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San Pablo Mine (Carmen Mine), Cerro La Joya, La Joya district, Cercado Province, Oruro, Boliviai
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San Pablo Mine (Carmen Mine)Mine
Cerro La JoyaMountain
La Joya districtDistrict
Cercado ProvinceProvince
OruroDepartment
BoliviaCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 17° 46' 50'' South , 67° 30' 19'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -17.78056,-67.50528
GeoHash:G#: 6kzfzghhv
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:BSk : Cold semi-arid (steppe) climate


Gold prospects on a small mountain of Devonian slate, shale and siltstone intruded by dacite or propylitized granodiorite porphyry, north of Oruro city. Includes: San Pablo mine, Aviadora vein, Carmen vein, Maruja vein, Susana vein.

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


23 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Anglesite
Formula: PbSO4
Reference: Dr. Fritz Berndt, unpublished analyses
Ankerite
Formula: Ca(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Reference: Salomon Rivas y Federico Ahlfeld (1998) Los Minerales de Bolivia y sus Parajes. (Santa Cruz)
Arsenopyrite
Formula: FeAsS
Reference: Ahlfeld, F. (1955): Las Especies Minerales de Bolivia; Econ Geol (1993) 88:701-708
Baryte
Formula: BaSO4
Reference: Salomon Rivas y Federico Ahlfeld (1998) Los Minerales de Bolivia y sus Parajes. (Santa Cruz); Econ Geol (1993) 88:701-708
Bismuth
Formula: Bi
Reference: USGS Bulletin # 1975
Bismuthinite
Formula: Bi2S3
Reference: Salomon Rivas y Federico Ahlfeld (1998) Los Minerales de Bolivia y sus Parajes. (Santa Cruz)
Boulangerite
Formula: Pb5Sb4S11
Reference: Salomon Rivas y Federico Ahlfeld (1998) Los Minerales de Bolivia y sus Parajes. (Santa Cruz)
Chalcocite
Formula: Cu2S
Reference: Ahlfeld, F. (1955): Las Especies Minerales de Bolivia; Econ Geol (1993) 88:701-708
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: USGS Bulletin # 1975; Econ Geol (1993) 88:701-708
Covellite
Formula: CuS
Reference: USGS Bulletin # 1975
'Electrum'
Formula: (Au, Ag)
Reference: USGS Bulletin # 1975
Enargite
Formula: Cu3AsS4
Reference: Ahlfeld, F. (1955): Las Especies Minerales de Bolivia
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: Ahlfeld, F. (1955): Las Especies Minerales de Bolivia; Econ Geol (1993) 88:701-708
Gold
Formula: Au
Reference: Ahlfeld, F. (1955): Las Especies Minerales de Bolivia; Econ Geol (1993) 88:701-708
Jamesonite
Formula: Pb4FeSb6S14
Reference: Ahlfeld, F. (1955): Las Especies Minerales de Bolivia
Jarosite
Formula: KFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Reference: Ahlfeld, F. (1955): Las Especies Minerales de Bolivia
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Ahlfeld, F. (1955): Las Especies Minerales de Bolivia; Econ Geol (1993) 88:701-708
Pyrrhotite
Formula: Fe7S8
Reference: Salomon Rivas y Federico Ahlfeld (1998) Los Minerales de Bolivia y sus Parajes. (Santa Cruz)
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Ahlfeld, F. (1955): Las Especies Minerales de Bolivia; Econ Geol (1993) 88:701-708
Rhodochrosite
Formula: MnCO3
Reference: Ahlfeld, F. (1955): Las Especies Minerales de Bolivia
Scorodite
Formula: Fe3+AsO4 · 2H2O
Reference: Salomon Rivas y Federico Ahlfeld (1998) Los Minerales de Bolivia y sus Parajes. (Santa Cruz)
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: Ahlfeld, F. (1955): Las Especies Minerales de Bolivia; Econ Geol (1993) 88:701-708
Tennantite
Formula: Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]As4S13
Reference: Ahlfeld, F. (1955): Las Especies Minerales de Bolivia
Tetrahedrite
Formula: Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Reference: Salomon Rivas y Federico Ahlfeld (1998) Los Minerales de Bolivia y sus Parajes. (Santa Cruz); Econ Geol (1993) 88:701-708
'Tourmaline'
Formula: A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
Reference: Salomon Rivas y Federico Ahlfeld (1998) Los Minerales de Bolivia y sus Parajes. (Santa Cruz)
'Wolframite'
Formula: (Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4
Reference: Ahlfeld, F. (1955): Las Especies Minerales de Bolivia; Econ Geol (1993) 88:701-708

