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Pingüino deposit (Cerro León), Tres Cerros, Deseado massif, Deseado department, Santa Cruz, Argentina

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 48° 4' 0'' South , 68° 41' 60'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -48.06667,-68.70000
GeoHash:G#: 4rrns9wpm
Locality type:Deposit
Köppen climate type:BSk : Cold semi-arid (steppe) climate


In-bearing polymetallic vein deposit in the Deseado Massif, Santa Cruz province.
Discovered in 1994.

More than 60 km of vein and vein-breccia structures have been mapped. There are two types of veins: Quartz veins (silver-gold rich hydrothermal breccias) and (In-bearing) sulphide-rich veins.

Located 40 km northwest of the gold-silver epithermal Cerro Vanguardia Mine.

The highest In values (1184 ppm for the whole vein) are connected with the middle stage of vein formation, but In was also present in the early and late stage. The most important In carriers are the volumetrically important Fe-rich sphalerite, with up to 2.65 wt.% In, (late-stage) greenockite, with max. 3.63 wt.% (rare), and tin minerals (up to 3.02 wt.%).

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Mineral list contains entries from the region specified including sub-localities

41 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Acanthite
Formula: Ag2S
Reference: PENALVA, G. A et al. Intrusive bodies associated with the polymetallic mineralization of the Cerro León deposit, area of Cerro Tranquilo anticline, Santa Cruz: Geophysical evidence. Rev. Asoc. Geol. Argent. [online]. 2008, vol.63, n.1, pp. 14-23.
Aramayoite
Formula: Ag3Sb2(Bi,Sb)S6
Reference: Jovic, S.M., Guido, D.M., Schalamuk, I.B., Ríos, F.J., Tassinari, C.C.G., Recio. C. (2011): Pingüino In-bearing polymetallic vein deposit, Deseado Massif, Patagonia, Argentina: characteristics of mineralization and ore-forming fluids. Mineralium Deposita, 46, 257-271.
Argentotennantite
Formula: Ag6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]As4S13
Reference: Jovic, S.M., Guido, D.M., Schalamuk, I.B., Ríos, F.J., Tassinari, C.C.G., Recio. C. (2011): Pingüino In-bearing polymetallic vein deposit, Deseado Massif, Patagonia, Argentina: characteristics of mineralization and ore-forming fluids. Mineralium Deposita, 46, 257-271.
Arsenopyrite
Formula: FeAsS
Reference: Jovic, S.M., Guido, D.M., Schalamuk, I.B., Ríos, F.J., Tassinari, C.C.G., Recio. C. (2011): Pingüino In-bearing polymetallic vein deposit, Deseado Massif, Patagonia, Argentina: characteristics of mineralization and ore-forming fluids. Mineralium Deposita, 46, 257-271. ; FERNANDEZ, Raúl R. et al. Gold and silver deposits related to Jurassic Patagonian volcanism: review and perspectives for exploration. Rev. Asoc. Geol. Argent. [online]. 2008, vol.63, n.4, pp. 665-681.; PENALVA, G. A et al. Intrusive bodies associated with the polymetallic mineralization of the Cerro León deposit, area of Cerro Tranquilo anticline, Santa Cruz: Geophysical evidence. Rev. Asoc. Geol. Argent. [online]. 2008, vol.63, n.1, pp. 14-23.; Jovic S.M. , Guido, D.M., Melgarejo, J.C., Páez, G.N., Ruiz, R. & Schalamuk, I.B. (2011): The Indium-bearing minerals of the Pingüino polymetallic vein system, Deseado Massif, Patagonia, Argentina. Canadian Mineralogist. 49, 931-946
Bournonite
Formula: PbCuSbS3
Reference: Jovic, S.M., Guido, D.M., Schalamuk, I.B., Ríos, F.J., Tassinari, C.C.G., Recio. C. (2011): Pingüino In-bearing polymetallic vein deposit, Deseado Massif, Patagonia, Argentina: characteristics of mineralization and ore-forming fluids. Mineralium Deposita, 46, 257-271. ; FERNANDEZ, Raúl R. et al. Gold and silver deposits related to Jurassic Patagonian volcanism: review and perspectives for exploration. Rev. Asoc. Geol. Argent. [online]. 2008, vol.63, n.4, pp. 665-681.; PENALVA, G. A et al. Intrusive bodies associated with the polymetallic mineralization of the Cerro León deposit, area of Cerro Tranquilo anticline, Santa Cruz: Geophysical evidence. Rev. Asoc. Geol. Argent. [online]. 2008, vol.63, n.1, pp. 14-23.
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Jovic, S.M., Guido, D.M., Schalamuk, I.B., Ríos, F.J., Tassinari, C.C.G., Recio. C. (2011): Pingüino In-bearing polymetallic vein deposit, Deseado Massif, Patagonia, Argentina: characteristics of mineralization and ore-forming fluids. Mineralium Deposita, 46, 257-271.
