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Argentina

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Area:2,780,400 km2
Locality type:Country
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Name(s) in local language(s):Argentina


Argentina is a federation of twenty-three provinces and one autonomous city, Buenos Aires. Provinces are divided for administration purposes into departments and municipalities, except for Buenos Aires Province, which is divided into partidos. The City of Buenos Aires is divided into communes.

Argentina is also divided into seven main geographical regions, many provinces having their territories across more than one.

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756 valid minerals. 52 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals. 2 (FRL) - first recorded locality of unapproved mineral/variety/etc.

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Acanthite
Formula: Ag2S
Localities: Reported from at least 31 localities in this region.
Achalaite (TL)
Formula: (Fe2+,Mn)(Ti,Fe3+,Ta)(Nb,Ta)2O8
Reference: Galliski, M. Á., Márquez-Zavaliá, M.F., Černý, P., Lira, R., Roberts, A.C. and Bernhardt, H.-J. (2014) Achalaite, IMA 2013-103. CNMNC Newsletter No. 19, February 2014, page 166; Mineralogical Magazine, 78, 165-170; Galliski, M. Á., Márquez-Zavalía, M. F., Černý, P., Lira, R., Colombo, F., Roberts, A. C., Bernhardt, H. J. (2016) Achalaite, Fe2+TiNb2O8, a new member of the wodginite group from the La Calandria granitic pegmatite, Córdoba, Argentina. The Canadian Mineralogist 54: 1043-1052
Achávalite (TL)
Formula: (Fe,Cu)Se
Reference: [Clark, 1993 - "Hey's Mineral Index, 3rd Edition"]; Ahlfeld Friedrich and Angelelll Vlctorio 1948 Las especies minerales de la Republica Argentina Univ Nac Tucumftn Inst Geologla y Mineria Jujuy Pub no 458 p 47 48 49 50 54 67 69 70 71 120 121 133 134
Actinolite
Formula: ☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Localities: Reported from at least 12 localities in this region.
Adamite
Formula: Zn2(AsO4)(OH)
Aegirine
Formula: NaFe3+Si2O6
Localities: Reported from at least 8 localities in this region.
'Agglomerate'
Aguilarite
Formula: Ag4SeS
Aikinite
Formula: PbCuBiS3
Localities: Reported from at least 10 localities in this region.
'Aikinite-Bismuthinite Series'
Localities: Reported from at least 7 localities in this region.
Akaganeite
Formula: (Fe3+,Ni2+)8(OH,O)16Cl1.25 · nH2O
Alabandite
Formula: MnS
'Alaskaite'
Albite
Formula: Na(AlSi3O8)
Localities: Reported from at least 59 localities in this region.
Albite var: Cleavelandite
Formula: Na(AlSi3O8)
Localities: Reported from at least 7 localities in this region.
Albite var: Oligoclase
Formula: (Na,Ca)[Al(Si,Al)Si2O8]
Localities: Reported from at least 10 localities in this region.
'Albite-Anorthite Series'
Localities: Reported from at least 67 localities in this region.
Alfredstelznerite (TL)
Formula: Ca4(H2O)4[B4O4(OH)6]4(H2O)15
Reference: Galliski, M.A., Cooper, M.A., Márquez-Zavalía, M.F., and Hawthorne, F.C. (2010) Alfredstelznerite: a new calcium borate hydrate from Santa Rosa mine, Salta, northwestern Argentina. Canadian Mineralogist, 48, 123-128
Algodonite
Formula: (Cu1-xAsx)
Allanite-(Ce)
Formula: {CaCe}{Al2Fe2+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
'Allanite Group'
Formula: {A12+REE3+}{M3+2M32+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Allargentum
Formula: (Ag1-xSbx)
Alloclasite
Formula: Co1-xFexAsS
Allophane
Formula: (Al2O3)(SiO2)1.3-2 · 2.5-3H2O
Alluaudite
Formula: (Na,Ca)Mn2+(Fe3+,Mn2+,Fe2+,Mg)2(PO4)3
'Alluaudite Group'
Almandine
Formula: Fe2+3Al2(SiO4)3
Localities: Reported from at least 22 localities in this region.
'Almandine-Spessartine Series'
Altaite
Formula: PbTe
'Alum Group'
Formula: XAl(SO4)2 · 12H2O
Aluminocopiapite
Formula: Al2/3Fe3+4(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O
Alum-(K)
Formula: KAl(SO4)2 · 12H2O
Alumohydrocalcite
Formula: CaAl2(CO3)2(OH)4 · 4H2O
Reference: Raúl Jorge Tauber Larry´s collection.
Alunite
Formula: KAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
Localities: Reported from at least 14 localities in this region.
Alunogen
Formula: Al2(SO4)3 · 17H2O
Amarantite
Formula: Fe3+2(SO4)2O · 7H2O
Amblygonite
Formula: LiAl(PO4)F
Localities: Reported from at least 9 localities in this region.
'Amblygonite-Montebrasite Series'
Localities: Reported from at least 11 localities in this region.
Ameghinite (TL)
Formula: Na(H4B3O7)
Reference: Amer.Min.(1967) 52, 935-945; Am Min 58:308-313; Alonso, R. N. (1999). On the origin of La Puna borates. Acta geológica hispánica, 34(2), 141-166.; CAHIT HELVACI & RICARDO N. ALONSO (2000) Borate Deposits of Turkey and Argentina; A Summary and Geological Comparison. Turkish Journal of Earth Sciences, 9:1-27.
'Amphibole Supergroup'
Formula: AX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
Localities: Reported from at least 16 localities in this region.
'Amphibole Supergroup var: Byssolite'
Formula: AX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
Analcime
Formula: Na(AlSi2O6) · H2O
Localities: Reported from at least 7 localities in this region.
Anatase
Formula: TiO2
Andalusite
Formula: Al2(SiO4)O
Localities: Reported from at least 6 localities in this region.
Andersonite
Formula: Na2Ca(UO2)(CO3)3 · 6H2O
'Andesite'
'Andorite'
Formula: AgPbSb3S6
Andorite IV
Formula: Pb18Ag15Sb47S96
Andorite VI
Formula: AgPbSb3S6
Andradite
Formula: Ca3Fe3+2(SiO4)3
Localities: Reported from at least 7 localities in this region.
Andradite var: Demantoid
Formula: Ca3Fe3+2(SiO4)3
Andradite var: Melanite
Formula: Ca3Fe3+2(SiO4)3
'Andradite-Grossular Series'
Ángelaite (TL)
Formula: Cu2AgPbBiS4
Reference: Topa, D., Makovicky, E., Paar, W., Brodtkorb, M. (2004): The crystal structure of Angelaite, Cu2AgPbBiS4, a new mineral species from Angela mine, Province of Chubut, Argentina. 32nd IGC - Florence, 2004.; Dan Topa, Werner H. Paar, Hubert Putz, Georg Zagler, Milka K. de Brodtkorb, Chris J. Stanley, Andrew C. Roberts, and Emil Makovicky (2010) Mineralogical data on angelaite, Cu 2 AgPbBiS 4 , from the Los Manantiales district, Chubut, Argentina. The Canadian Mineralogist (February 2010), 48(1):139-144
Angelellite (TL)
Formula: Fe3+4(AsO4)2O3
Reference: Neues Jahrb.Mineral., Mh. (1959) 145-151 (and 152-158); Anthony, Bideaux, Bladh, Nichols: "Handbook of Mineralogy", Vol. 4, 2000
Anglesite
Formula: PbSO4
Localities: Reported from at least 15 localities in this region.
'Angrite meteorite'
Anhydrite
Formula: CaSO4
Localities: Reported from at least 21 localities in this region.
Anilite
Formula: Cu7S4
Ankerite
Formula: Ca(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Localities: Reported from at least 6 localities in this region.
Annabergite
Formula: Ni3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
Annite
Formula: KFe2+3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
'Annite-Phlogopite Series'
Anorthite
Formula: Ca(Al2Si2O8)
Localities: Reported from at least 7 localities in this region.
Anorthite var: Bytownite
Formula: (Ca,Na)[Al(Al,Si)Si2O8]
'Anorthoclase'
Formula: (Na,K)AlSi3O8
Anthophyllite
Formula: ☐{Mg2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Antigorite
Formula: Mg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Antigorite var: Andes Jade
Formula: Mg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Antimony
Formula: Sb
'commodity:Antimony'
Formula: Sb
Antlerite
Formula: Cu3(SO4)(OH)4
'Apatite'
Localities: Reported from at least 58 localities in this region.
Aragonite
Formula: CaCO3
Localities: Reported from at least 22 localities in this region.
Aragonite var: Flos Ferri
Formula: CaCO3
Aramayoite
Formula: Ag3Sb2(Bi,Sb)S6
Arfvedsonite
Formula: [Na][Na2][Fe2+4Fe3+]Si8O22(OH)2
Argentopentlandite
Formula: Ag(Fe,Ni)8S8
Argentopyrite
Formula: AgFe2S3
Argentotennantite
Formula: Ag6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]As4S13
Argyrodite
Formula: Ag8GeS6
Localities: Reported from at least 7 localities in this region.
Aristarainite (TL)
Formula: Na2MgB12O20 · 8H2O
Reference: Amer.Min.(1974) 59, 647-651; Alonso, R. N. (1999). On the origin of La Puna borates. Acta geológica hispánica, 34(2), 141-166.; CAHIT HELVACI & RICARDO N. ALONSO (2000) Borate Deposits of Turkey and Argentina; A Summary and Geological Comparison. Turkish Journal of Earth Sciences, 9:1-27.
Armalcolite
Formula: (Mg,Fe2+)Ti2O5
Arrojadite-(KFe)
Formula: {KNa}{Fe2+◻}{Ca}{Na2◻}{Fe2+13}{Al}(PO4)11(HPO4)(OH)2
Arsenopyrite
Formula: FeAsS
Localities: Reported from at least 49 localities in this region.
'Asbestos'
Atacamite
Formula: Cu2(OH)3Cl
Localities: Reported from at least 6 localities in this region.
Athabascaite
Formula: Cu5Se4
Aubertite
Formula: CuAl(SO4)2Cl · 14H2O
Augelite
Formula: Al2(PO4)(OH)3
Augite
Formula: (CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Localities: Reported from at least 15 localities in this region.
