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Santa Cruz Province, Argentinai
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Santa Cruz ProvinceProvince
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Area:
243,943 km2
Locality type:
Largest Settlements:
PlacePopulation
Río Gallegos85,700 (2016)
Caleta Olivia36,077 (2016)
Pico Truncado14,985 (2016)
Puerto Deseado10,237 (2016)
Las Heras9,303 (2016)
El Calafate8,000 (2017)
Other Languages:
French:
Province de Santa Cruz, Argentine
German:
Provinz Santa Cruz, Argentinien
Italian:
Provincia di Santa Cruz, Argentina
Russian:
Санта-Крус, Аргентина
Simplified Chinese:
圣克鲁斯省, 阿根廷
Spanish:
Provincia de Santa Cruz, Argentina
Arabic:
محافظة سانتا كروز, الأرجنتين
Armenian:
Սանտա Կրուս
Aymara:
Santa Crus jisk'a suyu
Basque:
Santa Cruzko probintzia
Belarusian:
Санта-Крус, Аргенціна
Breton:
Proviñs Santa Cruz
Bulgarian:
Санта Крус, Аржентина
Catalan:
Província de Santa Cruz, Argentina
Cebuano:
Provincia de Santa Cruz
Czech:
Santa Cruz, Argentina
Danish:
Santa Cruz, Argentina
Dutch:
Santa Cruz, Argentinië
Esperanto:
Provinco Santa Cruz
Estonian:
Santa Cruzi provints, Argentina
Farsi/Persian:
استان سانتا کروس، آرژانتین, آرژانتین
Finnish:
Santa Cruzin maakunta, Argentiina
Galician:
Provincia de Santa Cruz, Arxentina
Georgian:
სანტა-კრუსის პროვინცია
Guarani:
Tetãvore Santa Cruz
Hebrew:
סנטה קרוס, ארגנטינה
Hindi:
सैन्ता क्रुज प्रान्त, अर्जेण्टीना
Hungarian:
Santa Cruz tartomány, Argentína
Indonesian:
Provinsi Santa Cruz, Argentina
Japanese:
サンタクルス州, アルゼンチン
Judaeo-Spanish:
Santa Cruz
Korean:
산타크루스주, 아르헨티나
Latvian:
Santakrusas province, Argentīna
Lithuanian:
Santa Kruso provincija, Argentina
Lombard:
Santa Cruz
Luxembourgish:
Provënz Santa Cruz
Macedonian:
Санта Круз, Аргентина
Malay:
Wilayah Santa Cruz
Marathi:
सांता क्रुझ
Norwegian:
Santa Cruz, Argentina
Occitan:
Província de Santa Cruz
Ossetian:
Сантæ-Крус
Piedmontese:
Santa Cruz
Polish:
Santa Cruz, Argentyna
Portuguese:
Santa Cruz, Argentina
Quechua:
Santa Krus wamani
Romanian:
Provincia Santa Cruz, Argentina
Samogitian:
Santa Krusa provincėjė
Scots:
Santa Cruz Province
Serbian:
Санта Круз, Аргентина
Serbo-Croatian:
Santa Cruz
Slovak:
Santa Cruz, Argentína
Slovenian:
Santa Cruz, Argentina
South Azerbaijani:
سانتا کروس، آرژانتین ایالتی
Swahili:
Mkoa wa Santa Cruz, Argentina
Swedish:
Santa Cruz, Argentina
Tagalog:
Lalawigan ng Santa Cruz, Arhentina
Tajik (Cyrillic Script):
Санта-Крус
Thai:
รัฐซานตากรุซ, อาร์เจนตินา
Traditional Chinese:
聖古絲省
Turkish:
Santa Cruz eyaleti, Arjantin
Ukrainian:
Санта-Крус, Аргентина
Urdu:
صوبہ سانتا کروز، ارجنٹائن
Vietnamese:
Santa Cruz, Argentina
Volapük:
Santa Cruz
Waray:
Santa Cruz
Welsh:
Talaith Santa Cruz, Yr Ariannin
Western Punjabi:
صوبہ سانتا کروز


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Acanthite
Formula: Ag2S
Localities: Reported from at least 6 localities in this region.
