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Quebrada Grande, Guanacaste Province, Costa Ricai
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Guanacaste ProvinceProvince
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 10° 50' 38'' North , 85° 29' 32'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 10.84405,-85.49233
GeoHash:G#: d1gjww47h
Köppen climate type:Aw : Tropical savanna, wet
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Liberia45,380 (2016)24.0km
La Cruz4,319 (2018)29.8km
Fortuna1,774 (2018)37.1km
Cárdenas1,204 (2018)39.2km
Sardinal3,267 (2018)40.1km


Zeolites found in slide area along the road and in boulders eroded from conglomerate in the creek.

Regions containing this locality

Caribbean PlateTectonic Plate
Central AmericaRegion

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


5 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Analcime
Formula: Na(AlSi2O6) · H2O
Habit: trapazohedra to 4mm in diameter
Colour: colorless
Reference: Tschernich, R. (1992): Zeolites of the World, p.52,255,323,415,458,494; Micro Probe Vol. 7 No. 7 Spring 1993
'Apophyllite'
Reference: Tschernich, R. (1992): Zeolites of the World, p.52,255,323,458
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Tschernich, R. (1992): Zeolites of the World, p.52,255,323,415,458,494; Micro Probe Vol. 7 No. 7 Spring 1993
'Chabazite'
Habit: phacolite
Colour: colorless
Reference: Tschernich, R. (1992): Zeolites of the World, p.52,255,323,415,458,494; Micro Probe Vol. 7 No. 7 Spring 1993
'Chabazite var: Phacolite'
Reference: Tschernich, R. (1992): Zeolites of the World, p.323
Cowlesite
Formula: CaAl2Si3O10 · 6H2O
Reference: Micro Probe Vol. 7 No. 7 Spring 1993
'Heulandite subgroup'
Habit: tabular crystals to 4mm
Colour: colorless
Reference: Tschernich, R. (1992): Zeolites of the World, p.52,255,415,458,494; Micro Probe Vol. 7 No. 7 Spring 1993
'Lévyne'
Reference: Micro Probe Volume VII Number 7 Spring 1993
Mesolite
Formula: Na2Ca2Si9Al6O30 · 8H2O
Habit: thin needles
Colour: colorless
Reference: Tschernich, R. (1992): Zeolites of the World, p.52,255,323,458; Micro Probe Vol. 7 No. 7 Spring 1993
'Phillipsite'
Habit: bocky morvenite twins up to 12mm long
Colour: colorless to milky white
Reference: Tschernich, R. (1992): Zeolites of the World, p.52,323,415,458,494; Micro Probe Vol. 7 No. 7 Spring 1993
'Stilbite subgroup'
Reference: Tschernich, R. (1992): Zeolites of the World, p.52,255,323,458; Micro Probe Vol. 7 No. 7 Spring 1993
Thomsonite-Ca
Formula: NaCa2[Al5Si5O20] · 6H2O
Habit: coarse blades forming smooth surfaced radial groups
Colour: colorless, lustrous
Reference: Tschernich, R. (1992): Zeolites of the World, p.415,458,494; Micro Probe Vol. 7 No. 7 Spring 1993

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Group 9 - Silicates
Analcime9.GB.05Na(AlSi2O6) · H2O
Cowlesite9.GG.05CaAl2Si3O10 · 6H2O
Mesolite9.GA.05Na2Ca2Si9Al6O30 · 8H2O
Thomsonite-Ca9.GA.10NaCa2[Al5Si5O20] · 6H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Apophyllite'-
'Chabazite'-
'var: Phacolite'-
'Heulandite subgroup'-
'Lévyne'-
'Phillipsite'-
'Stilbite subgroup'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Group 77 - TECTOSILICATES Zeolites
Zeolite group - True zeolites
Analcime77.1.1.1Na(AlSi2O6) · H2O
Cowlesite77.1.5.8CaAl2Si3O10 · 6H2O
'Lévyne'77.1.2.8
Mesolite77.1.5.4Na2Ca2Si9Al6O30 · 8H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Apophyllite'-
'Chabazite'-
'var: Phacolite'-
'Heulandite subgroup'-
'Phillipsite'-
'Stilbite subgroup'-
Thomsonite-Ca-NaCa2[Al5Si5O20] · 6H2O

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H AnalcimeNa(AlSi2O6) · H2O
H MesoliteNa2Ca2Si9Al6O30 · 8H2O
H Thomsonite-CaNaCa2[Al5Si5O20] · 6H2O
H CowlesiteCaAl2Si3O10 · 6H2O
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
OOxygen
O AnalcimeNa(AlSi2O6) · H2O
O MesoliteNa2Ca2Si9Al6O30 · 8H2O
O CalciteCaCO3
O Thomsonite-CaNaCa2[Al5Si5O20] · 6H2O
O CowlesiteCaAl2Si3O10 · 6H2O
NaSodium
Na AnalcimeNa(AlSi2O6) · H2O
Na MesoliteNa2Ca2Si9Al6O30 · 8H2O
Na Thomsonite-CaNaCa2[Al5Si5O20] · 6H2O
AlAluminium
Al AnalcimeNa(AlSi2O6) · H2O
Al MesoliteNa2Ca2Si9Al6O30 · 8H2O
Al Thomsonite-CaNaCa2[Al5Si5O20] · 6H2O
Al CowlesiteCaAl2Si3O10 · 6H2O
SiSilicon
Si AnalcimeNa(AlSi2O6) · H2O
Si MesoliteNa2Ca2Si9Al6O30 · 8H2O
Si Thomsonite-CaNaCa2[Al5Si5O20] · 6H2O
Si CowlesiteCaAl2Si3O10 · 6H2O
CaCalcium
Ca MesoliteNa2Ca2Si9Al6O30 · 8H2O
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca Thomsonite-CaNaCa2[Al5Si5O20] · 6H2O
Ca CowlesiteCaAl2Si3O10 · 6H2O

Regional Geology

This geological map and associated information on rock units at or nearby to the coordinates given for this locality is based on relatively small scale geological maps provided by various national Geological Surveys. This does not necessarily represent the complete geology at this locality but it gives a background for the region in which it is found.

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Miocene
5.333 - 23.03 Ma



ID: 3188297
Cenozoic volcanic rocks

Age: Miocene (5.333 - 23.03 Ma)

Lithology: Intermediate-felsic volcanic rocks

Reference: Chorlton, L.B. Generalized geology of the world: bedrock domains and major faults in GIS format: a small-scale world geology map with an extended geological attribute database. doi: 10.4095/223767. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 5529. [154]

Data and map coding provided by Macrostrat.org, used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License

References

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Tschernich, R. (1992) Zeolites of the World: 52, 255, 323, 415, 458, 494.
Tschernich, R. (1993) Micro Probe, 7(7).


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