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Atacocha mining district, Cerro de Pasco, Pasco province, Pasco, Perui
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Atacocha mining districtMining District
Cerro de PascoMountain
Pasco provinceProvince
PascoDepartment
PeruCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
10° South , 76° West (est.)
Estimate based on other nearby localities or region boundaries.
Margin of Error:
~1km
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Includes Atacocha and Milpo mines.

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Pacific OceanOcean
South America PlateTectonic Plate
South AmericaContinent

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21 valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

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Detailed Mineral List:

Alabandite
Formula: MnS
Reference: Min.Rec. 28, no.4 (1997)
Arsenopyrite
Formula: FeAsS
Reference: Min.Rec. 28, no.4 (1997)
Baryte
Formula: BaSO4
Reference: Hyrsl & Rosales (2003) Mineralogical Record, 34, 241-254.
Bournonite
Formula: PbCuSbS3
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: Min.Rec. 28, no.4 (1997)
Fluorite
Formula: CaF2
Reference: Min.Rec. 28, no.4 (1997)
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: Min.Rec. 28, no.4 (1997)
Jamesonite
Formula: Pb4FeSb6S14
Reference: Min.Rec. 28, no.4 (1997)
Kutnohorite
Formula: CaMn2+(CO3)2
Reference: Hyrsl & Rosales (2003) Mineralogical Record, 34, 241-254.
Marcasite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Min.Rec. 28, no.4 (1997)
Orpiment
Formula: As2S3
Reference: Min.Rec. 28, no.4 (1997)
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Quartz var: Amethyst
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Hyrsl & Rosales (2003) Mineralogical Record, 34, 241-254.
Quartz var: Chalcedony
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Hyrsl & Rosales (2003) Mineralogical Record, 34, 241-254.
Realgar
Formula: As4S4
Reference: Min.Rec. 28, no.4 (1997)
Rhodochrosite
Formula: MnCO3
Reference: Min.Rec. 28, no.4 (1997)
Rhodonite
Formula: Mn2+SiO3
Description: Purchased from The Enchanted Rock Garden in April 2001 at \"Spring Show of the Rockies\" in Denver, Coloado, USA.
Reference: D. Slade collection
Siderite
Formula: FeCO3
Reference: Hyrsl & Rosales (2003) Mineralogical Record, 34, 241-254.
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: Min.Rec. 28, no.4 (1997)
'Tennantite-Tetrahedrite Series'
Reference: Min.Rec. 28, no.4 (1997)
Tetrahedrite
Formula: Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Reference: Hyrsl & Rosales (2003) Mineralogical Record, 34, 241-254.
Valleriite
Formula: (Fe2+,Cu)4(Mg,Al)3S4(OH,O)6
Reference: De Montreuil, L.A. (1971): Ocurrencia de valleriita an Atacocha, Peru: Boletin de la Sociedad Geologica del Peru, 41, 5–14.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Alabandite2.CD.10MnS
Arsenopyrite2.EB.20FeAsS
Bournonite2.GA.50PbCuSbS3
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Jamesonite2.HB.15Pb4FeSb6S14
Marcasite2.EB.10aFeS2
Orpiment2.FA.30As2S3
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Realgar2.FA.15aAs4S4
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Tetrahedrite2.GB.05Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Valleriite2.FD.30(Fe2+,Cu)4(Mg,Al)3S4(OH,O)6
Group 3 - Halides
Fluorite3.AB.25CaF2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
var: Amethyst4.DA.05SiO2
var: Chalcedony4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Kutnohorite5.AB.10CaMn2+(CO3)2
Rhodochrosite5.AB.05MnCO3
Siderite5.AB.05FeCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Baryte7.AD.35BaSO4
Group 9 - Silicates
Rhodonite9.DK.05Mn2+SiO3
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Tennantite-Tetrahedrite Series'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Alabandite2.8.1.4MnS
