Pajcha Pata, Esteban Arce Province, Cochabamba Department, Bolivia
|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||17° 43' 0'' South , 65° 56' 10'' West|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||-17.71667,-65.93611|
|Köppen climate type:||BSk : Cold semi-arid (steppe) climate|
Cretaceous sandstones, marls, limestone and silicified limestone. Limestone and sand are sporadically quarried here for use by a bottle glass factory in Cochabamba city. For mineral collectors, the locality is better known for its bicolored fluorescent rock (the silicified limestone), originally discovered by biologist and lapidary artist Belisario Rioja in the mid-1990s.
2 valid minerals.
Rock Types Recorded
Select Rock List TypeAlphabetical List Tree Diagram
Entries shown in red are rocks recorded for this region.
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.
Click on geological units on the map for more information. Click here to view full-screen map on Macrostrat.org
443.8 - 541 Ma
|Cambrian-Ordovician sedimentary rocks|