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Zaldívar mine (Zaldívar deposit), La Escondida Mine, Escondida, El Loa Province, Antofagasta Region, Chile

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 24° 12' 54'' South , 69° 3' 39'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -24.21523,-69.06097
GeoHash:G#: 67wyhrz24
Owned/operated by:Barrick Gold Corporation (50%), Antofagasta plc (50%)
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:BWk : Cold desert climate


Porphyry copper deposit.

No specimens are allowed out of this mine - all will be confiscated and destroyed.

Located N of Escondida and approx. 175 km SE of Antofagasta city.

Regions containing this locality

Atacama Desert, Chile

Desert - 514 mineral species & varietal names listed

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Commodity List

This is a list of exploitable or exploited mineral commodities recorded at this locality.


Mineral List


9 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Antlerite
Formula: Cu3(SO4)(OH)4
Reference: Mineralium Deposita 44 (2009) 329-342
Bornite
Formula: Cu5FeS4
Reference: Mineralium Deposita 44 (2009) 329-342
Chalcocite
Formula: Cu2S
Reference: Mineralium Deposita 44 (2009) 329-342
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: Mineralium Deposita 44 (2009) 329-342
Chrysocolla
Formula: Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Reference: Mineralium Deposita 44 (2009) 329-342
Covellite
Formula: CuS
Reference: Mineralium Deposita 44 (2009) 329-342
'commodity:Gold'
Formula: Au
Reference:  
Molybdenite
Formula: MoS2
Reference: Mineralium Deposita 44 (2009) 329-342
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Mineralium Deposita 44 (2009) 329-342
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Mineralium Deposita 44 (2009) 329-342

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
'Covellite'2.CA.05aCuS
'Molybdenite'2.EA.30MoS2
'Pyrite'2.EB.05aFeS2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
'Quartz'4.DA.05SiO2
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
'Antlerite'7.BB.15Cu3(SO4)(OH)4
Group 9 - Silicates
'Chrysocolla'9.ED.20Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O

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
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Covellite2.8.12.1CuS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Molybdenite2.12.10.1MoS2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 30 - ANHYDROUS SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)m(XO4)pZq, where m:p>2:1
Antlerite30.1.12.1Cu3(SO4)(OH)4
Group 74 - PHYLLOSILICATES Modulated Layers
Modulated Layers with joined strips
Chrysocolla74.3.2.1Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H AntleriteCu3(SO4)(OH)4
H ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
OOxygen
O AntleriteCu3(SO4)(OH)4
O ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
O QuartzSiO2
AlAluminium
Al ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
SiSilicon
Si ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Si QuartzSiO2
SSulfur
S AntleriteCu3(SO4)(OH)4
S BorniteCu5FeS4
S ChalcociteCu2S
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S CovelliteCuS
S MolybdeniteMoS2
S PyriteFeS2
FeIron
Fe BorniteCu5FeS4
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe PyriteFeS2
CuCopper
Cu AntleriteCu3(SO4)(OH)4
Cu BorniteCu5FeS4
Cu ChalcociteCu2S
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Cu CovelliteCuS
MoMolybdenum
Mo MolybdeniteMoS2

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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Quaternary
0 - 2.588 Ma



ID: 3186157
Cenozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Pleistocene (0 - 2.588 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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Mineralium Deposita 44 (2009) 329-342.


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