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Realgar2.8.21.1As4S4
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:3
Orpiment2.11.1.1As2S3
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Arsenopyrite2.12.4.1FeAsS
Marcasite2.12.2.1FeS2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Hydroxysulfides and Hydrated Sulfides
Valleriite2.14.1.1(Fe2+,Cu)4(Mg,Al)3S4(OH,O)6
Group 3 - SULFOSALTS
3 <ø < 4
Tetrahedrite3.3.6.1Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
ø = 3
Bournonite3.4.3.2PbCuSbS3
2 < ø < 2.49
Jamesonite3.6.7.1Pb4FeSb6S14
Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX2
Fluorite9.2.1.1CaF2
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Rhodochrosite14.1.1.4MnCO3
Siderite14.1.1.3FeCO3
AB(XO3)2
Kutnohorite14.2.1.3CaMn2+(CO3)2
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Baryte28.3.1.1BaSO4
Group 65 - INOSILICATES Single-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=1)
Single-Width Unbranched Chains, W=1 with chains P=5
Rhodonite65.4.1.1Mn2+SiO3
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
var: Amethyst-SiO2
var: Chalcedony-SiO2
'Tennantite-Tetrahedrite Series'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Valleriite(Fe2+,Cu)4(Mg,Al)3S4(OH,O)6
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
C RhodochrositeMnCO3
C KutnohoriteCaMn2+(CO3)2
C SideriteFeCO3
OOxygen
O RhodoniteMn2+SiO3
O QuartzSiO2
O CalciteCaCO3
O RhodochrositeMnCO3
O KutnohoriteCaMn2+(CO3)2
O Quartz (var: Amethyst)SiO2
O Quartz (var: Chalcedony)SiO2
O SideriteFeCO3
O BaryteBaSO4
O Valleriite(Fe2+,Cu)4(Mg,Al)3S4(OH,O)6
FFluorine
F FluoriteCaF2
MgMagnesium
Mg Valleriite(Fe2+,Cu)4(Mg,Al)3S4(OH,O)6
AlAluminium
Al Valleriite(Fe2+,Cu)4(Mg,Al)3S4(OH,O)6
SiSilicon
Si RhodoniteMn2+SiO3
Si QuartzSiO2
Si Quartz (var: Amethyst)SiO2
Si Quartz (var: Chalcedony)SiO2
SSulfur
S PyriteFeS2
S GalenaPbS
S SphaleriteZnS
S AlabanditeMnS
S ArsenopyriteFeAsS
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S JamesonitePb4FeSb6S14
S MarcasiteFeS2
S OrpimentAs2S3
S RealgarAs4S4
S BournonitePbCuSbS3
S TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
S BaryteBaSO4
S Valleriite(Fe2+,Cu)4(Mg,Al)3S4(OH,O)6
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca FluoriteCaF2
Ca KutnohoriteCaMn2+(CO3)2
MnManganese
Mn RhodoniteMn2+SiO3
Mn RhodochrositeMnCO3
Mn AlabanditeMnS
Mn KutnohoriteCaMn2+(CO3)2
FeIron
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe ArsenopyriteFeAsS
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe JamesonitePb4FeSb6S14
Fe MarcasiteFeS2
Fe TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Fe SideriteFeCO3
Fe Valleriite(Fe2+,Cu)4(Mg,Al)3S4(OH,O)6
CuCopper
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu BournonitePbCuSbS3
Cu TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Cu Valleriite(Fe2+,Cu)4(Mg,Al)3S4(OH,O)6
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
Zn TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
AsArsenic
As ArsenopyriteFeAsS
As OrpimentAs2S3
As RealgarAs4S4
SbAntimony
Sb JamesonitePb4FeSb6S14
Sb BournonitePbCuSbS3
Sb TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
BaBarium
Ba BaryteBaSO4
PbLead
Pb GalenaPbS
Pb JamesonitePb4FeSb6S14
Pb BournonitePbCuSbS3

References

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Johnson, R.F., Lewis, R.W., and Abele, G.C. (1955): Geology and ore deposits of the Atacocha district, Departamento de Pasco, Peru. U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 975–E, 337–388.
Gunnesch, K.A. and Baumann, A. (1984): The Atacocha district, central Peru: some metallogenic aspects. In: Wauschkuhn, A., Kluth, C., and Zimmerman, R.A., eds., Syngenesis and epigenesis in the formation of mineral deposits: Berlin, Springer-Verlag, p. 448–456.

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