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Rio de la Sal quarry, Caballo Muerto mining district, Chañaral Province, Atacama, Chilei
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Rio de la Sal quarryQuarry
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):
Cata Rio de la Sal


A small group of Pb veins and quarries in the Caballo Muerto district.

(special thanks must be given to Dr. Jochen Schluter, curator of Hamburg Mineralogical Museum in Germany, who has carry on the analysis of the material from this locality, M.Dini)

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Standard Detailed Gallery Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


3 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Halite
Formula: NaCl
Reference: Samples analysed by Dr. Jochen Schluter (Hamburg University), Germany.
Nitratine
Formula: NaNO3
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.

Gallery:

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 3 - Halides
Halite3.AA.20NaCl
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Nitratine5.NA.05NaNO3
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Vanadinite8.BN.05Pb5(VO4)3Cl

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX
Halite9.1.1.1NaCl
Group 18 - NORMAL NITRATES
AXO3·xH2O, where x can equal zero
Nitratine18.1.1.1NaNO3
Group 41 - ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
A5(XO4)3Zq
Vanadinite41.8.4.3Pb5(VO4)3Cl

List of minerals for each chemical element

NNitrogen
N NitratineNaNO3
OOxygen
O VanadinitePb5(VO4)3Cl
O NitratineNaNO3
NaSodium
Na HaliteNaCl
Na NitratineNaNO3
ClChlorine
Cl VanadinitePb5(VO4)3Cl
Cl HaliteNaCl
VVanadium
V VanadinitePb5(VO4)3Cl
PbLead
Pb VanadinitePb5(VO4)3Cl

Other Regions, Features and Areas containing this locality

Chile
South AmericaContinent
South America PlateTectonic Plate

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