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Mi Fiel Rosita Mine, Sierra Bolsico area, Vallenar, Huasco Province, Atacama, Chilei
Regional Level Types
Mi Fiel Rosita MineMine
Sierra Bolsico areaArea
Vallenar- not defined -
Huasco ProvinceProvince
AtacamaRegion
ChileCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
28° South , 70° West (est.)
Estimate based on other nearby localities or region boundaries.
Margin of Error:
~75km
Locality type:
Köppen climate type:


A small copper mine (with traces of zinc) within the Bolsico District.
Hydrothermal deposit with interesting oxidation zone. Regional rocks are mainly andesitic, brecciated and rhyolitic.
Public acknowledgments is given to Dr. Tony Kampf and Dr. Jochen Schluter for having identified all the minerals listed for this locality (Maurizio Dini).

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


8 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Aurichalcite
Formula: (Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
Reference: M. Dini & A.Molina Collections - analysed with quantitative and semi quantitative methods by Dr. Jochen Schluter (curator of Hamburg Mineral Museum)
Carbonatecyanotrichite
Formula: Cu4Al2(CO3,SO4)(OH)12 · 2H2O
Reference: M. Dini & A.Molina Collections - analysed with quantitative and semi quantitative methods by Dr. Jochen Schluter (curator of Hamburg Mineral Museum)
Hemimorphite
Formula: Zn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
Reference: M. Dini & A.Molina Collections - analysed with quantitative and semi quantitative methods by Dr. Jochen Schluter (curator of Hamburg Mineral Museum)
Orthoserpierite
Formula: Ca(Cu,Zn)4(SO4)2(OH)6 · 3H2O
Reference: maurizio dini - analysed with EDX, Pdf and microprobe (by dr. Jochen Scluter)
Rosasite
Formula: (Cu,Zn)2(CO3)(OH)2
Reference: M. Dini & A.Molina Collections - analysed with quantitative and semi quantitative methods by Dr. Jochen Schluter (curator of Hamburg Mineral Museum)
Schulenbergite
Formula: (Cu,Zn)7(SO4)2(OH)10 · 3H2O
Reference: M. Dini & A.Molina Collections - analysed with quantitative and semi quantitative methods by Dr. Jochen Schluter (curator of Hamburg Mineral Museum)
Serpierite
Formula: Ca(Cu,Zn)4(SO4)2(OH)6 · 3H2O
Reference: M. Dini & A.Molina Collections - analysed with quantitative and semi quantitative methods by Dr. Jochen Schluter (curator of Hamburg Mineral Museum)
Veszelyite
Formula: (Cu,Zn)2Zn(PO4)2 · 2H2O
Reference: M. Dini & A.Molina Collections - analysed with quantitative and semi quantitative methods by Dr. Jochen Schluter (curator of Hamburg Mineral Museum)

