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Nemocón salt mine, Mun. de Nemocón, Cundinamarca Department, Colombiai
Regional Level Types
Nemocón salt mineMine (Inactive)
Mun. de NemocónMunicipality
Cundinamarca DepartmentDepartment
ColombiaCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 5° 3' 53'' North , 73° 52' 33'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 5.06498,-73.87605
GeoHash:G#: d2gkyfj1e
Locality type:Mine (Inactive) - last checked 2019
Köppen climate type:Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Nemocón5,466 (2018)0.3km
Gachancipá3,119 (2018)8.2km
Sesquilé1,876 (2018)9.0km
Suesca4,877 (2018)9.6km
Cogua4,755 (2018)11.4km
Other/historical names associated with this locality:Mina De Sal De Nemocón


An historic salt mine, now open to the public.
The salt has been collected from here since prehispanic times.
Salt was mined by solution extraction.
Located 65 kilometers north of Bogota.

Regions containing this locality

South AmericaContinent
North Andes plateTectonic Plate

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Mineral List


1 valid mineral.

Detailed Mineral List:

Halite
Formula: NaCl

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 3 - Halides
Halite3.AA.20NaCl

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX
Halite9.1.1.1NaCl

List of minerals for each chemical element

NaSodium
Na HaliteNaCl
ClChlorine
Cl HaliteNaCl

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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Pleistocene
0.0117 - 2.588 Ma



ID: 2693905
Pleistocene sediments

Age: Pleistocene (0.0117 - 2.588 Ma)

Description: Clay, peat, and sandy clay with thin layers of gravel. Local layers of diatom deposits

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

Cretaceous
66 - 145 Ma



ID: 3191021
Mesozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Cretaceous (66 - 145 Ma)

Lithology: Sedimentary rocks

Reference: Chorlton, L.B. Generalized geology of the world: bedrock domains and major faults in GIS format: a small-scale world geology map with an extended geological attribute database. doi: 10.4095/223767. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 5529. [154]

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