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La Cotita mine, Inca de Oro, Copiapó Province, Atacama, Chilei
Regional Level Types
La Cotita mineMine
Inca de Oro- not defined -
Copiapó ProvinceProvince
AtacamaRegion
ChileCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
27° 29' 37'' South , 69° 52' 45'' West (est.)
Estimate based on other nearby localities or region boundaries.
Margin of Error:
~0km
Locality type:
Köppen climate type:
Name(s) in local language(s):
Mina La Cotita


La Cotita is a quarry near Inca de Oro town; zeolites and carbonate minerals hosted in a eruptive andesite rock.

Interestingly some nice Nekoite puff and acicular sprays where found, beside some Apophyllite mineral species (KF and KOH).

Ref.:

Dini, M.

Jenkins, Robert A., Dr.

(Special thanks to Dr. Uwe Kolitsch, for his work and analysis made during 2003-2004)
Note: M. Dini

Regions containing this locality

South America PlateTectonic Plate
South AmericaContinent

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


4 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Maurizio Dini & Robert Jenkins collections; material analysed by Dr. Uwe Kolitsch & Bob Jenkins
'Chabazite'
Reference: Maurizio Dini & Robert Jenkins collections; material analysed by Dr. Uwe Kolitsch & Bob Jenkins
Fluorapophyllite-(K)
Formula: KCa4(Si8O20)(F,OH) · 8H2O
Reference: Maurizio Dini & Robert Jenkins collections; material analysed by Dr. Uwe Kolitsch & Bob Jenkins
Hydroxyapophyllite-(K)
Formula: KCa4(Si8O20)(OH,F) · 8H2O
Reference: Maurizio Dini & Robert Jenkins collections; material analysed by Dr. Uwe Kolitsch & Bob Jenkins
Nekoite
Formula: Ca3Si6O15·7H2O
Reference: Maurizio Dini & Robert Jenkins collections; material analysed by Dr. Uwe Kolitsch & Bob Jenkins
'Stilbite subgroup'
Reference: Maurizio Dini & Robert Jenkins collections; material analysed by Dr. Uwe Kolitsch & Bob Jenkins

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Group 9 - Silicates
Fluorapophyllite-(K)9.EA.15KCa4(Si8O20)(F,OH) · 8H2O
Hydroxyapophyllite-(K)9.EA.15KCa4(Si8O20)(OH,F) · 8H2O
Nekoite9.EA.45Ca3Si6O15·7H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Chabazite'-
'Stilbite subgroup'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Group 72 - PHYLLOSILICATES Two-Dimensional Infinite Sheets with Other Than Six-Membered Rings
Two-Dimensional Infinite Sheets with Other Than Six-Membered Rings with 3-, 4-, or 5-membered rings and 8-membered rings
Fluorapophyllite-(K)72.3.1.1KCa4(Si8O20)(F,OH) · 8H2O
Nekoite72.3.2.7Ca3Si6O15·7H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Chabazite'-
Hydroxyapophyllite-(K)-KCa4(Si8O20)(OH,F) · 8H2O
'Stilbite subgroup'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H NekoiteCa3Si6O15·7H2O
H Fluorapophyllite-(K)KCa4(Si8O20)(F,OH) · 8H2O
H Hydroxyapophyllite-(K)KCa4(Si8O20)(OH,F) · 8H2O
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
OOxygen
O NekoiteCa3Si6O15·7H2O
O CalciteCaCO3
O Fluorapophyllite-(K)KCa4(Si8O20)(F,OH) · 8H2O
O Hydroxyapophyllite-(K)KCa4(Si8O20)(OH,F) · 8H2O
FFluorine
F Fluorapophyllite-(K)KCa4(Si8O20)(F,OH) · 8H2O
F Hydroxyapophyllite-(K)KCa4(Si8O20)(OH,F) · 8H2O
SiSilicon
Si NekoiteCa3Si6O15·7H2O
Si Fluorapophyllite-(K)KCa4(Si8O20)(F,OH) · 8H2O
Si Hydroxyapophyllite-(K)KCa4(Si8O20)(OH,F) · 8H2O
KPotassium
K Fluorapophyllite-(K)KCa4(Si8O20)(F,OH) · 8H2O
K Hydroxyapophyllite-(K)KCa4(Si8O20)(OH,F) · 8H2O
CaCalcium
Ca NekoiteCa3Si6O15·7H2O
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca Fluorapophyllite-(K)KCa4(Si8O20)(F,OH) · 8H2O
Ca Hydroxyapophyllite-(K)KCa4(Si8O20)(OH,F) · 8H2O

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