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Salinas de Garci Mendoza, Cabrera Province, Oruro, Boliviai
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Salinas de Garci Mendoza- not defined -
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OruroDepartment
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Minor Pb-Zn-Ag mining district in the Serranía Intersalar, the 80km-long mountain range that separates the two great salt flats of Salar de Uyuni from the Salar de Coipasa.

Regions containing this locality

South AmericaContinent
Altiplano PlateTectonic Plate

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List

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

27 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Acanthite
Formula: Ag2S
Reference: USGS Bulletin # 1975, p. 248.
Alunite
Formula: KAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
Reference: Osvaldo R. Arce Burgoa (2007) Guia a los Yacimientos Metaliferos de Bolivia. (Minera San Cristobal S.A. & Empresa Minera Unificada S.A., La Paz)
Ankerite
Formula: Ca(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Reference: USGS Bulletin #1975 (1992)
Azurite
Formula: Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Baryte
Formula: BaSO4
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Description: Coralloidal algal deposits of Pleistocene Lake Minchin.
Reference: Alfredo Petrov (field trip, 23-08-2006)
Celadonite
Formula: K(Mg,Fe2+)Fe3+(Si4O10)(OH)2
Description: Filling amygdules in country rock.
Reference: Alfredo Petrov (field trip, 23-08-2006)
Cerussite
Formula: PbCO3
Reference: USGS Bulletin # 1975, p. 248.
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Chlorargyrite
Formula: AgCl
Reference: USGS Bulletin # 1975, p. 248.
'Chlorite Group'
'Clays'
Covellite
Formula: CuS
Reference: USGS Bulletin # 1975, p. 248.
Dolomite ?
Formula: CaMg(CO3)2
Reference: USGS Bulletin # 1975, p. 150 & 248 (1992)
Enargite
Formula: Cu3AsS4
Reference: USGS Bulletin # 1975, p. 248.
Freibergite
Formula: (Ag,Cu,◻)10Fe2+2Sb4S12
Reference: USGS Bulletin # 1975, p. 248.
Galena
Formula: PbS
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Hematite var: Specularite
Formula: Fe2O3
Reference: USGS Bulletin # 1975, p. 248.
Jarosite
Formula: KFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Reference: USGS Bulletin # 1975, p. 248.
Leucoxene
Reference: USGS Bulletin # 1975, p. 150 & 248 (1992)
'Limonite'
Formula: (Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
'Manganese Oxides'
Reference: USGS Bulletin # 1975, p. 150 & 248 (1992)
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: USGS Bulletin # 1975, p. 150 & 248 (1992)
Muscovite var: Sericite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: USGS Bulletin # 1975, p. 150 & 248 (1992)
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Localities: Reported from at least 6 localities in this region.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Quartz var: Amethyst
Formula: SiO2
Reference: USGS Bulletin #1975 (1992)
Siderite
Formula: FeCO3
Reference: USGS Bulletin # 1975, p. 150 & 248 (1992)
'Silica'
Reference: USGS Bulletin # 1975, p. 150 & 248 (1992)
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Stephanite
Formula: Ag5SbS4
Reference: USGS Bulletin # 1975, p. 248.
Sulphur
Formula: S8
Reference: USGS Bulletin # 1975, p. 150 & 248 (1992)
Tetrahedrite
Formula: Cu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2Sb4S12S
Reference: USGS Bulletin # 1975, p. 248.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Sulphur1.CC.05S8
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Acanthite2.BA.35Ag2S
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Covellite2.CA.05aCuS
Enargite2.KA.05Cu3AsS4
Freibergite2.GB.05(Ag,Cu,◻)10Fe2+2Sb4S12
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Stephanite2.GB.10Ag5SbS4
Tetrahedrite2.GB.05Cu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2Sb4S12S
Group 3 - Halides
Chlorargyrite3.AA.15AgCl
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Hematite4.CB.05Fe2O3
var: Specularite4.CB.05Fe2O3
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
var: Amethyst4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Ankerite5.AB.10Ca(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Azurite5.BA.05Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Cerussite5.AB.15PbCO3
Dolomite ?5.AB.10CaMg(CO3)2
Malachite5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Siderite5.AB.05FeCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Alunite7.BC.10KAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
Baryte7.AD.35BaSO4
Jarosite7.BC.10KFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Group 9 - Silicates
Celadonite9.EC.15K(Mg,Fe2+)Fe3+(Si4O10)(OH)2
Muscovite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
var: Sericite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Chlorite Group'-
'Clays'-
Leucoxene-
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
'Manganese Oxides'-
'Silica'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Semi-metals and non-metals
