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Uruguay

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Map of Uruguay and Southern Brazil

Uruguay
Uruguay: landscape with Agate quarry

Catalán Grande, Artigas Department, Uruguay
Map of Uruguay and Southern Brazil

Uruguay
Uruguay: landscape with Agate quarry

Catalán Grande, Artigas Department, Uruguay
Map of Uruguay and Southern Brazil

Uruguay
Area:176,215 km2
Locality type:Country


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14 valid minerals.

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Detailed Mineral List:

Albite
Formula: Na(AlSi3O8)
Arfvedsonite
Formula: [Na][Na2][Fe2+4Fe3+]Si8O22(OH)2
'Bentonite'
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Localities: Reported from at least 6 localities in this region.
Celadonite
Formula: K(Mg,Fe2+)Fe3+(Si4O10)(OH)2
'Clinoptilolite'
'Corundite'
Corundum
Formula: Al2O3
Diaspore
Formula: AlO(OH)
Goethite
Formula: α-Fe3+O(OH)
Gold
Formula: Au
'commodity:Gold'
Formula: Au
'Granite'
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
'Heulandite'
'Limonite'
Formula: (Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2O4
'Monazite'
Orthoclase
Formula: K(AlSi3O8)
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Localities: Reported from at least 12 localities in this region.
Quartz var: Agate
Quartz var: Amethyst
Formula: SiO2
Localities: Reported from at least 8 localities in this region.
Quartz var: Chalcedony
Formula: SiO2
Quartz var: Iris Quartz
Formula: SiO2
'Smectite Group'
Formula: A0.3D2-3[T4O10]Z2 · nH2O
Strengite
Formula: FePO4 · 2H2O
Variscite
Formula: AlPO4 · 2H2O

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Gold1.AA.05Au
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Corundum4.CB.05Al2O3
Diaspore4.FD.10AlO(OH)
Goethite4.00.α-Fe3+O(OH)
Hematite4.CB.05Fe2O3
Magnetite4.BB.05Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
var: Agate4.DA.05SiO2
var: Amethyst4.DA.05SiO2
var: Chalcedony4.DA.05SiO2
var: Iris Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Strengite8.CD.10FePO4 · 2H2O
Variscite8.CD.10AlPO4 · 2H2O
Group 9 - Silicates
Albite9.FA.35Na(AlSi3O8)
Arfvedsonite9.DE.25[Na][Na2][Fe2+4Fe3+]Si8O22(OH)2
Celadonite9.EC.15K(Mg,Fe2+)Fe3+(Si4O10)(OH)2
Orthoclase9.FA.30K(AlSi3O8)
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
Bentonite-
Clinoptilolite-
Corundite-
Granite-
Heulandite-
Limonite-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Monazite-
Smectite Group-A0.3D2-3[T4O10]Z2 · nH2O

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Metals, other than the Platinum Group
Gold1.1.1.1Au
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Corundum4.3.1.1Al2O3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
Group 6 - HYDROXIDES AND OXIDES CONTAINING HYDROXYL
XO(OH)
Diaspore6.1.1.1AlO(OH)
Goethite6.1.1.2α-Fe3+O(OH)
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Magnetite7.2.2.3Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Group 40 - HYDRATED NORMAL PHOSPHATES,ARSENATES AND VANADATES
(AB)5(XO4)2·xH2O
Strengite40.4.1.2FePO4 · 2H2O
Variscite40.4.1.1AlPO4 · 2H2O
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Celadonite71.2.2a.6K(Mg,Fe2+)Fe3+(Si4O10)(OH)2
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Group 76 - TECTOSILICATES Al-Si Framework
Al-Si Framework with Al-Si frameworks
Albite76.1.3.1Na(AlSi3O8)
Orthoclase76.1.1.1K(AlSi3O8)
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
Arfvedsonite-[Na][Na2][Fe2+4Fe3+]Si8O22(OH)2
'Bentonite'-
'Clinoptilolite'-
'Corundite'-
'Granite'-
'Heulandite'-
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
'Monazite'-
Quartz
var: Agate
-SiO2
var: Amethyst-SiO2
var: Chalcedony-SiO2
var: Iris Quartz-SiO2
'Smectite Group'-A0.3D2-3[T4O10]Z2 · nH2O

