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Cortaderas Zone, Pirquitas Ag-Sn Deposit, Rinconada Department, Jujuy, Argentinai
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Pirquitas Ag-Sn DepositDeposit
Rinconada DepartmentDepartment
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 22° 41' 20'' South , 66° 32' 30'' West (est.)
Margin of Error:~0km
Köppen climate type:ET : Tundra


Breccia 500m north of the main pit.

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

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23 valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

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Detailed Mineral List:

Arsenopyrite
Formula: FeAsS
Reference: Slater, E. T. (2016). The Cortaderas Zone, Pirquitas Mine, NW Argentina: An Example of Miocene Epithermal Ag-Zn-Pb-Sn Mineralization in the Andean Tin Belt (Masters thesis, Laurentian University of Sudbury).
Boulangerite
Formula: Pb5Sb4S11
Reference: Slater, E. T. (2016). The Cortaderas Zone, Pirquitas Mine, NW Argentina: An Example of Miocene Epithermal Ag-Zn-Pb-Sn Mineralization in the Andean Tin Belt (Masters thesis, Laurentian University of Sudbury).
Canfieldite
Formula: Ag8SnS6
Reference: Slater, E. T. (2016). The Cortaderas Zone, Pirquitas Mine, NW Argentina: An Example of Miocene Epithermal Ag-Zn-Pb-Sn Mineralization in the Andean Tin Belt (Masters thesis, Laurentian University of Sudbury).
Cassiterite
Formula: SnO2
Reference: Slater, E. T. (2016). The Cortaderas Zone, Pirquitas Mine, NW Argentina: An Example of Miocene Epithermal Ag-Zn-Pb-Sn Mineralization in the Andean Tin Belt (Masters thesis, Laurentian University of Sudbury).
'Clays'
Reference: Slater, E. T. (2016). The Cortaderas Zone, Pirquitas Mine, NW Argentina: An Example of Miocene Epithermal Ag-Zn-Pb-Sn Mineralization in the Andean Tin Belt (Masters thesis, Laurentian University of Sudbury).
Dickite
Formula: Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Reference: Slater, E. T. (2016). The Cortaderas Zone, Pirquitas Mine, NW Argentina: An Example of Miocene Epithermal Ag-Zn-Pb-Sn Mineralization in the Andean Tin Belt (Masters thesis, Laurentian University of Sudbury).
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: Slater, E. T. (2016). The Cortaderas Zone, Pirquitas Mine, NW Argentina: An Example of Miocene Epithermal Ag-Zn-Pb-Sn Mineralization in the Andean Tin Belt (Masters thesis, Laurentian University of Sudbury).
Goyazite
Formula: SrAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
Reference: Slater, E. T. (2016). The Cortaderas Zone, Pirquitas Mine, NW Argentina: An Example of Miocene Epithermal Ag-Zn-Pb-Sn Mineralization in the Andean Tin Belt (Masters thesis, Laurentian University of Sudbury).
Hocartite
Formula: Ag2(Fe2+,Zn)SnS4
Reference: Slater, E. T. (2016). The Cortaderas Zone, Pirquitas Mine, NW Argentina: An Example of Miocene Epithermal Ag-Zn-Pb-Sn Mineralization in the Andean Tin Belt (Masters thesis, Laurentian University of Sudbury).
Jordanite
Formula: Pb14(As,Sb)6S23
Reference: Slater, E. T. (2016). The Cortaderas Zone, Pirquitas Mine, NW Argentina: An Example of Miocene Epithermal Ag-Zn-Pb-Sn Mineralization in the Andean Tin Belt (Masters thesis, Laurentian University of Sudbury).
Kaolinite
Formula: Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Reference: Slater, E. T. (2016). The Cortaderas Zone, Pirquitas Mine, NW Argentina: An Example of Miocene Epithermal Ag-Zn-Pb-Sn Mineralization in the Andean Tin Belt (Masters thesis, Laurentian University of Sudbury).
Kësterite
Formula: Cu2ZnSnS4
