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Capital Department, Tucumán, Argentina

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Name(s) in local language(s): Departamento Capital, Provincia de Tucumán, Argentina
Geology: The Department Capital is part of the "Tucumana" stratigraphic column within the formation called "Río Salí", (Salí River), characterized by a series of fine sediments of various colors (red, green and yellow) which alternate with oolitic limestone, cinerites, volcanic ash and gypsum, being the main source of fine sediments. Drag material formed by pebbles and quartz varieties such as chalcedony, agate, geodes, calcite, etc., are also found in these sediments and appear scattered in some sectors of the right (western) bank of the Salí River, within that Department, product of the accumulation by variation of the river for thousands of years.

Meteroritic iron:
Piece of Metallic Meteorite (Fe, Ni), type "Octaedrita" was found in Capital Department, Province of Tucumán, at the west of San Miguel de Tucumán city in 1980. Elevation 460 m. above sea level.

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18 entries listed. 2 valid minerals.

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Hugo A. Peña (1970): Minerales y rocas de aplicación de la Provincia de Tucumán. Secretaría de Estado de Comercio, Industria y Minería. Dirección Provincial de Minas. Tucumán. República Argentina.

Raúl J. Tauber Larry (2014).

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