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San Miguel prospect, Los Azules mine, Quebrada San Miguel, Copiapó Province, Atacama, Chilei
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San Miguel prospectProspect
Los Azules mineMine
Quebrada San Miguel- not defined -
Copiapó ProvinceProvince
AtacamaRegion
ChileCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
27° 24' 10'' South , 69° 51' 10'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
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PlacePopulationDistance
Copiapó129,280 (2013)47.4km


A small prospect belonging to the Los Azules mine.
Known for the occurrence of several secondary uranium minerals.

Regions containing this locality

Pacific OceanOcean
South America PlateTectonic Plate
South AmericaContinent

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


10 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Haiweeite
Formula: Ca(UO2)2[Si5O12(OH)2] · 6H2O
Reference: A. Molina & M. Dini collections (based on XRD analysis)
Libethenite
Formula: Cu2(PO4)(OH)
Reference: Leon Hupperichs collection
Meta-ankoleite
Formula: K2(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 6H2O
Reference: According to Dr. Tony Kampf, mineral has been confirmed by EDS and PXRD analysis
Meta-autunite
Formula: Ca(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 6-8H2O
Reference: samples analysed by Jochen Schluter, Gerhard Mohn and Joy Desor
Metatorbernite
Formula: Cu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 8H2O
Description: Both transparent and cloudy crystals were analysed.
Reference: Gerhard Möhn collection (SEMD-EDS and PXRD analyses Joy Desor and Gerhard Möhn)
Phurcalite
Formula: Ca2(UO2)3(PO4)2O2 · 7H2O
Reference: A.Molina & M. Dini collections - based on analysis.
Pseudomalachite
Formula: Cu5(PO4)2(OH)4
Reference: A. Borrelli collection
Stilbite-Ca
Formula: NaCa4[Al9Si27O72] · nH2O
Reference: SEM-EDS and Raman Spectroscopy by Joy Desor
Torbernite ?
Formula: Cu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 12H2O
Reference: A. Borrelli collection
Weeksite
Formula: K2(UO2)2(Si5O13) · 4H2O
Reference: According to Dr. Tony Kampf, mineral has been confirmed by EDS and PXRD analysis

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Libethenite8.BB.30Cu2(PO4)(OH)
Meta-ankoleite8.EB.15K2(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 6H2O
Meta-autunite8.EB.10Ca(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 6-8H2O
Metatorbernite8.EB.10Cu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 8H2O
Phurcalite8.EC.35Ca2(UO2)3(PO4)2O2 · 7H2O
Pseudomalachite8.BD.05Cu5(PO4)2(OH)4
Torbernite ?8.EB.05Cu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 12H2O
Group 9 - Silicates
Haiweeite9.AK.25Ca(UO2)2[Si5O12(OH)2] · 6H2O
Stilbite-Ca9.GE.10NaCa4[Al9Si27O72] · nH2O
Weeksite9.AK.30K2(UO2)2(Si5O13) · 4H2O

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 40 - HYDRATED NORMAL PHOSPHATES,ARSENATES AND VANADATES
AB2(XO4)2·xH2O, containing (UO2)2+
Meta-ankoleite40.2a.8.1K2(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 6H2O
Meta-autunite40.2a.1.2Ca(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 6-8H2O
Metatorbernite40.2a.13.2Cu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 8H2O
Torbernite ?40.2a.13.1Cu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 12H2O
Group 41 - ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)5(XO4)2Zq
Pseudomalachite41.4.3.1Cu5(PO4)2(OH)4
A2(XO4)Zq
Libethenite41.6.6.2Cu2(PO4)(OH)
Group 42 - HYDRATED PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)5(XO4)2Zq·xH2O
Phurcalite42.4.7.1Ca2(UO2)3(PO4)2O2 · 7H2O
Group 53 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups and Other Anions or Complex Cations
Insular SiO4 Groups and Other Anions of Complex Cations with (UO2)
Haiweeite53.3.2.2Ca(UO2)2[Si5O12(OH)2] · 6H2O
Weeksite53.3.2.1K2(UO2)2(Si5O13) · 4H2O
Group 77 - TECTOSILICATES Zeolites
Zeolite group - True zeolites
Stilbite-Ca77.1.4.3NaCa4[Al9Si27O72] · nH2O

