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Ragra Mine (Minasragra), Huayllay District, Pasco Province, Pasco Department, Peru

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 10° 51' 39'' South , 76° 34' 19'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -10.86096,-76.57216
GeoHash:G#: 6q1d1wcf7
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:ET : Tundra


A vanadium mine owned by Vanadium Co. of America.
Till 1944 belonging to Junín department, when Pasco department was established.
Around 30 km NW from Huayllay and 40 km SW of Cerro de Pasco.

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


16 valid minerals. 9 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Bariandite
Formula: Al0.6(V5+,V4+)8O20 · 9H2O
Reference: Anthony, J. W. et al. (1997): Handbook of Mineralogy, Vol. 3, 40
'Bravoite'
Formula: (Fe,Ni)S2
Description: First described from here.
Reference: Amer.J. Sci., ser. 4 (1907) 24, 141-151; Milton C, Evans H T, Johnson R G (1982) Dwornikite, (Ni,Fe)SO4·H2O, a member of the kieserite group from Minasragra, Peru. Mineralogical Magazine 46, 351-355
Copper
Formula: Cu
Reference: Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II: 1060.; Handbook of Mineralogy
Dwornikite (TL)
Formula: (Ni,Fe)SO4 · H2O
Reference: [Min Mag 46 (1982), 351]; Milton C, Evans H T, Johnson R G (1982) Dwornikite, (Ni,Fe)SO4·H2O, a member of the kieserite group from Minasragra, Peru. Mineralogical Magazine 46, 351-355
Fernandinite (TL)
Formula: (Ca,K)(V5+,V4+,Fe2+)8O20 · 10H2O
Reference: Schaller (1915) Journal of the Washington Academy of Science: 5: 7; Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II: 1062.
Gypsum
Formula: CaSO4 · 2H2O
Reference: Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II: 1060; Anthony, J. W. et al. (1997): Handbook of Mineralogy, Vol. 3, 40.
Hewettite (TL)
Formula: CaV6O16 · 9H2O
Reference: Hillebrand, Merwin, and Wright (1914) Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society (1914): 53: 31-54; Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II: 1060.
Melanovanadite (TL)
Formula: Ca(V5+,V4+)4O10 · 5H2O
Reference: Proceedings of the National Academy of Science (1921): 7(8): 249-251; Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II: 1060.; Handbook of Mineralogy
Minasragrite (TL)
Formula: (V4+O)(SO4) · 5H2O
Description: Occurred as an efflorescence on Patronite.
Reference: Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II: 438, 498; Washington Academy of Science (1915): 5: 7.
Morenosite
Formula: NiSO4 · 7H2O
Reference: Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II: 498, 518.
Pascoite (TL)
Formula: Ca3(V10O28) · 17H2O
Description: Occurs as efflorescences on mine tunnels.
Reference: Hillebrand, Merwin and Wright (1914) Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society: 53, 31-54; Rocks & Minerals (1946): 21:355; Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II: 1056, 1060.; Handbook of Mineralogy
Patrónite (TL)
Formula: VS4
Reference: Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II: 438, 498; Engineering and Mining Journal (1906): 82: 385.; Milton C, Evans H T, Johnson R G (1982) Dwornikite, (Ni,Fe)SO4·H2O, a member of the kieserite group from Minasragra, Peru. Mineralogical Magazine 46, 351-355; Handbook of Mineralogy
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II: 1060.; Handbook of Mineralogy
Retgersite (TL)
Formula: NiSO4 · 6H2O
Reference: Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II: 498, 518; Progr.Abstr.,Min.Soc.Amer. 29th Ann. Meeting (1948) p. 6; Amer.Min.(1949) 34, 276.; O'Donoghue, 1978 - "Encyclopedia of Minerals & Gemstones", p283]
'Revoredite' ?
Formula: PbAs4S7
Description: Revoredite is a natural Pb-As-S glass. Not accepted as a proper species; composition near PbAs4S7; a continous series from Pb2As2S7 to As2S3 seems likely.
Reference: Bol.Soc.Geol.Peru (1957) 32, p. 25; Amer.Min.(1959) 44, 1070-1076.
Roscoelite
Formula: K(V3+,Al)2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Anthony, J. W. et al. (1997): Handbook of Mineralogy, Vol. 3, 40
Sherwoodite
Formula: Ca4.5(AlV4+2V5+12O40) · 28H2O
Reference: Handbook of Mineralogy
Stanleyite (TL)
Formula: (V4+O)(SO4) · 6H2O
Reference: Livingstone, A. (1982): Stanleyite, a new vanadium sulfate mineral from Peru. Mineralogical Magazine 45, 163-166.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
'Copper'1.AA.05Cu
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
'Patrónite' (TL)2.EC.10VS4
'Pyrite'2.EB.05aFeS2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
'Bariandite'4.HE.20Al0.6(V5+,V4+)8O20 · 9H2O
'Fernandinite' (TL)4.HE.20(Ca,K)(V5+,V4+,Fe2+)8O20 · 10H2O
'Hewettite' (TL)4.HE.15CaV6O16 · 9H2O
'Melanovanadite' (TL)4.HE.05Ca(V5+,V4+)4O10 · 5H2O
'Pascoite' (TL)4.HC.05Ca3(V10O28) · 17H2O
'Sherwoodite'4.HC.15Ca4.5(AlV4+2V5+12O40) · 28H2O
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
'Dwornikite' (TL)7.CB.05(Ni,Fe)SO4 · H2O
'Gypsum'7.CD.40CaSO4 · 2H2O
'Minasragrite' (TL)7.DB.20(V4+O)(SO4) · 5H2O
'Morenosite'7.CB.40NiSO4 · 7H2O
'Retgersite' (TL)7.CB.30NiSO4 · 6H2O
'Stanleyite' (TL)7.DE.50(V4+O)(SO4) · 6H2O
Group 9 - Silicates
'Roscoelite'9.EC.15K(V3+,Al)2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Bravoite'-(Fe,Ni)S2
'Revoredite' ?-PbAs4S7

