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Loma Blanca borate deposit, Coranzuli, Susques Department, Jujuy Province, Argentinai
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Loma Blanca borate depositDeposit
Coranzuli- not defined -
Susques DepartmentDepartment
Jujuy ProvinceProvince
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
23° South , 66° West (est.)
Estimate based on other nearby localities or region boundaries.
Margin of Error:
~54km
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Located 8 km SW of Coranzuli. Inyoite crystals here to 10 cm size are far better than those from the type locality.

Regions containing this locality

South America PlateTectonic Plate
South AmericaContinent

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


14 valid minerals. 1 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Aragonite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: J.W. Anthony, R.A. Bideaux, K.W. Bladh, M.C. Nichols: Handbook of Mineralogy, Vol. V (2003); CAHIT HELVACI & RICARDO N. ALONSO (2000) Borate Deposits of Turkey and Argentina; A Summary and Geological Comparison. Turkish Journal of Earth Sciences, 9:1-27.
Borax
Formula: Na2(B4O5)(OH)4 · 8H2O
Reference: Smith, G.I. and Medrano, M.D. (2002) in: Boron, Mineralogy, Petrology and Geochemistry, p 275 (Mineralogical Society of America).; Alonso, R. N. (1999). On the origin of La Puna borates. Acta geológica hispánica, 34(2), 141-166.; CAHIT HELVACI & RICARDO N. ALONSO (2000) Borate Deposits of Turkey and Argentina; A Summary and Geological Comparison. Turkish Journal of Earth Sciences, 9:1-27.
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: J.W. Anthony, R.A. Bideaux, K.W. Bladh, M.C. Nichols: Handbook of Mineralogy, Vol. V (2003); Alonso, R. N. (1999). On the origin of La Puna borates. Acta geológica hispánica, 34(2), 141-166.; CAHIT HELVACI & RICARDO N. ALONSO (2000) Borate Deposits of Turkey and Argentina; A Summary and Geological Comparison. Turkish Journal of Earth Sciences, 9:1-27.
'Chlorite Group'
Reference: CAHIT HELVACI & RICARDO N. ALONSO (2000) Borate Deposits of Turkey and Argentina; A Summary and Geological Comparison. Turkish Journal of Earth Sciences, 9:1-27.
Colemanite
Formula: Ca[B3O4(OH)3] · H2O
Reference: Alonso, R. N. (1999). On the origin of La Puna borates. Acta geológica hispánica, 34(2), 141-166.; CAHIT HELVACI & RICARDO N. ALONSO (2000) Borate Deposits of Turkey and Argentina; A Summary and Geological Comparison. Turkish Journal of Earth Sciences, 9:1-27.
Inyoite
Formula: Ca(H4B3O7)(OH) · 4H2O
Reference: Dr, Jorge Dascal (Patagonia Minerals) specimens; Alonso, R. N. (1999). On the origin of La Puna borates. Acta geológica hispánica, 34(2), 141-166.; CAHIT HELVACI & RICARDO N. ALONSO (2000) Borate Deposits of Turkey and Argentina; A Summary and Geological Comparison. Turkish Journal of Earth Sciences, 9:1-27.
Montmorillonite
Formula: (Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Reference: J.W. Anthony, R.A. Bideaux, K.W. Bladh, M.C. Nichols: Handbook of Mineralogy, Vol. V (2003); CAHIT HELVACI & RICARDO N. ALONSO (2000) Borate Deposits of Turkey and Argentina; A Summary and Geological Comparison. Turkish Journal of Earth Sciences, 9:1-27.
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: CAHIT HELVACI & RICARDO N. ALONSO (2000) Borate Deposits of Turkey and Argentina; A Summary and Geological Comparison. Turkish Journal of Earth Sciences, 9:1-27.
Muscovite var: Illite
Formula: K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
Reference: CAHIT HELVACI & RICARDO N. ALONSO (2000) Borate Deposits of Turkey and Argentina; A Summary and Geological Comparison. Turkish Journal of Earth Sciences, 9:1-27.
Orpiment
Formula: As2S3
Reference: CAHIT HELVACI & RICARDO N. ALONSO (2000) Borate Deposits of Turkey and Argentina; A Summary and Geological Comparison. Turkish Journal of Earth Sciences, 9:1-27.
Realgar
Formula: As4S4
Reference: J.W. Anthony, R.A. Bideaux, K.W. Bladh, M.C. Nichols: Handbook of Mineralogy, Vol. V (2003); CAHIT HELVACI & RICARDO N. ALONSO (2000) Borate Deposits of Turkey and Argentina; A Summary and Geological Comparison. Turkish Journal of Earth Sciences, 9:1-27.
Siderite
Formula: FeCO3
Reference: Brodtkorb, Milka K. de (2002) Las Especies Minerales de la República Argentina. Tomo I. (Asociación Mineralógica Argentina)
Sulphur
Formula: S8
Reference: CAHIT HELVACI & RICARDO N. ALONSO (2000) Borate Deposits of Turkey and Argentina; A Summary and Geological Comparison. Turkish Journal of Earth Sciences, 9:1-27.
Teruggite (TL)
Formula: Ca4Mg[AsO4|B6O7(OH)6]2 · 12H2O
Type Locality:
Reference: L.F. Aristarain, C.S. Hurlbut, Jr.: Amer. Mineral. 53:1815-1827 (1968); Alonso, R. N. (1999). On the origin of La Puna borates. Acta geológica hispánica, 34(2), 141-166.; CAHIT HELVACI & RICARDO N. ALONSO (2000) Borate Deposits of Turkey and Argentina; A Summary and Geological Comparison. Turkish Journal of Earth Sciences, 9:1-27.
