Colquiri mine, Colquiri, Inquisivi Province, La Paz Department, Bolivia
|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||17° 23' 30'' South , 67° 7' 31'' West|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||-17.39175,-67.12538|
Active zinc-tin mine located at 4,200 meters altitude in far southern La Paz department, close to border of Oruro department. Famous in the 1970s for producing the world's best creedite crystals.
22 valid minerals. 1 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.
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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0 - 66 Ma
|Cenozoic mixed volcanic, volcaniclastic and sedimentary rocks|
Age: Cenozoic (0 - 66 Ma)
Reference: Geological Survey of Canada. Generalized geological map of the world and linked databases. doi:10.4095/195142. Open File 2915d. 
Campbell, D.F. (1947) Geology of the Colquiri tin mine, Bolivia. Economic Geology: 42(1): 1-21.