Boleo District, Santa Rosalía, Mun. de Mulegé, Baja California Sur (BC Sur), Mexico
|Location is approximate, based on center of defined region.|
|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||27° 19' 42'' North , 112° 17' 55'' West|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||27.32846,-112.29884|
|Other regions containing this locality:||Sonoran Desert, 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.
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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2.588 - 5.333 Ma
Localities in this Region
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.