|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||23° 50' 38'' South , 67° 29' 8'' West|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||-23.84389,-67.48556|
|Köppen climate type:||ET : Tundra|
A highly unusual lava flow consisting principally of magnetite!
Iron oxide deposit, hosted in a Pliocene stratovolcano. The deposit comprises seven orebodies of massive magnetite within an 8 x 4 km area. Reserves are estimated at 500 million tons of ore grading at 60% Fe.
The ore formed by deposition of hot magmatic Fe-saturated gas. The ore contains magnetite spherules.
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8 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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|Quaternary - Tertiary|
0 - 66 Ma
|Cenozoic volcanic rocks|
Age: Cenozoic (0 - 66 Ma)
Lithology: Intermediate-felsic volcanic 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.