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Ecuador Land and Life

Ecuador
Making Powerful Hooch

Tungurahua Province, Ecuador
Ecuador Land and Life

Ecuador
Making Powerful Hooch

Tungurahua Province, Ecuador
Ecuador Land and Life

Ecuador
Area:283,560 km2
Locality type:Country


Ecuador is currently divided into 24 (formerly 22) provinces, which are subdivided into about 221 (formerly 216) cantons, of which three are not in any province. The cantons are further sub-divided into parishes, which are classified as either urban or rural.



Commodity List

This is a list of exploitable or exploited mineral commodities recorded from this region.


Mineral List

Mineral list contains entries from the region specified including sub-localities

Acanthite

Actinolite

Aegirine-augite

Alabandite

Albite

var: Andesine

var: Oligoclase

'Albite-Anorthite Series'

Allophane

'Almandine-Pyrope Series'

Alunite

'Amphibole Supergroup'

'var: Byssolite'

Analcime

'Andorite'

Andradite

'Andradite-Grossular Series'

Anglesite

Anhydrite

Ankerite

Anorthite

Antigorite

'Apatite'

'Apophyllite'

Aragonite

Arsenopyrite

Augite

var: Titanian Augite

Azurite

Barroisite

Baryte

'Biotite'

Bornite

Boulangerite

Bournonite

Bowieite

Braggite

Calcite

Cassiterite

Celadonite

Cerussite

Chalcanthite

Chalcocite

Chalcopyrite

'Chlorite Group'

Chloritoid

Chromite

Chrysocolla

Chrysotile

Cinnabar

'Clays'

Clinozoisite

Cooperite

Copper

Covellite

Cristobalite

Cuprite

Cuprorhodsite

Diaspore

Dickite

Digenite

Diopside

'Diopside-Hedenbergite Series'

Dolomite

'Dravite-Schorl Series'

'Electrum'

Enargite

Epidote

Erlichmanite

'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'

'Feldspar Group'

Ferrimolybdite

Fluorite

Forsterite

Freibergite

Freieslebenite

Galena

'Garnet Group'

Gibbsite

Glauconite

Glaucophane

Goethite

Gold

Graphite

Grossular

Gypsum

var: Alabaster

'Halloysite'

Haüyne

Hedenbergite

Hematite

var: Specularite

Hercynite

Hessite

'Heulandite'

Heulandite-Ca

Hongshiite

'Hornblende'

'Iddingsite'

Ilmenite

Isoferroplatinum

Jamesonite

Jarosite

Kaolinite

'K Feldspar'

'var: Adularia'

Kutnohorite

Kyanite

Laumontite

Laurite

'Limonite'

Magnesite

Magnetite

Malachite

'Manganese Oxides'

'var: Manganese Dendrites'

Marcasite

Melanterite

var: Cuprian Melanterite

Metacinnabar

Miargyrite

'Mica Group'

Microcline

Molybdenite

Montmorillonite

Mordenite

Muscovite

var: Illite

var: Sericite

Nagyágite

Neotocite

Nepheline

Olivenite

Omphacite

Opal

var: Fire Opal

var: Opaline

Orthoclase

Osmium

Owyheeite

Palygorskite

Paragonite

Petzite

'Phengite'

Phlogopite

Platinum

'Plumosite'

Polybasite

Powellite

Prehnite

Proustite

'Pumpellyite'

Pyrargyrite

Pyrite

Pyrolusite

Pyromorphite

Pyrophyllite

'Pyroxene Group'

Pyrrhotite

Quartz

var: Chalcedony

var: Jasper

var: Prase

Rhodochrosite

Rhodonite

Rutile

Safflorite

Scheelite

Schorl

Senarmontite

'Serpentine Subgroup'

Siderite

Silver

'Smectite Group'

Sperrylite

Sphalerite

var: Marmatite

Stannite

Stephanite

Stibnite

'Stilbite'

Sulphur

Talc

Tennantite

'Tennantite-Tetrahedrite Series'

Tenorite

Tetradymite

Tetrahedrite

Titanite

'Tourmaline'

Tridymite

Valentinite

Wairakite

'Wolframite'

'Zeolite Group'

Zircon

Zoisite


145 valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

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Geochronology

Mineralization age: Jurassic : 158.4 Ma to 145 Ma

Important note: This table is based only on rock and mineral ages recorded below and is not necessarily a complete representation of the geochronology, but does give an indication of possible mineralization events relevant to this locality. As more age information is added this table may expand in the future. A break in the table simply indicates a lack of data entered here, not necessarily a break in the geologic sequence. Grey background entries are from different, related, localities.

Geologic TimeRocks, Minerals and Events
Phanerozoic
 Mesozoic
  Cretaceous
   Early Cretaceous
ⓘ Molybdenite (youngest age)145 MaEl Tierrero Mine, Nambija deposit, Nambija District, Zamora-Chinchipe Province, Ecuador
  Jurassic

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