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Maria Francisca Mine, Huanuni, Dalence Province, Oruro, Boliviai
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Maria Francisca MineMine
Huanuni- not defined -
Dalence ProvinceProvince
OruroDepartment
BoliviaCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
18° 17' 3'' South , 66° 49' 59'' West (est.)
Estimate based on other nearby localities or region boundaries.
Margin of Error:
~0km
Locality type:


A silver mine that operated for a few years in the early twentieth century. Strangely, there were no discrete Ag minerals, but all sulfosalts contained between 0.5 to 1.0% Ag. Ref.: Dana 7:I:483.

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


11 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Boulangerite
Formula: Pb5Sb4S11
Reference: Federico Ahlfeld and Alejandro Schneider-Scherbina (1964) Los Yacimientos Minerales y de Hidrocarburos de Bolivia, Boletín No. 5 (Especial), page 17o (Ministerio de Minas y Petroleo, La Paz)
Cassiterite
Formula: SnO2
Reference: Ing. Aurelio Bustos; Federico Ahlfeld and Alejandro Schneider-Scherbina (1964) Los Yacimientos Minerales y de Hidrocarburos de Bolivia, Boletín No. 5 (Especial), page 17o (Ministerio de Minas y Petroleo, La Paz)
Cylindrite
Formula: Pb3Sn4FeSb2S14
Reference: Dana 7:I:483.; Federico Ahlfeld and Alejandro Schneider-Scherbina (1964) Los Yacimientos Minerales y de Hidrocarburos de Bolivia, Boletín No. 5 (Especial), page 17o (Ministerio de Minas y Petroleo, La Paz)
Fluorapatite
Formula: Ca5(PO4)3F
Reference: Alfredo Petrov - field collected from the dumps
Franckeite
Formula: Fe2+(Pb,Sn2+)6Sn4+2Sb2S14
Reference: Federico Ahlfeld and Alejandro Schneider-Scherbina (1964) Los Yacimientos Minerales y de Hidrocarburos de Bolivia, Boletín No. 5 (Especial), page 17o (Ministerio de Minas y Petroleo, La Paz)
Jamesonite
Formula: Pb4FeSb6S14
Reference: Federico Ahlfeld and Alejandro Schneider-Scherbina (1964) Los Yacimientos Minerales y de Hidrocarburos de Bolivia, Boletín No. 5 (Especial), page 17o (Ministerio de Minas y Petroleo, La Paz)
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Federico Ahlfeld and Alejandro Schneider-Scherbina (1964) Los Yacimientos Minerales y de Hidrocarburos de Bolivia, Boletín No. 5 (Especial), page 17o (Ministerio de Minas y Petroleo, La Paz)
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Federico Ahlfeld and Alejandro Schneider-Scherbina (1964) Los Yacimientos Minerales y de Hidrocarburos de Bolivia, Boletín No. 5 (Especial), page 17o (Ministerio de Minas y Petroleo, La Paz)
Siderite
Formula: FeCO3
Reference: Alfredo Petrov - field collected from the dumps
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: Federico Ahlfeld and Alejandro Schneider-Scherbina (1964) Los Yacimientos Minerales y de Hidrocarburos de Bolivia, Boletín No. 5 (Especial), page 17o (Ministerio de Minas y Petroleo, La Paz)
Wurtzite
Formula: (Zn,Fe)S
Reference: Alfredo Petrov field observations

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Boulangerite2.HC.15Pb5Sb4S11
Cylindrite2.HF.25aPb3Sn4FeSb2S14
Franckeite2.HF.25bFe2+(Pb,Sn2+)6Sn4+2Sb2S14
Jamesonite2.HB.15Pb4FeSb6S14
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Wurtzite2.CB.45(Zn,Fe)S
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Cassiterite4.DB.05SnO2
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Siderite5.AB.05FeCO3
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Fluorapatite8.BN.05Ca5(PO4)3F

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
Wurtzite2.8.7.1(Zn,Fe)S
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 3 - SULFOSALTS
ø > 4
Cylindrite3.1.4.1Pb3Sn4FeSb2S14
Franckeite3.1.4.2Fe2+(Pb,Sn2+)6Sn4+2Sb2S14
2.5 < ø < 3
Boulangerite3.5.2.1Pb5Sb4S11
2 < ø < 2.49
Jamesonite3.6.7.1Pb4FeSb6S14
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
AX2
Cassiterite4.4.1.5SnO2
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Siderite14.1.1.3FeCO3
Group 41 - ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
A5(XO4)3Zq
Fluorapatite41.8.1.1Ca5(PO4)3F
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

CCarbon
C SideriteFeCO3
OOxygen
O SideriteFeCO3
O FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
O QuartzSiO2
O CassiteriteSnO2
FFluorine
F FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
PPhosphorus
P FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
SSulfur
S CylindritePb3Sn4FeSb2S14
S FranckeiteFe2+(Pb,Sn2+)6Sn24+Sb2S14
S BoulangeritePb5Sb4S11
S JamesonitePb4FeSb6S14
S PyriteFeS2
S Wurtzite(Zn,Fe)S
S SphaleriteZnS
CaCalcium
Ca FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
FeIron
Fe CylindritePb3Sn4FeSb2S14
Fe FranckeiteFe2+(Pb,Sn2+)6Sn24+Sb2S14
Fe JamesonitePb4FeSb6S14
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe SideriteFeCO3
ZnZinc
Zn Wurtzite(Zn,Fe)S
Zn SphaleriteZnS
SnTin
Sn CylindritePb3Sn4FeSb2S14
Sn FranckeiteFe2+(Pb,Sn2+)6Sn24+Sb2S14
Sn CassiteriteSnO2
SbAntimony
Sb CylindritePb3Sn4FeSb2S14
Sb FranckeiteFe2+(Pb,Sn2+)6Sn24+Sb2S14
Sb BoulangeritePb5Sb4S11
Sb JamesonitePb4FeSb6S14
PbLead
Pb CylindritePb3Sn4FeSb2S14
Pb FranckeiteFe2+(Pb,Sn2+)6Sn24+Sb2S14
Pb BoulangeritePb5Sb4S11
Pb JamesonitePb4FeSb6S14

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