Cassiterite
Formula: SnO2
Reference: Jovic, S.M., Guido, D.M., Schalamuk, I.B., Ríos, F.J., Tassinari, C.C.G., Recio. C. (2011): Pingüino In-bearing polymetallic vein deposit, Deseado Massif, Patagonia, Argentina: characteristics of mineralization and ore-forming fluids. Mineralium Deposita, 46, 257-271. ; FERNANDEZ, Raúl R. et al. Gold and silver deposits related to Jurassic Patagonian volcanism: review and perspectives for exploration. Rev. Asoc. Geol. Argent. [online]. 2008, vol.63, n.4, pp. 665-681.; PENALVA, G. A et al. Intrusive bodies associated with the polymetallic mineralization of the Cerro León deposit, area of Cerro Tranquilo anticline, Santa Cruz: Geophysical evidence. Rev. Asoc. Geol. Argent. [online]. 2008, vol.63, n.1, pp. 14-23.
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: Jovic, S.M., Guido, D.M., Schalamuk, I.B., Ríos, F.J., Tassinari, C.C.G., Recio. C. (2011): Pingüino In-bearing polymetallic vein deposit, Deseado Massif, Patagonia, Argentina: characteristics of mineralization and ore-forming fluids. Mineralium Deposita, 46, 257-271. ; PENALVA, G. A et al. Intrusive bodies associated with the polymetallic mineralization of the Cerro León deposit, area of Cerro Tranquilo anticline, Santa Cruz: Geophysical evidence. Rev. Asoc. Geol. Argent. [online]. 2008, vol.63, n.1, pp. 14-23.
'Chlorite Group'
Reference: Jovic, S.M., Guido, D.M., Schalamuk, I.B., Ríos, F.J., Tassinari, C.C.G., Recio. C. (2011): Pingüino In-bearing polymetallic vein deposit, Deseado Massif, Patagonia, Argentina: characteristics of mineralization and ore-forming fluids. Mineralium Deposita, 46, 257-271.
Dickite
Formula: Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Reference: Jovic, S.M., Guido, D.M., Schalamuk, I.B., Ríos, F.J., Tassinari, C.C.G., Recio. C. (2011): Pingüino In-bearing polymetallic vein deposit, Deseado Massif, Patagonia, Argentina: characteristics of mineralization and ore-forming fluids. Mineralium Deposita, 46, 257-271.
Enargite
Formula: Cu3AsS4
Reference: FERNANDEZ, Raúl R. et al. Gold and silver deposits related to Jurassic Patagonian volcanism: review and perspectives for exploration. Rev. Asoc. Geol. Argent. [online]. 2008, vol.63, n.4, pp. 665-681.; PENALVA, G. A et al. Intrusive bodies associated with the polymetallic mineralization of the Cerro León deposit, area of Cerro Tranquilo anticline, Santa Cruz: Geophysical evidence. Rev. Asoc. Geol. Argent. [online]. 2008, vol.63, n.1, pp. 14-23.
Epidote
Formula: {Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Reference: Jovic, S.M., Guido, D.M., Schalamuk, I.B., Ríos, F.J., Tassinari, C.C.G., Recio. C. (2011): Pingüino In-bearing polymetallic vein deposit, Deseado Massif, Patagonia, Argentina: characteristics of mineralization and ore-forming fluids. Mineralium Deposita, 46, 257-271.
Ferrokësterite
Formula: Cu2(Fe,Zn)SnS4
Reference: Jovic, S.M., Guido, D.M., Schalamuk, I.B., Ríos, F.J., Tassinari, C.C.G., Recio. C. (2011): Pingüino In-bearing polymetallic vein deposit, Deseado Massif, Patagonia, Argentina: characteristics of mineralization and ore-forming fluids. Mineralium Deposita, 46, 257-271. ; PENALVA, G. A et al. Intrusive bodies associated with the polymetallic mineralization of the Cerro León deposit, area of Cerro Tranquilo anticline, Santa Cruz: Geophysical evidence. Rev. Asoc. Geol. Argent. [online]. 2008, vol.63, n.1, pp. 14-23.
Freibergite
Formula: Ag6[Cu4Fe2]Sb4S13-x
Reference: Jovic, S.M., Guido, D.M., Schalamuk, I.B., Ríos, F.J., Tassinari, C.C.G., Recio. C. (2011): Pingüino In-bearing polymetallic vein deposit, Deseado Massif, Patagonia, Argentina: characteristics of mineralization and ore-forming fluids. Mineralium Deposita, 46, 257-271. ; FERNANDEZ, Raúl R. et al. Gold and silver deposits related to Jurassic Patagonian volcanism: review and perspectives for exploration. Rev. Asoc. Geol. Argent. [online]. 2008, vol.63, n.4, pp. 665-681.; PENALVA, G. A et al. Intrusive bodies associated with the polymetallic mineralization of the Cerro León deposit, area of Cerro Tranquilo anticline, Santa Cruz: Geophysical evidence. Rev. Asoc. Geol. Argent. [online]. 2008, vol.63, n.1, pp. 14-23.
