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Kaietur Falls, Potaro River, Kangaruma District, Potaro-Siparuni Region, Guyana

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 5° 10' 41'' North , 59° 28' 40'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 5.17832,-59.47783
GeoHash:G#: d8vtqw9tf
Köppen climate type:Af : Tropical rainforest climate


Potarite was first found in a diamond placer on the Potaro river, near Kaieteur Falls, 170 km SSW of Georgetown.

Regions containing this locality

Amazonian Craton, South America

Craton - 424 mineral species & varietal names listed

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


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

Detailed Mineral List:

Diamond
Formula: C
Reference: Bernard, J.H. and Hyrsl, J. (2004) Minerals and their Localities. (Prague)
Potarite (TL)
Formula: PdHg
Reference: Bull.Soc.fr.Min.(1926) 49, 5

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
'Diamond'1.CB.10aC
'Potarite' (TL)1.AD.25PdHg

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Platinum Group Metals and Alloys
Potarite (TL)1.2.4.4PdHg
Semi-metals and non-metals
Diamond1.3.6.1C

List of minerals for each chemical element

CCarbon
C DiamondC
PdPalladium
Pd PotaritePdHg
HgMercury
Hg PotaritePdHg

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.

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Paleoproterozoic
1600 - 2500 Ma



ID: 3188310
Paleoproterozoic crystalline metamorphic rocks

Age: Proterozoic (1600 - 2500 Ma)

Lithology: Low-medium grade metasedimentary/metavolcanic schist

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]

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