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Vilaque River, Los Andes Province, La Paz, Boliviai
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Vilaque RiverRiver
Los Andes ProvinceProvince
La PazDepartment
BoliviaCountry

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Location is approximate, estimate based on other nearby localities.
 
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 16° South , 68° West (est.)
Margin of Error:~43km
Locality type:River
Köppen climate type:ET : Tundra


Placer deposit derived from glacial morraine, 2 km long and 200 meters wide, worked by hydraulicking, mainly for gold (only 0.3g per cubic meter), but has produced large quantities of native bismuth nuggets (maximum weight 3Kg) now widely distributed in collections. (See also under Carmen mine.)

Regions containing this locality

South AmericaContinent
Altiplano PlateTectonic Plate
Andean tin province, South America

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


8 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Bismuth
Formula: Bi
Reference: Ahlfeld, F. and Schneider-Scherbina, A. (1964) Los Yacimientos Minerales y de Hidrocarburos de Bolivia. Boletín No. 5 (especial), Ministerio de Minas y Petroleo, La Paz.
Bismuthinite
Formula: Bi2S3
Reference: Alfredo Petrov specimen
Bismutite
Formula: (BiO)2CO3
Reference: Alfredo Petrov specimen
Cassiterite
Formula: SnO2
Reference: Ahlfeld, F. and Schneider-Scherbina, A. (1964) Los Yacimientos Minerales y de Hidrocarburos de Bolivia. Boletín No. 5 (especial), Ministerio de Minas y Petroleo, La Paz.
Gold
Formula: Au
Reference: Ahlfeld, F. and Schneider-Scherbina, A. (1964) Los Yacimientos Minerales y de Hidrocarburos de Bolivia. Boletín No. 5 (especial), Ministerio de Minas y Petroleo, La Paz.
Ikunolite
Formula: Bi4(S,Se)3
Reference: (unpublished analysis of inclusion in native bismuth)
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Alfredo Petrov specimen
Schorl
Formula: Na(Fe2+3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Reference: Alfredo Petrov specimen (analysis by Frank Hawthorne)

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Bismuth1.CA.05Bi
Gold1.AA.05Au
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Bismuthinite2.DB.05Bi2S3
Ikunolite2.DC.05Bi4(S,Se)3
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Cassiterite4.DB.05SnO2
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Bismutite5.BE.25(BiO)2CO3
Group 9 - Silicates
Schorl9.CK.05Na(Fe2+3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)

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
Semi-metals and non-metals
Bismuth1.3.1.4Bi
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 4:3
Ikunolite2.6.2.3Bi4(S,Se)3
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:3
Bismuthinite2.11.2.3Bi2S3
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
AX2
Cassiterite4.4.1.5SnO2
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Bismutite16a.3.5.1(BiO)2CO3
Group 61 - CYCLOSILICATES Six-Membered Rings
Six-Membered Rings with borate groups
Schorl61.3.1.10Na(Fe2+3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
BBoron
B SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
CCarbon
C Bismutite(BiO)2CO3
OOxygen
O Bismutite(BiO)2CO3
O SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
O QuartzSiO2
O CassiteriteSnO2
NaSodium
Na SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
AlAluminium
Al SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
SiSilicon
Si SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Si QuartzSiO2
SSulfur
S BismuthiniteBi2S3
S IkunoliteBi4(S,Se)3
FeIron
Fe SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
SeSelenium
Se IkunoliteBi4(S,Se)3
SnTin
Sn CassiteriteSnO2
AuGold
Au GoldAu
BiBismuth
Bi BismuthBi
Bi BismuthiniteBi2S3
Bi Bismutite(BiO)2CO3
Bi IkunoliteBi4(S,Se)3

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