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: Jovic, S.M., Guido, D.M., Schalamuk, I.B., Ríos, F.J., Tassinari, C.C.G., Recio. C. (2011): Pingüino In-bearing polymetallic vein deposit, Deseado Massif, Patagonia, Argentina: characteristics of mineralization and ore-forming fluids. Mineralium Deposita, 46, 257-271. ; FERNANDEZ, Raúl R. et al. Gold and silver deposits related to Jurassic Patagonian volcanism: review and perspectives for exploration. Rev. Asoc. Geol. Argent. [online]. 2008, vol.63, n.4, pp. 665-681.; PENALVA, G. A et al. Intrusive bodies associated with the polymetallic mineralization of the Cerro León deposit, area of Cerro Tranquilo anticline, Santa Cruz: Geophysical evidence. Rev. Asoc. Geol. Argent. [online]. 2008, vol.63, n.1, pp. 14-23.
Giessenite
Formula: Pb27Cu2(Bi,Sb)19S57
Reference: Jovic, S.M., Guido, D.M., Schalamuk, I.B., Ríos, F.J., Tassinari, C.C.G., Recio. C. (2011): Pingüino In-bearing polymetallic vein deposit, Deseado Massif, Patagonia, Argentina: characteristics of mineralization and ore-forming fluids. Mineralium Deposita, 46, 257-271.
Goethite
Formula: α-Fe3+O(OH)
Reference: Jovic, S.M., Guido, D.M., Schalamuk, I.B., Ríos, F.J., Tassinari, C.C.G., Recio. C. (2011): Pingüino In-bearing polymetallic vein deposit, Deseado Massif, Patagonia, Argentina: characteristics of mineralization and ore-forming fluids. Mineralium Deposita, 46, 257-271. ; PENALVA, G. A et al. Intrusive bodies associated with the polymetallic mineralization of the Cerro León deposit, area of Cerro Tranquilo anticline, Santa Cruz: Geophysical evidence. Rev. Asoc. Geol. Argent. [online]. 2008, vol.63, n.1, pp. 14-23.
Gold
Formula: Au
Reference: Jovic S.M. , Guido, D.M., Melgarejo, J.C., Páez, G.N., Ruiz, R. & Schalamuk, I.B. (2011): The Indium-bearing minerals of the Pingüino polymetallic vein system, Deseado Massif, Patagonia, Argentina. Canadian Mineralogist. 49, 931-946
Greenockite
Formula: CdS
Reference: Jovic, S.M., Guido, D.M., Schalamuk, I.B., Ríos, F.J., Tassinari, C.C.G., Recio. C. (2011): Pingüino In-bearing polymetallic vein deposit, Deseado Massif, Patagonia, Argentina: characteristics of mineralization and ore-forming fluids. Mineralium Deposita, 46, 257-271. ; FERNANDEZ, Raúl R. et al. Gold and silver deposits related to Jurassic Patagonian volcanism: review and perspectives for exploration. Rev. Asoc. Geol. Argent. [online]. 2008, vol.63, n.4, pp. 665-681.; PENALVA, G. A et al. Intrusive bodies associated with the polymetallic mineralization of the Cerro León deposit, area of Cerro Tranquilo anticline, Santa Cruz: Geophysical evidence. Rev. Asoc. Geol. Argent. [online]. 2008, vol.63, n.1, pp. 14-23.
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Reference: Jovic S.M. , Guido, D.M., Melgarejo, J.C., Páez, G.N., Ruiz, R. & Schalamuk, I.B. (2011): The Indium-bearing minerals of the Pingüino polymetallic vein system, Deseado Massif, Patagonia, Argentina. Canadian Mineralogist. 49, 931-946
Hübnerite
Formula: MnWO4
Reference: Jovic, S.M., Guido, D.M., Schalamuk, I.B., Ríos, F.J., Tassinari, C.C.G., Recio. C. (2011): Pingüino In-bearing polymetallic vein deposit, Deseado Massif, Patagonia, Argentina: characteristics of mineralization and ore-forming fluids. Mineralium Deposita, 46, 257-271. ; Jovic S.M. , Guido, D.M., Melgarejo, J.C., Páez, G.N., Ruiz, R. & Schalamuk, I.B. (2011): The Indium-bearing minerals of the Pingüino polymetallic vein system, Deseado Massif, Patagonia, Argentina. Canadian Mineralogist. 49, 931-946
Izoklakeite
Formula: Pb27(Cu,Fe,Ag)2(Sb,Bi)19S57
Reference: Jovic, S.M., Guido, D.M., Schalamuk, I.B., Ríos, F.J., Tassinari, C.C.G., Recio. C. (2011): Pingüino In-bearing polymetallic vein deposit, Deseado Massif, Patagonia, Argentina: characteristics of mineralization and ore-forming fluids. Mineralium Deposita, 46, 257-271.
Kalinite
Formula: KAl(SO4)2 · 11H2O
Reference: Jovic, S.M., Guido, D.M., Schalamuk, I.B., Ríos, F.J., Tassinari, C.C.G., Recio. C. (2011): Pingüino In-bearing polymetallic vein deposit, Deseado Massif, Patagonia, Argentina: characteristics of mineralization and ore-forming fluids. Mineralium Deposita, 46, 257-271.
