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El Limon Mine, León Department, Nicaraguai
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El Limon MineMine
León DepartmentDepartment
NicaraguaCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 12° 45' 44'' North , 86° 44' 16'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 12.76249,-86.73785
GeoHash:G#: d462d5r6v
Owned/operated by:B2Gold
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:Aw : Tropical savanna, wet
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Larreynaga7,703 (2012)20.3km
El Sauce11,898 (2018)25.6km
Telica8,776 (2018)29.8km
Quezalguaque1,974 (2018)33.6km
Posoltega6,403 (2018)35.7km


Ref.: Mining Annual Review(1985):359. A gold property located 40 km NE of Leon.

Regions containing this locality

Caribbean PlateTectonic Plate
Central AmericaRegion

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Commodity List

This is a list of exploitable or exploited mineral commodities recorded at this locality.


Mineral List


10 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Acanthite
Formula: Ag2S
Reference: www.mineralmundi.com
Altaite
Formula: PbTe
Reference: www.mineralmundi.com
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: www.mineralmundi.com
'Chlorite Group'
Reference: www.mineralmundi.com
'Electrum'
Formula: (Au, Ag)
Reference: www.mineralmundi.com
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: www.mineralmundi.com
Gold
Formula: Au
Reference: Mining Ann. Review(1985):359.
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Reference: www.mineralmundi.com
Molybdenite
Formula: MoS2
Reference: www.mineralmundi.com
Powellite
Formula: Ca(MoO4)
Reference: www.mineralmundi.com
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: www.mineralmundi.com
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: www.mineralmundi.com

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
'Electrum'1.AA.05(Au, Ag)
Gold1.AA.05Au
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Acanthite2.BA.35Ag2S
Altaite2.CD.10PbTe
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Molybdenite2.EA.30MoS2
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Hematite4.CB.05Fe2O3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Powellite7.GA.05Ca(MoO4)
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Chlorite Group'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Metals, other than the Platinum Group
Gold1.1.1.1Au
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:1
Acanthite2.4.1.1Ag2S
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Altaite2.8.1.3PbTe
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Molybdenite2.12.10.1MoS2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
Group 48 - ANHYDROUS MOLYBDATES AND TUNGSTATES
AXO4
Powellite48.1.2.2Ca(MoO4)
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Chlorite Group'-
'Electrum'-(Au, Ag)

List of minerals for each chemical element

OOxygen
O HematiteFe2O3
O PowelliteCa(MoO4)
SSulfur
S AcanthiteAg2S
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S GalenaPbS
S MolybdeniteMoS2
S PyriteFeS2
S SphaleriteZnS
CaCalcium
Ca PowelliteCa(MoO4)
FeIron
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe HematiteFe2O3
Fe PyriteFeS2
CuCopper
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
MoMolybdenum
Mo MolybdeniteMoS2
Mo PowelliteCa(MoO4)
AgSilver
Ag AcanthiteAg2S
Ag Electrum(Au, Ag)
TeTellurium
Te AltaitePbTe
AuGold
Au GoldAu
Au Electrum(Au, Ag)
PbLead
Pb AltaitePbTe
Pb GalenaPbS

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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Miocene
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]

Data and map coding provided by Macrostrat.org, used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License


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