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Canta District, Canta Province, Lima, Perui
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German:
Distrikt Canta, Lima, Peru
Italian:
distretto di Canta, Lima, Perù
Simplified Chinese:
坎塔區, 利馬大區, 秘鲁
Spanish:
Distrito de Canta, Lima, Perú
Aymara:
Kanta jisk'a t'aqa suyu, Lima jach'a suyu, Piruw
Cebuano:
Canta , Peru
Dutch:
Canta District, Lima, Peru
Georgian:
კანტის რაიონი, ლიმა, პერუ
Portuguese:
Canta, Lima, Peru
Quechua:
Kanta distritu, Lima suyu, Piruw


Canta is a district, town and the capital of Canta Province and lies about 88 Km northwest of Lima. There is a locality for massive dumorterite near the town that has been used for various lapidary purposes, like the manufacture of stone birds. In year 2015 an interesting deposit of axinite-(Mn) and epidote was discovered in the vicinity, in a mountainside outcrop, according to a known dealer who markets Peruvian minerals.

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Standard Detailed Gallery Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

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3 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Axinite-(Mn)
Formula: Ca2Mn2+Al2BSi4O15(OH)
Reference: Carles Millan collection
Dumortierite
Formula: (Al,Fe3+)7(SiO4)3(BO3)O3
Reference: J.Hyrsl (2012) Gemstones of Peru, p. 49
Epidote
Formula: {Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Reference: Carles Millan collection

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 9 - Silicates
Axinite-(Mn)9.BD.20Ca2Mn2+Al2BSi4O15(OH)
Dumortierite9.AJ.10(Al,Fe3+)7(SiO4)3(BO3)O3
Epidote9.BG.05a{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 54 - NESOSILICATES Borosilicates and Some Beryllosilicates
Borosilicates and Some Beryllosilicates with (BO3)
Dumortierite54.1.2.1(Al,Fe3+)7(SiO4)3(BO3)O3
Group 56 - SOROSILICATES Si2O7 Groups, With Additional O, OH, F and H2O
Si2O7 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with cations in [4] and/or >[4] coordination
Axinite-(Mn)56.2.2.3Ca2Mn2+Al2BSi4O15(OH)
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)

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Axinite-(Mn)Ca2Mn2+Al2BSi4O15(OH)
H Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
BBoron
B Dumortierite(Al,Fe3+)7(SiO4)3(BO3)O3
B Axinite-(Mn)Ca2Mn2+Al2BSi4O15(OH)
OOxygen
O Dumortierite(Al,Fe3+)7(SiO4)3(BO3)O3
O Axinite-(Mn)Ca2Mn2+Al2BSi4O15(OH)
O Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
AlAluminium
Al Dumortierite(Al,Fe3+)7(SiO4)3(BO3)O3
Al Axinite-(Mn)Ca2Mn2+Al2BSi4O15(OH)
Al Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
SiSilicon
Si Dumortierite(Al,Fe3+)7(SiO4)3(BO3)O3
Si Axinite-(Mn)Ca2Mn2+Al2BSi4O15(OH)
Si Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
CaCalcium
Ca Axinite-(Mn)Ca2Mn2+Al2BSi4O15(OH)
Ca Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
MnManganese
Mn Axinite-(Mn)Ca2Mn2+Al2BSi4O15(OH)
FeIron
Fe Dumortierite(Al,Fe3+)7(SiO4)3(BO3)O3
Fe Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)

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Verbal information from Edwin Bravo of Lima Peru.

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Wikipedia:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canta_District
Wikidata ID:Q3313026
GeoNames ID:8350238

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