Augite var: Fassaite
Formula: (Ca,Na)(Mg,Fe2+,Al,Fe3+,Ti)[(Si,Al)2O6]
Augite var: Titanian Augite
Formula: (Ca,Na)(Mg,Ti, Fe,Al,)(Si,Al)2O6
Aurichalcite
Formula: (Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
Auricupride
Formula: Cu3Au
Autunite
Formula: Ca(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 11H2O
Localities: Reported from at least 32 localities in this region.
'Autunite Group'
Formula: A(UO2)2(XO4)2·10-12H2O
Awaruite
Formula: Ni3Fe
Azurite
Formula: Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Localities: Reported from at least 39 localities in this region.
Baddeleyite
Formula: ZrO2
Baileychlore
Formula: (Zn,Fe2+,Al,Mg)6(Si,Al)4O10(OH)8
Barrerite
Formula: (Na,K,Ca0.5)2[Al2Si7O18] · 7H2O
Barringerite
Formula: (Fe,Ni)2P
Baryte
Formula: BaSO4
Localities: Reported from at least 75 localities in this region.
'Basalt'
'Bastnäsite'
Bastnäsite-(Ce)
Formula: Ce(CO3)F
Bayerite
Formula: Al(OH)3
Bayldonite
Formula: PbCu3(AsO4)2(OH)2
Bayleyite
Formula: Mg2(UO2)(CO3)3 · 18H2O
Beaverite-(Cu)
Formula: Pb(Fe3+2Cu)(SO4)2(OH)6
Becquerelite
Formula: Ca(UO2)6O4(OH)6 · 8H2O
Bederite (TL)
Formula: Ca2(Mn2+)4(Fe3+)2(PO4)6 · 2H2O
Reference: Amer.Min.(1999) 84, 1674-1679; Galliski, M. A., & Hawthorne, F. C. (2002). Refinement of the crystal structure of ushkovite from Nevados de Palermo, Republica Argentina. The Canadian Mineralogist, 40(3), 929-937.
Beidellite
Formula: (Na,Ca0.5)0.3Al2((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
'Beidellite-Montmorillonite Series'
Bellidoite
Formula: Cu2Se
Benjaminite
Formula: Ag3Bi7S12
'Benmoreite'
'Bentonite'
Localities: Reported from at least 6 localities in this region.
Benyacarite (TL)
Formula: (H2O,K)2(Mn2+,Fe2+)2(Fe3+,Ti)2Ti(PO4)4(O,F)2 · 14H2O
Reference: Demartin, F., Pilati, T., Gay, H.D., and Gramaccioli, C.M. (1993) The crystal structure of a mineral related to paulkerrite. Zeits. Kristallogr.: 208: 57–71.; Demartin, F., Gay, H.D., Gramaccioli, C.M., and Pilati, T. (1997) Benyacarite, a new titanium-bearing phosphate mineral species from Cerro Blanco, Argentina. Canadian Mineralogist: 35: 707–712.; Jambor, J.L. and Roberts, A.C. (1998) New mineral names. American Mineralogist: 83: 400-403.
Bermanite
Formula: Mn2+Mn3+2(PO4)2(OH)2 · 4H2O
Berryite
Formula: Cu3Ag2Pb3Bi7S16
Berthierite
Formula: FeSb2S4
Bertrandite
Formula: Be4(Si2O7)(OH)2
Beryl
Formula: Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Localities: Reported from at least 71 localities in this region.
Beryl var: Aquamarine
Formula: Be3Al2Si6O18
Localities: Reported from at least 13 localities in this region.
Beryl var: Emerald
Formula: Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Beryl var: Goshenite
Formula: Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Beryl var: Heliodor
Formula: Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Beryl var: Morganite
Formula: Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Berzelianite
Formula: Cu2Se
Localities: Reported from at least 10 localities in this region.
Betekhtinite
Formula: (Cu,Fe)21Pb2S15
Beudantite
Formula: PbFe3(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6
Beusite (TL)
Formula: Mn2+Mn2+2 (PO4)2
Reference: [MinRec 4:110]; Am Min 53:1799-1812
Beyerite
Formula: Ca(BiO)2(CO3)2
Bílinite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
'Bindheimite'
Formula: Pb2Sb2O6O
'Biotite'
Localities: Reported from at least 80 localities in this region.
Bismite
Formula: Bi2O3
Bismoclite
Formula: BiOCl
Bismuth
Formula: Bi
Localities: Reported from at least 15 localities in this region.
Bismuthinite
Formula: Bi2S3
Localities: Reported from at least 24 localities in this region.
Bismutite
Formula: (BiO)2CO3
Localities: Reported from at least 9 localities in this region.
'Bismutomicrolite (of Hogarth 1977)'
Bismutotantalite
Formula: Bi(Ta,Nb)O4
'Bitumen'
Localities: Reported from at least 31 localities in this region.
Bixbyite
Formula: Mn3+2O3
Blödite
Formula: Na2Mg(SO4)2 · 4H2O
Bobfergusonite
Formula: Na2Mn5FeAl(PO4)6
'Bodenbenderite' (FRL)
Formula: (Mn,Ca)4Al(Al,Yt,Er)(Si,Ti)3O13
Reference: Rimann, E. (1928) Bodenbenderite, a new mineral from Argentina. Sitzungsber. Abhandl. Naturwiss. Gesell. Isis, Dresden. Festschrift fuer Richard Baldauf, 42-51.
Boltwoodite
Formula: (K,Na)(UO2)(SiO3OH) · 1.5H2O
Borax
Formula: Na2(B4O5)(OH)4 · 8H2O
Localities: Reported from at least 7 localities in this region.
Bornhardtite
Formula: Co2+Co3+2Se4
Bornite
Formula: Cu5FeS4
Localities: Reported from at least 56 localities in this region.
Botryogen
Formula: MgFe3+(SO4)2(OH) · 7H2O
Boulangerite
Formula: Pb5Sb4S11
Localities: Reported from at least 11 localities in this region.
Bournonite
Formula: PbCuSbS3
Localities: Reported from at least 13 localities in this region.
Boyleite
Formula: (Zn,Mg)SO4 · 4H2O
Brackebuschite (TL)
Formula: Pb2Mn3+(VO4)2(OH)
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: 1053; Mineralogical Magazine (1973): 39: 69; Canadian Mineralogist (1997): 35: 1027; Lapis (2004): 29(1): 46.
Brannerite
Formula: (U4+,REE,Th,Ca)(Ti,Fe3+,Nb)2(O,OH)6
'Bravoite'
Formula: (Fe,Ni)S2
Brazilianite
Formula: NaAl3(PO4)2(OH)4
Breithauptite
Formula: NiSb
Britholite-(Ce)
Formula: (Ce,Ca)5(SiO4)3OH
Brochantite
Formula: Cu4(SO4)(OH)6
Localities: Reported from at least 11 localities in this region.
Brodtkorbite (TL)
Formula: Cu2HgSe2
Reference: Canadian Mineralogist(2002) 40, 225-237; Milka K. de Brodtkorb (2002) Las Especies Minerales de la Republica Argentina. Vol. 1 (elements, sulphides and sulphosalts). (Asociacion Mineralogica Argentina); de Brodtkorb, M. K., & Crosta, S. (2010). Reseña de la ubicación geográfica de los seleniuros de la Sierra de Umango, provincia de La Rioja. Revista de la Asociación Geológica Argentina, 67(2), 272-279.
Bromargyrite
Formula: AgBr
Brookite
Formula: TiO2
Brushite
Formula: Ca(HPO4) · 2H2O
Buddingtonite
Formula: (NH4)(AlSi3)O8
Bukovite
Formula: Tl2(Cu,Fe)4Se4
Burkeite
Formula: Na6(CO3)(SO4)2
Bustamite
Formula: CaMn2+(Si2O6)
Butlerite
Formula: Fe3+(SO4)(OH) · 2H2O
Cadmoselite
Formula: CdSe
Cadmoselite var: Cuprian Cadmoselite
Formula: (Cd,Cu)Se
Cadmoselite var: Mercurian Cadmoselite
Formula: (Cd,Hg)Se
Caesiumpharmacosiderite (TL)
Formula: CsFe4[(AsO4)3(OH)4]·4H2O
Reference: Mills, S.J., Petrini, E., Bellatreccia, F., Schlu¨ter, J., Kampf, A.R., Rumsey, M.S., Dini, M. and Spratt, J . (2013) Caesiumpharmacosiderite, IMA 2013-096. CNMNC Newsletter No. 18, December 2013, page 3257; Mineralogical Magazine, 77, 3249-3258
Calaverite
Formula: AuTe2
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Raúl J. Tauber Larry´s collection
Calcite var: Dolomitic Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Calcite var: Ferroan Calcite
Formula: (Ca,Fe)CO3
Calcite var: Iceland Spar
Formula: CaCO3
Calcite var: Limestone Onyx
Formula: CaCO3
Localities: Reported from at least 7 localities in this region.
Calcite var: Sand-Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Raúl J. Tauber Larry´s collection
Calderónite
Formula: Pb2Fe3+(VO4)2(OH)
Caledonite
Formula: Pb5Cu2(SO4)3(CO3)(OH)6
Canfieldite
Formula: Ag8SnS6
Canfieldite var: Tellurian Canfieldite
Formula: Ag8(Sn,Ge)(S,Te)6
Carbonatecyanotrichite
Formula: Cu4Al2(CO3,SO4)(OH)12 · 2H2O
Carlhintzeite
Formula: Ca2[AlF6]F · H2O
Carnotite
Formula: K2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
Localities: Reported from at least 30 localities in this region.
Cassiterite
Formula: SnO2
Localities: Reported from at least 39 localities in this region.
Catalanoite (TL)
Formula: Na2(HPO4) · 8H2O
Reference: Teresita del Valle Ruiz, Universidad de Salta
Catamarcaite (TL)
Formula: Cu6GeWS8
Reference: Paar, W., Roberts, A.C., Topa, D., Zagler, G., Berlepsch, P., Armbruster, Th. (2004): Putzite, (Cu4.7 Ag3.3)GeS6, a new mineral species from Capillitas, Catamarca, Argentina: description and crystal structure. Canadian Mineralogist: 42: 1757-1769. ; DE BRODTKORB, Milka K. Precious metaltellurides and other Te-bearing minerals in different paragenesis of Argentina: A review. Rev. Asoc. Geol. Argent. [online]. 2009, vol.64, n.3, pp. 365-372.