Analcime
Formula: Na(AlSi2O6) · H2O
Reference: G. Aliotta, M. Garrido, C. Gómez y L. Luna (1996). Estudio de zeolitas de la zona de “Madre e Hija” (Santa Cruz). 3a Reunión de Mineralogía y Metalogenia. Instituto de Recursos Minerales, UNLP. Publicación 5: 9-16.
Ankerite
Formula: Ca(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Reference: P&E Mining Consultants Inc. (2007) TECHNICAL REPORT ON THE SAN JOSÉ SILVER-GOLD MINE SANTA CRUZ, ARGENTINA
'Apatite'
Formula: Ca5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
Reference: Tassara, S., González-Jiménez, J. M., Reich, M., Schilling, M. E., Morata, D., Begg, G., ... & Barra, F. (2017). Plume-subduction interaction forms large auriferous provinces. Nature Communications, 8(1), 843.
Aramayoite
Formula: Ag3Sb2(Bi,Sb)S6
Reference: Jovic, S.M., Guido, D.M., Schalamuk, I.B., Ríos, F.J., Tassinari, C.C.G., Recio. C. (2011): Pingüino In-bearing polymetallic vein deposit, Deseado Massif, Patagonia, Argentina: characteristics of mineralization and ore-forming fluids. Mineralium Deposita, 46, 257-271.
Argentotennantite
Formula: Ag6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2As4S12S
Reference: Jovic, S.M., Guido, D.M., Schalamuk, I.B., Ríos, F.J., Tassinari, C.C.G., Recio. C. (2011): Pingüino In-bearing polymetallic vein deposit, Deseado Massif, Patagonia, Argentina: characteristics of mineralization and ore-forming fluids. Mineralium Deposita, 46, 257-271.
Armalcolite
Formula: (Mg,Fe2+)Ti2O5
Reference: Tassara, S., González-Jiménez, J. M., Reich, M., Schilling, M. E., Morata, D., Begg, G., ... & Barra, F. (2017). Plume-subduction interaction forms large auriferous provinces. Nature Communications, 8(1), 843.
Arsenopyrite
Formula: FeAsS
Localities: Reported from at least 9 localities in this region.
Augite
Formula: (CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Reference: ECHAVARRIA, Leandro E.. Los fluidos hidrotermales formadores de la mineralización epitermal el Dorado-Monserrat, Macizo del Deseado. Rev. Asoc. Geol. Argent. [online]. 2004, vol.59, n.1, pp. 70-82
Azurite
Formula: Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Reference: Singer, D.A., Berger, V.I., and Moring, B.C. (2008): US Geological Survey Open-File Report 2008-1155.
Baryte
Formula: BaSO4
Berthierite
Formula: FeSb2S4
Reference: Milka K. de Brodtkorb (2002) Las Especies Minerales de la Republica Argentina. Vol. 1 (elements, sulphides and sulphosalts). (Asociacion Mineralogica Argentina)
Betekhtinite
Formula: (Cu,Fe)21Pb2S15
Reference: Singer, D.A., Berger, V.I., and Moring, B.C. (2008): US Geological Survey Open-File Report 2008-1155.
Bornite
Formula: Cu5FeS4
Bournonite
Formula: PbCuSbS3
Reference: Jovic, S.M., Guido, D.M., Schalamuk, I.B., Ríos, F.J., Tassinari, C.C.G., Recio. C. (2011): Pingüino In-bearing polymetallic vein deposit, Deseado Massif, Patagonia, Argentina: characteristics of mineralization and ore-forming fluids. Mineralium Deposita, 46, 257-271. ; FERNANDEZ, Raúl R. et al. Gold and silver deposits related to Jurassic Patagonian volcanism: review and perspectives for exploration. Rev. Asoc. Geol. Argent. [online]. 2008, vol.63, n.4, pp. 665-681.; PENALVA, G. A et al. Intrusive bodies associated with the polymetallic mineralization of the Cerro León deposit, area of Cerro Tranquilo anticline, Santa Cruz: Geophysical evidence. Rev. Asoc. Geol. Argent. [online]. 2008, vol.63, n.1, pp. 14-23.
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Localities: Reported from at least 10 localities in this region.
