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Unnamed Cu mine [1], Mejillones peninsula, Mejillones, Antofagasta Province, Antofagasta, Chilei
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Unnamed Cu mine [1]- not defined -
Mejillones peninsulaPeninsula
Mejillones- not defined -
Antofagasta ProvinceProvince
AntofagastaRegion
ChileCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 23° 6' 55'' South , 70° 29' 57'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -23.11528,-70.49944
GeoHash:G#: 67vu7xzze
Köppen climate type:BWk : Cold desert climate


A small copper mine very similar to that in "Barranca del Sulfato", but located in another canyon northeastern.

Regions containing this locality

South America PlateTectonic Plate
South AmericaContinent
Atacama Desert, ChileDesert

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


25 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Alunogen
Formula: Al2(SO4)3 · 17H2O
Atacamite
Formula: Cu2(OH)3Cl
Aubertite
Formula: CuAl(SO4)2Cl · 14H2O
Botryogen
Formula: MgFe3+(SO4)2(OH) · 7H2O
Butlerite
Formula: Fe3+(SO4)(OH) · 2H2O
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Copiapite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+4(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O
Covellite
Formula: CuS
Destinezite
Formula: Fe3+2(PO4)(SO4)(OH) · 6H2O
Ferrinatrite
Formula: Na3Fe(SO4)3 · 3H2O
Gypsum
Formula: CaSO4 · 2H2O
Halotrichite
Formula: FeAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
Jarosite
Formula: KFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Magnesioaubertite
Formula: (Mg,Cu)Al(SO4)2Cl · 14H2O
Magnesiocopiapite
Formula: MgFe3+4(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O
Molybdenite
Formula: MoS2
Natrojarosite
Formula: NaFe3(SO4)2(OH)6
Parabutlerite
Formula: Fe3+(SO4)(OH) · 2H2O
Pickeringite
Formula: MgAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
Quenstedtite
Formula: Fe2(SO4)3 · 11H2O
Sideronatrite
Formula: Na2Fe(SO4)2(OH) · 3H2O
Sulphur
Formula: S8
Szomolnokite
Formula: FeSO4 · H2O
Voltaite
Formula: K2Fe2+5Fe3+3Al(SO4)12 · 18H2O
Xitieshanite
Formula: Fe3+(SO4)Cl · 6H2O

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Sulphur1.CC.05S8
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Covellite2.CA.05aCuS
Molybdenite2.EA.30MoS2
Group 3 - Halides
Atacamite3.DA.10aCu2(OH)3Cl
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Alunogen7.CB.45Al2(SO4)3 · 17H2O
Aubertite7.DB.05CuAl(SO4)2Cl · 14H2O
Botryogen7.DC.25MgFe3+(SO4)2(OH) · 7H2O
Butlerite7.DC.10Fe3+(SO4)(OH) · 2H2O
Copiapite7.DB.35Fe2+Fe3+4(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O
Ferrinatrite7.CC.35Na3Fe(SO4)3 · 3H2O
Gypsum7.CD.40CaSO4 · 2H2O
Halotrichite7.CB.85FeAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
Jarosite7.BC.10KFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Magnesioaubertite7.DB.05(Mg,Cu)Al(SO4)2Cl · 14H2O
Magnesiocopiapite7.DB.35MgFe3+4(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O
Natrojarosite7.BC.10NaFe3(SO4)2(OH)6
Parabutlerite7.DC.10Fe3+(SO4)(OH) · 2H2O
Pickeringite7.CB.85MgAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
Quenstedtite7.CB.65Fe2(SO4)3 · 11H2O
Sideronatrite7.DF.20Na2Fe(SO4)2(OH) · 3H2O
Szomolnokite7.CB.05FeSO4 · H2O
Voltaite7.CC.25K2Fe2+5Fe3+3Al(SO4)12 · 18H2O
Xitieshanite7.DC.20Fe3+(SO4)Cl · 6H2O
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Destinezite8.DB.05Fe3+2(PO4)(SO4)(OH) · 6H2O

