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Caracoles mining district, Sierra Gorda District, Antofagasta Province, Antofagasta Region, Chile

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 23° South , 69° West (est.)
Margin of Error:~6km
Locality type:Mining District
Köppen climate type:BWk : Cold desert climate


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Atacama Desert, Chile

Desert - 514 mineral species & varietal names listed

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Mineral List

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17 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Acanthite
Formula: Ag2S
Anglesite
Formula: PbSO4
Baryte
Formula: BaSO4
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Caracolite
Formula: Na3Pb2(SO4)3Cl
Cerussite
Formula: PbCO3
Chlorargyrite
Formula: AgCl
Chlorargyrite var: Bromian Chlorargyrite
Formula: Ag(Cl,Br)
Galena
Formula: PbS
Gypsum
Formula: CaSO4 · 2H2O
Leucostaurite
Formula: Pb2[B5O9]Cl · 0.5H2O
'Limonite'
Formula: (Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Linarite
Formula: PbCu(SO4)(OH)2
Mimetite
Formula: Pb5(AsO4)3Cl
Paralaurionite
Formula: PbCl(OH)
Paratacamite
Formula: Cu3(Cu,Zn)(OH)6Cl2
'Percylite'
Schwartzembergite
Formula: Pb5H2(IO2)O4Cl3
Seeligerite
Formula: Pb3(IO3)OCl3
Silver
Formula: Ag
Localities: Reported from at least 84 localities in this region.
'commodity:Silver'
Formula: Ag

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Silver1.AA.05Ag
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
'Acanthite'2.BA.35Ag2S
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Group 3 - Halides
Chlorargyrite3.AA.15AgCl
var: Bromian Chlorargyrite3.AA.15Ag(Cl,Br)
Paralaurionite3.DC.05PbCl(OH)
Paratacamite3.DA.10cCu3(Cu,Zn)(OH)6Cl2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Schwartzembergite4.KB.10Pb5H2(IO2)O4Cl3
Seeligerite4.KB.15Pb3(IO3)OCl3
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Cerussite5.AB.15PbCO3
Group 6 - Borates
Leucostaurite6.EA.05Pb2[B5O9]Cl · 0.5H2O
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
'Anglesite'7.AD.35PbSO4
'Baryte'7.AD.35BaSO4
Caracolite7.BD.20Na3Pb2(SO4)3Cl
Gypsum7.CD.40CaSO4 · 2H2O
Linarite7.BC.65PbCu(SO4)(OH)2
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Mimetite8.BN.05Pb5(AsO4)3Cl
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
Limonite-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Percylite-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Metals, other than the Platinum Group
Silver1.1.1.2Ag
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:1
Acanthite2.4.1.1Ag2S
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX
Chlorargyrite9.1.4.1AgCl
Group 10 - OXYHALIDES AND HYDROXYHALIDES
A2(O,OH)3Xq
Paratacamite10.1.2.1Cu3(Cu,Zn)(OH)6Cl2
A(O,OH)Xq
Paralaurionite10.2.3.1PbCl(OH)
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Cerussite14.1.3.4PbCO3
Group 22 - IODATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Miscellaneous
Schwartzembergite22.1.3.1Pb5H2(IO2)O4Cl3
Seeligerite22.1.2.1Pb3(IO3)OCl3
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Anglesite28.3.1.3PbSO4
Baryte28.3.1.1BaSO4
Group 29 - HYDRATED ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4·xH2O
Gypsum29.6.3.1CaSO4 · 2H2O
Group 30 - ANHYDROUS SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)2(XO4)Zq
Linarite30.2.3.1PbCu(SO4)(OH)2
(AB)5(XO4)3Zq
Caracolite30.3.2.1Na3Pb2(SO4)3Cl
Group 41 - ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
A5(XO4)3Zq
Mimetite41.8.4.2Pb5(AsO4)3Cl
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
Chlorargyrite
var: Bromian Chlorargyrite
-Ag(Cl,Br)
Leucostaurite-Pb2[B5O9]Cl · 0.5H2O
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
'Percylite'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
H LeucostauritePb2[B5O9]Cl · 0.5H2O
H Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
H LinaritePbCu(SO4)(OH)2
H ParalaurionitePbCl(OH)
H ParatacamiteCu3(Cu,Zn)(OH)6Cl2
H SchwartzembergitePb5H2(IO2)O4Cl3
BBoron
B LeucostauritePb2[B5O9]Cl · 0.5H2O
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
C CerussitePbCO3
OOxygen
O AnglesitePbSO4
O BaryteBaSO4
O CalciteCaCO3
O CaracoliteNa3Pb2(SO4)3Cl
O CerussitePbCO3
O GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
O LeucostauritePb2[B5O9]Cl · 0.5H2O
O Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
O LinaritePbCu(SO4)(OH)2
O MimetitePb5(AsO4)3Cl
O ParalaurionitePbCl(OH)
O ParatacamiteCu3(Cu,Zn)(OH)6Cl2
O SchwartzembergitePb5H2(IO2)O4Cl3
O SeeligeritePb3(IO3)OCl3
NaSodium
Na CaracoliteNa3Pb2(SO4)3Cl
SSulfur
S AcanthiteAg2S
S AnglesitePbSO4
S BaryteBaSO4
S CaracoliteNa3Pb2(SO4)3Cl
S GalenaPbS
S GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
S LinaritePbCu(SO4)(OH)2
ClChlorine
Cl Chlorargyrite (var: Bromian Chlorargyrite)Ag(Cl,Br)
Cl CaracoliteNa3Pb2(SO4)3Cl
Cl ChlorargyriteAgCl
Cl LeucostauritePb2[B5O9]Cl · 0.5H2O
Cl MimetitePb5(AsO4)3Cl
Cl ParalaurionitePbCl(OH)
Cl ParatacamiteCu3(Cu,Zn)(OH)6Cl2
Cl SchwartzembergitePb5H2(IO2)O4Cl3
Cl SeeligeritePb3(IO3)OCl3
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
FeIron
Fe Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
CuCopper
Cu LinaritePbCu(SO4)(OH)2
Cu ParatacamiteCu3(Cu,Zn)(OH)6Cl2
ZnZinc
Zn ParatacamiteCu3(Cu,Zn)(OH)6Cl2
AsArsenic
As MimetitePb5(AsO4)3Cl
BrBromine
Br Chlorargyrite (var: Bromian Chlorargyrite)Ag(Cl,Br)
AgSilver
Ag AcanthiteAg2S
Ag Chlorargyrite (var: Bromian Chlorargyrite)Ag(Cl,Br)
Ag ChlorargyriteAgCl
Ag SilverAg
IIodine
I SchwartzembergitePb5H2(IO2)O4Cl3
I SeeligeritePb3(IO3)OCl3
BaBarium
Ba BaryteBaSO4
PbLead
Pb AnglesitePbSO4
Pb CaracoliteNa3Pb2(SO4)3Cl
Pb CerussitePbCO3
Pb GalenaPbS
Pb LeucostauritePb2[B5O9]Cl · 0.5H2O
Pb LinaritePbCu(SO4)(OH)2
Pb MimetitePb5(AsO4)3Cl
Pb ParalaurionitePbCl(OH)
Pb SchwartzembergitePb5H2(IO2)O4Cl3
Pb SeeligeritePb3(IO3)OCl3

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