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La Blanco Mine (Blanca Mine), Freirina, Huasco Province, Atacama Region, Chile

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Location is approximate, estimate based on other nearby localities.
 
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 28° South , 71° West (est.)
Margin of Error:~70km
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:BWk : Cold desert climate
Name(s) in local language(s):Mina La Blanco


La Blanco is a small Co-Cu deposit close to the town of Freirina; mined on a small scale in the 19th century (Ref.: Maurizio Dini).

This was the type locality for the now discredited species "Freirinite", which turned out to be lavendulan.

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


9 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Arthurite
Formula: CuFe3+2(AsO4)2(OH)2 · 4H2O
Reference: maurizio dini collection - analysed material
Crandallite
Formula: CaAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
Colour: White
Description: Occurs as pulverulent white crusts.
Reference: Vajdak, Josef (2006) Mineral News: 22: 4.
Cuprite
Formula: Cu2O
Reference: Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II. John Wiley and Sons, Inc., New York, 7th edition, revised and enlarged, 1124 pp.: 921.
Erythrite
Formula: Co3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
Reference: Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II. John Wiley and Sons, Inc., New York, 7th edition, revised and enlarged, 1124 pp.: 921; Rocks & Minerals 82: 402-407; maurizio dini collection - analysed material
Lavendulan
Formula: NaCaCu5(AsO4)4Cl · 5H2O
Reference: Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II. John Wiley and Sons, Inc., New York, 7th edition, revised and enlarged, 1124 pp.: 921; Josef Vajdak (2002) Mineral News, 18, #1, 6.
Libethenite
Formula: Cu2(PO4)(OH)
Reference: Josef Vajdak (2002) Mineral News, 18, #1, 6.
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Reference: Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II. John Wiley and Sons, Inc., New York, 7th edition, revised and enlarged, 1124 pp.: 921.
Mansfieldite
Formula: AlAsO4 · 2H2O
Reference: Josef Vajdak (2002) Mineral News, 18, #1, 6.
Olivenite
Formula: Cu2(AsO4)(OH)
Reference: maurizio dini collection - analysed material
'Wad'
Reference: Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II. John Wiley and Sons, Inc., New York, 7th edition, revised and enlarged, 1124 pp.: 921.
'Wad var: Cobaltian Wad'
Reference: Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II. John Wiley and Sons, Inc., New York, 7th edition, revised and enlarged, 1124 pp.: 921.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
'Cuprite'4.AA.10Cu2O
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
'Malachite'5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
'Arthurite'8.DC.15CuFe3+2(AsO4)2(OH)2 · 4H2O
'Crandallite'8.BL.10CaAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
'Erythrite'8.CE.40Co3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
'Lavendulan'8.DG.05NaCaCu5(AsO4)4Cl · 5H2O
'Libethenite'8.BB.30Cu2(PO4)(OH)
'Mansfieldite'8.CD.10AlAsO4 · 2H2O
'Olivenite'8.BB.30Cu2(AsO4)(OH)
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Wad'-
'var: Cobaltian Wad'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X
Cuprite4.1.1.1Cu2O
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Malachite16a.3.1.1Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 40 - HYDRATED NORMAL PHOSPHATES,ARSENATES AND VANADATES
A3(XO4)2·xH2O
Erythrite40.3.6.3Co3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
(AB)5(XO4)2·xH2O
Mansfieldite40.4.1.4AlAsO4 · 2H2O
Group 41 - ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
A2(XO4)Zq
Libethenite41.6.6.2Cu2(PO4)(OH)
Olivenite41.6.6.1Cu2(AsO4)(OH)
Group 42 - HYDRATED PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)2(XO4)Zq·xH2O
Crandallite42.7.3.1CaAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
(AB)7(XO4)4Zq·xH2O
Lavendulan42.9.4.2NaCaCu5(AsO4)4Cl · 5H2O
(AB)3(XO4)2Zq·xH2O
Arthurite42.11.20.2CuFe3+2(AsO4)2(OH)2 · 4H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Wad'-
'var: Cobaltian Wad'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H ArthuriteCuFe23+(AsO4)2(OH)2 · 4H2O
H CrandalliteCaAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
H ErythriteCo3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
H LavendulanNaCaCu5(AsO4)4Cl · 5H2O
H LibetheniteCu2(PO4)(OH)
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
H MansfielditeAlAsO4 · 2H2O
H OliveniteCu2(AsO4)(OH)
CCarbon
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
OOxygen
O ArthuriteCuFe23+(AsO4)2(OH)2 · 4H2O
O CrandalliteCaAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
O CupriteCu2O
O ErythriteCo3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
O LavendulanNaCaCu5(AsO4)4Cl · 5H2O
O LibetheniteCu2(PO4)(OH)
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
O MansfielditeAlAsO4 · 2H2O
O OliveniteCu2(AsO4)(OH)
NaSodium
Na LavendulanNaCaCu5(AsO4)4Cl · 5H2O
AlAluminium
Al CrandalliteCaAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
Al MansfielditeAlAsO4 · 2H2O
PPhosphorus
P CrandalliteCaAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
P LibetheniteCu2(PO4)(OH)
ClChlorine
Cl LavendulanNaCaCu5(AsO4)4Cl · 5H2O
CaCalcium
Ca CrandalliteCaAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
Ca LavendulanNaCaCu5(AsO4)4Cl · 5H2O
FeIron
Fe ArthuriteCuFe23+(AsO4)2(OH)2 · 4H2O
CoCobalt
Co ErythriteCo3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
CuCopper
Cu ArthuriteCuFe23+(AsO4)2(OH)2 · 4H2O
Cu CupriteCu2O
Cu LavendulanNaCaCu5(AsO4)4Cl · 5H2O
Cu LibetheniteCu2(PO4)(OH)
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
Cu OliveniteCu2(AsO4)(OH)
AsArsenic
As ArthuriteCuFe23+(AsO4)2(OH)2 · 4H2O
As ErythriteCo3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
As LavendulanNaCaCu5(AsO4)4Cl · 5H2O
As MansfielditeAlAsO4 · 2H2O
As OliveniteCu2(AsO4)(OH)

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Palache, C., Berman, H., and Frondel, C. (1951) The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II. John Wiley and Sons, Inc., New York, 7th edition, revised and enlarged, 1124 pp.: 921.


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