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Cerro Grande District, Arque Province, Cochabamba, Boliviai
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Cerro Grande DistrictDistrict
Arque ProvinceProvince
CochabambaDepartment
BoliviaCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
17° South , 66° West (est.)
Estimate based on other nearby localities or region boundaries.
Margin of Error:
~35km
Locality type:


A group of 5 cassiterite mines on large hydrothermal veins in paleozoic sediments. Famous among Bolivian collectors for its superb and relatively large fluorescent fluorapatite crystals, on drusy quartz/cassiterite crysts.

Regions containing this locality

South AmericaContinent
Altiplano PlateTectonic Plate

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List

Mineral list contains entries from the region specified including sub-localities

20 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Arsenopyrite
Formula: FeAsS
Reference: Federico Ahlfeld and Alejandro Schneider-Scherbina (1964) Los Yacimientos Minerales y de Hidrocarburos de Bolivia. (Ministerio de Minas y Petroleo, La Paz)
Cassiterite
Formula: SnO2
Reference: Min Rec (1977) 8:52-57
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: Dr. Fritz Berndt, unpublished analyses; Federico Ahlfeld and Alejandro Schneider-Scherbina (1964) Los Yacimientos Minerales y de Hidrocarburos de Bolivia. (Ministerio de Minas y Petroleo, La Paz)
Copiapite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+4(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O
Reference: (Alfredo Petrov, field observations.)
Fluorapatite
Formula: Ca5(PO4)3F
Reference: (Widespread in collections in Bolivia.)
Franckeite
Formula: Fe2+(Pb,Sn2+)6Sn4+2Sb2S14
Reference: Federico Ahlfeld y Alejandro Schneider-Scherbina (1964) Los Yacimientos Minerales y de Hidrocarburos de Bolivia. (Ministerio de Minas y Petroleo, La Paz)
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: Federico Ahlfeld y Alejandro Schneider-Scherbina (1964) Los Yacimientos Minerales y de Hidrocarburos de Bolivia. (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. (Ministerio de Minas y Petroleo, La Paz)
Jarosite ?
Formula: KFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Reference: Dr. Fritz Berndt, unpublished analyses
Marcasite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Federico Ahlfeld y Alejandro Schneider-Scherbina (1964) Los Yacimientos Minerales y de Hidrocarburos de Bolivia. (Ministerio de Minas y Petroleo, La Paz)
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Federico Ahlfeld y Alejandro Schneider-Scherbina (1964) Los Yacimientos Minerales y de Hidrocarburos de Bolivia. (Ministerio de Minas y Petroleo, La Paz)
Muscovite var: Sericite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Federico Ahlfeld y Alejandro Schneider-Scherbina (1964) Los Yacimientos Minerales y de Hidrocarburos de Bolivia. (Ministerio de Minas y Petroleo, La Paz)
Nickeline
Formula: NiAs
Reference: Federico Ahlfeld y Alejandro Schneider-Scherbina (1964) Los Yacimientos Minerales y de Hidrocarburos de Bolivia. (Ministerio de Minas y Petroleo, La Paz)
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: (Alfredo Petrov, field observations.)
Pyrrhotite
Formula: Fe7S8
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: (Widespread in collections in Bolivia.)
Safflorite
Formula: (Co,Ni,Fe)As2
Reference: Federico Ahlfeld y Alejandro Schneider-Scherbina (1964) Los Yacimientos Minerales y de Hidrocarburos de Bolivia. (Ministerio de Minas y Petroleo, La Paz)
Siderite
Formula: FeCO3
Reference: (Widespread in collections in Bolivia.)
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Stannite
Formula: Cu2FeSnS4
Reference: Federico Ahlfeld y Alejandro Schneider-Scherbina (1964) Los Yacimientos Minerales y de Hidrocarburos de Bolivia. (Ministerio de Minas y Petroleo, La Paz)
Tetrahedrite
Formula: Cu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2Sb4S12S
Reference: Federico Ahlfeld y Alejandro Schneider-Scherbina (1964) Los Yacimientos Minerales y de Hidrocarburos de Bolivia. (Ministerio de Minas y Petroleo, La Paz)