Sulphur1.3.5.1S8
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:1
Acanthite2.4.1.1Ag2S
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Covellite2.8.12.1CuS
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 3 - SULFOSALTS
ø = 4
Enargite3.2.1.1Cu3AsS4
Stephanite3.2.4.1Ag5SbS4
3 <ø < 4
Freibergite3.3.6.3(Ag,Cu,◻)10Fe2+2Sb4S12
Tetrahedrite3.3.6.1Cu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2Sb4S12S
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX
Chlorargyrite9.1.4.1AgCl
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Cerussite14.1.3.4PbCO3
Siderite14.1.1.3FeCO3
AB(XO3)2
Ankerite14.2.1.2Ca(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Dolomite ?14.2.1.1CaMg(CO3)2
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Azurite16a.2.1.1Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Malachite16a.3.1.1Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Baryte28.3.1.1BaSO4
Group 30 - ANHYDROUS SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)2(XO4)Zq
Alunite30.2.4.1KAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
Jarosite30.2.5.1KFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Celadonite71.2.2a.6K(Mg,Fe2+)Fe3+(Si4O10)(OH)2
Muscovite71.2.2a.1KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Chlorite Group'-
'Clays'-
Hematite
var: Specularite
-Fe2O3
Leucoxene-
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
'Manganese Oxides'-
Muscovite
var: Sericite
-KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Quartz
var: Amethyst
-SiO2
'Silica'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H CeladoniteK(Mg,Fe2+)Fe3+(Si4O10)(OH)2
H AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
H JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
H Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
H AluniteKAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
H Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CCarbon
C AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
C CalciteCaCO3
C AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
C CerussitePbCO3
C SideriteFeCO3
C DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
OOxygen
O QuartzSiO2
O AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
O Quartz (var: Amethyst)SiO2
O CeladoniteK(Mg,Fe2+)Fe3+(Si4O10)(OH)2
O CalciteCaCO3
O AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
O BaryteBaSO4
O CerussitePbCO3
O JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
O Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
O Hematite (var: Specularite)Fe2O3
O AluniteKAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
O SideriteFeCO3
O HematiteFe2O3
O Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
MgMagnesium
Mg AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Mg CeladoniteK(Mg,Fe2+)Fe3+(Si4O10)(OH)2
Mg DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
AlAluminium
Al AluniteKAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
Al Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
Si Quartz (var: Amethyst)SiO2
Si CeladoniteK(Mg,Fe2+)Fe3+(Si4O10)(OH)2
Si Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
SSulfur
S SphaleriteZnS
S GalenaPbS
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S PyriteFeS2
S EnargiteCu3AsS4
S TetrahedriteCu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2Sb4S12S
S BaryteBaSO4
S Freibergite(Ag,Cu,◻)10Fe22+Sb4S12
S AcanthiteAg2S
S StephaniteAg5SbS4
S CovelliteCuS
S JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
S AluniteKAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
S SulphurS8
ClChlorine
Cl ChlorargyriteAgCl
KPotassium
K CeladoniteK(Mg,Fe2+)Fe3+(Si4O10)(OH)2
K JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
K AluniteKAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
K Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CaCalcium
Ca AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
FeIron
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Fe CeladoniteK(Mg,Fe2+)Fe3+(Si4O10)(OH)2
Fe TetrahedriteCu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2Sb4S12S
Fe Freibergite(Ag,Cu,◻)10Fe22+Sb4S12
Fe JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Fe Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Fe Hematite (var: Specularite)Fe2O3
Fe SideriteFeCO3
Fe HematiteFe2O3
CuCopper
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu EnargiteCu3AsS4
Cu TetrahedriteCu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2Sb4S12S
Cu AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
Cu Freibergite(Ag,Cu,◻)10Fe22+Sb4S12
Cu CovelliteCuS
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
Zn TetrahedriteCu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2Sb4S12S
AsArsenic
As EnargiteCu3AsS4
AgSilver
Ag Freibergite(Ag,Cu,◻)10Fe22+Sb4S12
Ag AcanthiteAg2S
Ag StephaniteAg5SbS4
Ag ChlorargyriteAgCl
SbAntimony
Sb TetrahedriteCu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2Sb4S12S
Sb Freibergite(Ag,Cu,◻)10Fe22+Sb4S12
Sb StephaniteAg5SbS4
BaBarium
Ba BaryteBaSO4
PbLead
Pb GalenaPbS
Pb CerussitePbCO3

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