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Sofia Mine, Puquios district, Copiapó Province, Atacama, Chilei
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Sofia MineMine
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Copiapó ProvinceProvince
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Name(s) in local language(s):Mina Sofia
Location is approximate, estimate based on other nearby localities.
 
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 27° South , 70° West (est.)
Margin of Error:~10km
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:BWk : Cold desert climate


An old Cu-Au mine, exploited intensively during late 1800's to approximately 1940. It was an important source of ore during the age of the Chilean copper industry. Most common minerals were chalcopyrite, covelline and Pyrite, and possibly atacamite.

ref.:
Ruiz Fuller C.(1951); "Memorandum sobre la Mina Sofia, sector Puquois, Departamento de Copiapo; Enami, Chile.

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

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7 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Atacamite ?
Formula: Cu2(OH)3Cl
Reference: Maurizio Dini data from Sernageomin (Chilean National Mine Service); Scott Werschky personal comunications.
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: Maurizio Dini data from Sernageomin (Chilean National MIne Service); Scott Werschky personal comunications
Copper
Formula: Cu
Reference: Maurizio Dini data from Sernageomin (Chilean National MIne Service); Scott Werschky personal comunications
Covellite
Formula: CuS
Reference: Maurizio Dini data from Sernageomin (Chilean National MIne Service); Scott Werschky personal comunications
Cuprite
Formula: Cu2O
Reference: Maurizio Dini data from Sernageomin (Chilean National MIne Service); Scott Werschky personal comunications
Gold
Formula: Au
Reference: Maurizio Dini data from Sernageomin (Chilean National MIne Service); Scott Werschky personal comunications
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Maurizio Dini data from Sernageomin (Chilean National MIne Service); Scott Werschky personal comunications

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Copper1.AA.05Cu
Gold1.AA.05Au
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Covellite2.CA.05aCuS
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Group 3 - Halides
Atacamite ?3.DA.10aCu2(OH)3Cl
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Cuprite4.AA.10Cu2O

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Metals, other than the Platinum Group
Copper1.1.1.3Cu
Gold1.1.1.1Au
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Covellite2.8.12.1CuS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X
Cuprite4.1.1.1Cu2O
Group 10 - OXYHALIDES AND HYDROXYHALIDES
A2(O,OH)3Xq
Atacamite ?10.1.1.1Cu2(OH)3Cl

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H AtacamiteCu2(OH)3Cl
OOxygen
O CupriteCu2O
O AtacamiteCu2(OH)3Cl
SSulfur
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S CovelliteCuS
S PyriteFeS2
ClChlorine
Cl AtacamiteCu2(OH)3Cl
FeIron
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe PyriteFeS2
CuCopper
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu CovelliteCuS
Cu CopperCu
Cu CupriteCu2O
Cu AtacamiteCu2(OH)3Cl
AuGold
Au GoldAu

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