Celadonite
Formula: K(Mg,Fe2+)Fe3+(Si4O10)(OH)2
Celestine
Formula: SrSO4
Localities: Reported from at least 22 localities in this region.
Celestine var: Barian Celestine
Formula: (Sr,Ba)SO4
Cerianite-(Ce)
Formula: (Ce4+,Th)O2
Cerussite
Formula: PbCO3
Localities: Reported from at least 24 localities in this region.
Cervelleite
Formula: Ag4TeS
'Chabazite'
Chalcanthite
Formula: CuSO4 · 5H2O
Localities: Reported from at least 7 localities in this region.
Chalcocite
Formula: Cu2S
Localities: Reported from at least 57 localities in this region.
Chalcomenite (TL)
Formula: CuSeO3 · 2H2O
Reference: Des Cloizeaux and Damour (1881) Bull. Soc. Fr. Min.: 4: 51, 164; 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: 639.
Chalcophanite
Formula: (Zn,Fe,Mn)Mn3O7 · 3H2O
Chalcophyllite
Formula: Cu18Al2(AsO4)4(SO4)3(OH)24 · 36H2O
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Localities: Reported from at least 140 localities in this region.
Chalcostibite
Formula: CuSbS2
Chaméanite
Formula: (Cu,Fe)4As(Se,S)4
Chamosite
Formula: (Fe2+,Mg,Al,Fe3+)6(Si,Al)4O10(OH,O)8
Localities: Reported from at least 7 localities in this region.
Chamosite var: Thuringite
Formula: (Fe,Fe,Mg,Al)6(Si,Al)4O10(O,OH)8
Chatkalite
Formula: Cu6FeSn2S8
Cheralite
Formula: CaTh(PO4)2
Childrenite
Formula: Fe2+Al(PO4)(OH)2 · H2O
Chladniite
Formula: {Ca}{Na8}{Ca4Na4}{(Mg,Fe2+)43}(PO4)36
Chlorapatite
Formula: Ca5(PO4)3Cl
Chlorargyrite
Formula: AgCl
Localities: Reported from at least 6 localities in this region.
Chlorargyrite var: Bromian Chlorargyrite
Formula: Ag(Cl,Br)
'Chlorite Group'
Localities: Reported from at least 73 localities in this region.
Chloritoid
Formula: (Fe2+,Mg,Mn2+)Al2(SiO4)O(OH)2
Chrisstanleyite
Formula: Ag2Pd3Se4
'Chrome-Spinel (of Dana)'
Chromite
Formula: Fe2+Cr3+2O4
Localities: Reported from at least 12 localities in this region.
Chrysoberyl
Formula: BeAl2O4
Chrysocolla
Formula: Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Localities: Reported from at least 24 localities in this region.
'Chrysoprase'
Chrysotile
Formula: Mg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Churchite-(Y)
Formula: Y(PO4) · 2H2O
Cinnabar
Formula: HgS
Clausthalite
Formula: PbSe
Localities: Reported from at least 12 localities in this region.
'Clays'
Clinobisvanite
Formula: Bi(VO4)
Clinochlore
Formula: Mg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
Localities: Reported from at least 11 localities in this region.
Clinochlore var: Pennine
Formula: Mg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
Clinochlore var: Ripidolite
Formula: (Mg,Fe,Al)6(Si,Al)4O10(OH)8
Clinoclase
Formula: Cu3(AsO4)(OH)3
'Clinoptilolite'
Clinoptilolite-Ca
Formula: Ca3(Si30Al6)O72·20H2O
'Clinopyroxene Subgroup'
Localities: Reported from at least 7 localities in this region.
Clinozoisite
Formula: {Ca2}{Al3}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
'CM2 chondrite meteorite'
'Coal'
Cobaltite
Formula: CoAsS
Cobaltomenite (TL)
Formula: CoSeO3 · 2H2O
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: 639; Canadian Mineralogist (1974) : 12: 304.
Cobaltpentlandite
Formula: (Co,Ni,Fe)9S8
Coconinoite
Formula: Fe3+2Al2(UO2)2(PO4)4(SO4)(OH)2 · 20H2O
Coffinite
Formula: U(SiO4) · nH2O
Cohenite
Formula: Fe3C
Coiraite (TL)
Formula: (Pb,Sn)12.5Sn5FeAs3S28
Reference: M. de Brodtkorb (2002)
Colemanite
Formula: Ca[B3O4(OH)3] · H2O
Localities: Reported from at least 14 localities in this region.
Columbite-(Fe)
Formula: FeNb2O6
'Columbite-(Fe)-Columbite-(Mn) Series'
Localities: Reported from at least 20 localities in this region.
Columbite-(Mn)
Formula: (Mn,Fe)(Nb,Ta)2O6
'Columbite-Tantalite'
Colusite
Formula: Cu12VAs3S16
Localities: Reported from at least 9 localities in this region.
'Conglomerate'
Conichalcite
Formula: CaCu(AsO4)(OH)
Connellite
Formula: Cu19(SO4)(OH)32Cl4 · 3H2O
Cookeite
Formula: (Al2Li)Al2(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
Copiapite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+4(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O
Copper
Formula: Cu
Localities: Reported from at least 13 localities in this region.
Coquimbite
Formula: Fe2-xAlx(SO4)3 · 9H2O, x ~0.5
Cordierite
Formula: (Mg,Fe)2Al3(AlSi5O18)
Localities: Reported from at least 6 localities in this region.
Cornubite
Formula: Cu5(AsO4)2(OH)4
Corundum
Formula: Al2O3
Localities: Reported from at least 9 localities in this region.
Corundum var: Sapphire
Formula: Al2O3
Cosalite
Formula: Pb2Bi2S5
Covellite
Formula: CuS
Localities: Reported from at least 61 localities in this region.
Crandallite
Formula: CaAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
Cranswickite (TL)
Formula: MgSO4 · 4H2O
Reference: Peterson (2010)
Cristobalite
Formula: SiO2
Localities: Reported from at least 7 localities in this region.
Cronstedtite
Formula: Fe2+2Fe3+((Si,Fe3+)2O5)(OH)4
Crookesite
Formula: Cu7(Tl, Ag)Se4
Cryptomelane
Formula: K(Mn4+7Mn3+)O16
Localities: Reported from at least 24 localities in this region.
Cubanite
Formula: CuFe2S3
Localities: Reported from at least 6 localities in this region.
Cuprite
Formula: Cu2O
Localities: Reported from at least 21 localities in this region.
Cuprobismutite
Formula: Cu8AgBi13S24
Cuprosklodowskite
Formula: Cu(UO2)2(SiO3OH]2 · 6H2O
Cyanotrichite
Formula: Cu4Al2(SO4)(OH)12 · 2H2O
Cylindrite
Formula: Pb3Sn4FeSb2S14
Cyrilovite
Formula: NaFe3+3(PO4)2(OH)4 · 2H2O
'Dacite'
Danalite
Formula: Be3Fe2+4(SiO4)3S
Daubréelite
Formula: Fe2+Cr3+2S4
Dawsonite
Formula: NaAlCO3(OH)2
Delafossite
Formula: CuFeO2
Localities: Reported from at least 6 localities in this region.
Dellagiustaite (TL)
Formula: V2+Al2O4
Reference: Cámara, F., Pagano, R., Pagano, A. and Bindi, L. (2018) Dellagiustaite, IMA 2017- 101. CNMNC Newsletter No. 42, April 2018, page xxx; Mineralogical Magazine, 82, xxx-xxx.
Descloizite (TL)
Formula: PbZn(VO4)(OH)
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: 814; Mineralogical Magazine (1956): 31: 289.
'Desert Rose'
Dewindtite
Formula: H2Pb3(UO2)2(PO4)4O4 · 12H2O
Localities: Reported from at least 6 localities in this region.
Diaoyudaoite
Formula: NaAl11O17
Diaphorite
Formula: Ag3Pb2Sb3S8
Diaspore
Formula: AlO(OH)
Dickinsonite-(KMnNa)
Formula: {KNa}{Mn2+◻}{Ca}{Na3}{Mn2+13}{Al}(PO4)12(OH)2
Dickite
Formula: Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Localities: Reported from at least 10 localities in this region.
Dietrichite
Formula: (Zn,Fe2+,Mn2+)Al2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
Digenite
Formula: Cu9S5
Localities: Reported from at least 23 localities in this region.
Diopside
Formula: CaMgSi2O6
Localities: Reported from at least 24 localities in this region.
Diopside var: Chromian Diopside
Formula: Ca(Mg,Cr)Si2O6
Dioptase
Formula: CuSiO3 · H2O
Djurleite
Formula: Cu31S16
Dolomite
Formula: CaMg(CO3)2
Localities: Reported from at least 29 localities in this region.
Domeykite
Formula: Cu3As
Dravite
Formula: Na(Mg3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Dufrénite
Formula: Ca0.5Fe2+Fe3+5(PO4)4(OH)6 · 2H2O
Duftite
Formula: PbCu(AsO4)(OH)
Dumortierite
Formula: (Al,Fe3+)7(SiO4)3(BO3)O3
Duranusite
Formula: As4S
Dzhalindite
Formula: In(OH)3
Elbaite
Formula: Na(Li1.5Al1.5)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Localities: Reported from at least 6 localities in this region.
'Electrum'
Formula: (Au, Ag)
Localities: Reported from at least 18 localities in this region.
Emplectite
Formula: CuBiS2
Localities: Reported from at least 6 localities in this region.
Enargite
Formula: Cu3AsS4
Localities: Reported from at least 21 localities in this region.
Enstatite
Formula: MgSiO3
Enstatite var: Bronzite
Formula: (Mg,Fe2+)2[SiO3]2
Eosphorite
Formula: Mn2+Al(PO4)(OH)2 · H2O
Localities: Reported from at least 7 localities in this region.
Epidote
Formula: {Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Localities: Reported from at least 49 localities in this region.
Epistilbite
Formula: CaAl2Si6O16 · 5H2O
Epsomite
Formula: MgSO4 · 7H2O
Erythrite
Formula: Co3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
Eskebornite
Formula: CuFeSe2
Esseneite
Formula: CaFe3+[AlSiO6]
Eucairite
Formula: AgCuSe
Localities: Reported from at least 15 localities in this region.
