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Fabulosa Mine, Larecaja Province, La Paz Department, Bolivia

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Location is approximate, estimate based on other nearby localities.
 
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 15° South , 68° West (est.)
Margin of Error:~1km
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:Cfc : Subpolar oceanic climate


Tin mine located at 4,600 meters elevation. Cassiterite and stannite were worked from pegmatites at the contact between granite batholith and metasediments. Greisen also present.

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


17 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Andalusite
Formula: Al2(SiO4)O
Reference: Federico Ahlfeld and Alejandro Schneider-Scherbina (1964) Los Yacimientos Minerales y de Hidrocarburos de Bolivia. (Ministerio de Minas y Petroleo, La Paz)
Arsenopyrite
Formula: FeAsS
Reference: Federico Ahlfeld and Alejandro Schneider-Scherbina (1964) Los Yacimientos Minerales y de Hidrocarburos de Bolivia. (Ministerio de Minas y Petroleo, La Paz); Min Rec (1977) 8:52-57
Bismuth
Formula: Bi
Reference: Federico Ahlfeld and Alejandro Schneider-Scherbina (1964) Los Yacimientos Minerales y de Hidrocarburos de Bolivia. (Ministerio de Minas y Petroleo, La Paz)
Cassiterite
Formula: SnO2
Reference: Federico Ahlfeld and Alejandro Schneider-Scherbina (1964) Los Yacimientos Minerales y de Hidrocarburos de Bolivia. (Ministerio de Minas y Petroleo, La Paz); Min Rec (1977) 8:52-57
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: Federico Ahlfeld and Alejandro Schneider-Scherbina (1964) Los Yacimientos Minerales y de Hidrocarburos de Bolivia. (Ministerio de Minas y Petroleo, La Paz); Min Rec (1977) 8:52-57
'Feldspar Group'
Reference: Federico Ahlfeld and Alejandro Schneider-Scherbina (1964) Los Yacimientos Minerales y de Hidrocarburos de Bolivia. (Ministerio de Minas y Petroleo, La Paz)
'Garnet Group'
Formula: X3Z2(SiO4)3
Reference: Federico Ahlfeld and Alejandro Schneider-Scherbina (1964) Los Yacimientos Minerales y de Hidrocarburos de Bolivia. (Ministerio de Minas y Petroleo, La Paz)
Hübnerite
Formula: MnWO4
Reference: Federico Ahlfeld and Alejandro Schneider-Scherbina (1964) Los Yacimientos Minerales y de Hidrocarburos de Bolivia. (Ministerio de Minas y Petroleo, La Paz)
Lazulite
Formula: (Mg,Fe2+)Al2(PO4)2(OH)2
Reference: Federico Ahlfeld and Alejandro Schneider-Scherbina (1964) Los Yacimientos Minerales y de Hidrocarburos de Bolivia. (Ministerio de Minas y Petroleo, La Paz); Min Rec (1977) 8:52-57
Molybdenite
Formula: MoS2
Reference: Federico Ahlfeld and Alejandro Schneider-Scherbina (1964) Los Yacimientos Minerales y de Hidrocarburos de Bolivia. (Ministerio de Minas y Petroleo, La Paz); Min Rec (1977) 8:52-57
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Federico Ahlfeld and Alejandro Schneider-Scherbina (1964) Los Yacimientos Minerales y de Hidrocarburos de Bolivia. (Ministerio de Minas y Petroleo, La Paz)
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Federico Ahlfeld and Alejandro Schneider-Scherbina (1964) Los Yacimientos Minerales y de Hidrocarburos de Bolivia. (Ministerio de Minas y Petroleo, La Paz); Min Rec (1977) 8:52-57
Pyrrhotite
Formula: Fe7S8
Reference: Federico Ahlfeld and Alejandro Schneider-Scherbina (1964) Los Yacimientos Minerales y de Hidrocarburos de Bolivia. (Ministerio de Minas y Petroleo, La Paz); Min Rec (1977) 8:52-57
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Federico Ahlfeld and Alejandro Schneider-Scherbina (1964) Los Yacimientos Minerales y de Hidrocarburos de Bolivia. (Ministerio de Minas y Petroleo, La Paz)
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: Federico Ahlfeld and Alejandro Schneider-Scherbina (1964) Los Yacimientos Minerales y de Hidrocarburos de Bolivia. (Ministerio de Minas y Petroleo, La Paz); Min Rec (1977) 8:52-57; Federico Ahlfeld and Jorge Muñoz Reyes (1955) Las Especies Minerales de Bolivia. (Banco Minero de Bolivia, 180 pp)
Stannite
Formula: Cu2FeSnS4
Reference: Federico Ahlfeld and Alejandro Schneider-Scherbina (1964) Los Yacimientos Minerales y de Hidrocarburos de Bolivia. (Ministerio de Minas y Petroleo, La Paz); Min Rec (1977) 8:52-57; Federico Ahlfeld and Jorge Muñoz Reyes (1955) Las Especies Minerales de Bolivia. (Banco Minero de Bolivia, 180 pp)
'Tourmaline'
Formula: A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
Reference: Federico Ahlfeld and Alejandro Schneider-Scherbina (1964) Los Yacimientos Minerales y de Hidrocarburos de Bolivia. (Ministerio de Minas y Petroleo, La Paz)
Triphylite
Formula: LiFe2+PO4
Reference: Min Rec (1977) 8:52-57
Triplite
Formula: (Mn2+,Fe2+)2(PO4)(F,OH)
Reference: Federico Ahlfeld and Alejandro Schneider-Scherbina (1964) Los Yacimientos Minerales y de Hidrocarburos de Bolivia. (Ministerio de Minas y Petroleo, La Paz); Min Rec (1977) 8:52-57
Vivianite
Formula: Fe2+3(PO4)2 · 8H2O
Reference: Min Rec (1977) 8:52-57; Federico Ahlfeld and Jorge Muñoz Reyes (1955) Las Especies Minerales de Bolivia. (Banco Minero de Bolivia, 180 pp)