Tincalconite
Formula: Na2(B4O7) · 5H2O
Reference: CAHIT HELVACI & RICARDO N. ALONSO (2000) Borate Deposits of Turkey and Argentina; A Summary and Geological Comparison. Turkish Journal of Earth Sciences, 9:1-27.
Ulexite
Formula: NaCa[B5O6(OH)6] · 5H2O
Reference: Alonso, R. N. (1999). On the origin of La Puna borates. Acta geológica hispánica, 34(2), 141-166.; CAHIT HELVACI & RICARDO N. ALONSO (2000) Borate Deposits of Turkey and Argentina; A Summary and Geological Comparison. Turkish Journal of Earth Sciences, 9:1-27.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Sulphur1.CC.05S8
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Orpiment2.FA.30As2S3
Realgar2.FA.15aAs4S4
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Aragonite5.AB.15CaCO3
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Siderite5.AB.05FeCO3
Group 6 - Borates
Borax6.DA.10Na2(B4O5)(OH)4 · 8H2O
Colemanite6.CB.10Ca[B3O4(OH)3] · H2O
Inyoite6.CA.35Ca(H4B3O7)(OH) · 4H2O
Teruggite (TL)6.FA.25Ca4Mg[AsO4|B6O7(OH)6]2 · 12H2O
Tincalconite6.DA.15Na2(B4O7) · 5H2O
Ulexite6.EA.25NaCa[B5O6(OH)6] · 5H2O
Group 9 - Silicates
Montmorillonite9.EC.40(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Muscovite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
var: Illite9.EC.15K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Chlorite Group'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Semi-metals and non-metals
Sulphur1.3.5.1S8
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Realgar2.8.21.1As4S4
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:3
Orpiment2.11.1.1As2S3
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Siderite14.1.1.3FeCO3
Group 26 - HYDRATED BORATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Triborates
Colemanite26.3.5.1Ca[B3O4(OH)3] · H2O
Inyoite26.3.1.1Ca(H4B3O7)(OH) · 4H2O
Tetraborates
Borax26.4.1.1Na2(B4O5)(OH)4 · 8H2O
Tincalconite26.4.2.1Na2(B4O7) · 5H2O
Pentaborates
Ulexite26.5.11.1NaCa[B5O6(OH)6] · 5H2O
Group 27 - COMPOUND BORATES
Miscellaneous
Teruggite (TL)27.1.6.1Ca4Mg[AsO4|B6O7(OH)6]2 · 12H2O
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Muscovite71.2.2a.1KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
var: Illite71.2.2d.2K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](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
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Aragonite-CaCO3
'Chlorite Group'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H TeruggiteCa4Mg[AsO4|B6O7(OH)6]2 · 12H2O
H ColemaniteCa[B3O4(OH)3] · H2O
H UlexiteNaCa[B5O6(OH)6] · 5H2O
H BoraxNa2(B4O5)(OH)4 · 8H2O
H Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
H InyoiteCa(H4B3O7)(OH) · 4H2O
H TincalconiteNa2(B4O7) · 5H2O
H Muscovite (var: Illite)K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
BBoron
B TeruggiteCa4Mg[AsO4|B6O7(OH)6]2 · 12H2O
B ColemaniteCa[B3O4(OH)3] · H2O
B UlexiteNaCa[B5O6(OH)6] · 5H2O
B BoraxNa2(B4O5)(OH)4 · 8H2O
B InyoiteCa(H4B3O7)(OH) · 4H2O
B TincalconiteNa2(B4O7) · 5H2O
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
C AragoniteCaCO3
C SideriteFeCO3
OOxygen
O TeruggiteCa4Mg[AsO4|B6O7(OH)6]2 · 12H2O
O CalciteCaCO3
O ColemaniteCa[B3O4(OH)3] · H2O
O UlexiteNaCa[B5O6(OH)6] · 5H2O
O BoraxNa2(B4O5)(OH)4 · 8H2O
O AragoniteCaCO3
O Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
O SideriteFeCO3
O InyoiteCa(H4B3O7)(OH) · 4H2O
O TincalconiteNa2(B4O7) · 5H2O
O Muscovite (var: Illite)K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
NaSodium
Na UlexiteNaCa[B5O6(OH)6] · 5H2O
Na BoraxNa2(B4O5)(OH)4 · 8H2O
Na Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Na TincalconiteNa2(B4O7) · 5H2O
MgMagnesium
Mg TeruggiteCa4Mg[AsO4|B6O7(OH)6]2 · 12H2O
Mg Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
AlAluminium
Al Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Al Muscovite (var: Illite)K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
SiSilicon
Si Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Si Muscovite (var: Illite)K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
SSulfur
S RealgarAs4S4
S OrpimentAs2S3
S SulphurS8
KPotassium
K Muscovite (var: Illite)K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CaCalcium
Ca TeruggiteCa4Mg[AsO4|B6O7(OH)6]2 · 12H2O
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca ColemaniteCa[B3O4(OH)3] · H2O
Ca UlexiteNaCa[B5O6(OH)6] · 5H2O
Ca AragoniteCaCO3
Ca Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Ca InyoiteCa(H4B3O7)(OH) · 4H2O
FeIron
Fe SideriteFeCO3
AsArsenic
As TeruggiteCa4Mg[AsO4|B6O7(OH)6]2 · 12H2O
As RealgarAs4S4
As OrpimentAs2S3

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Alonso, R.N. (1999) On the origin of La Puna borates. Acta Geológica Hispánica, 34(2), 141-166.


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