Filo de Mala Mala, Lules Department, Tucumán, Argentina
|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||26° 46' 58'' South , 65° 32' 58'' West|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||-26.78278,-65.54944|
|Köppen climate type:||Cwb : Subtropical highland climate or temperate oceanic climate with dry winters|
Elevation: 1972 metres above sea level.
In the Mala Mala summits, at the place called "La Falda" in the eastern part of the Valley of Tafi, appear on the surface abundant concretions of manganese, in the form of "potatoes", and according to chemical analysis carried out on samples give a tenor of 63.67% of MnO2. The mineralization consists of Pyrolusite, Psilomelane, and Cryptomelane.
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2 valid minerals.
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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541 - 1000 Ma
|Neoproterozoic intrusive and metamorphic terranes|
Age: Neoproterozoic (541 - 1000 Ma)
Comments: Mixtures of metamorphic and intrusive or plutonic rocks, tracts known as crystalline, migmatitic terranes, moderately to highly metamorphosed rocks of unknown origin with or without intrusions. This classification is inherently prone to variable interpretation, as other compilers might distinguish some packages by their metamorphic or gneissic protoliths, and the associated age ranges may be more variable.
Lithology: Intrusive and metamorphic terranes
Reference: Geological Survey of Canada. Generalized geological map of the world and linked databases. doi:10.4095/195142. Open File 2915d. 
Localities in this Region
- Lules Department
- Filo de Mala Mala
- Lules Department