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Arfvedsonite[Na][Na2][Fe42+Fe3+]Si8O22(OH)2
H CeladoniteK(Mg,Fe2+)Fe3+(Si4O10)(OH)2
H DiasporeAlO(OH)
H Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
H Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
H Smectite GroupA0.3D2-3[T4O10]Z2 · nH2O
H StrengiteFePO4 · 2H2O
H VarisciteAlPO4 · 2H2O
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
OOxygen
O AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
O Quartz (var: Amethyst)SiO2
O Arfvedsonite[Na][Na2][Fe42+Fe3+]Si8O22(OH)2
O CalciteCaCO3
O CeladoniteK(Mg,Fe2+)Fe3+(Si4O10)(OH)2
O Quartz (var: Chalcedony)SiO2
O CorundumAl2O3
O DiasporeAlO(OH)
O Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
O HematiteFe2O3
O Quartz (var: Iris Quartz)SiO2
O Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
O MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
O OrthoclaseK(AlSi3O8)
O QuartzSiO2
O Smectite GroupA0.3D2-3[T4O10]Z2 · nH2O
O StrengiteFePO4 · 2H2O
O VarisciteAlPO4 · 2H2O
NaSodium
Na AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Na Arfvedsonite[Na][Na2][Fe42+Fe3+]Si8O22(OH)2
MgMagnesium
Mg CeladoniteK(Mg,Fe2+)Fe3+(Si4O10)(OH)2
AlAluminium
Al AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Al CorundumAl2O3
Al DiasporeAlO(OH)
Al OrthoclaseK(AlSi3O8)
Al VarisciteAlPO4 · 2H2O
SiSilicon
Si AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Si Quartz (var: Amethyst)SiO2
Si Arfvedsonite[Na][Na2][Fe42+Fe3+]Si8O22(OH)2
Si CeladoniteK(Mg,Fe2+)Fe3+(Si4O10)(OH)2
Si Quartz (var: Chalcedony)SiO2
Si Quartz (var: Iris Quartz)SiO2
Si OrthoclaseK(AlSi3O8)
Si QuartzSiO2
PPhosphorus
P StrengiteFePO4 · 2H2O
P VarisciteAlPO4 · 2H2O
KPotassium
K CeladoniteK(Mg,Fe2+)Fe3+(Si4O10)(OH)2
K OrthoclaseK(AlSi3O8)
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
FeIron
Fe Arfvedsonite[Na][Na2][Fe42+Fe3+]Si8O22(OH)2
Fe CeladoniteK(Mg,Fe2+)Fe3+(Si4O10)(OH)2
Fe Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
Fe HematiteFe2O3
Fe Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Fe MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
Fe StrengiteFePO4 · 2H2O
AuGold
Au GoldAu

References

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Year (asc) Year (desc) Author (A-Z) Author (Z-A)
Marstrander, R. (1916) The mineral resources of Uruguay. Mining Mag., v. 14.
Fulfaro, Y.J., Saad, A.R., Perinotto, J.A.J., Etoherehere, M.L.C., Verolavsky, G. (1997) Paraná Basin: Mineral Resource Potentials in Brazil, Uruguay, and Paraguay. International Geology Review: 39(8): 703-722.
Balzer, R. (2003) Rio Grande do Sul, Brasilien - Landschaften - Menschen - edle Steine. Wenzel Verlag, Marburg, 235 pp. [in German, also contains 25 pages, mainly photos, on minerals from Uruguay]
Balzer, R. (2008) Amethyst Uruguay. 304 pp. [in German and English]

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