Kaolinite
Formula: Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Reference: Jovic, S.M., Guido, D.M., Schalamuk, I.B., Ríos, F.J., Tassinari, C.C.G., Recio. C. (2011): Pingüino In-bearing polymetallic vein deposit, Deseado Massif, Patagonia, Argentina: characteristics of mineralization and ore-forming fluids. Mineralium Deposita, 46, 257-271. ; PENALVA, G. A et al. Intrusive bodies associated with the polymetallic mineralization of the Cerro León deposit, area of Cerro Tranquilo anticline, Santa Cruz: Geophysical evidence. Rev. Asoc. Geol. Argent. [online]. 2008, vol.63, n.1, pp. 14-23.
Kësterite
Formula: Cu2ZnSnS4
Reference: FERNANDEZ, Raúl R. et al. Gold and silver deposits related to Jurassic Patagonian volcanism: review and perspectives for exploration. Rev. Asoc. Geol. Argent. [online]. 2008, vol.63, n.4, pp. 665-681.
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Jovic, S.M., Guido, D.M., Schalamuk, I.B., Ríos, F.J., Tassinari, C.C.G., Recio. C. (2011): Pingüino In-bearing polymetallic vein deposit, Deseado Massif, Patagonia, Argentina: characteristics of mineralization and ore-forming fluids. Mineralium Deposita, 46, 257-271. ; PENALVA, G. A et al. Intrusive bodies associated with the polymetallic mineralization of the Cerro León deposit, area of Cerro Tranquilo anticline, Santa Cruz: Geophysical evidence. Rev. Asoc. Geol. Argent. [online]. 2008, vol.63, n.1, pp. 14-23.
Muscovite var: Sericite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Jovic, S.M., Guido, D.M., Schalamuk, I.B., Ríos, F.J., Tassinari, C.C.G., Recio. C. (2011): Pingüino In-bearing polymetallic vein deposit, Deseado Massif, Patagonia, Argentina: characteristics of mineralization and ore-forming fluids. Mineralium Deposita, 46, 257-271. ; PENALVA, G. A et al. Intrusive bodies associated with the polymetallic mineralization of the Cerro León deposit, area of Cerro Tranquilo anticline, Santa Cruz: Geophysical evidence. Rev. Asoc. Geol. Argent. [online]. 2008, vol.63, n.1, pp. 14-23.
Nacrite
Formula: Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Reference: Jovic, S.M., Guido, D.M., Schalamuk, I.B., Ríos, F.J., Tassinari, C.C.G., Recio. C. (2011): Pingüino In-bearing polymetallic vein deposit, Deseado Massif, Patagonia, Argentina: characteristics of mineralization and ore-forming fluids. Mineralium Deposita, 46, 257-271.
Natroalunite
Formula: NaAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
Reference: Jovic, S.M., Guido, D.M., Schalamuk, I.B., Ríos, F.J., Tassinari, C.C.G., Recio. C. (2011): Pingüino In-bearing polymetallic vein deposit, Deseado Massif, Patagonia, Argentina: characteristics of mineralization and ore-forming fluids. Mineralium Deposita, 46, 257-271.
Ourayite
Formula: Ag3Pb4Bi5S13
Reference: Jovic, S.M., Guido, D.M., Schalamuk, I.B., Ríos, F.J., Tassinari, C.C.G., Recio. C. (2011): Pingüino In-bearing polymetallic vein deposit, Deseado Massif, Patagonia, Argentina: characteristics of mineralization and ore-forming fluids. Mineralium Deposita, 46, 257-271.
Owyheeite
Formula: Ag3+xPb10-2xSb11+xS28, -0.13 < x > +0.20
Reference: Jovic, S.M., Guido, D.M., Schalamuk, I.B., Ríos, F.J., Tassinari, C.C.G., Recio. C. (2011): Pingüino In-bearing polymetallic vein deposit, Deseado Massif, Patagonia, Argentina: characteristics of mineralization and ore-forming fluids. Mineralium Deposita, 46, 257-271.
Plumbojarosite
Formula: Pb0.5Fe3+3(SO4)2(OH)6
Reference: Jovic, S.M., Guido, D.M., Schalamuk, I.B., Ríos, F.J., Tassinari, C.C.G., Recio. C. (2011): Pingüino In-bearing polymetallic vein deposit, Deseado Massif, Patagonia, Argentina: characteristics of mineralization and ore-forming fluids. Mineralium Deposita, 46, 257-271.
Plumbonacrite
Formula: Pb5O(OH)2(CO3)3
Reference: Jovic, S.M., Guido, D.M., Schalamuk, I.B., Ríos, F.J., Tassinari, C.C.G., Recio. C. (2011): Pingüino In-bearing polymetallic vein deposit, Deseado Massif, Patagonia, Argentina: characteristics of mineralization and ore-forming fluids. Mineralium Deposita, 46, 257-271.