'Eucrite cumulate meteorite'
'Eucrite monomict breccia meteorite'
Eugsterite
Formula: Na4Ca(SO4)3 · 2H2O
Ezcurrite (TL)
Formula: Na4B10O17 · 7H2O
Reference: Am Min 52 (1967), 1048; Am Min 58:308-313; Alonso, R. N. (1999). On the origin of La Puna borates. Acta geológica hispánica, 34(2), 141-166.; CAHIT HELVACI & RICARDO N. ALONSO (2000) Borate Deposits of Turkey and Argentina; A Summary and Geological Comparison. Turkish Journal of Earth Sciences, 9:1-27.
Fairfieldite
Formula: Ca2Mn2+(PO4)2 · 2H2O
Famatinite (TL)
Formula: Cu3SbS4
Reference: [Am Min 42 (1957), 766; Clark, 1993 - "Hey's Mineral Index"]
Fayalite
Formula: Fe2+2SiO4
'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'
Localities: Reported from at least 16 localities in this region.
'Feldspar Group'
Localities: Reported from at least 13 localities in this region.
'Feldspar Group var: Perthite'
Ferberite
Formula: FeWO4
Localities: Reported from at least 8 localities in this region.
'Fergusonite'
Ferricopiapite
Formula: Fe5(SO4)6O(OH) · 20H2O
Ferri-fluoro-leakeite
Formula: {Na}{Na2}{Mg2Fe3+2Li}(Si8O22)F2
Ferrinatrite
Formula: Na3Fe(SO4)3 · 3H2O
Ferrisicklerite
Formula: Li1-x(Fe3+xFe2+1-x)PO4
Ferro-actinolite
Formula: ☐{Ca2}{Fe2+5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
'Ferrocalcite'
Ferro-ferri-katophorite (TL)
Formula: Na(NaCa)(Fe2+4Fe3+)(Si7Al)O22(OH)2
Reference: Colombo, F., Rius, J., Molins, E., Biglia, H., Galliski, M.Á., Márquez-Zavalía, M.F., Baldo, E.G.A. and Kriscautzky, A. (2016) Ferro-ferri-katophorite, IMA 2016-008. CNMNC Newsletter No. 31, June 2016, page 696; Mineralogical Magazine, 80, 691–697.
Ferro-katophorite
Formula: {Na}{CaNa}{Fe2+4Al}[(AlSi7)O22](OH)2
Ferrokësterite
Formula: Cu2(Fe,Zn)SnS4
Ferro-pargasite
Formula: {Na}{Ca2}{Fe2+4Al}(Al2Si6O22)(OH)2
Ferroselite
Formula: FeSe2
Ferrotitanowodginite (TL)
Formula: Fe2+TiTa2O8
Reference: Galliski M A, Černý P, Márquez-Zavalía M F, Chapman R (1999) Ferrotitanowodginite, Fe2+TiTa2O8, a new mineral of the wodginite group from the San Elías pegmatite, San Luis, Argentina. American Mineralogist 84, 773-777; MinRec 31:202
Ferrowodginite
Formula: Fe2+Sn4+Ta2O8
Fibroferrite
Formula: Fe3+(SO4)(OH) · 5H2O
Fischesserite
Formula: Ag3AuSe2
Fizélyite
Formula: Ag5Pb14Sb21S48
Florencite-(Ce)
Formula: CeAl3(PO4)2(OH)6
Fluellite
Formula: Al2(PO4)F2(OH) · 7H2O
Fluorapatite
Formula: Ca5(PO4)3F
Localities: Reported from at least 20 localities in this region.
Fluorapatite var: Carbonate-rich Fluorapatite
Formula: Ca5(PO4,CO3)3(F,O)
Fluorite
Formula: CaF2
Localities: Reported from at least 65 localities in this region.
Fluorite var: Yttrofluorite
Formula: (Ca1-xYx)F2+x where 0.05< x <0.3
Fluornatromicrolite
Formula: (Na1.5Bi0.5)Ta2O6F
'Fluorstrontiopyrochlore'
Formula: (Sr,□)2Nb2(O,OH)6F
Foitite
Formula: (□,Na)(Fe2+2Al)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3OH
Forsterite
Formula: Mg2SiO4
Franckeite
Formula: Fe2+(Pb,Sn2+)6Sn4+2Sb2S14
Franckeite var: Potosíite
Formula: Pb6Sn3FeSb3S16
Freibergite
Formula: Ag6[Cu4Fe2]Sb4S13-x
Localities: Reported from at least 18 localities in this region.
Freieslebenite
Formula: AgPbSbS3
Fupingqiuite (TL)
Formula: (Na,Mn2+,□)2Mn2+2Fe3+(PO4)3
Reference: Yang, H., Downs, R.T., Gu, X., Xie, X. and Kobsch, A. (2017) Fupingqiuite, IMA 2016-087. CNMNC Newsletter No. 35, February 2017, page 211; Mineralogical Magazine, 81, 209–213.
'Gabbro'
Gadolinite-(Y)
Formula: Y2Fe2+Be2Si2O10
Gahnite
Formula: ZnAl2O4
Localities: Reported from at least 8 localities in this region.
Galena
Formula: PbS
Localities: Reported from at least 116 localities in this region.
Galena var: Argentiferous Galena
Formula: PbS
Localities: Reported from at least 15 localities in this region.
Galenobismutite
Formula: PbBi2S4
Galileiite
Formula: {Fe2+}{Na8}{Fe2+4Na4}{Fe2+43}(PO4)36
Galliskiite (TL)
Formula: Ca4Al2(PO4)2F8 · 5H2O
Reference: IMA Approvals - August 2009; Kampf, A.R., F. Colombo, W.B. Simmons Jr., A. Falster, J.W. Nizamoff (2010): Galliskiite, Ca4Al2(PO4)2F8 x 5H2O, a new mineral from the Gigante granitic pegmatite, Cordoba province, Argentina. American Mineralogist. 95, 392-96
'Garnet Group'
Formula: X3Z2(SiO4)3
Localities: Reported from at least 64 localities in this region.
Gayite (TL)
Formula: NaMn2+Fe3+5(PO4)4(OH)6 · 2H2O
Reference: Kampf, A.R., Colombo, F., González del Tánago, J. (2010): Gayite, a new dufrénite-group mineral from the Gigante granitic pegmatite, Córdoba province, Argentina. American Mineralogist, 95, 386–391.; Kampf, A.R., F. Colombo, W.B. Simmons Jr., A. Falster, J.W. Nizamoff (2010): Galliskiite, Ca4Al2(PO4)2F8 x 5H2O, a new mineral from the Gigante granitic pegmatite, Cordoba province, Argentina. American Mineralogist. 95, 392-96
Gaylussite
Formula: Na2Ca(CO3)2 · 5H2O
Geffroyite
Formula: (Cu,Fe,Ag)9(Se,S)8
Gehlenite
Formula: Ca2Al(AlSiO7)
Genthelvite
Formula: Be3Zn4(SiO4)3S
Geocronite
Formula: Pb14(Sb,As)6S23
Germanite
Formula: Cu13Fe2Ge2S16
Gersdorffite
Formula: NiAsS
Localities: Reported from at least 6 localities in this region.
Gibbsite
Formula: Al(OH)3
Giessenite
Formula: Pb27Cu2(Bi,Sb)19S57
Ginorite
Formula: Ca2B14O20(OH)6 · 5H2O
Gladite
Formula: PbCuBi5S9
'Glass'
Glauberite
Formula: Na2Ca(SO4)2
Localities: Reported from at least 7 localities in this region.
Glaucodot
Formula: (Co0.50Fe0.50)AsS
Glauconite
Formula: (K,Na)(Mg,Fe2+,Fe3+)(Fe3+,Al)(Si,Al)4O10(OH)2
'Gneiss'
Godlevskite
Formula: (Ni,Fe)9S8
Goethite
Formula: α-Fe3+O(OH)
Localities: Reported from at least 44 localities in this region.
Gold
Formula: Au
Localities: Reported from at least 144 localities in this region.
Gold
Formula: Au
Localities: Reported from at least 144 localities in this region.
'commodity:Gold'
Formula: Au
Goldfieldite
Formula: Cu10Te4S13
Localities: Reported from at least 8 localities in this region.
Goldichite
Formula: KFe(SO4)2 · 4H2O
Gonnardite
Formula: (Na,Ca)2(Si,Al)5O10 · 3H2O
Gormanite
Formula: (Fe2+,Mg)3(Al,Fe3+)4(PO4)4(OH)6 · 2H2O
Goslarite
Formula: ZnSO4 · 7H2O
Localities: Reported from at least 7 localities in this region.
Gowerite
Formula: Ca[B5O8(OH)][B(OH)3] · 3H2O
Goyazite
Formula: SrAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
Graftonite
Formula: Fe2+Fe2+2(PO4)2
Grandviewite
Formula: Cu3Al9(SO4)2(OH)29
'Granite'
Graphite
Formula: C
Localities: Reported from at least 9 localities in this region.
Graphite var: Cliftonite
Formula: C
Gratonite
Formula: Pb9As4S15
Greenockite
Formula: CdS
Localities: Reported from at least 6 localities in this region.
Greigite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2S4
Grossite
Formula: CaAl4O7
Grossular
Formula: Ca3Al2(SiO4)3
Localities: Reported from at least 6 localities in this region.
Groutite
Formula: Mn3+O(OH)
Gudmundite
Formula: FeSbS
'Gummite'
Localities: Reported from at least 10 localities in this region.
Gustavite
Formula: AgPbBi3S6
Gypsum
Formula: CaSO4 · 2H2O
Localities: Reported from at least 119 localities in this region.
Gypsum var: Satin Spar Gypsum
Formula: CaSO4 · 2H2O
Gypsum var: Selenite
Formula: CaSO4 · 2H2O
Localities: Reported from at least 15 localities in this region.
'H5 chondrite meteorite'
Hakite
Formula: Cu6[Cu4Hg2]Sb4Se13
Halite
Formula: NaCl
Localities: Reported from at least 28 localities in this region.
'Halloysite'
Formula: Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Localities: Reported from at least 12 localities in this region.
