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Coloal Mine, Lempira Department, Honduras

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 14° 23' 27'' North , 89° 0' 36'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 14.39087,-89.01005
GeoHash:G#: d489yebbg
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:Aw : Tropical savanna, wet

Originally in Gracias Department which changed name to Lempira Department in 1943.

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

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1 valid mineral.

Detailed Mineral List:

Formula: AgCl
Reference: Dana 6:159.
Chlorargyrite var: Bromian Chlorargyrite
Formula: Ag(Cl,Br)
Reference: Dana 6:159.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 3 - Halides
var: Bromian Chlorargyrite3.AA.15Ag(Cl,Br)

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
var: Bromian Chlorargyrite-Ag(Cl,Br)

List of minerals for each chemical element

Cl Chlorargyrite (var: Bromian Chlorargyrite)Ag(Cl,Br)
Cl ChlorargyriteAgCl
Br Chlorargyrite (var: Bromian Chlorargyrite)Ag(Cl,Br)
Ag Chlorargyrite (var: Bromian Chlorargyrite)Ag(Cl,Br)
Ag ChlorargyriteAgCl

Regional Geology

This geological map and associated information on rock units at or nearby to the coordinates given for this locality is based on relatively small scale geological maps provided by various national Geological Surveys. This does not necessarily represent the complete geology at this locality but it gives a background for the region in which it is found.

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5.333 - 23.03 Ma

ID: 3188297
Cenozoic volcanic rocks

Age: Miocene (5.333 - 23.03 Ma)

Lithology: Intermediate-felsic volcanic rocks

Reference: Chorlton, L.B. Generalized geology of the world: bedrock domains and major faults in GIS format: a small-scale world geology map with an extended geological attribute database. doi: 10.4095/223767. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 5529. [154]

66 - 145 Ma

ID: 2669678
Yojoa Group

Age: Cretaceous (66 - 145 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Cantarranas Formation; Atima Formation

Description: Consists of the Cantarranas Formation and Atima Formation. This is a sequence of calcareous marine rocks composed of well stratified massive shales, calcareous shales, calcarenites, marls, and dolomites. Outcrops of the Mochito Shale (green shales) are rare.

Comments: Sedimentary mixed, marine

Lithology: Calcareous shale, limestone, marl, dolomite

Reference: Wieczorek, G.F., W.L. Newell, P.G. Chirico, G.S. Gohn, R. Nardini, T. Putbrese. Preliminary digital geologic map database for Honduras. U.S. Geological Survey U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 98-774. [113]

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