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Metals, other than the Platinum Group
Copper1.1.1.3Cu
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Miscellaneous
Patrónite (TL)2.16.21.1VS4
Group 29 - HYDRATED ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4·xH2O
Dwornikite (TL)29.6.2.6(Ni,Fe)SO4 · H2O
Gypsum29.6.3.1CaSO4 · 2H2O
Minasragrite (TL)29.6.12.1(V4+O)(SO4) · 5H2O
Morenosite29.6.11.3NiSO4 · 7H2O
Retgersite (TL)29.6.9.1NiSO4 · 6H2O
Stanleyite (TL)29.6.13.1(V4+O)(SO4) · 6H2O
Group 47 - VANADIUM OXYSALTS
Anhydrous Vanadium Oxysalts Containing Hydroxyl or Halogen
Pascoite (TL)47.2.1.1Ca3(V10O28) · 17H2O
Sherwoodite47.2.4.1Ca4.5(AlV4+2V5+12O40) · 28H2O
Hydrated Normal Vanadium Oxysalts
Bariandite47.3.2.4Al0.6(V5+,V4+)8O20 · 9H2O
Fernandinite (TL)47.3.2.3(Ca,K)(V5+,V4+,Fe2+)8O20 · 10H2O
Hewettite (TL)47.3.1.1CaV6O16 · 9H2O
Melanovanadite (TL)47.3.6.1Ca(V5+,V4+)4O10 · 5H2O
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Roscoelite71.2.2a.4K(V3+,Al)2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Bravoite'-(Fe,Ni)S2
'Revoredite' ?-PbAs4S7

