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La Azul quarry, Sierra del Combo, Copiapó Province, Atacama, Chilei
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La Azul quarryQuarry
Sierra del ComboSierra
Copiapó ProvinceProvince
AtacamaRegion
ChileCountry

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Name(s) in local language(s):La Azul
Location is approximate, estimate based on other nearby localities.
 
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 27° South , 70° West (est.)
Margin of Error:~10km
Locality type:Quarry
Köppen climate type:BWk : Cold desert climate


A small quarry worked for lazulite during second half of the 1900's until ca. 1980. The only lazulite deposit officially known in Chile.

Ref.:
Vila T. (1953); "El yacimiento de Lauzilita de la Sierra el Combo, Copiapó".

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

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3 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Vila T. (1953); "El yacimiento de Lauzilita de la Sierra el Combo, Copiapó".
Lazulite
Formula: MgAl2(PO4)2(OH)2
Reference: Vila T. (1953); "El yacimiento de Lauzilita de la Sierra el Combo, Copiapó".
Magnesite
Formula: MgCO3
Reference: Vila T. (1953); "El yacimiento de Lauzilita de la Sierra el Combo, Copiapó".

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Magnesite5.AB.05MgCO3
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Lazulite8.BB.40MgAl2(PO4)2(OH)2

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Magnesite14.1.1.2MgCO3
Group 41 - ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)3(XO4)2Zq
Lazulite41.10.1.1MgAl2(PO4)2(OH)2

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H LazuliteMgAl2(PO4)2(OH)2
CCarbon
C MagnesiteMgCO3
C CalciteCaCO3
OOxygen
O LazuliteMgAl2(PO4)2(OH)2
O MagnesiteMgCO3
O CalciteCaCO3
MgMagnesium
Mg LazuliteMgAl2(PO4)2(OH)2
Mg MagnesiteMgCO3
AlAluminium
Al LazuliteMgAl2(PO4)2(OH)2
PPhosphorus
P LazuliteMgAl2(PO4)2(OH)2
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3

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