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Jovic, S.M., Guido, D.M., Schalamuk, I.B., Ríos, F.J., Tassinari, C.C.G., Recio. C. (2011): Pingüino In-bearing polymetallic vein deposit, Deseado Massif, Patagonia, Argentina: characteristics of mineralization and ore-forming fluids. Mineralium Deposita, 46, 257-271. ; FERNANDEZ, Raúl R. et al. Gold and silver deposits related to Jurassic Patagonian volcanism: review and perspectives for exploration. Rev. Asoc. Geol. Argent. [online]. 2008, vol.63, n.4, pp. 665-681.; PENALVA, G. A et al. Intrusive bodies associated with the polymetallic mineralization of the Cerro León deposit, area of Cerro Tranquilo anticline, Santa Cruz: Geophysical evidence. Rev. Asoc. Geol. Argent. [online]. 2008, vol.63, n.1, pp. 14-23.
Pyrrhotite
Formula: Fe7S8
Reference: Jovic, S.M., Guido, D.M., Schalamuk, I.B., Ríos, F.J., Tassinari, C.C.G., Recio. C. (2011): Pingüino In-bearing polymetallic vein deposit, Deseado Massif, Patagonia, Argentina: characteristics of mineralization and ore-forming fluids. Mineralium Deposita, 46, 257-271.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Jovic, S.M., Guido, D.M., Schalamuk, I.B., Ríos, F.J., Tassinari, C.C.G., Recio. C. (2011): Pingüino In-bearing polymetallic vein deposit, Deseado Massif, Patagonia, Argentina: characteristics of mineralization and ore-forming fluids. Mineralium Deposita, 46, 257-271. ; FERNANDEZ, Raúl R. et al. Gold and silver deposits related to Jurassic Patagonian volcanism: review and perspectives for exploration. Rev. Asoc. Geol. Argent. [online]. 2008, vol.63, n.4, pp. 665-681.; PENALVA, G. A et al. Intrusive bodies associated with the polymetallic mineralization of the Cerro León deposit, area of Cerro Tranquilo anticline, Santa Cruz: Geophysical evidence. Rev. Asoc. Geol. Argent. [online]. 2008, vol.63, n.1, pp. 14-23.
Rhodonite
Formula: Mn2+SiO3
Reference: Jovic S.M. , Guido, D.M., Melgarejo, J.C., Páez, G.N., Ruiz, R. & Schalamuk, I.B. (2011): The Indium-bearing minerals of the Pingüino polymetallic vein system, Deseado Massif, Patagonia, Argentina. Canadian Mineralogist. 49, 931-946
Silver
Formula: Ag
Reference: Jovic S.M. , Guido, D.M., Melgarejo, J.C., Páez, G.N., Ruiz, R. & Schalamuk, I.B. (2011): The Indium-bearing minerals of the Pingüino polymetallic vein system, Deseado Massif, Patagonia, Argentina. Canadian Mineralogist. 49, 931-946
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: Jovic, S.M., Guido, D.M., Schalamuk, I.B., Ríos, F.J., Tassinari, C.C.G., Recio. C. (2011): Pingüino In-bearing polymetallic vein deposit, Deseado Massif, Patagonia, Argentina: characteristics of mineralization and ore-forming fluids. Mineralium Deposita, 46, 257-271. ; PENALVA, G. A et al. Intrusive bodies associated with the polymetallic mineralization of the Cerro León deposit, area of Cerro Tranquilo anticline, Santa Cruz: Geophysical evidence. Rev. Asoc. Geol. Argent. [online]. 2008, vol.63, n.1, pp. 14-23.
Stannite
Formula: Cu2FeSnS4
Reference: Jovic, S.M., Guido, D.M., Schalamuk, I.B., Ríos, F.J., Tassinari, C.C.G., Recio. C. (2011): Pingüino In-bearing polymetallic vein deposit, Deseado Massif, Patagonia, Argentina: characteristics of mineralization and ore-forming fluids. Mineralium Deposita, 46, 257-271.
Tetrahedrite
Formula: Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Reference: Jovic, S.M., Guido, D.M., Schalamuk, I.B., Ríos, F.J., Tassinari, C.C.G., Recio. C. (2011): Pingüino In-bearing polymetallic vein deposit, Deseado Massif, Patagonia, Argentina: characteristics of mineralization and ore-forming fluids. Mineralium Deposita, 46, 257-271. ; FERNANDEZ, Raúl R. et al. Gold and silver deposits related to Jurassic Patagonian volcanism: review and perspectives for exploration. Rev. Asoc. Geol. Argent. [online]. 2008, vol.63, n.4, pp. 665-681.; PENALVA, G. A et al. Intrusive bodies associated with the polymetallic mineralization of the Cerro León deposit, area of Cerro Tranquilo anticline, Santa Cruz: Geophysical evidence. Rev. Asoc. Geol. Argent. [online]. 2008, vol.63, n.1, pp. 14-23.
'Uvite Series'
Formula: Ca(Mg3)MgAl5(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(F/OH)
Reference: PENALVA, G. A et al. Intrusive bodies associated with the polymetallic mineralization of the Cerro León deposit, area of Cerro Tranquilo anticline, Santa Cruz: Geophysical evidence. Rev. Asoc. Geol. Argent. [online]. 2008, vol.63, n.1, pp. 14-23.
