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Colombia

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Area:1,141,748 km2


Colombia is subdivided into 32 departments (Spanish: departamentos) and a Capital District. These are made up of 1,119 municipalities (Spanish: municipios).


Commodity List

This is a list of exploitable or exploited mineral commodities recorded from this region.


Mineral List

Mineral list contains entries from the region specified including sub-localities

Acanthite

Actinolite

Albite

var: Andesine (FRL)

'Albite-Anorthite Series'

Allophane

Almandine

Alunite

Alunogen

'Andorite'

Andradite

var: Melanite

Anhydrite

Ankerite

Anthophyllite

'Apatite'

Aragonite

Arfvedsonite

Arsenopyrite

Augite

Azurite

Baryte

Beryl

var: Emerald

var: Trapiche emerald

'Biotite'

Bornite

Boulangerite

Bournonite

Bowieite

Calcite

Cancrinite

Chalcanthite

Chalcocite

Chalcopyrite

Chamosite

'Chlorite Group'

Chromite

Cinnabar

'Clinopyroxene Subgroup'

Clinozoisite

Columbite-(Fe)

Cooperite

Copper

Corundum

var: Ruby

var: Sapphire

Covellite

Cuprorhodsite

Dewindtite

Diaphorite

Diopside

Dolomite

var: Ferroan Dolomite

'Electrum'

Enargite

Epidote

Erlichmanite

Euclase

'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'

'Feldspar Group'

Ferberite

Fluorapatite

Fluorite

Forsterite

Freibergite

Galena

'Garnet'

'Garnierite'

Gibbsite

'Glass'

Glaucophane

Goethite

Gold

Graphite

Grossular

Gypsum

Halite

'Halloysite'

Hedenbergite

Hematite

var: Martite

var: Specularite

'Hornblende'

Ilmenite

Iridium

var: Ruthenosmiridium

Iron

var: Kamacite

Isoferroplatinum

Jadeite

Jamesonite

Jarosite

Kaolinite

Kermesite

Kornerupine

Kyanite

Laurite

'Limonite'

Maghemite

Magnetite

Malachite

Marcasite

Meta-autunite

Metavariscite

Miargyrite

Microcline

Molybdenite

'Monazite'

Monazite-(Ce)

Muscovite

var: Fuchsite

var: Illite

var: Sericite

Nepheline

'Olivine'

Omphacite

Opal

var: Milk Opal

var: Opal-AN

Osmium

Owyheeite

Paragonite

Pargasite

'Parisite'

Parisite-(Ce) (TL)

Phlogopite

Phosphosiderite

Phosphuranylite

'Pimelite'

Platinum (TL)

Prehnite

Pyrargyrite

Pyrite

Pyrope

Pyrophyllite

'Pyroxene Group'

Pyrrhotite

Quartz

var: Blue Quartz

var: Chalcedony

Rectorite

Rutheniridosmine

Ruthenium

Rutile

'Scapolite'

Sepiolite

'Serpentine Subgroup'

Siderite

Silver

'Smectite Group'

Smithsonite

Sorosite

Sphalerite

Stephanite

Stibnite

Stistaite

Sulphur

Taenite

Talc

Tetrahedrite

var: Argentian Tetrahedrite

Tin

Titanite

Troilite

Tulameenite

Uranophane-β

Variscite

var: Ferrian Variscite

'Viterbite'

'Wad'

Wollastonite

'Zeolite Group'

Zircon


128 valid minerals. 2 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals. 1 (FRL) - first recorded locality of unapproved mineral/variety/etc.

Rock Types Recorded

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Localities in this Region

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Colombia

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References

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Nichols, H.W. (1895) The Ores of Colombia from Mines in Operation in 1892. Publications of the Field Columbian Museum Geological Series, Vol. 1, xx pp.
Angulo Carmona, R. (Ed.) (1978) Recursos minerales de Colombia. Publicaciones geologicas especiales del Ingeominas, no. 1, Ministerio de Minas y Energia, Instituto Nacional de Investigaciones Geologico-Mineras, Bogota, 544 pp.

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