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La Sorpresa Mine, Tapacari Province, Cochabamba, Boliviai
Regional Level Types
La Sorpresa MineMine
Tapacari ProvinceProvince
CochabambaDepartment
BoliviaCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
17° South , 66° West (est.)
Estimate based on other nearby localities or region boundaries.
Margin of Error:
~32km
Locality type:


Small nickel mine, now completely lost and buried under river gravel. The ore was slightly radioactive, presumably from submicroscopic inclusions of a uranium mineral.

Regions containing this locality

South AmericaContinent
Altiplano PlateTectonic Plate

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


10 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Annabergite
Formula: Ni3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
Reference: Anthony, Bideaux, Bladh, Nichols: "Handbook of Mineralogy", Vol. 4, 2000
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: Dr. Fritz Berndt field collected specimen
Gersdorffite
Formula: NiAsS
Reference: Dr. Fritz Berndt collection (Dr. Frank Keutsch analysis)
Millerite ?
Formula: NiS
Description: (Labelled simply "Cochabamba", but most likely from the La Sorpresa mine. In siderite.)
Reference: Royal Ontario Museum specimen
Morenosite
Formula: NiSO4 · 7H2O
Reference: Dr. Fritz Berndt collection (Dr. Frank Keutsch analysis)
Nickeline
Formula: NiAs
Reference: Machlan, L. A., & Barnes, I. L. (1989). The absolute isotopic composition and atomic weight of terrestrial nickel. News Briefs, 94(6), 357.
Rammelsbergite
Formula: NiAs2
Reference: Machlan, L. A., & Barnes, I. L. (1989). The absolute isotopic composition and atomic weight of terrestrial nickel. News Briefs, 94(6), 357.
Scorodite
Formula: Fe3+AsO4 · 2H2O
Reference: Dr. Fritz Berndt collection (Dr. Frank Keutsch analysis)
Siderite
Formula: FeCO3
Reference: Dr. Fritz Berndt field collected specimen
Ullmannite ?
Formula: NiSbS
Description: (Labelled simply "Cochabamba", but most likely from the La Sorpresa mine. In siderite.)
Reference: Royal Ontario Museum specimen

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Gersdorffite2.EB.25NiAsS
Millerite ?2.CC.20NiS
Nickeline2.CC.05NiAs
Rammelsbergite2.EB.15aNiAs2
Ullmannite ?2.EB.25NiSbS
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Siderite5.AB.05FeCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Morenosite7.CB.40NiSO4 · 7H2O
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Annabergite8.CE.40Ni3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
Scorodite8.CD.10Fe3+AsO4 · 2H2O

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Millerite ?2.8.16.1NiS
Nickeline2.8.11.1NiAs
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Gersdorffite2.12.3.2NiAsS
Rammelsbergite2.12.2.12NiAs2
Ullmannite ?2.12.3.3NiSbS
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Siderite14.1.1.3FeCO3
Group 29 - HYDRATED ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4·xH2O
Morenosite29.6.11.3NiSO4 · 7H2O
Group 40 - HYDRATED NORMAL PHOSPHATES,ARSENATES AND VANADATES
A3(XO4)2·xH2O
Annabergite40.3.6.4Ni3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
(AB)5(XO4)2·xH2O
Scorodite40.4.1.3Fe3+AsO4 · 2H2O

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H AnnabergiteNi3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
H ScoroditeFe3+AsO4 · 2H2O
H MorenositeNiSO4 · 7H2O
CCarbon
C SideriteFeCO3
OOxygen
O AnnabergiteNi3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
O SideriteFeCO3
O ScoroditeFe3+AsO4 · 2H2O
O MorenositeNiSO4 · 7H2O
SSulfur
S GersdorffiteNiAsS
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S MorenositeNiSO4 · 7H2O
S MilleriteNiS
S UllmanniteNiSbS
FeIron
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe SideriteFeCO3
Fe ScoroditeFe3+AsO4 · 2H2O
NiNickel
Ni AnnabergiteNi3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
Ni GersdorffiteNiAsS
Ni NickelineNiAs
Ni MorenositeNiSO4 · 7H2O
Ni RammelsbergiteNiAs2
Ni MilleriteNiS
Ni UllmanniteNiSbS
CuCopper
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
AsArsenic
As AnnabergiteNi3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
As GersdorffiteNiAsS
As NickelineNiAs
As ScoroditeFe3+AsO4 · 2H2O
As RammelsbergiteNiAs2
SbAntimony
Sb UllmanniteNiSbS

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