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H PhurcaliteCa2(UO2)3(PO4)2O2 · 7H2O
H LibetheniteCu2(PO4)(OH)
H PseudomalachiteCu5(PO4)2(OH)4
H HaiweeiteCa(UO2)2[Si5O12(OH)2] · 6H2O
H Meta-ankoleiteK2(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 6H2O
H WeeksiteK2(UO2)2(Si5O13) · 4H2O
H MetatorberniteCu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 8H2O
H Stilbite-CaNaCa4[Al9Si27O72] · nH2O
H Meta-autuniteCa(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 6-8H2O
H TorberniteCu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 12H2O
OOxygen
O PhurcaliteCa2(UO2)3(PO4)2O2 · 7H2O
O LibetheniteCu2(PO4)(OH)
O PseudomalachiteCu5(PO4)2(OH)4
O HaiweeiteCa(UO2)2[Si5O12(OH)2] · 6H2O
O Meta-ankoleiteK2(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 6H2O
O WeeksiteK2(UO2)2(Si5O13) · 4H2O
O MetatorberniteCu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 8H2O
O Stilbite-CaNaCa4[Al9Si27O72] · nH2O
O Meta-autuniteCa(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 6-8H2O
O TorberniteCu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 12H2O
NaSodium
Na Stilbite-CaNaCa4[Al9Si27O72] · nH2O
AlAluminium
Al Stilbite-CaNaCa4[Al9Si27O72] · nH2O
SiSilicon
Si HaiweeiteCa(UO2)2[Si5O12(OH)2] · 6H2O
Si WeeksiteK2(UO2)2(Si5O13) · 4H2O
Si Stilbite-CaNaCa4[Al9Si27O72] · nH2O
PPhosphorus
P PhurcaliteCa2(UO2)3(PO4)2O2 · 7H2O
P LibetheniteCu2(PO4)(OH)
P PseudomalachiteCu5(PO4)2(OH)4
P Meta-ankoleiteK2(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 6H2O
P MetatorberniteCu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 8H2O
P Meta-autuniteCa(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 6-8H2O
P TorberniteCu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 12H2O
KPotassium
K Meta-ankoleiteK2(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 6H2O
K WeeksiteK2(UO2)2(Si5O13) · 4H2O
CaCalcium
Ca PhurcaliteCa2(UO2)3(PO4)2O2 · 7H2O
Ca HaiweeiteCa(UO2)2[Si5O12(OH)2] · 6H2O
Ca Stilbite-CaNaCa4[Al9Si27O72] · nH2O
Ca Meta-autuniteCa(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 6-8H2O
CuCopper
Cu LibetheniteCu2(PO4)(OH)
Cu PseudomalachiteCu5(PO4)2(OH)4
Cu MetatorberniteCu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 8H2O
Cu TorberniteCu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 12H2O
UUranium
U PhurcaliteCa2(UO2)3(PO4)2O2 · 7H2O
U HaiweeiteCa(UO2)2[Si5O12(OH)2] · 6H2O
U Meta-ankoleiteK2(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 6H2O
U WeeksiteK2(UO2)2(Si5O13) · 4H2O
U MetatorberniteCu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 8H2O
U Meta-autuniteCa(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 6-8H2O
U TorberniteCu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 12H2O

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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Tertiary - Cretaceous
2.588 - 145 Ma



ID: 3191327
Mesozoic-Cenozoic volcanic rocks

Age: Phanerozoic (2.588 - 145 Ma)

Lithology: Volcanic 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]

Data and map coding provided by Macrostrat.org, used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License

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