Reference: Slater, E. T. (2016). The Cortaderas Zone, Pirquitas Mine, NW Argentina: An Example of Miocene Epithermal Ag-Zn-Pb-Sn Mineralization in the Andean Tin Belt (Masters thesis, Laurentian University of Sudbury).
Marcasite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Slater, E. T. (2016). The Cortaderas Zone, Pirquitas Mine, NW Argentina: An Example of Miocene Epithermal Ag-Zn-Pb-Sn Mineralization in the Andean Tin Belt (Masters thesis, Laurentian University of Sudbury).
Miargyrite
Formula: AgSbS2
Reference: Slater, E. T. (2016). The Cortaderas Zone, Pirquitas Mine, NW Argentina: An Example of Miocene Epithermal Ag-Zn-Pb-Sn Mineralization in the Andean Tin Belt (Masters thesis, Laurentian University of Sudbury).
Pavonite
Formula: AgBi3S5
Reference: Slater, E. T. (2016). The Cortaderas Zone, Pirquitas Mine, NW Argentina: An Example of Miocene Epithermal Ag-Zn-Pb-Sn Mineralization in the Andean Tin Belt (Masters thesis, Laurentian University of Sudbury).
Pirquitasite
Formula: Ag2ZnSnS4
Reference: Slater, E. T. (2016). The Cortaderas Zone, Pirquitas Mine, NW Argentina: An Example of Miocene Epithermal Ag-Zn-Pb-Sn Mineralization in the Andean Tin Belt (Masters thesis, Laurentian University of Sudbury).
Proustite
Formula: Ag3AsS3
Reference: Slater, E. T. (2016). The Cortaderas Zone, Pirquitas Mine, NW Argentina: An Example of Miocene Epithermal Ag-Zn-Pb-Sn Mineralization in the Andean Tin Belt (Masters thesis, Laurentian University of Sudbury).
Pyrargyrite
Formula: Ag3SbS3
Reference: Slater, E. T. (2016). The Cortaderas Zone, Pirquitas Mine, NW Argentina: An Example of Miocene Epithermal Ag-Zn-Pb-Sn Mineralization in the Andean Tin Belt (Masters thesis, Laurentian University of Sudbury).
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Slater, E. T. (2016). The Cortaderas Zone, Pirquitas Mine, NW Argentina: An Example of Miocene Epithermal Ag-Zn-Pb-Sn Mineralization in the Andean Tin Belt (Masters thesis, Laurentian University of Sudbury).
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Slater, E. T. (2016). The Cortaderas Zone, Pirquitas Mine, NW Argentina: An Example of Miocene Epithermal Ag-Zn-Pb-Sn Mineralization in the Andean Tin Belt (Masters thesis, Laurentian University of Sudbury).
Siderite
Formula: FeCO3
Reference: Slater, E. T. (2016). The Cortaderas Zone, Pirquitas Mine, NW Argentina: An Example of Miocene Epithermal Ag-Zn-Pb-Sn Mineralization in the Andean Tin Belt (Masters thesis, Laurentian University of Sudbury).
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: Slater, E. T. (2016). The Cortaderas Zone, Pirquitas Mine, NW Argentina: An Example of Miocene Epithermal Ag-Zn-Pb-Sn Mineralization in the Andean Tin Belt (Masters thesis, Laurentian University of Sudbury).
Stannite
Formula: Cu2FeSnS4
Reference: Slater, E. T. (2016). The Cortaderas Zone, Pirquitas Mine, NW Argentina: An Example of Miocene Epithermal Ag-Zn-Pb-Sn Mineralization in the Andean Tin Belt (Masters thesis, Laurentian University of Sudbury).
Tetrahedrite
Formula: Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Reference: Slater, E. T. (2016). The Cortaderas Zone, Pirquitas Mine, NW Argentina: An Example of Miocene Epithermal Ag-Zn-Pb-Sn Mineralization in the Andean Tin Belt (Masters thesis, Laurentian University of Sudbury).
Tetrahedrite var: Argentian Tetrahedrite
Formula: (Cu,Ag)6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Reference: Slater, E. T. (2016). The Cortaderas Zone, Pirquitas Mine, NW Argentina: An Example of Miocene Epithermal Ag-Zn-Pb-Sn Mineralization in the Andean Tin Belt (Masters thesis, Laurentian University of Sudbury).

