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Cerro Madre e Hija, Monumento Natural Bosques Petrificados, Deseado Department, Santa Cruz, Argentina

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Cerro Madre e Hija(Mother and daughter Hill), Deseado Department, Province of Santa Cruz. Volcano Off, located in vicinity area of Monumento Natural Bosques Petrificados.
"Madre e Hija" (405 metres above sea level), with its two characteristic peaks, is the dominant elevation over the Valley of "Laguna Grande".
Main mineralization: Zeolite Group. Heulandite-Ca., appears in venules product of hydrothermal alteration of andesites of the poor under formation, associated with Stilbite and Analcime. It was determined by morphology and DRX.
Celadonite: it appears in veins of basic volcanic rocks. Associated with stilbite and heulandite and accompanied by phillipsite, mordenite, quartz, chalcedony, Opal, and calcite. It was determined by optical and XRD.

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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.

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