Halloysite-10Å
Formula: Al2Si2O5(OH)4 · 2H2O
Halotrichite
Formula: FeAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
Hambergite
Formula: Be2(BO3)(OH)
Hanksite
Formula: Na22K(SO4)9(CO3)2Cl
Hannayite
Formula: (NH4)2Mg3H4(PO4)4 · 8H2O
Hastingsite
Formula: {Na}{Ca2}{Fe2+4Fe3+}(Al2Si6O22)(OH)2
Hausmannite
Formula: Mn2+Mn3+2O4
Haxonite
Formula: (Fe,Ni)23C6
Heazlewoodite
Formula: Ni3S2
Hedenbergite
Formula: CaFe2+Si2O6
Helvine
Formula: Be3Mn2+4(SiO4)3S
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Localities: Reported from at least 132 localities in this region.
Hematite var: Martite
Formula: Fe2O3
Localities: Reported from at least 7 localities in this region.
Hematite var: Specularite
Formula: Fe2O3
Localities: Reported from at least 14 localities in this region.
Hemimorphite
Formula: Zn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
Hendricksite
Formula: K(Zn,Mg,Mn2+)3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Hentschelite
Formula: CuFe3+2(PO4)2(OH)2
Hercynite
Formula: Fe2+Al2O4
Herderite
Formula: CaBePO4(F,OH)
Hessite
Formula: Ag2Te
Localities: Reported from at least 9 localities in this region.
Heterosite
Formula: (Fe3+,Mn3+)PO4
'Heulandite'
Heulandite-Ca
Formula: (Ca,Na)5(Si27Al9)O72 · 26H2O
Hexahydrite
Formula: MgSO4 · 6H2O
Hibonite
Formula: (Ca,Ce)(Al,Ti,Mg)12O19
Hinsdalite
Formula: PbAl3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6
Hocartite
Formula: Ag2(Fe2+,Zn)SnS4
Hodrušite
Formula: Cu8Bi12S22
Hollingworthite
Formula: (Rh,Pt,Pd)AsS
Holmquistite
Formula: ☐{Li2}{Mg3Al2}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Holtite
Formula: (Ta0.60.4)Al6BSi3O18(O,OH)2.25
'Hornblende'
'Hornblende andesite'
Hübnerite
Formula: MnWO4
Localities: Reported from at least 11 localities in this region.
Huemulite (TL)
Formula: Na4Mg(V10O28) · 24H2O
Reference: Gordillo, C.E., E. Linares, R.O. Toubes, H. Winchell (1966) American Mineralogist: 51: 1-13.
Hummerite
Formula: K2Mg2(V10O28) · 16H2O
Hureaulite
Formula: (Mn,Fe)5(PO4)2(HPO4)2 · 4H2O
Hydroboracite
Formula: CaMg[B3O4(OH)3]2 · 3H2O
Localities: Reported from at least 11 localities in this region.
Hydroglauberite
Formula: Na10Ca3(SO4)8 · 6H2O
Hydrokenoelsmoreite
Formula: 2W2O6(H2O)
Hydrokenoelsmoreite var: Ferritungstite
Hydroxykenomicrolite
Formula: (◻,Na,Sb3+)2Ta2O6(OH)
Hydroxylapatite
Formula: Ca5(PO4)3(OH)
Localities: Reported from at least 10 localities in this region.
Hydroxylapatite var: Carbonate-rich Hydroxylapatite
Formula: Ca5(PO4,CO3)3(OH,O)
Hydroxylherderite
Formula: CaBe(PO4)(OH,F)
Hydrozincite
Formula: Zn5(CO3)2(OH)6
'Hypersthene'
Formula: (Mg,Fe)SiO3
'IAB-MG iron meteorite'
Idaite
Formula: Cu5FeS6
Localities: Reported from at least 6 localities in this region.
'IIIAB iron meteorite'
Ilmenite
Formula: Fe2+TiO3
Localities: Reported from at least 38 localities in this region.
Ilmenite var: Manganoan Ilmenite
Formula: (Fe,Mn)2+TiO3
Ilvaite
Formula: CaFe3+Fe2+2(Si2O7)O(OH)
'Incaite'
Formula: (Pb,Ag)4Sn4FeSb2S15
Inderborite
Formula: CaMg(H3B3O7)2 · 8H2O
Inderite
Formula: MgB3O3(OH)5 · 5H2O
Ingodite
Formula: Bi2TeS
Inyoite
Formula: Ca(H4B3O7)(OH) · 4H2O
Localities: Reported from at least 11 localities in this region.
Iodargyrite
Formula: AgI
Irarsite
Formula: (Ir,Ru,Rh,Pt)AsS
Iron
Formula: Fe
Localities: Reported from at least 6 localities in this region.
Iron var: Kamacite
Formula: (Fe,Ni)
'commodity:Iron'
Formula: Fe
'Iron meteorite'
'Iron Ochre'
Localities: Reported from at least 21 localities in this region.
Ishiharaite (TL)
Formula: (Cu,Ga,Fe,In,Zn)S
Reference: Márquez-Zavaliá, M.F., Galliski, M., Drábek, M., Vymazalová, A., Watanabe, Y., Murakami, H. and Bernhardt, H.-J. (2014) Ishiharaite, IMA 2013-119. CNMNC Newsletter No. 19, February 2014, page 170; Mineralogical Magazine, 78, 165-170.; Márquez-Zavalía, M.F., Galliski, M.Á., Drábek, M., Vymazalová, A., Watanabe, Y., Murakami, H., Bernhardt, H.-J. (2014): Ishiharaite, (Cu,Ga,Fe,In,Zn)S, a new mineral from the Capillitas Mine, Northwestern Argentina. Canadian Mineralogist, 52, 969-980
Isocubanite
Formula: CuFe2S3
Ixiolite
Formula: (Ta,Nb,Sn,Fe,Mn)4O8
Izoklakeite
Formula: Pb27(Cu,Fe,Ag)2(Sb,Bi)19S57
'Jagüéite' (FRL)
Formula: Cu2Pd3Se4
Reference: Canadian Mineralogist (2004): 42(6): 1745-1755.
Jahnsite-(CaMnMg)
Formula: {Ca}{Mn2+}{(Mg,Fe2+)2}{Fe3+2}(PO4)4(OH)2 · 8H2O
'Jahnsite Group'
Jamesonite
Formula: Pb4FeSb6S14
Jarlite
Formula: Na(Sr,Na)7MgAl6F32(OH,H2O)2
Jarosite
Formula: KFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Localities: Reported from at least 21 localities in this region.
Johannite
Formula: Cu(UO2)2(SO4)2(OH)2 · 8H2O
Johnsomervilleite
Formula: Na10Ca6Mg18Fe25(PO4)36
Jordanite
Formula: Pb14(As,Sb)6S23
Joséite-A
Formula: Bi4TeS2
Joséite-B
Formula: Bi4Te2S
Kalinite
Formula: KAl(SO4)2 · 11H2O
Kaolinite
Formula: Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Localities: Reported from at least 56 localities in this region.
Kasolite
Formula: Pb(UO2)[SiO4] · H2O
Katophorite
Formula: {Na}{CaNa}{Mg4Al}[(AlSi7)O22](OH)2
Kawazulite
Formula: Bi2Te2Se
Kernite
Formula: Na2[B4O6(OH)2] · 3H2O
'Kerstenite'
Kësterite
Formula: Cu2ZnSnS4
Localities: Reported from at least 10 localities in this region.
Kettnerite
Formula: CaBiCO3OF
'K Feldspar'
Localities: Reported from at least 36 localities in this region.
'K Feldspar var: Adularia'
Formula: KAlSi3O8
Localities: Reported from at least 24 localities in this region.
Kieserite
Formula: MgSO4 · H2O
Kirschsteinite
Formula: CaFe2+SiO4
'Klaprothite (of Petersen or Beudant)'
Klockmannite (TL)
Formula: CuSe
Reference: Ramdohr, P. (1928) Klockmannit, ein natürliches Kupferselenid. Centralblatt für Mineralogie A, 225- 232 (as "Sierra de Umango"); Earley, J.W. (1949) American Mineralogist, 34, 435ff (as "Sierra de Umango"); DE BRODTKORB, Milka K. Precious metaltellurides and other Te-bearing minerals in different paragenesis of Argentina: A review. Rev. Asoc. Geol. Argent. [online]. 2009, vol.64, n.3, pp. 365-372.; Paar, W. H., Putz, H., Topa, D., de Brodtkorb, M. K., & Sureda, R. J. (2005, January). Occurrence and paragenesis of tellurium in mineral deposits of Argentina. In Mineral Deposit Research: Meeting the Global Challenge (pp. 1419-1422). Springer Berlin Heidelberg.
Krausite
Formula: KFe(SO4)2 · H2O
Krennerite
Formula: Au3AgTe8
Kröhnkite
Formula: Na2Cu(SO4)2 · 2H2O
Krupkaite
Formula: PbCuBi3S6
Krut'aite
Formula: CuSe2
Kuramite
Formula: Cu3SnS4
Kuratite (TL)
Formula: Ca2(Fe2+5Ti)O2[Si4Al2O18]
Reference: Hwang, S.-L., Shen, P., Chu, H.-T., Yui, T.-F., Varela, M.-E., Iizuka, Y. (2016): Kuratite, Ca4(Fe2+10Ti2)O4[Si8Al4O36], the Fe2+-analogue of rhönite, a new mineral from the D'Orbigny angrite meteorite. Mineralogical Magazine: 80: 1067-1076
Kurnakovite
Formula: MgB3O3(OH)5 · 5H2O
Kutnohorite
Formula: CaMn2+(CO3)2
Kyanite
Formula: Al2(SiO4)O
Kyrgyzstanite
Formula: ZnAl4(SO4)(OH)12·3H2O
'L6 chondrite meteorite'
Lacroixite
Formula: NaAl(PO4)F
Laueite
Formula: Mn2+Fe3+2(PO4)2(OH)2 · 8H2O
Laumontite
Formula: CaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O
Lavendulan
Formula: NaCaCu5(AsO4)4Cl · 5H2O
Lawrencite
Formula: (Fe2+,Ni)Cl2
Lazulite
Formula: (Mg,Fe2+)Al2(PO4)2(OH)2
Lead
Formula: Pb
'Leakeite Root Name'
Formula: ANa2(Z2+2Z3+2Li)(Si8O22)(OH,F,Cl)2
Lepidocrocite
Formula: γ-Fe3+O(OH)
'Lepidolite'
Localities: Reported from at least 19 localities in this region.
