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El Quevar Mine, El Quevar mining district, Los Andes department, Salta, Argentinai
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El Quevar MineMine
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Los Andes departmentDepartment
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 24° 41' 21'' South , 65° 42' 13'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -24.68937,-65.70388
GeoHash:G#: 6e978c7vu
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:Cwb : Subtropical highland climate or temperate oceanic climate with dry winters
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Campo Quijano5,000 (2016)25.4km
Salta512,686 (2016)31.4km
Santa Rosa de Tastil2,000 (2016)38.0km
El Carril9,780 (2016)47.8km
Chicoana8,468 (2015)48.9km


Ag-Pb deposit in Miocene dacite-andesite stratovolcanic complex.

Regions containing this locality

South America PlateTectonic Plate
South AmericaContinent

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


34 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Acanthite
Formula: Ag2S
Anglesite
Formula: PbSO4
Aramayoite
Formula: Ag3Sb2(Bi,Sb)S6
Boulangerite
Formula: Pb5Sb4S11
Bournonite
Formula: PbCuSbS3
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Cassiterite
Formula: SnO2
Cerussite
Formula: PbCO3
Chalcanthite
Formula: CuSO4 · 5H2O
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Chlorargyrite
Formula: AgCl
Covellite
Formula: CuS
Diaphorite
Formula: Ag3Pb2Sb3S8
Enargite
Formula: Cu3AsS4
Famatinite
Formula: Cu3SbS4
Freibergite
Formula: Ag6[Cu4Fe2]Sb4S13-x
Freieslebenite
Formula: AgPbSbS3
Galena
Formula: PbS
Geocronite
Formula: Pb14(Sb,As)6S23
'Limonite'
Formula: (Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Marcasite
Formula: FeS2
Mawsonite
Formula: Cu6Fe2SnS8
Miargyrite
Formula: AgSbS2
Pearceite
Formula: [Ag9CuS4][(Ag,Cu)6(As,Sb)2S7]
Polybasite
Formula: [(Ag,Cu)6(Sb,As)2S7][Ag9CuS4]
Pyrargyrite
Formula: Ag3SbS3
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Seligmannite
Formula: PbCuAsS3
Semseyite
Formula: Pb9Sb8S21
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Stannoidite
Formula: Cu+6Cu2+2(Fe2+,Zn)3Sn2S12
Stephanite
Formula: Ag5SbS4
Tennantite
Formula: Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]As4S13
Tetrahedrite
Formula: Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Acanthite2.BA.35Ag2S
Aramayoite2.HA.25Ag3Sb2(Bi,Sb)S6
Boulangerite2.HC.15Pb5Sb4S11
Bournonite2.GA.50PbCuSbS3
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Covellite2.CA.05aCuS
Diaphorite2.JB.05Ag3Pb2Sb3S8
Enargite2.KA.05Cu3AsS4
Famatinite2.KA.10Cu3SbS4
Freibergite2.GB.05Ag6[Cu4Fe2]Sb4S13-x
Freieslebenite2.JB.15AgPbSbS3
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Geocronite2.JB.30aPb14(Sb,As)6S23
Marcasite2.EB.10aFeS2
Mawsonite2.CB.20Cu6Fe2SnS8
Miargyrite2.HA.10AgSbS2
Pearceite2.GB.15[Ag9CuS4][(Ag,Cu)6(As,Sb)2S7]
Polybasite2.GB.15[(Ag,Cu)6(Sb,As)2S7][Ag9CuS4]
Pyrargyrite2.GA.05Ag3SbS3
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Seligmannite2.GA.50PbCuAsS3
Semseyite2.HC.10dPb9Sb8S21
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Stannoidite2.CB.15cCu+6Cu2+2(Fe2+,Zn)3Sn2S12
Stephanite2.GB.10Ag5SbS4
