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Marte Mine, Copiapó, Copiapó Province, Atacama, Chilei
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27° 10' 19'' South , 69° 1' 12'' West
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Gold-rich porphyry copper deposit, worked from an open cast which is now abandoned. The orebody was formed during the Miocene period, and the economic ore is hosted in pyroclastic tuffs, dacite and diorite-andesite rocks.

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Standard Detailed Gallery Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


30 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Alunite
Formula: KAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
Reference: Sernageomin database 2005;Stgo de Chile; Vila, T., Sillitoe, R.H., Betzhold, J., and Viteri, E. (1991): Economic Geology 86(5), 1271-1286.
Baryte
Formula: BaSO4
Reference: Vila, T., Sillitoe, R.H., Betzhold, J., and Viteri, E. (1991): Economic Geology 86(5), 1271-1286.
'Biotite'
Formula: K(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
Reference: Sernageomin database 2005;Stgo de Chile; Vila, T., Sillitoe, R.H., Betzhold, J., and Viteri, E. (1991): Economic Geology 86(5), 1271-1286.
Bismuthinite
Formula: Bi2S3
Reference: Sernageomin database 2005;Stgo de Chile
Bornite
Formula: Cu5FeS4
Reference: Sernageomin database 2005;Stgo de Chile; Vila, T., Sillitoe, R.H., Betzhold, J., and Viteri, E. (1991): Economic Geology 86(5), 1271-1286.
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Vila, T., Sillitoe, R.H., Betzhold, J., and Viteri, E. (1991): Economic Geology 86(5), 1271-1286.
Chalcanthite
Formula: CuSO4 · 5H2O
Reference: Economic Geology 86(5), 1271-1286.
Chalcocite
Formula: Cu2S
Reference: Sernageomin database 2005;Stgo de Chile
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: Sernageomin database 2005;Stgo de Chile; Vila, T., Sillitoe, R.H., Betzhold, J., and Viteri, E. (1991): Economic Geology 86(5), 1271-1286.
'Chlorite Group'
Reference: Sernageomin database 2005;Stgo de Chile; Vila, T., Sillitoe, R.H., Betzhold, J., and Viteri, E. (1991): Economic Geology 86(5), 1271-1286.
Cinnabar
Formula: HgS
Reference: Sernageomin database 2005;Stgo de Chile
Covellite
Formula: CuS
Reference: Sernageomin database 2005;Stgo de Chile
Digenite
Formula: Cu9S5
Reference: Sernageomin database 2005;Stgo de Chile
'Electrum'
Formula: (Au,Ag)
Reference: Sernageomin database 2005;Stgo de Chile
Enargite
Formula: Cu3AsS4
Reference: Sernageomin database 2005;Stgo de Chile; Vila, T., Sillitoe, R.H., Betzhold, J., and Viteri, E. (1991): Economic Geology 86(5), 1271-1286.
'Feldspar Group'
Reference: Sernageomin database 2005;Stgo de Chile
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: Sernageomin database 2005;Stgo de Chile
Gold
Formula: Au
Reference: Vila, T., Sillitoe, R.H., Betzhold, J., and Viteri, E. (1991): Economic Geology 86(5), 1271-1286.
Gypsum
Formula: CaSO4 · 2H2O
Reference: Vila, T., Sillitoe, R.H., Betzhold, J., and Viteri, E. (1991): Economic Geology 86(5), 1271-1286.
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Reference: Sernageomin database 2005;Stgo de Chile; Vila, T., Sillitoe, R.H., Betzhold, J., and Viteri, E. (1991): Economic Geology 86(5), 1271-1286.
Jarosite
Formula: KFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Reference: Vila, T., Sillitoe, R.H., Betzhold, J., and Viteri, E. (1991): Economic Geology 86(5), 1271-1286.
Kaolinite
Formula: Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Reference: Sernageomin database 2005;Stgo de Chile
Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Reference: Vila, T., Sillitoe, R.H., Betzhold, J., and Viteri, E. (1991): Economic Geology 86(5), 1271-1286.
Melanterite
Formula: Fe2+(H2O)6SO4 · H2O
Reference: Economic Geology 86(5), 1271-1286.
Mercury
Formula: Hg
Reference: Sernageomin database 2005;Stgo de Chile
Molybdenite
Formula: MoS2
Reference: Sernageomin database 2005;Stgo de Chile; Vila, T., Sillitoe, R.H., Betzhold, J., and Viteri, E. (1991): Economic Geology 86(5), 1271-1286.
Montmorillonite
Formula: (Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Reference: Sernageomin database 2005;Stgo de Chile
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Sernageomin database 2005;Stgo de Chile; Vila, T., Sillitoe, R.H., Betzhold, J., and Viteri, E. (1991): Economic Geology 86(5), 1271-1286.
Muscovite var:
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Sernageomin database 2005;Stgo de Chile; Vila, T., Sillitoe, R.H., Betzhold, J., and Viteri, E. (1991): Economic Geology 86(5), 1271-1286.
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Sernageomin database 2005;Stgo de Chile; Vila, T., Sillitoe, R.H., Betzhold, J., and Viteri, E. (1991): Economic Geology 86(5), 1271-1286.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Sernageomin database 2005;Stgo de Chile; Vila, T., Sillitoe, R.H., Betzhold, J., and Viteri, E. (1991): Economic Geology 86(5), 1271-1286.
Quartz var:
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Vila, T., Sillitoe, R.H., Betzhold, J., and Viteri, E. (1991): Economic Geology 86(5), 1271-1286.
Quartz var:
Reference: Sernageomin database 2005;Stgo de Chile
Rutile
Formula: TiO2
Reference: Sernageomin database 2005;Stgo de Chile
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: Sernageomin database 2005;Stgo de Chile
Sulphur
Formula: S8
Reference: Sernageomin database 2005;Stgo de Chile; Vila, T., Sillitoe, R.H., Betzhold, J., and Viteri, E. (1991): Economic Geology 86(5), 1271-1286.
Sylvanite
Formula: (Au,Ag)2Te4
Reference: Sernageomin database 2005;Stgo de Chile
'Tennantite'
Formula: Cu6(Cu4X2)As4S12S
Reference: Sernageomin database 2005;Stgo de Chile; Vila, T., Sillitoe, R.H., Betzhold, J., and Viteri, E. (1991): Economic Geology 86(5), 1271-1286.
'Tetrahedrite'
Formula: Cu6(Cu4X2)Sb4S13
Reference: Sernageomin database 2005;Stgo de Chile
'Tourmaline'
Formula: A(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
Reference: Sernageomin database 2005;Stgo de Chile; Vila, T., Sillitoe, R.H., Betzhold, J., and Viteri, E. (1991): Economic Geology 86(5), 1271-1286.