Leucite
Formula: K(AlSi2O6)
Leucophosphite
Formula: KFe3+2(PO4)2(OH) · 2H2O
Leucoxene
'Lévyne'
'Lherzolite'
Libethenite
Formula: Cu2(PO4)(OH)
Liebigite
Formula: Ca2(UO2)(CO3)3 · 11H2O
Lillianite
Formula: Pb3-2xAgxBi2+xS6
'Limestone'
'commodity:Limestone'
'Limonite'
Formula: (Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Localities: Reported from at least 114 localities in this region.
Linarite
Formula: PbCu(SO4)(OH)2
Linnaeite
Formula: Co2+Co3+2S4
Lipscombite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2(PO4)2(OH)2
Lislkirchnerite (TL)
Formula: Pb6Al(OH)8Cl2(NO3)5·2H2O
Reference: Effenberger, H., Lengauer, C.L., Libowitzky, E., Putz, H. and Topa, D. (2015) Lislkirchnerite, IMA 2015-064. CNMNC Newsletter No. 27, October 2015, page 1230; Mineralogical Magazine, 79, 1229–1236.
Lithiophilite
Formula: LiMn2+PO4
Localities: Reported from at least 8 localities in this region.
Lizardite
Formula: Mg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
'Lorettoite'
Formula: Pb7O6Cl2
Luanheite
Formula: Ag3Hg
Ludwigite
Formula: Mg2Fe3+(BO3)O2
Luzonite
Formula: Cu3AsS4
Localities: Reported from at least 10 localities in this region.
Mackinawite
Formula: (Fe,Ni)9S8
Localities: Reported from at least 9 localities in this region.
Maghagendorfite
Formula: (□,Na,)(Na,Ca,Fe2+)Mn(Mg,Fe2+,Fe3+)3(PO4)3
Magnesio-arfvedsonite
Formula: {Na}{Na2}{Mg4Fe3+}(Si8O22)(OH)2
'Magnesio-ferri-hornblende'
Formula: ☐{Ca2}{Mg4Fe3+}(AlSi7O22)(OH)2
Magnesio-hastingsite
Formula: {Na}{Ca2}{Mg4Fe3+}(Al2Si6O22)(OH)2
Magnesite
Formula: MgCO3
Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Localities: Reported from at least 84 localities in this region.
Magnetite var: Mushketovite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Magnetite var: Titaniferous Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+(Fe3+,Ti)2O4
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Localities: Reported from at least 64 localities in this region.
'commodity:Manganese'
Formula: Mn
'Manganese Oxides'
Localities: Reported from at least 59 localities in this region.
'Manganese Oxides var: Manganese Dendrites'
Localities: Reported from at least 16 localities in this region.
Manganite
Formula: Mn3+O(OH)
Localities: Reported from at least 7 localities in this region.
'Manganoan Calcite'
Formula: (Ca,Mn)CO3
'Manganomelane'
'Marble'
Marcasite
Formula: FeS2
Localities: Reported from at least 38 localities in this region.
Marialite
Formula: Na4Al3Si9O24Cl
'Maskelynite'
Matildite
Formula: AgBiS2
Localities: Reported from at least 8 localities in this region.
Matyhite (TL)
Formula: Ca18(Ca,□)2Fe2+2(PO4)14
Reference: Hwang, S.-L., Shen, P., Chu, H.-T., Yui, T.-F., Varela, M.E. and Iizuka, Y. (2016) Matyhite, IMA 2015-121. CNMNC Newsletter No. 31, June 2016, page 692; Mineralogical Magazine: 80: 691–697.
Maucherite
Formula: Ni11As8
Mawsonite
Formula: Cu6Fe2SnS8
Localities: Reported from at least 6 localities in this region.
Mcallisterite
Formula: Mg2[B6O7(OH)6]2 · 9H2O
Meionite
Formula: Ca4Al6Si6O24CO3
Melanterite
Formula: Fe2+(H2O)6SO4 · H2O
'Melnikovite'
Localities: Reported from at least 6 localities in this region.
Melonite
Formula: NiTe2
Mendozite (TL)
Formula: NaAl(SO4)2 · 11H2O
Reference: Am Min 57:1081 (1972)
Merenskyite
Formula: (Pd,Pt)(Te,Bi)2
Mesolite
Formula: Na2Ca2Si9Al6O30 · 8H2O
Meta-autunite
Formula: Ca(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 6-8H2O
Localities: Reported from at least 11 localities in this region.
'Meta-autunite Group'
Formula: A(UO2)2(XO4)2·nH2O (n = 6, 7 or 8)
Metacinnabar
Formula: HgS
Metacinnabar var: Onofrite
Formula: Hg(S,Se)
'Metagabbro'
Metatorbernite
Formula: Cu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 8H2O
Localities: Reported from at least 12 localities in this region.
'Metatorbernite-Metazeunerite Series'
Metatyuyamunite
Formula: Ca(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3-5H2O
Metavoltine
Formula: Na6K2FeFe6(SO4)12O2 · 18H2O
Metazeunerite
Formula: Cu(UO2)2(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
'Meteoritic Iron'
Localities: Reported from at least 6 localities in this region.
Meyerhofferite
Formula: Ca2(H3B3O7)2 · 4H2O
Miargyrite
Formula: AgSbS2
Localities: Reported from at least 6 localities in this region.
'Mica Group'
Localities: Reported from at least 49 localities in this region.
'Mica schist'
Michenerite
Formula: PdBiTe
Microcline
Formula: K(AlSi3O8)
Localities: Reported from at least 40 localities in this region.
Microcline var: Amazonite
Formula: K(AlSi3O8)
Microlite Group
Formula: A2-mTa2X6-wZ-n
Localities: Reported from at least 13 localities in this region.
Microlite Group var: Uranmicrolite (of Hogarth 1977)
Miharaite
Formula: Cu4FePbBiS6
Millerite
Formula: NiS
Mimetite
Formula: Pb5(AsO4)3Cl
Mirabilite
Formula: Na2SO4 · 10H2O
Localities: Reported from at least 11 localities in this region.
Mitridatite
Formula: Ca2Fe3+3(PO4)3O2 · 3H2O
Mixite
Formula: BiCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2O
Mohite
Formula: Cu2SnS3
Molybdenite
Formula: MoS2
Localities: Reported from at least 34 localities in this region.
Molybdomenite (TL)
Formula: PbSeO3
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: 640; Bertrand (1882) Bull. Soc. fr. Min. 5, 90-92.; Ahlfeld Friedrich and Angelelll Vlctorio 1948 Las especies minerales de la Republica Argentina Univ Nac Tucumftn Inst Geologla y Mineria Jujuy Pub no 458 p 47 48 49 50 54 67 69 70 71 120 121 133 134
'Monazite'
Localities: Reported from at least 19 localities in this region.
Monazite-(Ce)
Formula: Ce(PO4)
Localities: Reported from at least 16 localities in this region.
Monazite-(Nd)
Formula: Nd(PO4)
Monazite-(Sm)
Formula: Sm(PO4)
Moncheite
Formula: (Pt,Pd)(Te,Bi)2
Monetite
Formula: Ca(HPO4)
Montebrasite
Formula: LiAl(PO4)(OH)
Localities: Reported from at least 6 localities in this region.
Montmorillonite
Formula: (Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Localities: Reported from at least 18 localities in this region.
'Monzonite'
Mordenite
Formula: (Na2,Ca,K2)Al2Si10O24 · 7H2O
Morinite
Formula: NaCa2Al2(PO4)2(OH)F4 · 2H2O
Mottramite
Formula: PbCu(VO4)(OH)
Mottramite var: Duhamelite
Formula: (Pb,Bi,Ca)Cu(VO4)(OH,O)
'Mugearite'
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Localities: Reported from at least 199 localities in this region.
Muscovite var: Fuchsite
Formula: K(Al,Cr)3Si3O10(OH)2
Muscovite var: Illite
Formula: K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
Localities: Reported from at least 26 localities in this region.
Muscovite var: Sericite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Localities: Reported from at least 69 localities in this region.
Nacrite
Formula: Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Nagyágite
Formula: [Pb3(Pb,Sb)3S6](Au,Te)3
Nanpingite
Formula: CsAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH,F)2
'Native Amalgam'
Formula: (Ag,Hg)
Natroalunite
Formula: NaAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
Natrodufrénite
Formula: NaFe2+Fe3+5(PO4)4(OH)6 · 2H2O
Natrojarosite
Formula: NaFe3(SO4)2(OH)6
Natrolite
Formula: Na2Al2Si3O10 · 2H2O
Natrouranospinite
Formula: (Na2,Ca)(UO2)2(AsO4)2 · 5H2O
Natrozippeite
Formula: Na5(UO2)8(SO4)4O5(OH)3 · 12H2O
Naumannite
Formula: Ag2Se
Localities: Reported from at least 11 localities in this region.
Nekrasovite
Formula: Cu26V2(Sn,As,Sb)6S32
Neotocite
Formula: (Mn,Fe,Mg)SiO3 · H2O
Nepheline
Formula: Na3K(Al4Si4O16)
Nickeline
Formula: NiAs
Localities: Reported from at least 8 localities in this region.
Nickelskutterudite
Formula: (Ni,Co,Fe)As3
Nitratine
Formula: NaNO3
Nobleite
Formula: CaB6O9(OH)2 · 3H2O
'Obsidian'
Localities: Reported from at least 14 localities in this region.
'Obsidian var: Snowflake Obsidian'
Offretite
Formula: KCaMg(Si13Al5)O36 · 15H2O
Olivenite
Formula: Cu2(AsO4)(OH)
Olivenite var: Leucochalcite
'Olivine basalt'
'Olivine Group'
Formula: M2SiO4
Olsacherite
Formula: Pb2(Se6+O4)(SO4)
Omariniite (TL)
Formula: Cu8Fe2ZnGe2S12
Reference: Bindi, L., Putz, H., Paar, W.H., Stanley, C.J. (2016): Omariniite, IMA 2016-050. CNMNC Newsletter No. 33, October 2016, page 1140; Mineralogical Magazine: 80: 1135–1144; Bindi, L., Putz, H., Parr, W.H., Stanley, C.J. (2017): Omariniite, Cu8Fe2ZnGe2S12, the germanium-analogue of stannoidite, a new mineral species from Capillitas, Argentina. Mineralogical Magazine:81: 1151-1159.
Opal
Formula: SiO2 · nH2O
Localities: Reported from at least 63 localities in this region.