'Wad'
Reference: PENALVA, G. A et al. Intrusive bodies associated with the polymetallic mineralization of the Cerro León deposit, area of Cerro Tranquilo anticline, Santa Cruz: Geophysical evidence. Rev. Asoc. Geol. Argent. [online]. 2008, vol.63, n.1, pp. 14-23.
'Wolframite'
Formula: (Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4
Reference: FERNANDEZ, Raúl R. et al. Gold and silver deposits related to Jurassic Patagonian volcanism: review and perspectives for exploration. Rev. Asoc. Geol. Argent. [online]. 2008, vol.63, n.4, pp. 665-681.; PENALVA, G. A et al. Intrusive bodies associated with the polymetallic mineralization of the Cerro León deposit, area of Cerro Tranquilo anticline, Santa Cruz: Geophysical evidence. Rev. Asoc. Geol. Argent. [online]. 2008, vol.63, n.1, pp. 14-23.
Wollastonite
Formula: CaSiO3
Reference: Jovic S.M. , Guido, D.M., Melgarejo, J.C., Páez, G.N., Ruiz, R. & Schalamuk, I.B. (2011): The Indium-bearing minerals of the Pingüino polymetallic vein system, Deseado Massif, Patagonia, Argentina. Canadian Mineralogist. 49, 931-946
Wurtzite
Formula: (Zn,Fe)S
Reference: PENALVA, G. A et al. Intrusive bodies associated with the polymetallic mineralization of the Cerro León deposit, area of Cerro Tranquilo anticline, Santa Cruz: Geophysical evidence. Rev. Asoc. Geol. Argent. [online]. 2008, vol.63, n.1, pp. 14-23.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
'Gold'1.AA.05Au
Silver1.AA.05Ag
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
'Acanthite'2.BA.35Ag2S
'Aramayoite'2.HA.25Ag3Sb2(Bi,Sb)S6
'Argentotennantite'2.GB.05Ag6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]As4S13
'Arsenopyrite'2.EB.20FeAsS
'Bournonite'2.GA.50PbCuSbS3
'Chalcopyrite'2.CB.10aCuFeS2
'Enargite'2.KA.05Cu3AsS4
'Ferrokësterite'2.CB.15aCu2(Fe,Zn)SnS4
'Freibergite'2.GB.05Ag6[Cu4Fe2]Sb4S13-x
'Galena'2.CD.10PbS
'Giessenite'2.HB.10bPb27Cu2(Bi,Sb)19S57
'Greenockite'2.CB.45CdS
'Izoklakeite'2.HB.10bPb27(Cu,Fe,Ag)2(Sb,Bi)19S57
'Kësterite '2.CB.15aCu2ZnSnS4
'Ourayite'2.JB.40cAg3Pb4Bi5S13
'Owyheeite'2.HC.35Ag3+xPb10-2xSb11+xS28, -0.13 < x > +0.20
'Pyrite'2.EB.05aFeS2
'Pyrrhotite'2.CC.10Fe7S8
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Stannite2.CB.15aCu2FeSnS4
Tetrahedrite2.GB.05Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Wurtzite2.CB.45(Zn,Fe)S
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
'Cassiterite'4.DB.05SnO2
'Goethite'4.00.α-Fe3+O(OH)
'Hematite'4.CB.05Fe2O3
'Hübnerite'4.DB.30MnWO4
'Quartz'4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
'Calcite'5.AB.05CaCO3
'Plumbonacrite'5.BE.15Pb5O(OH)2(CO3)3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
'Kalinite'7.CC.15KAl(SO4)2 · 11H2O
'Natroalunite'7.BC.10NaAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
'Plumbojarosite'7.BC.10Pb0.5Fe3+3(SO4)2(OH)6
Group 9 - Silicates
'Dickite'9.ED.05Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
'Epidote'9.BG.05a{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
'Kaolinite'9.ED.05Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
'Muscovite'9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
var: Sericite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
'Nacrite'9.ED.05Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
'Rhodonite'9.DK.05Mn2+SiO3
Uvite Series9..Ca(Mg3)MgAl5(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(F/OH)
Wollastonite9.DG.05CaSiO3
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Chlorite Group'-
Wad-
Wolframite-(Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Metals, other than the Platinum Group
Gold1.1.1.1Au
Silver1.1.1.2Ag
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:1
Acanthite2.4.1.1Ag2S
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Greenockite2.8.7.2CdS
Pyrrhotite2.8.10.1Fe7S8
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
Wurtzite2.8.7.1(Zn,Fe)S
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
Ferrokësterite2.9.2.10Cu2(Fe,Zn)SnS4
Kësterite 2.9.2.9Cu2ZnSnS4
Stannite2.9.2.1Cu2FeSnS4
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Arsenopyrite2.12.4.1FeAsS
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 3 - SULFOSALTS
ø = 4
Enargite3.2.1.1Cu3AsS4
3 <ø < 4
Argentotennantite3.3.6.7Ag6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]As4S13
Freibergite3.3.6.3Ag6[Cu4Fe2]Sb4S13-x
Tetrahedrite3.3.6.1Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
ø = 3
Bournonite3.4.3.2PbCuSbS3
2.5 < ø < 3
Giessenite3.5.12.2Pb27Cu2(Bi,Sb)19S57
Izoklakeite3.5.12.1Pb27(Cu,Fe,Ag)2(Sb,Bi)19S57
Ourayite3.5.6.1Ag3Pb4Bi5S13
Owyheeite3.5.10.1Ag3+xPb10-2xSb11+xS28, -0.13 < x > +0.20