Gallery:

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
'Electrum'1.AA.05(Au,Ag)
Gold1.AA.05Au
Mercury1.AD.05Hg
Sulphur1.CC.05S8
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Bismuthinite2.DB.05Bi2S3
Bornite2.BA.15Cu5FeS4
Chalcocite2.BA.05Cu2S
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Cinnabar2.CD.15aHgS
Covellite2.CA.05aCuS
Digenite2.BA.10Cu9S5
Enargite2.KA.05Cu3AsS4
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Molybdenite2.EA.30MoS2
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Sylvanite2.EA.05(Au,Ag)2Te4
'Tennantite'2.GB.05Cu6(Cu4X2)As4S12S
'Tetrahedrite'2.GB.05Cu6(Cu4X2)Sb4S13
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Hematite4.CB.05Fe2O3
Magnetite4.BB.05Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
var: Chalcedony4.DA.05SiO2
var: Jasper4.DA.05SiO2
Rutile4.DB.05TiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Alunite7.BC.10KAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
Baryte7.AD.35BaSO4
Chalcanthite7.CB.20CuSO4 · 5H2O
Gypsum7.CD.40CaSO4 · 2H2O
Jarosite7.BC.10KFe3+3(SO4)2(OH)6
Melanterite7.CB.35Fe2+(H2O)6SO4 · H2O
Group 9 - Silicates
Kaolinite9.ED.05Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Montmorillonite9.EC.40(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Muscovite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
var: Sericite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Biotite'-K(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
'Chlorite Group'-
'Feldspar Group'-
'Tourmaline'-A(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Metals, other than the Platinum Group
Gold1.1.1.1Au
Mercury1.1.7.1Hg
Semi-metals and non-metals
Sulphur1.3.5.1S8
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:1
Chalcocite2.4.7.1Cu2S
Digenite2.4.7.3Cu9S5
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 3:2
Bornite2.5.2.1Cu5FeS4
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Cinnabar2.8.14.1HgS
Covellite2.8.12.1CuS
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:3
Bismuthinite2.11.2.3Bi2S3
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Molybdenite2.12.10.1MoS2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Sylvanite2.12.13.3(Au,Ag)2Te4
Group 3 - SULFOSALTS
ø = 4
Enargite3.2.1.1Cu3AsS4
3 <ø < 4
'Tennantite'3.3.6.2Cu6(Cu4X2)As4S12S
'Tetrahedrite'3.3.6.1Cu6(Cu4X2)Sb4S13
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
AX2
Rutile4.4.1.1TiO2
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Magnetite7.2.2.3Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Baryte28.3.1.1BaSO4
Group 29 - HYDRATED ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4·xH2O
Chalcanthite29.6.7.1CuSO4 · 5H2O
Gypsum29.6.3.1CaSO4 · 2H2O
Melanterite29.6.10.1Fe2+(H2O)6SO4 · H2O
Group 30 - ANHYDROUS SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)2(XO4)Zq
Alunite30.2.4.1KAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
Jarosite30.2.5.1KFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Muscovite71.2.2a.1KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 clays
Montmorillonite71.3.1a.2(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Biotite'-K(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
'Chlorite Group'-
'Electrum'-(Au,Ag)
'Feldspar Group'-
Kaolinite-Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Muscovite
var: Sericite
-KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Quartz
var: Chalcedony
-SiO2
var: Jasper-SiO2
'Tourmaline'-A(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
H Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
H Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
H AluniteKAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
H GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
H JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
H MelanteriteFe2+(H2O)6SO4 · H2O
H ChalcanthiteCuSO4 · 5H2O
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
BBoron
B TourmalineA(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
OOxygen
O HematiteFe2O3
O BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
O QuartzSiO2
O Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
O Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
O TourmalineA(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
O RutileTiO2
O AluniteKAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
O MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
O GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
O CalciteCaCO3
O Quartz (var: Chalcedony)SiO2
O BaryteBaSO4
O JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
O MelanteriteFe2+(H2O)6SO4 · H2O
O ChalcanthiteCuSO4 · 5H2O
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
FFluorine
F BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
NaSodium
Na Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
MgMagnesium
Mg BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
Mg Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
AlAluminium
Al BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
Al Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Al Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Al AluniteKAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
SiSilicon
Si BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
Si QuartzSiO2
Si Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Si Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Si TourmalineA(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
Si Quartz (var: Chalcedony)SiO2
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
SSulfur
S MolybdeniteMoS2
S PyriteFeS2
S BismuthiniteBi2S3
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S BorniteCu5FeS4
S GalenaPbS
S CovelliteCuS
S DigeniteCu9S5
S ChalcociteCu2S
S EnargiteCu3AsS4
S SphaleriteZnS
S TetrahedriteCu6(Cu4X2)Sb4S13
S TennantiteCu6(Cu4X2)As4S12S
S CinnabarHgS
S SulphurS8
S AluniteKAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
S GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
S BaryteBaSO4
S JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
S MelanteriteFe2+(H2O)6SO4 · H2O
S ChalcanthiteCuSO4 · 5H2O
KPotassium
K BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
K Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
K AluniteKAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
K JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CaCalcium
Ca Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Ca GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
Ca CalciteCaCO3
TiTitanium
Ti RutileTiO2
FeIron
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe BorniteCu5FeS4
Fe HematiteFe2O3
Fe BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
Fe MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
Fe JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Fe MelanteriteFe2+(H2O)6SO4 · H2O
CuCopper
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu BorniteCu5FeS4
Cu CovelliteCuS
Cu DigeniteCu9S5
Cu ChalcociteCu2S
Cu EnargiteCu3AsS4
Cu TetrahedriteCu6(Cu4X2)Sb4S13
Cu TennantiteCu6(Cu4X2)As4S12S
Cu ChalcanthiteCuSO4 · 5H2O
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
AsArsenic
As EnargiteCu3AsS4
As TennantiteCu6(Cu4X2)As4S12S
MoMolybdenum
Mo MolybdeniteMoS2
AgSilver
Ag Electrum(Au,Ag)
Ag Sylvanite(Au,Ag)2Te4
SbAntimony
Sb TetrahedriteCu6(Cu4X2)Sb4S13
TeTellurium
Te Sylvanite(Au,Ag)2Te4
BaBarium
Ba BaryteBaSO4
AuGold
Au Electrum(Au,Ag)
Au Sylvanite(Au,Ag)2Te4
Au GoldAu
HgMercury
Hg CinnabarHgS
Hg MercuryHg
PbLead
Pb GalenaPbS
BiBismuth
Bi BismuthiniteBi2S3

References

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Vila, T., Sillitoe, R.H., Betzhold, J., and Viteri, E. (1991): The porphyry gold deposit at Marte, northern Chile. Economic Geology 86(5), 1271-1286.
Sernageomin (Chilean National Agency for Geology and Mines), Santiago de Chile, 2005
Maksaev, V., Townley, B., Palacios, C., and Camus, F. (2007): Metallic ore deposits. In: Moreno, T., and Gibbons, W. (editors): The Geology of Chile. The Geological Society (London), pp. 414.

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