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Regional Level Types

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Name in French:Argentine
Name in German:Argentinien
Name in Italian:Argentina
Name in Russian:Аргентина
Name in Simplified Chinese:阿根廷
Name in Spanish:Argentina
Name in Afrikaans:Argentinië
Name in Albanian:Argjentina
Name in Arabic:الأرجنتين
Name in Belarusian:Аргенціна
Name in Bulgarian:Аржентина
Name in Catalan:Argentina
Name in Czech:Argentina
Name in Danish:Argentina
Name in Dutch:Argentinië
Name in Estonian:Argentina
Name in Farsi/Persian:آرژانتین
Name in Finnish:Argentiina
Name in Galician:Arxentina
Name in Greek:Αργεντινή
Name in Hebrew:ארגנטינה
Name in Hindi:अर्जेण्टीना
Name in Hungarian:Argentína
Name in Icelandic:Argentína
Name in Indonesian:Argentina
Name in Irish Gaelic:An Airgintín
Name in Japanese:アルゼンチン
Name in Korean:아르헨티나
Name in Latvian:Argentīna
Name in Lithuanian:Argentina
Name in Macedonian:Аргентина
Name in Norwegian:Argentina
Name in Polish:Argentyna
Name in Portuguese:Argentina
Name in Romanian:Argentina
Name in Serbian:Аргентина
Name in Slovak:Argentína
Name in Slovenian:Argentina
Name in Swahili:Argentina
Name in Swedish:Argentina
Name in Tagalog:Arhentina
Name in Thai:อาร์เจนตินา
Name in Turkish:Arjantin
Name in Ukrainian:Аргентина
Name in Vietnamese:Argentina
Name in Welsh:Yr Ariannin
Area:2,780,400 km2
Neighbouring regions:
Locality type:Country
Largest Settlements:
Buenos Aires13,076,300 (2017)
Córdoba1,428,214 (2016)
Rosario1,173,533 (2015)
Mendoza876,884 (2016)
San Miguel de Tucumán781,023 (2016)
La Plata694,167 (2015)
Museums in region:

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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Mineral List

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765 valid minerals. 53 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals. 2 (FRL) - first recorded locality of unapproved mineral/variety/etc. 1 erroneous literature entry.

Rock Types Recorded

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Detailed Mineral List:

Formula: Ag2S
Localities: Reported from at least 31 localities in this region.
Achalaite (TL)
Formula: (Fe2+,Mn)(Ti,Fe3+,Ta)(Nb,Ta)2O8
Type Locality:
Reference: 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(4), 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
Formula: ☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Localities: Reported from at least 13 localities in this region.
Formula: Zn2(AsO4)(OH)
Reference: Milka K. de Brodtkorb (2002) Las Especies Minerales de la Republica Argentina. Vol. 1 (elements, sulphides and sulphosalts). (Asociacion Mineralogica Argentina)
Formula: NaFe3+Si2O6
Localities: Reported from at least 8 localities in this region.
Formula: Ag4SeS
Reference: Canadian Mineralogist Vol. 42, 1745-1755 (2004).
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.
Formula: (Fe3+,Ni2+)8(OH,O)16Cl1.25 · nH2O
Reference: J. W. Anthony et al.: Handbook of Mineralogy, Vol. III (1997)
Formula: MnS
Reference: Board, W. S., Kennedy, B., & Yeomans, T. (2011). NI 43-101 Technical Report on the Pirquitas Mine.
Formula: Na(AlSi3O8)
Localities: Reported from at least 61 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.