Carnotite
Formula: K2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
Cassiterite
Formula: SnO2
Celadonite
Formula: K(Mg,Fe2+)Fe3+(Si4O10)(OH)2
Reference: Aliotta, G., Garrido, M., Gómez, C y Luna, L. 1996. Estudio de zeolitas de la zona de “Madre e Hija” (Santa Cruz). 3ª Reunión de Mineralogía y Metalogenia. Instituto de Recursos Minerales, UNLP. Publicación 5: 9-16.
Cerussite
Formula: PbCO3
Reference: Arizmendi, et al. (1994): 2a Reunion de Mineralogia y Metalogenia. Inst. de Tecursos Minerales. UNLP Publication 3:11-16, La Plata
Chalcocite
Formula: Cu2S
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Localities: Reported from at least 12 localities in this region.
'Chlorite Group'
'Clays'
Reference: Moreira, P., & Fernández, R. R. (2015). La Josefina Au–Ag deposit (Patagonia, Argentina): A Jurassic epithermal deposit formed in a hot spring environment. Ore Geology Reviews, 67, 297-313.
'Clinopyroxene Subgroup'
Reference: Tassara, S., González-Jiménez, J. M., Reich, M., Schilling, M. E., Morata, D., Begg, G., ... & Barra, F. (2017). Plume-subduction interaction forms large auriferous provinces. Nature Communications, 8(1), 843.
Covellite
Formula: CuS
Cryptomelane
Formula: K(Mn4+7Mn3+)O16
Reference: DEL BLANCO, Miguel et al. Characteristicsof a shallow epithermal mineralization in the Deseado Massif, Patagonia. Rev. Asoc. Geol. Argent. [online]. 2009, vol.64, n.3, pp. 373-382.
Cuprite
Formula: Cu2O
Reference: Brodtkorb (2002): Las Especies Minerales de la Republica Argentina
Delafossite
Formula: CuFeO2
Reference: Brodtkorb (2002): Las Especies Minerales de la Republica Argentina
Dickite
Formula: Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Reference: Jovic, S.M., Guido, D.M., Schalamuk, I.B., Ríos, F.J., Tassinari, C.C.G., Recio. C. (2011): Pingüino In-bearing polymetallic vein deposit, Deseado Massif, Patagonia, Argentina: characteristics of mineralization and ore-forming fluids. Mineralium Deposita, 46, 257-271.
Digenite
Formula: Cu9S5
Reference: Singer, D.A., Berger, V.I., and Moring, B.C. (2008): US Geological Survey Open-File Report 2008-1155.
'Electrum'
Formula: (Au, Ag)
Localities: Reported from at least 7 localities in this region.
Enargite
Formula: Cu3AsS4
Epidote
Formula: {Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Reference: Jovic, S.M., Guido, D.M., Schalamuk, I.B., Ríos, F.J., Tassinari, C.C.G., Recio. C. (2011): Pingüino In-bearing polymetallic vein deposit, Deseado Massif, Patagonia, Argentina: characteristics of mineralization and ore-forming fluids. Mineralium Deposita, 46, 257-271.
'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'
Reference: Tassara, S., González-Jiménez, J. M., Reich, M., Schilling, M. E., Morata, D., Begg, G., ... & Barra, F. (2017). Plume-subduction interaction forms large auriferous provinces. Nature Communications, 8(1), 843.
'Feldspar Group'
Ferrokësterite
Formula: Cu2(Fe,Zn)SnS4
Fluorite
Formula: CaF2
Reference: FERNANDEZ, Raúl R. et al. Gold and silver deposits related to Jurassic Patagonian volcanism: review and perspectives for exploration. Rev. Asoc. Geol. Argent. [online]. 2008, vol.63, n.4, pp. 665-681.
Freibergite
Formula: (Ag,Cu,◻)10Fe2+2Sb4S12
Localities: Reported from at least 8 localities in this region.
Galena
Formula: PbS
Localities: Reported from at least 10 localities in this region.
Giessenite
Formula: Pb27Cu2(Bi,Sb)19S57
Reference: Jovic, S.M., Guido, D.M., Schalamuk, I.B., Ríos, F.J., Tassinari, C.C.G., Recio. C. (2011): Pingüino In-bearing polymetallic vein deposit, Deseado Massif, Patagonia, Argentina: characteristics of mineralization and ore-forming fluids. Mineralium Deposita, 46,