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H BarianditeAl0.6(V5+,V4+)8O20 · 9H2O
H Dwornikite(Ni,Fe)SO4 · H2O
H Fernandinite(Ca,K)(V5+,V4+,Fe2+)8O20 · 10H2O
H GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
H HewettiteCaV6O16 · 9H2O
H MelanovanaditeCa(V5+,V4+)4O10 · 5H2O
H Minasragrite(V4+O)(SO4) · 5H2O
H MorenositeNiSO4 · 7H2O
H PascoiteCa3(V10O28) · 17H2O
H RetgersiteNiSO4 · 6H2O
H RoscoeliteK(V3+,Al)2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H SherwooditeCa4.5(AlV24+V125+O40) · 28H2O
H Stanleyite(V4+O)(SO4) · 6H2O
OOxygen
O BarianditeAl0.6(V5+,V4+)8O20 · 9H2O
O Dwornikite(Ni,Fe)SO4 · H2O
O Fernandinite(Ca,K)(V5+,V4+,Fe2+)8O20 · 10H2O
O GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
O HewettiteCaV6O16 · 9H2O
O MelanovanaditeCa(V5+,V4+)4O10 · 5H2O
O Minasragrite(V4+O)(SO4) · 5H2O
O MorenositeNiSO4 · 7H2O
O PascoiteCa3(V10O28) · 17H2O
O RetgersiteNiSO4 · 6H2O
O RoscoeliteK(V3+,Al)2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O SherwooditeCa4.5(AlV24+V125+O40) · 28H2O
O Stanleyite(V4+O)(SO4) · 6H2O
NaSodium
Na Fernandinite(Ca,K)(V5+,V4+,Fe2+)8O20 · 10H2O
AlAluminium
Al BarianditeAl0.6(V5+,V4+)8O20 · 9H2O
Al RoscoeliteK(V3+,Al)2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al SherwooditeCa4.5(AlV24+V125+O40) · 28H2O
SiSilicon
Si RoscoeliteK(V3+,Al)2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
SSulfur
S Bravoite(Fe,Ni)S2
S Dwornikite(Ni,Fe)SO4 · H2O
S GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
S Minasragrite(V4+O)(SO4) · 5H2O
S MorenositeNiSO4 · 7H2O
S PatróniteVS4
S PyriteFeS2
S RetgersiteNiSO4 · 6H2O
S RevoreditePbAs4S7
S Stanleyite(V4+O)(SO4) · 6H2O
KPotassium
K Fernandinite(Ca,K)(V5+,V4+,Fe2+)8O20 · 10H2O
K RoscoeliteK(V3+,Al)2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CaCalcium
Ca Fernandinite(Ca,K)(V5+,V4+,Fe2+)8O20 · 10H2O
Ca GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
Ca HewettiteCaV6O16 · 9H2O
Ca MelanovanaditeCa(V5+,V4+)4O10 · 5H2O
Ca PascoiteCa3(V10O28) · 17H2O
Ca SherwooditeCa4.5(AlV24+V125+O40) · 28H2O
TiTitanium
Ti Fernandinite(Ca,K)(V5+,V4+,Fe2+)8O20 · 10H2O
VVanadium
V BarianditeAl0.6(V5+,V4+)8O20 · 9H2O
V Fernandinite(Ca,K)(V5+,V4+,Fe2+)8O20 · 10H2O
V HewettiteCaV6O16 · 9H2O
V MelanovanaditeCa(V5+,V4+)4O10 · 5H2O
V Minasragrite(V4+O)(SO4) · 5H2O
V PascoiteCa3(V10O28) · 17H2O
V PatróniteVS4
V RoscoeliteK(V3+,Al)2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
V SherwooditeCa4.5(AlV24+V125+O40) · 28H2O
V Stanleyite(V4+O)(SO4) · 6H2O
FeIron
Fe Bravoite(Fe,Ni)S2
Fe Fernandinite(Ca,K)(V5+,V4+,Fe2+)8O20 · 10H2O
Fe PyriteFeS2
NiNickel
Ni Bravoite(Fe,Ni)S2
Ni Dwornikite(Ni,Fe)SO4 · H2O
Ni MorenositeNiSO4 · 7H2O
Ni RetgersiteNiSO4 · 6H2O
CuCopper
Cu CopperCu
AsArsenic
As RevoreditePbAs4S7
PbLead
Pb RevoreditePbAs4S7

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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Cretaceous - Jurassic
66 - 201.3 Ma



ID: 3189040
Mesozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Mesozoic (66 - 201.3 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]

Data and map coding provided by Macrostrat.org, used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License

References

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Year (asc) Year (desc) Author (A-Z) Author (Z-A)
Hewett, D.F. (1909) Vanadium deposits in Peru, American Institute of mining Engineers (A.I.M.E.) Transactions: 40: 274.
Hillebrand, W.F., Merwin, H.E., and Wright, F.E. (1914) Hewettite, Metahewettite and Pascoite, Hydrous Calcium Vanadates. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society: vol. 53, n° 213, 31-54.
Schaller (1915) Journal of the Washington Academy of Science: 5: 7.
Emmons, W.H. (1918) The Principles of Economic Geology, McGraw Hill Book Co.: 529.
Lindgren, W. (1921) Melanovanadite, A New Mineral from Mina Ragra, Pasco, Peru. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences: 7(8): 249-251.
Rocks & Minerals (1946): 21: 355.
Palache, C., Berman, H., and Frondel, C. (1951) The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II: 1056, 1060, 1062.
Chao, G.Y. and Gault, R.A. (1998) Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie - Abhandlungen: 101: 97-108.


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