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Kaietur Falls, Potaro River, Kangaruma District, Potaro-Siparuni Region, Guyanai
Regional Level Types
Kaietur Falls- not defined -
Potaro RiverRiver
Kangaruma DistrictDistrict
Potaro-Siparuni RegionRegion

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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
Nearest Settlements:
Mahdia4,200 (2013)37.6km

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

Regions containing this locality

South America PlateTectonic Plate
South AmericaContinent
Amazonian Craton, South AmericaCraton

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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:

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

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Potarite (TL)1.AD.25PdHg

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Platinum Group Metals and Alloys
Potarite (TL)
Semi-metals and non-metals

List of minerals for each chemical element

C DiamondC
Pd PotaritePdHg
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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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]

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

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