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La Esperanza deposit, Aguilar District, Humahuaca Department, Jujuy, Argentina

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 23° 7' 46'' South , 65° 42' 58'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -23.129444, -65.716111
SEDEX mineralization related to igneous intrusion into Ordovician sediments.(7km from the Aguilar mine) Native lead reported with galena from here. (There is some confusion as to which side of the Jujuy/Salta border this mine is located on.)

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25 entries listed. 23 valid minerals.

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Gemmel, J.B., Zantor, H., and Meinert, L.D., 1992, Genesis of the Aguilar zinc-lead-silver deposit, Argentina—Contact metasomatic vs. sedimentary exhalative: Economic Geology, v. 87, p. 2085–2112.
Gemuts, I., Little, M.L., and Giudici, J., 1996, Precious and base metal deposits in Argentina: SEG (Society of Economic Geologists) Newsletter, no. 25, p. 1, 7–14.
Schalamuk, I.B., and de Barrio, R.E., 2002, Ordovician mineralizations in Argentina, 14 p., (last visited November 5, 2003)
Sureda, R.J., 1999, Los yasimentos sedex de plomo y zinc en la Sierra de Aguilar, Jujuy, in Zappettini, E.O., ed., Recursos minerales de la Republica Argentina: Buenos Aires, Instituto de Geologia y Recursos Minerales SEGEMAR, Anales 35, p. 459–485.
Sureda, R.J., and Martin, J.L., 1990, El Aguilar Mine—An Ordovician sediment-hosted stratiform lead-zinc deposit in the Central Andes, in Fonboté, L., Amstutz, G.C., Cardozo, M., Cedillo, E., and Frutos, J., eds., Stratabound ore deposits in the Andes: Berlin, Springer-Verlag, p. 161–174.

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