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Semi-metals and non-metals
Sulphur1.3.5.1S8
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Covellite2.8.12.1CuS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Molybdenite2.12.10.1MoS2
Group 10 - OXYHALIDES AND HYDROXYHALIDES
A2(O,OH)3Xq
Atacamite10.1.1.1Cu2(OH)3Cl
Group 29 - HYDRATED ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AmBn(XO4)p·xH2O, with (m+n):p < 3:2 and > 1:1
Ferrinatrite29.4.4.1Na3Fe(SO4)3 · 3H2O
AXO4·xH2O
Gypsum29.6.3.1CaSO4 · 2H2O
Szomolnokite29.6.2.2FeSO4 · H2O
AB2(XO4)4·H2O
Halotrichite29.7.3.2FeAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
Pickeringite29.7.3.1MgAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
A2(XO4)3·H2O
Alunogen29.8.6.1Al2(SO4)3 · 17H2O
Quenstedtite29.8.5.1Fe2(SO4)3 · 11H2O
Miscellaneous
Voltaite29.9.1.1K2Fe2+5Fe3+3Al(SO4)12 · 18H2O
Group 30 - ANHYDROUS SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)2(XO4)Zq
Jarosite30.2.5.1KFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Group 31 - HYDRATED SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)3(XO4)2Zq·xH2O
Sideronatrite31.8.3.1Na2Fe(SO4)2(OH) · 3H2O
(AB)(XO4)Zq·xH2O
Aubertite31.9.8.1CuAl(SO4)2Cl · 14H2O
Botryogen31.9.6.1MgFe3+(SO4)2(OH) · 7H2O
Butlerite31.9.1.1Fe3+(SO4)(OH) · 2H2O
Magnesioaubertite31.9.8.3(Mg,Cu)Al(SO4)2Cl · 14H2O
Parabutlerite31.9.2.1Fe3+(SO4)(OH) · 2H2O
Xitieshanite31.9.6.3Fe3+(SO4)Cl · 6H2O
Miscellaneous
Copiapite31.10.5.1Fe2+Fe3+4(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O
Magnesiocopiapite31.10.5.2MgFe3+4(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Destinezite-Fe3+2(PO4)(SO4)(OH) · 6H2O
Natrojarosite-NaFe3(SO4)2(OH)6

