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Santo Domingo mine, Caleta Vítor district, Arica Province, Arica and Parinacota Region, Chile

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 18° 45' 51'' South , 70° 18' 15'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -18.76417,-70.30444
GeoHash:G#: 6kwj20jfg
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:BWk : Cold desert climate
Name(s) in local language(s):Mina Santo Domingo


A Cu mine. Mineralization is hosted in andesite and diorite rocks.
Recently some rare copper chlorides were found here.

(Special thanks must be given to Dr. Jochen Schlüter, curator of Hamburg Mineralogical Museum in Germany, for have carry on the complete analysis from this location)



Regions containing this locality

Atacama Desert, Chile

Desert - 501 mineral species & varietal names listed

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


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

Detailed Mineral List:

Anhydrite
Formula: CaSO4
Reference: Malcherek, T., Bindi, L., Dini, M., Ghiara, M. R., Molina Donoso, A., Nestola, F., Rossi, M., Schlüter, J. (2014): Tondiite, Cu3Mg(OH)6Cl2, the Mg-analogue of herbertsmithite. Mineralogical Magazine 78, 583-590.
Atacamite
Formula: Cu2(OH)3Cl
Reference: Samples analysed by Dr. Jochen Schluter (Hamburg University), Germany.; Malcherek, T., Bindi, L., Dini, M., Ghiara, M. R., Molina Donoso, A., Nestola, F., Rossi, M., Schlüter, J. (2014): Tondiite, Cu3Mg(OH)6Cl2, the Mg-analogue of herbertsmithite. Mineralogical Magazine 78, 583-590.
Bornite
Formula: Cu5FeS4
Reference: Malcherek, T., Bindi, L., Dini, M., Ghiara, M. R., Molina Donoso, A., Nestola, F., Rossi, M., Schlüter, J. (2014): Tondiite, Cu3Mg(OH)6Cl2, the Mg-analogue of herbertsmithite. Mineralogical Magazine 78, 583-590.
Chalcocite
Formula: Cu2S
Reference: Malcherek, T., Bindi, L., Dini, M., Ghiara, M. R., Molina Donoso, A., Nestola, F., Rossi, M., Schlüter, J. (2014): Tondiite, Cu3Mg(OH)6Cl2, the Mg-analogue of herbertsmithite. Mineralogical Magazine 78, 583-590.
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: Malcherek, T., Bindi, L., Dini, M., Ghiara, M. R., Molina Donoso, A., Nestola, F., Rossi, M., Schlüter, J. (2014): Tondiite, Cu3Mg(OH)6Cl2, the Mg-analogue of herbertsmithite. Mineralogical Magazine 78, 583-590.
Clinoatacamite
Formula: Cu2(OH)3Cl
Reference: Samples analysed by Dr. Jochen Schluter (Hamburg University), Germany.
Haydeeite
Formula: Cu3Mg(OH)6Cl2
Reference: Samples analysed by Dr. Jochen Schluter (Hamburg University), Germany.; Malcherek, T., Bindi, L., Dini, M., Ghiara, M. R., Molina Donoso, A., Nestola, F., Rossi, M., Schlüter, J. (2014): Tondiite, Cu3Mg(OH)6Cl2, the Mg-analogue of herbertsmithite. Mineralogical Magazine 78, 583-590.
Tondiite (TL)
Formula: Cu3Mg(OH)6Cl2
Reference: Malcherek, T., Bindi, L., Dini, M., Ghiara, M. R., Molina Donoso, A., Nestola, F., Rossi, M., Schlüter, J. (2014): Tondiite, Cu3Mg(OH)6Cl2, the Mg-analogue of herbertsmithite. Mineralogical Magazine 78, 583-590.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
'Bornite'2.BA.15Cu5FeS4
'Chalcocite'2.BA.05Cu2S
'Chalcopyrite'2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Group 3 - Halides
'Atacamite'3.DA.10aCu2(OH)3Cl
'Clinoatacamite'3.DA.10bCu2(OH)3Cl
'Haydeeite'3.DA.10cCu3Mg(OH)6Cl2
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
'Anhydrite'7.AD.30CaSO4
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Tondiite' (TL)-Cu3Mg(OH)6Cl2

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:1
Chalcocite2.4.7.1Cu2S
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 3:2
Bornite2.5.2.1Cu5FeS4
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
Group 10 - OXYHALIDES AND HYDROXYHALIDES
A2(O,OH)3Xq
Atacamite10.1.1.1Cu2(OH)3Cl
Haydeeite10.1.2.5Cu3Mg(OH)6Cl2
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Anhydrite28.3.2.1CaSO4
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
Clinoatacamite-Cu2(OH)3Cl
Tondiite (TL)-Cu3Mg(OH)6Cl2

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H AtacamiteCu2(OH)3Cl
H ClinoatacamiteCu2(OH)3Cl
H HaydeeiteCu3Mg(OH)6Cl2
H TondiiteCu3Mg(OH)6Cl2
OOxygen
O AnhydriteCaSO4
O AtacamiteCu2(OH)3Cl
O ClinoatacamiteCu2(OH)3Cl
O HaydeeiteCu3Mg(OH)6Cl2
O TondiiteCu3Mg(OH)6Cl2
MgMagnesium
Mg HaydeeiteCu3Mg(OH)6Cl2
Mg TondiiteCu3Mg(OH)6Cl2
SSulfur
S AnhydriteCaSO4
S BorniteCu5FeS4
S ChalcociteCu2S
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
ClChlorine
Cl AtacamiteCu2(OH)3Cl
Cl ClinoatacamiteCu2(OH)3Cl
Cl HaydeeiteCu3Mg(OH)6Cl2
Cl TondiiteCu3Mg(OH)6Cl2
CaCalcium
Ca AnhydriteCaSO4
FeIron
Fe BorniteCu5FeS4
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
CuCopper
Cu AtacamiteCu2(OH)3Cl
Cu BorniteCu5FeS4
Cu ChalcociteCu2S
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu ClinoatacamiteCu2(OH)3Cl
Cu HaydeeiteCu3Mg(OH)6Cl2
Cu TondiiteCu3Mg(OH)6Cl2

Regional Geology

This geological map and associated information on rock units at or nearby to the coordinates given for this locality is based on relatively small scale geological maps provided by various national Geological Surveys. This does not necessarily represent the complete geology at this locality but it gives a background for the region in which it is found.

Click on geological units on the map for more information. Click here to view full-screen map on Macrostrat.org

Cretaceous - Jurassic
66 - 201.3 Ma



ID: 3189756
Mesozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Mesozoic (66 - 201.3 Ma)

Lithology: Sedimentary rocks

Reference: Chorlton, L.B. Generalized geology of the world: bedrock domains and major faults in GIS format: a small-scale world geology map with an extended geological attribute database. doi: 10.4095/223767. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 5529. [154]

Data and map coding provided by Macrostrat.org, used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License


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