El Cobre Mine, Sierra Maestra Mts, Santiago de Cuba Province, Cuba
|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||20° 8' 30'' North , 75° 57' 0'' West|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||20.14167,-75.95000|
|Other regions containing this locality:||The Caribbean|
|Köppen climate type:||Aw : Tropical savanna, wet|
A Cu mine located 9 miles West of Santiago de Cuba. Copper first mined here in 1532.
Mineralization is a Cu-Zn-Pb-Au volcanogenic deposit.
20 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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|Eocene - Late Cretaceous|
33.9 - 100.5 Ma
|Mesozoic-Cenozoic volcanic rocks|
Age: Phanerozoic (33.9 - 100.5 Ma)
Lithology: Mafic 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.