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Arsenopyrite2.EB.20FeAsS
Boulangerite2.HC.15Pb5Sb4S11
Canfieldite2.BA.70Ag8SnS6
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Hocartite2.CB.15aAg2(Fe2+,Zn)SnS4
Jordanite2.JB.30aPb14(As,Sb)6S23
Kësterite 2.CB.15aCu2ZnSnS4
Marcasite2.EB.10aFeS2
Miargyrite2.HA.10AgSbS2
Pavonite2.JA.05aAgBi3S5
Pirquitasite2.CB.15aAg2ZnSnS4
Proustite2.GA.05Ag3AsS3
Pyrargyrite2.GA.05Ag3SbS3
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Stannite2.CB.15aCu2FeSnS4
Tetrahedrite2.GB.05Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
var: Argentian Tetrahedrite2.GB.05(Cu,Ag)6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Cassiterite4.DB.05SnO2
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Siderite5.AB.05FeCO3
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Goyazite8.BL.10SrAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
Group 9 - Silicates
Dickite9.ED.05Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Kaolinite9.ED.05Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Clays'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 3:2
Canfieldite2.5.6.2Ag8SnS6
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Hocartite2.9.2.6Ag2(Fe2+,Zn)SnS4
Kësterite 2.9.2.9Cu2ZnSnS4
Pirquitasite2.9.2.7Ag2ZnSnS4
Stannite2.9.2.1Cu2FeSnS4
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Arsenopyrite2.12.4.1FeAsS
Marcasite2.12.2.1FeS2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 3 - SULFOSALTS
3 <ø < 4
Jordanite3.3.1.1Pb14(As,Sb)6S23
Tetrahedrite3.3.6.1Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
ø = 3
Proustite3.4.1.1Ag3AsS3
Pyrargyrite3.4.1.2Ag3SbS3
2.5 < ø < 3
Boulangerite3.5.2.1Pb5Sb4S11
ø = 2
Miargyrite3.7.3.2AgSbS2
1 < ø < 2
Pavonite3.8.10.1AgBi3S5
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
AX2
Cassiterite4.4.1.5SnO2
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Siderite14.1.1.3FeCO3
Group 42 - HYDRATED PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)2(XO4)Zq·xH2O
Goyazite42.7.3.3SrAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 1:1 layers
Dickite71.1.1.1Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Clays'-
Kaolinite-Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Tetrahedrite
var: Argentian Tetrahedrite
-(Cu,Ag)6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H DickiteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
H GoyaziteSrAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
H KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
CCarbon
C SideriteFeCO3
OOxygen
O CassiteriteSnO2
O DickiteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
O GoyaziteSrAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
O KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
O QuartzSiO2
O SideriteFeCO3
AlAluminium
Al DickiteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Al GoyaziteSrAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
Al KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
SiSilicon
Si DickiteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Si KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Si QuartzSiO2
PPhosphorus
P GoyaziteSrAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
SSulfur
S Tetrahedrite (var: Argentian Tetrahedrite)(Cu,Ag)6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
S ArsenopyriteFeAsS
S BoulangeritePb5Sb4S11
S CanfielditeAg8SnS6
S GalenaPbS
S HocartiteAg2(Fe2+,Zn)SnS4
S JordanitePb14(As,Sb)6S23
S Kësterite Cu2ZnSnS4
S MarcasiteFeS2
S MiargyriteAgSbS2
S PavoniteAgBi3S5
S PirquitasiteAg2ZnSnS4
S ProustiteAg3AsS3
S PyrargyriteAg3SbS3
S PyriteFeS2
S SphaleriteZnS
S StanniteCu2FeSnS4
S TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
FeIron
Fe Tetrahedrite (var: Argentian Tetrahedrite)(Cu,Ag)6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Fe ArsenopyriteFeAsS
Fe HocartiteAg2(Fe2+,Zn)SnS4
Fe MarcasiteFeS2
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe SideriteFeCO3
Fe StanniteCu2FeSnS4
Fe TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
CuCopper
Cu Tetrahedrite (var: Argentian Tetrahedrite)(Cu,Ag)6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Cu Kësterite Cu2ZnSnS4
Cu StanniteCu2FeSnS4
Cu TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
ZnZinc
Zn Tetrahedrite (var: Argentian Tetrahedrite)(Cu,Ag)6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Zn Kësterite Cu2ZnSnS4
Zn PirquitasiteAg2ZnSnS4
Zn SphaleriteZnS
Zn TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
AsArsenic
As ArsenopyriteFeAsS
As JordanitePb14(As,Sb)6S23
As ProustiteAg3AsS3
SrStrontium
Sr GoyaziteSrAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
AgSilver
Ag Tetrahedrite (var: Argentian Tetrahedrite)(Cu,Ag)6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Ag CanfielditeAg8SnS6
Ag HocartiteAg2(Fe2+,Zn)SnS4
Ag MiargyriteAgSbS2
Ag PavoniteAgBi3S5
Ag PirquitasiteAg2ZnSnS4
Ag ProustiteAg3AsS3
Ag PyrargyriteAg3SbS3
SnTin
Sn CanfielditeAg8SnS6
Sn CassiteriteSnO2
Sn HocartiteAg2(Fe2+,Zn)SnS4
Sn Kësterite Cu2ZnSnS4
Sn PirquitasiteAg2ZnSnS4
Sn StanniteCu2FeSnS4
SbAntimony
Sb Tetrahedrite (var: Argentian Tetrahedrite)(Cu,Ag)6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Sb BoulangeritePb5Sb4S11
Sb JordanitePb14(As,Sb)6S23
Sb MiargyriteAgSbS2
Sb PyrargyriteAg3SbS3
Sb TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
PbLead
Pb BoulangeritePb5Sb4S11
Pb GalenaPbS
Pb JordanitePb14(As,Sb)6S23
BiBismuth
Bi PavoniteAgBi3S5

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