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Boleo District, Santa Rosalía, Mun. de Mulegé, Baja California Sur (BC Sur), Mexico

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 27° 19' 42'' North , 112° 17' 55'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 27.328459, -112.298841
Other regions containing this locality:Sonoran Desert, North America
North America

Note. Boleo is spelled with no accented characters. The name variants Boléo and Boleó are frequently seen in print references but Mexican references spell the name simply as Boleo, so that is the variant used on Mindat. (The origin of the pseudo-spanish spelling "Boléo", often seen on english labels, was apparently a spanish orthographical error by the French mining company here, although the spanish language has strict rules about the use and non-use of accent marks and in this case it should be not accented.)

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49 valid minerals. 3 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals. 2 erroneous literature entries.

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Wilson, I. F., & Rocha, V. S. (1955). Geology and mineral deposits of the Boleo copper district, Baja California, Mexico. US Government Printing Office. USGS Professional Paper 273. Available for download at

Swoboda, E. (1998): Boléo: a classic locality reworked. Mineralogical Record, 29(1), 51-62.

Bariand, P. et al. (1998) Famous mineral localities: Boléo, Baja California, Mexico. Mineralogical Record 29(1), 4-49.

Andrew G. Conly, Steven D. Scott, and Hervé Bellon (2011) Metalliferous Manganese Oxide Mineralization Associated with the Boléo Cu-Co-Zn District, Mexico. Economic Geology 106, 1173-1196.

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