Tennantite2.GB.05Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]As4S13
Tetrahedrite2.GB.05Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Group 3 - Halides
Chlorargyrite3.AA.15AgCl
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Cassiterite4.DB.05SnO2
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Cerussite5.AB.15PbCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Anglesite7.AD.35PbSO4
Chalcanthite7.CB.20CuSO4 · 5H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:1
Acanthite2.4.1.1Ag2S
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Covellite2.8.12.1CuS
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
Mawsonite2.9.3.1Cu6Fe2SnS8
Stannoidite2.9.3.3Cu+6Cu2+2(Fe2+,Zn)3Sn2S12
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Marcasite2.12.2.1FeS2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 3 - SULFOSALTS
ø > 4
Pearceite3.1.8.1[Ag9CuS4][(Ag,Cu)6(As,Sb)2S7]
Polybasite3.1.7.2[(Ag,Cu)6(Sb,As)2S7][Ag9CuS4]
ø = 4
Enargite3.2.1.1Cu3AsS4
Famatinite3.2.2.2Cu3SbS4
Stephanite3.2.4.1Ag5SbS4
3 <ø < 4
Freibergite3.3.6.3Ag6[Cu4Fe2]Sb4S13-x
Geocronite3.3.1.2Pb14(Sb,As)6S23
Tennantite3.3.6.2Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]As4S13
Tetrahedrite3.3.6.1Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
ø = 3
Bournonite3.4.3.2PbCuSbS3
Freieslebenite3.4.6.2AgPbSbS3
Pyrargyrite3.4.1.2Ag3SbS3
Seligmannite3.4.3.1PbCuAsS3
2.5 < ø < 3
Boulangerite3.5.2.1Pb5Sb4S11
Diaphorite3.5.4.1Ag3Pb2Sb3S8
2 < ø < 2.49
Semseyite3.6.20.4Pb9Sb8S21
ø = 2
Aramayoite3.7.4.1Ag3Sb2(Bi,Sb)S6
Miargyrite3.7.3.2AgSbS2
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
AX2
Cassiterite4.4.1.5SnO2
Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX
Chlorargyrite9.1.4.1AgCl
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Cerussite14.1.3.4PbCO3
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Anglesite28.3.1.3PbSO4
Group 29 - HYDRATED ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4·xH2O
Chalcanthite29.6.7.1CuSO4 · 5H2O
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H ChalcanthiteCuSO4 · 5H2O
H Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
C CerussitePbCO3
OOxygen
O CassiteriteSnO2
O QuartzSiO2
O CalciteCaCO3
O AnglesitePbSO4
O CerussitePbCO3
O ChalcanthiteCuSO4 · 5H2O
O Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
SSulfur
S AramayoiteAg3Sb2(Bi,Sb)S6
S BoulangeritePb5Sb4S11
S BournonitePbCuSbS3
S SeligmannitePbCuAsS3
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S DiaphoriteAg3Pb2Sb3S8
S EnargiteCu3AsS4
S SphaleriteZnS
S StannoiditeCu6+Cu22+(Fe2+,Zn)3Sn2S12
S FreibergiteAg6[Cu4Fe2]Sb4S13-x
S FreieslebeniteAgPbSbS3
S GalenaPbS
S GeocronitePb14(Sb,As)6S23
S MarcasiteFeS2
S MawsoniteCu6Fe2SnS8
S PyriteFeS2
S SemseyitePb9Sb8S21
S TennantiteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]As4S13
S TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
S MiargyriteAgSbS2
S PyrargyriteAg3SbS3
S Polybasite[(Ag,Cu)6(Sb,As)2S7][Ag9CuS4]
S Pearceite[Ag9CuS4][(Ag,Cu)6(As,Sb)2S7]
S StephaniteAg5SbS4
S FamatiniteCu3SbS4
S AcanthiteAg2S
S CovelliteCuS
S AnglesitePbSO4
S ChalcanthiteCuSO4 · 5H2O
ClChlorine
Cl ChlorargyriteAgCl
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
FeIron
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe StannoiditeCu6+Cu22+(Fe2+,Zn)3Sn2S12
