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Por si acaso mine, Caballo Muerto mining district, Chañaral Province, Atacama, Chilei
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Por si acaso mineMine
Caballo Muerto mining districtMining District
Chañaral ProvinceProvince
AtacamaRegion
ChileCountry

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Latitude & Longitude:
26° South , 69° West (est.)
Estimate based on other nearby localities or region boundaries.
Margin of Error:
~142km
Locality type:
Name(s) in local language(s):
Mina Por si acaso


A small abandoned Cu-Pb mine. Recently some small, nice red orange wulfenites and Fe-rich vanadinites have been found.

(Special thanks must be given to Dr. Jochen Schluter, curator of Hamburg Mineralofical Museum in Germany, who has carried out the analysis of the material from this locality; M. Dini)



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Standard Detailed Gallery Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

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5 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Cerussite
Formula: PbCO3
Reference: Samples analysed by Dr. Jochen Schluter (Hamburg University), Germany.
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: Samples analysed by Dr. Jochen Schluter (Hamburg University), Germany.
Hemimorphite
Formula: Zn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
Reference: Samples analysed by Dr. Jochen Schluter (Hamburg University), Germany.
Vanadinite
Formula: Pb5(VO4)3Cl
Reference: Samples analysed by Dr. Jochen Schluter (Hamburg University), Germany.
Wulfenite
Formula: Pb(MoO4)
Reference: Samples analysed by Dr. Jochen Schluter (Hamburg University), Germany.

Gallery:

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Cerussite5.AB.15PbCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Wulfenite7.GA.05Pb(MoO4)
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Vanadinite8.BN.05Pb5(VO4)3Cl
Group 9 - Silicates
Hemimorphite9.BD.10Zn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Cerussite14.1.3.4PbCO3
Group 41 - ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
A5(XO4)3Zq
Vanadinite41.8.4.3Pb5(VO4)3Cl
Group 48 - ANHYDROUS MOLYBDATES AND TUNGSTATES
AXO4
Wulfenite48.1.3.1Pb(MoO4)
Group 56 - SOROSILICATES Si2O7 Groups, With Additional O, OH, F and H2O
Si2O7 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with cations in [4] coordination
Hemimorphite56.1.2.1Zn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
CCarbon
C CerussitePbCO3
OOxygen
O WulfenitePb(MoO4)
O CerussitePbCO3
O HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
O VanadinitePb5(VO4)3Cl
SiSilicon
Si HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
SSulfur
S GalenaPbS
ClChlorine
Cl VanadinitePb5(VO4)3Cl
VVanadium
V VanadinitePb5(VO4)3Cl
ZnZinc
Zn HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
MoMolybdenum
Mo WulfenitePb(MoO4)
PbLead
Pb WulfenitePb(MoO4)
Pb CerussitePbCO3
Pb GalenaPbS
Pb VanadinitePb5(VO4)3Cl

Other Regions, Features and Areas containing this locality

Chile
South AmericaContinent
South America PlateTectonic Plate

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