Opal var: Fire Opal
Formula: SiO2 · nH2O
Opal var: Jasper Opal
Opal var: Milk Opal
Formula: SiO2 · nH2O
Opal var: Opal-AN
Formula: SiO2 · nH2O
Opal var: Opal-C
Formula: SiO2 · nH2O
Opal var: Wood Opal
Formula: SiO2 · nH2O
Localities: Reported from at least 11 localities in this region.
Orpiment
Formula: As2S3
Localities: Reported from at least 6 localities in this region.
Orthoclase
Formula: K(AlSi3O8)
Localities: Reported from at least 34 localities in this region.
'Orthopyroxene Subgroup'
Osarizawaite
Formula: Pb(Al2Cu2+)(SO4)2(OH)6
Ourayite
Formula: Ag3Pb4Bi5S13
Owyheeite
Formula: Ag3+xPb10-2xSb11+xS28, -0.13 < x > +0.20
Oxy-dravite
Formula: Na(MgAl2)MgAl5(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3O
Pachnolite
Formula: NaCa[AlF6] · H2O
Parabutlerite
Formula: Fe3+(SO4)(OH) · 2H2O
'Paragneiss'
Paranatrolite
Formula: Na2Al2Si3O10 · 3H2O
Paratacamite
Formula: Cu3(Cu,Zn)(OH)6Cl2
Pargasite
Formula: {Na}{Ca2}{Mg4Al}(Al2Si6O22)(OH)2
Parnauite
Formula: Cu9(AsO4)2(SO4)(OH)10 · 7H2O
'Paulingite'
Pavonite
Formula: AgBi3S5
Pearceite
Formula: [Ag9CuS4][(Ag,Cu)6(As,Sb)2S7]
Localities: Reported from at least 7 localities in this region.
'Peat'
'Pegmatite'
Localities: Reported from at least 48 localities in this region.
'Pegmatitic granite'
Pentahydrite
Formula: MgSO4 · 5H2O
Pentlandite
Formula: (FexNiy)Σ9S8
Localities: Reported from at least 10 localities in this region.
Perovskite
Formula: CaTiO3
Petříčekite
Formula: CuSe2
'Petrified Wood'
Localities: Reported from at least 21 localities in this region.
'Petroleum'
Petrukite
Formula: (Cu,Fe,Zn,Ag)3(Sn,In)S4
Petzite
Formula: Ag3AuTe2
Localities: Reported from at least 8 localities in this region.
Phenakite
Formula: Be2SiO4
'Phillipsite'
Phlogopite
Formula: KMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Localities: Reported from at least 11 localities in this region.
Phosgenite
Formula: Pb2CO3Cl2
Phosphoferrite
Formula: (Fe2+,Mn2+)3(PO4)2 · 3H2O
Phosphosiderite
Formula: FePO4 · 2H2O
Localities: Reported from at least 6 localities in this region.
Phosphuranylite
Formula: (H3O)3KCa(UO2)7(PO4)4O4 · 8H2O
Localities: Reported from at least 8 localities in this region.
Phurcalite
Formula: Ca2(UO2)3(PO4)2O2 · 7H2O
Pickeringite
Formula: MgAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
Pigeonite
Formula: (CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Pinnoite
Formula: Mg[B2O(OH)6]
Pirquitasite (TL)
Formula: Ag2ZnSnS4
Reference: Bull.Min.(1982) 105, 229-235; Anthony, Bideaux, Bladh, Nichols: "Handbook of Mineralogy", Vol. 1, 1990; DE BRODTKORB, Milka K. Precious metaltellurides and other Te-bearing minerals in different paragenesis of Argentina: A review. Rev. Asoc. Geol. Argent. [online]. 2009, vol.64, n.3, pp. 365-372.; Paar, W. H., Putz, H., Topa, D., de Brodtkorb, M. K., & Sureda, R. J. (2005, January). Occurrence and paragenesis of tellurium in mineral deposits of Argentina. In Mineral Deposit Research: Meeting the Global Challenge (pp. 1419-1422). Springer Berlin Heidelberg.
Plancheite
Formula: Cu8(Si8O22)(OH)4 · H2O
Platinum
Formula: Pt
'Plessite'
Plumbojarosite
Formula: Pb0.5Fe3+3(SO4)2(OH)6
Plumbonacrite
Formula: Pb5O(OH)2(CO3)3
'PMG pallasite meteorite'
Pollucite
Formula: (Cs,Na)2(Al2Si4O12) · 2H2O
Polybasite
Formula: [(Ag,Cu)6(Sb,As)2S7][Ag9CuS4]
Localities: Reported from at least 15 localities in this region.
Polybasite-Tac
Potassic-ferro-ferri-sadanagaite
Formula: {K}{Ca2}{Fe2+3Fe3+2}(Al3Si5O22)(OH)2
Potassic-ferro-pargasite
Formula: {K}{Ca2}{Fe2+4Al}(Al2Si6O22)(OH)2
'Potassic-hastingsite'
Formula: {K}{Ca2}{Fe2+4Fe3+}(Al2Si6O22)(OH)2
Pottsite
Formula: (Pb3xBi4-2x)(VO4)4·H2O (0.8 < x < 1.0)
Prehnite
Formula: Ca2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
Preisingerite (TL)
Formula: Bi3(AsO4)2O(OH)
Reference: Amer.Min.(1982) 67, 833-840; Lapis 8(4), 25 (1983); Testa, F.J., Cooke, D.R., Zhang, L., Mas, G.R. (2016): Bismoclite (BiOCl) in the San Francisco de los Andes Bi–Cu–Au Deposit, Argentina. First Occurrence of a Bismuth Oxychloride in a Magmatic–Hydrothermal Breccia Pipe and Its Usefulness as an Indicator Phase in Mineral Exploration. Minerals, 6, 62
Probertite
Formula: NaCaB5O7(OH)4 · 3H2O
Proustite
Formula: Ag3AsS3
Localities: Reported from at least 9 localities in this region.
Pseudomalachite
Formula: Cu5(PO4)2(OH)4
'Psilomelane'
Localities: Reported from at least 28 localities in this region.
'Pumice'
'Pumpellyite'
Putzite (TL)
Formula: (Cu4.7Ag3.3)GeS6
Reference: Paar, W., Roberts, A.C., Topa, D., Zagler, G., Berlepsch, P., Armbruster, Th. (2004): Putzite, (Cu4.7 Ag3.3)8 GeS6, a new mineral species from Capillitas, Catamarca, Argentina: description and crystal structure. Canadian Mineralogist: 42: 1757-1769.; DE BRODTKORB, Milka K. Precious metaltellurides and other Te-bearing minerals in different paragenesis of Argentina: A review. Rev. Asoc. Geol. Argent. [online]. 2009, vol.64, n.3, pp. 365-372.; Hubert, P., Werner, H., & Dan, T. (2009). A contribution to the knowledge of the mineralization at Mina Capillitas, Catamarca. Revista de la Asociacion Geologica Argentina, 64(3), 514-524.
Pyrargyrite
Formula: Ag3SbS3
Localities: Reported from at least 22 localities in this region.
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Localities: Reported from at least 172 localities in this region.
Pyrite var: Auriferous Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
'Pyrobitumen'
'Pyrochlore'
Pyrochlore Group
Formula: A2Nb2(O,OH)6Z
Pyrolusite
Formula: Mn4+O2
Localities: Reported from at least 32 localities in this region.
Pyromorphite
Formula: Pb5(PO4)3Cl
Pyrope
Formula: Mg3Al2(SiO4)3
Pyrophanite
Formula: Mn2+TiO3
Pyrophyllite
Formula: Al2Si4O10(OH)2
Localities: Reported from at least 6 localities in this region.
Pyrosmalite-(Fe)
Formula: Fe2+8Si6O15(OH,Cl)10
'Pyroxene Group'
Localities: Reported from at least 16 localities in this region.
Pyrrhotite
Formula: Fe7S8
Localities: Reported from at least 42 localities in this region.
Qingheiite
Formula: NaMn3+Mg(Al,Fe3+)(PO4)3
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Localities: Reported from at least 362 localities in this region.
Quartz var: "Herkimer-style" Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Quartz var: Agate
Localities: Reported from at least 27 localities in this region.
Quartz var: Agate-Jasper
Formula: SiO2
Quartz var: Amethyst
Formula: SiO2
Localities: Reported from at least 7 localities in this region.
Quartz var: Chalcedony
Formula: SiO2
Localities: Reported from at least 89 localities in this region.
Quartz var: Citrine
Formula: SiO2
Localities: Reported from at least 9 localities in this region.
Quartz var: Fortification Agate
Formula: SiO2
Quartz var: Iris Agate
Formula: SiO2
Quartz var: Jasper
Localities: Reported from at least 11 localities in this region.
Quartz var: Milky Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Quartz var: Moss Agate
Formula: SiO2
Quartz var: Onyx
Formula: SiO2
Quartz var: Rock Crystal
Formula: SiO2
Localities: Reported from at least 6 localities in this region.
Quartz var: Rose Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Quartz var: Sceptre Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Quartz var: Smoky Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Localities: Reported from at least 11 localities in this region.
Ramdohrite
Formula: Pb5.9Fe0.1Mn0.1In0.1Cd0.2Ag2.8Sb10.8S24
Rammelsbergite
Formula: NiAs2
Realgar
Formula: As4S4
Localities: Reported from at least 8 localities in this region.
Reddingite
Formula: (Mn2+,Fe2+)3(PO4)2 · 3H2O
Reevesite
Formula: Ni6Fe3+2(OH)16(CO3) · 4H2O
Renierite
Formula: (Cu1+,Zn)11Fe4(Ge4+,As5+)2S16
Rhodochrosite
Formula: MnCO3
Localities: Reported from at least 16 localities in this region.
Rhodochrosite var: Capillitite
Formula: (Mn,Zn,Fe)CO3
Rhodonite
Formula: Mn2+SiO3
Rhodostannite
Formula: Cu2FeSn3S8
Rhönite
Formula: Ca2(Mg,Fe2+,Fe3+,Ti)6[O2|(Si,Al)6O18]
Riebeckite
Formula: ◻[Na2][Fe2+3Fe3+2]Si8O22(OH)2
Ringwoodite
Formula: (Mg,Fe2+)2SiO4
Rivadavite (TL)
Formula: Na6Mg[B6O7(OH)6]4 · 10H2O
Reference: Amer.Min.(1967) 52, 326-336; Am Min 58:308-313; Alonso, R. N. (1999). On the origin of La Puna borates. Acta geológica hispánica, 34(2), 141-166.; CAHIT HELVACI & RICARDO N. ALONSO (2000) Borate Deposits of Turkey and Argentina; A Summary and Geological Comparison. Turkish Journal of Earth Sciences, 9:1-27.