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Arsenopyrite2.EB.20FeAsS
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Franckeite2.HF.25bFe2+(Pb,Sn2+)6Sn4+2Sb2S14
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Jamesonite2.HB.15Pb4FeSb6S14
Marcasite2.EB.10aFeS2
Nickeline2.CC.05NiAs
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Pyrrhotite2.CC.10Fe7S8
Safflorite2.EB.15a(Co,Ni,Fe)As2
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Stannite2.CB.15aCu2FeSnS4
Tetrahedrite2.GB.05Cu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2Sb4S12S
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Cassiterite4.DB.05SnO2
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Siderite5.AB.05FeCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Copiapite7.DB.35Fe2+Fe3+4(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O
Jarosite ?7.BC.10KFe3+3(SO4)2(OH)6
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Fluorapatite8.BN.05Ca5(PO4)3F
Group 9 - Silicates
Muscovite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
var: Sericite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Nickeline2.8.11.1NiAs
Pyrrhotite2.8.10.1Fe7S8
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
Stannite2.9.2.1Cu2FeSnS4
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Arsenopyrite2.12.4.1FeAsS
Marcasite2.12.2.1FeS2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Safflorite2.12.2.11(Co,Ni,Fe)As2
Group 3 - SULFOSALTS
ø > 4
Franckeite3.1.4.2Fe2+(Pb,Sn2+)6Sn4+2Sb2S14
3 <ø < 4
Tetrahedrite3.3.6.1Cu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2Sb4S12S
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 30 - ANHYDROUS SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)2(XO4)Zq
Jarosite ?30.2.5.1KFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Group 31 - HYDRATED SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Miscellaneous
Copiapite31.10.5.1Fe2+Fe3+4(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O
Group 41 - ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
A5(XO4)3Zq
Fluorapatite41.8.1.1Ca5(PO4)3F
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Muscovite71.2.2a.1KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Muscovite
var: Sericite
-KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H CopiapiteFe2+Fe43+(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O
H Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
CCarbon
C SideriteFeCO3
OOxygen
O FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
O CassiteriteSnO2
O QuartzSiO2
O SideriteFeCO3
O CopiapiteFe2+Fe43+(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O
O Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
FFluorine
F FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
AlAluminium
Al Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
Si Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
PPhosphorus
P FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
SSulfur
S CopiapiteFe2+Fe43+(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O
S PyriteFeS2
S PyrrhotiteFe7S8
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S SphaleriteZnS
S GalenaPbS
S StanniteCu2FeSnS4
S FranckeiteFe2+(Pb,Sn2+)6Sn24+Sb2S14
S MarcasiteFeS2
S TetrahedriteCu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2Sb4S12S
S ArsenopyriteFeAsS
S JamesonitePb4FeSb6S14
S JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
KPotassium
K Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
K JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
CaCalcium
Ca FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
FeIron
Fe SideriteFeCO3
Fe CopiapiteFe2+Fe43+(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe PyrrhotiteFe7S8
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe StanniteCu2FeSnS4
Fe FranckeiteFe2+(Pb,Sn2+)6Sn24+Sb2S14
Fe MarcasiteFeS2
Fe TetrahedriteCu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2Sb4S12S
Fe ArsenopyriteFeAsS
Fe JamesonitePb4FeSb6S14
Fe JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
CoCobalt
Co Safflorite(Co,Ni,Fe)As2
NiNickel
Ni NickelineNiAs
CuCopper
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu StanniteCu2FeSnS4
Cu TetrahedriteCu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2Sb4S12S
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
Zn TetrahedriteCu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2Sb4S12S
AsArsenic
As Safflorite(Co,Ni,Fe)As2
As NickelineNiAs
As ArsenopyriteFeAsS
SnTin
Sn CassiteriteSnO2
Sn StanniteCu2FeSnS4
Sn FranckeiteFe2+(Pb,Sn2+)6Sn24+Sb2S14
SbAntimony
Sb FranckeiteFe2+(Pb,Sn2+)6Sn24+Sb2S14
Sb TetrahedriteCu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2Sb4S12S
Sb JamesonitePb4FeSb6S14
PbLead
Pb GalenaPbS
Pb FranckeiteFe2+(Pb,Sn2+)6Sn24+Sb2S14
Pb JamesonitePb4FeSb6S14

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