Fe FreibergiteAg6[Cu4Fe2]Sb4S13-x
Fe MarcasiteFeS2
Fe MawsoniteCu6Fe2SnS8
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Fe Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
CuCopper
Cu BournonitePbCuSbS3
Cu SeligmannitePbCuAsS3
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu EnargiteCu3AsS4
Cu StannoiditeCu6+Cu22+(Fe2+,Zn)3Sn2S12
Cu FreibergiteAg6[Cu4Fe2]Sb4S13-x
Cu MawsoniteCu6Fe2SnS8
Cu TennantiteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]As4S13
Cu TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Cu Polybasite[(Ag,Cu)6(Sb,As)2S7][Ag9CuS4]
Cu Pearceite[Ag9CuS4][(Ag,Cu)6(As,Sb)2S7]
Cu FamatiniteCu3SbS4
Cu CovelliteCuS
Cu ChalcanthiteCuSO4 · 5H2O
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
Zn StannoiditeCu6+Cu22+(Fe2+,Zn)3Sn2S12
Zn TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
AsArsenic
As SeligmannitePbCuAsS3
As EnargiteCu3AsS4
As GeocronitePb14(Sb,As)6S23
As TennantiteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]As4S13
As Polybasite[(Ag,Cu)6(Sb,As)2S7][Ag9CuS4]
As Pearceite[Ag9CuS4][(Ag,Cu)6(As,Sb)2S7]
AgSilver
Ag AramayoiteAg3Sb2(Bi,Sb)S6
Ag DiaphoriteAg3Pb2Sb3S8
Ag FreibergiteAg6[Cu4Fe2]Sb4S13-x
Ag FreieslebeniteAgPbSbS3
Ag MiargyriteAgSbS2
Ag PyrargyriteAg3SbS3
Ag Polybasite[(Ag,Cu)6(Sb,As)2S7][Ag9CuS4]
Ag Pearceite[Ag9CuS4][(Ag,Cu)6(As,Sb)2S7]
Ag StephaniteAg5SbS4
Ag AcanthiteAg2S
Ag ChlorargyriteAgCl
SnTin
Sn CassiteriteSnO2
Sn StannoiditeCu6+Cu22+(Fe2+,Zn)3Sn2S12
Sn MawsoniteCu6Fe2SnS8
SbAntimony
Sb AramayoiteAg3Sb2(Bi,Sb)S6
Sb BoulangeritePb5Sb4S11
Sb BournonitePbCuSbS3
Sb DiaphoriteAg3Pb2Sb3S8
Sb FreibergiteAg6[Cu4Fe2]Sb4S13-x
Sb FreieslebeniteAgPbSbS3
Sb GeocronitePb14(Sb,As)6S23
Sb SemseyitePb9Sb8S21
Sb TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Sb MiargyriteAgSbS2
Sb PyrargyriteAg3SbS3
Sb Polybasite[(Ag,Cu)6(Sb,As)2S7][Ag9CuS4]
Sb Pearceite[Ag9CuS4][(Ag,Cu)6(As,Sb)2S7]
Sb StephaniteAg5SbS4
Sb FamatiniteCu3SbS4
PbLead
Pb BoulangeritePb5Sb4S11
Pb BournonitePbCuSbS3
Pb SeligmannitePbCuAsS3
Pb DiaphoriteAg3Pb2Sb3S8
Pb FreieslebeniteAgPbSbS3
Pb GalenaPbS
Pb GeocronitePb14(Sb,As)6S23
Pb SemseyitePb9Sb8S21
Pb AnglesitePbSO4
Pb CerussitePbCO3
BiBismuth
Bi AramayoiteAg3Sb2(Bi,Sb)S6

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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Paleozoic - Neoproterozoic
251.902 - 1000 Ma



ID: 3189158
Precambrian-Phanerozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Neoproterozoic to Triassic (251.902 - 1000 Ma)

Lithology: Sedimentary 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]

Data and map coding provided by Macrostrat.org, used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License

References

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Brodtkorb, M.K. (2002) Las especies minerales de la República Argentina. Tomo 1. Clase 1. In Elementos, Clase 2 Sulfuros y Sulfosales (Brodtkorb, M.K.; editor). Asociación Mineralógica Argentina: 246 p. Buenos Aires.
Brodtkorb, M.K., de y Ametrano, S. (1978) Contribución al conocimiento mineralógico del yacimiento El Quevar, provincia de Salta. Revista de la Asociación de Mineralogía, Petrografía y Sedimentología, 9 (3-4): 75-87.

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