ø = 2
Aramayoite3.7.4.1Ag3Sb2(Bi,Sb)S6
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
AX2
Cassiterite4.4.1.5SnO2
Group 6 - HYDROXIDES AND OXIDES CONTAINING HYDROXYL
XO(OH)
Goethite6.1.1.2α-Fe3+O(OH)
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Plumbonacrite16a.5.1.1Pb5O(OH)2(CO3)3
Group 29 - HYDRATED ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AB(XO4)2·xH2O
Kalinite29.5.4.2KAl(SO4)2 · 11H2O
Group 30 - ANHYDROUS SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)2(XO4)Zq
Plumbojarosite30.2.5.6Pb0.5Fe3+3(SO4)2(OH)6
Group 48 - ANHYDROUS MOLYBDATES AND TUNGSTATES
AXO4
Hübnerite48.1.1.1MnWO4
Group 58 - SOROSILICATES Insular, Mixed, Single, and Larger Tetrahedral Groups
Insular, Mixed, Single, and Larger Tetrahedral Groups with cations in [6] and higher coordination; single and double groups (n = 1, 2)
Epidote58.2.1a.7{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Group 61 - CYCLOSILICATES Six-Membered Rings
Six-Membered Rings with borate groups
'Uvite Series'61.3.1.3Ca(Mg3)MgAl5(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(F/OH)
Group 65 - INOSILICATES Single-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=1)
Single-Width Unbranched Chains, W=1 with chains P=3
Wollastonite65.2.1.1cCaSiO3
Single-Width Unbranched Chains, W=1 with chains P=5
Rhodonite65.4.1.1Mn2+SiO3
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 1:1 layers
Dickite71.1.1.1Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Muscovite71.2.2a.1KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Chlorite Group'-
Kaolinite-Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Muscovite
var: Sericite
-KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Nacrite-Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Natroalunite-NaAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
'Wad'-
'Wolframite'-(Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H DickiteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
H Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
H Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
H KaliniteKAl(SO4)2 · 11H2O
H KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H NacriteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
H NatroaluniteNaAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
H PlumbojarositePb0.5Fe33+(SO4)2(OH)6
H PlumbonacritePb5O(OH)2(CO3)3
H Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
C PlumbonacritePb5O(OH)2(CO3)3
OOxygen
O CalciteCaCO3
O CassiteriteSnO2
O DickiteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
O Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
O Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
O HematiteFe2O3
O HübneriteMnWO4
O KaliniteKAl(SO4)2 · 11H2O
O KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O NacriteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
O NatroaluniteNaAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
O PlumbojarositePb0.5Fe33+(SO4)2(OH)6
O PlumbonacritePb5O(OH)2(CO3)3
O QuartzSiO2
O RhodoniteMn2+SiO3
O Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O Wolframite(Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4
O WollastoniteCaSiO3
NaSodium
Na NatroaluniteNaAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
AlAluminium
Al DickiteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Al Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Al KaliniteKAl(SO4)2 · 11H2O
Al KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al NacriteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Al NatroaluniteNaAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
Al Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
SiSilicon
Si DickiteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Si Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Si KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si NacriteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Si QuartzSiO2
Si RhodoniteMn2+SiO3
Si Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si WollastoniteCaSiO3
SSulfur
S AcanthiteAg2S
S AramayoiteAg3Sb2(Bi,Sb)S6
S ArgentotennantiteAg6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]As4S13
S ArsenopyriteFeAsS
S BournonitePbCuSbS3
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S EnargiteCu3AsS4
S FerrokësteriteCu2(Fe,Zn)SnS4
S FreibergiteAg6[Cu4Fe2]Sb4S13-x
S GalenaPbS
S GiessenitePb27Cu2(Bi,Sb)19S57
S GreenockiteCdS
S IzoklakeitePb27(Cu,Fe,Ag)2(Sb,Bi)19S57
S KaliniteKAl(SO4)2 · 11H2O
S Kësterite Cu2ZnSnS4
S NatroaluniteNaAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
S OurayiteAg3Pb4Bi5S13