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H BotryogenMgFe3+(SO4)2(OH) · 7H2O
H SzomolnokiteFeSO4 · H2O
H AubertiteCuAl(SO4)2Cl · 14H2O
H GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
H AtacamiteCu2(OH)3Cl
H AlunogenAl2(SO4)3 · 17H2O
H DestineziteFe23+(PO4)(SO4)(OH) · 6H2O
H MagnesiocopiapiteMgFe43+(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O
H NatrojarositeNaFe3(SO4)2(OH)6
H PickeringiteMgAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
H ButleriteFe3+(SO4)(OH) · 2H2O
H FerrinatriteNa3Fe(SO4)3 · 3H2O
H ParabutleriteFe3+(SO4)(OH) · 2H2O
H SideronatriteNa2Fe(SO4)2(OH) · 3H2O
H VoltaiteK2Fe52+Fe33+Al(SO4)12 · 18H2O
H CopiapiteFe2+Fe43+(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O
H HalotrichiteFeAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
H JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
H Magnesioaubertite(Mg,Cu)Al(SO4)2Cl · 14H2O
H XitieshaniteFe3+(SO4)Cl · 6H2O
H QuenstedtiteFe2(SO4)3 · 11H2O
OOxygen
O BotryogenMgFe3+(SO4)2(OH) · 7H2O
O SzomolnokiteFeSO4 · H2O
O AubertiteCuAl(SO4)2Cl · 14H2O
O GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
O AtacamiteCu2(OH)3Cl
O AlunogenAl2(SO4)3 · 17H2O
O DestineziteFe23+(PO4)(SO4)(OH) · 6H2O
O MagnesiocopiapiteMgFe43+(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O
O NatrojarositeNaFe3(SO4)2(OH)6
O PickeringiteMgAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
O ButleriteFe3+(SO4)(OH) · 2H2O
O FerrinatriteNa3Fe(SO4)3 · 3H2O
O ParabutleriteFe3+(SO4)(OH) · 2H2O
O SideronatriteNa2Fe(SO4)2(OH) · 3H2O
O VoltaiteK2Fe52+Fe33+Al(SO4)12 · 18H2O
O CopiapiteFe2+Fe43+(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O
O HalotrichiteFeAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
O JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
O Magnesioaubertite(Mg,Cu)Al(SO4)2Cl · 14H2O
O XitieshaniteFe3+(SO4)Cl · 6H2O
O QuenstedtiteFe2(SO4)3 · 11H2O
NaSodium
Na NatrojarositeNaFe3(SO4)2(OH)6
Na FerrinatriteNa3Fe(SO4)3 · 3H2O
Na SideronatriteNa2Fe(SO4)2(OH) · 3H2O
MgMagnesium
Mg BotryogenMgFe3+(SO4)2(OH) · 7H2O
Mg MagnesiocopiapiteMgFe43+(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O
Mg PickeringiteMgAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
Mg Magnesioaubertite(Mg,Cu)Al(SO4)2Cl · 14H2O
AlAluminium
Al AubertiteCuAl(SO4)2Cl · 14H2O
Al AlunogenAl2(SO4)3 · 17H2O
Al PickeringiteMgAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
Al VoltaiteK2Fe52+Fe33+Al(SO4)12 · 18H2O
Al HalotrichiteFeAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
Al Magnesioaubertite(Mg,Cu)Al(SO4)2Cl · 14H2O
PPhosphorus
P DestineziteFe23+(PO4)(SO4)(OH) · 6H2O
SSulfur
S BotryogenMgFe3+(SO4)2(OH) · 7H2O
S SzomolnokiteFeSO4 · H2O
S SulphurS8
S AubertiteCuAl(SO4)2Cl · 14H2O
S GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
S AlunogenAl2(SO4)3 · 17H2O
S DestineziteFe23+(PO4)(SO4)(OH) · 6H2O
S MagnesiocopiapiteMgFe43+(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O
S NatrojarositeNaFe3(SO4)2(OH)6
S PickeringiteMgAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
S ButleriteFe3+(SO4)(OH) · 2H2O
S FerrinatriteNa3Fe(SO4)3 · 3H2O
S ParabutleriteFe3+(SO4)(OH) · 2H2O
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S MolybdeniteMoS2
S SideronatriteNa2Fe(SO4)2(OH) · 3H2O
S VoltaiteK2Fe52+Fe33+Al(SO4)12 · 18H2O
S CopiapiteFe2+Fe43+(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O
S HalotrichiteFeAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
S CovelliteCuS
S JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
S Magnesioaubertite(Mg,Cu)Al(SO4)2Cl · 14H2O
S XitieshaniteFe3+(SO4)Cl · 6H2O
S QuenstedtiteFe2(SO4)3 · 11H2O
ClChlorine
Cl AubertiteCuAl(SO4)2Cl · 14H2O
Cl AtacamiteCu2(OH)3Cl
Cl Magnesioaubertite(Mg,Cu)Al(SO4)2Cl · 14H2O
Cl XitieshaniteFe3+(SO4)Cl · 6H2O
KPotassium
K VoltaiteK2Fe52+Fe33+Al(SO4)12 · 18H2O
K JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
CaCalcium
Ca GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
FeIron
Fe BotryogenMgFe3+(SO4)2(OH) · 7H2O
Fe SzomolnokiteFeSO4 · H2O
Fe DestineziteFe23+(PO4)(SO4)(OH) · 6H2O
Fe MagnesiocopiapiteMgFe43+(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O
Fe NatrojarositeNaFe3(SO4)2(OH)6
Fe ButleriteFe3+(SO4)(OH) · 2H2O
Fe FerrinatriteNa3Fe(SO4)3 · 3H2O
Fe ParabutleriteFe3+(SO4)(OH) · 2H2O
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe SideronatriteNa2Fe(SO4)2(OH) · 3H2O
Fe VoltaiteK2Fe52+Fe33+Al(SO4)12 · 18H2O
Fe CopiapiteFe2+Fe43+(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O
Fe HalotrichiteFeAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
Fe JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Fe XitieshaniteFe3+(SO4)Cl · 6H2O
Fe QuenstedtiteFe2(SO4)3 · 11H2O
CuCopper
Cu AubertiteCuAl(SO4)2Cl · 14H2O
Cu AtacamiteCu2(OH)3Cl
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu CovelliteCuS
MoMolybdenum
Mo MolybdeniteMoS2

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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Tertiary - Jurassic
2.588 - 201.3 Ma



ID: 3186158
Mesozoic-Cenozoic intrusive rocks

Age: Phanerozoic (2.588 - 201.3 Ma)

Lithology: Intrusive igneous 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]

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