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Pajcha Pata, Esteban Arce Province, Cochabamba Department, Bolivia

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 17° 43' 0'' South , 65° 56' 10'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -17.71667,-65.93611
GeoHash:G#: 6sc55wfbc
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.

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

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2 valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

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Detailed Mineral List:

Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: specimens collected by Alfredo Petrov, Richard Dale, Amir Akhavan.
'Chert'
Description: Replacement chert in limestone.
Reference: Amir Akhavan Collection
'Flint'
Reference: specimens collected by Alfredo Petrov, Richard Dale, Amir Akhavan.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: specimens collected by Alfredo Petrov, Richard Dale, Amir Akhavan.
Quartz var: Agate
Reference: specimens collected by Alfredo Petrov, Richard Dale, Amir Akhavan.
Quartz var: Chalcedony
Formula: SiO2
Reference: specimens collected by Alfredo Petrov, Richard Dale, Amir Akhavan.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
var: Agate4.DA.05SiO2
var: Chalcedony4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
Chert-
Flint-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Chert'-
'Flint'-
Quartz
var: Agate
-SiO2
var: Chalcedony-SiO2

List of minerals for each chemical element

CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
OOxygen
O CalciteCaCO3
O Quartz (var: Chalcedony)SiO2
O QuartzSiO2
SiSilicon
Si Quartz (var: Chalcedony)SiO2
Si QuartzSiO2
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3

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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Ordovician
443.8 - 485.4 Ma



ID: 3192909
Paleozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Ordovician (443.8 - 485.4 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]

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