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Cerro Bayo, Chicligasta Department, Tucumán, Argentina

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 27° 16' 57'' South , 66° 0' 33'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -27.28250,-66.00917
GeoHash:G#: 6e1hccmef
Locality type:Mountain
Köppen climate type:Cwb : Subtropical highland climate or temperate oceanic climate with dry winters
Name(s) in local language(s):Cedrro Bayo, Departamento Chicligasta, Provincia de Tucumán, Argentina

Cerro Bayo, elevation: 2683 m. above sea level, situed at the west of Concepción city, nearby of border Tucumán-Catamarca:
The presence of ores, including Tungsten, Tin, Molybdenum and Copper, as well as rare minerals such as Caesium, Rubidium, Cadmium and Tantalum, which were studied in the University of Salamanca, Spain, within the framework of an agreement with the National University of Tucumán was detected in this area.

By rule of law number 19,059 the nation ordered the three areas for mining research reserve in the province of Tucumán, completing similar provisions, whose essential purpose, for the moment, the assessment of the possibilities of mining economic performance. The three areas on which had jurisdiction the Under-Secretary of mining of the nation until 31 December 1974 were the so-called:
a)- "Aconquija", in the Chicligasta Department,
b)- "Cerro Quico" in La Cocha Department,
c)- "Chavarría" in Juan Bautista Alberdi Department.
The corresponding technical report pointed out that the first of these areas presents vein of Lead and Zinc and important areas of hydrothermal alteration, with possibilities of Copper spread in rocks.
The "Chavarría" area was included due to geochemical values of Tungsten and the corresponding to "Cerro Quico", also by alluvial Cassiterite and Wolfram.

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List

2 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Formula: SnO2
Reference: XSub Secretaría de Minería de la Nación (1974). Reporte técnico. Argentina.
Formula: ZnS
Reference: XSub Secretaría de Minería de la Nación (1974). Reporte técnico. Argentina.
Formula: (Mn,Fe)(Ta,Nb)2O6
Reference: XSub Secretaría de Minería de la Nación (1974). Reporte técnico. Argentina.
Formula: (Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4
Reference: XSub Secretaría de Minería de la Nación (1974). Reporte técnico. Argentina.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Wolframite'-(Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Wolframite'-(Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4

List of minerals for each chemical element

O CassiteriteSnO2
O Tantalite(Mn,Fe)(Ta,Nb)2O6
O Wolframite(Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4
S SphaleriteZnS
Mn Tantalite(Mn,Fe)(Ta,Nb)2O6
Mn Wolframite(Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4
Fe Tantalite(Mn,Fe)(Ta,Nb)2O6
Fe Wolframite(Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4
Zn SphaleriteZnS
Nb Tantalite(Mn,Fe)(Ta,Nb)2O6
Sn CassiteriteSnO2
Ta Tantalite(Mn,Fe)(Ta,Nb)2O6
W Wolframite(Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4

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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0 - 2.588 Ma

ID: 3185641
Cenozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Pleistocene (0 - 2.588 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]

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