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
'Bismuth'1.CA.05Bi
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
'Arsenopyrite'2.EB.20FeAsS
'Chalcopyrite'2.CB.10aCuFeS2
'Molybdenite'2.EA.30MoS2
'Pyrite'2.EB.05aFeS2
'Pyrrhotite'2.CC.10Fe7S8
'Sphalerite'2.CB.05aZnS
'Stannite'2.CB.15aCu2FeSnS4
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
'Cassiterite'4.DB.05SnO2
'Hübnerite'4.DB.30MnWO4
'Quartz'4.DA.05SiO2
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
'Lazulite'8.BB.40(Mg,Fe2+)Al2(PO4)2(OH)2
'Triphylite'8.AB.10LiFe2+PO4
'Triplite'8.BB.10(Mn2+,Fe2+)2(PO4)(F,OH)
'Vivianite'8.CE.40Fe2+3(PO4)2 · 8H2O
Group 9 - Silicates
'Andalusite'9.AF.10Al2(SiO4)O
'Muscovite'9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Feldspar Group'-
'Garnet Group'-X3Z2(SiO4)3
'Tourmaline'-A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Semi-metals and non-metals
Bismuth1.3.1.4Bi
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Pyrrhotite2.8.10.1Fe7S8
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
Stannite2.9.2.1Cu2FeSnS4
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Arsenopyrite2.12.4.1FeAsS
Molybdenite2.12.10.1MoS2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
AX2
Cassiterite4.4.1.5SnO2
Group 38 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL PHOSPHATES, ARSENATES, AND VANADATES
ABXO4
Triphylite38.1.1.1LiFe2+PO4
Group 40 - HYDRATED NORMAL PHOSPHATES,ARSENATES AND VANADATES
A3(XO4)2·xH2O
Vivianite40.3.6.1Fe2+3(PO4)2 · 8H2O
Group 41 - ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
A2(XO4)Zq
Triplite41.6.1.2(Mn2+,Fe2+)2(PO4)(F,OH)
(AB)3(XO4)2Zq
Lazulite41.10.1.1(Mg,Fe2+)Al2(PO4)2(OH)2
Group 48 - ANHYDROUS MOLYBDATES AND TUNGSTATES
AXO4
Hübnerite48.1.1.1MnWO4
Group 52 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups and O,OH,F,H2O
Insular SiO4 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with cations in [4] and >[4] coordination
Andalusite52.2.2b.1Al2(SiO4)O
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Muscovite71.2.2a.1KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Feldspar Group'-
'Garnet Group'-X3Z2(SiO4)3
'Tourmaline'-A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Lazulite(Mg,Fe2+)Al2(PO4)2(OH)2
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H Triplite(Mn2+,Fe2+)2(PO4)(F,OH)
H VivianiteFe32+(PO4)2 · 8H2O
LiLithium
Li TriphyliteLiFe2+PO4
BBoron
B TourmalineA(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
OOxygen
O AndalusiteAl2(SiO4)O
O CassiteriteSnO2
O Garnet GroupX3Z2(SiO4)3
O HübneriteMnWO4
O Lazulite(Mg,Fe2+)Al2(PO4)2(OH)2
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O QuartzSiO2
O TourmalineA(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
O TriphyliteLiFe2+PO4
O Triplite(Mn2+,Fe2+)2(PO4)(F,OH)
O VivianiteFe32+(PO4)2 · 8H2O
FFluorine
F Triplite(Mn2+,Fe2+)2(PO4)(F,OH)
MgMagnesium
Mg Lazulite(Mg,Fe2+)Al2(PO4)2(OH)2
AlAluminium
Al AndalusiteAl2(SiO4)O
Al Lazulite(Mg,Fe2+)Al2(PO4)2(OH)2
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
SiSilicon
Si AndalusiteAl2(SiO4)O
Si Garnet GroupX3Z2(SiO4)3
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si QuartzSiO2
PPhosphorus
P Lazulite(Mg,Fe2+)Al2(PO4)2(OH)2
P TriphyliteLiFe2+PO4
P Triplite(Mn2+,Fe2+)2(PO4)(F,OH)
P VivianiteFe32+(PO4)2 · 8H2O
SSulfur
S ArsenopyriteFeAsS
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S MolybdeniteMoS2
S PyriteFeS2
S PyrrhotiteFe7S8
S SphaleriteZnS
S StanniteCu2FeSnS4
KPotassium
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
MnManganese
Mn HübneriteMnWO4
Mn Triplite(Mn2+,Fe2+)2(PO4)(F,OH)
FeIron
Fe ArsenopyriteFeAsS
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe PyrrhotiteFe7S8
Fe StanniteCu2FeSnS4
Fe TriphyliteLiFe2+PO4
Fe Triplite(Mn2+,Fe2+)2(PO4)(F,OH)
Fe VivianiteFe32+(PO4)2 · 8H2O
CuCopper
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu StanniteCu2FeSnS4
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
AsArsenic
As ArsenopyriteFeAsS
MoMolybdenum
Mo MolybdeniteMoS2
SnTin
Sn CassiteriteSnO2
Sn StanniteCu2FeSnS4
WTungsten
W HübneriteMnWO4
BiBismuth
Bi BismuthBi

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