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Descubridora mine, Huaviña district, Pampa del Tamarugal, El Tamarugal Province, Tarapacá Region, Chile

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Location is approximate, estimate based on other nearby localities.
Latitude & Longitude: 20° South , 69° West (est.)
Margin of Error:~165km
Locality type:Mine
Name(s) in local language(s):Descubridora

An old abandoned Ag-Co-Pb mine in plain Tamarugal desert.

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List

5 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Formula: Ag2S
Reference: Samples in the I. Domeyko Museum, of La Serena School of Mines
Formula: CoAsS
Reference: Samples in the I. Domeyko Museum, of La Serena School of Mines
Formula: PbS
Reference: Samples in the I. Domeyko Museum, of La Serena School of Mines
Formula: FeAs2
Reference: Samples in the I. Domeyko Museum, of La Serena School of Mines
Formula: Ag
Reference: Samples in the I. Domeyko Museum, of La Serena School of Mines

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Metals, other than the Platinum Group
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:1
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2

List of minerals for each chemical element

S AcanthiteAg2S
S CobaltiteCoAsS
S GalenaPbS
Fe LöllingiteFeAs2
Co CobaltiteCoAsS
As CobaltiteCoAsS
As LöllingiteFeAs2
Ag AcanthiteAg2S
Ag SilverAg
Pb GalenaPbS


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