from Chanarcillo, Chile: Crystal structure, pseudosymmetry, twinning, and revised chemical formula. American Mineralogist, 94, 609-615.
Localities: Recorded from at least 3 other localities in this region.
Photo: Fettelite from Chañarcillo, Copiapó Province, Atacama Region, Chile
Freibergite
Formula: Ag6[Cu4Fe2]Sb4S13-x
Reference: Cook, R B. (1979): Famous mineral localities; Chanarcillo, Chile. Mineralogical Record. 10, 197-204.
Galena
Formula: PbS
Localities: Reported from at least 7 localities in this region.
'Garnet'
Formula: X3Z2(SiO4)3
Reference: Cook, R B. (1979): Famous mineral localities; Chanarcillo, Chile. Mineralogical Record. 10, 197-204.
Localities: Recorded from at least 5 other localities in this region.
Goethite
Formula: α-Fe3+O(OH)
Reference: Cook, R B. (1979): Famous mineral localities; Chanarcillo, Chile. Mineralogical Record. 10, 197-204.
Gypsum
Formula: CaSO4 · 2H2O
Reference: Cook, R B. (1979): Famous mineral localities; Chanarcillo, Chile. Mineralogical Record. 10, 197-204.
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Reference: Cook, R B. (1979): Famous mineral localities; Chanarcillo, Chile. Mineralogical Record. 10, 197-204.
Localities: Recorded from at least 1 other locality in this region.
Iodargyrite
Formula: AgI
Reference: Palache, Charles, Harry Berman & Clifford Frondel (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II, John Wiley and Sons, Inc., New York, 7th edition, revised and enlarged, 1124 pp.: 14.
Localities: Recorded from at least 10 other localities in this region.
Photo: © R.D.Green. Iodargyrite from Chañarcillo, Copiapó Province, Atacama Region, Chile
'Limonite'
Formula: FeO(OH) · nH2O
Reference: Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II: 866.
Localities: Recorded from at least 3 other localities in this region.
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Reference: Cook, R B. (1979): Famous mineral localities; Chanarcillo, Chile. Mineralogical Record. 10, 197-204.
Miargyrite
Formula: AgSbS2
Reference: [MinRec 10:201]
Moschellandsbergite
Formula: Ag2Hg3
Reference: Robert B. Cook: "Chañarcillo, Chile"; Minrecord, july-august 1978, pag.201
Photo: © Maurizio Dini. Moschellandsbergite from Chañarcillo, Copiapó Province, Atacama Region, Chile
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Cook, R B. (1979): Famous mineral localities; Chanarcillo, Chile. Mineralogical Record. 10, 197-204.
Orthoclase
Formula: KAlSi3O8
Reference: Cook, R B. (1979): Famous mineral localities; Chanarcillo, Chile. Mineralogical Record. 10, 197-204.
Palygorskite
Formula: (Mg,Al)5(Si,Al)8O20(OH)2 · 8H2O
Reference: American Mineralogist, Volume 94, pages 609–615, 2009
Localities: Recorded from at least 1 other locality in this region.
Pearceite
Formula: [(Ag,Cu)6(As,Sb)2S7][Ag9CuS4]
Reference: Cook, R B. (1979): Famous mineral localities; Chanarcillo, Chile. Mineralogical Record. 10, 197-204.
Polybasite
Formula: [(Ag,Cu)6(Sb,As)2S7][Ag9CuS4]
Reference: Copiapo Mineralogical Museum (Chile)
Localities: Recorded from at least 2 other localities in this region.
Proustite
Formula: Ag3AsS3
Reference: American Mineralogist, Volume 94, pages 609–615, 2009
Localities: Recorded from at least 3 other localities in this region.
Photo: Proustite from Chañarcillo, Copiapó Province, Atacama Region, Chile
'Proustite-Pyrargyrite Series'
Localities: Reported from at least 12 localities in this region.
Pyrargyrite
Formula: Ag3SbS3
Reference: Cook, R B. (1979): Famous mineral localities; Chanarcillo, Chile. Mineralogical Record, 10(4), 197-204.
Localities: Recorded from at least 1 other locality in this region.
Photo: © Dan Weinrich. Pyrargyrite from Chañarcillo, Copiapó Province, Atacama Region, Chile