Robertsite
Formula: Ca2Mn3+3(PO4)3O2 · 3H2O
Rockbridgeite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+4(PO4)3(OH)5
Romanèchite
Formula: (Ba,H2O)2(Mn4+,Mn3+)5O10
Römerite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2(SO4)4 · 14H2O
Rooseveltite
Formula: Bi(AsO4)
Roquesite
Formula: CuInS2
Rosasite
Formula: (Cu,Zn)2(CO3)(OH)2
Rossite
Formula: Ca(VO3)2•4H2O
Rossmanite
Formula: ☐(LiAl2)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
'Rubellite'
Formula: A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
Rutile
Formula: TiO2
Localities: Reported from at least 23 localities in this region.
Safflorite
Formula: (Co,Ni,Fe)As2
Sakuraiite
Formula: (Cu,Zn,Fe)3(In,Sn)S4
Saléeite
Formula: Mg(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 10H2O
Sanderite
Formula: MgSO4 · 2H2O
'Sandstone'
Sanidine
Formula: K(AlSi3O8)
Sanjuanite (TL)
Formula: Al2(PO4)(SO4)(OH) · 9H2O
Reference: MM 53 (1989), 385; HB4 (2000)
Sanmartinite (TL)
Formula: (Zn,Fe)WO4
Reference: Notulae Naturae Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia (1948) 205, 1-7; 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: 1073.
Sarcopside
Formula: (Fe2+,Mn2+,Mg)3(PO4)2
Sarmientite (TL)
Formula: Fe3+2(AsO4)(SO4)(OH) · 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: 480, 609, 1014.
Sartorite
Formula: PbAs2S4
'Scapolite'
Scheelite
Formula: Ca(WO4)
Localities: Reported from at least 24 localities in this region.
'Schirmerite'
Formula: PbAgBi3S6 - Pb3Ag1.5Bi3.5S9
'Schist'
Schmiederite (TL)
Formula: Pb2Cu2(Se6+O4)(Se4+O3)(OH)4
Reference: Am Min 73 (1988), 199, Especies minerales de la Republica Argentina (2002); Sarp, H. & G.Burri, Schweiz. Mineral.Petrogr. Mitt. 67, 219-223(1987)
Schoepite
Formula: (UO2)8O2(OH)12 · 12H2O
Schorl
Formula: Na(Fe2+3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Localities: Reported from at least 41 localities in this region.
Schreibersite
Formula: (Fe,Ni)3P
Schröckingerite
Formula: NaCa3(UO2)(CO3)3(SO4)F · 10H2O
Localities: Reported from at least 14 localities in this region.
Scolecite
Formula: CaAl2Si3O10 · 3H2O
'Scoria'
Scorodite
Formula: Fe3+AsO4 · 2H2O
Searlesite
Formula: Na(H2BSi2O7)
Selenium
Formula: Se
Seligmannite
Formula: PbCuAsS3
Semseyite
Formula: Pb9Sb8S21
Localities: Reported from at least 6 localities in this region.
Sengierite
Formula: Cu2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 6H2O
Sepiolite
Formula: Mg4(Si6O15)(OH)2 · 6H2O
'Serpentine Subgroup'
Formula: D3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Localities: Reported from at least 12 localities in this region.
Serpierite
Formula: Ca(Cu,Zn)4(SO4)2(OH)6 · 3H2O
'Shale'
Shattuckite
Formula: Cu5(Si2O6)2(OH)2
Sicklerite
Formula: Li1-x(Mn3+xMn2+1-x)PO4
Siderite
Formula: FeCO3
Localities: Reported from at least 23 localities in this region.
Siderite var: Sphärosiderite
Formula: FeCO3
Sideronatrite
Formula: Na2Fe(SO4)2(OH) · 3H2O
Siderophyllite
Formula: KFe2+2Al(Al2Si2O10)(OH)2
Siderotil
Formula: FeSO4 · 5H2O
'Silex'
'Silica'
Sillimanite
Formula: Al2(SiO4)O
'Siltstone'
Silver
Formula: Ag
Localities: Reported from at least 57 localities in this region.
Silver
Formula: Ag
Localities: Reported from at least 57 localities in this region.
Silver var: Küstelite
Formula: Ag
'commodity:Silver'
Formula: Ag
'Skarn'
Skutterudite
Formula: CoAs3
Slavíkite
Formula: (H3O+)3Mg6Fe15(SO4)21(OH)18 · 98H2O
'Smectite Group'
Formula: A0.3D2-3[T4O10]Z2 · nH2O
Localities: Reported from at least 11 localities in this region.
Smithsonite
Formula: ZnCO3
Localities: Reported from at least 6 localities in this region.
Sodalite
Formula: Na8(Al6Si6O24)Cl2
Soddyite
Formula: (UO2)2SiO4 · 2H2O
Sokolovaite
Formula: CsLi2Al(Si4O10)F2
Sperrylite
Formula: PtAs2
Spessartine
Formula: Mn2+3Al2(SiO4)3
Localities: Reported from at least 10 localities in this region.
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Localities: Reported from at least 107 localities in this region.
Sphalerite var: Schalenblende
Spinel
Formula: MgAl2O4
Localities: Reported from at least 11 localities in this region.
Spionkopite
Formula: Cu39S28
Spodumene
Formula: LiAlSi2O6
Localities: Reported from at least 30 localities in this region.
Stanĕkite
Formula: (Mn2+,Fe2+,Mg)Fe3+(PO4)O
Stannite
Formula: Cu2FeSnS4
Localities: Reported from at least 10 localities in this region.
Stannoidite
Formula: Cu+6Cu2+2(Fe2+,Zn)3Sn2S12
Localities: Reported from at least 11 localities in this region.
Starkeyite
Formula: MgSO4 · 4H2O
Staurolite
Formula: Fe2+2Al9Si4O23(OH)
Stellerite
Formula: Ca4(Si28Al8)O72 · 28H2O
Stephanite
Formula: Ag5SbS4
Localities: Reported from at least 6 localities in this region.
Stewartite
Formula: Mn2+Fe3+2(PO4)2(OH)2 · 8H2O
Stibnite
Formula: Sb2S3
Localities: Reported from at least 8 localities in this region.
'Stilbite'
Stilleite
Formula: ZnSe
Strengite
Formula: FePO4 · 2H2O
Stromeyerite
Formula: AgCuS
Localities: Reported from at least 6 localities in this region.
Strontianite
Formula: SrCO3
Strontioginorite
Formula: CaSrB14O20(OH)6 · 5H2O
'Strontiopyrochlore (of Hogarth 1977)'
Formula: A2Nb2(O,OH)6Z
Strunzite
Formula: Mn2+Fe3+2(PO4)2(OH)2 · 6H2O
Stützite
Formula: Ag5-xTe3, x = 0.24-0.36
Sulphur
Formula: S8
Localities: Reported from at least 26 localities in this region.
Sulvanite
Formula: Cu3VS4
Suredaite (TL)
Formula: PbSnS3
Reference: Amer.Min.(2000) 85, 1066-; Paar, W. H., Putz, H., Topa, D., de Brodtkorb, M. K., & Sureda, R. J. (2005, January). Occurrence and paragenesis of tellurium in mineral deposits of Argentina. In Mineral Deposit Research: Meeting the Global Challenge (pp. 1419-1422). Springer Berlin Heidelberg.
Surite (TL)
Formula: (Pb,Ca)3(Al,Fe2+,Mg)2((Si,Al)4O10)(CO3)2(OH)2
Reference: Amer.Min.(1978) 63, 1175-1181
Svanbergite
Formula: SrAl3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6
Sylvanite
Formula: (Au,Ag)2Te4
Localities: Reported from at least 8 localities in this region.
Sylvite
Formula: KCl
Syngenite
Formula: K2Ca(SO4)2 · H2O
Szomolnokite
Formula: FeSO4 · H2O
Taenite
Formula: (Fe,Ni)
Talc
Formula: Mg3Si4O10(OH)2
'Tantalite'
Formula: (Mn,Fe)(Ta,Nb)2O6
Localities: Reported from at least 18 localities in this region.
Tantalite-(Fe)
Formula: FeTa2O6
Tantalite-(Mn)
Formula: MnTa2O6
'Tapiolite'
Formula: (Fe,Mn)(Ta,Nb)2O6
Tapiolite-(Fe)
Formula: (Fe,Mn)(Ta,Nb)2O6
Taranakite
Formula: (K,NH4)Al3(PO4)3(OH) · 9H2O
Tavorite
Formula: LiFe3+(PO4)(OH)
Teallite
Formula: PbSnS2
Tellurium
Formula: Te
Tellurobismuthite
Formula: Bi2Te3
Tennantite
Formula: Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]As4S13
Localities: Reported from at least 24 localities in this region.
Tennantite var: Annivite
Formula: Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2](As,Bi)4S13
'Tennantite-Tetrahedrite Series'
Tenorite
Formula: CuO
Localities: Reported from at least 9 localities in this region.
'Tephra'
Teruggite (TL)
Formula: Ca4Mg[AsO4|B6O7(OH)6]2 · 12H2O
Reference: L.F. Aristarain, C.S. Hurlbut, Jr.: Amer. Mineral. 53:1815-1827 (1968); Alonso, R. N. (1999). On the origin of La Puna borates. Acta geológica hispánica, 34(2), 141-166.; CAHIT HELVACI & RICARDO N. ALONSO (2000) Borate Deposits of Turkey and Argentina; A Summary and Geological Comparison. Turkish Journal of Earth Sciences, 9:1-27.
Tetradymite
Formula: Bi2Te2S
Localities: Reported from at least 10 localities in this region.
Tetrahedrite
Formula: Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Localities: Reported from at least 42 localities in this region.
Tetrahedrite var: Bismuthian Tetrahedrite
Formula: Cu12(Sb,Bi)4S13
'Tetrahedrite Group'
Formula: A12D4X13
Tetrataenite
Formula: FeNi
Thalcusite
Formula: Tl2Cu3FeS4
'Thénardite'
Formula: Na2SO4
Localities: