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Chivor Mine, Mun. de Chivor, Guavió-Guatéque Mining District, Boyacá Department, Colombia

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 4° 54' 12'' North , 73° 22' 8'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 4.90361,-73.36889
Köppen climate type:Am : Tropical monsoon climate


Located 90 km northeast of Bogota. "Discovered" by the Spanish conquistadors in 1537(*).

Mineral List


15 valid minerals.

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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Cenomanian - Berriasian
93.9 - 145 Ma



ID: 2693906
Cretaceous sediments

Age: Cretaceous (93.9 - 145 Ma)

Description: Claystone and black siltstone with minor interbeds of sandstone and limestone. Segments of fine- to coarse-grained quartz arenite and conglomerate

Reference: Gómez Tapias, J. and M.F. Almanza Meléndez. Mapa Geológico de Colombia. Servicio Geológico Colombiano. [125]

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References

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Lapis 9(4): 9-24.
(*)Symes, Dr. R.F. & Harding, Dr. R.R. (1999) Eyewitness Guides, Crystal & gem.
Morris, N. (2005) Diamonds and other gems. Appleseed Editions, East Sussex.
Groat, L.A., Giuliani, G., Marshall, D.D., and Turner, D. (2008) Emerald deposits and occurrences: A review. Ore Geology Reviews 34, 87-112.

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