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Localities: Loreto Mine, Chañarcillo, Copiapó Province, Atacama Region, Chile
Chacabuco mine, Chañarcillo, Copiapó Province, Atacama Region, Chile
San Francisquito Mine, Chañarcillo, Copiapó Province, Atacama Region, Chile
Pyrolusite
Formula: MnO2
Reference: Cook, R B. (1979): Famous mineral localities; Chanarcillo, Chile. Mineralogical Record. 10, 197-204.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Localities: Manto de Cobo Mine, Chañarcillo, Copiapó Province, Atacama Region, Chile
Chacabuco mine, Chañarcillo, Copiapó Province, Atacama Region, Chile
Colorada Mine (Corrida Colorada Mine), Chañarcillo, Copiapó Province, Atacama Region, Chile
Siderite
Formula: FeCO3
Reference: Cook, R B. (1979): Famous mineral localities; Chanarcillo, Chile. Mineralogical Record. 10, 197-204.
Silver
Formula: Ag
Reference: Palache, Charles, Harry Berman & Clifford Frondel (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II, John Wiley and Sons, Inc., New York, 7th edition, revised and enlarged, 1124 pp.: 14, 867; J-F LANOE, 1976 listed. Faculté des Science de Lyon.
Localities: Recorded from at least 28 other localities in this region.
Photo: © R.D.Green. Silver from Chañarcillo, Copiapó Province, Atacama Region, Chile
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Localities: San Blas Mine, Chañarcillo, Copiapó Province, Atacama Region, Chile
Rothschild Mine, Chañarcillo, Copiapó Province, Atacama Region, Chile
Constancia Mine, Chañarcillo, Copiapó Province, Atacama Region, Chile
Delirio Mine, Chañarcillo, Copiapó Province, Atacama Region, Chile
Loreto Mine, Chañarcillo, Copiapó Province, Atacama Region, Chile
Stephanite
Formula: Ag5SbS4
Localities: Reventón Colorada Mine, Chañarcillo, Copiapó Province, Atacama Region, Chile
San Feliz mine, Chañarcillo, Copiapó Province, Atacama Region, Chile
Photo: © maurizio dini. Stephanite from Chañarcillo, Copiapó Province, Atacama Region, Chile
Stibnite
Formula: Sb2S3
Reference: Copiapo Mineralogical Museum (Chile)
'Tocornalite'
Formula: (Ag,Hg)I
Reference: Cook, R B. (1979): Famous mineral localities; Chanarcillo, Chile. Mineralogical Record. 10, 197-204.
'Tourmaline'
Formula: A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
Reference: Cook, R B. (1979): Famous mineral localities; Chanarcillo, Chile. Mineralogical Record. 10, 197-204.
Wollastonite
Formula: CaSiO3
Reference: Cook, R B. (1979): Famous mineral localities; Chanarcillo, Chile. Mineralogical Record. 10, 197-204.
Xanthoconite
Formula: Ag3AsS3
Localities: Dolores I Mine, Chañarcillo, Copiapó Province, Atacama Region, Chile
Santa Rosa Mine, Chañarcillo, Copiapó Province, Atacama Region, Chile
Photo: © maurizio dini. Xanthoconite from Santa Rosa Mine, Chañarcillo, Copiapó Province, Atacama Region, Chile


67 entries listed. 51 valid minerals. 1 type locality (valid mineral).

References

Allison, R.E. (1859): Geologische Skizze von Chile. Berg- und Hüttenmännische Zeitung 18(50), 458-460.

Moesta, F.A. (1870): Ueber das Vorkommen der Chlor-, Brom- und Jodverbindungen des Silbers in der Natur - Ein Beitrag zur Kenntniss der Geologischen und Bergbaulichen Verhältnisse von Nordchile. Verlag von Oscar Eberhardt's Universitätsbuchhandlung (Marburg), 47 pp.

Henwood, W.J. (1871): Observations on Metalliferous Deposits: On the Mining District of Chañarcillo in Chili. Transactions of the Royal Geological Society of Cornwall 8(1), 69-153.

Whitehead, W. L. (1919): The veins of Chanarcillo, Chile. Economic Geology: 14: 1-45.

Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II: 866.

Cook, R B. (1979): Famous mineral localities; Chanarcillo, Chile. Mineralogical Record, 10(4), 197-204.






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