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Las Cuevas Mine, San Luis Potosí, Mexico

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Location is approximate, estimate based on other nearby localities.
 
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 22° North , 100° West (est.)
Margin of Error:~94km
Name(s) in local language(s):Las Cuevas


Largest fluorite mine in Mexico. 7% of the world's fluorite production. 40km east of the city of San Luis Potosi.

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References

Ruiz, Joaquin, Kesler, Stephen E., Jones, Lois M., and Sutter, John F., 1980, Geology and Geochemistry of the Las Cuevas Fluorite Deposit, San Luis Potosi, Mexico, Economic Geology, 75: 1200-1209.
G. Levresse, E. Gonzalez-Partida, J. Tritlla, A. Camprubı,
E. Cienfuegos-Alvarado, P. Morales-Puente (2003) Fluid characteristics of the world-class, carbonate-hosted Las Cuevas fluorite deposit (San Luis Potosı, Mexico) Journal of Geochemical Exploration 78-79:537-543

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