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
'Bismuth'1.CA.05Bi
'Electrum'1.AA.05(Au, Ag)
'Gold'1.AA.05Au
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
'Arsenopyrite'2.EB.20FeAsS
'Bismuthinite'2.DB.05Bi2S3
'Boulangerite'2.HC.15Pb5Sb4S11
'Chalcocite'2.BA.05Cu2S
'Chalcopyrite'2.CB.10aCuFeS2
'Covellite'2.CA.05aCuS
'Enargite'2.KA.05Cu3AsS4
'Galena'2.CD.10PbS
'Jamesonite'2.HB.15Pb4FeSb6S14
'Pyrite'2.EB.05aFeS2
'Pyrrhotite'2.CC.10Fe7S8
'Sphalerite'2.CB.05aZnS
'Tennantite'2.GB.05Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]As4S13
'Tetrahedrite'2.GB.05Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
'Quartz'4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
'Ankerite'5.AB.10Ca(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
'Rhodochrosite'5.AB.05MnCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
'Anglesite'7.AD.35PbSO4
'Baryte'7.AD.35BaSO4
'Jarosite'7.BC.10KFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
'Scorodite'8.CD.10Fe3+AsO4 · 2H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Tourmaline'-A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
'Wolframite'-(Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Metals, other than the Platinum Group
Gold1.1.1.1Au
Semi-metals and non-metals
Bismuth1.3.1.4Bi
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:1
Chalcocite2.4.7.1Cu2S
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Covellite2.8.12.1CuS
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Pyrrhotite2.8.10.1Fe7S8
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:3
Bismuthinite2.11.2.3Bi2S3
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Arsenopyrite2.12.4.1FeAsS
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 3 - SULFOSALTS
ø = 4
Enargite3.2.1.1Cu3AsS4
3 <ø < 4
Tennantite3.3.6.2Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]As4S13
Tetrahedrite3.3.6.1Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
2.5 < ø < 3
Boulangerite3.5.2.1Pb5Sb4S11
2 < ø < 2.49
Jamesonite3.6.7.1Pb4FeSb6S14
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Rhodochrosite14.1.1.4MnCO3
AB(XO3)2
Ankerite14.2.1.2Ca(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Anglesite28.3.1.3PbSO4
Baryte28.3.1.1BaSO4
Group 30 - ANHYDROUS SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)2(XO4)Zq
Jarosite30.2.5.1KFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Group 40 - HYDRATED NORMAL PHOSPHATES,ARSENATES AND VANADATES
(AB)5(XO4)2·xH2O
Scorodite40.4.1.3Fe3+AsO4 · 2H2O
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Electrum'-(Au, Ag)
'Tourmaline'-A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
'Wolframite'-(Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
H ScoroditeFe3+AsO4 · 2H2O
BBoron
B TourmalineA(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
CCarbon
C AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
C RhodochrositeMnCO3
OOxygen
O AnglesitePbSO4
O AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
O BaryteBaSO4
O JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
O QuartzSiO2
O RhodochrositeMnCO3
O ScoroditeFe3+AsO4 · 2H2O
O TourmalineA(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
O Wolframite(Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4
MgMagnesium
Mg AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
SSulfur
S AnglesitePbSO4
S ArsenopyriteFeAsS
S BaryteBaSO4
S BismuthiniteBi2S3
S BoulangeritePb5Sb4S11
S ChalcociteCu2S
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S CovelliteCuS
S EnargiteCu3AsS4
S GalenaPbS
S JamesonitePb4FeSb6S14
S JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
S PyriteFeS2
S PyrrhotiteFe7S8
S SphaleriteZnS
S TennantiteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]As4S13
S TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
KPotassium
K JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
CaCalcium
Ca AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
MnManganese
Mn RhodochrositeMnCO3
Mn Wolframite(Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4
FeIron
Fe AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Fe ArsenopyriteFeAsS
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe JamesonitePb4FeSb6S14
Fe JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe PyrrhotiteFe7S8
Fe ScoroditeFe3+AsO4 · 2H2O
Fe TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Fe Wolframite(Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4
CuCopper
Cu ChalcociteCu2S
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu CovelliteCuS
Cu EnargiteCu3AsS4
Cu TennantiteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]As4S13
Cu TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
Zn TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
AsArsenic
As ArsenopyriteFeAsS
As EnargiteCu3AsS4
As ScoroditeFe3+AsO4 · 2H2O
As TennantiteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]As4S13
AgSilver
Ag Electrum(Au, Ag)
SbAntimony
Sb BoulangeritePb5Sb4S11
Sb JamesonitePb4FeSb6S14
Sb TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
BaBarium
Ba BaryteBaSO4
WTungsten
W Wolframite(Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4
AuGold
Au Electrum(Au, Ag)
Au GoldAu
PbLead
Pb AnglesitePbSO4
Pb BoulangeritePb5Sb4S11
Pb GalenaPbS
Pb JamesonitePb4FeSb6S14
BiBismuth
Bi BismuthBi
Bi BismuthiniteBi2S3

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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Quaternary
0 - 2.588 Ma



ID: 3186155
Cenozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Pleistocene (0 - 2.588 Ma)

Lithology: Sedimentary 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]

Data and map coding provided by Macrostrat.org, used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License


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