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Santo Domingo mine, Gatico District, Tocopilla Province, Antofagasta Region, Chile

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Location is approximate, estimate based on other nearby localities.
 
Latitude & Longitude: 23° South , 69° West (est.)
Margin of Error:~324km
Locality type:Mine
Name(s) in local language(s):Mina Santo Domingo


The Santo Domingo mine is an old Cu mine that is still active.
Copper ore is hosted in andesite, dacite and porphyric rocks.
Interestingly this area gave nice connellite radial micro crystals embedded in atacamite (pseudomorph?).

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

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7 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Agardite-(Y)
Formula: YCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2O
Reference: Sample analysed by Dr. Jochen Schluter (Hamburg University), Germany.s
Atacamite
Formula: Cu2(OH)3Cl
Reference: maurizio Dini & Arturo Molina collctions- analysed by EDX & PDF (by dr. Jochen Scluter)
Botallackite
Formula: Cu2(OH)3Cl
Reference: maurizio Dini & Arturo Molina collctions- analysed by EDX & PDF (by dr. Jochen Scluter)
Connellite
Formula: Cu19(SO4)(OH)32Cl4 · 3H2O
Reference: maurizio Dini & Arturo Molina collctions- analysed by EDX & PDF (by dr. Jochen Scluter)
Cumengeite
Formula: Pb21Cu20Cl42(OH)40 · 6H2O
Reference: Sample analysed by Dr. Jochen Schluter (Hamburg University), Germany.
Cuprite
Formula: Cu2O
Reference: maurizio Dini & Arturo Molina collctions- analysed by EDX & PDF (by dr. Jochen Scluter)
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Reference: maurizio Dini & Arturo Molina collctions- analysed by EDX & PDF (by dr. Jochen Scluter)

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 3 - Halides
'Atacamite'3.DA.10aCu2(OH)3Cl
'Botallackite'3.DA.10bCu2(OH)3Cl
'Connellite'3.DA.25Cu19(SO4)(OH)32Cl4 · 3H2O
'Cumengeite'3.DB.20Pb21Cu20Cl42(OH)40 · 6H2O
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
'Cuprite'4.AA.10Cu2O
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
'Malachite'5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
'Agardite-(Y)'8.DL.15YCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2O

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X
Cuprite4.1.1.1Cu2O
Group 10 - OXYHALIDES AND HYDROXYHALIDES
A2(O,OH)3Xq
Atacamite10.1.1.1Cu2(OH)3Cl
Botallackite10.1.3.1Cu2(OH)3Cl
AmBn(O,OH)pXq
Cumengeite10.6.7.1Pb21Cu20Cl42(OH)40 · 6H2O
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Malachite16a.3.1.1Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 31 - HYDRATED SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)m(XO4)pZq·xH2O, where m:p > 6:1
Connellite31.1.1.1Cu19(SO4)(OH)32Cl4 · 3H2O
Group 42 - HYDRATED PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)7(XO4)3Zq·xH2O
Agardite-(Y)42.5.1.2YCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2O

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Agardite-(Y)YCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2O
H AtacamiteCu2(OH)3Cl
H BotallackiteCu2(OH)3Cl
H ConnelliteCu19(SO4)(OH)32Cl4 · 3H2O
H CumengeitePb21Cu20Cl42(OH)40 · 6H2O
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
CCarbon
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
OOxygen
O Agardite-(Y)YCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2O
O AtacamiteCu2(OH)3Cl
O BotallackiteCu2(OH)3Cl
O ConnelliteCu19(SO4)(OH)32Cl4 · 3H2O
O CumengeitePb21Cu20Cl42(OH)40 · 6H2O
O CupriteCu2O
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
SSulfur
S ConnelliteCu19(SO4)(OH)32Cl4 · 3H2O
ClChlorine
Cl AtacamiteCu2(OH)3Cl
Cl BotallackiteCu2(OH)3Cl
Cl ConnelliteCu19(SO4)(OH)32Cl4 · 3H2O
Cl CumengeitePb21Cu20Cl42(OH)40 · 6H2O
CuCopper
Cu Agardite-(Y)YCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2O
Cu AtacamiteCu2(OH)3Cl
Cu BotallackiteCu2(OH)3Cl
Cu ConnelliteCu19(SO4)(OH)32Cl4 · 3H2O
Cu CumengeitePb21Cu20Cl42(OH)40 · 6H2O
Cu CupriteCu2O
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
AsArsenic
As Agardite-(Y)YCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2O
YYttrium
Y Agardite-(Y)YCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2O
PbLead
Pb CumengeitePb21Cu20Cl42(OH)40 · 6H2O

References

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Mortimer, C., Saric, N., Cáceres, R. (1971): "Apuntes sobre algunas minas de la región costera en la provincia de Tarapacá"; IIG: Iquique, Chile.
Maurizio Dini (with special thanks Dr. Jochen Schlüter (curator of Hamburg Mineral Museum, Germany), for the identification of the minerals from this locality)


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