S OwyheeiteAg3+xPb10-2xSb11+xS28, -0.13 < x > +0.20
S PlumbojarositePb0.5Fe33+(SO4)2(OH)6
S PyriteFeS2
S PyrrhotiteFe7S8
S SphaleriteZnS
S StanniteCu2FeSnS4
S TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
S Wurtzite(Zn,Fe)S
KPotassium
K KaliniteKAl(SO4)2 · 11H2O
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
K Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Ca WollastoniteCaSiO3
MnManganese
Mn HübneriteMnWO4
Mn RhodoniteMn2+SiO3
Mn Wolframite(Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4
FeIron
Fe ArgentotennantiteAg6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]As4S13
Fe ArsenopyriteFeAsS
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Fe FerrokësteriteCu2(Fe,Zn)SnS4
Fe FreibergiteAg6[Cu4Fe2]Sb4S13-x
Fe Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
Fe HematiteFe2O3
Fe IzoklakeitePb27(Cu,Fe,Ag)2(Sb,Bi)19S57
Fe PlumbojarositePb0.5Fe33+(SO4)2(OH)6
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe PyrrhotiteFe7S8
Fe StanniteCu2FeSnS4
Fe TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Fe Wolframite(Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4
CuCopper
Cu ArgentotennantiteAg6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]As4S13
Cu BournonitePbCuSbS3
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu EnargiteCu3AsS4
Cu FerrokësteriteCu2(Fe,Zn)SnS4
Cu FreibergiteAg6[Cu4Fe2]Sb4S13-x
Cu GiessenitePb27Cu2(Bi,Sb)19S57
Cu IzoklakeitePb27(Cu,Fe,Ag)2(Sb,Bi)19S57
Cu Kësterite Cu2ZnSnS4
Cu StanniteCu2FeSnS4
Cu TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
ZnZinc
Zn ArgentotennantiteAg6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]As4S13
Zn FerrokësteriteCu2(Fe,Zn)SnS4
Zn Kësterite Cu2ZnSnS4
Zn SphaleriteZnS
Zn TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Zn Wurtzite(Zn,Fe)S
AsArsenic
As ArgentotennantiteAg6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]As4S13
As ArsenopyriteFeAsS
As EnargiteCu3AsS4
AgSilver
Ag AcanthiteAg2S
Ag AramayoiteAg3Sb2(Bi,Sb)S6
Ag ArgentotennantiteAg6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]As4S13
Ag FreibergiteAg6[Cu4Fe2]Sb4S13-x
Ag IzoklakeitePb27(Cu,Fe,Ag)2(Sb,Bi)19S57
Ag OurayiteAg3Pb4Bi5S13
Ag OwyheeiteAg3+xPb10-2xSb11+xS28, -0.13 < x > +0.20
Ag SilverAg
CdCadmium
Cd GreenockiteCdS
SnTin
Sn CassiteriteSnO2
Sn FerrokësteriteCu2(Fe,Zn)SnS4
Sn Kësterite Cu2ZnSnS4
Sn StanniteCu2FeSnS4
SbAntimony
Sb AramayoiteAg3Sb2(Bi,Sb)S6
Sb BournonitePbCuSbS3
Sb FreibergiteAg6[Cu4Fe2]Sb4S13-x
Sb GiessenitePb27Cu2(Bi,Sb)19S57
Sb IzoklakeitePb27(Cu,Fe,Ag)2(Sb,Bi)19S57
Sb OwyheeiteAg3+xPb10-2xSb11+xS28, -0.13 < x > +0.20
Sb TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
WTungsten
W HübneriteMnWO4
W Wolframite(Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4
AuGold
Au GoldAu
PbLead
Pb BournonitePbCuSbS3
Pb GalenaPbS
Pb GiessenitePb27Cu2(Bi,Sb)19S57
Pb IzoklakeitePb27(Cu,Fe,Ag)2(Sb,Bi)19S57
Pb OurayiteAg3Pb4Bi5S13
Pb OwyheeiteAg3+xPb10-2xSb11+xS28, -0.13 < x > +0.20
Pb PlumbojarositePb0.5Fe33+(SO4)2(OH)6
Pb PlumbonacritePb5O(OH)2(CO3)3
BiBismuth
Bi AramayoiteAg3Sb2(Bi,Sb)S6
Bi GiessenitePb27Cu2(Bi,Sb)19S57
Bi IzoklakeitePb27(Cu,Fe,Ag)2(Sb,Bi)19S57
Bi OurayiteAg3Pb4Bi5S13

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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Cretaceous - Jurassic
66 - 201.3 Ma



ID: 3185986
Mesozoic volcanic rocks

Age: Mesozoic (66 - 201.3 Ma)

Comments: Deseado Province

Lithology: Volcanic 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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References

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- Penalva, G. A et al. (2008): Intrusive bodies associated with the polymetallic mineralization of the Cerro León deposit, area of Cerro Tranquilo anticline, Santa Cruz: Geophysical evidence. Rev. Asoc. Geol. Argent. 63 (1), 14-23.[online].
- Guido, Diego M et al. (2009): Polymetallicore-shoots discovery and modelization with geoelectric surveys: Pingüino project, Deseado Massif. Rev. Asoc. Geol. Argent. 64 (3), 383-390. [online].
- Jovic, S.M., Guido, D.M., Schalamuk, I.B., Ríos, F.J., Tassinari, C.C.G., Recio. C. (2011): Pingüino In-bearing polymetallic vein deposit, Deseado Massif, Patagonia, Argentina: characteristics of mineralization and ore-forming fluids. Mineralium Deposita, 46, 257-271.
- Jovic S.M. , Guido, D.M., Melgarejo, J.C., Páez, G.N., Ruiz, R. & Schalamuk, I.B. (2011): The Indium-bearing minerals of the Pingüino polymetallic vein system, Deseado Massif, Patagonia, Argentina. Canadian Mineralogist. 49, 931-946

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