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Aurichalcite5.BA.15(Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
Rosasite5.BA.10(Cu,Zn)2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Carbonatecyanotrichite7.DE.10Cu4Al2(CO3,SO4)(OH)12 · 2H2O
Orthoserpierite7.DD.30Ca(Cu,Zn)4(SO4)2(OH)6 · 3H2O
Schulenbergite7.DD.80(Cu,Zn)7(SO4)2(OH)10 · 3H2O
Serpierite7.DD.30Ca(Cu,Zn)4(SO4)2(OH)6 · 3H2O
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Veszelyite8.DA.30(Cu,Zn)2Zn(PO4)2 · 2H2O
Group 9 - Silicates
Hemimorphite9.BD.10Zn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Rosasite16a.3.1.2(Cu,Zn)2(CO3)(OH)2
Aurichalcite16a.4.2.1(Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
Group 16b - HYDRATED CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Carbonatecyanotrichite16b.7.7.1Cu4Al2(CO3,SO4)(OH)12 · 2H2O
Group 31 - HYDRATED SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)m(XO4)pZq·xH2O, where m:p > 6:1
Schulenbergite31.1.6.1(Cu,Zn)7(SO4)2(OH)10 · 3H2O
(AB)5(XO4)2Zq·xH2O
Orthoserpierite31.6.7.1Ca(Cu,Zn)4(SO4)2(OH)6 · 3H2O
Serpierite31.6.2.1Ca(Cu,Zn)4(SO4)2(OH)6 · 3H2O
Group 42 - HYDRATED PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)3(XO4)Zq·xH2O
Veszelyite42.2.3.1(Cu,Zn)2Zn(PO4)2 · 2H2O
Group 56 - SOROSILICATES Si2O7 Groups, With Additional O, OH, F and H2O
Si2O7 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with cations in [4] coordination
Hemimorphite56.1.2.1Zn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H SerpieriteCa(Cu,Zn)4(SO4)2(OH)6 · 3H2O
H Rosasite(Cu,Zn)2(CO3)(OH)2
H Veszelyite(Cu,Zn)2Zn(PO4)2 · 2H2O
H CarbonatecyanotrichiteCu4Al2(CO3,SO4)(OH)12 · 2H2O
H Aurichalcite(Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
H Schulenbergite(Cu,Zn)7(SO4)2(OH)10 · 3H2O
H HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
H OrthoserpieriteCa(Cu,Zn)4(SO4)2(OH)6 · 3H2O
CCarbon
C Rosasite(Cu,Zn)2(CO3)(OH)2
C CarbonatecyanotrichiteCu4Al2(CO3,SO4)(OH)12 · 2H2O
C Aurichalcite(Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
OOxygen
O SerpieriteCa(Cu,Zn)4(SO4)2(OH)6 · 3H2O
O Rosasite(Cu,Zn)2(CO3)(OH)2
O Veszelyite(Cu,Zn)2Zn(PO4)2 · 2H2O
O CarbonatecyanotrichiteCu4Al2(CO3,SO4)(OH)12 · 2H2O
O Aurichalcite(Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
O Schulenbergite(Cu,Zn)7(SO4)2(OH)10 · 3H2O
O HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
O OrthoserpieriteCa(Cu,Zn)4(SO4)2(OH)6 · 3H2O
AlAluminium
Al CarbonatecyanotrichiteCu4Al2(CO3,SO4)(OH)12 · 2H2O
SiSilicon
Si HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
PPhosphorus
P Veszelyite(Cu,Zn)2Zn(PO4)2 · 2H2O
SSulfur
S SerpieriteCa(Cu,Zn)4(SO4)2(OH)6 · 3H2O
S Schulenbergite(Cu,Zn)7(SO4)2(OH)10 · 3H2O
S OrthoserpieriteCa(Cu,Zn)4(SO4)2(OH)6 · 3H2O
CaCalcium
Ca SerpieriteCa(Cu,Zn)4(SO4)2(OH)6 · 3H2O
Ca OrthoserpieriteCa(Cu,Zn)4(SO4)2(OH)6 · 3H2O
CuCopper
Cu SerpieriteCa(Cu,Zn)4(SO4)2(OH)6 · 3H2O
Cu Rosasite(Cu,Zn)2(CO3)(OH)2
Cu Veszelyite(Cu,Zn)2Zn(PO4)2 · 2H2O
Cu CarbonatecyanotrichiteCu4Al2(CO3,SO4)(OH)12 · 2H2O
Cu Aurichalcite(Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
Cu Schulenbergite(Cu,Zn)7(SO4)2(OH)10 · 3H2O
Cu OrthoserpieriteCa(Cu,Zn)4(SO4)2(OH)6 · 3H2O
ZnZinc
Zn SerpieriteCa(Cu,Zn)4(SO4)2(OH)6 · 3H2O
Zn Rosasite(Cu,Zn)2(CO3)(OH)2
Zn Aurichalcite(Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
Zn Schulenbergite(Cu,Zn)7(SO4)2(OH)10 · 3H2O
Zn HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
Zn OrthoserpieriteCa(Cu,Zn)4(SO4)2(OH)6 · 3H2O

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